Welcome to my non-fiction Shelf Addiction podcast feature! Once a month I feature a non-fiction title that I've read during the month. If you enjoy this episode and want to see what non-fiction title I'll be discussing next month, please subscribe on your pod catcher of choice.
In this episode, I'm sharing my thoughts on Chase Darkness with Me: How One True Crime Writer Started Solving Murders by Billy Jensen.
If you've read this book, let me know what you thought about it by dropping a comment below!
Audiobook Review of Chase Darkness with Me: How One True Crime Writer Started Solving Murders, by Billy Jensen | The Non-Fiction Shelf
Welcome to another #BuddyReads. What's a Buddy Read? Me and a fellow book nerd co-host Classy (friend, book lover, audiobook listener, and Shelf Addiction reviewer) select a stand alone title that we'll either read, listen to, or a combination of both. Afterwards we come together to chat about it on the podcast! This is a candid and spoiler-filled convo.
This episode, we're discussing No Exit by Taylor Adams. Both Classy and I listened to the audiobook version. Be sure to listen to the end because we also share our own fantasy casting choices!
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Release Date: February 20, 2018
Format: MP3 Download
Audio Length: 9 hrs 44 mins
Narrator: Sarah Naughton
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Rating: 4 bookmarks - Tamara | 4 bookmarks - Classy
Synopsis: On her way to Utah to see her dying mother, college student Darby Thorne gets caught in a fierce blizzard in the mountains of Colorado. With the roads impassable, she’s forced to wait out the storm at a remote highway rest stop. Inside, are some vending machines, a coffee maker, and four complete strangers.
Desperate to find a signal to call home, Darby goes back out into the storm . . . and makes a horrifying discovery. In the back of the van parked next to her car, a little girl is locked in an animal crate.
Who is the child? Why has she been taken? And how can Darby save her?
There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, and no way out. One of her fellow travelers is a kidnapper. But which one?
Trapped in an increasingly dangerous situation, with a child’s life and her own on the line, Darby must find a way to break the girl out of the van and escape.
But who can she trust?
Don't miss the latest Shelf Byte podcast feature! You'll hear a spoiler-free book or audiobook review in 5 minutes or less!
Today, I'm sharing my thoughts on Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik. If you've read this book (or listened on audio), I'd love to talk about it! Comment below and let me know what you thought.
Welcome to another #BuddyReads. What's a Buddy Read? Me and fellow book nerd Classy select a stand alone title that we'll either read, listen to, or a combination of both, then we chat about it on the podcast! This is a candid and spoiler-filled convo.
Classy Green, friend, fellow book lover, audiobook listener, and Shelf Addiction reviewer joins me on the podcast to discuss Miracle Creek, Angie Kim. Both Classy and I listened to the audiobook version.
During this episode, we also share our movie adaptation fantasy casting.
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: April 16, 2019
Format: MP3 Download
Audio Length: 14 hrs 5 mins
Narrator: Jennifer Lim
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Courtroom Drama
Rating: 3 bookmarks - Tamara | 3 bookmarks - Classy
Synopsis: In the small town of Miracle Creek, Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental medical treatment device known as the Miracle Submarine—a pressurized oxygen chamber that patients enter for therapeutic “dives” with the hopes of curing issues like autism or infertility. But when the Miracle Submarine mysteriously explodes, killing two people, a dramatic murder trial upends the Yoos’ small community.
Who or what caused the explosion? Was it the mother of one of the patients, who claimed to be sick that day but was smoking down by the creek? Or was it Young and Pak themselves, hoping to cash in on a big insurance payment and send their daughter to college? The ensuing trial uncovers unimaginable secrets from that night—trysts in the woods, mysterious notes, child-abuse charges—as well as tense rivalries and alliances among a group of people driven to extraordinary degrees of desperation and sacrifice.
Welcome to another #BuddyReads. What's a Buddy Read? Me and a fellow book nerd select a stand alone title that we'll either read, listen to, or a combination of both, then we chat about it on the podcast! This is a candid and spoiler-filled convo.
Classy Green, friend, fellow book lover, audiobook listener, and Shelf Addiction reviewer joined me on the podcast to discuss The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager. Both Classy and I listened to the audiobook version.
During this episode, we also played "two truths and a lie", a game featured in this book. Could could you guess the lie before we told you?
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Release Date: July 3, 2018
Format: MP3 Download
Audio Length: 13 hrs 13 mins
Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Rating: 4 bookmarks - Tamara | 3 bookmarks - Classy
Synopsis: Two Truths and a Lie. The girls played it all the time in their tiny cabin at Camp Nightingale. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and first-time camper Emma Davis, the youngest of the group. The games ended when Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of the cabin in the dead of night. The last she--or anyone--saw of them was Vivian closing the cabin door behind her, hushing Emma with a finger pressed to her lips.
Now a rising star in the New York art scene, Emma turns her past into paintings--massive canvases filled with dark leaves and gnarled branches that cover ghostly shapes in white dresses. The paintings catch the attention of Francesca Harris-White, the socialite and wealthy owner of Camp Nightingale. When Francesca implores her to return to the newly reopened camp as a painting instructor, Emma sees an opportunity to try to find out what really happened to her friends.
Yet it's immediately clear that all is not right at Camp Nightingale. Already haunted by memories from fifteen years ago, Emma discovers a security camera pointed directly at her cabin, mounting mistrust from Francesca and, most disturbing of all, cryptic clues Vivian left behind about the camp's twisted origins. As she digs deeper, Emma finds herself sorting through lies from the past while facing threats from both man and nature in the present.
And the closer she gets to the truth about Camp Nightingale, the more she realizes it may come at a deadly price.
Don't miss the latest Shelf Addiction interview! I’m interviewing author Samantha Downing. She shares what she’s currently reading and what authors have influenced her. We also talk about her debut thriller, My Lovely Wife. Don't forget to check out Samantha's lightning round Q&A at the end of the interview!
You've got a bonus!! I'm also including my Shelf Byte book review of My Lovely Wife along with the interview. You'll hear my spoiler-free book or audiobook review in 5 minutes or less!
Don't miss the latest Shelf Byte podcast feature! You'll hear a spoiler-free book or audiobook review in 5 minutes(ish) or less!
In this episode I'm sharing my thoughts the audiobook version of Consumed (Firefighters #1), by J.R. Ward! Have you read (or listened to) it already? If so, let's start a conversation about it. Comment below!
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