Book Review: Welcome Home, Caroline Kline by Courtney Preiss

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Welcome Home, Caroline Kline by Courtney Preiss opens with Caroline Kline couch surfing in New York City due to her no longer having a job and her fiance breaking up with her. The cherry on top is when Caroline finds out her father is not doing well and has to go home to New Jersey to help out. She finds one thing she didn't expect . . . true love. I received an Advanced Readers Copy of Welcome Home, Caroline Kline from NetGalley for free in exchange for my honest review.  The synopsis of this book was intriguing, and I absolutely love baseball, so I couldn't wait to dig in to this story. Unfortunately, the story started off a bit slow and continued to be slow at points throughout the book. The slowness of the plot made it difficult to stay interested in the characters and their fate.  At one point, I didn't really care if I finished the story or not. With that being said, I'm glad I stuck with the book because the last 15% of Welcome Home, Caroline Kline started to

Book Review: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10 has been compared to Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train by many, so there was some hesitation on my part about reading it at first but the pull of it being reminiscent of Agatha Christie was greater. After reading a synopsis of the novel, I desperately wanted an Advanced Readers Copy but that wasn't in the cards for me. 

When it was released to the general public, I purchased The Woman in Cabin 10 from Barnes & Noble with the intent of reading it while on my first cruise. However, I had second thoughts figuring it probably wouldn't be such a good idea for me to read a thriller taking place on a cruise ship while I was actually on a cruise. So, I put off reading the book, and boy, was I ever glad I did so because I would have been paranoid and imagining things the entire time. 

This was the first novel I've read that was written by Ruth Ware and actually had never heard of her before. It kept me guessing to the very end and did not disappoint. I definitely enjoyed it way more then Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, and I'm not really sure why it was compared to them. 

One of my first thoughts after finishing the book was that I wanted to read the whole thing again followed quickly by the thought it could have been a modern day Agatha Christie novel. I'd compare it to Christie's Murder on the Orient Express or Evil Under the Sun. I give it four stars out of five.


Synopsis of The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Lo Blacklock, the main character, wakes up the first night to see a person thrown overboard . . . a person who just happened to be staying in the cabin next to her. According to the employees of the cruise ship, no one was staying in the cabin next to Blacklock. 

The majority of the novel is spent by Blacklock trying to convince people that she wasn't crazy . . . that there really was someone staying in the cabin next to her who went overboard while trying to find out what happened.



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