Before She Disappeared

This is actually my first Lisa Gardner book and it certainly will not be my last. Frankie Elkin is a recovering alcoholic who has stumbled into a new addiction. Finding missing people, no matter what the cost. Based upon real people who search for the missing for nothing other than to give families answers, Gardner…

All Girls

Raise you’re hand if you went to an all girls school for high school! I did and honestly I think it really influenced my rating on this story. At it’s core All Girls is a coming of age story that takes place at a prestigious all girls boarding school. Set in 2015 but highly influenced…

January 2021 Wrap Up

Apparently it’s been a few months since I sat down and wrote up a monthly wrap up. If you’re new to Speaking Of…, I like to post a monthly wrap up of everything I read during the month. I link my reviews to what I read for easy access, talk about any books I did…

The Removed

It’s been fifteen years since their teenage son Ray-Ray was killed in a police shooting and left an emptiness within the Echota family. Told from multiple POVs, Maria the mother, Sonja the older sister, Edgar the younger brother, and Tsala a Cherokee prophet; this is a story of grief and how it has shaped and…

Deep into the Dark

Deep into the Dark is the newest series by author PJ Tracy, which follows Detective Margaret Nolan. if you know me, you will know that I love my detective series especially with female leads, so I was very excited when I received a copy of this book. While the series is focused on Detective Nolan,…

Circling the Sun

Our January Let’s Read Rant Repeat Book Club discussion is this week, January 24, 2021 at 7:00pm CST! If you want to join in on the discussion, head to our instagram stories at 7:00pm, where we’ll be live over on @letsreadrantrepeat! About Let’s Read Rant Repeat Bookstagram is such a wonderful community and I have…

New Release Tuesday | January 12, 2021

It’s Tuesday, which means new books are being released all over the world! Or at least in the US anyway. This week there are almost two dozen books that I’m really excited to share with you! Keep reading to see which new books are hitting shelves this week! The same way new movies come out…

Death of a Messenger

If you follow me either here on the blog or on instagram (@speakingof_books), you will know that Mysteries and Detective series are my bread and butter. I love them. I love getting to know the characters and following their careers. I mean Law & Order SUV is my favorite show, so of course I love…

The Fortunate Ones

The Fortunate Ones is not a book I would typically pick up, but Algonquin Books sent me a copy and I’m so glad they did. This is a fabulous book. This is the coming of age story of Charlie Boykin. Born to a teenage mom , he lives with his mom and aunt in poorer…