Book Review: The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

Houses remember. That is how The Villa opens. Once you read about Villa Aestas, you’ll have no doubts! Emily and Chess’s lifelong friendship is feeling the strain of their stressful and diverging lives. Fresh from a divorce, Emily jumps at the chance for an Italian getaway with her friend. Six weeks in the a high-end […]

Book Review: Never Coming Home by Kate Williams

Unknown Island is the newest, hottest, and most exclusive luxury resort in the world—and the best kept secret. With a viral marketing campaign drawing attention to the descriptions of natural beauty, luxurious accommodations, and world-class service everyone wants their chance to go. But the highly exclusive new resort is open by invitation only for the […]

Book Review: This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel

Six months ago, while still mourning the loss of their mom, Natalie’s sister Kit decided to go to Wisewood. Natalie hasn’t seen or heard from Kit since then. One night Natalie gets an email from a Wisewood account that says only, “Would you like to come tell your sister what you did—or should we?” Although […]

Book Review: Falling by T.J. Newman

Falling is one of those action-packed thrillers that manages to masterfully pull you right into the story and then holds your attention all the way to the end. This debut novel, by real-life flight attendant T. J. Newman, certainly lives up to the hype. Captain Bill Hoffman is called by his boss to captain an […]

Book Review: The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon

The Drowning Kind is a twisted, creepy book—and I mean that in the best possible way. The story evolves over two timelines—1929 and contemporary—and involves the Brandenburg Springs. Four underground springs carry healing minerals into a pool. In 1929, Dr. and Mrs. Montrose visit the pool. Mrs. Montrose is desperate to have a baby and […]

Book Review: The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

The Wife Upstairs, by Rachel Hawkins, is one of those intense thrillers where you think you’ve got it all figures out only to realize the storyline is so much more twisted than you imagined. Jane is new to the Birmingham, Alabama area and is scraping by to make a living. She’s rooming with an ultra-creepy […]

Book Review: Little Threats by Emily Schultz

Fifteen years ago privileged twins Carter and Kennedy Wynn, along with their friend Haley, embraced everything that defined the grunge era: partying, boys, and drugs. But after one acid-fueled night, Haley was dead and Kennedy had no memory of what happened, only that she woke up by her dead friend. Now, Kennedy is getting out […]

Book Review: Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier

      Little Secrets starts out strong. It’s a nightmare that no parent wants to imagine: you let go of your child for just a few seconds in a crowded market…and he’s gone!      Sixteen months later, Marin Machado is still living in the void of that moment when she let go of Sebastian to take […]

Book Review: How Quickly She Disappears by Raymond Fleischman

Set in 1941, against the harsh backdrop of a remote Alaskan community, How Quickly She Disappears is the story of Elisabeth, a wife and mother living a very quiet life in the far northern reaches of Alaska. Elisabeth is at a point in her life where she is isolated, geographically and emotionally, from her husband, […]

Book Review: Pretty Guilty Women by Gina Lamanna

At the rehearsal for a wedding at a fabulous Californian resort a man is dead and four different women insist that they alone are responsible.   Each woman’s story is alternated with a police interrogation in which Detective Ramone tries to sort through the confusing and contradictory accounts that each woman claim’s is the truth. […]