Book Review: The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs

"Maybe he was very sad, and none of us could see it. That can happen, but..." He frowned. "There was always more going on with Isaac that he let on. Don't you agree, Hazel?" The Last Equation of Isaac Severy opens with the title's namesake setting up a breakfast table for two in anticipation of … Continue reading Book Review: The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs

Book Review: Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner

This is not right, something’s not right. There are forces in the room that are not being talked about, invisible as magnetic fields, pulling the investigation in a direction it doesn’t want to go. Quickly picking up the plot-lines left from her previous novel, Missing, Presumed, Susie Steiner enmeshes readers into the familiar life of Manon … Continue reading Book Review: Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner

Book Review: The Whole Art of Detection by Lyndsay Faye

Happily, however, a new scientific treatise upon the art of detection will shortly make its way into the world, the quality of which I hope will balance out the endless stream of sentimentality flowing from the pens of loosely factual biographers and adventure authors alike. In the authentic style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself, … Continue reading Book Review: The Whole Art of Detection by Lyndsay Faye

Book Review: The Girl Before by JP Delaney

Maybe that’s the real point of The Rules, as we’ve already dubbed them. Maybe it isn’t simply that the architect’s a control freak who’s worried we’ll mess up his beautiful house. Maybe it’s a kind of experiment. An experiment in living. The story of One Folgate Street is told through the two alternating narratives of … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl Before by JP Delaney

Book Review: The Twilight Wife by A.J. Banner

What if my brain is choosing to block out not trauma, but something else altogether? Impossible. I have to dismiss the thought. I have to believe what Jacob is saying. The conversation was all in fun. Just because someone talks about murder, doesn’t mean they intend to actually kill someone. Kyra suffered a traumatic brain … Continue reading Book Review: The Twilight Wife by A.J. Banner

Book Review: Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra

My name is Rebecca Winter. Eleven years ago, I was abducted. Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra opens with a girl desperate to escape a challenging past and the prospect of a dismal future. When caught stealing she misappropriates the identity of an abduction victim- a risky move that saves her from present danger but sets her on … Continue reading Book Review: Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra