WATCH THE GIRLS by Jennifer Wolfe
Fans of David Lynch, Wes Craven, Stanley Kubrick, and Veronica Mars will find plenty to love in this timely, provocative thriller from Jennifer Wolfe (aka YA author Jennifer Bosworth).
SHORTCUTS PART II (Electric Boogaloo)
Short, sweet reviews of Siobhan MacDonald’s TWISTED RIVER and Nancy Atherton’s AUNT DIMITY AND THE BURIED TREASURE.
Short, sweet reviews of M. Verano’s DIARY OF A HAUNTING, GATHERING DEEP by Lisa Maxwel, and Lori Rader-Day’s LITTLE PRETTY THINGS.
THE TRUTH AND OTHER LIES by Sascha Arango
THE TRUTH AND OTHER LIES feels like a long-lost classic—one reminiscent of Vladimir Nabokov’s PALE FIRE, Joseph Heller’s CATCH-22, and Italo Calvino’s IF ON A WINTER’S NIGHT A TRAVELER.
THE UNFORTUNATE DECISIONS OF DAHLIA MOSS by Max Wirestone
Do you lament the lack of geek-centric crime fiction? Then Max Wirestone’s THE UNFORTUNATE DECISIONS OF DAHLIA MOSS is the book for you.
THE DEAD GIRLS OF HYSTERIA HALL by Katie Alender
The notion of a ghostly protagonist may sound like a gimmick, but Alender pulls it off with aplomb, and the spirits who populate the author’s fictional world (Delia, included) are every bit as fully realized as the flesh-and-blood characters.
THE BLACKTHORN KEY by Kevin Sands
I often find historical fiction to be dull and ponderous, but THE BLACKTHORN KEY is neither. To the contrary, Kevin Sands’ debut novel is a rollicking tale of alchemy, adventure, skullduggery, and derring-do.
NEWPORT by Jill Morrow
I’d be hard-pressed to tell you in what section of the bookstore you’re most likely to find Jill Morrow’s Newport. Is it a ghost story? Sure. But it’s also a mystery, a love story, a revenge tale, and a work of historical fiction that offers incisive commentary on class and gender.
Summertime, and the binge-reading is easy…
Summer is made for binge-reading, but if you burn through books as quickly as I do, it can make for an expensive habit. Fret not, though; the River Heights Book Review has your back.
SUICIDE NOTES FROM BEAUTIFUL GIRLS by Lynn Weingarten
Lynn Weingarten’s Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls is a dark, twisty crime novel set during an emotionally fraught, sexually charged time in its characters’ lives: the gap between adolescence and adulthood.