‘Everything We Lost’ Delivers Surreal Psychological Suspense [REVIEW]

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Ten years ago, Lucy Durant’s brother disappeared into the California desert. (Photo by Bureau of Land Management, Flickr)

A young woman’s life is irrevocably changed when her brother disappears into the vast California desert. A decade later, the tragedy still haunts her. Will she ever discover the truth about what happened to her beloved sibling? Find out in Valerie Geary’s suspenseful new novel, Everything We Lost.  Read more of this post

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‘The Beach House: Coming Home’ Should Come With Sunscreen [REVIEW]

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A visit to the beach house may hold the key to a woman’s deepest desire. (Photo by Sascha Wenninger, Flickr)

A successful woman with a heartbreaking secret. A loving father who will do anything for his daughter. A sick young girl whose one wish is to meet the woman who gave her away. Three disparate lives come together in Georgia Bockoven’s touching new novel, The Beach House: Coming Home. Read more of this post

‘Allie and Bea’ Make Us Believe in the Power of Friendship [REVIEW]

Catherine Ryan Hyde's ALLIE AND BEA

An unlikely duo, Allie and Bea are destined to become as unforgettable as Thelma and Louise.
(Photo courtesy Lake Union Publishing)

A senior citizen down on her luck. A teenage girl with nowhere else to turn. Two people at opposite ends of life find themselves in the worst situations possible. But out of their dismay, an unlikely friendship is born. Meet Allie and Bea, the two remarkable heroines of Catherine Ryan Hyde’s triumphant new novel. Read more of this post

Robert Masello’s ‘The Jekyll Revelation’ Puts A Modern Twist on a Gothic Classic [REVIEW]

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Is there a real connection between serial killer Jack the Ripper, author Robert Louis Stevenson, and the “fictional” Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Find out in Robert Masello’s The Jekyll Revelation.
(Pictures courtesy Illustrated London News, Lloyd Osbourne, and Library of Congress)

Good stories linger with us as readers, burrowing under our skin, tickling our imaginations long after the last page is turned. Ever since Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was published in 1886 and Jack the Ripper’s horrific Whitechapel Murders were publicized in the press in 1888, both tales have haunted us ever since. But what if the stories were linked somehow?  And if they were, where is the line between fact and fiction drawn? Author Robert Masello brilliantly blends the two tales to create the unforgettable, terrifying novel, The Jekyll Revelation.  Read more of this post

Jeffery Deaver’s ‘Solitude Creek’ Will Turn Your World Upside Down And Inside Out [REVIEW]

Woman, Sunset, Sea and Silence

Woman, Sunset, Sea and Silence (Photo courtesy martin, Flickr)

In Jeffery Deaver’s latest novel, Solitude Creek, a killer is obsessed with using people’s own fears against them as the ultimate weapon. As panic spreads across the Monterrey Peninsula, California Bureau of Investigation kinesics expert Kathryn Dance returns to solve the case before the killer can strike again.  Read more of this post