Mystery / Thriller

The Puzzle of Blackstone Lodge

Book Review The Puzzle of Blackstone Lodge by Martin EdwardsMystery Reader’s Thoughts: Whenever a book is marketed “for fans of Agatha Christie” I can’t help but snatch it up. I have long been enamored with her ability to weave together a captivating puzzle, intriguing setting, and unforgettable characters into one snappy, little mystery. But truthfully, …

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Second Shot

Book Review Second Shot by Cindy DeesMystery | Thriller Helen Warwick is a recently retired CIA assassin who just wants to settle down and reconnect with her family. The only problem? She’s the one being targeted now… Reader’s Thoughts: Second Shot is the exciting new start to a brand new series. Packed with action, this …

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Charlotte Illes Is Not A Detective

Book Review Charlotte Illes Is Not A Detective by Katie SiegelMystery | Fiction | LGBTQ Calling all those who spent their childhood dreaming of being a detective! Charlotte Illes Is Not A Detective is the debut novel by Katie Siegel — based upon her popular TikTok web series, featuring a former child detective called out …

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Counter Attack

Book Review Counter Attack by Patricia BradleyRomantic Suspense / Christian Fiction Reader’s Thoughts: Christian, romantic suspense was one of my go-to genres as a teen. And while I don’t read the genre as frequently anymore, the blurb for this newest Patricia Bradley novel, Counter Attack, immediately caught my eye: “No sooner has Alexis Stone been …

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Drowning

Book Review Drowning by T.J NewmanThriller | Suspense If you’re looking for a book to read on your next flight to Hawaii, grab something else off that airport bookrack. But if you’re safely settled on the ground and looking for a compulsively readable, heart-pounding, aviation thriller that you just can’t put down? You’re in the …

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The Revenge List

Book Review The Revenge List by Hannah Mary McKinnonThriller | Mystery Thriller While in anger management, Frankie makes a list of individuals who have wronged her over the years. But when each of those individuals encounters “accidents” — increasing in severity — Frankie begins questioning whether something else is going on. Reader’s Thoughts: The Revenge …

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Playing It Safe

Book Review Playing It Safe by Ashley WeaverMystery | Historical Fiction Reader’s Thoughts: Historical mysteries are one of my go-to genres for easy, relaxing reads. The genre is fairly formulaic in that we usually get a murder mystery, a spunky and adventurous protagonist, and a little bit of romance with the lead detective — and …

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Adrift

Book Review Adrift by Lisa BrideauFiction | Mystery Thriller Ess awakes on a sailboat in the Pacific Northwest with no memory of who she is or how she got there. A simple note hints at the danger from which she’s running — start over, don’t look back. But when other amnesiacs start popping up adrift …

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Books Arriving May 2023

15 Books Releasing May 2023 Can you believe it’s already May? I don’t know about you, but over here at The 52 Book Club, we are so ready for warmer summer weather! And to help satisfy those summer read cravings, we’ve got titles like Meet Me at the Lake and Summer Reading hitting stores this …

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The Poisoner’s Ring

Book Review The Poisoner’s Ring by Kelley ArmstrongTime Travel / Mystery / Historical Fiction In this stellar follow-up to Armstrong’s A Rip Through Time, we’re once again back in Victorian Scotland with Mallory Atkinson — a modern-day homicide detective who has found herself trapped in the body of a 19th-century housemaid. With a core few …

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