Ramblings from the other side of the fence…….youth sports in Pennsylvania in 2020

In 2015, Governor Tom Wolf said his goals were “jobs that pay, schools that teach and government that works.” I voted for Tom Wolf in 2014 and in 2018 due to his stance on education differing so greatly from his opponents. Today, as I watched my son’s football game through a hole in a fence, …

Short story review: Slow Burner by Laura Lippman (Hush Collection)

Summary: Liz and Phil have a typical marriage watching Netflix at night and doing the regular and boring marriage routine. Phil has a past of talking to other women before though and when Liz catches this happening again, she is not too happy. The secret burner phone becomes an addiction for both Liz checking on …

Short story review: Buried by Jeffrey Deaver (Hush Collection)

Summary: This is a part of Amazon’s summer short story grouping called Hush Collection. All of the short stories and the Audible addition are free with Prime right now. Fitz is a journalist who stumbles upon a breaking story about a serial killer named Gravedigger. Gravedigger has been taunting the police with riddles, but Fitz …

Short story review: Snowflakes by Ruth Ware (Hush Collection)

Summary; This is a part of Amazon’s summer short story grouping called the Hush Collection. All of the short stories and the Audible addition are free with Prime right now. Leah lives on a remote island with her family surrounded by a wall they built to keep they safe. Father insists they are not safe …

Short story review: The Gift by Alison Gaylin (Hush Collection)

Summary: This is a part of Amazon’s summer short story grouping called Hush Collection. All of the short stories and the Audible addition are free with Prime right now. Lyla McCord is a famous actress and the other half of the famous couple of Lyla and Nolan. Lyla is contacted the night of an awards …

Book review: Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Summary: Maggie Holt lived in Baneberry Hall for a short period of time 25 years ago. After mysterious and terrifying events occurred, the Holt family left abruptly in the middle of the night. Maggie’s father wrote an account of the apparently supernatural occurrences which ended up becoming a bestseller. After Maggie’s father passes away, Maggie …

Book review: This is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf

Summary: Eve Knox was found 25 years ago by her sister and her best friend in a cave in the small town of Grotto. Maggie, Eve’s best friend, and her sister, Nola, have been haunted their entire lives by this discovery. There was never enough evidence to arrest any suspects. Eve is now a detective …

Book Review: 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand

Summary: Mallory Blessing is dying. Mallory’s son, Link, is given instructions to call a phone number in a drawer. Jake McCloud answers they phone. How does Mallory know Jake McCloud? Jake McCloud is the husband of Ursula DeGournsey, who is a Presidential candidate. What follows this introduction is the story of the relationship between Mallory …

Book review: The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Summary: Julia and Will are the picture perfect couple. Will is a television star and Julia owns a magazine. The wedding is planned at an island off the coast of Ireland. Throughout the weekend, many unspoken feelings, past issues, and secrets surface and then someone is found dead. What happens to lead up to this? …