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The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapeña

the couple next door coverI read The Couple Next Door a few weeks ago and I still can’t get over how intense and thrilling it was! Normally, I’m a very slow reader and it can take me about two weeks to read an entire book, but I read this in less than 3 days! I was so excited to talk about it when I finished it, but a bit hesitant as I didn’t want to give too much away! However, I can’t contain my excitement any longer and must rave about it!

First off, I was a bit weary to start reading this when I found out that a child abduction was at the centre of the story, as this is a very sensitive and emotional topic that I wasn’t sure I could handle. However, I decided to read it anyways, and I’m so glad I did! Yes, there were emotional and heartbreaking moments throughout the story, but these moments made me connect and sympathize with the characters all the more, especially Anne, the distraught mother who will do anything to get her baby back. Continue reading

Donuts and Mysteries?! What a perfect combination!

tragic toppings Since my last blog post, I decided that the next book I read will stay within the mystery genre, and as I was browsing the paperbacks on the shelves, I noticed several of them were by one author named Jessica Beck. What really drew me to her books was not only that they dealt with mysteries, but also dealt with food – particularly donuts! The main character of the series, Suzanne Hart, runs a donut shop that she calls Donut Hearts. She is quite busy running her very popular and well-known shop in April Springs, but whenever there is a mystery to be solved in the small town, she uses her amateur sleuthing skills to aid the police department in solving the mystery.

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Heat Wave by Richard Castle

heat waveOver the past several years of watching the television series Castle, I promised myself to read at least one of Richard Castle’s many books as they were often referenced to throughout the series. Luckily, I found a copy of Heat Wave at the librarywhich is the first book of the Nikki Heat series, and ironically enough, it was the same day that I found out Castle had not been renewed for a ninth season. I was quite upset by the news over the cancellation, but I was still very interested in reading one of Richard Castle’s books.

I am very glad with my decision to read Heat Wave. It was one of those books that I cannot put down, especially when there’s a mystery that I needed to know how it plays out. So, this would be a great book for those who like mystery stories, as well as those who like a bit of humour and romance. Like the Castle series, the book’s tone is not at all dark, gloomy nor depressing. Continue reading