Shobha Rao shows the strength and importance of female friendships in ‘Girls Burn Brighter’

Title: Girls Burn Brighter  Author: Shobha Rao Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Flatiron Books Source: eARC via NetGalley Length: 304 pages Available: 6 March 2018 "Understand this, Poornima: that it's better to be swallowed whole than in pieces. Only then can you win. No elephant can be too big. Only then no elephant can do you harm." -- loc. 608 … Continue reading Shobha Rao shows the strength and importance of female friendships in ‘Girls Burn Brighter’

Dark family secrets are unearthed in Mary-Jane Riley’s ‘Dark Waters’

Title: Dark Waters Author: Mary-Jane Riley Genre: Mystery Publisher: Harper Collins/Killer Reads Source: eARC via NetGalley Length: 332 pages Available: 16 March 2018 "Afterwards, Alex Devil would associate the music of Wagner with the time her relatively settled life began to slip from her control." -- loc. 113 Two seemingly unconnected men are found dead on a boat in a … Continue reading Dark family secrets are unearthed in Mary-Jane Riley’s ‘Dark Waters’

Laura Elliot demonstrates the power of media in ‘Guilty’

Title: Guilty Author: Laura Elliot Genre: Psychological Thriller Publisher: Bookouture Source: eARC via NetGalley Length: 392 pages Available: 20 June 2017 "Karl was conscious of this dulling as he began to speak, a thumbprint smudging his future, but he was unaware that the familiar whorls and lines of his life would never be the same again." -- loc. 239 When … Continue reading Laura Elliot demonstrates the power of media in ‘Guilty’

Andrea Dunlop explores family, loyalty, and dark ambition in ‘She Regrets Nothing’

Title: She Regrets Nothing Author: Andrea Dunlop Genre: Psychological Thriller Publisher: Atria Source: eARC via NetGalley Length: 400 pages Available: 6 February 2018 "Gregory had loved the Midwest---he'd made his home there after only a brief post-college stint back in New York---and this was how Laila had ended up in the wrong life." -- loc. 493 Laila doesn't know … Continue reading Andrea Dunlop explores family, loyalty, and dark ambition in ‘She Regrets Nothing’

Galt Niederhoffer takes on domestic abuse in ‘Poison’

Title: Poison Author: Galt Niederhoffer Genre: Psychological Thriller Publisher: St. Martin's Source: eARC via NetGalley Length: 304 pages Available: 21 November 2017 "If a family is lucky, that luck compounds with annual interest. If a family is unlucky, it begins to crack at the surface." -- loc. 28 Cass Connor is a strong, successful woman and mother who … Continue reading Galt Niederhoffer takes on domestic abuse in ‘Poison’

Amanda Lovelace sets fire to the patriarchy in ‘the witch doesn’t burn in this one’

Title: the witch doesn't burn in this one Author: Amanda Lovelace Genre: Poetry Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Source: eARC via NetGalley Length: 210 pages Available: 6 March 2018 Amanda Lovelace returns with her sophomore poetry collection and does not disappoint. Leaving behind the softness of her previous collection, the princess saves herself in this one, the witch doesn't burn in this … Continue reading Amanda Lovelace sets fire to the patriarchy in ‘the witch doesn’t burn in this one’

Mary Kubica explores the trauma of grief in ‘Every Last Lie’

Title: Every Last Lie Author: Mary Kubica Genre: Psychological Suspense Publisher: Park Row Books Source: eARC via NetGalley Length: 336 pages Available: 27 June 2017 "Morning. A stay of execution for those who are grieving." -- loc. 428  When Nick Solberg dies in a car accident he leaves behind his wife, Clara, a four-year-old daughter and a four-day-old son. … Continue reading Mary Kubica explores the trauma of grief in ‘Every Last Lie’