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I can’t believe it’s really, really summer, y’all. This spring has just flown by! I’ve been trying to keep up with some new reads, so let’s see…

–Marissa

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane was just…yeah. SO good. It feels like much more of a character study – and with a female protagonist at that – but then the last 100 pages are just BONKERS as Lehane cranks up the suspense and mystery. I don’t want to give any spoilers, but Lehane really does know how to keep a reader reading. I really loved how this one unfolded – recommended!

Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach had a lot of buzz when it came out, and though I had to find out what happened in the end, I found the reading of it super slow going. Ava and Zelda are estranged twins, so when Ava receives word that Zelda has died in a fire, she comes home to unravel the mystery of her sister – which are myriad. The ending took me by surprise, and though I ultimately gave this a thumbs up, I really did find the reading of it a bit glacial.

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins… everyone wants to read the follow-up to Girl on the Train, right? Even me…reluctantly, since I didn’t really LIKE Girl on the Train (though I found the movie better, for once!). This one has… problems. Too many narrators, short and choppy chapters, and no flow – and the reveal was just… eh. Not recommended!

I also read You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne, which was a great new Regency romance novel. Yay!

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