Book Reviews 2022

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This page is dedicated to all my book reviews for 2022.

Dark Corners
by Ruth Rendall

This book is only 228 pages.  (That being said) you would think that I would have finished this in a week or so.  This story dragged on for me.  There were simultaneously 2-3 stories going on at one time, which I didn’t mind because at some point they would weave together and make sense. Right? (Wrong) They do cross paths but not in the way I had hoped.… (More)

Final Girls Support Group
by Grady Hendrix

The premise of the Final Girls Support (in my head) goes like this. Think of all the scary movies in the 80s (which are fictional) but create a final girl for each story, then fast forward 20-25 years and visit said girl to see if she’s a functioning adult.… (More)

by Will Smith

Say what you want about the man, but this book was excellent. It was engaging (told from his perspective) about his upbringing, married life, the Fresh Prince of Bell Air, and yes, all the movies..… (More)

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
by Stuart Turton

Let me start by saying that this book is well written with complex characters and interchanging stories, but with so much happening with each character’s backstory, it left me confused.… (More)

Home Before Dark
by Riley Sager

So much more than a typical haunting Home Before Dark had an interesting twist. Maggie and her parents Ewan and Jess Holt move into Baneberry Hall, a large, dilapidated Victorian estate in Vermont unusually under-priced. This story may remind you of another famous haunting as the Holts only spent 3 weeks in the home before fleeing in the middle of the night in terror. Sound familiar… (More)

by Stephen King

Even though I read the synopsis Later was not what I expected.  A great surprise, of sorts.  Later is about a boy who can hear and see the recently deceased.  Not like in The Sixth Sense, there’s no revenge or unresolved issue, but Jamie can see the recently deceased. (More)

These Toxic Things
by Rachel Hozwell Hall

Michaela is a young 20s-something enjoying and living life. She lives with her parents in a separate apartment on their property, and she’s at the stage where she’s figuring out a relationship that was so perfect yet still ended. (More)

Night Shoot
by David Sodergren

A homage to 80s-style horror movies about a group of college students who break into Crawford Manor to shoot a movie. (More)

Survive the Night
by Riley Sager

This was another great read for me by Riley Sager. Survive the night is about Charlie. A college student who lost her friend to a brutal murder. However, Charlie feels that it’s all her fault. The night her best friend (Maddie) and roommate was murdered they had an awful fight with Charlie telling Maddie “You’re a terrible friend”. (More)

When No One Is Watching
by Alyssa Cole

The book starts with neighbors disappearing from their beloved Brooklyn neighborhood. Sydney (the main character), who moves back to her childhood home (with her mom), is recovering from a bad divorce.  (More)

If It Bleeds
by Stephen King

This book is a collection of long fiction stories.  This collection of stories was a great pick for the book of the new year. (Well, actually I started the book in December, but we won’t harp on that one) It’s not gory, or too graphic but a great book to tuck into. I mean it’s Stephen King so maybe my tolerance level is different from others. (More)