The Family Upstairs

3/5 stars On Libby Jones’ 25th birthday, she receives the letter she’s been expecting her whole life. As an adopted person, she’s fantasized about who her birth parents are, but now she knows. She also learns that she’s the sole inheritor to the family mansion. With this new information, she can start on a path … More The Family Upstairs

A Woman Is No Man

5/5 stars This is a powerful read that follows three generations of Palestinian women in America. In 1990, Isra struggles to please her mother-in-law, Fareeda. 20 years later Deya, Isra’s daughter, struggles to do the same while confronting her own identity of being a woman in America.  This was a moving and heavy read. I … More A Woman Is No Man

Nothing To See Here

5/5 stars Lillian and Madison were unlikely friends at school, but have maintained distant contact in adulthood. Suddenly, Madison enlists Lillian’s help to care for Madison’s twin step children. It seems like a typical nannying job except for the fact that the children can spontaneously burst into flames. Lillian must figure out how to care … More Nothing To See Here

Dear Edward

5/5 stars Eddie was halfway across the country when something unthinkable happened. The plane he and his family were on plummeted from the sky killing everyone… well, everyone except for Eddie. At just 12-years-old, Eddie must learn to live through this horrific tragedy and find himself along the way. This was an incredibly moving novel. … More Dear Edward

The Chestnut Man

5/5 stars This book immediately hooked me, but it took me a long time to read. A serial killer is terrorizing Copenhagen. They leave a chestnut man at the scenes of the crimes. What’s special about these little figurines? The fingerprints of a girl who was kidnapped and murdered a year ago are on all … More The Chestnut Man

Watching You

5/5 stars Be aware, this novel does touch on sensitive topics including inappropriate relationships with minors. While I don’t recall any explicit content being described, it may still be triggering to some. This was a thrilling page turner that reminded me of Someone We Know by Shari Lapena. This follows several characters that, at first … More Watching You