Strangers

Ursula is a thief. Alice is a victim. Gareth is a loser. Strangers is all three of their stories and how they will eventually become entangled. The beginning of Strangers was rather slow as we see each of the three characters’ lives from their own point-of-view. It takes about halfContinue Reading

Dead in the Doorway

Whitney and her cousin Buck are house flippers. One morning, Whitney can’t open the front door of their most recent flip. After entering through the garage, Whitney finds a body Dead in the Doorway. She also finds the former owner’s grandson, Dakota, squatting in the house. Dakota identifies the bodyContinue Reading

After She Wrote Him

After She Wrote Him is the wildly inventive tale of two writers writing about each other. But which one is fictional? “‘It’s an exploration of an author’s relationship with her protagonist, an examination of the tenuous line between belief and reality, imagination and self, and what happens when that lineContinue Reading

Young Guns

Esports are coming. If you’re a Millennial, especially a male Millennial, they are already here. The Young Guns of the title are not just the gaming players but also the Silicon Valley titans starting and financing an entirely different type of esport league in 2016. Traditional sports like the NFLContinue Reading

Buy the Avocado Toast

Instead of telling graduates to scrimp and save to pay off their student debt, Buy the Avocado Toast takes a unique approach. Don’t cut your expenses, raise your income. Luckily, it backs up its theory with concrete ways to do just that. From saving on taxes by working overseas toContinue Reading

Darkness We Hide

Within the first chapter, the author explains what happened in the prior two books in this series. It’s a humdinger! Rowan and her family’s lives have been intertwined with infamous serial killer, Julian Addington, and his family for literally decades. Her mother had a “relationship” with him. Not to mentionContinue Reading

Hex

Nell has lost her post at Columbia University studying poisonous plants. One of her students had stupidly died. Hex is what happens next to Nell. Nothing much happens as far as a plot. However, the language is beautiful like a 18th century novel. To be honest, I always feel likeContinue Reading

Flowers for the Dead

At seventeen, Linn is viciously raped within her own isolated home. Nineteen years later, Linn is finally seeking her rapist by moving back to that, now vacant, house. Initially, her attacker was thought to be a stranger. However, Linn’s memory of that night is slowly returning. Thanks to a specialContinue Reading

This is Chance

On Good Friday 1964, the earth beneath Anchorage began to rock and roll with the biggest earthquake yet in North America at 9.2. A wife, mother, and news reporter was about to have her seminal moment. Her sign-on to local radio channel, KENI, was, “This is Chance.” Her name wasContinue Reading

The Last Tourist

The Last Tourist begins as a reluctant spy thriller but soon transforms into a high-octane chase across the world. Who can you trust when everyone is wearing a dark gray hat? Abdul is abruptly yanked out of his CIA desk job. He is sent to the remote Western Sahara inContinue Reading

Shake Down

When Juliette’s maid of honor and roommate, Daphne, doesn’t show up for the bridesmaid dinner, everyone in the small beach community of Sea Pine Island is concerned. More of a “where-is-she” than a whodunit, Shake Down is a modern mystery rather than the cozy mystery I expected. Juliette and DaphneContinue Reading