Book Review: The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

Summary: Jules, Sylvia, Vincent, and Sam are required to attend a "team building" activity that begins in an elevator. The foursome believes it is an escape room activity. They work in finance in a firm on Wall Street. The novel examines each character's background specifically throughout separate chapters to let the reader know what happened …

Book Review: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Summary:Jules Larsen applies for a job that has very specific stipulations. No visitors, no talking to other guests, no overnights away from the apartment; all Jules has to do is basically live in the apartment and she will receive a large weekly salary. Jules is stuck in a place where she doesn't have much of …

Book review: The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

Summary: Ellen O'Farrell has not had much luck with love in her life. Professionally, she is a professional hypnotherapist working out of her home, but personally she still was looking for love. Ellen meets Patrick at the beginning of the novel and is happy with where the relationship is heading. He is a widowed single …

Book review: Mine by Courtney Cole

Summary: During a fierce Florida hurricane, Tessa opens her husband's iPad to find inappropriate photos of a much younger woman. Her husband, Ethan, is stuck in another city due to the hurricane. Tessa wonders what to do and lures the younger woman, Lindsey, over to their house in the midst of the hurricane. They are …

Book Review: A Nearly Normal Family by MT Edvardsson

Summary: Parents can go to great lengths to protect their children and A Nearly Normal Family explores this concept that explores many different points of view to depict this from each character. Stella Sandell is accused of murdering a much older man. Her parents are shocked. She comes from the family of a father who is …

Book Review: Only Ever Her by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

Summary: Annie Taft's wedding is just a few days away, but Annie has disappeared. Everything was prepared for this to be a perfect southern wedding in her South Carolina town. Why did Annie vanish? Were there second thoughts? Did it have anything to do with the fact that her mother's supposed killer was being released …

Book review: Summer of 69 by Elin Hilderbrand

  Summary: The year 1969 was an iconic year in which America saw Woodstock, a Kennedy scandal, racism, and Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. As Hilderbrand’s books usually are laid out, this novel follows a family with secrets and rumors that the older generation remains kept locked up. The children in the Levin family always …

Book Review: The First Mistake by Sandie Jones

Summary: The First Mistake introduces the readers to Alice, a widow who has overcome her tragedy and finally found happiness. Alice is an entrepreneur who is finally in a happy marriage after the death of her first husband. Alice and her new husband, Nathan, have worked together in the business she started with her husband. Nathan …

Book Review: Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween by Lisa Morton

Summary: Lisa Morton takes the readers through the past hundreds of years to explore how the world has celebrated Halloween and how the Celtic celebration of Samhain in addition to All Souls' Day in the Catholic religion helped to shape Halloween in America. Many aspects of Halloween are considered such as horror movies, haunted houses, …

Book review: The Night Before by Wendy Walker

Summary: Laura and Rosie are sisters but couldn't be any more different. Laura has never had much luck in her love life. Rosie is married with a family living in a stable home in Connecticut. Laura works in the busy setting of New York City in the world of Wall Street. After Laura has another …