Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Liar's Room - Review

This book will be published in the UK only  August 2nd, 2018 by Viking UK.. BUT... you can order yourself a copy via, which ships UK books to the US for FREE.  Unfortunately, will have to buy a physical copy instead of an eBook (if that's your preferred reading method) but it will be worth it!

If you belong to NetGalley, you can read an excerpt HERE.


Idgie Says: 
This book grips from Page 1.  Susanna has a big secret.  She's in hiding.  Something happened regarding her son.  A boy shows up as a new patient.  She feels she knows him from somewhere.  Where do all these statements lead to?

But the story does not stand up and wave in your face.  The facts slowly come to light, chapter after chapter.  Little secrets let out here and there as the pages unfold.  Then you get to the grit of the story and BAM!  

Susanna and Adam both hold dark secrets that draw them into a very tense "relationship".   What happens when those secrets see the light of day? The question is who will come out unscathed.... or will anyone make it at all?

A great read that keeps you tearing through the pages to get to the next secret. 



Susanna Fenton has a secret. Fourteen years ago she left her identity behind, reinventing herself as a counsellor and starting a new life. It was the only way to keep her daughter safe.

But everything changes when Adam Geraghty walks into her office. She's never met this young man before - so why does she feel like she knows him?

Adam starts to tell her about a girl. A girl he wants to hurt. And that's when Susanna realises she was wrong.

She doesn't know him.

He knows her.

And the girl he plans to hurt is her daughter.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Our House - Review

A novel filled with suspense and secrets. Fi and Bram split up after numerous affairs, but keep the house so that the children always have a home. They decide to split homesharing. But Fi shows up one day only to find all of her furniture gone and a new couple moving in, claiming they bought the house. This starts a suspenseful ride of "who/what/why". Has Bram run away? Did he kill himself? How did he manage to sell the house without Fi knowing about it? Does Fi have a few secrets Bram didn't know?

The story goes back and forth between Bram's letters, Fi's on air telling of what happened and real time events. A nice mystery to keep you tearing through the pages until you find out what happened and who is at fault.

Our House
Pub Date


The Bouncer - Spotlight

About the Book

In David Gordon’s diabolically imaginative new thriller, The Bouncer, nothing and no one is as expected—from a vial of yellow fragrance to a gangster who moonlights in women’s clothes.

Joe Brody is just your average Dostoevsky-reading, Harvard-expelled strip club bouncer who has a highly classified military history and whose best friend from Catholic school happens to be head mafioso Gio Caprisi. FBI agent Donna Zamora, the best shot in her class at Quantico, is a single mother stuck at a desk manning the hotline. Their storylines intersect over a tip from a cokehead that leads to a crackdown on Gio’s strip joint in Queens and Joe’s arrest—just one piece of a city-wide sweep aimed at flushing out anyone who might have a lead on the various terrorists whose photos are hanging on the wall under Most Wanted. Outside the jailhouse, the Fed and the bouncer lock eyes, as Gordon launches them both headlong into a nonstop plot that goes from back-road gun show intervention to high-stakes perfume heist and manages to touch everyone from the CIA to the Flushing Triads. Beneath it all lurks a sinister criminal mastermind whose manipulations could cause chaos on a massively violent scale.

For readers who like a heavy dose of fun with their murder, this is crime fiction at its freshest, from a virtuoso of the “darkly comic, stylish literary thriller” (Associated Press).

Mysterious Press
Grove Atlantic
August 7, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

Sister of Mine - Review

Idgie Says:
A fast paced read that I tore through in a day.  Quick chapters that tease you with secrets and then surprise you with truths.... these sisters are seriously damaged characters that love each other dearly... almost as much as they hate each other. 

Click HERE for an excerpt

Sisters, like secrets, are best kept close.

Penny and Hattie, orphaned sisters in a small town, are best friends, bound together to the point of knots. But Penny, at the mercy of her brutal husband, is desperate for a fresh start. Willing to do anything for her older sister, Hattie agrees to help. A match is struck and a fire burns Penny’s marriage to the ground. With her husband gone, Penny is free, and the sisters, it seems, get away with murder. But freedom comes at a cost.

More than a year after the fire, a charming young man comes to town. Hattie and Penny quickly bring him into the fold and into their hearts but their love for him threatens the delicate balance. Soon long-held resentments, sibling rivalry, and debts unpaid boil over, and the bonds of sisterhood begin to snap. As one little lie grows into the next, the sisters’ secrets will unravel, eroding their lives until only a single, horrible truth remains: You owe me.

A compelling novel of suspense from a talented new voice, Sister of Mine asks us to consider the bonds of family, what it takes to commit the unthinkable, and how far you’ll go to protect the ones you love.

Pages: 304
On Sale Date: August 7, 2018
Imprint: Crooked Lane Books