// Book Review // The Braxton Campus Mysteries :: Academic Curveball # 1 by: James J. Cudney

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The Braxton Campus Mysteries: Academic Curveball # 1 by: James J. Cudney
Published October 15, 2018 by Next Chapter
Fiction/Cozy Mystery

When Kellan Ayrwick returns home for his father’s retirement from Braxton College, he finds a dead body in Diamond Hall’s stairwell.

Unfortunately, Kellan has a connection to the victim, and so do several members of his family. Could one of them be guilty of murder? Soon after, the college’s athletic program receives mysterious donations, a nasty blog denounces his father and someone attempts to change students’ grades.

Someone is playing games on campus, but none of the facts add up. With the help of his eccentric and trouble-making nana, Kellan tries to stay out of the sheriff’s way. And if that wasn’t enough already, his own past comes spiraling back to change his life forever. Continue reading “// Book Review // The Braxton Campus Mysteries :: Academic Curveball # 1 by: James J. Cudney”

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// Audio Book Review // I Found You by: Lisa Jewell // SPOILER ALERT

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I Found You by: Lisa Jewell
Published April 25, 2017 by Atria Books
Mystery/Thriller/Fiction

‘How long have you been sitting out here?’
‘I got here yesterday.’
‘Where did you come from?’
‘I have no idea.’

East Yorkshire: Single mum Alice Lake finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgement she invites him in to her home.

Surrey: Twenty-one-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed. Continue reading “// Audio Book Review // I Found You by: Lisa Jewell // SPOILER ALERT”

// Book Review // The Other Woman by: Sadie Jones

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The Other Woman by: Sadie Jones
Published August 21, 2018 by Minotaur Books
Fiction/Mystery/Suspense

Emily thinks Adam’s perfect; the man she thought she’d never meet. But lurking in the shadows is a rival; a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves.

Emily chose Adam, but she didn’t choose his mother Pammie. There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants: Emily gone forever. Continue reading “// Book Review // The Other Woman by: Sadie Jones”

// Audio Book Review // This Lie Will Kill You by: Chelsea Pitcher

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This Lie Will Kill You by: Chelsea Pitcher
Published December 11, 2018 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Mystery/Young Adult/Thriller

Tell the truth. Or face the consequences.

Clue meets Riverdale in this page-turning thriller that exposes the lies five teens tell about a deadly night one year ago.

One year ago, there was a party.
At the party, someone died.
Five teens each played a part and up until now, no one has told the truth.

But tonight, the five survivors arrive at an isolated mansion in the hills, expecting to compete in a contest with a $50,000 grand prize. Of course…some things are too good to be true.

Now, they realize they’ve been lured together by a person bent on revenge, a person who will stop at nothing to uncover what actually happened on that deadly night, one year ago.

Five arrived, but not all can leave. Will the truth set them free?
Or will their lies destroy them all? Continue reading “// Audio Book Review // This Lie Will Kill You by: Chelsea Pitcher”

// Book Review // Then She Was Gone by: Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone by: Lisa Jewell
Published April 17, 2018 by Atria Books
Mystery/Thriller/Fiction

THEN
She was fifteen, her mother’s golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone.

NOW
It’s been ten years since Ellie disappeared, but Laurel has never given up hope of finding her daughter.

And then one day a charming and charismatic stranger called Floyd walks into a café and sweeps Laurel off her feet.

Before too long she’s staying the night at this house and being introduced to his nine year old daughter.

Poppy is precocious and pretty – and meeting her completely takes Laurel’s breath away.

Because Poppy is the spitting image of Ellie when she was that age. And now all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back.

What happened to Ellie? Where did she go?

Who still has secrets to hide? Continue reading “// Book Review // Then She Was Gone by: Lisa Jewell”

// Book Review // Solitaire by: Alice Oseman

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Solitaire by: Alice Oseman
Published July 31, 2014 by Harper Collins Children’s Books UK
Young Adult/Mystery/Mental Health

In case you’re wondering, this is not a love story.

My name is Tori Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year – before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of A-Levels and university applications and the fact that one day I really will have to start talking to people – I had friends. Things were very different, I guess, but that’s all over now.

Now there’s Solitaire. And Michael Holden.

I don’t know what Solitaire are trying to do, and I don’t care about Michael Holden.

I really don’t. Continue reading “// Book Review // Solitaire by: Alice Oseman”

// Audio Book Review // An Anonymous Girl by: Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

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An Anonymous Girl by: Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Published January 8, 2019 by St. Martin’s Press
Thriller/Mystery/Suspense

The next novel of psychological suspense and obsession from the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us.

Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed.

When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave.

Question #1: Could you tell a lie without feeling guilt?

But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking… and what she’s hiding.

Question #2: Have you ever deeply hurt someone you care about?

As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.

Question #3: Should a punishment always fit the crime?

Continue reading “// Audio Book Review // An Anonymous Girl by: Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen”