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Book Review: The Brazilian by Rosie Millard

Posted by Anissa Annalise on

The Brazilian by Rosie Millard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Legend Times Group

Summary:   Following a sensational scandal at one of London's most desired post codes, Jane and Patrick decide to escape the gossip with a family holiday to Ibiza, their eight-year-old George in tow. Also on the island that week is a TV reality show involving an eccentric artist, a horny It Girl, a Brazilian soccer...

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Book Review: Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford

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Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Summary: From the #1 New York Timesbestselling author comes an epic saga of intrigue and mystique set in Edwardian England. Cavendon Hall is home to two families, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them. Charles Ingham, the sixth Earl of Mowbray, lives there with his wife Felicity and their...

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Book Review: The Vacationers by Emma Straub

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The VacationersThe Vacationers by Emma Straub
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Summary: For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Sylvia, has graduated from high school. The sunlit island, its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts, also...

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Book Review: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

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The Kind Worth KillingThe Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Summary: A devious tale of psychological suspense involving sex, deception, and an accidental encounter that leads to murder. This is a modern re-imagining of Patricia Highsmith’s classic Strangers on a Trainfrom the author of the acclaimed The Girl with a Clock for a Heart.

On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the...

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Book Review: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

Posted by Anissa Annalise on


The Kind Worth KillingThe Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've been on a roll this year with books that feature sociopathic characters. I'm not sure if that's saying something about me being drawn to the stories or perhaps there are just so many of them around to read of late. This year I've read about the perils of a seemingly innocuous chat with a bookstore clerk (You), expatriate ennui(Haus...

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