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The Suspect by Fiona Barton - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781101990513
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Published: Berkley - January 22nd, 2019

If your child is traveling on a gap year, you may want to hold off on reading this one. Truly, the narrative reads like a horrifying story ripped from the international news headlines. Kate's teenage son has been traveling in Thailand for months on end and contacts her only intermittently. When two other British teens disappear, Kate jumps at the chance to follow the story and maybe catch a glimpse of her distant son. She gets far more than she bargained for as she is drawn in to the developing story on a chilling personal level. This book will leave the reader pondering the uncomfortable question of how far they might be prepared to go to protect their loved ones. ~ Reviewed by Ashley Castle

The Nanny: A Novel by Gilly Macmillan - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062875556
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Published: William Morrow - September 10th, 2019

What if you couldn't trust your own mother? Jocelyn has spent her entire life consumed with disdain and distrust for the woman who sent away her beloved nanny when she was a child. When a body turns up in the lake on their property, she can't help but think the worst of her mother. Soon, though, all she believes she knows and suspects is put into question as her world is turned upside down by a series of fabulous twists too enticing to spoil. A wonderful thriller which examines the trustworthiness of memory and how much we really know about those who share the intimate moments of our lives. ~ Reviewed by Ashley Castle

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

Race Me in a Lobster Suit: Absurd Internet Ads and the Real Conversations that Followed by Kelly Mahon - Book Review9781683691044

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ISBN: 9781683691044
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Published: Quirk Books - March 26th, 2019

For many 30-somethings I know, the golden age of Craigslist provided a plethora of entertainment in addition to actual useful services. Need a couch? Concert tickets? New roommate? And hey, for a good chuckle, here's Missed Connections. Kelly Mahon took the entertainment value to a new level by placing prank ads on the site, and then chronicling her correspondence with the curious folks who answered her crazy queries. A quick and highly entertaining read, though I must admit I am especially disappointed that the title event never actually happened. ~ Reviewed by Ashley Castle

The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501165375
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 18th, 2019

Megan Miranda's latest thriller is set in the bucolic New England beach town of Littleport, Maine, but despite it's staid exterior, the town is rife with scandals, rumors, and dark pasts. There are plenty of twists and turns as the book jumps back and forth in chronology, though the voice of the narrator, Avery, is consistent throughout. It's difficult to know who to trust, Avery herself included, as the commonly accepted narrative of her best friend's suicide begins to unravel and some of those nasty secrets rear their ugly heads. ~ Reviewed by Ashley Castle


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