Genre: Mystery

The Anatomist’s Wife by Anna Lee Huber

The Anatomist’s Wife by Anna Lee Huber

Ahhhh guys guys guys. I found a romance that didn’t make me want to puke. #notaromantic Lady Darby was accused of murder and acquitted.  Since the trial, she has fled to her sister’s country estate and has managed to avoid the worst of social gossip.  When her sister throws a dinner party and someone is brutally murdered, Lady Darby is the first to be blamed by the guests.  The only way to prove her innocence and protect her sister’s family is to find the real killer. Okay, so there’s a few things to know right off the bat: This is […]

Posted June 7, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Everybody seems to really enjoy this book, but it sort of made me angry. I have such limited tolerance for Spoiled Rich Brat Is Sad stories.  Lockhart tries to humanize Cady sometimes – she has chronic migraines and is sad and gives her stuff away.  But she’s so fake and selfish; other characters call her out on her selfishness sometimes, which is a bit satisfying, but it’s not enough for me to like her.  The tragedy in her life is genuinely horrible, but she is so disconnected from it… I couldn’t be bothered to care, either. Reading this novel, I felt […]

Posted May 9, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Obscura by Joe Hart

Obscura by Joe Hart

When I started reading Obscura, I had mixed feelings about the book.  For starters, I wasn’t crazy about all the time-jumping.  I don’t mind past and present… one or two aren’t bad… but suddenly we’re in different years back and forth, and there’s a couple chapters in different perspectives.  In a thriller, we’ve got enough to handle with just one or two ways of delivering information. At it’s core, though, Obscura is a pretty good book.  It has a sort of Michael Crichton sequel flare with elements of the science discussed in The Andromeda Strain and Timeline, but the characters have better depth than some of […]

Posted May 2, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Heat Wave by Richard Castle

Heat Wave by Richard Castle

I’m not really surprised that this was a perfectly horrible book. I mean, it’s a series spun off the show Castle, and honestly… it just reads like bad fanfiction. Nikki Heat is an attractive but stubborn and alone detective.  When she gets saddled with a journalist by the mayor who shadows her on the job (sound familiar?), she brushes him off.  Then tragedy hits and Rook suddenly becomes useful… and interesting.  He connects her with great contacts and his boyish charm delights her, though she’d never admit it. Maybe, just maybe, she’s falling for him.  But first she’s got a murder […]

Posted January 22, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Story: Amy Elliot Dunne has disappeared.  Every shred of evidence points to her husband Nick.  The problem?  He didn’t do it.  Or did he? This book has two unreliable narrators leading you all over the place and I have so many feelings about this novel.  I feel like I’ve been pushed off a building, drawn and quartered, then run over by a steamroller for good measure.  Good God, y’all. The World: The difference between New York City and Missouri in this book is like the difference between happiness and fear.  Gillian Flynn uses the world to show the break in […]

Posted December 15, 2017 in Reviews // 7 Comments //
The Romanov Conspiracy by Glenn Meade

The Romanov Conspiracy by Glenn Meade

Sorry guys, this is a DNF @ 10%. This wasn’t the book I was looking for. I’m going to be honest – I was hoping this book would have a lot more to do with the history and the archaeology aspects.  The beginning was promising.  By 10% into the book, which is where I quit it, it became excruciatingly clear this is a thriller. Rasputin was mentioned, and I paused, for a moment.  I thought perhaps, for a second, things were going to be interesting.  Unfortunately, this book appeals to a different audience.  I imagine it to be the sort […]

Posted November 6, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //