Tag Archives: RIP-worthy

The Shadows, by Alex North

Paul hasn’t been back to his hometown since he left for college 25 years ago. It was too difficult after the murder – a murder he was initially accused of committing – and the disappearance of another boy, Charlie. Charlie … Continue reading

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The Lantern Men, by Elly Griffiths (audio)

I’m not going to leave a specific description of this book. It’s the 12th in the Ruth Galloway series, and I worry that anything I say will give spoilers for previous books. I would hate to do that, because this … Continue reading

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Final Girls, by Riley Sager

A decade ago, Quincy barely survived a massacre. The media lumps her in with two other massacre-survivors, dubbed “final girls” in a nod to horror movies, as the things these women have survived are that horrific. Quincy remembers next to … Continue reading

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Home Before Dark, by Riley Sager

Maggie has grown up in the shadow of her father’s book, the one that claims that – true story! – their family lived in a haunted house for three weeks when she was five. The book is utter nonsense, she … Continue reading

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The Hand on the Wall, by Maureen Johnson (audio)

Note: This is the third and final book of the Truly Devious series, following Truly Devious and The Vanishing Stair. This review will contain spoilers for books 1 and 2 but not for The Hand on the Wall. From Goodreads: … Continue reading

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RIP XIV Wrap-up

It’s been an awesome challenge, y’all! Let me just start with that. I had a HUGE list of potential books on my original Readers Imbibing Peril list – nineteen total. Of those, I read eight, culled eight, and was unable … Continue reading

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Tunnel of Bones, by Victoria Schwab

Cass’ family is next set to travel to Paris, where folks seem to be far more skeptical about the supernatural than they were in Edinburgh. If she thinks this means Paris is freer of ghosts, she learns otherwise in the … Continue reading

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The Art of Theft, by Sherry Thomas (audio)

An old friend of Mrs. Watson is in town, and she desperately needs Sherlock Holmes’ – aka Charlotte Holmes’ – help. I listened to this book while a bunch of chaos was happening at my house. While it was really … Continue reading

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Lock Every Door, by Riley Sager

Broke, orphaned, recently unemployed, and between apartments. That’s Jules’ life when she answers the ad for an apartment sitter in the exclusive Bartholomew building. It’s the perfect job, she believes, until a fellow sitter goes missing. Jules follows a trail … 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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