“We’d ordered pizza, and night was starting to fall, even though it was only din…

“We’d ordered pizza, and night was starting to fall, even though it was only dinner time.” 💙 • Creepy and atmospheric read. I mean, run down motels are the perfect creepy setting, right? This story is a dual timeline of an aunt who goes missing in the 80s and a niece in present day who … Read more

“Ivy brought her coffee and croissant to the beach.” • I featured this book pr…

“Ivy brought her coffee and croissant to the beach.” 🧡 • I featured this book previously but came back to review this 5 star read ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! This was so good – suspenseful for sure because I felt like I held my breath for so much of this book. It’s kind of a dark coming of … Read more

“Mother doesn’t say anything, but begins peeling an orange as if it’s responsibl…

“Mother doesn’t say anything, but begins peeling an orange as if it’s responsible for all our family’s woes, juice squirting onto the tablecloth.” 🧡 • This was a super fast read for me and while it was a great October read for the creepy atmospheric setting, it was definitely more coming of age than anything … Read more

“When I shift, there’s the crunch of chips breaking and a bag crumpling, and sha…

“When I shift, there’s the crunch of chips breaking and a bag crumpling, and shards of Cool Ranch Doritos stab into my back.” 💙 • I definitely got Get Out vibes from this thriller about gentrification in Brooklyn, NY. Working in Oakland, CA I think this was a great social commentary on gentrification in general, … Read more

“I’d slept right through my alarm, but still managed to get there by seven thirt…

“I’d slept right through my alarm, but still managed to get there by seven thirty, eating a blueberry muffin along the way.” 💙 • This was my first Diane Chamberlain book and I loved it!! Set in the 1940s and present day, it tells the story of two women and one art mural. Anna Dale … Read more