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: Little Darlings by Melanie Golding @mk_golding @crookedlanebks #LittleDarlings #stephlvsbooks #bookreview

  Book Title and Author: Little Darlings by Melanie Golding Publication Date and Publisher: April 30, 2019 by Crooked Lane Books Genre: Psychological Thriller, Fiction, Horror Pages: 368 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: April 6, 2019 (e-arc) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: “Mother knows best” takes on a sinister new meaning in this unsettling … More Book Review: Little Darlings by Melanie Golding @mk_golding @crookedlanebks #LittleDarlings #stephlvsbooks #bookreview

Book Review: Stone Mothers by Erin Kelly @mserinkelly @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress #StoneMothers #stephlvsbooks

Book Title and Author: Stone Mothers by Erin Kelly Publication Date and Publisher: April 23, 2019 by Minotaur Books Genre: Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Fiction Pages: 368 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: March 11, 2019 (paper copy from the publisher) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: You can’t keep the secret. You can’t tell the truth. You can’t … More Book Review: Stone Mothers by Erin Kelly @mserinkelly @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress #StoneMothers #stephlvsbooks

The Better Sister by Alafair Burke #stephlvsbooks #bookreview

Book Title and Author: The Better Sister by Alafair Burke Publication Date and Publisher: April 16, 2019 by Harper Collins Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction Pages: 336 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: March 29, 2019 (e-arc) Goodreads 3.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: When a prominent Manhattan lawyer is murdered, two estranged sisters—one the dead man’s widow, … More The Better Sister by Alafair Burke #stephlvsbooks #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: 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: Until the Day I Die by Emily Carpenter

Book Title and Author: Until the Day I Die by Emily Carpenter Publication Date and Publisher: March 12, 2019 by Lake Union Publishing Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Mystery Pages: 325 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: January 20, 2019 (e-arc) Goodreads 5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: If there’s a healthy way to grieve, Erin Gaines hasn’t found … More Book Review: Until the Day I Die by Emily Carpenter

Book Review: The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor

Book Title and Author: The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor Publication Date and Publisher: February 5, 2019 by Crown Publishing Genre: Thriller, Fiction, Paranormal Pages: 288 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: December 18, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads   3.25 Stars    Goodreads Synopsis: Joe never wanted to come back to Arnhill. After the way things … More Book Review: The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor

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: An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Book Title and Author: An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen Publication Date and Publisher: January 8, 2019 by St. Martin’s Press Genre: Psychological Suspense, Thriller Pages: 384 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: November 28, 2018 (paperback ARC review copy) Goodreads 5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in … More Book Review: An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

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

Back to Back Book Reviews of Two of My Most Anticipated 2018 Reads~Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough and When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica

Both Cross Her Heart and When the Lights Go Out were two of my most anticipated reads of the year. They were also books on my Twenty Books of Summer 2018 Challenge Reading List; I did manage to read both before the Sept 3rd end of the challenge date, but as some of you know, … More Back to Back Book Reviews of Two of My Most Anticipated 2018 Reads~Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough and When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica

Book Review: A Double Life by Flynn Berry

Book Title and Author: A Double Life by Flynn Berry Publication Date and Publisher: July 31, 2018 by Viking Genre: Fiction, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller Pages: 272 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: July 2, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis:  Claire is a hardworking doctor leading a simple, quiet life in London. She is … More Book Review: A Double Life by Flynn Berry

Book Review: She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell

Book Title and Author: She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell Publication Date and Publisher: July 31, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller Pages: 352 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: June 24, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: When twin sisters Rose and Bel Enright enroll in The Odell … More Book Review: She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell

Book Review: Believe Me by J.P. Delaney

Book Title and Author: Believe Me by J.P. Delaney Publication Date and Publisher: July 24, 2018 by Ballantine Books Genre: Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Mystery Pages: 352 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: June 15, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 4 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: A struggling actor, a Brit in America without a green card, Claire needs … More Book Review: Believe Me by J.P. Delaney

Book Review: The Fifth to Die (4MK Thriller #2) by J.D. Barker

Book Title and Author: The Fifth to Die by J.D. Barker Series: 4MK Thriller #2 Publication Date and Publisher: July 10, 2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Genre: Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Mystery Pages: 416 pages Buy on Amazon.com Date Read: June 11, 2018 (e-arc) Goodreads 5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: In the thrilling sequel to The Fourth Monkey, a … More Book Review: The Fifth to Die (4MK Thriller #2) by J.D. Barker