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The House Across the Lake, by Riley Sager

After her husband’s death, Casey’s life falls apart. Her mother sends her to their family vacation home on a remote Vermont lake, to keep her away from the paparazzi and hopefully dry out. But Casey has no interest in drying … Continue reading

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The Clackity, by Lora Senf

Blight Harbor is one of the most haunted cities in America, but the only truly scary things about it are the abandoned slaughterhouse, and the memory of a serial killer whose victims were never found. At least, those are the … Continue reading

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Darling Girl, by Liz Michalski

From Goodreads: Life is looking up for Holly Darling, granddaughter of Wendy–yes, that Wendy. She’s running a successful skincare company; her son, Jack, is happy and healthy; and the tragedy of her past is well behind her…until she gets a call … Continue reading

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The Gifts That Bind Us, by Caroline O’Donoghue

After the traumas of spring, life is meant to go on as normal. Except now, Maeve and her friends are filled with burdening magic, stressed by separations and worries of the future, and suspicious of new activity from the extremist … Continue reading

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Curfew, by Jayne Cowie

For fifteen years, women in Great Britain have been safe. Ever since the reforms of 2023, women have had equal pay, domestic work compensation, free and easy access to healthcare such as birth control and abortion, strict laws re: violence … Continue reading

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Gallant, by VE Schwab

Olivia has no home, not among family, not at the girls’ orphanage/school where she’s begrudgingly given a place. She has no voice, can make no sound, and so the other girls and the matrons turn away from her. Then one … Continue reading

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Horror Hotel, by Victoria Fulton and Faith McClaren

Elisa Lam meets Scooby Doo meets RL Stine. TBH, I’m not sure how this book got on my TBR, but it someone landed on my library hold list, possibly based purely on the cover. And somehow, I got the impression … Continue reading

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The Hacienda, by Isabel Cañas

When Rodolfo Solórzano proposes to Beatriz, she jumps at the opportunity to help her family out of their current poverty and dependance on hateful relatives. She travels with her new husband to his country estate with plans to make it … Continue reading

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April Mini-Reviews

Very little reading happened in April, but here are some mini-reviews of the things that got read in the corners of busyness! Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor This is a sci-fi future-world story of a girl who is somehow infected … Continue reading

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The Book of Cold Cases, by Simone St. James

In her spare time, Shea maintains a website and blog called the Book of Cold Cases, looking into theories and evidence of unsolved crimes. She never expects to run into Beth Greer, the so-called “Lady Killer” of the 70s, acquitted … Continue reading

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