Contemporary, Historical Fiction, Horror

In Case I Go by Angie Abdou

I always love it when I decide to read a book on a whim and find myself loving the story. That’s what happened here. I saw this sitting on the shelf of my local library and the synopsis, while sparse, was interesting enough that I decided to give it a shot. Synopsis: 10-year-old Eli and his parents have returned to their…

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Family, Mystery/Thriller

Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner

I received this novel as an advanced copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I wasn’t aware that this novel was part of a series but decided to read it as a standalone. Luckily, this novel doesn’t necessarily require one to read the previous book to understand what’s going on, so I was able to focus on the…

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Mystery/Thriller

The Second Girl by David Swinson

I had heard this book being described as gritty, which immediately caught my attention. I like stories that capture the violence that is prevalent in society and I enjoy reading books that have a “raw” feeling to them. Based on the description, I felt that this book would be right for me. So here is my review: Frank Marr was…

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Historical Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye

I had previously read Jane Steele by this same author, and found myself in love with her retelling of Jane Eyre. The characters, the historical setting, and the plot had been so wonderfully written that I could not stop reading the novel. It’s still one of my favorite historical fiction/retelling-of-a-classic books. I was excited to hear that she also has…

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Mystery/Thriller

Dancers in the Wind by Anne Coates

I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Hannah Webridge is a single mother and freelance journalist who makes ends meet by writing whatever articles she can get. So when a national newspaper wants her to write about the notorious red light district in Kings Cross, she jumps into action. Hannah interviews…

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