Thank goodness I borrowed this ebook for free from the library. The last ebook I reviewed here (Sense and Insensibility), I paid about $4 for, and I would’ve paid double, because it was awesome. I just went to Amazon to get the link for this post, and saw that this is $7. I maybe maybe maybe would’ve paid a dollar, but absolutely no more than that. Anyway, like my title says, it was not a good book. However, I wanted to read it to the end to see what the twist was. Do not read this book, I’ll just tell […]
So I randomly picked this audiobook out at my local library. I was there with my nieces to read to dogs. Sidebar – my library has this awesome program where young readers can read whatever book they want to therapy dogs. It’s awesome, and my seven year old niece looks forward to it every month! This is her reading “Dragons Love Tacos” to one of the dogs a few months ago. Aaaaanyway, back to this book. I realized after I finished it that it’s book three in a series. I really can’t count the […]
I cannot tell a lie, dear reader: This is, technically, another cozy mystery. But it’s an awful lot more fun than the Scottish Play.
I’ll open this review by saying I have a very low tolerance for books or movies that feature torture. I just don’t want those images in my head. I don’t want to think about the fact that human beings do such depraved and terrible things to other human beings. I don’t want to think about the fact that people’s last hours have been filled with pain and horror initiated by the whims of another person. I don’t even want to think about how an author or director can sit there and conjure up terrible things to do to characters in […]
Trigger warning: Rape/captivity Helena Pelletier is just about as happy and at peace in her life as she can be. She has a loving husband, two daughters whom she loves, a jam making business and strong connection to nature and the world around her. In the first chapter or two, I was seriously envious, then the other shoe drops and we learn that Helena has been keeping secrets about her past. Now, due to her father escaping from prison (after fashioning a shiv out of toilet paper and toothpaste, say whaaaaaa???) not far from her house that her past is […]
Evie Boyd is the 14 year old daughter of separated and uninterested parents, whose imagination is caught one day by the sight of three girls – carefree and unselfconsciously different to everyone that surrounds her – walking through her boring, suburban life and, through a chance encounter, is slowly drawn onto the periphery of life at The Ranch, with its supposedly freewheeling lifestyle and charismatic leader, Russell. Drawn especially to Suzanne, one of The Girls that surrounds Russell, Evie watches from the sidelines as things start to turn sour, and is left wondering if she could have been one of […]
Picked this up off a paperback sale rack when I was looking for a light, easy, vacation read – and it didn’t disappoint. Cecilia accidentally stumbles upon a sealed envelope in her attic – addressed to her by her husband, with the instructions to only open it after his death. The problem is that her husband is very much alive, and when she asks him about it, it is very clear that he doesn’t want her to open it. Naturally she does, and discovers a secret that will forever change their lives, as well as the lives of so […]
This is my first Ann Rule book, which is probably a somewhat scandalous confession for someone who considers herself a murderino. The truth is I hadn’t really read any true crime other than In Cold Blood before becoming a My Favorite Murder fan, I more just watched a lot of true crime shows and movies (The Betty Broderick story anyone!? Anyone? Fist bump? No? Okay.) I obviously would have preferred to start out with The Stranger Beside me, but that wasn’t available from my audiobook service, so instead I got this. There was one aspect of this story I […]