Drama, Family, Uncategorized

The Children by Ann Leary

Charlotte Maynard is a recluse, rarely leaving her family home in Connecticut, a lake house that has been in the family for generations. Technically, Charlotte and her sister, Sally, are not part of the “family”; their stepbrothers are true Whitmans, and they are the owners of the house. Charlotte and her mother, Joan, however, continue to live there by the…

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Drama, Family

The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo

I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Meredith Oliver is not friends with Lisa Bellow. Meredith is unspectacular and Lisa is the most popular girl in middle school. It just so happens that they both are in a sandwich shop at the same time. But then a masked man with a…

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Drama, Family, Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

There are a few books that capture your interest right away just with their cover and title. That was my experience with this novel. Without even having read the synopsis, I knew I wanted to read this novel. When I received the ARC of it, I was ecstatic and jumped right in without reading the blurb. So …. here is…

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Contemporary, Drama, Family

The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall

My favorite stories are the ones that take terrible events or crimes and look at it from a different perspective. It makes one think and connect more to the various players both in the forefront and in the background of the incident. I like these kinds of novels because they make my realize my own prejudices and they force me…

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Drama, Family, Mystery/Thriller

Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach

I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When I was little, I wanted to be a twin. I am not ashamed to admit that I went through a Mary Kate-and-Ashley phase. While I resigned myself to my fate of never having a twin, it hasn’t stopped me from getting excited about…

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Drama, Mystery/Thriller

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 10 years ago, Nicolette Farrell’s best friend Corinne disappeared from Cooley Ridge. And Nic hasn’t set foot in her rural hometown since. Now she’s back at the behest of her older brother, Daniel, to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father.…

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