Book Review: Read To Death At The Lakeside Library (Lakeside Library Mystery, #3) by Holly Danvers

Read To Death At The Lakeside Library (Lakeside Library Mystery, #3) by Holly Danvers opens in Lofty Pines, Wisconsin with library owner Rain Wilmot getting ready to host her first book club and discuss Agatha Christie's Sparkling Cyanide .  When one of the members dies under suspicious circumstances, Rain and best friend Julia take it on themselves to become amateur sleuths to find out what happens. I'd like to thank NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of Read To Death At The Lakeside Library (Lakeside Library Mystery, #3) by Holly Danvers.  Being a huge Agatha Christie fan, I knew I wanted to read Holly Danvers' latest book since the storyline revolved around one of Christie's novels.  When I was approved to receive a copy for free in exchange for my honest review, I was happy. All in all, I really enjoyed reading Read To Death At The Lakeside Library .  It was a super cute and fun read . . . a beach read if you will.  The only thing

Book Review: Everyone Here Is Lying by Shari Lapena

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Everyone Here Is Lying by Shari Lapena was published on July 25, 2023.  The story opens with William Wooler having an affair.  When his mistress ends things, William goes home early wanting some peace and quiet only to find his daughter Avery home from school early.  He loses his temper with his daughter and leaves.  Hours later, Avery is missing and presumed dead, leaving William as the suspect.  However, he isn't the only person in town hiding a secret.

Shari Lapena is one of my favorite authors, so whenever she has a new book out, I know that I'm going to read it automatically.  I was hoping that I'd be lucky enough to receive an advanced readers copy from NetGalley.  Unfortunately, it wasn't in the cards for me.  However, I was one of the first people to be able to check out Everyone Here Is Lying from my local public library.

Told from multiple perspectives, the story held my attention, and I drew some conclusions on who I thought was involved in the kidnapping of Avery.  I thought the father was too obvious, and I didn't think it was anyone in the immediate family.  My mind briefly landed on the mistress and then on her son.  There were so many twists and turns that I started second guessing myself on who I thought it was.  When the author revealed what happened, I was completely shocked by it.  Looking back, she did give a really good clue as to who was involved, and I ignored it.

Although Everyone Here Is Lying by Shari Lapena is a suspense novel, it isn't fast paced at all.  It's more of a slow burn but in a good way.  I do have to say that normally there are a few likable characters throughout the story, but this isn't one of them.  The majority of the characters were unlikable in my opinion, but surprisingly, that didn't detract from the story.

Five out of five stars is what I gave Everyone Here Is Lying by Shari Lapena.  I can't wait to see what the author writes next.  Hopefully, she will eventually write a sequel to to this book.


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