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Articles / June 10, 2019

She Lies in Wait RECOMMENDED: She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge is $1.99! This is a British police procedural that Elyse enjoyed. She gave it an A: I found myself really engaged in this novel, and for a debut mystery I thought the pacing and plot execution was excellent. Get ready for the biggest crime debut of 2019… Six friends. One killer. Who do you trust? “A dark, deep, terrific thriller and a scorching portrait of friendship and its betrayal” Nicci French On a hot July night in 1983, six school friends go camping in the forest. Bright and brilliant, they are destined for great things, and young Aurora Jackson is dazzled to be allowed to tag along. Thirty years later, a body is discovered. DCI Sheens is called to the scene, but he already knows what’s waiting for him: Aurora Jackson, found at long last. But that’s not all. The friends have all maintained their innocence, but the body is found in a hideaway only the six of them knew about. It seems the killer has always lurked very close to home… Add to Goodreads To-Read List → You can find ordering info for this book here.    …

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim
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Articles / June 10, 2019

C- Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim June 11, 2019 · Berkley Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune is what I’d describe as women’s fiction with magical realism. It also has pages upon pages of yummy food descriptions. While the writing is evocative and every foodie’s dream, the weak romantic subplot, haphazard emotional resolution, and frequent repetition of phrases diminished a majority of the shine of the atmosphere and writing. Natalie Tan returns to her childhood home in San Diego’s Chinatown following the death of her agoraphobic mother. Natalie’s dream has always been to become a chef; her grandmother ran a very successful restaurant in Chinatown. After her grandmother’s death, Natalie’s mom let the business close down and that grief kept her from supporting Natalie’s dream. Natalie thought she could make it on her own while attending culinary school, but wound up failing out of her program. Unable to return home a failure, especially after her mother had expressed vocal doubts, Natalie spends her life traveling the world, taking up odd jobs, and working in kitchens. Upon arriving in Chinatown to address her late mother’s affairs, she finds a letter from her mom. In it,…

Cover Snark: Bingo!
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Articles / June 10, 2019

It’s Cover Snark time! The WTF-ery is high today. Sarah: He seems surprised about something. Is it the horns? Amanda: I feel like the horns are akin to adult acne. He grew one set, thinking it’d be done after puberty was over. BUT NOPE. IT WAS LIE. Sarah: Just wait until you get a grey hair and a zit and a horn on the same day. CarrieS: He looks so sad! Poor guy! I can’t help but wonder what his hands are doing. From NCK: Like New York’s hottest club, this cover has EVERYTHING: three kinds of font, 33.3% of Greater Value George of the Jungle era Brendan Fraser, an uneven spray tan, mismatched foundation, and a lake of fire. Zion National Park has never seen such drama. Sarah: I think the wolf drawing on that rock is giving her a raspberry. Elyse: You gotta be worried when your lake is on fire. Sarah: They really do seem surprisingly unconcerned. Amanda: I feel like this cover would give you a Cover Snark bingo. Aggressive nips, poor clothing choices, a background trying to kill you, etc Sarah: Indication of an animal reacting strongly to whatever the people are doing. Cover Snark…