Tag: Mystery

The Bishop’s Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison

The Bishop’s Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison

July 17, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

First Impressions The Bishop’s Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison could have been a good mystery novel if it focused on the murder of Carrie Helm. Impressions While Reading Biddy Linda Wallheim, amateur sleuth took center stage. She had to insert her nose into everything Gladys Kravitz style. What most annoyed me was her obsession with […]

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My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni

My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni

May 22, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Fond Of My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni had Fantastic pacing. It was slow but steady laying out all the information at hand. Robert Dugoni let the reader form our own opinion as the plot and characters develop.Truthfully, I thought I had it figured out within the first half of the book. It stared me […]

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The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

May 20, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

The Keeper of Lost Causes is first and foremost a thriller that holds your attention.  Unfortunately, despite well-developed characters and a suspenseful plot I found it predictable and thought the evil villain was a little boy with a grudge, and once that thought came upon me couldn’t get it out of my head and therefore […]

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Review: Still Life

Review: Still Life

February 16, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

First in a series that has potential.  stereotypical kooky small town characters reminding me of Olive Kitteridge.  Surprise, unexpected ending but not enough of an OMG conclusion.      

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Review: Faithful Place

Review: Faithful Place

September 4, 2014 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Fond of:   Tana French has great character development particularly Frank Mackey’s family.  From the start it was obvious that things weren’t right in the head, it was dysfunctional family on high.  Besides the fact that he is still mooning over his first love I really don’t have much to say about Frank.  He did his […]

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Book Review: Mr. Mercedes

Book Review: Mr. Mercedes

June 25, 2014 Whitney Review 5 Comments

Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes is too big.  It is in hardcover, there are so many pages and is not very conducive while reading in bed.  My eyes start to get heavy as does the book in hand, having me waking up minutes later with Bill Hodges in my face.  Perhaps this is my fault, I […]

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Book Review: The Riddle of Sphinx Island

Book Review: The Riddle of Sphinx Island

February 3, 2014 Whitney Review 0 Comments

The Riddle of Sphinx Island was an interesting read.  I would be remiss not to compare Major Payne and Antonia Darcy to Nick and Nora Charles, with quick wit and smarts all they were missing was Asta.  The story was entertaining with a cast of eccentric characters, reminding me of the 1985 movie Clue.  It was great […]

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Review: Sharp Objects

Review: Sharp Objects

January 29, 2014 Whitney Review 6 Comments

Sharp Objects is a well-paced novel keeping the reader in suspense throughout. I tried to savor the last thirty pages but became such a page-turner as the murderer became uncovered I had a hard time doing so. Even after it appears that it is solved, cased closed, the Epilogue tells us differently, it uncovers an […]

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Book Review: The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

Book Review: The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

January 17, 2014 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Flavia grows up just a little in each novel and in The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches it is evident that she has matured and felt like a parent dropping their child off for the first day of kindergarten.  While some of the innocence is lost her skills in deduction have increased.  This mystery series is […]

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