What Comes After by Joanne Tompkins #joannetompkins @riverheadbooks #characterdrivenfiction #libraryloan #audiobook #fiction #literaryfiction #mystery #bookreview

Susanne’s Review: A Gripping, Raw, Character-Driven Story about Loss, Grief, and Forgiveness. A murder-suicide of two teenaged boys. Two families rocked to their core. A pregnant teenage girl, who appears out of nowhere.   Jonah and Daniel seem like best friends. Then one takes the life of the other, for reasons unknown. This tragedy both connectsContinue reading “What Comes After by Joanne Tompkins #joannetompkins @riverheadbooks #characterdrivenfiction #libraryloan #audiobook #fiction #literaryfiction #mystery #bookreview”

Gone for Good (Detective Annalisa Vega #1) by Joanna Schaffhausen @slipperywhisper @MinotaurBooks @NetGalley #mystery #thriller #bookreviewers #bloggers

Kaceey’s Review: Could the most maniacal murderer known as the lovelorn killer be gone for good? It would appear so. After all, it’s been 20 years since his last victim.  Grace Harper is found dead and bound in an intricate manner that absolutely mirrored the method the lovelorn killer used as his trademark. Grace wasContinue reading “Gone for Good (Detective Annalisa Vega #1) by Joanna Schaffhausen @slipperywhisper @MinotaurBooks @NetGalley #mystery #thriller #bookreviewers #bloggers”

Count Your Lucky Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur @ambellefleur @avonbooks @NetGalley @lgbtqia+romance #loveislove #contemporaryfiction #fiction #bookreviewer #bookblogger

Susanne’s Review: Oh, Drat!  How I wanted to love this and count my lucky stars, but alas, Count Your Lucky Stars by Alexandra Bellefleur was not quite for me.  Stop the presses, however, as it wasn’t the plot or the characters I didn’t love, it was something else altogether.. The fact of it is, thatContinue reading “Count Your Lucky Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur @ambellefleur @avonbooks @NetGalley @lgbtqia+romance #loveislove #contemporaryfiction #fiction #bookreviewer #bookblogger”

Love for Beginners (Wildstone #7) by Jill Shalvis #JillShalvis @WmMorrowBooks @goodreads #GoodreadsGiveaway #Contemporary #WomensFiction #bookreview #bookblogger

Susanne’s Review: My first Jill Shalvis and what a welcome success it was!   A huge thank you to Goodreads Giveaway for the win! How Sweet it is! After surviving a tragic accident that left her in a coma, Emma Harris awakes in need of rehabilitation.  Enter, Simon, her harda$$ PT.  What’s not to love?!Continue reading “Love for Beginners (Wildstone #7) by Jill Shalvis #JillShalvis @WmMorrowBooks @goodreads #GoodreadsGiveaway #Contemporary #WomensFiction #bookreview #bookblogger”

The Family Plot by Megan Collins @ImMeganCollins @AtriaBooks @NetGalley #blogtour #thriller #mystery #suspense #bookreviewers #bookblogger

Kaceey’s Review: I’ve read about some bizarre families over the years, but HELLO…the Lighthouse family takes first prize!  Delilah and her three siblings were raised on an island, far from the general population. Homeschooled, with the primary focus of their studies on what else…all things regarding serial killers and their victims! Including ceremonies to honorContinue reading “The Family Plot by Megan Collins @ImMeganCollins @AtriaBooks @NetGalley #blogtour #thriller #mystery #suspense #bookreviewers #bookblogger”

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult @jodipicoult @randomhouse #fiction #contemporaryfiction #romance #womensfiction #bookreviewers #bookbloggers #bookbesties

Susanne’s Review: Cue the tears. Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult: A novel I thought I was prepared for.. and it kicked me in the gut anyways.  In ways I never imagined possible. Covid. This novel centers around Covid and it’s as real as it gets. If this book is on your to-be-read shelf,Continue reading “Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult @jodipicoult @randomhouse #fiction #contemporaryfiction #romance #womensfiction #bookreviewers #bookbloggers #bookbesties”

Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy @CharMcConaghy @MacmillanAudio @NetGalley #suspense #thriller #fiction #wolfpacks #bookreviewer

Susanne’s Review: A story of love, if there ever was one.  Love of nature, vivid and true.  The love between sisters, family, and friends and a love and respect for animals.  Inti has a deep and abiding connection to many things, her sister Aggie, the wolves, and nature.  This is partially due to Mirror-Touch Synesthesia,Continue reading “Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy @CharMcConaghy @MacmillanAudio @NetGalley #suspense #thriller #fiction #wolfpacks #bookreviewer”

Ordinary Hazards by Anna Bruno @annabruno @AtriaBooks @NetGalley #fiction #literaryfiction #bookreviewer

Susanne’s Review: In the span of an evening, lives and losses unfold, quietly, memories spilling forth, some beautiful, heartfelt, warm, just like a soft chenille blanket, while others are gut-wrenching, painful and destructive, like a bar glass filled with bourbon, shattering to the floor spilling liquor and bits of glass everywhere as far as theContinue reading “Ordinary Hazards by Anna Bruno @annabruno @AtriaBooks @NetGalley #fiction #literaryfiction #bookreviewer”

False Witness by Karin Slaughter @SlaughterKarin @BlackstoneAudio #suspense #thriller #fiction #legalthriller #bookreviewers

Kaceey’s Review: Brutal…raw…  Be prepared for a deeply disturbing read! A dark story that delves deep into the topics of pedophilia, rape, and drug abuse. And Karin Slaughter is not one to hold anything back. She pulls back the curtains… exposing the gritty, harsh brutality of life.  Leigh and Callie are two sisters who’ve grownContinue reading “False Witness by Karin Slaughter @SlaughterKarin @BlackstoneAudio #suspense #thriller #fiction #legalthriller #bookreviewers”

The Wicked Hour (Natalie Lockard #2) by Alice Blanchard #aliceblanchard @MinotaurBooks @NetGalley #mystery #suspense

Susanne’s Review: It’s The Wicked Hour, in Burning Lake, with Halloween in full force.  For Detective Natalie Lockhart, that means patrolling throughout the night. As heavy-duty clean-up from the Halloween festivities is required, Detective Lockhart volunteers and happens upon the dead body of a local woman.  An investigation ensues, putting her in the spotlight, whichContinue reading “The Wicked Hour (Natalie Lockard #2) by Alice Blanchard #aliceblanchard @MinotaurBooks @NetGalley #mystery #suspense”