Book Highlight: Someone Else’s Life by Kevin J. Simington

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Title: Someone Else's Life Author: Kevin J. Simington Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: July 11, 2020 Genre: Mystery/Thriller A brilliantly crafted story of a struggling private detective and the cases he works. Much more than a simple detective story, this is a complex portrayal of a good man who is ultimately pushed to extraordinary limits. A … Continue reading Book Highlight: Someone Else’s Life by Kevin J. Simington

My Favorite Mystery & Thriller Read of 2022

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Last year was a poor mystery and thriller reading year and I thought it couldn't possibly be worse. Well, it wasn't, but neither was it better. This past year I reviewed 11 books I'd called mystery and thriller, just like last year. There are a few that blend genres, so I decided to go with … Continue reading My Favorite Mystery & Thriller Read of 2022

Book Reviews: The Spice Master at Bistro Exotique by Samantha Verant + A Mother Would Know by Amber Garza

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Really, these two books have nothing in common, except their December publication dates. One is women's fiction/romance set in Paris that involves a ton of food and romance between two chefs. The other is a domestic thriller that involves mother-child relationships. They really shouldn't be paired together, except for the fact that one is by … Continue reading Book Reviews: The Spice Master at Bistro Exotique by Samantha Verant + A Mother Would Know by Amber Garza

Book Highlight: For the Love of Alison by Sahlan Diver

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Title: For the Love of Alison Author: Sahlan Diver Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: February 21, 2019 Genre: Mystery/Thriller Journalist, David Buckley witnesses a murder. Only one problem – the murderer doesn't exist, so now Buckley's the chief suspect, and he's on the run. Can he prove his innocence - and his sanity? Student David Buckley’s … Continue reading Book Highlight: For the Love of Alison by Sahlan Diver

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – November 30, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – November 30, 2022

Book Highlight: The Other Guest by Helen Cooper

Title: The Other Guest Author: Helen Cooper Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Publication Date: July 26, 2022 Genre: Thriller After a shocking death at a luxurious Italian resort, two very different women must question everything—and everyone—they love in order to untangle truth from lies in this twisty, captivating read.One year ago, Leah’s feisty 21-year-old niece, Amy, … Continue reading Book Highlight: The Other Guest by Helen Cooper

Book Highlight: Of Magpies and Men by Ode Ray

Title: Of Magpies and Men Author: Ode Ray Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: February 2, 2021 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Can any good come of longings that a person can never satisfy? If so, good for whom?Two corpses wash ashore in a picturesque Italian village, the violence that put them there is bound to a long-held … Continue reading Book Highlight: Of Magpies and Men by Ode Ray

Book Reviews: Upgrade by Blake Crouch and Revolution by David Dorrough

Today I have reviews for two very different books. One is a science fiction thriller that reads like an action thriller movie and the other is a fictional account of a group of people who live in and around LA. I must say I'm not much for the action genre of movies, so, while I … Continue reading Book Reviews: Upgrade by Blake Crouch and Revolution by David Dorrough

Book Blog Tour – Review: The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan

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The Lily Cafe is thrilled for the opportunity to participate in the book blog tour for The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan! This is the third in the Quinn & Costa Thriller series. Title: The Wrong Victim (A Quinn & Costa Thriller #3) Author: Allison Brennan Publisher: MIRA Publication date: April 26, 2022 Genre: Thriller A bomb explodes on a … Continue reading Book Blog Tour – Review: The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan

Book Review: For the Love of Alison by Sahlan Diver

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Title: For the Love of Alison Author: Sahlan Diver Publisher: Self-published Publication date: February 21, 2019 Genre: Mystery and Thriller One Sentence Summary: After walking into a crime scene, David Buckley is immediately suspected...because the murderer doesn't exist, prompting David to go on the run to figure out who set him up. Overall For the Love … Continue reading Book Review: For the Love of Alison by Sahlan Diver