Book Review: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

A very readable, decent thriller about a couple who's baby is kidnapped after being left alone in the house next door. Gripping, honest and twisted but unfortunately the writing style and conveniences towards the end knock a few stars off this one. I will be giving Shari Lapena's "The Couple Next Door" 3 stars.

Book Review: I Know Why The Caged Birds Sings by Maya Angelou

This autobiography of Maya Angelou is filled with brutality, but it's also filled with love. "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" is a truly fascinating insight into life for a black family living in the South of America in the 1930s.  I'll be giving this one 3 stars because, despite my respect for the author, it's not a book I enjoyed reading for it's style and structure.