BOOK REVIEW OF “SOMEONE ELSE’S DAUGHTER” BY LINSEY LANIER


Someone Else's Daughter (Miranda's Rights, #1)

Genre: Murder Mystery / Suspense / Thriller 

Before I started the book, I went through some of the reviews in GoodReads. They were mixed ones with some negative current underlying. But having liked the blurb of the book, I thought of going ahead with it anyway. And that happened to be a wonderful choice for me.

There is nothing not to love in this book. Miranda Steele is a very believable character. The things that she has gone through in her past has only motivated her to get stronger and bolder in her attitude towards life. The “Steele” she has in her is only further enforced by her incessant liking for very hot peppers. She gets the break of her life by getting noticed by Wade Parker, who is a PI. The attraction between them is natural and goes well with the story.

The story is wholly focused on Miranda, with Wade getting some POVs in between. The central female character gives the story a better feel. The male character is also written in such a way as to give enough importance to him but not having him overshadow Miranda. This gives a very woman-centric theme to the book, which makes it enthralling.

The actual murder on which the mystery is based is also nicely scripted, although at times I felt the author wants the readers to figure out the killer way before the final reveal. I could guess the killer about 60% into the book and was proved right at the end, albeit in a very surprising way.

Linsay is a wonderful writer. She added enough witty comments in the book to make the reader literally laugh out loud in certain situations, thereby ensuring the story does not turn boring or monotonous. Her style of writing ensures that you cannot keep the book down till you reach the very end. I am looking forward to more wonderful cases with Miranda and Wade. They make a wonderful couple and are in perfect sync to solve mysteries.

Star Rating: 5 Stars

Check out the book at

The Review can also be found at

Check out my Review Request form and Review Policy

Book Review of “Gone Mother” by Karin C Vah


Blurb

Gone Mother is a crime written in the compelling spirit of Gillian Flynn’s novel “Gone Girl”, but in shorter novella form. Alice’s mother Lucille goes missing on a rainy, foggy night. At first, Alice is annoyed but not particularly concerned. Her depressed, eating-disordered mother often rushes off in a huff after fighting with her husband, Alice’s stepfather Richard. However, this time, Richard has called the police, something he has never done before. When Lucille is found strangled and dumped in the same river where, years before, the body of a young child, Nicky Peterson, was found, Alice goes in search of her mother’s killer. She now puts more credence in Lucille’s story that she had seen a neighbour, Mr Wilson, carrying the body of the little girl toward the river. Where indeed had Mother gone, before she died, and why? The answer is not what Alice expects…

Genre: Thriller / Mystery / Short Story / Crime
My Review

When you see the title, the first thing that comes to your mind is “Gone Girl”. You expect the book to be on similar lines. However, except for being a thriller, there is very little similarity of “Gone Mother”to “Gone Girl”. This is a short thriller story whose main characters are Alice and her mother Lucille.

Lucille was never a normal mother since the time Alice’s neighbor kid went missing. However, now Lucille is missing and Alice’s step dad is worried. At first, Alice thought her mother might just have gone in a fit of anger, like she is known for doing. But when she turns up dead, the stakes go up high.

The story is written nicely and captivates the readers to the mood completely. The language is easy but at the same time powerful so the short story is enough to give you the punch a full fledged thriller novel provides. The suspense comes slightly dramatic but totally unexpected. The way the mystery was crafted and finished was beautiful.

Star Rating : 5 Stars
Check out the book at

The Review is also posted on

Check out my Review Request form and Review Policy

Book Review of “Experiment of Dreams” by Brandon Zenner


Blurb

Benjamin Walker’s lifelong career of testing experimental drugs and medicines, as well as participating in fascinating sleep-related studies, has come to an end. A new and lucrative job opportunity is offered to Ben, working on a project named Lucy, a machine capable of reading and recording a person’s dreams in intimate detail. All is finally going well for Ben . . . until strange dreams of a town named Drapery Falls begin to plague him, and memories once hidden begin to reveal themselves. The doctors and staff onboard team Lucy are not who Ben thinks they are, and Mr. Kalispell will stop at nothing to keep Ben’s emerging memories buried for good. Ben is put on a collision course that will bring him to the brink of total insanity, and perhaps even death. At the heart of it all, Ben’s worst enemy is his own mind, and he must confront his past in order to save his future. The twist and turns in The Experiment of Dreams will keep you guessing, down to the very last line.

Genre: Psychological Thriller / Suspense / Mystery / Thriller
My Review

Psychological thriller is always an amazing novel to read. The blurb of most psycho-thrillers are way too interesting than the book. There are very few books that matches their blurb. And this book kept up with the expectations. The story started on running feet and almost always maintained the pace. There were some parts where a bit excess explanation was provided but it can be overlooked as they can be either skipped or fast read with no data loss. The pace being set and the thriller being said, the story was an amazing adventure right from the start till the very end of the book. The twist was interesting and unexpected. A clean close to a brilliant book.

Overall a brilliant reading experience

Book Review of “Clipped” by Patricia Curren


Blurb

Fourteen-year-old Kendra Morgan finds herself in the fight of her life when she sees her murdered friends hair clip in a strangers pocket and becomes consumed with finding the killer.

Genre: Mystery / Thriller / Psychological Thriller / Suspense
My Review
The story was catching right from the first go. Kendra Morgan is not a regular 14-year-old. She is mature for her age and also adventurous. Her dedication and enthusiasm with she and her friend goes along the mystery brings back the memory of Nancy Drew or Enid Blyton series very fondly. The story is engrossing right from the first page.
The character building and story telling is an art which Patricia truly gets. The suspense builds all through the book and never once does it slack anywhere. The tension is built throughout the book with slight humor and enough energy to keep the reader hooked. The climax at the end and the epilogue is brilliantly woven and smartly written. There is enough creep to keep you engaged but solved pretty fast to make you feel good about the character and the story.
Patricia Curren is a brilliant writer and an epic story-teller. I am definitely looking forward to more of her books.
Here are some of the notes I made while reading the book
Almost 30% down in the book and the story is really interesting. Two 14-year-old detectives and there is also a side track from the killer’s perspective. Although it’s a typical way of writing, the story is interesting. A bit of a Nancy Drew in a modern way. The formatting initially is slightly off but that might be because the format of the book was changed to suit my e-reader. But the story is engrossing right from the first page
Really brilliant story. It was catchy till the very last page. No slack at all anywhere. The character building, the story line, narration, everything felt perfect. Cannot believe this is a debut novel.
Star Rating : 5 Stars
Check out the book at

The Review is also posted on

Check out my Review Request form and Review Policy