TBT Review: “Sliver of Truth” Review

sliver of truthTitle: A Sliver of Truth

Author: Lisa Unger

Genre: Thriller, suspense

Publish Date: January 29, 2013

Pages: 368

Rating: 3 stars

In “Beautiful Lies,” Ridley Jones stepped off a street corner and into an abyss of violence, deception, and fear. Now, she is just trying to get on with her life when another seemingly mundane act–picking up some prints at a photo lab–sends her on a mission to find a ghost from her past. A figure of the same man appears in too many pictures she’s taken in the last year, lurking just far enough away to make identification impossible. But, she is not the only one who wants to know who the man is, and soon finds herself in the middle of a deeper investigation and unsure who to trust.

The only thing Ridley knows for sure is that she has to get to the truth about herself and her past if she is ever going to find her way home. Continue reading “TBT Review: “Sliver of Truth” Review”

“Of Literature and Lattes” Review

Book Title: Of Literature and LattesLit and latte

Author:  Katherine Reay

Genre: Contemporary fiction

Published Date: May 12, 2020

Pages: 336 pages

Rating:  3 stars

I’m beginning to think I should really make a note when I add a selection to “Want to Read” within Good Reads of how the book arrived on the list. I suspect “Of Literature and Lattes” was on a summer reading list…a light read. I heard about Katherine Reay’s other novel, “The Printed Letter Bookshop” set in Winsome, Illinois, but going against my usual penchant for reading in chronological order I picked up the latest first. Continue reading ““Of Literature and Lattes” Review”

TBT Review: The Night Watch

Book Title: The Night Watch

Author: Sarah Waters

Genre: Historical fiction

Published Date: September 27, 2006

This #TBT review was originally posted on February 28, 2008 and was read for a number of reading challenges: Chunkster (554 pages), A to Z Authors (W);   Themed Challenge, and 101 Books in 1,001 Days. Continue reading “TBT Review: The Night Watch”

#TBT Review: The Bluest Eye

Book Title: The Bluest Eye

Author: Toni Morrison

Genre: Literary fiction

Published Date: November 28, 1993

This #TBT review was originally posted on February 28, 2008 and was read for a number of reading challenges: My Year of Living Dangerously, A to Z Authors (M);   and 101 Books in 1,001 Days. Continue reading “#TBT Review: The Bluest Eye”

To Abandon or Not?

As I’ve written before, for me, the hallmark of a good book is the fact that I can’t possibly put it down. For the most part, these books fit into the thriller and suspense genre. Although there have been novels in the past, l’d classify as literary fiction, which moved me to my core that fit the bill. Thought provoking and deep. Continue reading “To Abandon or Not?”

Unexpected Connection to Current Events: ‘Keep Her Safe’ Review

Book Title: Keep Her Safe

Author: Sophie Hannah

Genre: Literary thriller, suspense, mystery

Published Date: September 19, 2017

Rating:  4 stars

Challenges: Popsugar 2018 Advanced Challenge (Book about a Problem Facing Society Today), #4 of 68 for Goodreads Challenge Continue reading “Unexpected Connection to Current Events: ‘Keep Her Safe’ Review”