Book Review Of “The Oyster Thief” By Sonia Faruqi @Sonia_Faruqi @Pegasus_Books

“It took her a journey across the ocean to learn what she knew of love and fear and hate, but the essence of it came to her in an instant, as she succumbed to the churning black depths of the deep sea.” Coralline is a shy mermaid in the Atlantic...

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Book Review Of “Riddance” By Shelley Jackson @CatapultStory

Eleven-year-old Jane Grandison, tormented by her stutter, sits in the back seat of a car, letter in hand inviting her to live and study at the Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-Mouth Children. Founded in 1890 by Headmistress Sybil Joines, the school—at first glance—is a sanctuary for...

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Book Review Of “Every Breath” By Nicholas Sparks @GrandCentralPub

Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she’s been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family’s cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the...

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Book Review Of ” A Simple Favor” By Darcey Bell @HarperPerennial

She’s your best friend. She knows all your secrets. That’s why she’s so dangerous. A single mother’s life is turned upside down when her best friend vanishes in this chilling debut thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. It starts with a simple favor—an ordinary kindness mothers...

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Book Review Of “When The Lights Go Out” By Mary Kubica @HarlequinBooks @HarperCollins @Parkrowbooks

Jessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother. She rents a new apartment and applies for college. But when the college informs her that her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers a shocking detail that causes...

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Blog Tour And Book Review For “Putney” By Sofka Zinovieff @HarperBooks @Jenmurfee

In the spirit of Zoë Heller’s Notes on a Scandal and Tom Perrotta’s Mrs. Fletcher, an explosive and thought-provoking novel about the far-reaching repercussions of an illicit relationship between a young girl and a man twenty years her senior. A rising star in the London arts scene of the early 1970s, gifted composer Ralph...

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Book Review Of “Cherry” By Nico Walker @AAKnopf

Cleveland, Ohio, 2003. A young man is just a college freshman when he meets Emily. They share a passion for Edward Albee and ecstasy and fall hard and fast in love. But soon Emily has to move home to Elba, New York, and he flunks out of school and joins...

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Book Review Of “The Favorite Sister” By Jessica Knoll #Booksparks #SRC2018

When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder… Brett’s the fan favorite. Tattooed and only twenty-seven, the meteoric success of her spin studio—and her recent engagement to her girlfriend—has...

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Book Review Of “The Glitch” By Elisabeth Cohen @Doubledaybooks

Shelley Stone might be a little overwhelmed. She runs the company Conch, the manufacturer of a small wearable device that attaches to the user’s ear and whispers helpful advice and prompts. She’s married with two small children, Nova and Blazer, both of whom are learning Mandarin. She employs a cook,...

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Book Review Of “Our Kind Of Cruelty” By Araminta Hall @mcdbooks @fsgbooks @FSGOriginals

This is a love story. This is a tragedy. This is a book about a break up so bad that when you put the pieces of the love story back together, what you get is MURDER … *** Mike knows that most of us travel through the world as one...

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Book Review Of “The Eliza’s” By Sara Shepard @atriabooks @booksparks #NoShelfControl #Springreading

  When debut novelist Eliza Fontaine is found at the bottom of a hotel pool, her family at first assumes that it’s just another failed suicide attempt. But Eliza swears she was pushed, and her rescuer is the only witness. Desperate to find out who attacked her, Eliza takes it...

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Book Review Of “All The Beautiful Lies” By Peter Swanson @WmMorrowBooks @PeterSwanson3

Harry Ackerson has always considered his step-mother Alice to be sexy and beautiful, in an “other worldly” way. She has always been kind and attentive, if a little aloof in the last few years. Days before his college graduation, Alice calls with shocking news. His father is dead and the...

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Book Review Of “Sometimes I Lie” By Alice Feeney @Flatironbooks @alicewriterland

    My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me:  1. I’m in a coma.  2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore.  3. Sometimes I lie.  Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She...

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Book Review Of ” Best Friends Forever” By Margot Hunt @bookclubbish #mirabooks

How well do you really know your best friend? Kat Grant and Alice Campbell have a friendship forged in shared confidences and long lunches lubricated by expensive wine. Though they’re very different women—the artsy socialite and the struggling suburbanite—they’re each other’s rocks. But even rocks crumble under pressure. Like when...

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