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review 2022-08-16 14:48
The Housekeeper - Joy Fielding


I read the synopsis of this one and had to read it!
I wasn't disappointed either, on the contrary!!
I was thrilled. I was duped, because at one point I was convinced I was right but nope. I was so happy with the outcome, it made the story even better than I had hoped.
Fast-paced, thrilling, all of the things you want in a suspenseful story. This is one that will be on my brain and recommended to many!!
There really is nothing like reading a twisted family tale!
Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2022/08/the-housekeeper-joy-fielding-32-happy.html
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review 2022-08-10 03:48
THE LOST DAUGHTER by Elena Ferrante
The Lost Daughter - Elena Ferrante

Lena goes to the Ionian coast for vacation. She plans on getting her class work ready for the next semester. While there she meets Nina and Elena, a young mother and her daughter, and takes an interest in them and their extended family. She also reflects on her daughters and her mother and their lives.


This is a character study of Lena. She does not come across well. She is mean and selfish. She should not have had children (her ex-husband either.) I found her hard to like and I wanted to be sympathetic, but I couldn't. She was not nice. I could relate to some of her experiences with her mother. I could not relate to why she kept the doll (there are a couple of dolls in the story.) I did not like her and that is rare for me. I finished it because of book club. Not sure I would have otherwise.

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review 2022-08-07 16:49
Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow - Gabrielle Zevin


I won this on Goodreads and was thrilled. This is a book getting a lot of hype right now so I am hopeful! Even though I am not into gaming or am a gamer.
You really don't need to know anything about games to read this. That may be a theme, but it's not the theme. It's really a story of friendship spanning most of their lives. 
So now let's get into the thick of it....
I am in the unpopular group with this book. I see so many of you love it, even named it as your Book Of The Year, and I'm like, 'Did we read the same thing?!" I wasn't invested like they were. Sam and Sadie were not my ideal characters. I didn't fall in love with them. I didn't connect at all. Then with about 50 pages left, the story finally came full circle.
This is one of those books where if you DNF or don't read all the way through, you may not like the story, or even get it.
I gave it the rating that I did because it wasn't for me, but there were a couple of special moments in the story. I especially loved one scene that wasn't even real, it was a game moment that was so beautiful.....
So I may not be like most and love it, but I think you should read it and see for yourself.
Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2022/08/tomorrow-and-tomorrow-and-tomorrow.html
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review 2022-07-18 05:17
CHARCOAL JOE by Walter Mosley
Charcoal Joe: An Easy Rawlins Mystery - Walter Mosley

Charcoal Joe calls on Easy Rawlins to get Seymour, a young PhD student, off on a murder charge that they know he did not commit. Easy agrees but he stumbles into more than murder. Who all is involved? Who is the murderer?


This is the first Easy Rawlins Mystery I read. I liked it a lot. I've been meaning to read this series and I am glad I did. Easy is fairly laid back. He's smart. He still gets into trouble but is able to get himself out of the trouble. I liked his daughter Feather. I also liked his partners, Saul and Whisper. They seem to bring down the bad guys and save the good ones.


I'll be looking forward to reading more of Easy and his people.

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review 2022-07-16 14:44
First Born - Will Dean


So this book starts out at a snails pace. I almost didn't have it in me to keep reading at one point. I kept pushing through, and in the end I am happy that I did. It was an interesting story, to say the least.
I'd not read any thrillers with twins before. I have twin sisters though, so the premise appealed to me. Now, I am not so sure.... LOL... I'm kidding. These two are twisted. The story around them is twisted.
I thought I was sure who killed who, then BAM! I was wrong. Then it gets even more twisted up near the end. You think you know but do you really?!
I literally give this story 3 stars for the last bit of the book. It was intense and intriguing. The beginning sucked though and went no where for far too long.
I would still read more from the author. I like twisted minds. 
Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2022/07/first-born-will-dean-30.html
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