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
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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 […]

13 09, 2016

Review: WE ARE UNPREPARED by Meg Little Reilly

By | Tuesday, September 13, 2016|8 Comments

Review: WE ARE UNPREPARED by Meg Little ReillyWe Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly
Published by Mira Books on August 30th 2016
Pages: 368
Genres: Fiction, Literary
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Meg Little Reilly places a young couple in harm s way both literally and emotionally as they face a cataclysmic storm that threatens to decimate their Vermont town, and the Eastern Seaboard in her penetrating debut novel, "WE ARE UNPREPARED."Ash and Pia move from hipster Brooklyn to rustic Vermont in search of a more authentic life. But just months after settling in, the forecast of a superstorm disrupts their dream. Fear of an impending disaster splits their tight-knit community and exposes the cracks in their marriage. Where Isole was once a place of old farm families, rednecks and transplants, it now divides into paranoid preppers, religious fanatics and government tools, each at odds about what course to take. "WE ARE UNPREPARED" is an emotional journey, a terrifying glimpse into the human costs of our changing earth and, ultimately, a cautionary tale of survival and the human"

I liked this book more than I thought I would. A couple moves to Isole, Vermont from Brooklyn, New York. Ash is from Vermont, Pia is not. They both like the idea of simple living. On the day they find out conceiving a child will be more work then they guessed, the world […]

23 05, 2016

Review: DON’T YOU CRY by Mary Kubrica

By | Monday, May 23, 2016|5 Comments

Review: DON’T YOU CRY by Mary KubricaDon't You Cry by Mary Kubica
Published by Mira Books on May 17th 2016
Pages: 320
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Psychological, Thrillers, Thrillers & Suspense
Also by this author: The Good Girl, Pretty Baby
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New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl, Mary Kubica returns with an electrifying and addictive tale of deceit and obsession.

In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn Collins to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she's the person Quinn thought she knew.

Meanwhile, in a small Michigan harbor town an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where eighteen-year-old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher. He is immediately drawn to her charm and beauty, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more dark and sinister than he ever expected.

As Quinn searches for answers about Esther, and Alex is drawn further under Pearl's spell, master of suspense Mary Kubica takes readers on a taut and twisted thrill ride that builds to a stunning conclusion and shows that no matter how fast and far we run, the past always catches up with us in the end.

I met Mary Kubrica at BEA this year. She was a delight in person. I loved her debut The Good Girl and her follow up suspense Pretty Baby. Don’t You Cry was almost as good, and better in other ways. This book is not as suspenseful as her other two books have been. […]

18 07, 2015

PRETTY BABY by Mary Kubica

By | Saturday, July 18, 2015|0 Comments

PRETTY BABY by Mary Kubica

PRETTY BABY by Mary KubicaPretty Baby by Mary Kubica
Published by Mira Books on July 28th 2015
Pages: 384
Genres: Fiction, Psychological, Thrillers, Suspense, General, Crime
Also by this author: The Good Girl, Don't You Cry
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A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this stunning new psychological thriller from national bestselling author Mary Kubica 

She sees the teenage girl on the train platform, standing in the pouring rain, clutching an infant in her arms. She boards a train and is whisked away. But she can't get the girl out of her head… 

Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a nonprofit, takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal—or worse. But despite her family's objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home.
 
Heidi spends the next few days helping Willow get back on her feet, but as clues into Willow's past begin to surface, Heidi is forced to decide how far she's willing to go to help a stranger. What starts as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated.

This is the second book I have read from this author. Mary Kubrica can sure web a tale. I was on the edge of my seat reading Pretty Baby. I read this whole book in 24 hours. Heidi has a bleeding heart. She works for a nonprofit, takes in stray cats, can’t say […]

30 03, 2015

NORMAL: A Novel by Graeme Cameron

By | Monday, March 30, 2015|10 Comments

NORMAL: A Novel by Graeme CameronNormal by Graeme Cameron
Published by Harlequin, MIRA on March 31st 2015
Pages: 304
Genres: Fiction, Literary, Psychological, Suspense, Thrillers
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"The truth is I hurt people. It's what I do. It's all I do. It's all I've ever done."

He lives in your community, in a nice house with a well-tended garden. He shops in your grocery store, bumping shoulders with you and apologizing with a smile. He drives beside you on the highway, politely waving you into the lane ahead of him.What you don't know is that he has an elaborate cage built into a secret basement under his garage. And the food that he's carefully shopping for is to feed a young woman he's holding there against her will—one in a string of many, unaware of the fate that awaits her.This is how it's been for a long time. It's normal... and it works. Perfectly.Then he meets the checkout girl from the 24-hour grocery. And now the plan, the hunts, the room... the others. He doesn't need any of them anymore. He needs only her. But just as he decides to go straight, the police start to close in. He might be able to cover his tracks, except for one small problem—he still has someone trapped in his garage.

Discovering his humanity couldn't have come at a worse time.

This book took us inside the mind of a serial killer. Normal is about a man who could be your neighbor. He functions in society and seems normal. He is exactly why we are wary of strangers. The author makes us like him. This is so twisted. This books starts off describing a […]

10 12, 2014

WALLED by Anne Tibbets- Blog Tour

By | Wednesday, December 10, 2014|4 Comments

WALLED by Anne Tibbets- Blog Tour

WALLED by Anne Tibbets- Blog TourThe Line Book Two: Walled by Anne Tibbets
Series: The Line #2
Published by Carina Press on December 1st 2014
Pages: 192
Genres: Dystopian, Fiction, General, New Adult, Romance
Also by this author: The Line Book One: Carrier
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Freedom means making brutal choices.

Rebel lovers Naya and Ric have survived one year in hiding, raising Naya's twins from infants to toddlers in the shadow of the brutal Auberge dictatorship. They're alive, and they're together, but the city is crumbling around them and the haunting memory of Naya's dark days on The Line have never fully left them. Living in isolation won't be an option forever.

When a mysterious revolutionary seeks their help to infiltrate Auberge's electronic heart and shut it down, it's an opportunity—it's risky, yes, but if it works they'll get out of the city and taste freedom for the first time. Naya needs this. They need this.Beyond the broken walls of Auberge, Naya and Ric find the paradise they've always longed for. But with anarchy reigning and Naya's children lost amidst the chaos, they'll need to forfeit their post-apocalyptic Eden…or commit an unspeakable act.

Book two of two

71,000 words

  Welcome to Walled Blog Tour! Walled is the second and final book in The Line, following Carrier which I reviewed last week. This book continues with Naya’s story and is almost as haunting as the first. I loved the discoveries made in this book, the flashbacks giving us more about Naya’s past, […]

5 12, 2014

CARRIER by Anne Tibbets

By | Friday, December 5, 2014|8 Comments

CARRIER by Anne TibbetsThe Line Book One: Carrier by Anne Tibbets
Series: The Line #1
Also in this series: The Line Book Two: Walled
Published by Carina Press on June 16th 2014
Pages: 203
Genres: Dystopian, Fiction, General, New Adult, Romance
Also by this author: The Line Book Two: Walled
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Twenty-two-year-old Naya has spent nearly half her life as a sex slave in a government institution called The Line. Excommunicated after getting pregnant with twins, she's left with no way to earn a living and a horrifying choice to make: find someone to replace her at the institution by the time she gives birth, or have her babies taken in her stead.Ric Bennett wants to help. A doctor with a history of aiding ex-Line girls, he runs a team of rebels that can delete Naya's records, prevent her from having to make an impossible choice, and free her forever. But when his plan is sniffed out, things get bloody, fast. The Line wants them back. The organization has discovered information about Naya and her twins that make them more valuable than just sex slaves. It makes them dangerous—and part of The Line's larger plan.As they hide from government search parties, Ric comes to admire Naya's quiet strength. And Naya realizes Ric might be a man she can trust. If they make it off the grid, they could build a new life. But first they'll have to survive the long, vicious reach of The Line.

Book one of two
77,000 words

My Review This book was so good. I was sucked right in. Depressing as the characters lives were, the story line is action packed. Carrier is a thrill ride full of desperation to a place that feels safe. A sex slave released to fend for herself and find a replacement, due to pregnancy. […]

21 08, 2014

Review: I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre

By | Thursday, August 21, 2014|6 Comments

Review: I Want It That Way by Ann AguirreI Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre
Series: 2B Trilogy #1
Published by Harlequin on September 1st 2014
Pages: 384
Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Fiction, General, New Adult, Romance, Western
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Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she's determined to make them come true. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, dating's the last thing on her mind. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B…. Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can't risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, the last thing he wants is noisy students living in the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia's and Ty's paths cross, and soon they can't stay away from each other. The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can't know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.

I know my opinion on this book is not going to be popular. I thought the few reviews I read for this book made it look stellar, or maybe it was just this one comment from a fellow reviewer that set me on a mission to read this book for review. Either way, […]

1 08, 2014

Beyond the Velvet Rope by Tiffany Ashley

By | Friday, August 1, 2014|0 Comments

Beyond the Velvet Rope by Tiffany AshleyBeyond the Velvet Rope by Tiffany Ashley
Series: Club Babylon #1
Published by Harlequin on July 1st 2014
Pages: 304
Genres: African American, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
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Welcome to Club Babylon: where the A-list VIPs come to play Scoring a gig at Miami's Club Babylon is a fantasy come true for New York promoter Thandie Shaw. The hottest club on the strip is a magnet for major South Beach movers and shakers. And Thandie's about to meet the biggest player of them all. Babylon owner Elliot Richards is macho, arrogant, sexist—everything Thandie doesn't want in a boss or lover. Elliot is also the most erotic man who's ever wanted to take her to bed. But Thandie's no fool. Even as he tries to seduce her into a world of intense and shocking passion, she knows it's too good to last…especially after she uncovers Elliot's explosive secrets. Thandie's going down a dangerous road, and she's risking a lot more than her career. Torn between doubt and desire, will she have to pay the ultimate price? Darkly sensual and deeply moving, Beyond the Velvet Rope takes you into a world of uncontrollable desire and unexpected consequences.

I starting reading this book thinking it would be a quick read. From my kindle I can barely tell how long a book is, especially advance review copies, because they are usually devoid of a table of contents. By chapter two, I was completely ensnared. I couldn’t put this book down. Beyond the […]

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