After receiving her grandfather’s farm and land, Nellie takes her son to the live on the thousand acre estate where she spent one summer growing up. The ghosts of Nellie’s past are not the only thing haunting Nellie as she discovers there is something sinister amongst the trees. She’ll stop at nothing to protect her son and discovers the secrets her grandfather hid away trying to protect his descendants.
The Hollow Kind is 431 pages long and took me three days to read.
This book is sooooo good and spooky! I’m giving it a 4.5 out of 5! It will absolutely stay with me and I don’t know if I can look at nature the same.
Cash Blackbear has a gift of what one can only describe as supernatural sight. As a single woman in the 1970s rural Minnesota, she uses her sight to help her adoptive father with his police work. When two bodies of native women appear, she knows in her bones that they are connected. As she herself fits the description of the victims, she takes it upon herself to go undercover and find out who took the lives of these women who were turning their lives around.
Sinister Graves is 225 pages long and took me two days to read.
This is the first Cash Blackbear book I’ve read and I enjoyed it so much! I’m giving it a 4 out of 5! It’s very compelling and although it’s a shorter book you get the feeling of this flawed but deep character.
Lexi had planned to never return to Pinecrest in the Florida Keys after her history with the Estate but she finds herself driving in the middle of a hurricane to rescue her daughter after she receives a frantic call. Upon arrival she relives all of the traumatic events that happened many years ago on the set of an infamous film at Pinecrest along with her husband missing from the estate a year ago. Lexi knows that seeing the place again is what is causing the PTSD-like reactions and that there isn’t anyone trying to hurt her again…. Right?
Always The First To Die is 280 pages long and took me three days to read.
I’m giving this book a 4 out of 5 for its great premise and atmospheric setting. I really enjoyed watching the story unfold and can’t wait to read more from RJ Jacobs!
Thank you, Sourcebooks Landmark, for sending me this copy!
Like every 12 year old in 2001, I immediately formed a crush on Tom Felton that would last many years. In his memoir “Beyond the Wand” he opens up about his strange but normal upbringing thanks to his incredible parents and brothers that kept his ego in check. The many thoughtful stories Tom shares about his time on the sets of the Harry Potter films not only filled my heart with a sense of nostalgia but also made me appreciate all of the work that went into capturing a huge part of my childhood. Tom is vulnerable and on the verge of poetic in his description of his co-stars and life. It was truly a pleasure to read.
“Beyond the Wand” is 304 pages and took me two days to read.
I’m giving this book 5 out of 5 stars! As a huge Harry Potter fan it just brought me so much happiness to hear behind the scenes anecdotes and I feel like it’s a must-read for those who still find themselves re-reading and re-watching these beloved stories.
Thank you so much, Grand Central Publishing, for sending me this copy! It is truly one of my favorite ARCs I’ve ever received and will forever be special to me!
Victoria, a local waitress goes missing in a Texas town. Her coworker Annie knows she would never disappear when she has a daughter she dotes on so much. Annie asks her former police chief grandfather to help her track Victoria down. Tracing Victoria’s steps may be the only way to find out what happened to her but is Annie ok with ruffling feathers in the town she grew up in? Is she willing to put her own life at risk?
Pay Dirt Road is 296 pages long and took me two days to read.
I found myself surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It felt like each character was a real person and I could picture the whole thing playing out in front of me. I’m giving this book a 4.5 out of 5! I’ll definitely be tracking Samantha Jayne Allen’s writing going forward!
Thank you, Minotaur Books, for sending me this copy!
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!
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!