Book Reviews 2023 (Updated!)

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This page is dedicated to all my book reviews for 2023. Click on “more” for the full review. These reviews are in order starting from the recent.

The Silent Patient
by Alex Michaelides

A stealthy murder mystery told from the diary of the patient Alicia Berenson, a famous artist who loves her husband, Gabriel. Fast forward six years, and Gabriel dies as Alicia is found with the gun next to his body. (More)

The Verifiers
by Jane Pek

Claudia Lin (the protagonist) loves mysteries and, after playing the online game “Murder Most Foul,” was recruited by a company called Veracity, which was a referral-only agency specializing in verifying people that clients would meet in dating apps online.  (More)

Wilder Girls
by Rory Power

Picture this, a pseudo-post-apocalyptic world where the enemy is not called a virus but “the tox.” And rather than focusing on the entire world, let’s set this at Raxter’s School for Girls. (More)

Disco Deathtrap
by Cameron Roubique

Disco Deathtrap was a light 230-page read typical of the classic slasher movies of the 80s. Was it graphic (just), gory (yes), or cheesy (absolutely), but it was a fun read. (More)

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires
by Grady Hendrix

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires was an interesting read.  Picture this (I’m channeling my Sophia from Golden Girls) Charleston, South Carolina the timeframe is the 90s.  It’s the time of the Southern housewife.  You kept your home clean, you went to church, you took care of your kids, and you tended to your husband. (More)

The Book of Cold Cases
by Simone St. James

I love a good true crime story, and this book fits the bill. The Book of Cold Cases is a murder mystery and a ghost story all rolled into one.

She Collins is a medical receptionist by day, but in the evenings, she runs a blog called The Book of Cold Cases which discusses notorious unsolved murders. (More)

Rules for Vanishing
by Kate Alice Marshall

This YA novel is about more than just a mysterious path. People have been vanishing from the forest. Is it a stupid high school prank …where once a year, Lucy Gallows calls out to you, and a path appears? (More)