‘The Wonder of Lost Causes’ is the Kind of Novel We Need Right Now [REVIEW]

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An old dog named Whistler adopts a young boy with with an incurable disease in Nick Trout’s The Wonder of Lost Causes. (Photo by Lali Masriera, Flickr)

A mother’s love knows no bounds and she’ll do anything for her ailing child. Well, almost anything. Discover the one straw that could break the camel’s back for even the best mom in Nick Trout’s heartfelt new novel, The Wonder of Lost Causes. Read more of this post

Family Scandals Haunt ‘The Bad Daughter’ [REVIEW]

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One family’s dream house becomes the scene of a horrible crime in Joy Fielding’s The Bad Daughter. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

A Los Angeles therapist must return to her tiny hometown when she receives a shocking voicemail message from her estranged sibling. A heinous crime has been committed and she is needed on the scene as soon as possible. But before she can even leave, she is plagued by unanswered questions. Who is behind the violence? Why did someone target her family? And what can she possibly do about it? Find out in Joy Fielding’s mesmerizing new novel of suspense, The Bad Daughter.  Read more of this post

‘Among the Lesser Gods’ Reminds Us to Listen to Our Elders [REVIEW]

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Sometimes bad decisions take us to unexpected places. (Photo by Gene, Flickr)

Faced with a startling change in circumstances and a questionable future, a young woman takes a chance and accepts an unexpected opportunity that sends her to the Colorado mountains in Margo Catts’ debut novel, Among the Lesser Gods.  Read more of this post