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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 : Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm

Title : Unbecoming Author : Rebecca Scherm Narrators : Catherine Taber Genre : Mystery/Thriller Publisher : Penguin Audio Listening Length : 13 hours 30 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 Narrator Rating : 5/5 Unbecoming is an unusual coming-of-age novel. It is told from the point of view of the main protagonist, young, amenable, sharp-witted Grace, who’s […]

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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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Book Review : Lock In by John Scalzi

Title : Lock In Author : John Scalzi Genre : Sci-fi Publisher : Tor Pages: 336 Publish Date : August 26, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 4/5 Amazingly, I lover-of-all-that-is-hard-science-fiction hadn’t read John Scalzi before. I corrected that by reading “Lock In” who’s protagonist is a disease-inflicted human living his life […]

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Book Review : Invisible City by Julia Dahl

Title : Invisible City (Rebekah Roberts Novels) Author : Julia Dahl Genre : Mystery Publisher : Minotaur Books Pages: 304 Publish Date : May 6th, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 4.2/5 Rebekah Roberts is a journalist, a stringer to be precise. She has been working for the Tribune for a while, […]

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Book Review : A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante

Title : A Circle of Wives Author : Alice LaPlante Genre : Mystery Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press (Grove Atlantic) Pages: 325 Publish Date : March 4th, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 4.2/5 That title had me going. Circle here is a collective noun, so that should pique your interest. The […]

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Book Review : The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

Title : The Weight of Blood Author : Laura McHugh Genre : Mystery Publisher : Spiegel & Grau (Random House) Pages: 320 Publish Date : March 11th, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 4.5/5 Lucy Dane has grown up in the small rural town of Henbane, in the shadow of the Ozarks. […]

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Audiobook Review : Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Title : Gone Girl Author : Gillian Flynn Genre : Mystery Narrators : Kirby Heyborne and Julia Whelan Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 19 hrs 11 min Source : Library Rating : 5/5 Nick Dunne and Amy Elliot Dunne have been married five years, when on the day of their anniversary, Amy […]

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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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My Top 5 Books of 2013

I resolved to read at least 30 books in 2013, and I’ve read (or listened to) 39! Yay, Well Done Me, etc. etc. You have probably read my reviews on all of them here, on Goodreads and on my Facebook page . In no particular order then, here are my Top 5 Reads from among […]

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