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The Wife Between Us

By Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, A psychological thriller with lots of surprises and twists in store

So, I read The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen nearly a year ago and did a giveaway for a copy of the book, but I never actually wrote a review. I’ve mentioned it a few times on the blog though, so it seems like I should just write out my thoughts. …

                 

The River

By Peter Heller, A grounded, intimate story about survival in the wilderness

The River, by Peter Heller, caught my eye pretty much as soon as it came out. I read Heller’s debut novel, The Dog Stars, many years back, and it’s one that I remember fondly. (I’m also rather proud of my instagram photo of it.) It was an unassuming, thoughtful and interesting little novel. Plus, the …

                    

Daisy Jones & the Six

By Taylor Jenkins Reid, a fun and breezy story of sex, drugs and rock 'n roll

Daisy Jones & the Six is the latest release from Taylor Jenkins Reid (of The Seven Lives of Evelyn Hugo fame) and it’s all about sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. It tells the story of the rise and fall of a fictional 70’s rock band through an “oral history” (think VH1’s Behind the Scenes). …

                    

Circe

By Madeline Miller, An elegant and delightful retelling of Greek mythological tales

Circe, by Madeline Miller, came out early last year, and I’ve been keen to find time for it, so it seemed like a good book to kick off the spring season. It’s a re-telling the story of Circe, a character originated circa 8th century B.C. by Homer. In Homer’s in The Odyssey, Odysseus encounters her …

                    

The Silent Patient

By Alex Michaelides, A twisty but flawed psychological thriller

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides shows you exactly what type of book it’s aiming to be from the very first sentence: “Alicia Berenson was thirty-three years old when she killed her husband.” No messing around here. For people who like their thrillers-slash-mysteries to have twisty plots and straight-forward writing, this recent release is one …