Book Review: Behind the Blue Elevator

Behind the Blue Elevator

Behind the Blue Elevator, by Felicia Baxley is so smartly amazing. As an avid reader of psychological thrillers, I am in awe of her storytelling and anxiously await more of her work.  

Ella is a college student finishing her education with an internship placement at an insane asylum. She is not looking forward to her first day, as she would prefer an internship she had actually wanted, but this would fulfill her obligations needed to graduate. Her first day was nothing she ever expected. How could a mental patient catch her eye like Lebannon did? Was she really going to be a trained professional if she was going to fall for her patients? Each patient Ella encounters is different, and she begins to look forward to testing out her diagnostic knowledge. Spending time with Lebannon teaches Ella more than any college course could have.  

I give this story 5 out of 5 stars. This was a fast-paced story that kept me engaged from page one to the end. There were quite a few typing errors that I hope an editor can notice, but they do not distract enough to take from the plot or characters. This is a must read for anyone who likes to feel twisted when reading a psychological plot more twisted than anything since Stephen King.

Dead After Midnight: Book Review

Dead After Midnight by C.P. Daly is a riveting, fast-paced thriller that will keep you page turning. The twisted plot leaves you guessing at every turn; when you think you know what is coming…think again! 

Lucy and Suzanne have a hard life, but nothing is going to stop them from leaving this life behind and soon! Two women brought together by their jobs as prostitutes learn that leaving this old life behind won’t be as easy as it looks, but it will happen as soon as possible. The plot brings you through different worlds; life on the streets to small town living, but you will never guess what the simple life has in store.  

The characters are believable; you almost feel like they are people you know and the situations they are put in are equally authentic. From one setting to the next, Daly moves the plot seamlessly, tying up the loose ends as she sends you on a spiraling journey.  

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars for its captivating, page-turning suspense. If you enjoyed The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins, you are sure to enjoy Dead After Midnight by C.P. Daly. 

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