Category Archives: Book Review

Make Me: a Jack Reacher Novel

Make Me by Lee Child My rating: 5 of 5 stars Stephen King says Jack Reacher is “the coolest continuing series character now on offer,” and who am I to argue with Stephen King? Although it is true that after … Continue reading

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A Curious Beginning: a new Victorian mystery series

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn My rating: 5 of 5 stars Celebrate! A Curious Beginning is the FIRST Veronica Speedwell mystery! That means we have more to look forward to. Miss Speedwell is a most improper Victorian spinster. She … Continue reading

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Crooked Little Lies

Crooked Little Lies by Barbara Taylor Sissel My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s hard to put this story into a neat little slot and call it romance, or mystery, or suspense, or women’s fiction. It’s all of those things … Continue reading

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A Re-Blog from Susan Finlay

How to Write a Book Review 02ThursdayApr 2015 Posted by Susan Finlay Before I became an author, I never wrote book reviews on Amazon. It never occurred to me that I should. I would read them, but I didn’t think it … Continue reading

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Inherit the Past by Susan Finlay

Inherit the Past by Susan Finlay My rating: 5 of 5 stars Inherit the Past starts with two old women, who don’t seem to like each other very much, sharing a meal and arguing about a terrible, mysterious secret. Margrit … Continue reading

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The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Cynthia Swanson’s debut novel brings a new twist, deftly written, to a well worn familiar theme: What would my life be like if I had made a different choice? … Continue reading

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CAPTURED by Neil Cross

Captured by Neil Cross My rating: 5 of 5 stars At first I thought this book was going to be a tear-jerker. It’s about a divorced man, living alone, who has just been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and has … Continue reading

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I, Anna by Elsa Lewin

I, Anna by Elsa Lewin My rating: 5 of 5 stars I, Anna, recently released as an ebook, was originally written in 1984. It paints a grim picture, laced with dark humor, of a fifty year-old woman trying to make … Continue reading

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Keep Your Friends Close

Keep Your Friends Close by Paula Daly My rating: 5 of 5 stars Keep your Friends Close grabbed me from the first page. I literally couldn’t put it down. The story is mostly told from two contrasting viewpoints: Natty, the … Continue reading

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What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty My rating: 5 of 5 stars Most of us reach a time in our life when we would really like to have a do-over. What Alice Forgot speaks to that momentary longing. Alice has … Continue reading

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