Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Mystery/Thriller


★★★★ Genre: Supernatural Thriller Buy SUMMARY All Charlie Payne wants is to lead a normal life and to be a good mom. But Charlie’s not normal. She's from a long line of witches and she can see the dead. Susan Tate has inherited a beautiful old southern mansion on the coast. Unfortunately, the property came… Continue reading Kayla Reviews HAUNTING CHARLIE

BOTM, Fiction, Mystery/Thriller


★★★★★ Genre: Thriller Buy SUMMARY ONE ISLANDBeautiful, wild, and strange—Meroe Island is a desolate spot in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with a mysterious history of shipwrecks, cannibalism, and even rumors of murder. It’s the perfect destination for the most adventurous traveler to escape everything... except the truth.SIX VISITORSSix stunning twentysomethings are about to… Continue reading Kayla Reviews RECKLESS GIRLS

Book Dares, Fiction, Horror, Mystery/Thriller

Kayla Reviews VERITY

★★★ Genre: Thriller Buy SUMMARY Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. Lowen arrives at… Continue reading Kayla Reviews VERITY

Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Scout and Cellar Wine

The Marsh Queen gets 5 ⭐️ from Becky because it is beautifully written!

The Marsh Queen by Victoria Hartman My first month’s choice from Ardvark Book Club! Love it!!! I loved Victoria Hartman’s writing. It was beautiful and smooth. The Marsh Queen isn’t a page turner in that the suspense is so intense (even though there is suspense) that you have to know what happens next but… Continue reading The Marsh Queen gets 5 ⭐️ from Becky because it is beautifully written!

Cozy Mystery, Fantasy, Fiction, Magical Realism


BUY ★★★★★ SUMMARY Emme Wynn has wanted nothing more her whole life than to feel like part of a family. Having grown up on the run with her con artist mother, she’s been shuffled from town to town, drawn into bad situations, and has learned some unsavory habits that she’s tried hard to overcome. When… Continue reading Kayla Reviews IN THE MIDDLE OF HICKORY LANE

Fiction, Mystery/Thriller


Buy ★★★★★ SUMMARY One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn't add up. Looking… Continue reading Kayla Reviews EMMA IN THE NIGHT

Fiction, Horror, Mystery/Thriller


BUY ★★★ SUMMARY 1978: At her renowned treatment center in picturesque Vermont, the brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. Helen Hildreth, is acclaimed for her compassionate work with the mentally ill. But when she’s home with her cherished grandchildren, Vi and Eric, she’s just Gran—teaching them how to take care of their pets, preparing them home-cooked meals, providing… Continue reading Kayla Reviews THE CHILDREN ON THE HILL

Fiction, Mystery/Thriller


Buy ★★★ SUMMARY When Paris Peralta is arrested in her own bathroom―covered in blood, holding a straight razor, her celebrity husband dead in the bathtub behind her―she knows she'll be charged with murder. But as bad as this looks, it's not what worries her the most. With the unwanted media attention now surrounding her, it's… Continue reading Kayla Reviews THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK

Fiction, Horror, Mystery/Thriller

Kayla Reviews THE SHADOWS

BUY ★★★★★ SUMMARY You knew a teenager like Charlie Crabtree. A dark imagination, a sinister smile--always on the outside of the group. Some part of you suspected he might be capable of doing something awful. Twenty-five years ago, Crabtree did just that, committing a murder so shocking that it’s attracted that strange kind of infamy… Continue reading Kayla Reviews THE SHADOWS

Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

Kayla Reviews STAY AWAKE

★★★★★ Genre: ThrillerLength: 352 pagesPublication date: August 9, 2022Buy: Stay Awake: A Novel Summary: Liv Reese wakes up in the back of a taxi with no idea where she is or how she got there. When she’s dropped off at the door of her brownstone, a stranger answers―a stranger who now lives in her apartment… Continue reading Kayla Reviews STAY AWAKE