The Fields-Erin Young

Iowa is known for its corn and when a young woman is found dead in a small town corn field, the town is an uproar. What impact will this have on the perception of the organic farm where she was discovered? With big tech breathing down the necks of smaller farms, the police are pushed to quickly solve the case. The local detectives start to uncover much more to the initial murder when more bodies appear. Will they be able to stop the murderer not only before more murders take place but also before more damage to livelihood is done?

The Fields is 342 pages long and took me three days to read.

As someone who has seen their fair share of corn, I really enjoyed the backdrop of this story. I’m giving this a 4 out of five! The location felt like it’s own character in the story and me even more excited to know this will be a series!!

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

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

Lacey

The Old Woman With The Knife- Gu Byeong-Mo

Hornclaw has a unique job for a sixty-five year old.. assassin. The usually cold woman is given an assignment that may be designed to be her last when she meets a young doctor she becomes particularly fond of. When it appears someone may be threatening him and his families safety, Hornclaw knows just what to do when she finds the culprit…

The Old Woman With The Knife is 280 pages long and took me two days to read.

It’s not often (I don’t think ever) that I give a book 5 stars but here we are! This book is equally action packed, heart warming, funny and sad. It truly is one of the best books I’ve read and I just love it to pieces.

Thank you, Hanover Square Press, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

The Patient’s Secret-Loreth Anne White

When a woman’s body is found on a cliffside by a local psychologist, the police suspect him immediately. His wife, also a psychologist, is distraught with the idea of a killer on the loose. Is this another murder by the “Jogger Murderer”? She’s especially scared because she’s been receiving threatening notes. Could her husband have killed this woman and many others and sent her notes alluding to her own dark past?

The Patient’s Secret is 391 pages long and took me three days to read.

This book is a real ride! I’ve become such a fan of Loreth Anne White’s books and this one has wormed its way near the top! I’m giving it a 4 out of 5!

Thank you, Montlake, for sending me this copy!!!

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

Lacey

The Night Shift-Alex Finlay

15 years after the famous unsolved Blockbuster murders in which four teens are murdered and only one survives, it seems there may be a copycat in the same town. The survivor of the Blockbuster murders has since become a psychologist to help those with trauma. When she is asked to help the current survivor, Ella can’t help but says yes. But helping this young girl is putting her right back into the headspace of the night she was attacked. Ella knows she won’t be peace until she finds out what happened on both of these horrific murders.

The Night Shift is 307 pages long and took me two days to read.

This book was so entertaining and I had so much fun reading it! I’m giving it a 4 out of 5! This would be a great summer read because it’s so fast paced!

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

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

Lacey

Sea Storm-Andrew Mayne

Third in the “Underwater Investigation Unit” Series, comes an exciting story of terroristic attacks and cover ups. When a cruise ship appears to have been hit with explosives, the UIU takes on this larger than life case. Teaming up with the FBI the UIU will above (or below) and beyond to find the culprits.

Sea Storm is 285 pages long and took me five days to read.

Being someone who is afraid of deep water and delving into these books may seem like a bad idea but they are just so good I can’t help myself! I’m giving this book a 4 out of 5! It’ll keep you on your toes in anticipation of the next in the series!

Thank you, Amazon Publishing, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

The Midnight Ride-Ben Mezrich

When an unlikely trio hunt downs clues to a possibly huge historical find of Paul Reveres, they discover they may not be the only ones on to the puzzle. Now they’ll just need to survive the night by hiding from assassins and the FBI.

The Midnight Ride is 290 pages long and took me one day to read.

I had so much fun reading this book! I’m giving it a 4 out of 5! If you’re a fan of “National Treasure” then you’ll really enjoy this action packed/historical mystery!

Thank you, Grand Central Publishing, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

This Might Hurt- Stephanie Wrobel

When Natalie receives a mysterious email threatening her from a secluded retreat her sister is attending, she knows she was right about letting her sister stay on the small island off the coast of Maine for six months without contact. Natalie knows now that she must intervene. After all, what kind of place blackmails their “student’s” relatives?

This Might Hurt is 319 pages long and took me four days to read.

The longer this book sat with me, the more I enjoyed it. I’m giving it a 3.5 out of 5! The character’s backstories are fascinating and pairing it up with the current circumstances in the book makes for a great read! This is a book you should snuggle up with on a cold winter night and be thankful that you’re inside!

Thank you, Berkley Publishing, for sending me this copy!!

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

Lacey

Dead Silence- S.A. Barnes

Claire wakes up in a strange room in what appears to be a hospital. She knows that the other things that she sees in the hospital aren’t real. The ghosts of her crew are staring back at her with knowing gazes. She wasn’t supposed to make it off of the Aurora, a famously lost luxury space ship that the crew had discovered with the intent of salvaging and cashing out. When Claire is pressed on what happened, she can’t seem to remember how this seemingly easy discovery could have gone so south. All she knows is that she can’t allow anyone to breach the ship because she does remember the blood, whispers and overwhelming fear that hit her the moment she stepped foot on the cursed Aurora.

Dead Silence is 329 pages long and took me two days to read.

I can’t give higher praise for this book than giving it a 5 out of 5! It was one of my favorite books I read in 2021 and is genuinely a unique horror that I won’t ever be able to forget! If you enjoy reading books that feel like you’re in a movie and also being scared, look no further!

Thank you, Tor Nightfire, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey