‘The Girl in Times Square’ Has A Hard Time Maintaining Her Focus [REVIEW]


In Paullina Simons’ The Girl in Times Square, a young woman’s search for her missing friend turns into a life-shattering odyssey. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

Life in the big city of New York is expensive and filled with lots of distractions, especially for art student Lily Quinn. But she forgets all of that when her best friend and roommate Amy vanishes without a trace in Paullina Simons’ The Girl in Times Square.  Read more of this post


Novelist Writes Her Own Love Story in ‘Sugarplum Way’ [REVIEW]

Woman in winter

When she falls for a divorced dad, a romance novelist decides to make him one of the characters in her books in Debbie Mason’s Sugarplum Way. (Photo by Paval Hadzinski, Flickr)

In Debbie Mason’s new book, Sugarplum Way, effervescent, exuberant, and eternally optimistic Julia Landon loves watching people fall in love. She’s even played matchmaker once or twice, despite the fact that she has yet to experience a love story of her own. So she does what any good romance novelist would do: she writes her own love story with her secret crush as her hero.
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If Walls Could Talk, Imagine the Stories ‘The Address’ Could Tell [REVIEW]

The Dakota

In The Address, Fiona Davis captures two very disparate stories of love and madness within one of New York City’s most historic addresses, The Dakota. (Photo by Wally Gobetz, Flickr)

Visitors to New York City’s Upper West Side have undoubtedly seen the Dakota, an apartment building which opened back in 1884, back when the landscape was desolate and unpopulated. With its unusual looming rooftop, wrought iron monsters and tall forbidding windows, this historic structure lacks warmth and prods imaginations to run wild. Now, in The Address, Fiona Davis throws open the doors and invites us inside to tell us a haunting tale of love and murder and of two very different women living one hundred years apart.  Read more of this post

Old Demons Won’t Die in Erica Spindler’s ‘The Other Girl’ [REVIEW]

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Two murders. One cop. Nothing links them except a past she’d prefer to forget. (Photo by Tony Webster, Flickr)

Raised on the wrong side of the tracks, one woman reinvented herself and became a well-respected cop. But sometimes the past refuses to stay buried, especially when two murders threaten to resurrect dark secrets in Erica Spindler’s new thriller, The Other Girl.  Read more of this post

Too Many Secrets Destroy a Marriage in J.T. Ellison’s ‘Lie To Me’ [REVIEW]

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A marriage goes off the rails in J.T. Ellison’s new page-turner, Lie to Me. (Photo by Abhishek Jacob, Flickr)

When marriage is plagued by grief, jealousy, betrayal, and murder, the perfect literary couple seems bent on destroying one another in J.T. Ellison’s new stand-alone psychological thriller, Lie to Me.  Read more of this post