The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker [Book Club Review]

Blurb For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive. As the lead…

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Winter Gets Hot by David M. Hamlin (Review)

Goodreads Summary Chicago journalist Emily Winter is back. It’s Spring, 1977, and she’s the first reporter on the scene of a gruesome murder in the Chicago offices of CARD, a successful civic organization that investigates corruption in City Hall. Although she has proven herself a skilled reporter with at least…

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The Copper Sky by Milana Marsenich (Review)

Goodreads Summary The feminine spirit of the West comes alive in early twentieth century Montana. Set in the Copper Camp of Butte, Montana in 1917, Copper Sky tells the story of two women with opposite lives. Kaly Shane, mired in prostitution, struggles to find a safe home for her unborn…

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The Book Thief by Marc Zusak (Review)

*slight spoiler alert* Blurb HERE IS A SMALL FACT – YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a…

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The Atlas of Us by Tracy Buchanan (Review)

*spoiler alert* A stormy love affair. A secret. A discovery that changes everything… Blurb  Louise Fenton flies to a devastated Thailand to search for her mother, missing following the Boxing Day tsunami. The only trace she can find is her mother’s distinctive bag. Inside it is a beautifully crafted atlas…

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