This was my first book by this author but it won’t be my last. I really enjoyed this twisty thriller. Some of the twists I saw coming and some were quite a surprise. It was interesting to have some of the story take place on an Antarctic Island. The homeless element was also a great part of the plot. The book was fast paced with interesting characters and you get swept up with Felicity and her life. This is a suspenseful story that I would definitely recommend.
Thank you St Martins Press and Netgalley for my review copy. I definitely had some problems with this book. The plot used a similar format to many other thrillers. It seemed a little too much like something I had read before, for the first half of the book. There were some interesting characters that really helped move the story along. In particular I liked Maggie and Ben. We realize very quickly what is happening with Nina and Simon and we just need to get to the end to find
Lisa Duffy is one of my favourite authors so I was excited to read her latest book. This is another character driven novel that is located in New England. Ten year old Sky has recently lost her parents. Surprisingly they have named Leo as her guardian. Leo and Sky’s parents had been best friends for years. The relationship between Sky and Leo is written so beautifully. The author’s characters are always so real and authentic which is one of the best aspects of her books. Unfo
I loved this charming book! Mitchell is busy trying to maintain a life for himself and his daughter, Poppy, after the death of his wife. He left his job as an engineer to spend more time with Poppy and now works on the city’s bridges cutting off love locks left on them. His life is turned upside when he becomes a local hero after saving a woman who has fallen into the river. From there his quiet life becomes very busy with all the new people it has brought into his and Poppy’
I love Hannah Mary McKinnon’s books and this is another one that kept me eagerly reading from beginning to end. This is a slow burn psychological thriller that centers around the main character, Eleanor. Eleanor’s father has just died and she has just become aware of a secret about her regarding her family. I empathized with Eleanor as she was already down on her luck and living an isolated and lonely existence before the secret was revealed. It was heartbreaking to see how h
After reading and loving The Boundary Stone last year I was eager to read the next book by this talented author. This book is just as fascinating and well written as her previous book. We follow Catherine and Simon on a new journey at the time of the Great Fire of London. It is so interesting to see how the science of medicine, that we now take for granted, has evolved from these earlier times.
The story is so compelling and you are totally immersed in it throughout the book
Two women - both running away from their current lives. Two women - a chance encounter at the airport and they decide to switch airline tickets and destinations. This is a fast paced suspenseful story and I loved it. Claire is running away from her powerful and abusive husband. Eva is running away from her life as a drug maker and dealer. Both of the women know this is their only chance to escape and completely disappear. When Claire’s initial plan is stopped she knows she ha
This story focuses on Lane and her six year old son, Henry. Lane is an advice columnist for a newspaper and is in the process of separating from her alcoholic husband when he dies in a car accident. No one knows Lane was having marital trouble so she keeps it a secret to spare Henry so he will be unaware of what was really happening with his parents. So much of Lane’s life is a mess - from her job worries, to her finances, and her relationship with her parents. Lane’s childho
Overall I liked this book but I’m not sure how I feel about the ending. This is only my second book by this author so well loved characters she has brought back briefly were lost on me. I can definitely see why other readers would have enjoyed this. There was a lot happening in this book and at times it felt rushed. I love stories set in New York City so that was a definite plus for me. I did like the dialogue in the book. Overall I’m still conflicted about how I feel about C
This is overall a romcom that also deals with some serious issues. I loved learning more about the Indian culture and the food descriptions are mouth watering. Initially I was a little annoyed with Liya and her aggressive and bad attitude toward things - especially toward Jay, who is swoon worthy and all around wonderful. Once we start to learn more of Liya’s back story her attitude and personality make sense. I really enjoyed this book and would love to read more from this a