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: September 2021

September 14, 2021

A Most Clever Girl: a novel of an American Spy

1963: Reeling from the death of her mother and President Kennedy’s assassination, Catherine Gray shows up on Elizabeth Bentley’s doorstep demanding answers to the shocking mystery just uncovered about her family. What she doesn’t expect is for Bentley to ensnare her in her own story of becoming a controversial World War II spy and Cold War informer…

September 12, 2021

Her Perfect Life

Her Perfect Life by Hank Phillippi Ryan September 14, 2021 by Forge Books Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Mystery & Thriller Everyone knows Lily Atwood—and that may be her biggest problem. The beloved television reporter has it all—fame, fortune, Emmys, an adorable seven-year-old daughter, and the hashtag her loving fans created: #PerfectLily. To keep it, all she […]

September 8, 2021

The Trapped Wife

The Trapped Wife by Samantha Hayes Published September 8, 2021by Bookouture Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Mystery & Thriller From the Publisher My family gathers around the large oak table in our beautifully renovated home. I’ve put on a dress and lit candles, and there’s a wonderful aroma coming from the dinner you’ve so lovingly prepared. I […]

September 6, 2021

The Night She Disappeared

The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell September 7, 2021by Atria Books Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Mystery/Thriller 2017: 19 year old Tallulah is going out on a date, leaving her baby with her mother, Kim. Kim watches her daughter leave and, as late evening turns into night, which turns into early morning, she waits for her […]

September 5, 2021

Be My Ghost

Be My Ghost is a very promising start to a new cozy mystery series, featuring ghosts. You’ll love the “Old Florida” Gulf Coast setting and the locals who live at the haunted Haven House Inn.

September 4, 2021

Champagne Widows

Champagne, France, 1800. Twenty-year-old Barbe-Nicole inherited Le Nez (an uncanny sense of smell that makes her picky, persnickety, and particularly perceptive) from her great-grandfather, a renowned champagne maker. Her parents see Le Nez as a curse that must be hidden and try to marry her off to an unsuspecting suitor. But Barbe-Nicole is haunted by her Grand-mere’s dying wish for her to use Le Nez to make great champagne.

September 4, 2021

My Heart is a Chainsaw

My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones Published August 31, 2021by Gallery / Saga Press Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Horror Description In her quickly gentrifying rural lake town Jade sees recent events only her encyclopedic knowledge of horror films could have prepared her for in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror […]

September 1, 2021

The Collector’s Daughter

Bestselling author Gill Paul returns with a brilliant novel about Lady Evelyn Herbert, the woman who took the very first step into the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, and who lived in the real Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle, and the long after-effects of the Curse of Pharaohs.

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