Category Archives: 2019

Wayward Son, by Rainbow Rowell

Now that the war is over and the Chosen One no longer has a Fate attached to his future, he’s depressed. Listless. Hardly ever leaves his couch. Baz and Penny are worried about Simon Snow, and Penny comes up with … Continue reading

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The Turn of the Key, by Ruth Ware

Rowan thinks her new nannying job in a remote part of Scotland is perfect, but she soon learns that things are too good to be true. I was wary going into this book for a few reasons: I’d heard a … Continue reading

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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, by Kate Summerscale (audio)

Subtitled: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective This book follows the story of the Road Hill House murder and the investigations that follow, back when Britain’s first detective agency was in its infancy. Confession: Somehow, … Continue reading

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Grave Importance, by Vivian Shaw (audio)

As a favor to a friend (and a bit of vacation for herself), Greta Helsing takes over as director at a health and wellness spa for mummies in the south of France. There, she encounters an odd condition she’s never … Continue reading

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Ruth Galloway mysteries 9-11, by Elly Griffiths

And once again, I sped through the rest, so here are the last of my mini-reviews. In general, I have LOVED this series so much!! The Chalk Pit (audio) A homeless woman goes missing, and when the police begin to … Continue reading

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Ruth Galloway mysteries 5-8, by Elly Griffiths

Well, in the beginning of all this, I was planning to not read all these back to back, but yeah that’s not happening. Here are the next few mini-reviews… A Dying Fall (audio) When a former university friend of Ruth’s … Continue reading

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City of Ghosts, by Victoria Schwab

Ever since her near-drowning, Cass can see ghosts. In fact, her best friend Jacob is a ghost. She doesn’t know why she seems to have one foot on each side of the veil, but it doesn’t trouble her too much … Continue reading

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Ruth Galloway mysteries 2-4, by Elly Griffiths

With a dozen books in a series, and my clear desire to read them all back to back, I’ve decided not to give each mini-review it’s own post. I always find it hard to review books that are later in … Continue reading

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The Last Resort, by Marissa Stapley

The Harmony Resort promises to be a “last resort” stop for struggling couples, run by famed marriage counselors with a perfect marriage. But no marriage is really perfect, and several couples find themselves grappling with more than they expected. Now … Continue reading

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The Crossing Places, by Elly Griffiths

Ruth Galloway, a forensic archeologist, is called in to examine some bones unearthed by the police. Though the bones turn out to be ancient rather than connected to a modern missing-child case, Ruth becomes involved with the recent case when … Continue reading

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