Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Prom Mon


Author: Laura Lippman

Publisher: William Morrow 

Date: 2023

📖 𝗛𝗮𝗽𝗽𝘆 𝗣𝘂𝗯 𝗗𝗮𝘆! 📖

Amber Glass is the antihero main character in this slow burning modern noir tale. 

This is the kind of book you savor because of the nuanced writing. Lippman slowly unfolds the story, intertwining past and present. But the slow burn doesn’t mean it’s slow paced. This will hook you because you’ll want to see where this twisted story goes. 

The story keeps you guessing about who is the real villain. Is it love struck teenage Amber who kept her pregnancy secret and caused the infant to die? Is it golden boy Joe, Amber’s prom date and father of her child, who abandoned Amber at prom? Is it a grown Amber scheming to insert herself back into Joe’s picture perfect life and marriage? Is it Joe who thinks he’s a good guy even though he occasionally steps out on his wife? 

Lippman is a master of this type of domestic thriller. She explores the questions of how well do we really know the people we love and just how far will seemingly ordinary people go to get what they want. 

Prom Mom is out today. It’s a must read and a great beach or pool read to finish out the summer. It’s a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ book for me and will be in my top ten favorites for the year. Thank you William Morrow Books  and NetGalley for the digital review copy. 

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

How Can I Help You


Author: Laura Sims

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Year: 2023

𝗛𝗮𝗽𝗽𝘆 𝗕𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗣𝘂𝗯 𝗗𝗮𝘆!

How could I not love a book about two librarians who play a dangerous game of cat and mouse?

Margo needs a fresh starts and moves to a new town, landing a job at the public library. She’s a model employee- friendly, helpful, and capable. Her colleagues and patrons don’t realize Margo is hiding a dark secret. She’s a former nurse who was responsible for the deaths of numerous patients. Margo’s calm and quiet new life is upset when the library hires Patricia, a new reference librarian. Patricia is also starting over after failing to to get her novel published. After Margo is present when a  patron dies in the library, Patricia begins watching Margo closely and digging into her background. What Patricia discovers ignites her passion to write again. What happens when Margo realizes Patricia discovered her secrets and is writing about them? 

This was an entertaining and fast paced read. The women become obsessed with each other as they desperately try to find out each others’ secrets. It was fascinating to watch Margo desperately try to hang on to the benign personality and life she crafted only to slowly start unraveling after Patricia arrives at the library. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank you Putnam Books, author Laura Sims, and NetGalley for the digital review copy. How Can I Help You is on shelves now. Library lovers need to check this book out! 

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Under Your Spell

  Author: Laura Wood Narrator: Ellie Heydon Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Year: 2024 🎧𝗔𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗼𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄🎧 Many thanks...