What You Did
August 9th, 2019 by diane92345

At an informal college reunion, Karen staggers in from the patio. She claims she was raped by Ali’s husband Mike, who denies it. Ali tries to determine the truth in What You Did.

Ali and her husband Mike, Karen and her son Jake, Jodi and her husband Callum, and Bill are celebrating the 25th anniversary of starting college at Ali and Mike’s house. Their children—Cassie and Benji—are in the house as well.

There are some sticking points for me about What You Did. First, hitting us over the head with the irony of Ali working for a battered women’s shelter seemed a bit obvious. Second, the lack of redeeming characteristics for all the characters. I felt no empathy for any of them. But mostly the obvious bad guy. If you have read any previous thrillers, you don’t need to read this one. 2 stars.

Thanks to Thomas & Mercer and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.

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Dogs vs. Ice Cream
August 1st, 2019 by diane92345

Dogs vs. Ice Cream is a great palate (or eyeball) cleanser after a particular harsh thriller read.

A professional photographer takes pictures of dogs eating (and sometimes glaring at) ice cream cones. Each pic lists the dog’s name, breed and age.

You can clearly see some of the dog’s personality in their shots. The surprise on a pit bull’s face with the entire ice cream ball in his mouth. Obviously, Dudley had never tried ice cream before and it’s cold! See Stella, a 9 year old pekinese/poodle mix, suspiciously smell her cone. Finally, Ruby, a shepherd/lab mix, licks her chops to get every last drop of ice cream goodness.

Dogs vs. Ice Cream is such a fun little book. It should be mandatory in dentist’s waiting rooms to cheer everyone up. 5 stars!

Thanks to the publisher, Famillius, and Edelweiss+ for a copy in exchange for my honest review.

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