Author Archives: Dawn | The Reading Column

Book Review: The Silent Corner

“I very much need to be dead.”

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Book Review: Mrs. Saint and the Defectives

Mrs. Saint and the Defectives is brimming with charm and new beginnings.

Book Review: The Cruelest Month

Welcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat.
It’s spring in the tiny, forgotten village; buds are on the trees and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth. But not everything is meant to return to life.

Book Review: Everywhere That Mary Went

A dead husband, a dead secretary, crank phone calls the same time everyday and a stalker who is closer than Mary realizes.

Book Review: Genuine Fraud

This is an engrossing, twisted thriller that will leave you wide-eyed and wondering ‘wtf’ just happened?

Book Review: Echo

Echo’s narrative is beautifully woven spanning time and place, family hardships and the harmonica tying three children together. This book should be required reading for all middle grade children and adults alike.

Book Review: Bellevue Square

He came around a corner and stopped when he saw me. He was out of breath. “There you are,” he said. “When did you get here?”
“To the Fiction section?”
“You’re dressed differently now,” he said. “And your hair was shorter.”
“My hair? What are you talking about?”
“You were in the market. Fifteen minutes ago. I saw you.”
“No. That wasn’t me. I wasn’t in any market.”

Book Review: Most Wanted

“The human body was a thing of beauty because so many structures protected the heart, but she realized that the human heart simply could not be protected, not by muscle, not by bone, not by anything.”

Book Review: The Lost Ones

It’s late. The phone rings.
The man on the other end says his daughter is missing.
Your daughter.
The baby you gave away over fifteen years ago.
What do you do?

Book Review: From The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

“If you think of doing something in New York City, you can be certain that at least two thousand other people have the same thought. And of the two thousand who do, about one thousand will be standing in line waiting to do it.”