Review: In a Corner, Darkly by Sue Rovens (Volume 2)

Synopsis: Volume 2 of In a Corner, Darkly, elevates the suspense and adds a swath of horror throughout. Meet Mark DeSoto who scores a new job in a cool record store, only to find out he is surrounded by merchandise of death; follow Gully into an apocalyptic nightmare as he …

Review: The Jekyll Revelation by Robert Masello

Synopsis: While on routine patrol in the tinder-dry Topanga Canyon, environmental scientist Rafael Salazar expects to find animal poachers, not a dilapidated antique steamer trunk. Inside the peculiar case, he discovers a journal, written by the renowned Robert Louis Stevenson, which divulges ominous particulars about his creation of The Strange …

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass, #1)

Synopsis: In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to …

Review: Everything She Ever Wanted by Ann Rule A TRUE STORY OF OBSESSIVE LOVE, MURDER AND BETRAYAL (Abridged)

Synopsis: Pat was a beautiful, willful child whose family belonged to the upper crust of Georgia society. Little Pat’s parents adored their daughter and satisfied her every desire. But as Pat grew older, her pampered life took a twisted turn when she found that her beauty and spoiled demands were …

Review: Hardened Hearts by Various Authors

Synopsis: 17 stories of difficult love, broken hearts, lost hope, and discarded truths. Love brings pain, vulnerability, and demands of revenge. Hardened Hearts spills the sum of darkness and light concerning the measures of love; including works from Meg Elison, author of The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (Winner of …

DNF: Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

Synopsis: Carol Evers is a woman with a dark secret. She has died many times . . . but her many deaths are not final: They are comas, a waking slumber indistinguishable from death, each lasting days. Only two people know of Carol’s eerie condition. One is her husband, Dwight, …

Review: Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

Synopsis: At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, lies the Finch House. For years it has perched empty, abandoned, and overgrown–but soon the door will be opened for the first time in many decades. But something waits, lurking in the shadows, anxious to …

Book Beginnings: The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard Also, a little update on yours truly.

What is Book Beginnings? “Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and …

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

Synopsis: Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do …

Review: The Doll House by Phoebe Morgan

Synopsis: You never know who’s watching… Corinne’s life might look perfect on the outside, but after three failed IVF attempts it’s her last chance to have a baby. And when she finds a tiny part of a doll house outside her flat, it feels as if it’s a sign. But …