Review: The Green Line

The Green Line by E.C. Diskin My rating: 5 of 5 stars A debut legal thriller that delivers. Abby Donovan is an associate at a prestigious law firm in Chicago working 80+ hour weeks on her quest to become partner, when she accidentally takes the Green Line train on her way home. Stranded in gritty . . . 

Review: Good as Gone

Good as Gone by Amy Gentry My rating: 5 of 5 stars In a word: wow. This tightly written psychological thriller would Not. Let. Me. Go. I sped through it in two days tops. Sleep? Overrated when you’ve got Amy Gentry’s novel on your e-reader. In the prologue, thirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker is abducted from her . . . 

The Art of the Last Minute Gift (Hint: It’s a book.)

It’s the week before Christmas. Four shopping days left and if you’re anything like me, you’ve got a few hard-to-buy-for folks left on your list. Don’t worry! I’ve read some amazing new releases this year that will make perfect literary gifts. Let’s break them down by type, shall we?   Target: Your dear friend who’s . . . 

Review: The Vanishing Year

The Vanishing Year by Kate Moretti My rating: 5 of 5 stars Confession: I hated the first 80% of REBECCA. Who cared about Manderley? Why didn’t this irritatingly passive narrator even give herself a first name? Frankly, I was ready for Mrs. Danvers to torch the place by chapter three. Then the last 20%? Wow. . . . 

Review: Hot Season

Hot Season by Susan DeFreitas My rating: 4 of 5 stars Three undergrads navigate relationships, ideologies, and the call to activism in this beautifully-written debut from Susan DeFreitas. My full review is posted at Ecolitbooks.com. View all my reviews