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Book Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

A compelling read that sent shivers down my spine. This book was on my TBR for so long and I don’t know why. I’d heard mixed reviews—overall great—but most included trigger warnings. Regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found specific parts interesting, particularly the protagonist’s struggle to recognize and categorize the abuse she endured, and … Continue reading “Book Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell”

Book Review: When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain

Vivid, clever, and steady-paced. Hauntingly descriptive with pulse-pounding twists and a vulnerable yet highly intuitive protagonist. Paula McLain writes about a very chilling topic with the elegance and ease of a pro. Paula McLain is an American author best known for her novel, The Paris Wife, a fictionalized account of Ernest Hemingway’s first marriage which … Continue reading “Book Review: When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain”

Book Review: Don’t Look For Me by Wendy Walker

Sharp, suspenseful, fast-paced, and satisfying. One of my favorite books of 2020! Regardless of whether or not you’re familiar with Wendy Walker, this book will make you an instant fan. With a background in law and psychology, Walker crafts compelling female protagonists and eerie settings into twisted mysteries. Two of my favorite books are The … Continue reading “Book Review: Don’t Look For Me by Wendy Walker”

Book Review: This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel

Gut-wrenching, gripping, and utterly original. Picture Tranquillim House from Nine Perfect Strangers located on Dennis Lehane’s Shutter Island and you’ll capture the essence of This Might Hurt. I’m always drawn to books that focus on complicated female protagonists, sinister settings, and psychological twists. This story definitely delivers and I have no doubt this will be … Continue reading “Book Review: This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel”

Book Review: Girl A by Abigail Dean

A slow burning literary thriller with a psychological twist. Abigail Dean’s haunting debut—Girl A—focuses on the aftermath rather than the actual abuse inflicted on the characters, reflected within the current timeline as flashbacks. We follow Alexandra Gracie; a survivor—now a successful lawyer—and learn about the conditions she and her siblings were subjected to, including the … Continue reading “Book Review: Girl A by Abigail Dean”

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