23 08, 2016

Review: THE PERFECT GIRL by Gilly Macmillan

By | Tuesday, August 23, 2016|8 Comments

Review: THE PERFECT GIRL by Gilly MacmillanThe Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan
Published by HarperCollins on September 6th 2016
Pages: 464
Genres: Fiction, Psychological, Mystery & Detective, General, Women Sleuths
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The New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew returns with an electrifying new novel about how the past will always find us...
"Literary suspense at its finest.”—Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Baby

“A wonderfully addictive book with virtuoso plotting and characters - for anyone who loved Girl on the Train, it’s a must read.”   — Rosamund Lupton

Zoe Maisey is a seventeen-year-old musical prodigy with a genius IQ. Three years ago, she was involved in a tragic incident that left three classmates dead. She served her time, and now her mother, Maria, is resolved to keep that devastating fact tucked far away from their new beginning, hiding the past even from her new husband and demanding Zoe do the same. 
Tonight Zoe is giving a recital that Maria has been planning for months. It needs to be the performance of her life. But instead, by the end of the evening, Maria is dead.

In the aftermath, everyone—police, family, Zoe’s former solicitor, and Zoe herself—tries to piece together what happened. But as Zoe knows all too well, the truth is rarely straightforward, and the closer we are to someone, the less we may see.

This is the story of a teenage prodigy who got herself into trouble. Zoe looks perfect and plays the piano so well that she earned herself a scholarship into an elite private school. One night Zoe makes a horrible mistake and ends up killing 3 of her classmates in a DUI accident. She […]

19 05, 2015

LITTLE BLACK LIES by Sharon Bolton

By | Tuesday, May 19, 2015|14 Comments

LITTLE BLACK LIES by Sharon BoltonLittle Black Lies by Sharon Bolton
Published by Macmillan, St. Martin's Press on May 19th 2015
Pages: 368
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Police Procedural, Suspense, Thrillers, Women Sleuths
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In such a small community as the Falkland Islands, a missing child is unheard of. In such a dangerous landscape it can only be a terrible tragedy, surely...When another child goes missing, and then a third, it's no longer possible to believe that their deaths were accidental, and the villagers must admit that there is a murderer among them. Even Catrin Quinn, a damaged woman living a reclusive life after the accidental deaths of her own two sons a few years ago, gets involved in the searches and the speculation.And suddenly, in this wild and beautiful place that generations have called home, no one feels safe and the hysteria begins to rise.But three islanders--Catrin, her childhood best friend, Rachel, and her ex-lover Callum--are hiding terrible secrets. And they have two things in common: all three of them are grieving, and none of them trust anyone, not even themselves.In Little Black Lies, her most shocking and engaging suspense novel to date, Sharon Bolton will keep the reader guessing until the very last page.

This book had my attention right away. The author took me on a guided tour of the Falkland Islands. Little Black Lies exposes the shallows of a little town with a missing child problem. It also delves into the depths of hatred and regret. In the beginning of this story we meet Catrin, […]

27 03, 2015

YOUNGER by Suzanne Munshower

By | Friday, March 27, 2015|7 Comments

YOUNGER by Suzanne MunshowerYounger by Suzanne Munshower
Published by Thomas & Mercer on March 1st 2015
Pages: 316
Genres: Fiction, International Mystery & Crime, Medical, Mystery & Detective, Women Sleuths
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When PR pro Anna Wallingham gets dumped by her last client, she finds herself running out of options in LA, where looks trump experience. Desperate to prove she is still relevant, the fiftysomething accepts a shady job offer from Pierre Barton, secretive billionaire owner of Barton Pharmaceuticals. Isolated in a facility outside London, she agrees to test a new top-secret product guaranteed to make her look thirty years younger. Anna is starting to look on the outside the way she feels on the inside: ageless. But she soon discovers that her predecessor died under mysterious circumstances, leading her to research just who stands to gain--and lose--with this miraculous product. When Pierre drops dead in front of her, she takes off on a dangerous journey across Europe hoping to stay alive long enough to uncover the truth. With the hard-won knowledge that younger isn't always better, Anna is determined to escape and reclaim her life before it's too late.

This book had me hooked. Younger is a bold book about looking young and the lengths we go to get there. Anna is a woman I felt sorry for and was jealous of, all at the same time. Anna has just been laid off. At 57 years old, finding new work is not […]

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