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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: The Nanny by Ruth Heald

book review the nanny ruth heald

The Nanny by Ruth Heald opens with Hayley Taylor hurrying to pick her daughter up from school and is keeping a secret from her husband.  Hayley was a nanny in Thailand during her gap year, and one of the children disappeared.  When a potential lodger shows up to view the room for rent and looks like the kid who went missing when Hayley was a nanny, her whole world just may come crashing down around her.

First and foremost, I'd like to thank NetGalley and Bookoutre for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of The Nanny by Ruth Heald.  I was intrigued by the synopsis and cover of the novel, and I was not disappointed in the least.

Switching back and forth from the present and past, The Nanny weaved a thrilling story that kept me on the edge of my seat.  There were a lot of twists and turns that threw me for a loop, and I was completely wrong in what I thought was going to happen.  

Had it not been a work night, I would have stayed up until the wee hours of the night to finish this book.  With that being said, I did finish it within twenty-four hours of starting the book.  It really was that good!!  I find my self still thinking about the story and characters.

There is nothing negative I could say about The Nanny by Ruth Heald, and I gave it five out of five stars.  I can't wait to read other novels written by this author.  The Nanny by Ruth Heald is due out on September 8, 2022.


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