Review: The Ghostwriter, by Alessandra Torre

The Ghostwriter Alessandra Torre

Rating: ★★★★★

Genres: Contemporary, Mystery

Goodreads / Amazon

To be honest, I didn’t know much about the plot when I started reading this book. I had seen it recommended by many fellow book bloggers and highly so, and although I read the synopsis a few times, somehow I completely forgot about it and thought it was a murder mystery. So I was not emotionally ready for the roller coaster it would get my heart through. Continue reading

Advertisements

Review: Scheele’s Green Ghosts (The Lundenwich Society #1), by Terry Graves

Schelles Green Ghosts Terry Graves

Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Middle Grade, Young adult, Fantasy, Steampunk, Mystery

Goodreads / Amazon

I have received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I don’t normally read children’s books very often, but I love reading them to have fun and just have a good time. And did this book deliver!

Scheele’s Green Ghosts is the first installment in The Lundenwich Society series, a middle grade story about a group of children who have a gift to sense or see the supernatural and help solve mysteries in order to give peace to ghosts and help them move on. Continue reading

ARC Review: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Bluebird Bluebird Attica Locke

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Genres: Mystery, Crime

Goodreads / Amazon

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

This was among the first books I received from Netgalley a few months ago, and it took me a while to read it, for the simple fact that I couldn’t connect to the story. It was a quite interesting premise – a double murder only two days apart from each other in a small town in East Texas where racism is rampant and justice is dealt in dubious ways. Ranger Darren Mathews is suspended, but he knows is aware of how crime is dealt with in those places, and decides to take matters in his own hands to find out who killed those people and how the murders are connected. Continue reading

Review: Watching Glass Shatter, by James J. Cudney

Watching Glass Shatter James J Cudney

Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Contemporary, Mystery

Goodreads Amazon

Disclaimer: I bought this book myself and, although I know the author and had in mind to publish my review to help spread the word about this book, the author didn’t ask me to, neither did it influence my opinions.

When I started Watching Glass Shatter, I actually didn’t know much about it. I’d read the synopsis before and a few reviews, but the week before I actually picked it up, I avoided reading anything about it to be more surprised. Well, I could have read all the reviews I wanted – I am sure I still wouldn’t have seen the twists coming! Continue reading

ARC Review: The Doll House, by Phoebe Morgan

The Doll House Phoebe Morgan

Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Thriller, Mystery

Goodreads  / Amazon.co.uk

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

Corinne has been on edge since her father died, almost a year ago. She and her husband Dominic have been trying for a baby since before that, and after three unsuccessful IVFs, they both feel exhausted. And then, Corinne finds a small chimney in her house, identical to the one from her doll house her dad built. It’s odd and some sort of sign, but Corinne doesn’t know what of. Strange things start happening in her life and in Ashley’s, her sister, and Corinne starts to get a feeling that someone has been watching them, for a long time. Continue reading

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

Add it to your TBR: GoodreadsSkoob


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

ARC Review: Girl in Snow, by Danya Kukafka

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Genres: Mystery, Crime, Drama

Add it to your TBR: Goodreads

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

Add it to your TBR: Goodreads, Skoob

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?

Continue reading

ARC Review: The Breakdown by B. A. Paris

The Breakdown

Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Crime

Goodreads / Amazon

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