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Review of 'In a Dark, Dark Wood'

‘In a Dark, Dark Wood’ by Ruth Ware – Review

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware is a mystery/thriller that revolves around two friends, Nora and Clare, who haven’t seen or spoken to each other for ten years, since high school. They get together for Clare’s hen party (what the Brits call a bachelorette party). Nora doesn’t realize that Clare is marrying Nora’s high […]

The Paper Magician

‘The Paper Magician’ Review – A Well-Timed Discovery

The Paper Magician came along at just the right time for me. I’m always looking for another good book to read. I find it very frustrating to endure reading a book that’s just not keeping my attention (see my post on abandoned books, or that’s written so poorly my eyes are in danger of falling […]

Luckiest Girl Alive

‘Luckiest Girl Alive’ Book Review

Luckiest Girl Alive, by Jessica Knoll, is a smart, funny, surprising well-written book that keeps you reading and guessing until the very end. Maybe “guessing” is the wrong word. Although the narrative twists and turns, every surprise is earned and reasonable. The easy, lived-in, realistic voice of the narrator marks Knoll as the kind of […]

Dear Daughter

‘Dear Daughter’ Book Review: So-so Writing, But Good Plot

Mysteries can be difficult to review properly because you don’t want to give the ending away.  So I’m just going to walk away from anything having to do with who the murderer is in this book. Sometimes, when you read an author, you can instantly tell who someone’s influences are.  When I read John Barth, […]


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