Nikki Griffin isn’t your typical private investigator. In her office above her bookstore’s shelves and stacks, where she luxuriates in books and the comfort they provide, she also tracks certain men. Dangerous men.
The Midnight Library #BookReview
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.
The story is told from the perspective of a young boy, Jamie and guess what? He can see dead people.
The Inn #BookReview
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
Passing Through Paradise #BookReview
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.
Confessions on the 7:45 #BookReview
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.
House of Correction #BookReview
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. “
Mean Streak #BookReview
A lot of twists and turns with this one as Brown leans heavily on thrills and goes a little light in the romance area. I wasn’t disappointed whatsoever.
Guilty Pleasures #Bookreview
In Anita’s world vampires and werewolves rule the day…well, night 🙄 and exist legally. So, its a problem when someone decides to start targeting vampires and killing them.
Arc of The Scythe Series #BookReview
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.
Her Body and Other Parties
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?’.
Dorothy Must Die #SeriesReview
This is more for The Wiz and Maleficent crowd. 💁🏾♀️ In this version, Dorothy’s gorgeous slippers may be evil and she and her buddies are holding Oz captive.
Rye is a rough, living life on the edge, pilot that enjoys charging extra for difficult suicide runs. This next flight, may kill him. A rich client is requiring him to deliver a locked box, contents unknown, to a doctor, in a remote location.
The Lost And Found Bookshop #BookReview
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
Thick As Thieves #BookReview
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!!
Lady in the Lake #BookReview
Maggie is a numb, selfish, self absorbed, bad mom and wife. Her ‘independence’ comes from a alimony check from her husband, cash from mommy dearest, and proceeds from insurance fraud.
The Institute #BookReview
The Institute reminds me of Firestarter, which I read as a kid. I remember being terrified bad doctors would come thief my sister and I if they found out we were smart. 🤦🏾♀️🤣😂 The climatic ending is great as well, complete with suspense, action magic, and violence. #ClassicKing Everyone gets what they deserves and the telling is gratifying.
The Turn of The Key #BookReview
If you allow yourself to be distracted by Siri gone wild, ghosts, strange men, mean maids and angry teenagers the ending is a nice twist on events.
“Your lot in life is dictated by a comprehensive test given at age 10. Score high and you move on to the next level. Fail or score low, your education stops and you end up living in the slums, impoverished for life…”
“The gangster has killed Eddie’s partner, threatens Eddie’s family, straps a bomb to his chest and forces him into the courtroom. If Eddie doesn’t get the guy off, all is lost.”
One Night #BookReview
EJD writes a mean sex scene. You shall be satiated in that regard…eventually. And the concept of getting an arguably behind the scenes perspective of the logistics involved in an erotic one night stand is intriguing.
Red At The Bone. #BookReview
Very interesting way to tell an old story of teenage pregnancy. I also liked the middle/upper class representation of blackness. Not all blackness is earmarked by poverty and lack.
Heavy: An American Memoir
Ive been a haunted by what I would right about my experience reading this book for months. I enjoyed the book. Not in a juicy, titillating way but, because I think the story should be heard, passed along.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine #BookReview
I must say, between Queenie, Eleanor and Autumn from Speaking of Summer – I liked Eleanor best.
The A.I. Who Loved Me #BookReview
A.I. is a audio only book narrated by Regina Hall and Mindy Kaling. And with those two on deck combined with Cole, who typically writes historical romances, A.I. is part comedy, sci-fi, thriller, and romance.
Gwendy’s Button Box #BookReview
One day, while struggling to complete her exercise on the communities suicide stairs, she meets a man in a black hat. He offers to change her life forever, and does. Pretty much overnight, she becomes the smart, attractive, popular girl the popular guy is interested in.
Winter Garden. #BookReview
Winter Garden, though written beautifully, is not an easy breezy read. A large portion of the story is set in Leningrad, Soviet Union between 1941 and 1944, during The Siege.
Nine Perfect Strangers #BookReview
This is a suspense novel but the action doesn’t happen until you are more than midway through the book. If reading about peoples lives doesn’t interest you unless theres shooting and killing involved, this is not your book. Move around.
Dead Moon #BookReview
Interesting take on zombies and you don’t have to wait for the action to begin. It starts right away and there is plenty of fighting, screaming, scrambling and dying going on from start to finish.
The thriller/who-dun-it twist is about Lowen trying to understand how Verity ended up paralyzed and how the children were involved. Was the husband at fault? Really a great story with several twists, right up to the end.
Full Throttle #BookReview
Overall, I loved Full Throttle. All the stories were horrific in that Hill/King style of twisting our reality against us in the worst possible way. I was throughly frightened!
Children of Virtue and Vengeance #BookReview
The descriptions around characters, food, action scenes and locations: all beautiful beyond reproach. The imagery WILL transport you to the marketplace, the fights on the countryside and onto the castle grounds. The book cover itself is a work of art. We get to understand more about the Maji and their complicated history. Major uptick in action from the first novel.
The Third Angel #BookReview
In present time we meet sisters Maddie and Allie. Allie is set to be married and we learn how and why Maddie is having an affair with her sisters fiancé. Oh, tragedy.
The Lies We Told #BookReview
The story begins following Clara and Luke, a young couple sharing a flat. Luke doesn’t come home one night and, having a reputation of a being a philanderer, his friends assume he’s on a binge and will return when he’s ready. After a couple of nights, Clara is not convinced thats true
You Don’t Own Me #BookReview
The parents of the victim paint him to be the perfect son and husband. We determine pretty quickly from the wife, he was just the opposite. As a matter of fact, most of the characters are hiding imperfections behind their public personas.
As readers, we know theres a serial killer on the jury. It’s interesting following Eddie as he figures it out and then, as he finds out that others aren’t what they seem. Again, not just a courtroom drama! Definitely a thriller with a murder mystery twist.
The Gone Dead #BookReview
I love the way the author writes dialogues between the characters, perfectly capturing the nuisances of southern conversation. Which is to say, the ability of saying one thing but meaning the opposite.
Imaginary Friend #BookReview
#InterestingRead My greatest desire as a reader is to be grabbed at sentence one and taken on a long roller coaster ride of a story. In every practical sense, Imaginary Friend delivers, tenfold.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
The author has crafted the perfect story, set in the best time, to weave themes of found families, women and sex in the 20th century, reproductive rights, hetero, homo and bi-sexuality, pay equality, and domestic violence without being overhanded at all.
Speaking of Summer
Unlike Queenie, I actually like Autumn and don’t find her to be a self hating, self-sabotaging, casually racist, insufferable psycho slut. Both books tell a story of young black women dealing with trauma in a world that doesn’t allow them to acknowledge that trauma.
Assassin’s Code a Joe Ledger novel #BookReview
Christians versus Muslims, monsters versus monster hunters and monster hunters against Christians. Of course we have appearances from our old villain, Hugo Vox. Good thing there’s a sexy sniper chic as a co-star this episode and we (including Joe!) can all be distracted by her.
City of Girls #BookReview
The kid asks her about one man, one relationship and Viv decides to tell her the story of her life, beginning with how she lost her virginity to an old veterinarian, whom she thought was a medical doctor, in a dilapidated boarding house when she was 19.
The Date #BookReview
This woman has a beyond twisted mind and writes a mean psychological thriller. I’ve only read two of her books but her habit is to grab your attention early, then proceed to throw everything and the kitchen sink at you as you speed to the climax. This book followed that formula with great return.
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams #BookReview
With 21 stories and forwards by King, this is a pretty big short story collection. All the stories are interesting in that weird King way that he makes ordinary people deal with extraordinary phenomena.
My Sister, The Serial Killer #BookReview #BookChallenge
….it’s sold as a view into choosing family over everything but, I’m not sure that’s what it is. It’s a story about siblings. About how in some families, for any or whatever reason, one child can be cherished or valued over another and, how that preference, can be detrimental to the preferred child as well as the one(s) not preferred.
Down the TBR Hole
I’m a newbie on GoodReads, having started my list December 2018. It’s now hovering around 300 reads and…yea. How’s that gonna happen? Lol, may be a quick and dirty edit will help!
Jade War #BookReview #series
In comparison to JC, which was focused more on the clans using brute force to win territory, War is more about the long game. Each clan attempts to use covert political strategy to gain leverage, causing some pointed collateral damage
The author readily admits Queenie’s point of view is problematic and intentionally so. She says the story is a description of what she thinks things would look like if she allowed her life and emotions to “get out of hand”.