Posted in Literature, thriller/suspense

“The Couple Next Door” by Shari Lapena

Well, I just finished reading this a moment ago and I wanted to share it. When I purchased this at my local book store, the employee that rang up my purchase said this was a good book and that they weren’t expecting the ending. Boy, they were right. I had purchased this book because I had read another novel by the same author and decided to give this one a try and I’m glad I read it. There are a lot of twists and turns throughout the entire novel and you won’t see the end coming. This is one of those books that I think would make a pretty good movie. It would be fun to watch the movie if you haven’t read the book. If you want a book to keep you on the edge of your seat, give this one a try…

Synopsis: It all started at a dinner party. . .

A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors—a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives. . .

Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all—a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night, when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately lands on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story.

Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they’ve kept for years. 

What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family—a chilling tale of  deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.

Posted in Literature

Looking forward to…..

This is a book that I’m looking forward to. I’ve read the first three by Stieg Larsson and the fourth novel by David Lagercrantz. I haven’t read the fifth novel yet. I know, I know. If I’m going to read this book then I’ve got to get reading. But I just found out just now that this comes out on the 27th of this month. I didn’t know that they were making another Lisbeth Salander book again. It feels like they just came out with the fifth novel not long ago. Well, I’ve enjoyed the series so far and this one sounds like it will be an interesting one.

Posted in Literature, mystery

“Hallowe’en Party” by Agatha Christie

I just recently finished reading this book so now I can write about it. I’ve read some of Agatha Christie’s work before so I know she is a good author to pick up with I’m in the mood for a classic “who done it” novel and this novel definitely fits that bill. I did enjoy this novel even though I was able to guess the ending before we got to it (at least, partially speaking). If you want to know what I mean by that statement, you’ll have to contact me because I don’t want to blast any spoilers out there for anyone who hasn’t read this novel yet and would like to do so. Anyway, if you love a good mystery or a nice murder mystery, you may want to pick up this novel.

Synopsis: A teenage murder witness is drowned in a tub of apples… At a Hallowe’en party, Joyce—a hostile thirteen-year-old—boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no-one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the ‘evil presence’. But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double-murderer…

Posted in Movie (based on literature)

The Girl in the Spider’s Web

I had almost forgot to mention, my hubby and I watched this movie a while back. I had read the book that this movie was based on when it first came out and I wanted to watch this movie when I heard that they were making it. My hubby hasn’t read the book but I can usually get him to watch these movies with me though. Anyway, I enjoyed watching the movie even though there were some differences between the book and the movie. The movie was paced well enough that I stayed entertained throughout and didn’t loose interest. There was a lot of stuff I had to explain to my hubby as we were watching since he’s never read any of the books from the Millennium series. I have the next book, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, which I plan to read as soon as possible. I’m curious to see if they will make a movie on that one as well.

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Author Spotlight

I wanted to take a minute to talk to you about an author by the name of Wayne Hancock and some of the novels he’s written…

“Gotcha!” (A Murder in Warrensburg) was the first book I read. Then I went on to read “Along Came Bill” (Another Murder in Warrensburg) and “The Hard Way” (book 3 in the Gotcha! series). Once I read those, I read “The Vampire Rebellion” (this doesn’t have anything to do with the Gotcha! series). I do have “The Vampire’s Revenge” which is a follow up to the Vampire Rebellion novel but I haven’t gotten to read that book yet. I also have the novel “The Unlikely Predator” but I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet either (unfortunately). I also have the novel “Off To War”, which is suppose to be the 4th novel (and the conclusion) in the Gotcha! series but I haven’t read that novel yet either. I know what you’re thinking….I need to get reading and I do plan on reading these books. I just have so many books to read and I just wish I had more time to devote to it. There are other books that this author has written but I haven’t purchased them yet because I want to finish reading the books that I’ve got. His crime novels are perfect for people who like the classic who done it type novels. If you are looking for something more from the fantasy novels then you should take a look at his Vampire’s Rebellion and Vampire’s Revenge novels. If no one has these books in your area, I’ve noticed that you can order them on Amazon. I would check this author out if you haven’t already.