Category Archives: Mystery

Driving Heat by: Richard Castle

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This is book 7 in the Nikki Heat series.  I enjoy this series and I loved the show.  These are fun, fast reads.  They always include a bit of drama as well as humor.

I won’t go into detail about this story because it is the 7th in the series.  Just know that all of your favorite characters are in this book!

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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Killer Ambition by: Marcia Clark

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This is the 3rd book in the Rachel Knight series.  In this book Rachel and Bailey get involved in trying to find out who kidnapped the daughter of a very famous movie director.  Of course, nothing is as easy as it appears.  The cast of characters that surround this director on a daily basis is innumerable.

I love the way Marcia Clark writes and this is a great series.  I highly recommend that you pick up these books if you enjoy mysteries with  a bit of humor and a completely bad-ass female lead character.  Rachel Knight is totally in her element in this book as she is the prosecutor and this is very much a court house drama.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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The Book of Speculation by: Erika Swyler

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I had purchased this book some time last year from BookOutlet.com and I decided to listen to this on audio.  It is an interesting tale of a young man who receives an antique book in the mail without any clue as to why except that there is a familial name written in it.

This antique book seems to be a ledger of some sort of carnival experience.  Simon makes it his mission to figure out his family tree and try an prevent the inevitable that seems to happen to the women in his family on a particular day.

I really enjoyed the characters and their stories.  It was very well written.  My only gripe is that it involved Tarot cards and fortune telling.  For me, that is something that bothers me.  I do understand why it was in the story, but it annoyed me a bit.

I gave this book 4 crowns.

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Everything You Want Me to Be by: Mindy Mejia

everything-you-want-me-to-be  Publish date: January 3, 2017

Description from the Publishers through Netgalley

Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront…and she inches closer and closer to her death.

High school senior Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good citizen. When she’s found brutally stabbed to death on the opening night of her high school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of her small town community. Local sheriff Del Goodman, a family friend of the Hoffmans, vows to find her killer, but trying to solve her murder yields more questions than answers. It seems that Hattie’s acting talents ran far beyond the stage. Told from three points of view—Del, Hattie, and the new English teacher whose marriage is crumbling—Everything You Want Me to Be weaves the story of Hattie’s last school year and the events that drew her ever closer to her death.

Evocative and razor-sharp, Everything You Want Me to Be challenges you to test the lines between innocence and culpability, identity and deception. Does love lead to self-discovery—or destruction?

My Review:

This was an interesting read.  It captured my attention and had me hooked until the very end.  Fair warning, there is an illicit love affair woven into the book.

It makes you think about what you really know about a person, whether they are a relative or friend.  There are so many different ways this story could’ve gone.  It was a intriguing read.  I can’t say much more about it without giving anything away.

I was set this E- ARC from the Publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I gave this book 4 crowns.

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Dear Mr. M by: Herman Koch

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Evelyn, After by: Victoria Helen Stone

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IQ by: Joe Ide

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