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Book Review: Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton

Posted by Anissa Annalise on

Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: Doubleday
Publishing Date: June 05, 2018

To begin with, this kept me up beyond midnight. It began in the morning, took over my lunch, I grudgingly put it down to get non-book life things done but as soon as the evening opened up, I was stuck right back in until it was over. Lavinia and Louise were a particular kind of disaster...

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Book Review: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

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The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Summary:  A novel of suspense that explores the complexities of marriage and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love. 

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement.
You will assume...

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Book Review: The Party by Elizabeth Day

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The Party by Elizabeth Day
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: Little Brown & Company

Summary:  Ben, who hails from old money, and Martin, who grew up poor but is slowly carving out a successful career as an art critic, have been inseparable since childhood. Ben's wife Serena likes to jokingly refer to Martin as Ben's dutiful Little Shadow.

Lucy is a devoted wife to Martin, even as she knows she'll...

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Book Review: The Sudden Departure of the Frasers by Louise Candlish

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The Sudden Departure of the Frasers by Louise Candlish
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publisher: Penguin

Summary:   Welcome to Lime Park Road. A picture-perfect street with a secret at its heart.

When Joe and Christy Davenport step behind the Oxford Blue painted door of their 'for ever' home, they believe their dreams have come true.

Yet the boxes aren't even unpacked before a series of events leads Christy...

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Book Review: House of Cards (Francis Urquhart #1) by Michael Dobbs

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House of Cards by Michael Dobbs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Harper Collins Fontana

Summary:  The bestselling political thriller that introduced the scheming Francis Urguhart - the most memorable politician of the last decade.

Francis Urquhart is Chief Whip. He has his hands on every secret in politics - and is willing to betray them all to become Prime Minister. 

Mattie Storin is a tenacious...

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