Ordinary Grace, William Kent Krueger

Frank recalls the memories of the summer in 1961 when he was a thirteen-year-old boy in a small town of New Bremen, Minnesota. The story is narrated by Frank forty years after, looking back at that particular summer which visited by frequent deaths in various forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder.…

The Family Next Door, Sally Hepworth

There was a small spark of interest at the beginning of the story. As I went through the chapters, I'm looking for something different than the previous chapter that but it's a disappointment. This story keeps telling or rambling about these three women's lives with their husbands and children. There…

The Secret of Red Gate Farm (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #6), Carolyn Keene

One-Sentence Summary: A bottle of perfume which reluctantly being sold to Bess leads to the adventure of capturing a counterfeit syndicate. When waiting for the train to return to River Heights, Nancy is contemplating their encounter with the mysterious woman in the Oriental perfume shop. She still feels suspicious with…

The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin

An uncommon-looking delivery boy is riding around town slipping letters under the doors of the chosen tenants-to-be. The delivery boy was sixty-two years old, and there was no such person as Barney Northrup although the letters were signed with that name. In one day he had rented all of Sunset…

Cult X, Fuminori Nakamura

“Those who’d mistaken what was happening for a spiritual phenomenon — those people who had experienced so much unhappiness and hoped to be saved — they only wished it could be the truth. They saw things the way they did because of their pure desire to be saved by something great.…

The Death of Mrs. Westaway, Ruth Ware

Harriet Westaway lives in a rented old flat and earns her living by tarot reading. While struggling with debt, she receives a letter telling her that she’s inherited a substantial bequest from her Cornish grandmother. It seems this is the best gift for her at this stage, but the…