Tag Archives: Crown Publishing Group

A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong

Until the recent #MeToo movement that empowered victims of sexual harassment to come forward and share their stories, they were mostly a marginalized group in the society. More often than not their accusations had been swept under the rugs as made up stories because for years the Americans have been instructed to be wary of […]

Lullaby Road by James Anderson

Isn’t it vexing to pick a book only to realize it is a sequel! That’s what happened to me with Lullaby Road by James Anderson. ūüėź People who have read the prequel The Never-Open Diner say Lullaby Road can be considered a standalone novel, but that was not my experience! I didn’t have a clue […]

The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor

I’m baffled by the fact that The Chalk Man is C. J. Tudor’s debut novel! The story is maddeningly gripping, and the writing is impressively haunting, so much so that I had a hard time believing Tudor is a first time author! C. J. Tudor has certainly set the bar high for 2018 thrillers, and […]

The Little French Bistro by Nina George

Marianne, in her sixties, has been married to Lothar, her controlling husband for forty-one years. During a trip to Paris unable to take Lothar’s mistreatment anymore, Marianne decides to end her life only to be saved thanks to a Samaritan. The episode doesn’t win Marianne any sympathy from Lothar, who chides Marianne and leaves her […]

Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

Here and Gone follows the story of Audra Kinney. Audra is running away from her abusive husband to San Fransico with her two children. In Arizona, she gets pulled over by the local sheriff who charges her with possession of marijuana. But when she gets to the station, her kids are gone, and the sheriff […]

Long Black Veil by Jennifer Finney Boylan

The day after Jon Casey and Wailer Curtin got married in 1980, the newlyweds decide to visit the abandoned ruins of Philadelphia‚Äôs Eastern State Penitentiary at night with four of their college friends; Rachel Steinberg, Maisie Lenfest, Tripper Pennypacker, and Quentin Pheaney. Benny, Masier’s brother, and Nathan Krystal, an old teacher also tag along with […]

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan

… “I proposed to the Vicar that the village’s dear choir should become a women’s only¬†choir.” “And how exactly did you do that?” Mrs. B. asked in her usual condescending way. “I explained that now that there’s a war going on, we’re far more in need of a choir that ever before. We need to […]