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Mexican Gothic

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia, A gothic horror story set in 1950s Mexico

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia came out recently, and I’ve been enjoying its creepy delights this past week. I liked it, though it may not be for everyone. It’s a Gothic horror novel set in Mexico in the 1950s. Plot Summary See the Full Plot Synopsis & Summary for Mexican Gothic by Silvia-Moreno-Garcia (spoilers). For …

           

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

By V.E. Schwab, A whimsical fantasy-romance about a young woman who makes a deal with the devil

I’ve been wanting to read something from VE. Schwab for a while, and The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is the first book in her new series. If you’re not familiar, V.E. Schwab is known for her fantasy novels, such as A Darker Shade of Magic. I had some mixed feelings about this book, but …

           

Home Before Dark

By Riley Sager, A satisfying, well-constructed and suspenseful haunted house mystery

Home Before Dark is Riley Sager’s newest novel, released on June 30, 2020. I previously reviewed his prior novel, Lock Every Door, which I thought was a solid mystery, but I actually liked this one even more. Home Before Dark is a suspenseful and satisfying haunted house story all the way through. (Note that the …

           

Deacon King Kong

By James McBride, A lively and compassionate story about a shooting in the projects of South Brooklyn

Deacon King Kong by James McBride is not the type of book I ordinarily would have chosen for myself. If it hadn’t popped up on Oprah’s book club, I probably wouldn’t have given it much consideration. Of course, having read it, I’m really glad I did and I hope others give it a shot, too. …

              

The Guest List

By Lucy Foley, A slow-burning mystery-thriller set on an island off the coast of West Ireland

The Guest List by Lucy Foley was released in February 2020, but was chosen as one of Reese’s Book Club Picks for June 2020 (there were two this month). It’s been a while since I’ve read a straight-up mystery-thriller, and I’m trying to switch back and forth when it comes to reading serious books vs …