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 . . . 

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

Review: The Secrets of Lake Road

The Secrets of Lake Road by Karen Katchur My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you’ve never been to the Poconos, The Secrets of Lake Road brings that world to you. Two drownings bookend this story about a lake community that is simultaneously torn apart and bound by tragedy. I loved the different points of . . .