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Review: Jimmy

Jimmy by William Malmborg My rating: 4 of 5 stars Jimmy has some major issues and tries to address them in the most brutal of fashions. Give this one a read... and then be sure not to walk home alone. View all my reviews
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Review: Three Sisters

Three Sisters by Heather Morris My rating: 4 of 5 stars I loved the first 2/3 of this book, when the girls shared about their experiences being deported and living in a concentration camp. I think the author did a fantastic job, as she did in the previous two books in the series. I also enjoyed seeing how life was for the two sisters who were in the camp as compared to the sister living "free" yet constantly in fear. The final stretch was still good, but not as compelling as the first part. It was nice to see the girls have a happy ending, but I am always more fascinated with the "active war" time period. I did think it did a nice job exploring the mental health/PTSD of the survivors and would have loved to see a stronger focus on that. All in all, a good book. Worth a read, especially if you read Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey. Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC. All opinions are my own. View all my

Review: The Therapist

The Therapist by B.A. Paris My rating: 4 of 5 stars A great domestic thriller that makes you ask what exactly happened in The Circle and who is telling the truth? Quick pace, lots of twists and red herrings, and an overall enjoyable read. Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC. All opinions are my own. View all my reviews

Review: Survive the Night

Survive the Night by Riley Sager My rating: 4 of 5 stars Each of Sager's books have been an absolute treat to read. This one is no different. Oddly reminiscent of The Hitcher film, this one brings Charlie and Josh together on a nighttime road trip that quickly turns deadly. Throw in a dash of delusions and apparent schizophrenia and you're not quite sure what to believe. Setting the book in the 90s was a nice touch too, since our protagonists can't just call for help on their cell phones, which heightens the drama. There are a multitude of twists throughout the book, some of them more telegraphed than others. Definitely worth a read! View all my reviews

Review: Serial

Serial by Casey Hill My rating: 4 of 5 stars Very interesting serial killer tale with a good psychology-based killer, though somewhat predictable towards the midway point. I enjoyed the book and will check out the second. View all my reviews

Review: The Journalist: A Paranormal Thriller

The Journalist A Paranormal Thriller by David Gardner August 1-31, 2021 Tour Synopsis: If Jeff can't save his ghostly ancestors from disappearing, so will he. Writing for a cheesy Boston tabloid, Jeff Beekle fabricates a whimsical tale about a mob-built CIA prison for ghosts. Which turns out to be true. Now both the mob and the CIA have Jeff in their sights. Even worse, Jeff discovers that his great-grandmother is an inmate and that she and the other spectral residents are being groomed as CIA spies. (And why not? They're invisible, draw no salary, and won't hop into bed with enemy agents.) To his horror, Jeff learns that ancestors held too long in earthly captivity will vanish as if never born, taking with them all their descendants, which includes him. Can Jeff outwit the mob and the CIA, free his ghostly ancestors, destroy the prison and save himself? My Review Take equal parts mob story, government conspiracy, and a heist thriller. Spri

Review: The Virtual Trail

The Virtual Trail by J.C. Fields My rating: 3 of 5 stars I usually love the Sean Kruger books but this one just was a 'meh' for me. It started with lots of thrills and action and kept up a steady pace. All of a sudden, the plot shifted more into trying to figure out which government agency Sean was going to work for. I feel like a missed the entire resolution of the actual main plot. To be fair, I was recovering from a surgery and had taken a lot of pain meds so that could be it, too. I'll definitely be back for book 9 (hopefully without any scars or pills). View all my reviews