Book Review: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Title: Beautiful Ruins Author: Jess Walter Published: 2012 Pages: 337 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Print copy My rating: 4/5 Synopsis: The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in … More Book Review: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Book Review: A Life Removed by Jason Parent

Title: A Life Removed Author: Jason Parent Published: 2017 Pages: 280 Genre: Horror, Thriller Format: Print copy mailed by author in exchange for an honest review My rating: 3.5/5 Synopsis: Detectives Bruce Marklin and Jocelyn Beaudette have put plenty of criminals behind bars. But a new terror is stalking their city. The killer’s violent crimes are ritualistic … More Book Review: A Life Removed by Jason Parent

Book Review: The Beauty of the Fall by Rich Marcello

Title: The Beauty of the Fall Author: Rich Marcello Published: 2016 Pages: 358 Genre: Fiction, Literary Fiction Format: Print copy mailed by author in exchange for an honest review My rating: 3/5 Synopsis: Dan Underlight, a divorced, workaholic technology executive, suffers lingering grief over the death of his ten-year-old son, Zack. When Dan’s longtime friend and boss, … More Book Review: The Beauty of the Fall by Rich Marcello

Book Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Title: The Nightingale Author: Kristin Hannah Published: 2015 Pages: 440 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Book borrowed from the library My rating: 5/5 Synopsis: In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in … More Book Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Book Review: Fractured Angel by Ken Williams

Title: Fractured Angel Author: Ken Williams Published: 2014 Pages: 354 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Review copy from Sakura Publishing My rating: 2.5/5 Synopsis: How would you go about trying to help your daughter who, suffering her first psychotic break at fifteen, is chased by her wounded mind to the streets of Santa Barbara? That is the dilemma that Lynne Swanson faces. Out … More Book Review: Fractured Angel by Ken Williams

Book Review: That Other Me by Maha Gargash

Title: That Other Me Author: Maha Gargash Published: 2016 Pages: 384 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Format: ARC sent by PR from Harper Collins My rating: 4/5 Review: From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Sand Fish,Maha Gargash’s second novel is set in mid-1990s Dubai and Cairo and tells the story of how secrets and betrayals consume three members—an authoritarian … More Book Review: That Other Me by Maha Gargash