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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: Racing the Light (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike, #19) by Robert Crais

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Racing the Light (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike, #19) by Robert Crais is a thriller where Elvis Cole is contacted by a worried mother named Adele Schumacher because her podcaster son, Josh Shoe, is missing. She brings along bodyguards and is full of conspiracy stories of why her son is missing. Elvis figures this will be an open and shut case but quickly learns he isn't the only one looking for Josh.

First of all, I'd like to thank NetGalley, Penguin Group Putnam, and G.P. Putnam's Sons for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC). I was thrilled and honored to be chosen to read Racing the Light by Robert Crais.

Well written, fast paced, and unputdownable is how I would describe Racing the Light (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike, #19) by Robert Crais. I would've stayed up all night long reading this book if I didn't have to work the next day. This is the first book I've read by this author, and I wasn't disappointed at all.

Situations from previous books in the series were mentioned, but it didn't detract from this book, and it still flowed well. There was plenty of twists and turns as well as some humorous bits that had me laughing out loud. It even had a little romance in it. In all honesty, there isn't one negative thing I could say about this book. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, and Robert Crais has a new fan in me. 

Five out of five stars is what I give Racing the Light (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike, #19) by Robert Crais. I will be purchasing and reading all the books that came before this book in the series, and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.


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