Review: She Be Damned: A Heloise Chancey Mystery, by M. J. Tjia

She be Damned by M J TjiaRating: ★★☆☆☆

Recommended: No

Genres: Historical Fiction, Crime

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Goodreads Synopsis:

London, 1863: prostitutes in Waterloo area are turning up dead, their sexual organs mutilated and removed. When another girl goes missing, fears grow that the killer may have claimed their latest victim. The police are at a loss and so it falls to courtesan and professional detective Heloise Chancey to investigate. With the assistance of her trusty Chinese maid, Amah Li Leen, Heloise inches closer to the truth. But when Amah is implicated in the brutal plot, Heloise must reconsider who she can trust before the killer strikes again. Continue reading

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Review: Girl in Snow, by Danya Kukafka

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Mystery, Crime, Drama

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I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book will be published on August 1st 2017.

I was curious about Girl in Snow after seeing a review from Jay about it, and it seemed to me that the book was a study of human relationships and the complexity of personalities, with a death of a girl as its background. And yes, that is exactly what the story was like. It’s a mystery with characters full of secrets, and it starts with a 15-year-old girl dead in the snow, but it’s not a thriller. Continue reading

Review: The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison (The Collector #1)

The Butterfly Garden

Rating: ★★★★★

Recommend: Yes, with restrictions

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Horror

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This book is such a gem! I don’t read a lot of horror, although this one is probably closer to a mystery thriller in my opinion, and I had not heard about it at all, until I saw it on Amazon Unlimited. The story sounded interesting and it was among their most popular and best-rated books in the Unlimited list, so I thought – well, why not?

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Review: The Breakdown by B. A. Paris

The Breakdown

Rating: ★★★★☆

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Crime

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I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

One stormy night, Cass decides to take a shortcut on her way home, and her life was never the same again. Through the downpour, she saw a car stopped on the side of the road, and a woman inside it. The next day, she finds out the woman had been murdered. She tortures herself with what she should have done to help her, that the woman was probably still alive when Cass saw her… and then she starts forgetting things. She forgets having invited friends for a barbecue, having agreed on buying a gift for her co-worker, where she parked her car… Continue reading

Resenha: Miniaturista por Jessie Burton

Resenha: Miniaturista por Jessie Burton

Nota: ★★☆☆☆

Recomendado: Não

Gêneros: Mistério, romance histórico, realismo mágico

Este livro foi publicado em 2014, e desde então tenho ouvido muito burburinho sobre ele, sobre como ele é tão único e a história encantadora. A capa certamente é fantástica, e devo confessar que ela e a promessa de um romance de realismo mágico e mistério me atraíram para este livro. Continue reading

Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Resenha: Miniaturista por Jessie Burton

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Recommended: No

Genres: Mystery, magic realism, historic fiction

I’ve been eyeing this book for a while, since it’s been published in 2014. It’s gotten so much buzz since then about its uniqueness and enchanting story. I am trying to broaden my reading experience, and so Magic Realism is something I really wanted to get a bit more of, making this book quite perfect for me. I also must confess the beautiful cover was such a selling point.

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Review: Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Recommend: Yes, with restrictions

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Crime

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I have seen this book around for a while, and the description made me pick it up faster than I could say “but you have such a long TBR”. The story starts with Susan Ryeland, an editor who finds herself with the latest manuscript of the famous writer Alan Conway, and there is no indication that this book will be any different from his other bestseller crime novels. The manuscript follows detective Atticus Pünd as he sets to solve a murder in a sleepy English village. Continue reading