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One night changes everything...

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How many rules can they break before trouble catches up?

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Can a human make room in her heart for the wild?

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Seeking sanctuary among the peaceful Amish, she finds an unlikely hero.

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An earl mired in melancholy is no match for a determined woman...

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Fear becomes a woman’s greatest weapon in this heart-pounding suspense.

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A powerful novel of addiction, hope, and renewal from Sarah Price


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The Disappearing
by Lori Roy
"A young girl goes missing in a small town..."
Posted August 16, 2018

Lane Fielding swore that she would never return to her hometown. Twenty years later, after a bitter divorce has she no other choice but to return home with her two daughters. Now she works in the local bar and living with her daughter and her parents on the historic Fielding Read more...

Tiffany Blues
by M.J. Rose
"Jenny Ball's past threatens to collide with the present at the prestigious Laurelton Hall..."
Posted August 14, 2018

1924, New York. Jenny Ball is one of a dozen burgeoning artist invited to Louis Comfort Tiffany's distinguished artist colony. She has always dreamed about becoming a painter and now together with a close friend the dream is starting to become real. Jenny wants to travel to Paris and Read more...

by Allison Brennan
"A very personal case turns deadly"
Posted August 14, 2018

Investigative reporter Max Revere takes on a very personal case. Her own mother's abandoned her when she was nine. Only sending postcards over the next seven years before they stop coming. The only clue Max has is her mother's abandoned car in a small town on the Chesapeake Read more...

Pieces of Her
by Karin Slaughter
"She thought she knew her mother, but one incident changes everything..."
Posted August 2, 2018

Andrea Cooper lives a normal life. She has a job, a place to live, although above her mother's garage, but still, it's a place to sleep. Her parents are divorced and she has a good relationship with both of them and she thinks she knows her parents very Read more...

Trail of Lightning
by Rebecca Roanhorse
"Trail of Lightning is a fabulous dystopian novel!"
Posted July 31, 2018

TRAIL OF LIGHTNING is the first book in the Sixth World series. The world has drowned after a climate apocalypse and the Navajo reservation, now Dinétah has been reborn. It's a new world where gods and heroes walk the land. But, it's also a world Read more...

Women of the Dunes
by Sarah Maine
"A fabulous historical novel!"
Posted July 24, 2018

The first book I read by Sarah Maine was THE HOUSE BETWEEN TIDES and I was blown away by the wonderful story and the atmospheric setting. I was eager to find out if WOMEN OF THE DUNES Read more...

Dead Girls
by Graeme Cameron
"A police detective with memory problems is after a serial killer..."
Posted July 19, 2018

Police Detective Alisha "Ali" Green was brutally attacked two months ago. The killer left her almost dead and her partner dead. Since then has she had a memory problem, even simple things are hard to remember. She can't even be sure that her memory is always right. And, the Read more...

The Dante Chamber
by Matthew Pearl
"A historical mystery with beloved authors solving crimes!"
Posted July 18, 2018

It's been several years since I read THE DANTE CLUB, but I still remember how engrossed I was with the book, even though the details of the book is a bit hazy. Nevertheless, reading THE DANTE Read more...

The Shimmer
by Carsten Stroud
"A time-bending thriller!"
Posted July 18, 2018

You know what I like? Books about time travel. So, when I read the description of this book about a serial killer that can move through time, I knew I had to read it. THE SHIMMER starts off strong with Sergeant Jack Redding Read more...

Island of the Mad
by Laurie R. King
"Mary and Sherlock travel to Venice to find a missing woman..."
Posted July 17, 2018

I have to admit that having Mary Russell's old friend Veronica Beaconsfield making an appearance in this book brought back a lot of fond memories from the earlier books. Yeah, I got nostalgic and all remembering Mary and Veronica's school days not to mention the religious sect "The Read more...

Spinning Silver
by Naomi Novik
"Once upon a time there was a girl..."
Posted July 17, 2018

Once upon a time, I read a book called UPROOTED and I found it to be a fabulous novel. So, I was thrilled to get the chance to read SPINNING SILVER, a new novel by Naomi Novik. Now this novel is a stand-alone fantasy novel that in some ways Read more...

The Woman in the Woods
by John Connolly
"Charlie Parker has to stop a ruthless killer who leaves a trail of dead bodies after him..."
Posted July 12, 2018

Someday must I take time off from my busy reading schedule to re- read the Charlie Parker series. It's such a fabulous series and I envy those that have yet read a single book and will discover just how great the Read more...

April in Paris, 1921
by Tessa Lunney
"A deliciously decadent start to a new mystery series!"
Posted July 12, 2018

What a deliciously decadent story! As a big fan of historical fiction set in the 1920s, was I instantly intrigued by the story of APRIL IN PARIS, 1921 by Tessa Lunney, and I was thrilled to discover how wonderful the book was right Read more...

A Gathering of Secrets
by Linda Castillo
"Kate Burkholder has to solve the brutal murder of a young Amish man..."
Posted July 12, 2018

I read SWORN TO SILENCE , the first book in the Kate Burkholder series some years ago and loved it. After reading it, I did get several of the books in the series and planned Read more...

Smoke and Iron
by Rachel Caine
"A delightful and thrilling new installment in The Great Library series!"
Posted July 6, 2018

What would be like if the Great Library of Alexandria had never burned down? Would all the amazing knowledge that was stored there and now is gone have enriched the world? Just imagine what a different world we could live in today. That is what Rachel Caine has done with Read more...

Rough Justice
by Kelley Armstrong
"An excellent novella featuring Armstrong's beloved Cainsville characters!"
Posted June 29, 2018

I was surprised and delighted to see ROUGH JUSTICE, a new novella in the Cainsville series, which I thought had ended with Rituals. Getting a new, although short, story about Olivia Taylor-Jones and Gabriel is Read more...

Stay Hidden
by Paul Doiron
"A thrilling crime novel set on a remote island..."
Posted June 29, 2018

STAY HIDDEN is the ninth book in the Mike Bowditch series and I was thrilled once again step into Mike's world. Now, I have only read two books previously in this series, but I enjoy Read more...

Ain't She a Peach
by Molly Harper
"Everything you want in a Southern rom-com!"
Posted June 28, 2018

Sometimes I dare to leave my safe place of crime and thriller novels and venture into the world of feel-good and romance. I actually do it gladly if the book's setting is in the American South. I just love small town stories, where everyone knows everyone and they Read more...

Salt Lane
by William Shaw
"Salt Lane is a great first book in a new series!"
Posted June 26, 2018

SALT LANE is the first book in the Alexandra Cupidi series. However, Alexandra first showed up in the book THE BIRDWATCHER, which I haven't read (yet). I read a lot of crime novels and I was curious Read more...

Bimini Twist
by Linda Greenlaw
"Jane Bunker searches for a missing student who never got home after a meeting a friend..."
Posted June 26, 2018

I'm always on the lookout for a good mystery series and I've had my eyes set on trying out this series for some time. What's not to like? A small-town mystery with a female deputy sheriff who also works part-time as an insurance investigator. As Read more...

Magdalena Johansson

My name is Magdalena and I love to read crime, mystery, thriller, horror, women's fiction, literary fiction, history, sci-fi, fantasy, historical, biographical, non-fiction and graphic novels. My book blog is A Bookaholic Swede (

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