Cosmic Trap

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« Q: What do you get when you combine the camaraderie of the gang in the Oceans Eleven series, the plotting and intrigue of a newish James Bond movie, the hard-boiled romance of an old time Humphrey Bogart flick, and the epic-action-adventure-mayhem of a Marvel comic-book? A: this latest installment…

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Cold Cold Bones

Book 21 in the Temperance Brennan Series 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Just in case there is any reader out there not familiar with this series (it could happen!), Temperance Brennan, the sometimes irascible, always ingenious forensic-anthropologist, ex-alcoholic, divorced mother of kick-butt Katy Peterson, is a force to be reckoned with. As she performs…

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The Queen of all Poisons

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« Quite likely the most uniquely-textured female heroine one is likely to meet between the pages, Dr Lily Robinson is a rare treat. A brilliant and beautiful pathologist and toxicologist, Dr Lily is one smart cookie - albeit one who is also deeply morally conflicted and suffering from a buried…

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The Personal Assistant

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Thick with menace and foreboding, this creepy and stylish thriller is a modern-day techno-horror parable - a warning that any individual’s life, in the virtual arena, is as malleable as the imagination (and motivation) of its digital author (be it benevolent or dastardly). Alex Hutchinson is living the dream.…

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The Bleeding

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A gothic triumph - drenched with atmosphere, and saturated with fascinating characters and dastardly deeds, contributing to an undercurrent of evil so thick you may find yourself as unable to stop shuddering as you are to stop reading. When Lieutenant Maxine Grant, just finishing up a maternity leave, must…

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Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« An Interesting and suspenseful premise, executed with the help of a crazily complex web of strange and compelling characters (most of them harboring deception and secrets), and an intensely creepy setting, this book’s initially engaging start fell somewhat flat for this reader on the final go-round. Hannah, our main…

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Magpie

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« Shockingly-twisty, tense and engrossing, this character-driven thriller veers between two equally-fascinating and fractured worlds. Marisa Grover, twenty-eight-years old, caramel-blonde and an illustrator of children’s fairy tales, is a damaged woman. Abandoned at a young age by her mother, Marissa β€˜s short life thus far has her feeling left-behind, profoundly…

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Please Join Us

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« If you can’t beat em, join em? A NY-based secret society of powerful women, helping each other through influence-peddling and a whole lot more - modeled on the corrupt and seedy old-boys-club networks that have crisis-crossed the social, political and economic landscape of movers and shakers dominating the ruling…

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The Blame Game

[ 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Claustrophobic and creepy, this book will send you down rabbit-holes and have your head spinning as you follow this narrator, 39 year old psychologist Naomi Chandler, and her crazy, unsettling story. Just what is real, what is imagined, and what is the result of trauma, long-buried, in the…

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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Turning the last page of this mesmerizing novel I was sorely tempted to begin the book all over again. Did I get the author’s intent? With an ending deliberately (and fiendishly) ambiguous, this book was quite likely the most tantalizing read I have encountered in a very long while.…

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