Sunday, January 30, 2022

Book Review - The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher

The Wrong Family

The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Synopsis: Before moving in with the Crouch family, Juno thought Winnie and her husband, Nigel, had the perfect marriage, the perfect son—the perfect life. Only now that she’s living in their beautiful house, she sees the cracks in the crumbling facade are too deep to ignore.

Still, she isn’t one to judge. After her grim diagnosis, the retired therapist simply wants a place to live out the rest of her days in peace. But that peace is shattered the day Juno overhears a chilling conversation between Winnie and Nigel…

She shouldn’t get involved.

She really shouldn’t.


Review: Sadly this was one of the biggest disappointing stories I have ever read. It's just really bad on so many levels with the majority of it not making much sense at all. I totally hated the whole bit on the depression/mentally ill being the cause of what happened.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Book Review - Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

Where They Found Her

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Synopsis: At the end of a long winter, in bucolic Ridgedale, New Jersey, the body of an infant is discovered in the woods near the town’s prestigious university campus. No one knows who the baby is, or how her body ended up out there. But there is no shortage of opinions.

When freelance journalist, and recent Ridgedale transplant, Molly Anderson is unexpectedly called upon to cover the story for the Ridegdale Reader, it’s a risk, given the severe depression that followed the loss of her own baby. But the bigger threat comes when Molly unearths some of Ridgedale’s darkest secrets, including a string of unreported sexual assaults that goes back twenty years.

Meanwhile, Sandy, a high school dropout, searches for her volatile and now missing mother, and PTA president Barbara struggles to help her young son, who’s suddenly having disturbing outbursts.

Told from the perspectives of Molly, Barbara, and Sandy, Kimberly McCreight’s taut and profoundly moving novel unwinds the tangled truth about the baby’s death revealing that these three women have far more in common than they realized.

Review: My first book from this author and it was more a 3.5 for me as I did enjoy it a good bit but there were a few parts that were a bit draggy and repetitive especially the parts involving Molly and her inability to connect with her daughter. I mean I totally understood how she was feeling but didn't need to keep being reminded.

I loved the headings on each chapter or else I would have really been lost not knowing who was speaking and wow I enjoyed how everything came together in the end even though one of the final twists dropped my jaw! I love it when I can't guess the entire ending!

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Friday, January 21, 2022

Book Review - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis:  In The Midnight Library Nora Seed finds herself faced with a decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

Review: I'm usually not into much fantasy type stories but found this such a joy to read! The short chapters were an absolute plus for me and I found Nora easy to connect with. It was interesting just sitting back and pondering over my own life after and during the time I was reading this wondering about the different ways my life would have been over some of the simplest and tiniest decisions. It's just not something I think I have ever really given much thought to. But this was a very thought provoking tale!

With that being said I was pleased with how the story ended. There are no "perfect" lives. We have to take the good with the bad and try to live the life we have to the fullest the best way we can.

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