Nine Elms-Robert Bryndza

Kate Marshall, the former police detective who caught the infamous Nine Elms serial killer, is stunned by the similarities of a recent murder and the case that shot her into the spotlight and out of the police force. She knows the recent murders weren’t committed by the same killer because he is currently in a psych hospital with no future of getting out. What does make her weary is the incredible detail this copy cat has gone to pay homage to his predecessor. Although she is no longer on the police force, Kate has to solve this case; not just for her peace of mind but for the safety of her family and friends.

Nine Elms is 426 pages long and took me 6 days to read.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am giving it a 4 out of 5! Although there are some pretty gruesome details it all plays into the troubling atmosphere of this book. I highly recommend to my friends that enjoy thrillers!

Thank you, Thomas & Mercer, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

Elevator Pitch-Linwood Barclay

New York City is a skyline full of beautiful buildings and thousands of elevators. When tragic accidents involving elevators start to occur where people are killed within days of each other, the NYPD starts to suspect that this is more than an accident. No one is safe and everyone has the risk of being seriously harmed or killed in the famous vertical city.

Elevator Pitch is 453 pages and took me five days to read.

This book creeped me out so much! I’m giving it a 4 out of 5! I ride an elevator every day multiple times a day and reading this book didn’t give me any peace of mind! If you’re looking for a book that will give you the creeps, you should grab ”Elevator Pitch”!

Thank you, William Morrow, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

29 Seconds-T.M. Logan

Having a job in academia is difficult enough without having a boss that is wildly inappropriate, threatens and sexually harasses the women below him. Sarah is unfortunate to have a boss like this. But one day she does a good deed and unknowingly puts herself in a position she’s never been in before. Give a name and that person will disappear.

29 Seconds is 357 pages long and took me two days to read.

I really enjoyed this book and am giving it a 4 out of 5! It’s a timely revenge story with twists that’ll hit you out of nowhere! Highly recommend this book!

Thank you, St. Martin’s Press, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

Dahlia Black-Keith Thomas

Dahlia Black tells the story of the world post-Elevation and what led up to millions of people disappearing off the planet. ”The Pulse” may have changed human DNA but the behind the scenes of the worlds largest loss is even more drastic than previously known.

Dahlia Black is 269 pages long and took me three days to read.

I really enjoy Keith Thomas’ writing style and his creativity in coming up with his stories! I really enjoyed this book and am giving it a 3 out of 5! I will continue to read anything Keith Thomas puts out!

Thank you, Atria, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

The House of Brides- Jane Cockram

The House of Brides has always been a touchy subject for Miranda. Her mom wrote the book before she was born and had significant success from her one hit wonder. Miranda receives a letter addressed to her now deceased mother in the mail from her long lost cousin who lives in the home her mother famously wrote about, Miranda decided to immediately leave her mess of a life for the chance to start a new with the family she’s never met but longed for. But when she arrives not everything is as it seems and Miranda herself has to disguise who she is to feel safe in the larger than life home.

The House of Brides is 366 pages long and took me two days to read.

I enjoyed this story and am giving it a 3 out of 5! It’s much more of a family drama instead of the horror I thought it would be but I really liked it!

Thank you, Harper, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

Ninth House-Leigh Bardugo

Holy crap, you guys. This book is incredible!

Alex Stern just started her first year at Yale. What should be an exciting time for a young woman and her future is anything but for Alex. She has always been able to see ghosts and when she is approached by Yale’s dean to become a student at Yale in exchange for her services in one of Yale’s secret societies, Lethe (the society that policies the other societies magical practices), she nervously accepts. Alex begins to train in magic and learn about the secret world within Yale and the darkness it holds when girl is murdered on campus in a brutal way. Does this murder involve the secret societies? Alex will put herself in life-threatening danger to find the truth.

Ninth House is 450 pages long and took me four days to read.

This is absolutely my favorite book of the year! I’m giving it a 4.5 out of 5! It was darkly thrilling and scary but had me reading as slowly as possible because I didn’t want it to end! I will be recommending this book to everyone! Fingers crossed it is a series!

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

Lacey

The Twisted Ones-T. Kingfisher

Looking for a creepy book to start off the scary season? Look no further!!

Mouse has been asked by her father to clean out his recently deceased mother’s home in North Carolina. She reluctantly agrees and brings her trusty dog, Bongo, for company. What Mouse didn’t account for was the clicking and things in the windows. She knew her grandmother and step-grandfather were strange but she had no idea how strange until she wakes up in the middle of the night.

”The Twisted Ones” is 280 pages long and took me 4 days to read.

This book was SOOOOO creepy! I’m giving it a 3.5 out of 5! I literally had to read this during the day time because it scared me so much. I loved reading Mouse and Bongo’s relationship (I can relate). Highly recommend for people who enjoy being scared!

Thank you, Saga Press, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

The Swallows-Lisa Lutz

Being a high school English teacher at a private school is a challenging job but Alex knows she is up to the job, if only because she doesn’t have a choice. But on top of the usual challenges, Alex discovers an underworld of sorts at Stonebridge Academy. One that has the boys of the school rating girls on their sexual performance. But when the girls decide that enough is enough and rise up, it leads to more than disciplinary action.

The Swallows is 402 pages long and took me four days to read.

I enjoyed this book so much more than I had anticipated! I’m giving it a 4 out of 5. This unique take on the #MeToo movement really put me out of my comfort zone but it was so entertaining. Highly recommend!

Thank you, Penguin Random House, for sending me a copy!

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

Lacey