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Out

It took me almost a month to read this book, but that has nothing to do with how much I enjoyed it. In fact, it was written in such a tension-packed way that I was just too anxious to pick it up. Out follows four Japanese women who work the night shift at a boxed…

Dark Places

The “Satan Sacrifice” at the Day’s farm in Kinnakee, Kansas makes media waves in the late 80’s, but seven year old Libby Day is caught up in the storm. Her memories of the night are fuzzy, but she testifies that her brother, Ben Day, is the killer of her mother and two sisters. Today, Libby…

The Blinds

In the middle of Nowhere, Texas there’s a town full of criminals called Caesura or, as the residents call it, The Blinds. After ratting out their bosses or making plea deals, their sordid pasts were erased from their minds. They are given new names, a small home, and the rules are simple: no outside contact…

Eileen

It’s the week before Christmas and Eileen is near the end of her rope. Her father is a delusional drunk, she works at a depressing prison for young boys, her mind is constantly full of dark thoughts and she cannot wait to get out her hometown to start her life over. If you recall, I…

Into the Water

I’ll start by admitting that I’ve never read Girl on the Train. I completely missed the…. hype train… for that book. (Haha?) But, I found a good deal on Paula Hawkins’ newest novel so I thought I would give it a try. Lazy summer days are spent along a river in a sleepy little town,…

Gone Girl

Yes, yes, I’m late to the hype train on this one. Honestly though, I enjoy reading super-popular books much more after the hype has died down. That way, I don’t get caught up in the buzz and the popularity (hopefully) doesn’t cloud my judgement if I read it later than everyone else. Just in case…

The Grownup

I picked this up on a whim. I know that I will probably enjoy Gillian Flynn, but I haven’t been reading much lately and haven’t been willing to commit to reading a full novel. This novella (short story?) is only sixty pages and printed as a small book so it is extremely short and I…

Little Deaths

New York, 1965. Ruth Malone is going through a divorce. She is separated from her husband and working as a cocktail waitress all while she fights for custody of her two children. Ruth is trying to do the best she can as a mother, but she has her own issues to contend with. Her life…

Jane Steele

Picture Jane Eyre meets the TV show Dexter. Jane Steele has had a hard life. After the death of her mother she is alone and orphaned. The family she has left only tolerates her. After an unfortunate accident Jane is sent away to a boarding school where she learns how to survive through deceit and…