A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena


Having heard good things about Lapena’s previous novel, The Couple Next Door, I was very excited to read A Stranger in the House. The premise intrigued me and I wanted to discover the answers to the mysteries hinted at in the blurb. Where did Karen Krupp rush off to in such a hurry? Why caused her to have an accident in a “bad” part of town? Was her amnesia for real, or was she faking it to cover up some sort of criminal misdeed?

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Watch Me by Jody Gerhman


Kate Youngblood, a creative writing professor, is fast-approaching forty and feeling invisible. Men don’t notice her anymore, they don’t see her—except for her student, Sam Grist. His eyes are on her constantly, and Kate enjoys it. What she doesn’t know is that Sam watches her all the time… even when she doesn’t know it. Sam has had their future together all planned out for years, and he won’t allow anything—or anyone—to stand in his way. Kate belonged to him… she just didn’t know it yet.

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The Other Mother by Carol Goodman


After the birth of her daughter, Chloe, Daphne Marist began having intrusive thoughts about harming her. Diagnosed with Post-Partum Mood Disorder, she joined a mother’s support group where she met Laurel Hobbes and became friends with her. A few months later, something caused Daphne to flee with Chloe. Using a false name and credentials (Laurel’s) she accepted a live-in job located near an asylum… and hoped her controlling husband wouldn’t be able to find her. Continue reading

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney


Holy moly, Batman… what a fantastic book! I read the majority of this book in one sitting because it was impossible to put down. (I only got two hours worth of sleep, but it was worth the book hangover!) Continue reading

The Hunger by Alma Katsu

A novel about the ill-fated Donner Party with a “supernatural twist” added to it? Having read C. F. McGlashan’s History of the Donner Party, a Tragedy of the Sierra,  I knew the story of what happened to the unfortunate group of travelers. I was curious to see how their story would be used in a work of fiction with supernatural elements added it, and hopeful that it would prove to be enjoyable to read, as well. Continue reading