Acts of Violet

One of my most anticipated for Summer 2022 Acts of Violet was such an interesting read! Violet Volk, one of the worlds most famous magicians disappeared almost 10 years ago, right in the middle of her comeback show. No one has been able to find a trace of her, though the conspiracy theories are everywhere….

In Her Boots

In KJ Dell’Antonia’s newest light and funny releases, In Her Boots, Rhett Gallagher has been traveling the world since she left in her early twenties. She’s made a living jumping from experiences and countries and by being the women behind The Modern Pioneer Girl, which is her her pseudonym on Instagram for sharing her adventure….

Things We Do in the Dark

Welp, Jennifer Hillier does it again with another unputdownable thriller. Paris Peralta has rebuilt her life. That is until she’s found covered in her celebrity husband’s blood and is on trial for his murder. At the same time, Ruby Reyes who was convicted of a murder similar to Paris’ in nineties Canada. Her unlikely release…

Midnight Dunes

Two things I love about this series: it’s set in Texas and they can each be read as standalones. While each of the books is linked through certain characters, the stories are all completely different and it’s not necessary to read the previous books to get to know our main characters. However, it is fun…

The Night Shift

It’s New Year’s Eve and the last evening of the 20th century. Four teenage girls are still working at the local Blockbuster (throwback!). All but one of the girls, including their supervisor at the time are brutally murdered and the only suspect disappears shortly after the murders. Fast forward 15 years, Ella, the lone survivor…

The Book of Cold Cases

I’m a huge Simone St. James fan. I really enjoy her mixture of mystery with the references to paranormal. 40 years ago Beth Greer was tired and acquitted of the Lady Killer Murders. Even though she was acquitted, Shea Collins is the true crime writer behind the blog The Book of Cold Cases, which dives…

The Appeal

This is an interesting one y’all! Told entirely through emails and text communications we follow two young lawyers as they try to determine who might be guilty of murder based solely on emails, messages, and letters. Tasked with finding out who the real victim is and who is being imprisoned falsely, we get a glimpse…

The Bright Side Running Club

Keira has just had her life turned upside down when she’s given the news that she has Breast Cancer. She’s determined to keep living her life the way she has been, but soon finds herself overwhelmed by treatment, expectations, and the doubts in her head. Enter Tasmin, who is also going through treatment and convinces…

Just Like the Other Girls

After her mother dies, Una is trying to get her life back on track. She stumbles upon a job as a live-in helper to elderly Elspeth McKenzie. While the job itself isn’t exactly what Una had in mind, her room & board is covered, and she’s making enough month to start saving for her dream…

The Magnolia Palace

I’m a big Fiona Davis fan. I really enjoy the historical topics she chooses. They’re generally about less known events or about historical places that she creates stories around. She always incorporates real characters into her books and includes great links for more information around the people and places she writes about. In The Magnolia…