February, 2022

February 6th, 2022, 12:35 p.m. - In Greek mythology, Cassandra was cursed to never be believed. This Cassandra was cursed to be a fricking moron

5. The Flight Attendant (Chris Bohjalian)
I got bored halfway through. Also, I'm not sure if I thought the ending was ridiculous because it actually was or because I'm mad that I didn't predict it.

Up next: Somebody's Daughter (Ashley C. Ford)

February 10th, 2022, 6:15 p.m. - I would like to have a word with Ashley's mother

6. Somebody's Daughter (Ashley C. Ford)
This was hard to get through – it was just so sad. I admire how well Ford is doing now after such a difficult childhood. It's crazy to think that her parent in prison for 25 years was a better parent than the one who wasn't incarcerated.

Up next: Reckless Girls (Rachel Hawkins)

February 15th, 2022, 7:50 p.m. - I thought the boat murder book would get to the murder a little sooner

7. Reckless Girls (Rachel Hawkins)
A slow start, but once it gets going, it's a fun read. I hope Hawkins writes more thrillers.

Up next: The Accomplice (Lisa Lutz)

February 21st, 2022, 1:11 p.m. - Oooh, so close

8. The Accomplice (Lisa Lutz)
My expectations were admittedly low, because I wasn't that impressed with Lutz's last couple of books, so I was happy this exceeded them...mostly. The ending was...meh. But the rest was great!

Up next: The Appeal (Janice Hallett)

February 26th, 2022, 2:21 p.m. - Hiya!

9. The Appeal (Janice Hallett)
I have a single complaint: too many characters. But everything else was excellent. There were a couple nights I had to make myself stop reading so I could go to bed. The mystery is hard to puzzle out, but when it's all spelled out, it makes complete sense. Hallett is brilliant.

Up next: Devil House (John Darnielle)

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