The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

  Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage…

Book Review: Once Upon A River

  On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later, the girl…

Book Review: Widow Walk by Gar LaSalle

  Widow Walk is book one of Gar LaSalle’s HISTORICAL FICTION SAGA. Told in the FIRST PERSON POV, the story takes place in 1867, a time of high tension in the American PACIFIC NORTHWEST between indigenous native Americans and colonists― conflict roused after the PUGET SOUND’S WAR and the TREATY OF MEDICINE CREEK in 1854. The…

A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice

This is my second book by Christopher Rice, and I enjoyed this PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER/COMING-OF-AGE story set in contemporary NEW ORLEANS. The mood is ominous, brooding with tightly wound emotions. Homoerotic desires and secrets unravel in unspeakable violence amidst four childhood friends. Seams unravel bit by bit as MURDER and SUICIDE undo four friendships, climaxing with a…

Book Review: I’ll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzie

  Goodreads Blurb Deeply buried secrets make for a disturbing family reunion in bestselling author Catherine McKenzie’s tantalizing novel of PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE, named one of the Hottest Books of Summer by Goodreads. What happened to Amanda Holmes? Twenty years ago, she was found bludgeoned in a rowboat at the MacAllister family’s Camp Macaw. No one…

Book Review: Father Figure by James J. Cudney

    Goodreads Blurb Between the fast-paced New York City, a rural Mississippi town and a charming Pennsylvania college campus filled with secrets, two young girls learn the consequences of growing up too quickly. Abused by her mother, Amalia Graeme longs to escape her desolate hometown and fall in love. Contemplating her loss of innocence…

Book Review of The Vines and Where the Forest Meets the Stars

For several months, my WIP has consumed my time. My paranormal historical fiction novel is currently at 40,000 words, but there’s still much work before I reach my goal of completion by late-fall or early-winter.  Meanwhile, when my tired brain needs a rest, I take to reading a good book.  A recent find was Glendy Vanderah’s…

Book Review: Heir of Doom by Jina S. Bazzar

  Title: Heir of Doom: The Roxanne Fosch Files Book 2 Author: Jina S. Bazzar Genre: Fantasy Adventure Fiction Publisher: Creativia Publishing, February 20, 2019 Print Edition: 706 Pages Amazon Blurb She no longer has to run and hide, but other problems have surfaced. Her clan has other plans for her, and even the combined might…

Book Review: Clarissa’s Warning by Isobel Blackthorn

  Title: Clarissa’s Warning Author: Isobel Blackthorn Genre: Gothic Mystery Publisher: Creativia Publishing, November 30, 2018 Kindle Pages: 257 Blurb After she buys an ancient stone ruin on Fuerteventura – the island of her dreams – her mystic aunt Clarissa warns her of danger.  Claire pays no heed, but soon after she moves to the…

Book Review: Justice for Belle by Didi Oviatt

Book Title: Justice for Belle Author: Didi Oviatt Genre: Psychological Thriller, Suspense Publisher: Creativia Publishing, May 15, 2019 Kindle Pages: 119 Blurb Ahnia has a very dicey past, one that is scratching under the surface, just dying to get out. She’s hit rock bottom, broke and desperate to be on top again. When she finds…