Review: The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

Title: The Stranger Beside Me: The Shocking Inside Story of Serial Killer Ted BundyAuthor: Ann RuleRating: ★★★½Summary: Meeting in 1971 at a Seattle crisis clinic, Ann Rule and Ted Bundy developed a friendship and correspondence that would span the rest of his life. Rule had no idea that when they went their separate ways, their … Continue reading Review: The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

Review: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

Title: The Glass HotelAuthor: Emily St. John MandelRating: ★★★½Summary: Shipping executive Leon Prevant is there the night Vincent meets Jonathan Alkaitis. But thirteen years later, Jonathan is in jail for orchestrating a massive Ponzi scheme that evaporated all of Leon's savings, and Vincent has mysteriously disappeared from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship. Weaving together … Continue reading Review: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

Review: Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Title: Get a Life, Chloe BrownAuthor: Talia HibbertRating: ★★★Summary: Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion. … Continue reading Review: Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Review: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Title: The Water DancerAuthor: Ta-Nehisi CoatesRating: ★★★Summary: Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother is sold away, Hiram is robbed of all memory of her—but gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency … Continue reading Review: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Review: Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

Title: Permanent RecordAuthor: Mary H.K. ChoiRating: ★★★½Summary: On paper, college dropout Pablo Rind doesn’t have a whole lot going for him. His graveyard shift at a twenty-four-hour deli in Brooklyn is a struggle, and he’s up to his eyeballs in credit card debt. Pop juggernaut Leanna Smart has enough social media followers to populate whole … Continue reading Review: Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

Review: Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

Title: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern IrelandAuthor: Patrick Radden KeefeRating: ★★★Summary: In December 1972, Jean McConville was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders; her ten children never saw her again until her body was found in 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to … Continue reading Review: Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

Review: The Wedding Date and The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

Title: The Wedding DateRating: ★★★Summary: Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she just met is something Alexa Monroe would never normally do, but there's something about Drew Nichols that's too hard to resist. After they have more fun than they ever thought possible, Drew flies back to Los Angeles while Alexa heads … Continue reading Review: The Wedding Date and The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory