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  • American,  Crime fiction

    Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll – Review for the Los Angeles Review of Books

    I am veeeery please to share with you my first review for the Los Angeles Review of Books, which you can read here or clicking on the image below. It has been my first experience outside of Books & Reviews as a professional reviewer and one that I hope to continue on doing. Jessica Knoll’s debut novel Luckiest Girl Alive is one of the best books that I have read in 2015, and I now it will make it to many of your Best Books of 2015 list as well. Advertisements

  • American,  Crime fiction

    The Fever by Megan Abbott

    I was kindly sent a review copy of Megan Abbott’s The Fever by Emma Bravo from PanMacMillan along with another book I requested. They say never judge a book by its cover, but the hardback edition of The Fever I was sent was high quality and I rushed to read the description on the back. Here is what I found: From Goodreads: The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community. The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hockey star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their…

  • American,  Crime fiction

    The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

    I requested a review copy of The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell after Naomi from The Writes of Woman reviewed it and we had a very interesting conversation about feminism . A quick search reveled the Twittersphere was full of great reviews as well and being it a mystery with women as main characters, it took me a few minutes to make up my mind about it. From Good Reads: New York City, 1924: the height of Prohibition and the whole city swims in bathtub gin. Rose Baker is an orphaned young woman working for her bread as a typist in a police precinct on the lower East Side. Every…

  • American,  Crime fiction

    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

    I bought Gone Girl  by Gillian Flynn two weeks ago and decided to read it as soon as possible so as to avoid spoilers. I’d been lucky enough to go from the publishing date til today without hearing anything more than it was the story of a marriage and it all started when the wife disappeared so that the novel was a mystery/thriller/crime one. Good. Everyone who had also read it thought I was fine knowing that, neither too little nor too much. So, on Saturday night I tucked into bed and started reading. It took me longer than I expected (I finished it yesterday evening) but overall I’m glad…