♦ The Magic In ‘The Trick’ Is How It Wins Our Hearts [REVIEW]

Hope and wisdom

In the hopes of saving his parents’ marriage, a young boy who still believes in the impossible elicits the help of a cranky old stage magician in Emanuel Bergmann’s debut novel, The Trick. (Photo by Todd Baker, Flickr)

Diamond Review BannerOnce in a great while, a book comes along that so completely captures my heart and imagination I can’t wait to tell others about it. Emanuel Bergmann’s marvelous debut novel, The Trick, is one such story. In it, we meet a charming little boy who sees the world with such wide-eyed wonder we can’t help but fall in love with him. After his parents deliver an announcement that will shatter his world, he forges an unlikely alliance with a cynical old man who has lost the ability to see all of life’s dazzling possibilities. Their friendship changes both of them in powerful and unexpected ways.  Read more of this post

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Old Money Brings New Threats in ‘Close Contact’ [REVIEW]

Pesadelos Inconstantes

When doubt and uncertainty enter a woman’s life, she turns to the only man she knows she can trust in Lori Foster’s Close Contact. (Photo by Edward Zulawski, Flickr)

Soon after a woman comes into money, her life gets complicated. New threats loom on the horizon. Old acquaintances suddenly resurface. And the man she’s seeing wants more than she planned on offering in Lori Foster’s delicious new novel, Close Contact.  Read more of this post

Meet the Gravediggers in Liliana Hart’s ‘The Darkest Corner’ [REVIEW]

The rest

Sometimes the dead do rise. (Photo by cmiper, Flickr)

They’re highly trained. They’re lethally dangerous. And they’re dead. Meet the Gravediggers. Sometimes the dead do come back. Find out how in Liliana Hart’s riveting new series, beginning with The Darkest Corner.  Read more of this post

Tragic Secrets Await In ‘The Silent Fountain’ [REVIEW]

Tuscan villa

Two women decades apart are trapped within an idyllic Italian villa in Victoria Fox’s The Silent Fountain. (Photo by Mircea, Flickr)

Deep in the Tuscan hills of Italy stands a beautiful old villa. It is the stuff dreams are made of. Scenic and solitary, it should be a haven for all who enter. Instead, it holds dark secrets that threaten to escape. But what are they? And what will their discovery ultimately mean? Find out in Victoria Fox’s The Silent Fountain. 
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‘The Paris Secret’ Opens the Door to the Fascinating World of Art [REVIEW]

Eiffel Tower

Long-buried secrets resurface when an abandoned Paris apartment is suddenly rediscovered in Karen Swan’s The Paris Secret. (Photo by Ian Whalen, Flickr)

When thieves break into an old Paris apartment, they are met with empty rooms and thick layers of dust. But as they navigate the space, they unearth something more… something far better than anything they’ve come across even in their wildest dreams. Discover what enamored them so in Karen Swan’s The Paris Secret.  Read more of this post