River Heights Book Review

The books you'll want to read.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The back copy of this substantial novel advertises this as the “Big Gay European Road Trip Novel you didn’t know you were waiting for,” and frankly, I can’t think of a better way to put it. There are pirates, and highwaymen and a forbidden romance that will make your heart bleed.

May 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka

It’s been awhile since I’ve been excited about a new PI series, but this has earned a place on the top of my reading wish list—I can’t wait for the next.

May 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Give the Devil His Due by Steve Hockensmith with Lisa Falco

A fun and humorous cozy that has it all—super readable with charming characters and a sharp plot—can feel like a unicorn in the wild sometimes. But if it’s what you’ve also been searching for, look no further. (For a great book, I mean. I can’t help you find unicorns.)

May 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

FOLLOW ME DOWN by Sherri Smith

In this wholly captivating novel, Mia Haas has carved out a life for herself in Chicago as an overnight pharmacist working with the bleary-eyed patrons who wander into the store in the dead of night.

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

HOW TO HANG A WITCH by Adriana Mather

Knopf Books July 2016 There’s something sort of mysterious and romantic about Salem Massachusetts, isn’t there? Even though it was the site of brutal witch hangings, there is still a … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

THE WALLS AROUND US by Nova Ren Suma

This gripping ghost story slash tale of murder and revenge was nominated for an Edgar in the Young Adult category, and it’s not hard to see why.

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

SHORTCUTS PART II (Electric Boogaloo)

Short, sweet reviews of Siobhan MacDonald’s TWISTED RIVER and Nancy Atherton’s AUNT DIMITY AND THE BURIED TREASURE.

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment