Need to Know by Karen Cleveland [review] @transworldbooks @karecleve #NeedtoKnowBook ‏

Title: Need to Know Author: Karen Cleveland Publisher: Transworld [Synopsis] What do you do when everything you trust might be a lie? Vivian Miller is a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States. On track for a much-needed promotion, she’s developed a system for identifying Russian… Continue reading Need to Know by Karen Cleveland [review] @transworldbooks @karecleve #NeedtoKnowBook ‏

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Paper Ghosts [review]

Title: Paper Ghosts Author: Julia Hearberlin Publisher: Penguin [Synopsis] My Sister disappeared. I know who took her. Now I've taken him. ---------- Carl Louis Feldman is an old man who once took photographs. That was before he was tried for murder and acquitted. Before dementia and his admission to a Texas care facility. Now his… Continue reading Paper Ghosts [review]

Educated by Tara Westover [review]

Title: Educated Author: Tara Westover Publisher: Random House UK [Synopsis] Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills bag.” In the summer she stewed herbs… Continue reading Educated by Tara Westover [review]

Before We Were Yours [review]

[Synopsis] Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice in this poignant novel, inspired by a true story, for readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale. Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to… Continue reading Before We Were Yours [review]

The Child Finder [review]

Title: The Child Finder Author: Rene Denfeld Publisher: Orion [Synopsis] Naomi Cottle finds missing children. When the police have given up their search and an investigation stalls, families call her. She possesses a rare, intuitive sense, born out of her own harrowing experience that allows her to succeed when others have failed. Young Madison Culver… Continue reading The Child Finder [review]

The Scent of Rain [review]

Title: The Scent of Rain Author: Anne Montgomery Publisher: Treehouse Publishing Group [Synopsis] Rose Madsen will do anything to keep from being married off to one of the men in her Fundamentalist Mormon (FLDS) community, even endure the continued beatings and abuse of her mother. But when her mentally handicapped baby sister is forced to strangle the… Continue reading The Scent of Rain [review]

These Violent Delights [review]

Title: These Violent Delights Author: Victoria Namkung Publisher: Griffith Moon Publishing [Synopsis] At Windemere School for Girls, one of America’s elite private schools, Dr. Gregory Copeland is the beloved chair of the English Department. A married father with a penchant for romantic poetry—and impressionable teenage girls—he operates in plain sight for years, until one of his former… Continue reading These Violent Delights [review]

Shattered [review]

Title: Shattered Author: Allison Brennan Publisher: St Martin's Press [Synopsis] Over a span of twenty years, four boys have been kidnapped from their bedrooms, suffocated, and buried nearby in a shallow grave. Serial killer or coincidence? That’s the question investigative reporter Maxine Revere sets out to answer when an old friend begs her to help… Continue reading Shattered [review]

The Roanoke Girls [review]

Title: The Roanoke Girls Author: Amy Engel Publisher: Hodder [Synopsis] Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die. After her mother's suicide, fifteen year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, on their vast estate in rural Kansas. Lane knew little of… Continue reading The Roanoke Girls [review]

Together [review]

Title: Together Author: Julie Cohen Publisher: Orion [Synopsis] This is not a great love story. This is a story about great love. On a morning that seems just like any other, Robbie wakes in his bed, his wife Emily asleep beside him, as always. He rises and dresses, makes his coffee, feeds his dogs, just… Continue reading Together [review]