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March 19, 2018 – 8:31 pm | 4 Comments

In Kelley Armstrong’s This Fallen Prey, third in the Casey Duncan series (after A Darkness Absolute), the detective and the off-the-grid town of Rockton remain as fascinating as ever.
Rockton, situated in the Canadian Yukon, is …

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Book Review: THE HOUSE AT THE END OF HOPE STREET by Menna van Praag

April 15, 2013 – 11:21 pm | No Comment
house at end of hope street

Yesterday’s horrific events left me desolate, so I thought it’d be appropriate to republish—with permission—this review of mine, which ran in last week’s Shelf Awareness for Readers. The three lead characters in this novel have …

Nerdy Special List April 2013

April 2, 2013 – 11:05 pm | 2 Comments
point & shoot

Spring has arrived, as has a deluge of new releases. The number of March and April titles I received increased dramatically from what came in for the first two months this year.
So let’s jump right …

Book Review: RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA by Kimberly McCreight

March 31, 2013 – 11:00 pm | One Comment
reconstructing amelia

Kate Baron is a Manhattan lawyer and single mom to fifteen-year-old Amelia, an academically superior student at a Brooklyn prep school. Imagine Kate’s shock, then, when she gets a phone call from the school asking …

First Impressions 3.29.13

March 28, 2013 – 8:24 pm | 7 Comments
silken prey cover

By popular demand—OK, one person asked—I’m bringing back the First Impressions post, at least for today. You may have seen last week the pics of all the books that have entered my home.
I read the first …

Book Review: RAGE AGAINST THE DYING by Becky Masterman

March 26, 2013 – 9:09 pm | 4 Comments
rage against the dying

I’ve been raving about this book since I read it a couple months ago. My review ran in Shelf Awareness for Readers last week, so I can finally publish it here with permission.—PCN
The prologue of …

To Be Read

March 21, 2013 – 10:41 pm | 8 Comments

I often pester my pals on social media to post pics of their TBR stacks, or of their loot after they go book shopping, or attend a library sale. Pictures of books make me happy.
Then …

A Couple of Voting Thingies

March 20, 2013 – 11:03 pm | One Comment

I’m doing my taxes today so this will be a short post. Wanted to let you know about a couple of fun things you can vote for, if you feel so inclined.
The first is happening …


March 19, 2013 – 10:44 pm | 8 Comments
norma watching sign

I didn’t have much interest in watching A&E’s Bates Motel (Mondays, 10 p.m.) until I started hearing lots of good buzz about it, so I sampled the first episode, titled “First You Dream, Then You …

Gunpoint Review: THE HARD BOUNCE by Todd Robinson

March 17, 2013 – 10:20 pm | 4 Comments
hard bounce

Time for another guest review from my friend Lauren, whom I have to coerce into writing for me—hence, the “gunpoint”—by making her fill out the form below. This time, she offered to submit a review …


March 15, 2013 – 12:23 pm | 18 Comments
aline baby

I woke up to such exciting news today, I thought, “Beware the ides, my foot (I actually named another body part). This is a HAPPY day!” I was so thrilled, I got out of bed …

Book Review: SIX YEARS by Harlan Coben

March 13, 2013 – 10:29 pm | 4 Comments
six years coben

In Harlan Coben’s latest, Jake had watched the love of his life, Natalie, marry another man Six Years earlier. She made him promise to leave her alone and never contact her. He kept that promise, …

Book Review: TOUCH & GO by Lisa Gardner

March 10, 2013 – 8:32 pm | One Comment

This review appeared last month in Shelf Awareness for Readers, and is reprinted here with permission.
From the outside, Justin and Libby Denbe look like the perfect couple with the perfect life. He’s the head of a …

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