★★★★☆ In this cozy mystery, twenty-five-year-old Molly Gray is a hardworking maid at the Regency Grand Hotel, where she delights in coming to work, tidying dirty rooms, and being a model employee. Disdainfully called “Molly the Maid” by her coworkers, Molly isn’t as adept at navigating relationships as she is at organizing her housekeeping cart and cleaning dirty hotel rooms.
★★★☆☆ Told in dual timelines, this historical fiction/mystery book follows the lives of the Preston family. In the early timeline, Genevieve and Robert, an American intelligence agent, are raising their three children in Bangkok.
Sometimes you need a good mystery book! I found just that in this book by Benjamin Bradley, where three people vanish in The Punkhorns, an undeveloped forest on the edge of Brewster, Massachusetts.
Alicia Berenson is The Silent Patient at the center of this tragic story. After being sentenced to a mental institution for murdering her husband, the famous painter refuses to speak. Criminal psychologist Theo Faber gets a job at the institution where she works and takes on her case in an attempt to get her to break her six years of silence.
★★★★☆ Rachel Krall has a crime podcast that aims to put listeners inside the jury box. Fresh off a successful season, her podcast takes her to the small coastal town of Neopolis, NC, where an Olympic swim team hopeful has been accused of raping a 16-year-old girl.
★★★☆☆ 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.
This dystopian YA murder mystery is told from the perspective of Scylla Delevan, a 16-year-old daughter of a magistrate in Devovea. Despite their difficult relationship, when Scylla’s father is accused of murder, she goes on a quest to prove his innocence. Her loyalties are challenged and she uncovers a number of secrets along the way.
3 out of 5 stars I learned from reading All The Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger that Megan Miranda is a fantastic thriller writer. I have probably read at least a hundred books since I read All The Missing Girls yet the story and the inventive structure still stand out. When my family gave … Continue reading The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda
3 stars The Hunting Party is a character-driven murder mystery set in Loch Corrin, an exclusive hunting lodge in the Highlands of Scotland. The story primarily unfolds over the course of a 4-day trip a group of 8 pals from university takes to celebrate the New Year. While the focus is on the present day, … Continue reading The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
4 stars The cigarette smoking detective Kate Monroe is back on the scene, investigating a serial killer in this sequel to The Lamb. The book takes us right back to Barnsworth, where Monroe and Halifax are pulled back in with fresh murders, one of which might be the new girlfriend of Monroe’s ex-husband. The Mother … Continue reading The Mother by J.E. Clarkson