13 06, 2017

Recent Reads -Women on the Edge: ALMOST MISSED YOU and A SIMPLE FAVOR

By | Tuesday, June 13, 2017|3 Comments

These two books are both written by debut authors and feature women in trouble. I would classify them both as mystery/thriller. Other than that, they aren’t really that similar. I liked one much more than the other. I love the idea of this book. ALMOST MISSED YOU is about second chances and what-ifs […]

18 05, 2017

Review: THE PERFECT STRANGER by Megan Miranda

By | Thursday, May 18, 2017|3 Comments

I was totally blown away last year by ALL THE MISSING GIRLS. I knew this book wouldn’t be written in the same backwards fashion, but I still expected a lot. I was not disappointed. This author has a talent for writing mystery. The story starts with Leah’s fixation on her free spirited roommate […]

6 05, 2017

Review: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

By | Saturday, May 6, 2017|11 Comments

This story was such good fun. NOS4A2 features Victoria MacQueen as the female protagonist/heroine within a vampire-ish nightmare. But it isn’t really about vampire. I know “what!” Read my description….or skip down to watch the author describe NOS4A2. Victoria starts with a unique ability to find lost things. She rides her bike, a […]

18 01, 2017

Review: THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE ON EARTH by Lindsey Lee Johnson

By | Wednesday, January 18, 2017|9 Comments

I have to be honest and tell you how uncomfortable this book made me. In reading about these high school kids fumble through their social and educational settings, I had a knot in the pit of my stomach. I don’t want to think about those years, those uncomfortable settings, allowing things spin out […]

21 10, 2016

Review: CRIMINAL ZOO by Sean McDaniel

By | Friday, October 21, 2016|5 Comments

Review: CRIMINAL ZOO by Sean McDanielCriminal Zoo by Sean McDaniel
Published by Rare Bird Books on November 15th 2016
Pages: 352
Genres: Fiction, Psychological
ARC provided by Rare Bird Books

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Like millions of children, Samuel Bradbury comes from a broken home. Yet he still enjoys the everyday activities of being a kid: playing basketball, shooting his air rifle, and hanging out. Something else, however, exists inside Samuelsomething that sets him apart from other children. He enjoys killing. Samuel's murderous impulses follow him into manhood and his lethal actions ultimately land him in the Criminal Zoosociety's final answer to a problem as old as mankind. His days are filled with suffering, as visitors with revenge in mind are allowed physical interaction with the inmates. He exists in torturous misery and all hope is lost. Death, an unattainable early release, becomes his only desire. An unexpected guest, however, changes everything; a surprise visit will decide Samuel's fate. This is his story."

What did I just read? This is a book about a really messed up individual who thinks he is becoming a God. It started out kinda sad and I felt bad for the main character Samuel. Then I felt a bit disgusted, then I just felt terrified. The Criminal Zoo is a new […]

12 10, 2016

Review: FRACTURED by Catherine McKenzie

By | Wednesday, October 12, 2016|12 Comments

Review: FRACTURED by Catherine McKenzieFractured by Catherine McKenzie
Published by Amazon Publishing on October 4th 2016
Pages: 349
Genres: Fiction, Literary, Psychological, Contemporary Women
Also by this author: The Murder Game
ARC provided by BEA 2016, Lake Union Publishing

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"Welcome, neighbor!"
Julie Prentice and her family move across the country to the idyllic Mount Adams district of Cincinnati, hoping to evade the stalker who s been terrorizing them ever since the publication of her bestselling novel, "The Murder Game." Since Julie doesn t know anyone in her new town, when she meets her neighbor John Dunbar, their instant connection brings measured hope for a new beginning. But she never imagines that a simple, benign conversation with him could set her life spinning so far off course.
"We know where you live. "
After a series of misunderstandings, Julie and her family become the target of increasingly unsettling harassment. Has Julie s stalker found her, or are her neighbors out to get her, too? As tension in the neighborhood rises, new friends turn into enemies, and the results are deadly."

FRACTURED starts with a woman named Julie who moves from Tacoma to Cincinnati to get away from a stalker. Julie is a writer who wrote a book called The Murder Game. The book is similar to something that actually happened to her in college. One of her college acquaintances became obsessed with her […]

19 09, 2016

Review: ONLY DAUGHTER by Anna Snoekstra

By | Monday, September 19, 2016|6 Comments

Review: ONLY DAUGHTER by Anna SnoekstraOnly Daughter by Anna Snoekstra
Published by Mira Books on October 1st 2016
Pages: 400
Genres: Fiction, Thrillers, Psychological, Suspense, Crime, General
ARC provided by BEA 2016, Harlequin

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In this chilling psychological thriller, one woman's dark past becomes another's deadly future 
In 2003, sixteen-year-old Rebecca Winter disappeared.  
She'd been enjoying her summer break: working at a fast-food restaurant, crushing on an older boy and shoplifting with her best friend. Mysteriously ominous things began to happen—a presence in her room at night, periods of blackouts, a feeling of being watched—though Bec remained oblivious of what was to come.  
Eleven years later she is replaced. 
A young woman, desperate after being arrested, claims to be the decade-missing Bec.  
Soon the impostor is living Bec's life. Sleeping in her bed. Hugging her mother and father. Learning her best friends' names. Playing with her little brothers. 
But Bec's welcoming family and enthusiastic friends are not quite as they seem. As the impostor dodges the detective investigating her case, she begins to delve into the life of the real Bec Winter—and soon realizes that whoever took Bec is still at large, and that she is in imminent danger.

I wasn’t sure about this book. The main character was wholly unlikable for me until about almost half way through the story. The main character is telling a major lie, she pretends to be a girl who went missing 11 years ago. The thing that kills me about this story is that there […]

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