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Alissa rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Duct Tape Parenting by Vicki Hoefle
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The author is correct in that parents often apply band-aid solutions to problems rather than getting to the heart of the issue. But aside from that, this parenting approach will only work with some kids with particular personalities. It will NOT work...more
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The Secret Rooms by Catherine Bailey
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You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz
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It was an enjoyable read, but a little far-fetched. I do believe people can be blind to certain traits of those closest to them, but after 15 years of marriage to be told that her husband is a sociopath she should have been able to point to a lot of...more
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Skeletons by Jane Fallon
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I found this enjoyable. It does follow the pattern of other books by Jane Fallon: the situation comedy scenario of covering up information to "save" the feelings of others. So, it was predictable but enjoyable.
Alissa rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Dead Lie Down by Sophie Hannah
The Dead Lie Down (Spilling CID, #4)
by Sophie Hannah (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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Did not get through the whole book. The ending may have made this a worthwhile read, but for me it kept dragging on. The characters were all pretty hostile and unappealing. The premise sounded interesting at first, but then became ridiculous.
Alissa rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Longbourn by Jo Baker
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Crossbones Yard by Kate Rhodes
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The writing was good, but the characters were unlikeable--including the main character. And the premise for why someone would become a serial killer was pretty weak.
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Styx & Stone by James W. Ziskin
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After Her by Joyce Maynard
After Her
by Joyce Maynard (Goodreads Author)
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Very good. I would have liked a little more mystery to it, but it didn't actually promise that so I'm not really disappointed.
Alissa rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Murder Code by Steve Mosby
The Murder Code
by Steve Mosby
read in March, 2014
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Engaging and well-written, but a bit too gruesome for me.
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