ARC Reviews, Mystery, YA Fiction

Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage

Grades 9-12

beautifulFrancesca and Mira Cillo drown themselves in a nearby lake. Their friend Ben finds a note that Mira left which sends him on a quest to find the seven places where they touched. Through his journey, Ben finds a secret that Mira and Francesca kept and realizes that some things are better left unsaid.

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

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Mystery

Good Behavior by Blake Crouch

Ages 18+

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Letty Dobesh has just gotten out of prison and is already back to her old tricks. Then, while in the middle of a burglary at a luxury hotel, she overhears someone hiring a hit man to kill his wife. Not wanting to call the police, she steps in and gets herself dangerously involved with the man on her own. This book was made into an original TV series on TNT.

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

 

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller, Mystery, Series

The Twenty-Three by Linwood Barclay

Ages 18+

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The last book in the Promise Falls Trilogy, The Twenty-Three was suspenseful from beginning to end. On May 23rd, catastrophe strikes as hundreds of people head to the hospital in the Promise Falls community because of flu-like symptoms. However, no one can figure out why everyone is so sick. Detective Barry Duckworth has a mission of his own: to figure out who murdered a local college student. It seems disaster has struck everywhere in the small town. Can things be resolved before it’s too late?

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

Middle Grade Fiction, Mystery

Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Grades 4-6

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Theodora Tenpenny discovers a painting that is a Renaissance masterpiece when she spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfather’s painting. She knows that her grandfather worked in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and fears the painting may be stolen. She is on a mission to find out how the painting ended up there, and embarks on an adventure with some friends of hers. Will she be able to solve the mystery?

Middle Grade Fiction, Mystery

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein

Grades 3-6

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Mr. Luigi Lemoncello is holding the first ever library olympiad! Kyle and his friends are back and ready for the challenge, but this time it’s not all fun and games. Someone is messing with the library! Books are missing, and Mr. Lemoncello can tell that someone trying to censor them. Can he and the kids come together and figure out who?

Adult Fiction, Mystery, Series

Dishonorable Intentions by Stuart Woods

Ages 18+

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The 38th book in the Stone Barrington series, Dishonorable Intentions is a fun and quick read. In this installment of the series, Stone Barrington is involved with a woman named Gala Wilde. She’s great, but unfortunately she was involved with a man who she has unfinished business with she can’t quite shake. On top of all that, the book has a surprise ending! Definitely worth reading.

ARC Reviews, Mystery, YA Fiction

The Girl I Used To Be by April Henry

Grades 9-12
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Olivia Reinhardt is in her teens, but has been emancipated. Fourteen years ago, she was Ariel Benson, a three year old girl whose father killed her mother and then dropped her off at the nearest Walmart and disappeared from her life forever. Now, as Olivia Reinhardt, she learns the bitter truth about what really happened when the police show up at her door unexpectedly. They tell her that her father was actually murdered by the same person as her mother, and that person was most likely the one who dropped her off at Walmart that fateful day. Upon learning this, Olivia heads to Medford, where the heinous crimes were committed, in order to find out who the killer really is. She keeps her new name, so that everyone who knew her parents won’t figure out who she is. Will she find the man (or woman) she came to find? And if she does, what will she do if she comes face to face with her parents’ killer?

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

Mystery, YA Fiction

No Such Person by Caroline B. Cooney

Grades 9-12no such

From the author of The Face on the Milk Carton comes a mystery that readers will rip through. Miranda and Lander Allerdon are sisters who do what every girl does: fight with her sister. They are spending their summer in the family vacation home on the Connecticut River, and their sibling rivalry is taken to another level when they become involved in a tragedy that affects the entire town. Will Miranda and Lander be able to move on with their lives?