Cozy Mystery, Fiction

Mystery Monday: Kayla’s Mystery pick this week is LOWCOUNTRY BOMBSHELL

★★★★★ One of my favorite mystery novels that I've read recently is Susan M. Boyer's Lowcountry Bombshell. It is the second novel in her Liz Talbot Mystery series, and this is a series that Becky and I definitely agree is wonderful! Liz Talbot is a private investigator who occasionally sees ghosts--well, at least one ghost.… Continue reading Mystery Monday: Kayla’s Mystery pick this week is LOWCOUNTRY BOMBSHELL

Fiction, Magical Realism

BEASTS OF EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE is too good to be true

★★★★★ Ruth Emmie Lang’s first novel is one that every first time novelist should envy. As an English teacher, I can assure you that Lang’s use of imagery, allusion, parallelism and her overall prose is absolutely intoxicating. I’ll probably be quoting this book for a while! To say that this is a novel about a… Continue reading BEASTS OF EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE is too good to be true

Fiction, Magical Realism

MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE hit Kayla right in the feels

★★★★★ First of all, I don’t often read this genre of “women’s lit,” mostly because it doesn’t include murder, but I’m trying to expand my repertoire. Also, my mother-in-law practically shoved the book at me after she’d finished it, and I’m so glad that she did. I have never before read a book that made… Continue reading MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE hit Kayla right in the feels

Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

Kayla read I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS so you don’t have to!

★★ Ian Reid’s debut fiction novel is narrated by an unnamed girlfriend of successful scientist, Jake. As she rides with her boyfriend to meet his parents, she considers ending things, and the couple have several deep, philosophical conversations about the human psyche. The tone is foreboding, and when the couple stops off at an old… Continue reading Kayla read I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS so you don’t have to!