Monday, March 19, 2018

Review: How It Happened by Michael Koryta

How It Happened

Whoa! What a fun ride How It Happened was. I am familiar with Michael Koryta's writing and I haven't been disappointed yet. The depth that Koryta goes into with regards to character development is top-notch for a suspense thriller such as How It Happened.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Review: One House Over by Mary Monroe

One House Over by Mary Monroe

Where should I begin with One House Over by Mary Monroe? Based on the star rating I've given, there's obviously somewhere to start... It's just whether it should be with the good or the bad.

So let's just start at the beginning...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Review: The Parking Lot Attendant by Nafkote Tamirat

The Parking Lot Attendant by Nafkote Tamirat

The Parking Lot Attendant by Nafkote Tamirat was captivating from page one. We're introduced to our narrator whose story begins on an undisclosed island where it's clear she and her father might be outcasts of sorts. This unnamed island has become home to the narrator and her father along with other Ethiopians that believed in Ayale.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Review: The First Family by Michael & Daniel Palmer

The First Family

When Netgalley notified me my wish had come true to receive an advance readers copy of The First Family by Michael and Daniel Palmer, I was quite happy (to say the least). I've read books by the father/son duo independently of each other, but I have never had the pleasure of reading a title written by the two of them. Both authors are favorites of mine. The way they compose their medical thrillers always grabs my attention and barely lets up the whole ride through.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Review: The Boat People by Sharon Bala

The Boat People by Sharon Bala

The Boat People by Sharon Bala might best be reviewed after tonight's State of the Union address... The Boat People tells the story of immigration from three different viewpoints... VERY different viewpoints. There's no denying the political message behind this read, but instead of focusing there, I'll begin with a good ol' simple review. 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Review:The Crossing by Jason Mott

The Crossing by Jason Mott

Jason Mott has done it again with another captivating read, The Crossing, set in a dystopian world where a disease has eaten at the human race by rendering those affected forever sleep. That's right. I know we all have had a moment where we wonder if we go to sleep, will we wake again. This title is along the same lines of The Returned in terms of the matters in life and death, except the focus here is the other end of the spectrum where those who are healthy just die in their sleep, never to return.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Review: Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley

Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley

Since this is not my first roll in the hay with Mr. Walter Mosley's writing I expected exactly what I got. What I got was a gritty, police procedural of an ex-detective, Joe King Oliver, making his way in life as a Private Investigator on the mean streets of Brooklyn. Let's refer to him as King from now on.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Review:Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

Surprise Me

When I was asked to read and review Sophie Kinsella's Surprise Me, I was bouncing off the walls with excitement. I loved The Undomestic Goddess and Confessions of a Shopaholic. Both novels featured a charmingly befuddled British female lead that begs the average woman to root for. Sure, I know they're a tad bit aloof, but it's cute. I'm no feminist so I can appreciate these characters for what and who they are: Fun!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Sing, Unburied Sing… What a beautifully written story of a family that I wanted to last much longer than the pages allowed. I was almost sad this one had to come to an end. I read much of this novel with anticipating the worse to come as Jojo travels with his mother, Leonie, to pick up his father, Michael, from Parchman Prison. Not only was I nervous for Jojo, but also the family left behind in wait, his grandparents.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Reviews:The Hush by John Hart

The Hush by John HartTo say that I was just plain ol' excited to see on Netgalley that John Hart had new material, then have the good fortune of being given the opportunity to read and review that new treasure would be a gross understatement. The Hush was calling my name for a while but I wanted to read it closer to the release date and especially when I had the time to dive in. I've had the pleasure of being acquainted with Hart's work and I can honestly say I've never been let down... until now... but only kinda, sorta, if that makes sense.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Review: Poison by John Lescroart

Poison: A Novel (Dismas Hardy, #17)

Poison is the 17th installment of the Dismas Hardy series. I've been a fan of Hardy series for a while, and although Poison is entertaining enough, I didn't feel John Lescroart included the thrilling suspense I've come accustomed to in his other titles.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Review:The Wife Between Us by Hendricks/Pekkanen

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks


What did I just read?

I like to think of myself as a mystery thriller sleuth who's able to see the ending of most mystery novels a good mile and a half away. Well, Greer Hendricks and co author Sarah Pekkanen put my detective skills to the test with The Wife Between Us and I'm reeling at how they were able to get me. You clever, clever women...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Review: Unsub by Meg Gardiner

UNSUB by Meg Gardiner

Meg Gardiner has done it again. Unsub follows Caitlin Hendrix as she attempts to pick up where her father left-off (and failed), 20 years earlier in apprehending a serial killer that has the entire Bay Area on edge with fear. 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Review: Artemis by Andy Weir

Artemis by Andy Weir

When I found out Andy Weir had written another novel and I was granted the opportunity to read and review it, I was bouncing off the walls with excitement. Artemis was my chance to finally become acquainted with the author who was responsible for the explosively successful novel turned movie (starring Matt Damon), The Martian. So, The Martian has been waiting for me (patiently) to read in my Kindle as well as to watch on Demand. Suffice it to say, I've been hoping to become one of Weir's many fans.

Am I one of those fans after reading Artemis? Ummm... that remains to be seen.