Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Review: Sunday Silence

Sunday Silence (Frieda Klein, #7)

Sunday Silence
Nicci French

Freida Klein, prominent London psychologist is sure that the serial killer Dan Reeves is not dead. Despite the fact that no one believes her, especially the police, she knows for sure that he is alive and sending her messages. When a dead body is found in her home, the police finally start to believe her. But as soon as Freida's friends and family are targeted she is no longer sure it's the work of Dan Reeves. Could there be another killer on the loose? If there is he or she must be close at hand in order to know so much about Freida's life and work.

This gripping, fast moving tale is one that I really enjoyed. If your looking for mystery and suspense this is one not to be missed.

Thanks to William Morrow for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Review: Follow the Money

Follow the Money: A Month in the Life of a Ten-Dollar Bill

Follow the Money
Steve Boggan

One day freelance journalist Steve Boggan had the idea of following a 10 dollar bill across America as it changed hands, in order to get a glimpse of the country and it's people. Clearly not a journey most of us would think of undertaking. But starting in Lebanon Kansas (for reasons the author will explain) he travels across numerous states, along the way meeting a host of interesting characters. Whether he found himself at a truck stop, a bar, deer hunting or chatting with Amish farmers, he was always ready to drop everything and follow the money, wherever it led.

This memorable road trip across the United States was both endearing and entertaining and maybe just a little crazy.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Review: L'appart

L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home
David Lebovitz

l'appart is a charming and witty account of a Paris renovation by a chef, blogger, and lover of most things French, with the possible exceptions of real estate agents and contractors. Loving most things French, as he did, he decided to pull up stakes in the U.S. And move to the city of lights. After renting an apartment for years, he finally decided it was time to strike out on his own. Of course, this was all easier said than done. After spending nearly a year in the search for the right abode, he finally found a place he wanted to call home. But then came the challenge of renovation. What he had expected to take two months or so, turned into a marathon ordeal. And, “ordeal” is the key word here. Personally, I cannot imagine how anyone could cope with such a cauchemar but, Mr. Lebovitz managed to come out the other end in one piece.

Just in case perils of renovation get you down while reading this account, don't fret because the author has provided numerous tasty recipes that will cheer you up no end. My personal favorite was the Lemon Yogurt Cake. And if after reading this book you still feel inclined to dive into your own French renovation, I'd like to wish you Bon Courage; you will most likely need it.

Thanks to Crown Publishing for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.