Mystery | Reviews

Hiding Place
British Authors
Ann Ronald

The Hiding Place

THE HIDING PLACE I could review C. J. Tudor’s novel, The Hiding Place, in just four words. Rosemary’s Baby on Steroids. Except that wouldn’t be

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The Paris Diversion
Mystery
Sunny Solomon

The Paris Diversion

THE PARIS DIVERSION In the book world, the espionage thriller is the milieu of male readers. In other words, Chris Pavone’s latest, The Paris Diversion,

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The French Girl
Fiction
Ann Ronald

The French Girl

THE FRENCH GIRL Lexie Elliott’s The French Girl is the best mystery I’ve read in a while. It’s one of those books that keep you

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Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

A Willing Victim

A WILLING VICTIM This time Sunny handed me the fourth book in a detective series, so I felt like I was starting in the middle.

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Mystery
Ann Ronald

The Other Woman

THE OTHER WOMAN Emblazoned across the cover of Sandie Jones’ novel, The Other Woman, are words foreshadowing its amazing plot: “fiendishly clever with a twist

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Current

THE CURRENT I just finished reading another “Bookin’ with Sunny” novel that I couldn’t put down. Tim Johnston’s The Current, a mystery thriller that careens

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Ann Ronald

Once Upon a River

ONCE UPON A RIVER When I turned the final page of Diane Setterfield’s novel, Once Upon a River, I closed the book and sat staring

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Mystery
Sunny Solomon

House. Tree. Person.

HOUSE. TREE. PERSON. When one is recovering from surgery having books around the scatter is a terrific way to while away the hours between meds.

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Tahoe Skydrop

TAHOE SKYDROP If you are planning a trip to Lake Tahoe this summer, don’t forget to bring along Todd Borg’s “Tahoe Skydrop” the latest book

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Lies She Told

LIES SHE TOLD As I read Cate Holahan’s Lies She Told, I felt like my brain was on a swivel. Two stories ricochet back and

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Celine

Celine Each of Peter Heller’s three novels sends dissimilar characters in wildly diverse directions.  Yet there is a thematic consistency between The Dog Stars and

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