19 09, 2016

Review: ONLY DAUGHTER by Anna Snoekstra

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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 […]

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
ARC provided by BEA 2016, Harlequin

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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 […]

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