★★★★☆ In this slow-burn suspense novel, Isabelle Drake has been suffering from insomnia for a year since her son, Mason, was kidnapped from his crib while she and her husband, Ben, slept in the next room. She’s so sleep-deprived she’s no longer sure of reality. This isn’t the first time Isabelle has had sleep troubles. Isabelle faced sleep demons during her childhood.
★★★☆☆ Megan Miranda writes excellent thrillers, so I was excited to see her latest book as one of my book of the month choices. The premise centers around a group of nine high school students who traveled by van on a service trip and managed to survive an accident deep in the Tennessee mountains on their way home.
★★★☆☆ I’m a sucker for fiction books that involve writers and their processes. There’s something inherently interesting about an author writing about a writer. Based on the description, this book fits the bill while adding an eccentric mentor, a creepy locale, and some ex-bestie dram
★★★★☆ When she was eleven, Naomi Shaw survived a brutal murder attempt that occurred one summer night when she and her childhood best friends, Olivia and Cassidy, were playing a made-up game in the woods. The trio banded together and, with Naomi’s brave eyewitness testimony, they helped bring a serial killer to justice for stabbing her seventeen times that night.
★★★☆☆ Like a Sister was my first read by Kellye Garrett. I picked it up because it sounded the most interesting of the Book of the Month selections. The title also grabbed me — I’ve always been drawn in by books that explore different types of sibling relationships.
★★★★★ Julie Clark has done it again. She has written a completely captivating story about two traumatized women whose lives are intertwined. After reading and loving The Last Flight, I was prepared not to like this book (my June 2022 Book of the Month pick) as much, but I absolutely did!