I am so glad this series exists! I cannot wait for book 2 now!! This was a wonderful cozy mystery with an amazing dog everyone will fall in love with and quirky characters to keep you laughing!
When Maddy inherits her recently passed great aunt’s home, bakery, and dog, she’s definitely in over her head. She’s happy to just sell it all and get the money for more shoes, except that there’s a clause in this will. She can’t just sell it, she’s got to live in the house, run the bakery, and care for the dog. When a murder and a fire take place in her very newly acquired bakery, her whole life turns upside down as she finds that she wants to find the murderer and save the bakery!
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This was such a fun and exciting story! I loved the animated characters with distinct personalities, and I enjoyed how their long working relationship has made them connected in a special way.
Billie, Helen, Natalie, and Mary Ann are assassins who have been working together for so many years, and now it’s time for their retirement! YAY!… except it seems that this all-expense paid cruise was a set-up and now they are the targets!
Continue reading “Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn”
This was a fantastic crime and investigative thriller! I enjoyed the mystery and found the characters to be interesting and easy to invest in!
Mari Alvarez lost her mother years ago to an unsolved murder. Now Mari is an investigative reporter and has found another murder that resembles her mother’s death. When the murders continue, Mari knows she has to dig into what is happening to save future victims and maybe herself.
Continue reading “All the Broken Girls by Linda Hurtado Bond”
This was such a fun historical mystery! I love that this features characters from Jane Austin’s novels reimagined as spies!
This is the third book in The Secret Life of Mary Bennet series, but it can absolutely be read as a standalone. I loved the mix of mystery and romance and all the relationships between the characters. I really enjoyed Mary as a spy. I thought she was quite fun!
Continue reading “The Lady’s Guide to Death and Deception by Katherine Cowley”
Wow! This book was amazing! It’s an emotional, mysterious, murderous, infuriating, and moving story. Get ready for a rollercoaster of emotions. I need to go back and read all of Ellen Marie Wiseman’s other books now!
Sage has a twin Rosemary, but she has been dead for 6 years. Until Sage finds out that Rosemary didn’t die, but instead, her mother had her placed in Willowbrook State School, and now Rosemary is missing. After her mother passed away, Sage was left all alone with her deadbeat step-father, and now she’s on her own to find out what happened to Rosemary. Except when she gets to Willowbrook, she’s mistaken for Rosemary, and ends up as a patient.
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This book was a really good read, but I did have some struggles with it. It’s still a 4 star read for me, but The Last Thing to Burn was so outstanding, and this did not quite live up to that. It’s still a solid thriller, and it will entertain you all the way through.
Molly and Katie are twins. When Katie is found dead, Molly travels from Europe to America to find out what happened.
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Wow, this book is the kind of story that sticks with you for a long time. I read this in July, and it has continued to be a story that I think about! It’s emotional, heartbreaking, and surprising. It’s a page-turner, and you won’t be able to put it down!
After a fire breaks out on her family’s compound, Avery and her brother Cole escape. When they are captured by the police they learn that they were in a family who was part of a cult. As Avery tries to come to terms with who she is and who her family was, we watch her emotional, heartbreaking, and revealing discoveries.
Continue reading “After We Were Stolen by Brooke Beyfuss”
I thought this was a pretty fast-paced story! It really starts off with a bang, and I couldn’t stop reading after that!
I really enjoyed the characters, and the situations. I enjoyed the location of the story in NY. It’s a bit gritty, which made it feel pretty darn real! I thought that the story was well-written, and quite captivating.
Continue reading “The Dirty Martini Club by Jude Randazzo”
Wow! Okay, I was so enraptured by this story. This is a historical fiction, mystery, paranormal mash-up that I couldn’t put down! I loved that it was based on the life and death of a woman, and how the author took the historical information and created this whole fleshed out story!
Continue reading “The Lives of Diamond Bessie by Jody Hadlock”
Ruth Ware is an auto-buy author for me. I absolutely love her writing and her stories! So, of course, I grabbed The It Girl as soon as I could!
So, this story follows Hannah as her past is brought back into her present. In college, Hannah’s roommate, April, was murdered, and Hannah was the one to find her😱, and identify the killer.
As Hannah navigates her first pregnancy and celebrates with her husband Will, who also used to be friends with April, Hannah gets news that April’s killer has died, but there are now questions around whether he really was the killer.
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I just love a locked-in thriller! This one blended so many things that I love. Some of them I’ll tell you all about, but some I’m gonna leave you hanging on…can’t have spoilers 😊!
So, Daisy Darker has a bit of a wackado family, and they don’t really spend time together. Except for Nana’s birthday each year. This year, Nana is hitting the big 8-0, and she just knows it’s going to be her last birthday. Everyone in the family smells the inheritance possibilities, so they all come.
But now they are all trapped until the tide changes, and people start dying…
Continue reading “Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney”
I absolutely loved Oona Out of Order, so when I saw that Margarita Montimore had a new book coming out, I was so excited to get my hands on it! Montimore has a fantastic way of creating a magical realism element to her stories that makes you believe in magic.
In Acts of Violet, we are brought into the story of a missing person, Violet Volk. Violet was a famous illusionist with a volatile life that was lived in the spotlight. When she announces one last show after a hiatus, people flock to see her show. When her final act approaches, things appear to have gone wrong and Violet vanishes…for real.
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