Yes, there are a plethora of blogs and I too subscribe to many of them. However, I noticed I have to subscribe to one blog for movie reviews, one for books and a third for plays. I have so many interests hence the name, Philomath. I enjoy learning about…well, everything. I realized, in the few... Continue Reading →
200-word review of Labyrinth (FBI Thriller #23) by Catherine Coulter My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Goodreads rating: 3.82 with 17 ratings (as of 10/10/2019) On a dark night, Agent Sherlock is driving along circuitous mountain roads in West Virginia when her car is suddenly T-boned at an intersection. As her car spins out of control, a man’s body slams against her windshield and then—blackness. When she finally comes to, Sherlock has no memory of the accident, nor of the moments that led right up to it. But what she does know is that the man she hit is a local CIA analyst…and now he’s missing. Meanwhile, in the small town of Gaffer’s Ridge, Virginia, Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith has just rescued a kidnapped woman who claims her captor admitted to the murder of three teenage girls. However, the man she accuses is related to the local sheriff and a member of a very powerful family. Special Agent Hammersmith reaches out to Sherlock for help, and they soon realize that the disappearance of the CIA analyst is actually connected to the string of murders. But how?
200-word review of Teen Titans: Raven (Teen Titans #1) by Kami Garcia, Gabriel Picolo (Illustrator) My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Goodreads rating: 3.93 with 3,827 ratings (as of 10/10/2019) When a tragic accident takes the life of 17-year-old Raven Roth's foster mom—and Raven's memory—she moves to New Orleans to recover and finish her senior year of high school. Starting over isn't easy. Raven remembers everyday stuff like how to solve math equations and make pasta, but she can't remember her favorite song or who she was before the accident. And when impossible things start happening, Raven begins to think it might even be better not to know who she was before. But as she grows closer to her new friends, her foster sister, Max, and Tommy Torres, a guy who accepts her for who she is now, Raven has to decide if she's ready to face what's buried in the past... and the darkness building inside her...
200-word review of The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Goodreads rating: 4.05 with 16,632 ratings (as of 9/09/2019) When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.
200-word review of The Whisper Man by Alex North My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Goodreads rating: 4.26 with 4,676 ratings (as of 8/26/2019) After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town. Featherbank. But the town has a dark past. Twenty years ago, a serial killer abducted and murdered five residents. Until Frank Carter was finally caught, he was nicknamed "The Whisper Man," for he would lure his victims out by whispering at their windows at night....more
200 word review of Contagion (Dark Matter #1) by Teri Terry My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Goodreads rating: 3.86 with 1,006 ratings (as of 8/11/2019) Callie is missing. Her brother Kai is losing hope of ever seeing her again. Then he meets Shay, a girl who saw Callie the day she disappeared, and his hope is reignited. Their search leads them to the heart of a terrifying epidemic that is raging through the country. Can Kai and Shay escape death and find Callie?