• The Swan Keeper book cover
    book,  books,  review,  reviews

    The Swan Keeper by Milana Marsenich

    **DISCLAIMER: This book was sent to me by Open Book Publishers in exchange for an honest review.** SUMMARY Since she was a child, Lillian Connelley has been raised to love trumpeter swans and she is determined to protect them at all costs from a vicious hunter who is killing them. As a birthday wish come true, Lilly’s family take her to visit Cattail Marsh on her 11th birthday to see the newly hatched cygnets. Tragic events unfold when the murderous hunter, Dean Drake, shows up and shoots the swans and Lilly’s parents – killing the swans, her father, and injuring her mother. She watched as Drake shot them all and…

  • book,  books,  reviews

    The Phone Box at the Edge of the World by Laura Imai Messina [Review]

    SUMMARY “We all have something to tell those we’ve lost” Yui lost her mother and daughter in the devastating March 2011 tsunami in Tōhoku, Japan. Now she is faced with dealing with her crippling grief and learning how to live with it. She hears about the phone box on the radio she realises she must go to it herself in hopes of trying to heal her broken heart. That’s where she meets Takeshi, a widowed husband with a daughter who won’t speak after the loss of her mother. Together, they must work through their pain in order to start living again. REVIEW When I first laid eyes on this book,…

  • The Silent Patient Book Cover
    book,  books,  review

    The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides [Review]

    SUMMARY Silence is golden until a woman living a seemingly ‘perfect’ life is accused of shooting her husband and won’t tell the tale of why… Alicia Berenson, a famous painter, is married to fashion photographer, Gabriel. The couple lives in one of London’s most desirable areas in a beautiful house with large windows. Gabriel returns home from work late one evening and is shot five times in the face by Alicia. This is when she goes mute, not uttering a word about the heinous crime committed. Locked into a psych ward, Alicia crosses path with criminal psychologist, Theo Faber. For years, he has tried to work with her, and now,…

  • here to stay cover
    book,  books,  review,  reviews

    Here to Stay by Mark Edwards

    Summary After a whirlwind two-month romance results in marriage, Gemma asks Elliot if her parents can stay with them for a couple of weeks. Wanting to impress his in-laws, Elliot obliges and invites them to stay in his home. The Robinsons arrive with Gemma’s younger sister, Chloe, who seems to be mute and won’t leave her room. Elliot begins to feel like something isn’t quite right. When the in-laws outstay their welcome and destroy Elliot’s beautifully restored Victorian home, he becomes desperate to get rid of them. But to do so, he must uncover the family’s darkest secrets and risk losing everything. How far will he go to save his…

  • the existence of amy cover
    book,  books,  review,  reviews

    The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva

    *Disclaimer: This ebook was given to me for free by the author in exchange for an honest review* Summary On the outside, Amy appears to live a normal life. A good office job, her own apartment, and a solid group of friends. All is not what it seems as she suffers from crippling OCD and depression and she battles with it every day. Follow Amy as she tries to balance her daily life with the demons in her own mind. Find out what it’s like to live with a mental illness. Review Firstly, I’d like to give thanks to Lana Grace Riva for giving me a copy of this book…