Gone by Midnight is the third book in the Crimson Lake thriller series. When eight-year-old Richie goes missing while in a room with three other young boys, his mother Sara asks for discredited private detective Ted to assist the police in finding her son. Ted brings in his wild “don’t
“Without an audience, without an audience like me watching, then what are you?” Soon Violet will be wishing for single mother and obsessed fan Lily and mum wannabe Yvonne to “Unfollow Me”. When Violet, a successful mommy vlogger suddenly stops vlogging, her fans imagine all kinds of catastrophes. But the
Unfortunately, the plot blurb is the best part of A Reasonable Doubt. I love the plot. A magician, formerly charged and released on murder charges, disappears while performing his latest trick. However, the book itself felt disjointed and disorganized. Timelines are juggled as both the magician and his former attorney’s
Yay! Veronica and Stoker are once again chasing Jack the Ripper in A Murderous Relation. The duo must save the royal family from the scandal of its prince giving gifts to a high-end brothel’s Madame. To do that both must investigate from within the brothel itself. Another rousing Victorian tale
Have your diet mostly in hand but looking to continue to improve your other behaviors? The 4 Season Solution, by the author of the Whole30 diet, expands the behavioral change beyond food to include sleep, movement, and meaningful connection. He also suggests adapting all four of those areas based on
After taking in a pretty Persian kitten, Mimi Lee Gets a Clue that Marshmallow is not an average cat. Talking telepathically to Mimi, his first words are “‘What kind of name is Marshmallow anyway?’ His fur bristled. ‘Are you fat-shaming me?’” Mimi is the owner of a brand-new animal grooming
Precious You starts out with a bang as a Gen X’er tries to run over the Millennial upstart who has ruined her life. Katherine is a Gen X editor at a management magazine when a young female named Lily asks for a ride in her cab to work. By an
Girl Can’t Help It brings together an aging rock band for a reunion and a place in the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, it also brings a murderer to the party. I had no idea that there was any rock and roll history in Iowa. So that
In Oona Out of Order, Oona lives “her life like an M.C. Escher drawing, years like staircases turning in on themselves to form a tangible but implausible whole.” Beginning on her nineteenth birthday New Year’s Day in 1982, Oona jumps forward or backwards on her own life’s timeline. For example
It’s the end of the tourist season in Death on the Page. Shelby and her Aunt Trudy own two bookstores in upstate New York. One of the bookstores is located in historic Blye Castle. The Castle doesn’t usually allow overnight guests but made an exception for famous author, Savannah Page,
The bad news is that there is a hidden (and not so hidden) Velvet Rope Economy in the United States right now. The author explains that the rich top one-percenters are different. They essentially coast down an EZPass paid express lane through life’s difficulties. Meanwhile, the losers below them struggle
Told from multiple points-of-view (including the victims after their death), Please See Us tells a tale of a desolate and dissolute Atlantic City and the people who are trying to survive there. Clara is a boardwalk psychic working with her absent mother’s best friend Des on scamming the tourists five
The Twin is a new young adult domestic thriller. Sixteen-year-old Ivy and Iris are twins. After their parents’ divorce, Iris moved in with her mother and Ivy stayed put with her father. When their mother dies in a freak accident, Iris moves back in with her father and Ivy. But
“The FBI found a body in Baxter, Tennessee, this morning. Juvenile. Male. Dumped on the side of the highway and phoned in by a motorist who had to pee and couldn’t wait.” Could it be the first death among The June Boys? Could it also be narrator Thea’s cousin Aulus?
I have watched every season of Drag Race (even the blurry first one). However, I never fully understood the history of drag before reading Legendary Children. This book adds context to Rupaul’s Drag Race that I was completely missing. Each chapter starts with some section of the show and explains
It’s another zany adventure for Phee, her mother Harriet, and her private detective co-workers in Dressed Up 4 Murder. You would expect retirement to be a time of quiet reflection on a life well-lived. But in Sun City West, the giant planned retirement community in Arizona, you would be wrong.