Category: Book Reviews

Review: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Review: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

On a foggy summer night, eleven people–ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter–depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs–the painter–and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul’s family.

With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members–including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot–the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens.






Posted August 11, 2016 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Mystery, Reading, Suspense, Thrillers / 0 Comments
Review: Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

Review: Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do.

You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realise Jack and Grace are never apart.

Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows.






Posted August 9, 2016 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Reading, Suspense, Thrillers / 0 Comments
Review: The Wages of Sin by Nancy Allen

Review: The Wages of Sin by Nancy Allen

In rural McCown County, Missouri, a young pregnant woman is found beaten to death in a trailer park. The only witness to the murder is Ivy, her six-year-old daughter, who points to her mom’s boyfriend—father of the unborn child. County prosecutor Madeleine Thompson promises the community justice, and in the Ozarks, that can only mean one thing: a death sentence.






Posted May 26, 2016 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Mystery, Reading / 0 Comments
Review: Everything She Forgot by Lisa Ballantyne

Review: Everything She Forgot by Lisa Ballantyne

Some things aren’t meant to be remembered . . .

They’re calling it the worst pileup in London history. Margaret Holloway is driving home, but her mind is elsewhere—on a troubled student, her daughter’s acting class, the next day’s meeting—when she’s rear-ended and trapped in the wreckage. Just as she begins to panic, a disfigured stranger pulls her from the car seconds before it’s engulfed in flames. Then he simply disappears.






Thriller Thursday: Coercion by Tim Tigner

Thriller Thursday: Coercion by Tim Tigner

The phone rings and the offer is made, leaving you only seconds to decide. Betray your country or your family will drop dead before your eyes.

KGB general Vasily Karpov is secretly restoring Russia’s superpower status by forcing elite Americans into traitorous acts of espionage and sabotage. Meanwhile his greatest coup targets Russia itself, where Karpov is conspiring to capture the Kremlin for himself.






Posted September 24, 2015 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Reading, Thriller Thursday, Thrillers / 2 Comments
Thriller Thursday: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Thriller Thursday: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Did you read The Girl on the Train? What did you think about it? Please share your thoughts with me in the comments!

I usually read the entire book and then think about it for a few days before I sit down to write my review. I do this because sometimes the way I feel about a book changes after I’ve had a chance to process it as a whole. But as I’m reading The Girl on the Train, I have some pretty strong emotions from the beginning, so I wanted to see what happens to my review if I write down my thoughts along the way.






Review: Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell

Review: Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell

I’ve been a Kay Scarpetta fan since Postmortem was released in 1990 and jumped at the chance to review Flesh and Blood. Author Patricia Cornwell has always been a masterful storyteller who could keep me up all night to finish her books in one sitting and leave me too terrified to go to sleep when I did finally finish. I expected the same from F&B.






Posted August 26, 2015 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Mystery, Reading, Suspense, Thrillers / 1 Comment