2022 Reading Challenge

2022 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 5 books toward her goal of 260 books.
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Book Review: When You Are Mine by Michael Robotham

I am constantly impressed with how wonderful Robotham is at writing suspenseful thriller drama. His books never fail to entertain. This was, admittedly, not my very favorite – but it was still a marvelous character study, even if the characters were often people I struggled to understand and relate to. I have a hard time reading stories about the abuse of women and children, and there is plenty of that here. The misuse of power is another topic I generally tend to find overly infuriating and to create a visceral reaction that often makes novels using it as a plot device difficult for me. Yet despite these things, I could rarely put this one down… Continue reading Book Review: When You Are Mine by Michael Robotham

Book Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Singular Affair by M.K. Wiseman

I’m a big fan of Sherlock Holmes, in both the original Conan Doyle stories and the reimaginings and “further adventures” told by contemporary authors. The characters are so evocative and the ritual of deduction is so compelling that I am continually drawn to the tales. Not all are what I consider true to the canonical writings, but M.K. Wiseman has done a really lovely job crafting a story that falls comfortably within the parameters of the originals while still feeling fresh and new (even though it harkens back to a reference by The Great Man himself). Continue reading Book Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Singular Affair by M.K. Wiseman

Excerpt: The Sorority Murder by Allison Brennan

About the Book

New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan’s suspenseful new mass market original about a college senior’s podcast that delves into an unsolved campus murder of a sorority girl three years earlier, as individual callers explode every fact previously thought to be true. Continue reading Excerpt: The Sorority Murder by Allison Brennan

Excerpt: My Darling Husband by Kimberly Belle

About the Book

Bestselling author of DEAR WIFE and THE MARRIAGE LIE, Kimberly Belle returns with her most heart-pounding thriller to date, as a masked home invader reveals the cracks in a marriage.

Everyone is about to know what her husband isn’t telling her… Continue reading Excerpt: My Darling Husband by Kimberly Belle

Book Review: Red is My Heart by by Antoine Laurain, Jane Aitken (Translation), Le Sonneur (Illustrations)

I cannot stress enough how much I love Antoine Laurain’s storytelling… The style, the substance, the concepts – everything about his books resonates with me. This latest, in which he teams up with the incomparable artist Le Sonneur, is another brilliant example of how he manages to encapsulate human emotion in a way no one else can. Continue reading Book Review: Red is My Heart by by Antoine Laurain, Jane Aitken (Translation), Le Sonneur (Illustrations)