BOTM, Lists

BOTM Predictions: February 2023 The Writing Retreat Buy A promising writing retreat in the estate of a feminist horror author turns deadly in this upcoming novel from Julia Bartz. Someone Else’s Shoes Buy A trophy wife gets dumped and cut off then gets some help from a magical pair of shoes. The Porcelain Moon Buy Two especially different… Continue reading BOTM Predictions: February 2023

BOTM, Lists

Becky’s 2022 BOTM Reads Pretty Little Wife: Instructions for Dancing: The Love Hypothesis: The Neighbor’s Secret: A History of Wild Places: The Maid: The Paris Apartment: Cartographers: One Italian Summer: Hotel Nantucket: Other Birds: The Change:

BOTM, Fiction, Mystery/Thriller


★★★★★ GENRE: Thriller BUY SUMMARY: Emily is having the time of her life—she’s in the mountains of Chile with her best friend, Kristen, on their annual reunion trip, and the women are feeling closer than ever. But on the last night of the trip, Emily enters their hotel suite to find blood and broken glass… Continue reading Kayla Reviews WE WERE NEVER HERE

Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

Kayla Reviews NO EXIT ★★★★ Genre: ThrillerLength: 352 pagesBuy: Amazon Summary A brilliant, edgy thriller about four strangers, a blizzard, a kidnapped child, and a determined young woman desperate to unmask and outwit a vicious psychopath. A kidnapped little girl locked in a stranger’s van. No help for miles. What would you do? On her way to Utah… Continue reading Kayla Reviews NO EXIT

Fiction, Mystery/Thriller


★★★★ Genre: ThrillerLength: 336 pagesBuy: Amazon Summary: Wealthy Washington suburbanites Marissa and Matthew Bishop seem to have it all―until Marissa is unfaithful. Beneath their veneer of perfection is a relationship riven by work and a lack of intimacy. She wants to repair things for the sake of their eight-year-old son and because she loves her… Continue reading Kayla Reviews THE GOLDEN COUPLE

Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

Kayla Reviews PIECES OF HER

★★★★ Genre: ThrillerPages: 480Buy: Amazon Summary: What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ? Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. She’s knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Gullaway Island; she knows she’s… Continue reading Kayla Reviews PIECES OF HER

Nonfiction, True Crime


★★★★★ Genre: Literary True CrimePage Numbers: 288Buy: Amazon Summary: Part memoir and part literary true crime, Tell Me Everything is the mesmerizing story of a landmark sexual assault investigation and the private investigator who helped crack it open.Erika Krouse has one of those faces. “I don’t know why I’m telling you this,” people say, spilling confessions. In… Continue reading Kayla Reviews TELL ME EVERYTHING

Lists, Magical Realism, Top Ten

Kayla’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Spring 2022 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. The rules are simple: Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new… Continue reading Kayla’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Spring 2022 TBR