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Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore: A Novel - Community Reviews back

by Matthew J. Sullivan
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Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 2 years ago
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore had a couple of things going for it. First and most importantly a bookstore. These kind of books always find a way onto my reading list. The main character being a bookseller also helps. Add to that some mysterious messages that are left and a death to investig...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 3 years ago
Minor nitpick: How is this bookshop staying open? The current economic climate has booksellers internationally at quite tight margins!This story features suicide by hanging.Lydia Smith used to have a different name but she achieved notoriety as the survivor of a serial killer attack (Nora Roberts ha...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 4 years ago
An intricate story of many people all connected through a bookstore and/or their pasts. Lydia has changed her last name and moved back to the city of her childhood, deciding to start over and having somewhat unrealistic ideas that nobody will uncover her secret (including the man she lives with.) Th...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 4 years ago
I had hoped to keep up the momentum and actually post a new review every single day leading up to New Year's but I got super busy with mom in town and...ah well. :-) I thought I made notes about every single book that I've read this year and then it's time to review Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bo...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 4 years ago
This is not the book that the title led me to think it was. It's darker, more compelling and much more moving than I expected. For me, the title "Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore" suggested an upbeat, novel about people who love books doing slightly mysterious, clever, perhaps witty things. ...
drallapaul
drallapaul rated it 4 years ago
After a childhood event in which she is involved in a multiple murder scene, Lydia Smith now works at a bookstore in Denver where she encounters more tragedy. The bookstore serves as a port of call for various down-and-outs and lost souls. The plot brings both events together as she discovers more a...
Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it 4 years ago
It begins with a suicide: Joey, a young man in his twenties who is a regular bookstore patron, hangs himself from a shelf in the Bright Ideas Bookstore—which is where this novel's main character, Lydia, is an employee. Joey leaves behind messages meant only for Lydia; it is from there this suspensef...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it 4 years ago
I am such a sucker for any book with the word "book" in the title. Hear that publishing world? I think they know that already as there are so many. HA!I loved this book. It starts right off the bat with a man hanging himself on the 3rd floor of the Bright Ideas Bookstore. The reasons why take a whil...
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