Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller, Mystery

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Ages 18+

Libby Jones became an orphan at 6 months old. Now, at 25, she learns she has just inherited a house through a trust. She is now on a mission to uncover the story of her birth parents. In London, childhood friends Lucy and Clemency are headed to the very same house to discover secrets of their own. Jewell’s latest novel will keep readers on their toes until the very end!

Thanks to Netgalley.com for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller, Mystery

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Ages 18+

Lock Every Door

Jules can’t believe her good luck when she finds a job “apartment sitting” at the Bartholomew and will get paid $4,000 a month for 3 months to do it. She is down on her luck and between jobs, so she jumps at the chance to interview for the position. She is so excited that she ignores big red flags that her best friend Chloe keeps warning her about, like the fact that she can’t leave the apartment at night, and she isn’t allowed any visitors. Then Jules meets Ingrid, a neighbor she becomes friendly with, who tells her the dark history of the Bartholomew. At first she tells herself she didn’t believe in ghost stories, but when Ingrid goes missing the next night, Jules is determined to find out what happened to Ingrid and rescue her.  Lock Every Door is a page turner you’re not going to want to put down until the last page.

Thanks to Netgalley.com for  a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, Mystery

The Pawful Truth by Miranda James

Ages 18+

The Pawful Truth (Cat in the Stacks #11)

Librarian Charlie Harris has decided to go back to school, and enrolls in a medieval history course. offered by Professor Warriner. There he meets Dixie Bell Compton, the only classmate around his age. Then Dixie Bell is murdered, and Charlie is determined, with the help of his Maine Coon cat Diesel, to figure out who did it. The Pawful truth is an action packed page turner sure to thrill readers. Thanks to Netgalley.com for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, Mystery

Layover by David Bell

Ages 18+

Layover

Joshua’s life has become a predictable pattern of departures and arrivals, a lot of his time spent in an airport. Then he meets Morgan during a layover, with whom he feels a deep connection. Morgan kisses Joshua just before she leaves for her flight, saying she’ll never see him again. After she leaves, Joshua sees her face on the news as a missing person. In this fast paced thriller, Joshua is determined to find out why Morgan is on the run. Thanks to Netgalley.com for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, Horror/Thriller, Mystery

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Ages 18+mrs westaway

Hal begins her day like any other day, down on her luck and reading people’s tarot cards to make ends meet. Then she receives a mysterious letter telling her that her grandmother has died, and that she will indicates she is entitled to a substantial amount of money as the result. There’s only one problem: her grandmother has been dead for twenty years. Still, she decides to try and claim the money, using her skills as a tarot card reader to her advantage. She travels for the funeral, and, upon arrival, realizes something much bigger is amiss than a letter being sent to the wrong person.

Adventure, Historical Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Mystery

The Story Collector by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb & Iacopo Bruno

Grades 4 – 6 

the story collector

Eleven-year-old Viviani Fedeler spent her entire life in the New York Public Library, and knows every inch of it like the back of her hand. Then she becomes convinced that the library is haunted. Merit Mubarak teases her for it, but Viviani is on a mission to find out if the library really is haunted, or if it’s all in her head. This middle grade historical fiction novel was inspired by the true story of Viviani Joffre Fedeler.