Mystery

The Chain by Adrian McKinty - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316531269
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Published: Mulholland Books - July 9th, 2019

Rachel is living every parent's worst nightmare - her child has been kidnapped. Oh, but it gets worse. So much worse. In order to get her daughter back safely, Rachel must kidnap and possibly even kill another child. And so continues the diabolical scheme known as The Chain. This is an intensely gripping and horrifying mystery with surprisingly intellectual mythological roots. I devoured the whole thing in one evening. ~ Reviewed by Ashley Castle


Bad Axe County: A Novel by John Galligan - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982110703
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Published: Atria Books - July 9th, 2019

Heidi Kick has her work cut out for her. On top of drenching storms, drug dealers, sex traffickers, and the disappearance of two young women, she has to cope with members of her department who don't like the idea of a woman police chief. This is a tough, energetic mystery/thriller in which the author exhibits a fine sense of pacing and atmosphere. His collection of seedy characters, who populate the hollows and hills of Bad Axe County, Wisconsin, are memorable on the printed page even if they are to be avoided at all costs anywhere else. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


The Modern Gothic Novel

The Gothic Novel genre is a unique one, dictated as much by the feeling it invokes as any particular subject. A quick search for a definition will most likely bring you to something like - “an English genre of fiction popular in the 18th to early 19th centuries, characterized by an atmosphere of mystery and horror and having a pseudo-medieval setting.” I would say the horror is usually more than subtle, suspenseful kind that sets the hairs on the back of your neck upright and makes you just a little afraid of the dark for a while after reading.

The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781616209643
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 25th, 2019

The oldest sister was only 14. Their father was Bible-thumping fanatic. A strange teacher appeared mid-term. He was always around Cordelia, the beautiful 13-year old. Until none of the sisters were around. Their best friends were two other sisters. Twenty years later, could they find out where the Van Apfel girls had gone? ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Sentence Is Death: A Novel by Anthony Horowitz - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062676832
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Published: Harper - May 28th, 2019

Horowitz is such a clever writer, and this follow up to “The Word is Murder” is just as smart. We again get to revel in the author’s likability, along with the hard to like Detective Hawthorne, as we are carried on a tide of twists and turns. A highly enjoyable way to spend a weekend. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


The Sentence Is Death: A Novel by Anthony Horowitz - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062676832
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Published: Harper - May 28th, 2019

Anthony is a busy man: a husband, father, and an author with deadlines on novels and hit TV scripts. But when PI Hawthorne appears on the scene, he can't resist - there's been a murder that might make a good book...
Anthony Horowitz is back with another funny, 4th wall breaking book. He's a great writer, and an even better main character, and I hope his (fictional) writing partnership with the rude ex-copper brings us many more mysteries! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


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