Book Review: Keep You Close by Karen Cleveland @karecleve @randomhouse #stephlvsbooks #bookreview #keepyouclose

Book Title and Author: Keep You Close by Karen Cleveland Publication Date and Publisher: May 28, 2019 by Ballantine Books Genre: Political Thriller, Mystery, Fiction Pages: 352 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: April 4, 2019 (publisher copy) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: An FBI official’s sense of right and wrong is blurred when her … More Book Review: Keep You Close by Karen Cleveland @karecleve @randomhouse #stephlvsbooks #bookreview #keepyouclose

Book Review: The Island by Ragnar Jónasson @ragnarjo @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress #stephlvsbooks #TheIsland #crimefiction #bookreview

Book Title and Author: The Island by Ragnar Jónasson Series: Hidden Iceland #2 Publication Date and Publisher: May 21, 2019 by Minotaur Books Genre: Fiction, Nordic Noir, Mystery Pages: 352 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: May 15, 2019 (paper copy from the publisher) 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Elliðaey is an isolated island off the … More Book Review: The Island by Ragnar Jónasson @ragnarjo @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress #stephlvsbooks #TheIsland #crimefiction #bookreview

Book Review: The Favorite Daughter by Kaira Rouda @KairaRouda @harperbooks #TheFavoriteDaughter #stephlvsbooks #bookreview

Book Title and Author: The Favorite Daughter by Kaira Rouda Publication Date and Publisher: May 21, 2019 by Graydon House Genre: Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Fiction Pages: 368 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: May 3, 2019 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads: The perfect home. The perfect family. The perfect lie. Jane Harris lives in a … More Book Review: The Favorite Daughter by Kaira Rouda @KairaRouda @harperbooks #TheFavoriteDaughter #stephlvsbooks #bookreview

Book Review: Game of Bones by Carolyn Haines @DeltaGalCarolyn @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress #stephlvsbooks #GameofBones #bookreview

Book Title and Author: Game of Bones by Carolyn Haines Series: Sarah Booth Delaney #20 Publication Date and Publisher: May 14, 2019 by Minotaur Books Genre: Fiction, Cozy Mystery Pages: 384 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: April 27 , 2019 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: The next charming mystery from Carolyn Haines featuring … More Book Review: Game of Bones by Carolyn Haines @DeltaGalCarolyn @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress #stephlvsbooks #GameofBones #bookreview

Book Review: Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline @LisaScottoline @PutnamBooks #SomeoneKnows #stephlvsbooks

Book Title and Author: Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline Publication Date and Publisher: April 9, 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Genre: Fiction, Suspense Pages: 400 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: March 16, 2019 (e-arc) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: From the New York Times-bestselling author comes a pulse-pounding domestic thriller about a group of … More Book Review: Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline @LisaScottoline @PutnamBooks #SomeoneKnows #stephlvsbooks

Book Review: Death of a New American by Mariah Fredericks @MariahFrederick @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress #DeathofaNewAmerican #stephlvsbooks

Book Title and Author: Death of a New American by Mariah Fredericks Series: Jane Prescott #2 Publication Date and Publisher: April 9, 2019 by Minotaur Books Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Pages: 304 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: April 1, 2019 (paper copy from the publisher) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: The atmospheric, compelling follow-up … More Book Review: Death of a New American by Mariah Fredericks @MariahFrederick @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress #DeathofaNewAmerican #stephlvsbooks

Book Review: The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth @SallyHepworth @StMartinsPress #TheMotherinLaw #stephlvsbooks

Book Title and Author: The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth Publication Date and Publisher: April 23, 2019 by St. Martin’s Press Genre: Mystery, Domestic Drama, Suspense Pages: 352 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: January 6, 2019 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Someone once told me that you have two families in your life – … More Book Review: The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth @SallyHepworth @StMartinsPress #TheMotherinLaw #stephlvsbooks

Book Review: Lovely Little Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly @MConnollyAuthor @Sourcebooks #LovelyLittleThings #stephlvsbooks

Book Title and Author: Lovely Little Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly Publication Date and Publisher: April 2, 2019 by Sourcebooks Landmark Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Suspense Pages: 304 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: February 24, 2019 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: A mother’s chance decision leads to a twist of fate that is every … More Book Review: Lovely Little Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly @MConnollyAuthor @Sourcebooks #LovelyLittleThings #stephlvsbooks

Book Review: A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty @CJ_Daugherty @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress #ABeautifulCorpse #stephlvsbooks

Book Title and Author: A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty Series: Harper McClain #2 Publication Date and Publisher: March 12, 2019 by Minotaur Books Genre: Fiction, Mystery Pages: 368 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: February 7, 2019 (papercopy from the publisher) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: For a woman, being killed by someone who … More Book Review: A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty @CJ_Daugherty @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress #ABeautifulCorpse #stephlvsbooks

Book Review: The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths @ellygriffiths @HMHbooks #TheStrangerDiaries #stephlvsbooks

Book Title and Author: The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths Publication Date and Publisher: March 5, 2019 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Genre: Mystery, Gothic, Suspense Pages: 352 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: February 28, 2019 (e-arc) Goodreads 5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school English teacher specializing … More Book Review: The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths @ellygriffiths @HMHbooks #TheStrangerDiaries #stephlvsbooks

Book Review: Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks @HeidiPerksBooks @GalleryBooks #HerOneMistake #stephlvsbooks

Book Title and Author: Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks Publication Date and Publisher: January 8, 2019 by Gallery Books Genre: Thriller, Suspense Pages: 320 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: January 31, 2019 (hardback-from publisher) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis:  What should have been a fun-filled, carefree day takes a tragic turn for the … More Book Review: Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks @HeidiPerksBooks @GalleryBooks #HerOneMistake #stephlvsbooks

Book Review: The Woman in the Lake by Nicola Cornick

Book Title and Author: The Woman in the Lake by Nicola Cornick Publication Date and Publisher: February 26, 2019 by Graydon House Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Pages: 320 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: December 22, 2018 (paper arc) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: London, 1765 Lady Isabella Gerard, a respectable member of Georgian society, … More Book Review: The Woman in the Lake by Nicola Cornick

Book Review: The Winter Sister by Megan Collins

Book Title and Author: The Winter Sister by Megan Collins Publication Date and Publisher: February 5, 2019 by Atria Books Genre: Mystery, Domestic Suspense, Fiction Pages: 320 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: December 16, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Sixteen years ago, Sylvie’s sister Persephone never came home. Out too late with … More Book Review: The Winter Sister by Megan Collins

Book Review: The Nowhere Child by Christian White

Book Title and Author: The Nowhere Child by Christian White Publication Date and Publisher: January 22, 2019 by Minotaur Books Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Crime, Psychological Suspense Pages: 384 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: December 18, 2018 (paperback review copy) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, The Nowhere Child … More Book Review: The Nowhere Child by Christian White

Book Review: The Suspect by Fiona Barton (Kate Waters #3)

Book Title and Author: The Suspect by Fiona Barton Series: Kate Waters #3 Publication Date and Publisher: January 22, 2019 by Berkley Publishing Genre: Fiction, Pages: 416 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: December 11, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 3 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing in Thailand, their families are thrust into … More Book Review: The Suspect by Fiona Barton (Kate Waters #3)

My Top Twenty-Five Favorite Reads of 2018 (with a few extras thrown in!)

I hope all of you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas/holiday or if you don’t celebrate the holidays, that you’ve had a wonderful week! My hubby, kids, and I just returned from spending a few days together in the Bahamas, which was Santa’s Christmas gift for all of us this year. It was the perfect gift as … More My Top Twenty-Five Favorite Reads of 2018 (with a few extras thrown in!)

Book Review: The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald

Book Title and Author: The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald Publication Date and Publisher: February 5, 2019 by Gallery Books Genre: Domestic Suspense, Mystery Pages: 320 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: November 7, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis:  A search for the truth. A lifetime of lies. In the small hours … More Book Review: The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald

Book Review: Past Tense by Lee Child

Book Title and Author: Past Tense by Lee Child Series: Jack Reacher # 23 Publication Date and Publisher: November 5, 2018 by Delacorte Press Genre: Crime Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Pages: pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: October 28, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars   Goodreads Synopsis: Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. … More Book Review: Past Tense by Lee Child

Book Review: You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart

Book Title and Author: You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart Publication Date and Publisher: October 16, 2018, by Atria Books Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Domestic Thriller Pages: 384 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read:October 19, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 5 Stars   Goodreads Synopsis: Jessica Chamberlain, newly separated and living with her two sons in a small … More Book Review: You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart

Book Review: A Gift of Bones by Carolyn Haines

Book Title and Author: A Gift of Bones by Carolyn Haines Series: Sarah Booth Delaney #19 Publication Date and Publisher: October 16, 2018 by Minotaur Books Genre: Cozy Mystery, Holiday-Christmas Pages: 272 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: October 14, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Christmas comes to Zinnia, Mississippi—Sarah Booth Delaney must solve … More Book Review: A Gift of Bones by Carolyn Haines