Tag: fiction

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: Lie To Me

Ugh! So many different and conflicting feels on this one! But, let’s start at the beginning, shall we? We’re first introduced to a random character, who assures us we are going to despise him/her. We are then taken to the scene of a grizzly murder. And then, finally, we’re introduced to Ethan Montclair, an author who wakes up one morning to find his wife has disappeared. She leaves him a note. “Don’t look for me”. At first, Ethan wants to abide by her wishes. Then he panics … and he calls a lawyer.

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Review: Dead Stop

Sydney Parnell is a Railroad Cop and a Marine with an unhealthy dose of PTSD and even more guilt. She carries her ghosts with her, quite literally. Dead men she attended while assigned to Mortuary Affairs during the Iraq War, or men she killed herself, appear at the worse possible moments.

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Review: The Broken Girls

Told in two separate timelines, The Broken Girls first introduces us to four friends and classmates at the daunting Idlewild Hall, a school for unwanted and delinquent girls.  Set in 1950, we’re almost immediately thrown into a mystery, first with the omniscient ghost of Mary Hand, then the disappearance of one of the four friends.

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Review: Final Girls

Taking its cues from a slasher movie where only one person walks out alive at the end (think Halloween, Scream etc), Riley Sager takes us into the life of Quincy Carpenter, one of three girls dubbed a Final Girl by the press, the lone survivor of a horrific massacre while celebrating her best friend’s birthday at a cabin in the woods.  

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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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Review: A Hope At The End Of The World

I’m a huge fan of historical fiction, particularly WWI and II. I’m also a New Zealander, of Ngai Tahu descent. I had never heard of my country taking in Polish refugees, nor are stories around my culture common, so this book intrigued me instantly. Learning about that part of our history was enlightening, as was discovering that it wasn’t just the Jewish that were persecuted by Hitler (Helena’s family are Polish Catholic).

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