TBR (To Be Read) for October 2019

Can you believe it is almost October??! September flew by. I had a great September passing 50 books for 2019. Our trip to Napa definitely helped giving me time to read on the plane to California and back! I finished the following books (reading and listening on Audible) with reviews pending: Date Night by Samantha …

Book Review: The Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine

Summary: Dr. Kate English grew up in a wealthy family and has grown up to have the perfect life. She has a handsome husband and an adorable daughter. She lives in a beautiful home and has a successful career. Kate's perfect life is abruptly halted when her mother is murdered in her own home. Kate …

Book Review: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Summary: Alicia is the wife of a wealthy photographer who seems to be living the perfect life. One evening when he gets home, Alicia shoots him five times and then stops speaking.  Alicia becomes a patient at the Grove in seclusion from the public eye. Theo Faber is a psychotherapist who has a special interest …

Book Reviews: Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

  Summary:   Olivia’s son has admitted to sneaking into neighbors’ homes and accessing their home computers for thrills. Olivia feels guilty and wants to leave an anonymous note in their mailboxes. In the meantime, another fellow neighbor is found dead and everyone begins to become a suspect. The reader won't know who to believe …

Book Review: The Stranger Inside by Laura Benedict

Summary: Kimber Hannon arrives home from a weekend trip to find that her front door lock has been changed and her key will not work. There is a stranger living in her house. When the police arrive, he informs her quietly that he saw what she did. Kimber begins to investigate on her own how …

Book Review: Two Lila Bennetts by by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

Summary:   Lila Bennett is a ruthless lawyer whose life is basically spinning out of control due to personal problems in her marriage and at work. This novel mimics the pattern of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Maybe in Another Life as it switches from two different plots of what would happen in Lila’s life if one …

Book Review: The Friends We Keep by Jane Green

  Summary:   What happens after friends in college move onto the “real world” after graduation? This novel explores three best friends and their life from college to adulthood. Evvie, Maggie, and Topher were the best of friends in college and swore it would never change. The secrets that were kept many years ago creep …

Book Review: No Exit by Taylor Adams

  Summary:   College student, Darby Thorne, travels home to visit her dying mother. Guilty thoughts run through her head regarding their complex relationship as she heads through a treacherous snow storm. She must stop at a rest stop where there are just a four strangers. As she heads back out to her car to …

Book Review: The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

Summary: As an English teacher, I enjoyed reading the perspective of another English teacher, Clare Cassidy, who has a special interest in Gothic novelist R.M. Holland. One of Clare's closest friends, who is a fellow English teacher at their school, is murdered, and Clare is devastated. Clare begins to receive small notes in her diary …

Book review: The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

Summary: Emily is in a serious relationship with Adam. Adam seems to be the perfect guy, except for his mother.  Pammie seems to want to do anything to get Emily out of Adam's life. Emily is not ready to back down easy. This is a suspenseful read that totally threw me off with a twisted …