When I started this book all I could think of was that the main character Joel reminded me of a cross between Ove (from A Man Called Ove) and Allan Karlsson (from the 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared) and both of those guys I loved, I truly and deeply loved. Its easiest to just start out saying that I give this novel 5 stars. It made me cry. Yes, I cried. I don’t know what it is that has been happening to me lately, I used to be so tough with my reviews.
Published: May 28, 2019 by Kensington Books Genre/Category: Mystery & Thrillers Read For: NetGalley Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 4 1/2 stars Book synopsis from Amazon: If it wasn’t for art thieves, spies and killers, Alex Vlodnachek’s life would be bliss. Her freelance career is catching fire. Her relationship with B&B owner Ian Sterling is flirty and fun. She’s even attending a glittering cocktail party at his sprawling Victorian inn. But, to this ex-reporter, something seems “off.” And it’s not the canapés. When Ian’s father vanishes, the enigmatic innkeeper asks for her discretion. And her assistance. Meanwhile, Alex is having the opposite problem at her
Whatever It Takes by Jessica Pack Published: May 28, 2019 by Kensington Books Genre/Category: Women’s Fiction Read For: NetGalley Review ⭐️⭐️💫 2 ½ stars
Beyond the Gravy by Mandy Morton Published: May 16, 2019 by Farrago Genre/Category: Humor, Mystery & Thrillers, Read For: NetGalley Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 stars Book synopsis from Amazon: Psychic cat Irene Peggledrip is being visited by a band of malevolent spirits who all claim to be murderers. Not only is their message disturbing, but they cause chaos with indoor snowstorms, flying books and the untimely demise of a delicious Victoria sponge. Irene calls in Hettie and Tilly of the No. 2 Feline Detective Agency to help, but they’re not sure how far their skills reach into the spirit realm. Meanwhile, Lavender Stamp, the town’s
Published: April 13, 2019 by Inkubator Books Genre/Category: Mystery & Thrillers, Womens Fiction Read For: NetGalley Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 3 1/2 stars Book synopsis from Amazon: The one obituary you never want to read – is your own. Laura Swallow is dead. A life cut tragically short, says the newspaper obituary. But that’s a lie. Estate agent Laura did not die in a car accident. She is alive and well. At first, Laura thinks it’s a sick joke. But multiple announcements of her death are followed by increasingly sinister real-life events. Already fragile, struggling to recover from a recent divorce, Laura is
The Lost Night by Andrea Bartz Published: February 26, 2019 by Crown Publishing Genre/Category: Mystery & Thrillers Read For: NetGalley Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars Book synopsis from Amazon: What really happened the night Edie died? Years later, her best friend Lindsay will learn how unprepared she is for the truth. In 2009, Edie had New York’s social world in her thrall. Mercurial and beguiling, she was the shining star of a group of recent graduates living in a Brooklyn loft and treating New York like their playground. When Edie’s body was found near a suicide note at the end