Category Archives: P Author

The Ever After proves that being a happily one takes a lot of work

The Ever After by Sarah Pekkanen

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: 5 June 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Josie and Frank Moore are happy…at least Josie thinks they are. As parents of two young girls in the Chicago suburbs, their days can be both busy and monotonous, and sometimes Josie wonders how she became a harried fortysomething mother rather than…

The Neverworld makes you think

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

Genre: Young Adult; Fiction Publication Date: 5 June 2018 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “Once upon a time, back at Darrow-Harker School, Beatrice Hartley and her five best friends were the cool kids, the beautiful ones. Then the shocking death of Jim–their creative genius and Beatrice’s boyfriend–changed everything. One year after graduation, Beatrice is returning to…

Ruins that don’t make sense

A Shout in the Ruins by Kevin Powers

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 15 May 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Spanning over one hundred years, from the antebellum era to the 1980’s, A Shout in the Ruins examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation outside of Richmond, Virginia. When war arrives, the master of Beauvais, Anthony Levallios, foresees that dominion…

Make no assumptions about The Wife Between Us

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Genre: Suspense; Thriller Publication Date: 9 January 2018 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both…

The Silent Companions will keep you up at night

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Genre: Historical Fiction; Horror Publication Date: 6 March 2018 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “When newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband’s crumbling country estate, what greets her is far from the life of wealth and privilege she was expecting . . . When Elsie married handsome young…

Quackery – Not so much

Quackery by Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 17 October 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “What won’t we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine—yes, that strychnine,…

Don’t bother with Where the Light Falls

Where the Light Falls by Allison Pataki, Owen Pataki

Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: 11 July 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Three years after the storming of the Bastille, the streets of Paris are roiling with revolution. The citizens of France are enlivened by the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The monarchy of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette has been dismantled—with the…

Fierce Kingdom hits hard

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

Genre: Suspense & Thriller Publication Date: 25 July 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she’ll go to protect him. The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of…

Pass on The Only Child

The Only Child by Andrew Pyper

Genre: Horror Publication Date: 23 May 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “As a forensic psychiatrist at New York’s leading institution of its kind, Dr. Lily Dominick has evaluated the mental states of some of the country’s most dangerous psychotics. But the strangely compelling client she interviewed today—a man with no name, accused of the…

Unruly girls unite under Too Fat, Too Loud, Too Slutty

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud by Anne Helen Petersen

Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: 20 June 2017 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Synopsis from the Publisher: “From celebrity gossip expert and BuzzFeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen comes an accessible, analytical look at how female celebrities are pushing boundaries of what it means to be an ‘acceptable’ woman. You know the type: the woman who won’t shut up, who’s…