BOOK REVIEW: HALF OF WHAT YOU HEAR

Half of What You hear Kristyn Kusek Lewis Harper Paperbacks Dec 31st, 2018 Half of What You Hear by Kristyn Kusek Lewis highlights living in a small town. Moving to her husband’s place of birth, Beth Warner must navigate the many scandals and secrets that make Washington DC look like an honorable place. Lewis noted, “My last two books were more internal stories where readers are able to get inside the characters’ heads.  This is more dynamic, about a small town. I have some knowledge of the South since my mom is from North Carolina, my husband and I lived there for awhile, and I have a lot of family distributed throughout the region.” Bess...

INTERVIEW WITH KITTY ZELDIS

  NOT OUR KIND by Kitty Zeldis brings to life post World War II in New York City.  1947 was an enlightening year for two women and a child, brought together after a traffic accident.  Eleanor, a young Jewish teacher and a WASPy married woman, Patricia, find an unexpected connection, after Eleanor is hired to home school Patricia’s daughter Margeaux, who sees herself as a polio cripple. This story delves into class issues, differences of religion, women’s roles, love, friendship, motherhood, and coming of age. Those who enjoy the popular made for TV show THE MARVELOUS Mrs. Maisel will definitely enjoy this novel since both concentrate on...

INTERVIEW WITH CAZ FREAR

SWEET LITTLE LIES by Caz Frear is a police procedural that overlaps with the psychological thriller genre.  This story follows Met detective Cat Kinsella who is investigating why and how Alice’s body is found close to her father’s pub. Cat’s troubled past comes into play as it becomes obvious that Alice was murdered and it is related to another woman vanishing eighteen years earlier. She wonders if her dad had something to do with Maryanne’s disappearance? Memories flood Cat, as a child of eight on a vacation in Ireland, she had to deal with why Maryanne had gone missing and her dad’s denial of ever knowing the seventeen-year-old girl,...