Tag: debut author

Review: Bonfire

So, I’m generally a skeptic when it comes to anybody crisscrossing into another career path. Musicians turning actor, actor turning musician and, apparently, actor turning author. But I am a big fan of Krysten Ritter, and it was one of the better picks for my Book of the Month club, so why not? Also, a caveat – this review may be refined and changed. I have a nasty dose of the flu (the joys of having a regular patient-zero in our home), so my brain is only fractionally functional!

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Review: The Wife Between Us

OK. Wow. This was a heck of a ride! We’re first introduced to who we assume to be our narrator – the spurned ex-wife, seemingly stalking her replacement. Then we’re sprung into the narration of Nellie, who we assume to be the replacement our first narrator is stalking. We are warned we shouldn’t make assumptions. And we should heed that warning. The beginning of The Wife Between Us, a collaboration between debut author Greer Hendricks and best-selling author, Sarah Pekkanen, starts off somewhat slow. You might call it a slow burn.

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Review: Nothing Bad Happens Here

First, let me say that I was eager to read this debut novel from New Zealand author, Nikki Crutchley. I loved that it wasn’t Americanized – the spelling, the terminology, all authentic. I’m fairly certain that after a nine-year absence from my home country, my accent got a little bit stronger thanks to this read! And boy – what a read it is …

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Review: All The Little Children

Finding herself, her children and assorted in-laws, survivors of a terrorist attack that has wiped out most of England, Marlene Greene has to figure out not only what’s happened, but how to get through it. She’s an astute businesswoman, completely used to making tough decisions, but harboring a healthy dose of guilt and resentment over being a working parent and sole breadwinner.

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