DNF: “Bloodline” by Jess Lourey

What? Are you surprised by the DNF in the post title? Yes, it's true - I've DNF'd my very first book of the year. It's Bloodline by Jess Lourey. I had such high hopes for this book, and though I struggled (I got to 33%, according to the progress bar on my Kindle), this one … Continue reading DNF: “Bloodline” by Jess Lourey

First Impression Friday: “Bloodline” by Jess Lourey

I think this was either a December 2020 or January 2021 Kindle First book. From GoodReads: In a tale inspired by real events, pregnant journalist Joan Harken is cautiously excited to follow her fiancé back to his Minnesota hometown. After spending a childhood on the move and chasing the screams and swirls of news-rich city … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Bloodline” by Jess Lourey

First Impression Friday: “They Did Bad Things” by Lauren A. Forry

This week's First Impression Friday belongs to yet another Fantastic Strangling book club book: They Did Bad Things by Lauren A. Forry. I am so excited by all of the books that have been chosen so far, and I am even more excited about the fact that all of them are newly-published, so I don't have … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “They Did Bad Things” by Lauren A. Forry

Book Review: “The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” by Stuart Turton

I finished this book in two days, only because I had to go to sleep on the first day or risk passing out at work the following day. I even bought a new charging cord for my ancient Kindle Keyboard 3 (that's how old it is!) so I could read this book on the Kindle … Continue reading Book Review: “The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” by Stuart Turton