Book Review: Extraordinary Lies by Jennifer Alsever|Two gifted kids, a series of bizarre experiments and a country with shady motives|

1971. Stanford University. San Francisco Two girls, Charley and Julia find themselves amidst people with abilities almost similar to theirs. They are gifted children, some have been hiding their abilities, while the others- not so much. As they are grouped together in the prestigious Stanford University, away from their home and into a set ofContinue reading “Book Review: Extraordinary Lies by Jennifer Alsever|Two gifted kids, a series of bizarre experiments and a country with shady motives|”

Book Review: Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer

Lord Archer shines as an extraordinary crime fiction writer because of his sound understanding of his characters. I have always been drawn to his books when I am looking for something comforting but thrilling (if that makes any sense). Nothing Ventured marks the beginning of the William Warwick series, mentioned numerous times in The CliftonContinue reading “Book Review: Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer”

Book Review: Laetitia Rodd and The Case of the Wandering Scholar by Kate Saunders|A Victorian Era Detective Series

Laetitia Rodd, a detective in her early 50s, returns with this murder mystery that is all about love, loss, and redemption. Mrs. Rodd’s next job is to find a ‘lunatic’ wandering scholar and give him a letter by his affluent brother who is on his deathbed. As Laetitia looks for ways to fulfill her dutiesContinue reading “Book Review: Laetitia Rodd and The Case of the Wandering Scholar by Kate Saunders|A Victorian Era Detective Series”

Book Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

How do I get over a book that has latched itself on to me, in a maddening sort of way? This might sound exaggerating, but you have to trust me when I say, ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’ wasn’t what I expected it to be.  Right from the first sentence, the book hadContinue reading “Book Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson”

Book Review: Under Currents by Nora Robert|Expect violence, family love, drama, and healing

‘Under Currents’ is about a ‘happy’ family, that has abuse and violence underlying its sunny exterior. Zane’s story of physical and mental abuse by his father, a successful surgeon is intense and gut-wrenching. The flawed family that Roberts creates is sure to send ripples down your heart. Divided in four parts, this story is aboutContinue reading “Book Review: Under Currents by Nora Robert|Expect violence, family love, drama, and healing”

Book Review: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewel|A psychological thriller on Family and freedom|

‘The Family Upstairs’ starts where the blurb ends. A baby lies in a cot, and three rotting corpses lie in the floor right above her. As the identity of the child is revealed in the first few chapters, the story takes us back to the day it all started. Narrated by three different characters withContinue reading “Book Review: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewel|A psychological thriller on Family and freedom|”

Book Review: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides|An unspoken horror, a silent patient and an obsessed psychotherapist

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five timesContinue reading “Book Review: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides|An unspoken horror, a silent patient and an obsessed psychotherapist”

e-ARC Review: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager|An ‘apartment sitter’ and some mysterious disappearances

Blurb (as on Goodreads): No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the only rules for Jules Larsen’s new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan’s most high-profile and mysterious buildings. Recently heartbroken and justContinue reading “e-ARC Review: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager|An ‘apartment sitter’ and some mysterious disappearances”

e-ARC Review: The Au Pair by Emma Rous|A secret buried, a woman’s quest and a flawed relationship|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother Danny were born in the middle of summer at their family’s estate on the Norfolk coast. Within hours of their birth, their mother threw herself from the cliffs, the au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of dark cloaks, changelings, and the aloof coupleContinue reading “e-ARC Review: The Au Pair by Emma Rous|A secret buried, a woman’s quest and a flawed relationship|”

e-ARC Review: Last Summer by Kerry Lonsdale|A memory forgotten, and some dark secrets|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Lifestyle journalist Ella Skye remembers every celebrity she interviewed, every politician she charmed between the sheets, and every socialite who eyed her with envy. The chance meeting with her husband, Damien; their rapid free fall into love; and their low-key, intimate wedding are all locked in her memory. But what she can’tContinue reading “e-ARC Review: Last Summer by Kerry Lonsdale|A memory forgotten, and some dark secrets|”