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Out of the Attic by V.C. Andrews

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When the story ended in the previous book, Beneath the Attic, a very young and secretly pregnant Corrine Dixon was preparing for her upcoming wedding to Garland Foxworth. Out of the Attic wastes little time moving the story forward, noting the wedding and the birth of Malcolm in a brief prologue, with the remainder of the story taking place five years later.

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The Marriage Trap by Sheryl Browne #Review @bookouture

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Married for twelve years, Karla and Jason have two children. Life is mostly good. They have a few problems, but they can work it out. That’s what Karla thought, at least, before Jason abruptly announces he is leaving her for another woman. But Karla knows something Jason doesn’t… and he had no idea what’s about to happen.

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The Sleepover by Carol Wyer #Review @carolewyer @bookouture

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Cathy thought nothing of it when daughter, Roxy, left to spend the night with her best friend, but she should have. The next day brings the dreadful news that Roxy is dead, her body found in a house belonging to people she couldn’t have known. Natalie Ward and her team are tasked with discovering how Roxy died, but everyone they talk to seems to be hiding something. They’ve barely begun their investigation when Cathy is found dead. Natalie and team must find the killer, and soon… before they strike again.

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The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth by Josh Levin #Review @littlebrown

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The Queen is a fascinating book revealing the life and crimes of Linda Taylor, a Chicago woman who spawned the myth of the infamous welfare queen. While Taylor was undoubtedly a welfare cheat, she was also a kidnapper and perhaps even a murderer… but the welfare fraud was the only thing anyone seemed to care about.

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The Family at Number 13 by S.D. Monaghan #Review @bookouture

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Connor thinks St. Catherine’s Hill will be an ideal place to live and run his therapy practice, and he’s eager to become part of the neighborhood. Unbeknownst to him, his new neighbors are already antagonistic towards him. One is a former client with an axe to grind. The other is a woman named Mary whose family life is made difficult by her troubled nephew and indifferent husband. All of them have secrets, but one leads to tragedy.

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Beneath the Attic by V.C. Andrews #Review @GalleryBooks

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It’s been thirty-two years since I first ‘met’ the Foxworth family. For me, the most mysterious member of the family was the first Corrine (whose namesake did terrible things for the sake of the family fortune). Very little was said about her, and what information readers do have came from a character whose knowledge may not be wholly accurate. This novel presented an opportunity to (finally) know who she was, and I was unable to resist it. Despite being disappointed by a previous title, I was cautiously optimistic about this novel.

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Thorns in a Realm of Roses: The Henry Queens by Thomas Crockett #Review

 

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Historical fiction novels about Henry VIII and his many wives always catch my eye, and I typically enjoy them. When I came across this book on Netgalley, I was excited about it and couldn’t wait to get started.

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