Tag: murder

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: 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: 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: Killers of the Flower Moon

David Grann presents us with one of the greatest atrocities and injustices in American history, yet it is one so many know so little about. The Osage Indians, forced off their land in Kansas when it became desirable to white settlers (including the Ingalls family, of Laura Ingalls Wilder fame), were resettled on a patch of rocky ground in Oklahoma that was believed worthless. …

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