Book Review – The Summer We Lost Her

The Summer We Lost Her by Tish Cohen
Genre: Mystery

This was a great suspenseful story about a parent’s worst nightmare.

Matt and Elise Sorenson are at their family camp in Lake Placid with their daughter, Gracie, when she is abducted. Their marriage is already on shaky ground and now they struggle with what their future may hold if Gracie isn’t found safe. In addition to Gracie being gone, Matt discovers a family secret that shakes him to his core. It had me routing for this family right up to the end!

I rated this book a 4/5 stars.

Book Review – Daisy Jones & The Six

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Genre: Historical Fiction

This was the first book I’ve read by Taylor Jenkins Reid and it will not be my last. If you haven’t read this book yet, do it NOW! I loved this book.

The book is about a rock band from the 70’s and it reads as an interview. I felt as if I were present watching the interview take place. All of the characters were relatable and there is a revelation towards the end of the book that truly surprised me. Fantastic summer read!

Definitely a 5 star read for me!!!

Book Review – Honey Talk

Honey Talk – Declan Davey
Genre: Psychological Thriller

I received a free e-copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way changes or affects my review. 

Lily, the main character, is struggling with mental illness. The book started out slow for me, but it became more interesting the more I read and I couldn’t put it down. I enjoy a book with short chapters as it keeps me turning the pages and I thought the most interesting part of the story were the therapy scenes. 

Job well done to Declan Davey on his debut novel!

I rated this a 3/5 stars.

Book Review – Summer of ’69

Summer of ’69 by Elin Hildebrand
Genre: Historical Fiction

What a great book to start the summer with! 

This is the story of the Levin family and the summer they spent on Nantucket during 1969. Blair, the oldest sister, is pregnant with twins. Kirby, the middle sister, is very much caught up in the civil rights movement. Tiger, the only son, has been drafted and was recently deployed to Vietnam. Jessie, the youngest daughter, just turned 13 and is trying to find her way.

Kate, their mother, has been keeping a secret for years that she is afraid will come out. Finally, there is Exalta, Kate’s Mom, who is the Matriarch of the family and seems to be out of touch with the times.

I loved this book! This was the first book I’ve read by Elin Hildebrand and I know it won’t be my last! I felt as if I was truly transported back in time. I laughed and, yes, I cried too.

HIGHLY recommend this book to everyone who enjoys historical fiction.

This book received a 5/5 stars from me!

Book Review – Tell Me Everything

Tell Me Everything by Cambria Brockman
Genre: Mystery / Thriller

I want to thank NetGalley and Random House Publishing for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book which comes out on July 16.

This book follows a group of friends at an elite college in New England. Malin, the main character has a family secret and she’s learned to be very good at hiding it from everyone and making them think she is concerned with those around her. We also find out that Malin is not the only one in her group of friends keeping secrets.

On Senior Day, the secrets of Malin and those of her friends are revealed and a chain of events take place that end in a murder.

I loved this book! It had me hooked from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down. I’m not a fast reader, but I finished it in 6 days which is very fast for me! I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the Mystery/Thriller genre.

This book received a 5/5 stars from me!

Book Review – The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams
Genre: Historical Fiction

Thank you to NetGalley and Harper Collins Publishing for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Golden Hour! This book comes out on July 9, 2019.

The story takes place between WWI and WWII and follows the lives of Elfriede and Lulu. The women are from two different times and are connected but don’t know it.

Historical Fiction is my favorite genre and I really enjoyed the book overall but I did feel like there were parts of this book that moved a little slow for me. With that being said, there were some twists at the end that I didn’t see coming which I thoroughly enjoyed!

This was the first book I have ever read by Beatrix Williams. I’m not sure it was her best book, but I will definitely give some of her other books a try!

I rated this book a 3.5/5 stars.

Book Review – Miracle Creek

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
Genre: Mystery

Miracle Creek is a legal thriller involving a Korean family and a single mother who has been accused of killing her autistic son.

Pak and Young Yoo operate a pressurized oxygen chamber that is used for therapeutic purposes on different patients. During one of the therapy sessions, the oxygen chamber explodes and two people are killed. The trial explores everyone who was there the day of the explosion and uncovers secrets and lies of those individuals.

For me, this book makes you think about the lengths someone would go to in order to protect those that they love. This was such a great story and was impossible to put down. It kept me guessing up until the end as to who was behind the explosion. I can confidently say that this has become my favorite Mystery book of 2019 so far!! I can’t recommend this book enough and if you haven’t read it I would highly suggest you go and get it.

In case there were any guesses, I rated this a 5/5 stars!!