Book Reviews

Darling girlCover of Novel – Little Girl Wearing Red High Heels

What if you lived in a trailer, always moving to the next town? What if your mom had to spend weeks away and your dad was never home? In Darling Girl (Green Place Books), a heart-moving tale, Terry H. Watkins chronicles 13 years in the precarious life of “DG” Pitre through 23 vignettes across four continents. Read the rest of my review at BookTrib here.

But whose?

Read the rest of my review at Washington Independent Review of Books here.

 

The Boy At the Keyhole

A quiet, twisty tale of madness and possible murder.

A lonely 9-year-old boy. A stern housekeeper. A missing mother. An almost-empty English mansion. These are the underpinnings that gently crescendo to a stunning

climax in this tale of a mind’s imbalance.

But whose?

Read the rest of my review at Washington Independent Review of Books here.

 

 

51ZA8bWRtxLIt’s a good old-fashioned murder mystery, with a literal twist: back-bending acrobats! In The Fallen ArchitectCharles Belfoure(House of Thieves and The Paris ArchitectSourcebooks Landmark) throws readers into a murder mystery enveloped in the electrifying world of variety theater in turn-of-the-century Edwardian England.

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619b9Si88yLIn this textured tale about Punjabi Indian women and sexual taboos, Balli Kaur Jaswal masterfully juxtaposes modern and traditional, West and East, and each generation’s definition of oppression, with a murder mystery woven into the cultural tapestry. Read the rest of my review at BookTrib here.

 

 

 

This Mournable Body - A NovelA tale of grief and survival set in war-wounded Zimbabwe.

This is a story about Zimbabwe, a country ravaged by war. In the wake of its battle for independence, citizens have been stripped of safety, security, and emotional stability, leaving society as a whole without hope or opportunity.  Click here to read more.