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Audiobook Review : The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Title : The Couple Next Door Author : Shari Lapena Narrators : Kirsten Potter Genre : Mystery Publisher : Penguin Audio Listening Length : 8 hours 40 minutes Rating : 3.3/5 Narrator Rating : 4/5 Babysitter having bailed last minute, Anne and Marco leave baby daughter Cora at home alone while stepping out for dinner […]

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Audiobook Review : The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Title : The Big Sleep Author : Raymond Chandler Narrator : Elliott Gould Genre : Mystery Publisher : Phoenix Books Listening Length : 6 hours 11 minutes Rating : 3/5 Narrator Rating : 4/5 I’m not a big Raymond Chandler fan, but everytime I listen to a not-so-good book, I strive to try something new. […]

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Audiobook Review : Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Title : Night Film Author : Marisha Pessl Narrator : Jake Weber Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 23 hours 9 minutes Rating : 3/5 I’d read many wonderful reviews of this book and was attracted by the “mystery/psychological thriller” bit. Unfortunately, what I’d missed, was that this novel was […]

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Audiobook Review : The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

Title : The Woman Upstairs Author : Claire Messud Narrator : Cassandra Campbell Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 11 hours Rating : 3/5 The book blurb seemed to indicate that “The Woman Upstairs” would be about a lonely spinster and her life as influenced by one charismatic family. Well, […]

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Book Review : Trouble Has a New Name

Title : Trouble Has a New Name Author : Adite Banerjie Genre : Romance Publisher : Harlequin Pages: 192 Publish Date : July 15th, 2014 Source : Author Rating : 3/5 This is author Banerjie’s second romance novel after “The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal”. And in this novel, she has model Rayna Dutt meet arrogant […]

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Book Review : Flying Shoes by Lisa Howorth

Title : Flying Shoes Author : Lisa Howorth Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Bloomsbury Pages: 336 Publish Date : June 17, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 3/5 Mary Byrd Thornton has received an unsettling phone call from a reporter seeking details about her little brother’s unsolved murder. The police are apparently […]

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Book Review : Alison’s Automotive Repair Manual by Brad Barkley

Title : Alison’s Automotive Repair Manual Author : Brad Barkley Genre : Contemporary Publisher : St. Martin’s Press Pages: 288 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 3/5 Alison Durst lives with her sister Sarah and brother-in-law Bill as she attempts to recover from the death of her husband Marty, two years ago. Family, […]

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Book Review : Lake of Tears by Mary Logue (2014)

Title : Lake of Tears Author : Mary Logue Genre : Mystery Publisher : Tyrus Books Pages: 208 Publish Date : January 1st, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 3/5 Lake of Tears is the 9th book of the Claire Watkins series. In this, Deputy Sheriff Watkins takes over temporarily as Sheriff […]

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Book Review : The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker

Title : The Thinking woman’s Guide to Real Magic Author : Emily Croy Barker Genre : Fantasy Publisher : Pamela Dorman Books Publish Date : August 1st 2013 Pages : 563 Source : Publisher Rating : 3/5 Nora Fischer is working on her dissertation for graduate school. Life isn’t going well; Nora’s chosen topic is […]

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Book Review : Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman

Title : Looking for Me Author : Beth Hoffman Genre : Chick-lit, Women’s Fiction Publisher : Pamela Dorman Books Pages : 354 Source : Publisher Rating : 3/5 Country girl Teddi Overman has a penchant for antiques. When her mother wants her to take up a “dependable” profession instead, Teddi leaves home for Charleston, with […]

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