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
Guest Post: Radio Days by LS Hawker

Guest Post: Radio Days by LS Hawker

Setting a novel in a radio station has been a long-time dream of mine. Early in my career, when I had no concept of how much money was required to both pay rent and eat, I worked at a small-market top-forty station in a Midwestern college town. My current thriller Body and Bone is set in a radio station modeled on that one, and the memory of it sparks almost insane levels of weepy nostalgia.

This was my first full-time job after graduating from the University of Kansas, and most of the employees were early-twenties recent college grads eager to take on the broadcasting world. We built that station from the ground up—the building wasn’t even finished when I was hired—and worked twelve- to sixteen-hour days for weeks ramping up to go on the air.






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
Book Expo 2016: Editor’s Buzz Books

Book Expo 2016: Editor’s Buzz Books

This week is Book Expo America and it’s being held right here in Chicago! Yesterday was the Bloggers Conference where I heard many new good ideas and tools to use to make blogging a great experience. I got excited all over again about what I can do in this space and felt a renewed energy to focus on the blog.






Posted May 12, 2016 by Kimberly in Reading / 1 Comment