2018: #23 – One of Us is Lying (Karen M. McManus)

I thought this was really great, which should be evident by how quickly I read it (3 days). It starts out with five students serving detention one evening, but then one of them dies in a way that can’t quite be accidental. The characters start out rooted in their stereotypes — the smart one, the pretty one, the bad boy, the jock, and the outcast.

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2018: #21 – ‘Til Death Do Us Part (Amanda Quick)

The beginning of this book really threw me off, but I’m glad I pushed through and kept going. It’s a decent historical mystery — not the best, but not the worst either. The romance portion was pretty mild, and there wasn’t a lot of chemistry between Trent and Calista. But I did enjoy the mystery portion of the story (Calista has a stalker, but who

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2018: #20 – The Professionals (Owen Laukkanen)

This was an enjoyable cross between a police procedural and a caper novel.  On one side are 4 college friends, Pender, Marie, Sawyer, and Mouse. These four chose an unconventional career path after graduation — they started kidnapping people for ransom. The way they see it, no one is getting hurt, they’re just losing a little bit of money. Except one day they choose the

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