Inseparable at the time, they lose touch as they grow older, only to find each other later at a diner, then at a grocery store, and again at a protest. Seemingly at opposite ends of every problem, and in disagreement each time they meet, the two women still cannot deny the deep bond their shared…
follows an ambitious young man who is lured by an older, successful playwright into a dizzying world of wealth and an idyllic Hamptons home where things take a nightmarish turn.
Catch Me If You Can, Book #1, pub 2014, 229 pages Release Me If You Can, Book #2, pub 2015, … More
Helen Hoang however has introduced me to a new niche – writing about nuerodivergent characters! I think this idea is so cool and I tend to like ‘quirky’ characters
Last book I…Issa Tag!
Bellamy was only 12 years old when her older sister Susan was killed on a stormy Memorial Day. Bellamy’s fear of storms is a legacy of the tornado that destroyed the crime scene as well as her memory of one vital fact that still eludes her…
First, a well-liked old man is drowned on a beach in the small town of Kennewick, Maine. Then, a father is shot in the back while running through his quiet neighborhood in suburban Massachusetts. A frightening pattern is emerging, but what do these nine people have in common?
the bad guys have discovered how to hack our on-board autonomous computer systems and take control of them. This means, drones, cars, airplanes, nuclear war heads, are all exposed to hacking and control by the bad guys. And they are using it to target, first the DMS, because they hate them and, secondly, the world…pretty much for the same reason.
For the teens, there is only one rule: no questions. And yet, how could a place so spectacular come with no price tag? Just because a house is empty, doesn’t mean nobody’s home.
A girl is discovered hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a terrible crime. Half-starved and filthy, she won’t tell anyone her name, or her age, or where she came from. Maybe she is twelve, maybe fifteen. She doesn’t appear in any missing persons file, and her DNA can’t be matched to an identity.
Rhiannon Hunter, is a dating app creator, credited with revolutionizing the digital dating world for what sounds like a cross of Match and Backpage. She’s straightforward about her desire for well orchestrated, occasional hook ups with sexy men.
Nikki, a law school drop out and overall black sheep of the family, in need of money, decides to take a job as a creative writing teacher in her local Punjabi Community Center.
He’s caught the case of a local, very successful divorce attorney, killed in his home seemingly with a very expensive bottle of wine, even though said attorney, doesn’t drink.
her lightness was the families ticket to better housing, food, schools, jobs, everything. And she was relied upon to use it and wasn’t given a choice.
Avery is pretty sure the Justice hates her and is surprised when, after he slips into a coma, he has made her is legal guardian. This leaves Avery with more power than she understands and everyone is after her.
..The first story, same title as the book, is the telling of the suburban , American Dream gone to shit. The Shermans have settled into a bad marriage…
For a dinner party one night, the cook and groundskeeper concoct a sauce the guests fall in love with. The Barclays, not their African American servants, are approached with a deal to sell the recipe a
Ash is playing in a game when a particularly hard hit sends him spiraling into a parallel universe where he discovers things can get very different.
Ben is a writer and considers Fallon his muse. They both want the other to live their best life and somehow believe that requires them to stay OUT of one another’s life. So they block one another on all social media accounts and do not exchange numbers and addresses, so they only way they can connect is via the restaurant they met in, on November 9th the following year.
Ted and Lily plot to kill Teds cheating wife while flying from London to America. Ted doesn’t realize he couldn’t have chosen a better mentor for murder and eventually someone dies.
The story is narrated by both Margot and Mina. Mina, going back in time telling us her story of how she arrived in America from Korea and how she came to meet some of the people in her life
As a child, she watched her mother sleep her troubles away and desires the same ‘rest and relaxation’. She starts off with a cocktail of sleep aids and anti-depressants but, soon, this isn’t enough. She keeps waking up.
Charlie purchases Adam, a top of the line robot, with money from an inheritance. His plan becomes to offer him up to Miranda, a tenant in his building that he’s recently realized he cares for, as a shared project. Maybe, if they program Adam’s personality together,
We’re witnessing Imanuelle coming of age, recognizing the violence visited upon young girls, and coming to terms with the ‘magic’ or powers handed down to her from her ancestors.
Friday Black is a collection of short stories, staged in a dystopian world not very different than ours, except for its violence and insensitivity to race and culture. Sounds small but its definitely not!
The larger story is about Bug reconciling with his past memories of his father and his childhood. Bugs daddy was a son’a bitch country, outlaw driver, that left Bug as a child to pay the price for something he did, and his momma never forgave either of them. If Bug doesn’t figure his shit out, he’s bound to repeat the same mistakes with his own wife and child.
Clearly, husband is having a mid-life crisis either bought on or aggravated by, his wife’s depression, his lackluster career and personal relationships, and changes to his comfortable political-socioeconomic landscape. Whyte rage, stage 1. 😒 Except our good ol’boy feels the vibes and decides to disrupt the status quo.
The story revolves around D-list actor groom and his bride to be, who is seemingly over the moon excited to meet her life’s goal of landing the town ‘catch’. 🙄 They’ve decided to be married on a remote Irish island…
While helping a friend, Robinson discovers a new drug being pushed in his adopted town and decides to confront the drug dealers and run them out of town. 🤔 Is that what y’all do in Boston? 🙄
The story is beautifully written and creates a type of intimacy that surprised me. There is something interesting about watching people reconcile a hard truth in real time.
Cons: None for me except I didn’t know this was a second book in a series and I would have liked to have read the first book beforehand! 🤦🏾♀️ You don’t have to
Sandra and Victor are married living in his hometown where he is a well liked politician and coddled son of rich parents. One night, after a party, Victor dies in a car accident while Sandra is driving.
Suddenly the babysitter disappears and the police strongly suspect her or her husband may have played a role. As Selenas life continues to unravel, she discovers she may be stronger than she thinks.
The book is essentially two essays, one written in the form of a letter to his 14 year old nephew, the other discussing religion and its impact on the black community.
If you are from Haiti or have travelled there, this will likely be a glorious read for you, reading about traditions and places you can picture or relate to. There are many descriptions of the beautiful people and places and snippets of Haitian creole that I’m sure could feel like home,
Very interesting crime drama, telling the story only from the perspective of the accused. The story moves at a good pace, not too fast where you think you can figure it out if only it would slow down.
“… hunky, edgy, tormented special agent versus plot to ruin him. But, a quiet riot, wildly beautiful and smart, likely in danger woman, is in the way of said ruin. “
Bea, after a heated blog rant on the need for diversity in reality television, gets herself picked to star in a TV dating show, a’la The Bachelor(ette).
The story follows aging actress Meredith White. She has the world in the palm of her hand when her Director husband decides to leave her for a young, up and coming actress.
I really believed Jules desperation and why she took such an obvious risk. The characters are complex- and what they are doing is wrong but, if you had the money- what would you do?
The book is a collection of longish, short stories with very little in common besides the overwhelming creepiness of each.
There are plenty of scenes between the two pf them to keep you interested and as always Brown almost has you thinking it wont happen for them, right up until it does.
The books are full of plots and twists: political scheming, mass murders (maybe a bit triggering in current times, but really done well), revenge, backstabbing, beautifully described fictional locations and big action scenes and cliffhangers.
Months after reading this, I feel like the author held a mirror up to women and said, ‘see how beautiful and ridiculous and horrific you are?’.
Its the authors autobiographical memoir of her childhood experiences coming of age during the 1960-70’s Civil Rights movement and The Great Migration.
The tension between Peach and Natalie set the right tone and I liked watching the romance unfold between the two of them. I also enjoyed how the author addressed Natalie’s grief around the loss of her mother and boyfriend. Natalie was a fairly complex character
Ledge knows how unforgiving Penton can be. He’s had his own run-ins with the corrupt law and Ardens father. He decides to help with the refurbish job, mostly to keep an eye on her, and pow-chica-pow-wow: thinly veiled innuendos, steamy close calls, sexual tension and we are off to the Sandra Brown races!!
First of all,PANDEMIC!! 🤦🏾♀️ Honey, when they started handing out masks in the office, I felt my stomach lurch! Its like the scenes in the horror flick when you start yelling at the screen: “No, don’t go that way, RUN!!!”
“in my opinion, Mexican Gothic was a fair modern twist on the genre, that maybe edged a bit closer to horror and will be able to intrigue a new audience.”