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Book Review: Music From The Dead by Bebe Faas Rice

Music From The Dead by Bebe Faas Rice is a young adult horror novel originally published in April 1997.  Marnie and her cousin Peter drive up to the mansion that Marnie's father rented for the summer ahead of her father.  When the cousins arrive at the mansion called Stonycraig and settle in, Marnie is nervous because she thought she saw a shadow in one of the windows.  Then, she starts hearing a woman crying late at night.  Are the stories about Stonycraig being haunted true? This is a book I originally read as a teenager, and I remember being impressed by the storyline and writing.  I recently decided to reread it as an adult to see if it was as good as I remembered.  I have to say it was phenomenal.  Well-written and unputdownable.   Even though there were parts that came back to me as I made my way through Music From The Dead , I still found it to be perfectly eerie and creepy.  There was even a little bit of romance but nothing inappropriate for a tween or teen.  The only com

Book Review: I Know What You've Done by Dorothy Koomson

book review i know what youve done dorothy koomson

How well do you know your neighbors? One of the neighbors in a Brighton neighborhood is spying on everyone and keeping a diary of what they find out. When the spy is brutally attacked, they go over to one of the neighbors and gives them the diary. Who attacked this person? What secrets do the diary hold? Find out in I Know What You've Done by Dorothy Koomson.

Thank you, NetGalley and Hachette Book Group for the Advanced Readers Copy of I Know What You've Done by Dorothy Koomson. I was ecstatic to be receive this book for free in exchange for my honest review. This is the first time I've read a book by this author, and it definitely won't be the last time.

The book cover is fantastic, and the book title is intriguing. These two things drew me in to want to check out the synopsis of I Know What You've Done. After reading the summary, I knew I had to read this novel.

Each chapter is told from a different characters living in the Acacia Villas neighborhood. This was done extremely well and didn't lead to any confusion. It let the reader get to know each character and eventually learn what each of them was hiding from the rest of the neighbors. Like any good novel, there are characters you love and some you dislike immensely. This novel actually had a similar vibe to The Therapist by B.A. Paris, which is a good thing in my opinion.

I was on the edge of my seat the entire novel. I couldn't wait to find out what all the secrets were and who the attacker was. I thought I knew who the culprit was, but I was completely wrong! The ending of I Know What You've Done blew me away. I wasn't expecting it to end the way it did. With that being said, I hated how the book ended.

Four out of five stars is what I gave I Know What You've Done by Dorothy Koomson. This book was well written and engaging. I'm looking forward to reading other novels written by this author.


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