Category Archives: St. Martin’s Press

Review: Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican

Hardcover: 416 pages Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; 1ST edition (June 10, 2014) ISBN: 9781250019356 Source: Publisher Saint Michael’s is a crumbling Catholic high school, both structurally and figuratively.Freshman Peter Davidek’s first experience at the school is of an upperclassman that finally reacts to the abuse he received. On the large part, the faculty ignores the tormenting […]

Review: The House of Small Shadows by Adam Nevill

Hardcover: 384 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Press; First Edition edition (July 15, 2014) ISBN: 9781250041272 Source: Library copy Catherine’s life is in shambles. Loss of her previous job forced her to leave London. With a new job, she thought her life was on track, until her boyfriend, Michael, ended their relationship abruptly.  When Catherine is […]

Review: The Hollow Ground by Natalie S. Harnett

Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (May 13, 2014) ISBN-10: 1250041988 Source: Publisher Eleven-year-old Brigid Howley live in the Pennsylvania coal country. The mines in the ground below their home rage with a deadly ferocity.  They are in constant fear of deadly fumes that escape these mines and are often awaken in the middle […]

Frightful Friday: Code Zero: A Joe Ledger Novel by Jonathan Maberry (Audiobook)

Frightful Friday is a weekly meme in which I feature a particularly scary or chilling book that I’ve read that week. This week’s featured title is the audiobook production of Code Zero: A Joe Ledger Novel by Jonathan Maberry: Listening Length: 16 hours and 3 minutes Program Type: Audiobook Version: Unabridged Publisher: Macmillan Audio (March 25, 2014) […]

Review: Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie

Hardcover: 400 pgs Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (July 9, 2013) ISBN: 9781250033895 Source: Publisher Geniver Loxley’s world ended when her daughter died at birth eight years ago. Formerly a successful writer, her career has now evolved into a teaching career.  She and her husband, Art, have tried to conceive with medical assistance for years to […]

Review: And Then I Found You by Patti Callahan Henry

Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (April 9, 2013) ISBN-10: 0312610769 Source: Publisher Kate Vaughan has a successful life: a caring family, a wonderfully devoted boyfriend and a thriving boutique. Yet when she imagines her life before her, she can’t help but remiss to the life she had before with her first love, Jack. […]

Review: Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (February 12, 2013) ISBN-10: 1250014522 Source: Publisher Isabelle McAllister is a feisty eighty-nine year old woman. Over the years, she’s formed quite a friendship with her hairdresser, Dorrie Curtis, a single-black woman in her thirties. She’s followed Dorrie around as she’s moved from one salon to another, finally opening up her own. Yet what Isabelle […]

Mini-Review & Giveaway: Political Suicide by Michael Palmer

Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Press; First Edition edition (December 11, 2012) ISBN-10: 0312587554 Source: Publisher Dr. Lou Welcome works at Physicians Wellness, an organization that works with and counsels doctors with psychological problems and addictions. He is contacted by the renowned Dr. Gary McHugh, a long-time friend of Lou’s, a man recovering from […]

Review: Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks

Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (August 21, 2012) ISBN-10: 125000621 Source: Publisher Budo is the best friend of eight year old Max Delaney. A loyal friend, Budo is by Max’s side whenever he needs him. What sets Budo apart from a child’s typical friend is that he is imaginary, visible only to Max […]

Review: The Survivor by Gregg Hurwitz

Hardcover: 384 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Press; First Edition edition (August 21, 2012) ISBN-10: 0312625510 Source: Publisher Nate Overbay is outside the eleventh story of a bank, standing on the ledge, preparing to end his life. Suffering from PTSD, separated from his wife and slowly dying from ALS, he has nothing to live for. He’s […]