Tag Archives: suspenseful

Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon

I picked up Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon because I had seen several blog posts and articles recommending this title as a read-alike for  The Girl on the Train.  Both books keep you  on your toes and turning the page … Continue reading

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The Cold Weather Brings out the Thrill (er) in Me: A Review of The Girl on the Train

There is something about the winter that makes me read dark psychological suspenseful  books that keeps me on the edge of my seat.  I’ve just finished reading, The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins.   I remember hearing buzz about … Continue reading

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Empty Mansions: the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune

Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell is the perfect title to tell the tale of the insular life of billionaire Huguette Clark.  Never heard of her before?   Neither had investigative journalist Dedman until he was house hunting … Continue reading

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Sick of the Snow: Read These Books to Keep You Warm

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Book Review: A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara Henry

It’s nice to see the blue skies today after all the snow we’ve been having here in Newburgh, but there’s still a chill in the air.    All of this freezing weather reminds me of a book I read last … Continue reading

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Patron Review: The Eye of God by James Rollins

All you readers of thrillers buckle up in your favorite reading chair and get ready for another roller coaster ride of action with James Rollinss newest Sigma Force thriller, Eye of God.  Follow the Sigma Force team of Monk Kokkalis, … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Anne Kennedy: A Small Death in a Great Glen by A.D. Scott

The first in a series (A Double Death on the Black Isle, 2011; Beneath the Abbey Wall, 2012), A. D. Scott’s debut novel places 21st century issues in a mid-twentieth century context. Post-World War II British – or in this … Continue reading

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April is also National Autism Awareness Month

April is also Autism Awareness Month, so I thought I’d share this review for Saving Max by Antoinette Van Heugten.  This title was recommended to by another avid reader who said this novel was a page-turner and as I finished … Continue reading

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Book Review: In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer Flemming

If you love mysteries and haven’t yet been introduced to the series, Rev. Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne mysteries, by Julia Spencer-Fleming, it would be my pleasure to introduce you to this wonderful author.  The first book in theseries is called   … Continue reading

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Guest Book Review: Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann

Historical fiction set in XVIIIth century Sweden, with fantastical elements, rather like magic realism. I wouldn’t call it a fantasy though (even thought it is catalogued that way). I liked the way the magical elements are seamlessly woven into matters … Continue reading

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