“The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins ★★★1/2 – Audio narrated by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, & India Fisher

I was late getting on this train and frankly couldn't wait for the ride to be over. I didn't read the book when all the hype surrounding it was going on, hadn't yet seen the movie, so I didn't know anything about it except that it was a suspense/thriller in the vein of Gone Girl. … Continue reading “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins ★★★1/2 – Audio narrated by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, & India Fisher

“The Accident” by Chris Pavone ★★★

Although the premise behind this story was interesting, I think I wanted it to be more exciting than it actually was.  Instead, the story felt drawn out and rather ho-hum, especially for a suspense novel. In short, this follows multiple characters (literary agents, CIA operatives, politicians, and the author him/herself) around the globe throughout one … Continue reading “The Accident” by Chris Pavone ★★★

“Hardcore Twenty-Four” by Janet Evanovich, #24 Stephanie Plum series ★★★1/2

"Zombies" take over Trenton, New Jersey and bodies are piling up sans their brains. I'm thinking this is a metaphor for the empty cranial cavity used to continue writing this series. This installment contains action with Morelli AND Ranger; Diesel also shows up in this one (for no real good reason). I think Morelli and … Continue reading “Hardcore Twenty-Four” by Janet Evanovich, #24 Stephanie Plum series ★★★1/2

“Luckiest Girl Alive” by Jessica Knoll ★★★

Audio narrated by Madeline Maby. A driven and seemingly successful young woman seems to have it all: a handsome and wealthy fiance who loves her, a great job in New York City, and deep pockets available for planning her upcoming wedding. Her inner dialogue and behavior toward others, however, shows how superficial she really is. … Continue reading “Luckiest Girl Alive” by Jessica Knoll ★★★

“The Life We Bury” by Allen Eskens, ★★★★★

Audio narrated by Zach Villa (excellent). This was fantastic. Interesting characters and plot, both which are revealed slowly bit by bit and circle around to create a satisfying ending. Great story and storytelling. Joe Talbert is a young college student with an assignment to write a biography about an elderly person. He meets an older … Continue reading “The Life We Bury” by Allen Eskens, ★★★★★

“Riptide” by Margaret Carroll ★★★★

This is a perfect example of do not judge a book by its cover. I was expecting this to be a typical romantic suspense novel but it was really so much more. Excellent mystery and nebulous ending which you will either love or hate. Christina Cardiff has been unhappily married for 16 years to her … Continue reading “Riptide” by Margaret Carroll ★★★★

“The Madman’s Daughter” by Megan Shepherd ★★★★

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd #1 The Madman's Daughter Trilogy Audio narrated by Lucy Raynor 4* setting: 1895, London & an unnamed tropical island somewhere off the coast of Australia My, oh my, oh my. (Picture me rubbing my hands together in glee.) I just happened across this novel while searching for the word … Continue reading “The Madman’s Daughter” by Megan Shepherd ★★★★

“We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart ★★★★★

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Audio narrated by Ariadne Meyers Poignant story of a group of privileged kids who spend every summer together on a private island off the coast of Massachusetts; their friendship beginning when they are around 8 years old. They are the best of friends during those holidays, and over the years … Continue reading “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart ★★★★★