At the age of twelve, Eve Black was the only member of her family to survive an encounter with serial attacker the Nothing Man. Now an adult, she is obsessed with identifying the man who destroyed her life.
“..sexy, page-turning storytelling in a novel of climate change in which the personal and the political collide for one woman torn between her own survival and the survival of the planet.”
Stanford Solomon has a shocking, thirty-year-old secret. And it’s about to change the lives of everyone around him. Stanford Solomon is actually Abel Paisley, a man who faked his own death and stole the identity of his
Catch Me If You Can, Book #1, pub 2014, 229 pages Release Me If You Can, Book #2, pub 2015, … More
I hate this was my first Hades and Persephone retelling…because, this was NOT a Hades and Persephone retelling. I mean those two were Gods – flawed, but still.
Ebony is not sure what to fear more, did she kill him? Or, worse, maybe she didn’t? Its Christmas, she is low on money and gas, in the middle of a snow storm with no where to go, when she crash lands on Yoshiro’s property.
On his deathbed, the disgraced king is said to have lamented, “I’ll be remembered not for who I was, but for what I wasn’t. Perhaps it’s for the best. Let the gods judge me for what I did not do.”
One minute, Katrina King’s enjoying an innocent conversation with a hot guy at a coffee shop; the next, a stranger has live-tweeted the entire episode with a romantic meet-cute spin and #CafeBae is the new hashtag-du-jour. The problem?
We meet our tortured Fable as she is attempting to work her way off a piece of shit island filled with thieves, that her dad abandoned her on, the day after she saw her mother drown.
At first I thought this one would be based on Little Red Riding Hood but, in the end, it gave me more Beauty and the Beast. Except, maybe Little Red isn’t that good and the wolf isn’t that bad!
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
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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…
…probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds
When lockdown threatens to keep them apart, Oliver suggests that Ciara move in with him. She sees a unique opportunity for a new relationship to flourish without the pressure of scrutiny of family and friends. He sees it as an opportunity to hide who – and what – he really is.
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?
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.
Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit…what could go wrong?
..at the funeral of their recently brutally murdered sons, an interracial couple with a baby girl. ..police are slow to respond to the murder and the fathers bond over their desire to get revenge for their sons.
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.
Nora, a young woman dogged by depression and overall unhappiness is attempting suicide, but after life, and before death, she finds herself in a library…the books represent all the lives she could have led if for different choices and circumstances.
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.
The best parts of this book are Thandi describing loosing her mom and remembering, or struggling to remember the small things about her.
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.
he plot is about 2 people that meet during a weak time in both of their marriages and offer comfort to one another. Are they soulmates? Would you give it all up for your soulmate? The story is told from both of their perspectives, eventually.
Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change,” and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making.
..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
The story is told from the perspective of a young boy, Jamie and guess what? He can see dead people.
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.
Jason and Daniela love each other a great deal but, got pregnant too soon and both sacrificed their dreams to create a safe, secure home for their son. If different choices were made, what would life be like?
We’re the only ones left, we should get together and talk about what we did!” “Sure, I’ll meet you in the most remote location you can find to talk!” You get my drift?
a long, epic tale, of practical but also somehow outerworldly evil, visited upon an entire town of people. No one is safe. A kid is brutally violated and murdered
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
Leading a company through any ONE of these events would be career making and interesting…to lead a company the size of mid-sized country through ALL of them (and many more) is mind blowing.
“The idea of riding in a car with a murderer and somehow keeping him entertained as you have a mental breakdown, is pretty interesting, you have to admit. “
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? 🙄
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
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.
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.