With a Book in Our Hands

Eighteen reviewers telling you the good, the bad, and the ugly

With a Book in Our Hands

Eighteen reviewers telling you the good, the bad, and the ugly

Month: June 2021

June 19, 2021

The Disappearing Act

The Disappearing Act by Catherine Steadman June 8, 2021by Ballantine Books Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Psychological Thriller A British actress discovers the dark side of Hollywood when she is the only witness to the sudden disappearance of a woman she meets at an audition in this psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Something in the […]

June 17, 2021

The Republic of Jack

With The Republic of Jack, Jeffrey Kerr gives us a satirical treat that pokes fun at modern politics and also reminds us to be careful what we wish for, because we might get it. If you like a good political satire, pick this one up.

June 15, 2021

The Cape Doctor

The fascinating novel based on Cape Town’s infamous Dr. James Barry, born Margaret Anne Bulkley, an Irish girl and who changed her name, lived as a man, and revolutionized medicine in the Western world.

June 14, 2021

The Child in the Photo

I stare at the newspaper article about a baby snatched from the back of a car thirty years ago, and wonder why someone would post it through my door. Looking closer, my blood freezes. The little girl in the photo has an unusual scar – just like mine. I’ve never met anyone with one like it. Is this stolen child… me?

June 12, 2021

Rabbits

Rabbits by Terry Miles June 8, 2021by Del Rey Books Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Conspiracies abound in this surreal and yet all-too-real technothriller in which a deadly underground alternate reality game might just be altering reality itself, set in the same world as the popular Rabbits podcast. It’s an average work day. You’ve been wrapped […]

June 8, 2021

A Betting Woman

A gripping and endearing tale, A Betting Woman brings to life an intrepid and entrepreneurial female who lived on her own terms… a Molly’s Game for lovers of the American West. Fans of Thelma Adams, Therese Anne Fowler, and Marie Benedict will root for the quick-witted, charming, and self-sufficient Eleanor as she paves her way in a man’s world and into the pages of history.

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