Fiction · Mystery/Thriller · Realistic Fiction · Suspense

Secrets of Southern Girls by Haley Harrigan

Date Published: June 6, 2017 Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark My Rating: 4/5 stars * Thank you to Sourcebooks Landmark via Netgalley for a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Julie can’t shake the memories of her best friend Reba.  The good times they had together…and the night she killed her.… Continue reading Secrets of Southern Girls by Haley Harrigan

African American · Family · Fiction · Magical Realism

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jessmyn Ward

    Date Published: September 2017 Publisher: Simon and Schuster My Rating: 5/5 stars * I would like to thank Simon and Schuster via Netgalley for a free digital copy of this book to review. With dazzling, earthy visual imagery and lilting prose, Jessmyn Ward has created a magical, intricate vision of family bonds and buried… Continue reading Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jessmyn Ward

Fiction · Horror · Mystery/Thriller · Suspense

The White Road by Sarah Lotz

Publisher: Mullholland Books Date Published: May 30, 2017 My Rating: 4/5 stars I would like to thank Mullholland Books via Netgalley for providing me with a free digital copy of this book to review. You know what’s scarier than your average ghost story?  A ghost story that’s set deep in the squalid bowels of the Earth, rocks closing… Continue reading The White Road by Sarah Lotz

Crime · Fable · Family · Fiction

Rose and Poe by Jack Todd

Publisher: ECW Press Date Published: October 17. 2017 My Rating: 4/5 stars * Thank you to ECW Press and Goodreads for the advanced copy that made this review possible! In this reimagining of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Jack Todd has provided us with a novel about the power of immeasurable love and the frightening consequences of ignorance. Poe was… Continue reading Rose and Poe by Jack Todd

Fiction · Mystery/Thriller · Suspense

No Kiss Goodbye by Janelle Harris

My Rating: 3.5/5 stars Imagine that you and your children are in a horrific car accident.  When you wake up in the hospital, unable to walk, everything seems off.  You have blackouts where you wake up and people around you are walking on eggshells expecting the worst of your temper.  Your husband is acting suspiciously… Continue reading No Kiss Goodbye by Janelle Harris

Fiction · Realistic Fiction · Suspense

The Teacher’s Secret by Suzanne Leal

My rating: 4/5 stars I love a book about teacher problems and classroom lives (for obvious reasons), but The Teacher’s Secret by Suzanne Leal is every teacher’s worst nightmare come to life.  I was completely absorbed in this story from start to finish. Terry Pritchard is a passionate Year 6 educator at Brindle Public school.  As the… Continue reading The Teacher’s Secret by Suzanne Leal

Crime · Fiction · Mystery/Thriller · Suspense

Malevolent (Shaye Archer #1) by Jana DeLeon

My rating: 3/5 stars In Malevolent, Jana DeLeon has managed something most thrillers would be hard-pressed to equal – held my attention and even surprised me at the end.  I downloaded this book for free from BookBub (low price and free eBooks emailed to you every day – SCORE!!!) and the summary grabbed my attention immediately.… Continue reading Malevolent (Shaye Archer #1) by Jana DeLeon