League of Liars

This is my first book by Astrid Scholte, and I tend to really enjoy a good YA fantasy especially with unique magic systems. So when the folks from Penguin Teen asked if I wanted to read an early copy, of course I jumped at the opportunity. Part courtroom drama, part jailbreak/heist, League of Liars follows…

Woman Last Seen

Two women, of very different backgrounds, go missing in the same week. Leigh Fletcher has been happily married for 10 years with two step boys. She left for work and never returned. Kai Janssen, is married to a wealthy Dutch business man who seems to have just vanished. Both husbands are distraught and both are…

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…

A Flicker in the Dark

Chloe Davis has spent her whole life trying to fix herself, and now as a 32 year old psychologist she helps others to fix themselves. While she’s tells herself she’s doing better these days, her family’s past is never far from her mind. Twenty years ago, her father kidnapped and killed six girls in their…

The Roughest Draft

Katrina Freeling and Nathan Van Huysen haven’t spoken in four years, since they put the finishing touches on their bestselling novel. Now, to fulfill their contract, they’ve been thrown back together to write one final book. What could go wrong? Is it just me or does anyone get major Beach Read by Emily Henry vibes?…

The School for Good Mothers

This review really pains me to write as it was one of my most anticipated for January 2022. The School for Good Mothers is being touted as a new The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s part speculative fiction, part science fiction, and really focuses on the the plight of motherhood. Especially in today’s society where everyone has…

One Step too Far

I read Before She Disappeared earlier this year, and it was my very first Lisa Gardner book. I loved it and was determined to read more from Gardner. I actually didn’t get around to any of her backlist this year, but I did find out that Frankie Elkin was coming back and I was stoked!…

Desolation Canyon

Detective Nolan and the gang are back in the second installment of the Detective Margaret Nolan Series and I am here for it! It’s no secret that I enjoy solid crime and police procedural books the best. Especially when I don’t know what I feel like reading, they can always pull me out of a…