Book Review: Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak

Brenda Novak is a name you’ll have seen on my blog before, I’m a huge fan of her Evelyn Talbot chronicles, so I jumped at the chance to read her latest standalone novel, Before We Were Strangers, which is publishing on 4th December. Something happened to her mother that night. Something no one wants to talk about. … Continue reading Book Review: Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak

Book Review: The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop

Winthrop’s latest novel, The Mercy Seat, publishes June 14th. As the sun begins to set over Louisiana one October day in 1943, a young black man faces the final hours of his life: at midnight, eighteen-year-old Willie Jones will be executed by electric chair for raping a white girl - a crime some believe he … Continue reading Book Review: The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop

Book Review: The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

After seeing so many glowing reviews for The Broken Girls, my expectations for this one were sky high. After reading this book, I can tell you, my expectations were met! 1950 - At the crumbling Idlewild Hall school for unwanted girls, four room-mates begin to bond over dark secrets and whispered fears - until one of … Continue reading Book Review: The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

#Nonfiction Book Review: The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya & Elizabeth Weil

*Thanks for the free book, Crown Publishing; it’s my pleasure to be a part of your monthly book send programme and provide honest reviews for the titles chosen* A story of war and what comes after. "The plot provided by the universe was filled with starvation, war and rape. I would not--could not--live in that … Continue reading #Nonfiction Book Review: The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya & Elizabeth Weil

Book Review: All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

This is the third novel I’ve read by Swanson, I loved both The Kind Worth Killing and Her Every Fear, so it should come as no surprise that I loved his latest novel, All the Beautiful Lies. Book Description: Harry Ackerson has always considered his stepmother Alice to be sexy and beautiful, in an "otherworldly" … Continue reading Book Review: All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson