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Title: Children of Midgard

Author: Siobhan Clark

Genre: Historical, Adventure

Opens: The woman’s heart was pounding in her chest, her legs ached from running but she knew she could not stop; the child was hidden and safe for now.

Blurb: The year is 961 and King Harald Bluetooth of Denmark has his gaze firmly set on the Western Kingdoms of Norway where his nephew Harald Greycloak reigns. Bluetooth has declared Greycloak as his vassal King of Norway and will claim the establishment of the Jomsvikings. In doing so he will solidify the order, building a keep for the warriors he intends to use to create a fleet of men who will rule the seas under his command. However, the order is older than one man’s claim and consists of many who have their own destinies separate from the feuding monarchs. There are men of honour and worth and there are those who seek naught but power and privilege, searching only to prosper from the misery of others. There are tales of a legendary ring and a child who is said to be the progeny of the All-Father.

My thoughts: I really enjoyed my time spent with the Vikings in CHILDREN OF MIDGARD. In real life Vikings were quite an incredible race of people and I love watching documentaries about how they lived. They were just not marauders, though that was a large part of how they lived in the summers, but in the winters they settled back on their farms and became normal citizens. They were a seafaring people, explorers and traders but had internal political struggles same as any nation then, and now. CHILDREN OF MIDGARD is set against one of these struggles – that of King Harald Bluetooth of Denmark and his Norwegian nephew King Harald Greycloak. The story opens with a woman running away from some men who are trying to capture her and a young boy. Liv, known as the Guardian, has hidden the boy and tells her captor that he is dead. Her captor turns out to be a childhood friend Ari and instead of taking her off to Jarl Brynjar as he has been commissioned – the evil baddie of the story, Ari whisks her away to safety. Of course, as this is in the first couple of chapters, you just know that safety is going to be a relative thing. What follows is a beautifully written, amazing adventure which has action, betrayal, danger, madness, bravery, love and friendship.

I have a problem with lots of names – especially weird Viking ones – this is my issue not the author’s – however once I wrote the main ones in my notebook, and what they were and how they were connected, I was able to settle in and know who was who. I use my notebook technique more and more nowadays I find. I loved Liv and Ari – they had gone through so much prior to the start of the book and still had a lot to go through before the end of the story. The Viking gods had a part to play and Odin himself had an involvement but I’m not sure I would call CHILDREN OF MIDGARD a total fantasy because for the Viking people their gods WERE part of their everyday activities so would be normal to them. The support characters were very well developed as well – Gytha, Dag, Thorik, Holger and even Grani the horse. I so want a Grani – I think I would even ride if I had him! The story is easy to follow, and the tension gradually builds until the ultimate showdown at the end – an edge of the seat showdown that if it were a stage play the audience would be screaming out “Look behind you!”

The day to day activities of the Viking people is depicted very well – both for the fighters and the civilian population – the settings had me reaching for google to try and find Scandinavian rural pictures. Life was hard – but families and friendship and faith sustained the average citizen.

I recommend this story utterly – and look forward to more books from Siobhan Clark

For more about author Siobhan Clark – Click Here

B – Great – I really enjoyed reading it and it is a book I will be recommending to all my friends who like these genre.

With thanks to the author for my copy to read and review.

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Title: Out of Reach

Author: Kendall Talbot

Genre: Romance, Suspense, Adventure

Opens: Lily Bennett reached into the satchel at her side and placed her hand on the leather-bound journal that had triggered her travelling more than three thousand miles out of her comfort zone.

Blurb: Lily saw the temple of Agulinta on television: a vast stone structure swallowed by the Yucatan jungle, rediscovered only now after hundreds of years. So why did the papers she found after her father’s death show the same mysterious carvings that puzzled archaeologists at Agulinta? Her search for answers pulls her to Mexico’s southern border, where the journey to the lost temple will take her through jungle and mountain, over waters home to crocodiles and drug runners, and into uncomfortably close quarters with a man whose need to wander has become a way of life. Australian Carter Logan’s work as a nature photographer has given him the excuse he needs to roam wherever his restless feet take him. But in all the time he’s travelled, he’s never been drawn to anyone the way he is to this determined, cagey young American. Lily’s perseverance through dirt, sweat, and danger to the heart of the ancient temple attracts him. But when the two of them are left alone and stranded in a vicious wilderness, their connection might prove the difference between life and death . . . if the secrets of the past don’t come between them first.

My thoughts: I discovered Kendall Talbot’s books in 2013 when I read her debut novel Lost in Kakadu which walked off with a swathe of awards. I have read quite a few of her books since and she has never let me down, so was thrilled to get my grubby little paws on her latest release.

I loved Carter and Lily – they were perfect for each other – and although they did not trust each other at first it was lovely seeing how the barriers gradually came down. Thanks to life on a dairy farm Lily had all the skills needed to survive in a jungle – she was not a helpless little miss at all.

…A laugh tumbled from his throat. “I really am lost in the jungle with Lara Croft.”…

The setting was wonderful, the jungle descriptions were so evocative that I could close my eyes and imagine myself there – except I had to open then again to keep on reading! Pesky monkeys, amazing wildlife, terrifying canyons to cross on rickety little rope bridges, and camping miles from the nearest settlement. But in paradise there is a snake – and this jungle paradise is no different. Not only a venomous snake that changed the agenda – but the human kind too – Drug dealers who don’t want witnesses. All too quickly the situation gets dire and Lily and Carter are running for their lives to get back to civilisation. But despite a death, danger, injuries and a chicken rescue mission there are a lot of light moments in the story to break the tension – and there is a lot of tension.

OUT OF REACH is action packed, Lily with her survival skills and Carter with the courage and strength make a perfect team. This is romantic action suspense at its best. Secrets are revealed, problems overcome and safety is eventually reached but not without more than a couple of ‘how the heck are they getting out of this’ moments.

The first in a series – I can’t wait until the next one is released.

For more about author Kendall Talbot – Click Here

A – Excellent Stuff – a real page turner and hard to put down. I carved out extra reading time just so I could finish it. This book got carted into the bathroom with me, read over meals, read at work, and/or kept me up late at night. If this author has more work, I will certainly read it.

With thanks to the Kensington Books and the author via Netgalley for my copy to read and review.

Title: Us against You

Author: Fredrik Backman

Genre: Contemporary

Opens: “Have you ever seen a town fall? Ours did. We’ll end up saying that violence came to Beartown this summer, but that will be a lie, the violence was already here. Because sometimes hating each other is so easy that it seems incomprehensible that we ever do anything else.”

Blurb: After everything that the citizens of Beartown have gone through, they are struck yet another blow when they hear that their beloved local hockey team will soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in Hed, have. Amidst the mounting tension between the two rivals, a surprising newcomer is handpicked to be Beartown’s new hockey coach for the final game between the two rival towns. The new coach forms a new Beartown team around Amat, the fastest player you’ll ever see; Benji, the intense lone wolf; and Vidar, a born-to-be-bad troublemaker. But bringing this team together proves to be a challenge as old bonds are broken, new ones are formed, and the enmity with Hed grows more and more acute.

My Thoughts: Fredrik Backman has become one of my favourite writers, and joining him in a new book is always a pleasure. I reviewed Beartown (aka Scandal) last year and it made it to my top 10 list for 2017 – review is here – so I was very excited when I was asked to read this latest release. As with Beartown, US AGAINST YOU is a roller coaster ride of human emotions pinned around the build up to an ice hockey match – a real grudge match – but the focus is on the characters, and the town as a whole rather than a blow by blow description of the game. There is, of course, some descriptions – strategies, training and what have you – but the story of the people involved is the important part, not the sport.

Beartown is a place where hockey rules and is the reason for many people to justify their existence on this planet – to the extent that if hockey is taken away they are lost and adrift.

US AGAINST YOU is told from the point of view of wide range of characters – some of the characters are not reliable in their point of view, some who are manipulating things for their own gain, some characters have no hope and some who are seeing a light at the end of a tunnel and starting to make changes.

"Life is a bloody weird thing. We spend all our time trying to manage different aspects of it, yet we are still largely shaped by things that happen beyond our control. We will never forget this year, not the best of it, and not the worst. It will never stop influencing us. Some of us will move to different place, but most of us will stay. This isn’t an uncomplicated place, but when you grow up you realise that nowhere is"

Most of the characters from Beartown have returned and US AGAINST YOU picks up just after the traumatic events that occurred in the autumn and winter. It is now summer and the tension still hasn’t gone; the ‘blame games’ are still happening and there is an even bigger ‘us against you’ mood in the town. As he did in Beartown, Fredrik Backman tackles some very heavy current world issues such as peer pressure, homophobia, sexism, bullying, rape, and political skulduggery. The characters bloomed under his pen – both the innocent and the guilty.

At some point almost everyone makes a choice. Some of us don’t even notice it happening, most don’t get to plan it in advance, but there’s always a moment when we take one path instead of another, which has consequences for the rest of our lives. It determines the people we will become, in other people’s eyes as well as our own.

The Beartown Hockey Team manager – Peter Andersson – has had his whole world turn around after what happened to his daughter Maya. The only thing that got him through was his job – the team was his life. Now this has been taken from him and his life is falling apart and his marriage is on the rocks. Maya is still suffering from the fallout from her attack – her life is not a ‘happy every after’ even after the truth is made public. She depends on her best friend Ana more than ever. Maya’s young brother Leo is tired of being on the sidelines and being picked on – so he now decides enough is enough and takes action. Other characters who returned are Benji (I confess to him being my favourite) who has yet to come out of the closet; Amat and his best friend Bobo. All of these guys end up on the new team.

Adding to the mix are a some new characters – Richard, a politician who will confirm everything bad you thought about politicians and politics, and, shock horror in this women hating town (oh come on – of COURSE it is) a woman coach, Elizabeth Zackell, is hired to resurrect the Beartown hockey club. She is tough, skilled and utterly impartial as to how she treats the team members – a breath of fresh air as she treats all of her players equally instead of promoting one to the expense of the others. I loved her!!! There is also another new character Vidar, who is the new star goalie and a bit of a bad boy with a heart of gold type.

The first quarter of US AGAINST YOU is a little slow, as it is mainly setting the scene after the events of Beartown. Reminding the readers of the horrors that happened. Bringing the characters alive again on the pages, and filling us in on their current emotional statuses; some are not in a good place mentally. Then Fredrik Backman turns it up a notch and starts to layer up the new story at the same time as he gradually builds up the tension to the point where you know it is going to burst and the fallout won’t be pretty.

Confession time – while I loved reading the book and utterly recommend it to anyone who asked (note – is best to read Beartown first) – in my opinion it didn’t quite meet the dizzy heights of Beartown. I was surprised that there was even a second book as the story had seemed to be complete. I have heard that there is a third and final book in this series coming out next year, that Fredrik Backman had always planned on this to be a trilogy. It does make sense because this time I did actually feel that there were some loose ends which irked me. So I am looking forwards to visiting Beartown for one more time to learn its ultimate fate.

For more about author Fredrik Backman – Click Here

B – Great – I really enjoyed reading it and it is a book I will be recommending to all my friends who like this genre.

With thanks to the Atria Books, and the author via Netgalley for my copy to read and review.

Title: Eventually Julie

Author: Anthea Syrokou

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Opens: “We’ll definitely need to make some cutbacks.”

Blurb: Julie has had enough! At 27, she feels overwhelmed with the "shoulds" her family pile on her, and an office job that she detests. It doesn’t help that she’s carrying her "baggage of unfinished business" with her, weighing her down even more… making it impossible to see clearly and dig herself out of the rut her life has become.

When she finally decides to take action, a chance encounter presents her with an opportunity to deal with her messy past, so she sets off to Paris to find the answers that can set her free, and live a life full of meaning and passion. Julie loses herself in the sights and smells, and in the beauty of travelling in one of the most romantic cities in the world. She opens her heart to love, and begins to be true to herself… until she discovers a secret that sets her right back to where she began; uncertain about life — about love!

Join Julie and her delightful and witty friends on a journey of fun, adventure, and passion. Set in and around Sydney, as well as London and Paris, EVENTUALLY JULIE is a “finding yourself” romance that deals with being stuck in a rut and eventually finding the right ingredients to live a life that is true..

My Thoughts: I related to so much in EVENTUALLY JULIE – well except the romance crisis bit, I was lucky and found the right man very quickly and never wavered from him and after 41 years I’m pretty certain I made the right choice!!! BUT the relationship between Julie and her sister – is me and mine to a T!!! And the dissatisfaction with work and being too scared to make a leap of faith is also me. So the story struck a lot of chords.

And that is why this book worked for me – yes there is romance, and while it does play a part, the main thrust of the story is Julie getting in touch with her own desires, finding out what she wants to do with her life and actually making things happen instead of just going along with the expectations of family and friends. She had to change her mindset, stop being a people pleaser and start being a Julie pleaser, and then work out how to do it. She does get help and advice along the way.

Finding out she has lost her job at the start of the book is the trigger she needs to maybe change direction – and when her sister drags her off kicking and screaming to the Hunter Valley for a family weekend Julie bumps into her first love Scott. So much unfinished business with this relationship, and the spark is still there, which quickly leads to Julie flying to London and Paris with him and another couple. While in Paris another piece of the ‘what to do with herself’ puzzle falls into place. On her return to Australia the story then follows how she makes things happen. Of course not as easy as it sounds – there is still a lot of book to go before the ending is reached – and a lot of misunderstandings to overcome.

The characters are all very well fleshed out – and I loved the relationships between Julie and her two flatmates Maria and Cass, these two gave perfect support to Julie; while Julie’s story was the focus – we were also given back stories of the two flatmates. As EVENTUALLY JULIE is the first in a series called ‘Julie and friends’ I hoped that this meant that each of the flatmates would get her story told, and was pleased to see that her next book The Greek Tapestry is about Maria – I will certainly be grabbing myself a copy of this!

Overall the story wasn’t predictable as a lot of these romance type books are, there was a lot of depth to it and were a few twists that added to the story. I loved the descriptions of the different settings which each gave a perfect sense of place; on top of this there was humour, pathos and drama all in balance with each other. I laughed, I nodded and I shed a tear as I worried about the direction I thought the story was sometimes going with the different characters.

I utterly recommend the EVENTUALLY JULIE.

For more about author Anthea Syrokou – Click Here

B – Great – I really enjoyed reading it and it is a book I will be recommending to all my friends who like this genre.

With thanks to the author for my copy to read and review.

Title: Three Gold Coins

Author: Josephine Moon

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Opens: Lara Foxleigh felt the slight tremor in her legs with every step through the narrow cobblestoned street and knew it wasn’t just from jet-lag.

Blurb: One coin for love, one for marriage, one to return to Rome. Two days ago, Lara Foxleigh tossed three gold euros into the Trevi Fountain. Now, she is caring for a cranky old man and living in a picturesque villa half a world away from her home and the concerns of her loving family. Soon, it seems as if those wishes she made in Rome just might be coming true, and she may even be able to help heal a fifteen-year-old tragedy. Until Lara’s past threatens to destroy everything she loves.

My Thoughts: The subjects that Josephine Moon has previously based her story around have all been food related – first tea, then chocolate, next we learned about bees (honey) and now it is time for cheese to shine. Before we get to cheese though, the story opens in Rome – more specifically beside the famous Trevi Fountain. Lara has just arrived in Italy from Australia and elbows her way to the edge of the fountain to throw her three coins over her left shoulder to ensure, as the tradition goes, a return to Rome, to find true love and to get married. She spots an elderly man who seems to be in a bit of a bother as he has been abandoned by his carer, and Lara ends up assisting him to throw his single gold ring into the fountain then drive him home – to Tuscany – to a goat farm!

Despite his crabby exterior Samuel needs help, and Lara finds herself offering to be his carer until a fulltime replacement can be found. Part of the chores are to keep house for him, milk his goats, Meg and Willow, and make the cheese, not something that Lara has ever experienced – well the keep house bit she’s ok with – the goat and cheese part? Well not so much. Enter the handsome, but not perfect, hero, Samuel’s great-nephew Matteo. Matteo helps out where he can, although he can’t spend a lot of time training Lara in goat husbandry as he works on a different goat farm and has his own cheese-making to attend to. Lara soon realises that Matteo is the only family member who visits the lonely and crabby old Samuel. What on earth can cause a whole family to turn their backs on one man?

It has been a while where I fell so instantly in love with all the main characters in a book – because as well as Samuel and Matteo in Italy, back home in Australia, Lara has her mother, Eliza, her sister Sunny and Sunny’s young twins, Daisy and Hudson. Not is all roses in paradise though, back home there is also some big threat to the family unit. The three women are afraid, very afraid. Whatever this threat is, it is the reason why Lara is alone in Italy. Very slowly, with the story switching back and forth between the voices of Sunny and Lara and the present and the past, the reader get to learn all the horror that is being inflicted on Lara and her family. Eventually what is happening in Australia impacts on Lara in Italy – she has to make a decision to save both herself and her family. She also needs to sort out Samuel’s problems – is the world going to come crashing down around her?

THREE GOLD COINS is not all sightseeing, cheese making, cooking and romance – there is suspense as the back story of Lara and her family unfolds. Some gritty subjects such as domestic abuse and mental illness that are very well handled – along with a realistic look at the legal system in Australia that seems to protect the right of the abuser rather than the victim. The message that comes from THREE GOLD COINS is that it is possible to make a stand – but do it smartly. There is always hope.

Overall, the plot is believable, the characters are all believable, there is love and loyalty, humour and terror, danger and happiness, mad cow disease and goats – and food! I was googling recipes right left and centre as I read the book. There is a whole lot more to Italian cooking than Spag Bog and Pizza – like Tuscan White Bean Soup – Mm mm crunchy bread and a glass of wine! Italian wine of course.

Josephine Moon just gets better and better – this is her best book yet – and they’ve all been 5 star reads for me.

For more about the author – Click Here

A – Excellent Stuff – a real page turner and hard to put down. I carved out extra reading time just so I could finish it. This book got carted into the bathroom with me, read over meals, read at work, and/or kept me up late at night. If this author has more work, I will certainly read it.

With thanks to Allen and Unwin and the author for my copy to read and review.

Here is my occasional roundup of the books I’ve read, the books I’m currently reading, Internet places I’ve visited and quotes that have taken my eye.

Books I have recently finished:

Book: Honeymoon for One by Lily Zante

Genre: Romance

Thoughts: A sweet read – perfect for when you want to be entertained without having to think too much. Ava is dumped by her fiancé on New Year’s Eve just six weeks before their wedding. She decides to go on the planned honeymoon in Italy anyway – as you do. She meets a nice man and keeps secrets from him and then loses it because he keeps secrets from her!!! Still there needs to be friction before a Happy Ever After doesn’t there?

Book: The Opal Dragonfly by Julian Leatherdale

Genre: Historical Fiction

Thoughts: Separate review here

Book: Mistress Mine by Gabrielle Dubois

Genre: Historical Fiction

Thoughts: Separate review here

Book: The Rising Storm by Ceri A. Lowe

Genre: YA Dystopian

Thoughts: Separate review here

Book: Fiction Can Be Murder by Becky Clark

Genre: Mystery

Thoughts: Separate review here

My Current reads:

Us against You by Fredrik Backman (Contemporary Fiction – due for release 5th June) – After everything that the citizens of Beartown have gone through, they are struck yet another blow when they hear that their beloved local hockey team will soon be disbanded. This book is a sequel to BEARTOWN that was released last year.

Three Gold Coins by Josephine Moon (Women’s Fiction) – Two days ago, Lara Foxleigh tossed three gold euros into the Trevi Fountain. Now, she is caring for a cranky old man and living in a picturesque villa half a world away from her home and the concerns of her loving family.

Eventually Julie by Anthea Syrokou (Women’s Fiction) – Julie has had enough! At 27, she feels overwhelmed with her life so finally decides to take action and sets off to Paris to find the answers that can set her free, and live a life full of meaning and passion. Julie loses herself in the sights and smells, and in the beauty of travelling in one of the most romantic cities in the world.

Quote/s and links for the week

Links: Here are a couple of online articles I found recently:

April is Autism Awareness Month – here are a few books that deal with the subject:

https://www.bookbub.com/blog/2017/03/29/books-about-autism

A choose your own story for grown-ups – I have actually put an order in for this one looks great – but as a physical read, I think, rather than an e-version:

https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/1235-a-new-novel-lets-you-choose-your-own-romantic-adventure

Quotes: These have recently caught my eye:

A scene where a writer’s group discuss reader reviews – one member has just returned from consulting with his therapist:

“…He held up one hand. “In my defense, it was one-star and began, ‘I don’t know anything about astrophysics, but … ’” Ouch. Those hurt. Even I get those. Not about astrophysics, of course, but equally ridiculous. I’m giving Ms. Russo’s book one star because I ordered the wrong book. Or, this is a mystery and I hate reading mysteries, even though the description clearly states it’s a mystery. Or my favorite, I thought this was by Richard Russo, NOT Charlemagne Russo, whoever she is. I LOVE his books. Won’t bother to read hers. It took volumes of emotional maturity to ignore those kinds of bogus reviews…”

From Fiction Can Be Murder by Becky Clark

I have this on my TBR pile, but haven’t read the first in the series yet, but someone posted this quote and it appealed to me.

…"You’re a Librarian." Lady Guantes put the same delicate disgust into the word that someone else might have used for mercenaries, colonoscopy or mad dogs and Englishmen. "Letting you do so much as talk is dangerous."…

From The Masked City (The Invisible Library, #2) by Genevieve Cogman

This is another book on my wish list:

“Because,” said Thor, “when something goes wrong, the first thing I always think is, it is Loki’s fault. It saves a lot of time.”

From Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Title: Fiction Can Be Murder

Author: Becky Clark

Genre: Cosy Mystery

Opens: Melinda Walter settled her lean Pilates body – the maintaining of which took all her free time and could fund North Korea’s military for a year – into the soft leather driver’s seat of her sleek red 1959 classic corvette.

Blurb: Life becomes stranger than fiction when Charlee’s latest novel inspires a real murder. Mystery author Charlemagne "Charlee" Russo thinks the twisty plots and peculiar murders in her books are only the product of her imagination–until her agent is found dead exactly as described in Charlee’s new, unpublished manuscript. Suspicion now swirls around her and her critique group, making her confidence drop as severely and unexpectedly as her royalty payments. The police care more about Charlee’s feeble alibi and financial problems than they do her panicky claims of innocence. To clear her name and revive her career, she must figure out which of her friends is a murderer. Easier said than done, even for an author whose skilled at creating tidy endings for her mysteries. And as her sleuthing grows dangerous, Charlee’s imagination starts working overtime. Is she being targeted, too?

My Thoughts: FICTION CAN BE MURDER is the first in the Mystery Writer’s Mystery series and my first book by author Becky Clark. Overall the story is quick paced and entertaining and I really enjoyed it. In fact I laughed out loud quite a few times. Charlee turns into an amateur sleuth when her publishing agent Melinda is murdered. Being an amateur sleuth comes natural for Charlee as she is a mystery writer who knows how to research facts to create her fictional crimes. On top of this her brother is a policeman, as was her father. The trouble with the murder of her agent is that the way she was murdered was exactly the same way Charlee had her victim murdered in her latest book – which hasn’t been published yet. This means that only those who have read her manuscript would know the method – or Charlee herself. Charlee knows she didn’t do it, but is not sure she can convince the police investigators, so takes matters into her own hands and starts to check the alibies.

There turns out to be quite a few suspects to check – the members of her writing critique group; her beta readers who are any friends, family or boyfriend willing to read the manuscript. Also, of course, Melinda’s husband is on the list. Most are easy to cross off the list, some are upset they are even ON the list, and others out and out lie about their alibies for one reason or another. There are lots of twists and turns – as you would expect in a mystery and I didn’t pick who it was until the big reveal – my suspect was completely innocent so I would have been hopeless as a sleuth!

The only niggle I had was with a back story about Charlee – She has a tremor – which is only mentioned a few times but what it is triggered by is not very clear. So I wondered about what purpose it served to have it. It is highly probable that I missed the explanation though – and did not affect my enjoyment of the story. I really enjoyed a peek into the writing/publishing world, and early on in the book there is a scene where the writer’s group discuss reader reviews as one member has just returned from consulting with his therapist over a review he read:

“…He held up one hand. “In my defense, it was one-star and began, ‘I don’t know anything about astrophysics, but … ’”

Ouch. Those hurt. Even I get those. Not about astrophysics, of course, but equally ridiculous. I’m giving Ms. Russo’s book one star because I ordered the wrong book. Or, this is a mystery and I hate reading mysteries, even though the description clearly states it’s a mystery. Or my favorite, I thought this was by Richard Russo, NOT Charlemagne Russo, whoever she is. I LOVE his books. Won’t bother to read hers. It took volumes of emotional maturity to ignore those kinds of bogus reviews…”

I will certainly look for more books by Becky Clark as she seems like a very out there person – and her web page is a hoot!

For more about the author – Click Here

B – Great – I really enjoyed reading it and it is a book I will be recommending to all my friends who like this genre.

With thanks to Midnight Ink and the author via Netgalley for my copy to read and review.

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