Review – The Woman in the Purple Skirt by Natsuko Imamura

Woman's face wearing a pink hat with the title The Woman in the Purple Skirt beneath it. The Woman in the Purple Skirt
By: Natsuko Imamura
Translator: Lucy North
Release Date: June 8, 2021
Publisher: Penguin Books
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)

Natsuko Imamura’s debut English novel is a story that is at once a slow-burning character study and a tale of obsession and psychological intrigue. The Woman in the Purple Skirt has already won the prestigious Akutagawa Prize in Japan, which Imamura was previously nominated for twice before.

Review- Losing Leah Holloway

Losing Leah Holloway
By: Lisa Regan
Release Date: October 17th, 2017
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Series: Claire Fletcher and Detective Parks Mystery

Book two in this series (I’m wondering if we’ll get more books or not) and really not much is different from the first book except the mystery isn’t solely around Claire anymore. And, while it is part of the series, you don’t need to read Finding Claire Fletcher to read Losing Leah Holloway (although I strongly suggest that you do).

Review- Finding Claire Fletcher

Finding Claire Fletcher
By: Lisa Regan
Release Date: December 6th, 2012
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing
Series: Claire Fletcher and Detective Parks Mystery
Award: Kindle Book Award Nominee for Mystery/Thriller (Finalist) (2014)

Where do I even begin with this book?

If you’re going to pick this book up, buckle up because from page one this book takes off and it doesn’t stop until the last page. Even then the momentum carries through to book number two in the series but, for the sake of talking about book number one, let’s start and end there.

Review: The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

The Asylym for Wayward Victorian Girls
By: Emilie Autumn
Release Date: 2009
Publisher: The Asylum Emporium

An intriguing cover. An interesting premise. What really made me pick this book? The sale it was included in, for a cheap purchase on my Kindle. Between the sale and the slightly intriguing premise about two women, both trapped in mental asylums centuries apart, I was curious how their stories would connect and intertwine. We’ve all found great stories on the discount cart so why not on the virtual discount cart, right?