Mystery / Thriller

Murder at the Serpentine Bridge

Book Review Murder at the Serpentine Bridge by Andrea Penrose The sixth book in the Wexford & Sloane series, this novel follows newlyweds Lady Charlotte and Lord Wexford as they untangle a web of politics and intrigue. When an engineering genius, Jeremiah Willis, is found floating in the Serpentine Lake, it’s up to the Wexfords …

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Murder in Westminster

Book Review Murder in Westminster by Vanessa Riley The first in a vibrant, inclusive new historical mystery series by acclaimed author Vanessa Riley portrays the true diversity of the Regency-era. The new series is perfect for fans of Bridgerton or mystery readers seeking more authenticity about the time period, as it introduces the strong, capable …

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The Souls of Lost Lake

Book Review The Souls of Lost Lake by Jaime Jo Wright I have been a fan of Jaime Jo Wright’s books from the very start. I thought that her last book, On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor was going to go down as my all-time favorite. But I was wrong. Because the thing about Jaime …

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Are You Sara?

Book Review Are You Sara? by S.C. Lalli Two women named Sara each get into a rideshare. . . but only one makes it home alive. Which Sara was the real target? Reader’s Thoughts: The premise of this story started out really strong. I was immediately captivated by the hook — two girls named Sarah, …

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The It Girl

Book Review The It Girl by Ruth Ware A dark academia tale involving a decade old murder of a roommate. But as Hannah searches for answers to put her own troubled conscious at rest, can she trust those closest to her?

The Ghosts of Paris

Book Review The Ghosts of Paris by Tara Moss A thrilling tale of courage and secrets set in postwar London and Paris, in which a search for a missing husband puts investigator and former war reporter Billie Walker on a collision course with an underground network of Nazi criminals. (From the publisher.)

The Physicists’ Daughter

Book Review The Physicists’ Daughter by Mary Anna Evans Reader’s Thoughts: This book has been sitting on my shelf for a couple of months now. The premise described everything I love in a historical mystery and I was saving it for just the right moment. A strong female lead, unlikely detective, WWII setting, sabotage, espionage… …

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Poison Lilies

Book Review Poison Lilies by Katie Tallo Poison Lilies by Katie Tallo was an absolute delight to read. The story follows the reluctant sleuth, Gus Monet as she is thrust into another mystery — this time involving an elderly neighbor and a whole host of secrets. With its multi-dimensional protagonist, strong writing, and a smooth-flowing …

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Never Coming Home

Book Review Never Coming Home by Hannah Mary McKinnon A non-stop psychological thriller that kept me up past bedtime, wildly inhaling chapters. This was one book that I could not put down!