Be My Ghost-Carol J. Perry

When Maureen gets a letter at the perfect time stating she has inherited an estate in Florida, she drops what is left of her life in Boston, packs up her things and her very friendly dog Finn and moves to the Gulf of Mexico. Not only is Maureen unfamiliar with the woman who willed her a possibly haunted inn, she’s also in for a surprise when a guest is murdered the day Maureen arrives. Seemingly a suspect, Maureen does what anyone would do… she’s off to solve a murder and make some ghostly friends along the way!

Be My Ghost is 274 pages long and took me six days to read.

I loved this book. It’s so pleasant and the descriptions of food and scenery made me want to keep reading even after the story was over. I’m giving it a 4 out of 5! I cannot wait for the next book and to hang out with Maureen and Finn a little longer!

Thank you, Kensington Mystery, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

Grave Reservations-Cherie Priest

Leda has always had a sixth sense in the form of premonitions. When she accidentally saves the life of a police officer by using her talent, he asks for her help. He’ll pay her to look at an older unsolved case with the hope that she’ll be able to have a premonition that will help him find the killer. As Leda sees more about the suspect the more she puts herself and those she loves in danger.

Grave Reservations is 289 pages long and took me five days to read.

I realllllllly hope this becomes a series because Leda is absolutely delightful. I’m giving this book a 4 out of 5!

Thank you, Atria Books, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

Chasing The Boogeyman-Richard Chizmar

Richard Chizmar’s interesting take on fictional true crime is one of the best things I’ve read this year. I somehow missed the author’s note in the beginning of the book stating very clearly that this is a work of fiction and read the entire book as though it were true crime. I absolutely loved this story and have encouraged many to pick up a copy!

Chasing the Boogeyman is 316 pages long and took me four days to read.

I adore this book and am giving it a 4.5 out of 5. Seriously, read this book!

Thank you, Gallery Books, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

The Guide-Peter Heller

It’s not often that your dream job falls into your lap but getting to be a fishing guide at Kingfisher Lodge is truly a dream. Jack will get to wake up every morning to do what he loves, fishing. But within the first few hours of his time in Kingfisher, he starts to notice that things aren’t adding up. Why is there a fence around the property with barbed wires pointed in rather than facing out to prevent people from getting in? His suspicions start to mount as more strange things keep happening. Jack now worries he may not able to last the summer at this job but also had a sneaking suspicion that he may not leave alive at all.

The Guide is 257 pages long and took me three days to read.

I throughly enjoyed this book as someone who loves to fish. The detailed writing makes you feel as though you are standing beside Jack in the beautiful river while also quietly looking over your shoulder. I’m giving this a 4 out of 5!

Thank you, Knopf, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

When The Reckoning Comes- LaTanya McQueen

Mira has avoided returning home for the last 10 years but has finally relented after hearing from her old best friend about her upcoming wedding. A wedding at the Woodsman Plantation. How could her friend not realize that asking her to return to a place that has brought her so much anguish could be so painful. After everything Mira witnessed at the Plantation years ago, she knows this is a chance to face her demons and overcome the ghosts that still haunt her.

“When The Reckoning Comes” is 237 pages long and took me one day to read.

This book is a tough one to get through because of the content but absolutely needs to be read. I’m giving this book a 3.5 out of 5!

Thank you so much, Harper Perennial, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

Dark Waters-Katherine Arden

The third book in the “Small Spaces” series, “Dark Water” is the PERFECT Halloween read!

Ollie, Coco and Brian know that the smiling man will return, it’s just a matter of time. When the trio are forced to join their parents on a day long sailing trip, they are weary that this must be a ploy by the smiling man. After their ship wrecks they know they’re right. There is something sinister on its way that can both thrive in water and land. Is this the end for the kids and their parents?

Dark Waters is 198 pages and took me two days to read.

I absolutely adore these books and am giving Dark Waters a 4 out of 5! They are truly the best books to read during the spooky Halloween season. I can’t wait until the next book!

Thank you, G.P. Putnam’ Sons, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

The Guilt Trip-Sandie Jones

Rachel is trying to make the best out of her trip to Portugal. Her brother in law is getting married to a flakey woman that neither Rachel nor her husband Jack are particularly thrilled about. Luckily, Rachel’s best friends Noah and Paige are coming with which should make for a pleasant trip. The only problem is that Rachel is convinced something is off about Ali, the bride, and feels like her husband may not be telling her exactly why he despises his brother’s fiancé so much.

The Guilt Trip is 305 pages long and took me two days to read.

I’m giving this book at 3 out of 5! I had so much anxiety reading this book but in the best way! This quick read will leave you with your jaw dropped!

Thank you, Minotaur Books, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

The 22 Murders of Madison May- Max Barry

Madison May will die. Murdered to be exact and it will keep happening until Clay gets what he wants… the perfect Madison May. He will travel through several timelines to hunt Madison down unless he is stopped by an unexpected group of people who are already on his trail.

The 22 Murders of Madison May is 322 pages long and took me three days to read.

This is one of my favorite books of 2021! I’m giving it a 4.5 out of 5! I did not expect to love this book as much as I did but it’s so action packed with adventure and has so much heart. I’m recommending it to everyone I know.

Thank you, Putnam Books, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey