Once again, my favorite podcast Literary Disco delivers with an outstanding book recommendation. I hadn’t heard of this book, but thankfully the wait for it was long at my local library. I say thankfully because I am glad that people are becoming familiar with this gruesome and awesome (in the awe-stricken sense of the word) true story that should mar our nations history, if the people of our nation knew anything about it. And if, um, it wasn’t already super thoroughly marred. The Osage Nation, forced to move from their original home to wherever the government told them to go, […]
This book was a fast read for me. I’m not saying that because I think it was good, it just kept the momentum going. I was just talking to my friend who I borrowed it from, and I said that the writing was a little simplistic. It seemed like the writing wasn’t pretty enough or something? Like: “Tom was upset. He got in his car and drove away.” I don’t know, it could’ve used a little more emotion maybe. “Tom angrily slammed his car door and sped away.” Whatever, my writing isn’t pretty either, but I don’t get paid for […]
So I really liked this book. I read a series either earlier this year or last year by Joe Hart, and it was very different from this book. I guess that series was still science fiction-y, like this one, but it still felt very different. We begin this book by meeting Gillian, as she’s basically getting into a car accident with her husband. We learn that he has this terrible brain disease called Losian’s, that’s similar to Alzheimer’s, but affects all ages. He’s starting to forget her, and he will eventually become irritable and violent. Right now though, he’s just […]
I’m writing these two reviews together, because I read the books so quickly and so close to one another! Book 6: So I got distracted by other books for a little while, but I’m back on the Joe Dillard kick! Like I’ve said before, I like the characters. I like his family, and I like the way he practices law. He tried to do the right thing for good people. In this book, he hires a new associate named Charlie. She’s had a rough past, and she wants to defend an older neighbor whose son is trying to get him […]
I honest to the heavens thought I’d reviewed this one. The short version is: True crime fans/Murderinos will probably enjoy this one. I’m not sure anyone else will; the subject matter is pretty grim and the person in question warped like HH Holmes. Lizzie Borden may have killed her father and stepmother with an axe, but Belle Gunness killed a hell of a lot more, including her own children.
Who wouldn’t be excited to be invited to an exclusive party by one of the most popular people? And she said keep it a secret…so they did, from all their friends and families. Unfortunately, almost as soon as they arrive they find themselves facing peril–bad weather, power outages, no reception and oh…everyone is slowly getting murdered one by one. Some of them are friends, some are strangers to one another, what connection do they have? Why are they being murdered and which one of the them is the murderer? I saw this on BookBub the other day and I also saw […]
One of my favorite authors is Dennis Lehane. He’s a hard author for many because he goes so deep into the violent and depraved nature of people that most of us are blissfully unaware of. He shines a spotlight on the real boogeymen of the world and we can close the book when we’re done and say, “I’m glad this was just a book” and can go back to our normal lives. I feel like Eric Rickstad is a similar author with similar subject material and he handles it as deftly as Lehane does, although his character Frank Rath […]
After his sister and brother in law were brutally slain in their home, Frank Rath gave up his badge to raise his months’ old niece as his daughter. But with his skills and instincts he never truly strayed that far from the job, taking up the profession of private detective, often having his daughter Rachel help him see the pieces of the puzzle he was missing. When his friend from the force comes to him asking him to investigate what has happened to his gorgeous niece Mandy, whose car was left abandoned on the side of the road and no […]