Book Review: The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian

Author Bohjalian is a talented storyteller: you can tell how much research he put into the story and the result was a well crafted, thought provoking thriller.
– Nikki, Saturday Nite Reader

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Pub Date: March 17, 2020 by Doubleday
Category: Thriller, Suspense

I read most of the book while commuting on the PATH train and let me tell you, there was this one scene I couldn’t get to my office fast enough to wash my hands for what felt like 10 minutes. The dude next to me had BOTH hands on the pole and I wanted to warn him of the germs on that thing!Read More »

Attention, Attention!: Barnes & Noble #BookHaul Blowout

Starting today until Monday, March 4th, B&N is holding their #bookhaul BLOWOUT with over 400 titles marked at 50% – yes, you heard that right – 50% off!

Being a B&N member I was able to access the sale last night and picked up these 5 books – 4 hardcovers and 1 paperback – for $57.50 🤗

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Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating Dear Mrs. Bird Once Upon a River Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World Ohio

Other books included in the sale that I recommend checking out (that I’ve read or are on my TBR too):

An Anonymous Girl The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women The Great Alone Sold on a Monday: A Novel The Room on Rue Amelie
My Favorite Half-Night Stand The Leavers Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America Freefall: A Novel Dirty John and Other True Stories of Outlaws and Outsiders

Some of these are going to move quickly! To make sure I got the books I wanted, I ordered them online to pick up at my local bookstore (I didn’t want to wait for shipping, I needed them now: I needed instant gratification!)

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this is my successful shopping dance…happy reading!


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Book Review: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

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5 disco balls

Published: October 2, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press
Category: Contemporary, Sci-fi, Suspense (IMO)

To me this was the most suspenseful read I have read all year. It’s not categorized as suspense but my goodness it should be!

Holy me oh my. This book had me on edge the whole entire time. THE WHOLE ENTIRE TIME. Yes, I just shouted. I needed to release all that energy this book built up in me. I am currently suffering from a book hangover and need to take a day off from my next read or it will not get the attention it needs. Read More »

Book Review: Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier

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4.5 disco balls

Published: June 12, 2018 by Minotaur Books
Category: Suspense, Thriller, Mystery
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First things first: what a pretty book cover, it’s certainly intriguing. I am a huge fan of suspense books: the build up and the ending need to impress.

Like the book cover, the story did not disappoint.

I was addicted from the start and the chapters move so quick it wasn’t hard to keep saying “just one more chapter.”

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Book Review: Lies by T.M. Logan

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4 disco balls

Publish date: September 11, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press
Category: Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Mystery, Crime

Joe is a loving husband and father: a grade school teacher, steady eddie type who doesn’t enjoy conflict. I feel he was rather frustrating in that he never gets mad enough (you will see what I mean). He and his son are driving home when they spot his wife’s car (Mel, who is supposed to be at work) pulling into a hotel. They of course follow her to surprise her. There he finds Mel meeting up with her best friend’s husband, Ben; who is in a mad state. After a scuffle with Joe, Ben goes missing. Guess who is the suspect?Read More »

Book Review: Tell Me You’re Mine by Elisabeth Norebäck

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3.5 disco balls

Publish Date: September 4, 2018 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Category: Suspense, Mystery, Domestic Thriller

Want to read upcoming new releases before they hit the shelves? Join Penguin Random House’s First to Read program – its free – to gain access to a variety of books. That is how I was able to read Tell Me You’re Mine by Elisabeth Norebäck.

When I read the synopsis for Tell Me You’re Mine I was sold. I am a fan of suspense/thriller books and the “is this my long lost daughter” narrative seemed very intriguing. Read More »

Book Review: Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke

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Published: July 24, 2018 by Lake Union Publishing
Category: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense

But were they really?

Three long time friends (Ashley, Natalie, Lauren) take a girls vacation to Mexico. Three is a crowd. Two are always competing for the leader of the pack’s attention: while loving and hating her at the same time. Make up your darn mind ladies! Anywho, Ashley goes missing after getting into major blows with Natalie and Lauren (separate fights that Natalie and Lauren don’t know all the details of…hmmm).Read More »

Book Review: A Double Life by Flynn Berry

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3 disco balls

Publish Date: July 31, 2018 by Viking
Category: Suspense, Mystery, Thriller

Want to read upcoming new releases before they hit the shelves? Join Penguin Random House’s First to Read program – its free – to gain access to a variety of books. That is how I was able to read A Double Life by Flynn Berry.

I am a huge fan of suspense novels that when I read the synopsis for A Double Life I guaranteed my spot to access it.Read More »

Book Review: The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian

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3.5 disco balls

Publish date: March 13, 2018 by Doubleday Books
Category: Fiction, Thriller, Suspense

I am a super fan of thriller/suspense reads and enjoy trying to be a super sleuth at the turn of each chapter. I especially enjoy those bombshells that I do not see coming: the start of this ending did just that! Why the 3.5? I can’t fully explain without giving it away, but the end of the ending – versus the start of it – left me perplexed. I do think this is still worth a read, so that we can discuss your thoughts!Read More »

Book Review: The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

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5 disco balls

Publish date: July 3, 2018 by Dutton Books
Category: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense

Two Truths and a Lie. 1) Emma is guilty. 2) Emma is innocent. 3) Emma is going crazy.

I just couldn’t wait until July to share my review: because if you still can try to snag an eBook from Penguin Random House’s First to Read program (free!), well then you must! And, then we can discuss the book’s ending…like whoa!

The ending is what makes a thriller/suspense read; it can certainly save a story (i.e. The Woman in the Window IMO). I was not disappointed with what author, Riley Sager, cooked up for me in his latest The Last Time I Lied.  Read More »