Review: The Widow by Fiona Barton

  The Widow by Fiona Barton New American Library an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC Release Date: February 16, 2016 My Review (4 Stars: Liked It A Lot!) In her debut novel, The Widow, the author, Fiona Barton, skillfully presents a detective story. The case is that a two year old child goes missing from her front lawn. Among the… Continue reading Review: The Widow by Fiona Barton

Review: What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross

  What Was Mine: A Novel by Helen Klein Ross Gallery Books An Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2016 (Includes Readers Guide) My Review (5 Stars: Loved it!) The excellent book trailer (below) opens with the question: "WHAT IF YOU TOOK A BABY AND GOT AWAY WITH IT?" In What Was Mine, author Helen Klein Ross imagines the… Continue reading Review: What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross

Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Delacorte Press, 2014 From GoodReads literary awards Milwaukee County Teen Book Award Nominee (2015), The Inky Awards Nominee for Silver Inky (2015), Bookworm Best Award for Best Fiction (2014), Goodreads Choice Award for Young Adult Fiction (2014), The Magnolia Award Nominee for 9-12 (2016) My Review (5 Stars: Loved It!) I can see why… Continue reading Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Review: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult Emily Bestler Books, Atria, 2013 My Review (4 Stars: Liked it a lot!) I liked The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult a lot.  However, it is about the Holocaust and is violent and graphic in detail at times.  After reading Part I, I was disturbed by the story and questioned whether I would continue.… Continue reading Review: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Review: The Last September by Nina de Gramont

The Last September by Nina de Gramont Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2015 My Review ( 5 Stars: Loved It!) Author, Nina de Gramont expertly tugs the reader along in this suspenseful page turner. In The Last September, the plot is not too complicated.  There are many references to Emily Dickinson, that I might not have completely understood.… Continue reading Review: The Last September by Nina de Gramont

Review: Prodigal Son by Danielle Steel

Prodigal Son: A Novel by Danielle Steel Delacorte Press and imprint of Random House, a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company, New York, 2015 My Review (3 Stars: Liked It!) Prodigal Son was a short, quick read for me.  Since I haven't read any other novels  by Danielle Steel (see list below), I… Continue reading Review: Prodigal Son by Danielle Steel

Review: Remember Mia by Alexandra Burt

Remember Mia by Alexandra Burt and Readers Guide Berkley Publishing Group an Imprint of Penguin Random House, 2015 Review (4 Stars: Liked it a lot!) Estelle Paradise (27) is suffering from postpartum depression with psychosis.  One day she wakes up and her 7 month old daughter, Mia, is missing.  Every trace of Mia in the house is… Continue reading Review: Remember Mia by Alexandra Burt

Review: Defending Jacob by William Landay

  Defending Jacob by William Landy Delacorte Press, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House,  inc. New York, 2012 My Review (5 Stars: Loved it!) Within just a few pages of reading Defending Jacob, I was hooked.  Author William Landy hits a perfectly mystifying tone. Lead assistant district attorney Andrew Barber's adolescent… Continue reading Review: Defending Jacob by William Landay

Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn Random House, LLC, 2012 Description (from the author's website): Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn, takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. As… Continue reading Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn