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The Innocent Wife | Lisa Regan | Bookouture | Pub : December 12, 2022 | Pages : 394 Book #16 in the Josie Quinn Series. This series just gets better and better! Lisa Regan consistently delivers! This novel was immediately engrossing, as are all of her others. Her books never have a dull moment. She keeps me turning the pages and conducting my own investigation with the Denton PD while keeping me on the edge of my seat. In this one, Josie is summoned to a gruesome murder scene. Claudia Collins, a therapist and television celebrity is the victim. She co-hosts a well-liked television program about relationships with her husband, Beau Collins. Beau and Claudia seem to have the ideal marriage and life; they are the picture of perfection. Claudia and Beau were set to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary on the night she was found. They intended to share the celebration with their viewers. Unfortunately, their carefully planned evening became tragic… A blast from their past is als...
The Personal Assistant  | Kimberly Belle  | Harper Collins | Pub : November 29, 2022 | Pages : 352 This is my fourth Kimberly Belle book and unfortunately my least favourite. The Personal Assistant is recounted from the points of view of Alex, her husband Patrick, and her personal assistant A.C. Kimberly Belle is a genius at injecting the exact right amount of tension and suspense into each chapter. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put the book down. One thing I didn’t love was the social media aspect of the book, which unfortunately was the majority of the book. The author was adept at slipping into the role of an "Influencer," showcasing the highs and lows of fame, but it’s so unfathomable to me that I couldn’t relate and found it kind of annoying. It wouldn't be Kimberly Belle novel if there wasn't a twist, and it's every bit as powerful and shocking as you'd anticipate. Belle did a fantastic job of neatly tying up all the loose ends after keeping ...
Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood |  Berkley Publishing Group | Pub : August 23, 2022 | Pages : 368 This might be my favorite book of the year! I can confirm that I did not sleep at all when reading this book! I devoured this story! I absolutely adored the main characters! I loved the dynamic between Bee and Levi so much! The only thing I hate about Ali Hazelwood books is that I have to wait until like 60% of the book to get to the really good stuff, but once you get there, it’s a rollercoaster! Ali is such a great writer and is able to pull out so many emotions in me when reading her novels! She might be my 2 nd favourite romance author after Colleen Hoover! And of course, it wouldn’t be an excellent romance novel without a little plot twist! If you love romance, emotions, plot twists, and an academic setting – this book is for you! Highly highly recommend!! Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via ...
Local Missing Girl | Lisa Regan | Bookouture | Pub : August 11, 2022   | Pages : 421 Book #15 in the Josie Quinn Series. I'm really a fan of the Josie Quinn series but I must say I can't wait for more character development! I feel like the last couple of books have been pretty stagnant. Don't get me wrong I still love the books and Lisa is an exceptional writer, I'm just missing a bit of Josie's spark!  This one was relatively slow-paced but contained some twists I definitely did not see coming! I love how we got "Past" chapters from a mystery person; it really added an air of mystery to this puzzle!  Overall great story, amazing characters, and an excellent ending! I cannot wait for more character progress, hopefully in the next one! Highly recommend this series! Thank you to Bookouture for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions. Synopsis Through swirling dawn fog, they fo...
Quarter to Midnight | Karen Rose | Berkley Books | Pub : August 2, 2022 | Pages : 608 A new Romantic Suspense Series! I’m here for it!  I’m obsessed with the Sacramento series and I was so intrigued to start this new series which is based in New Orleans. First off, I really loved the characters! There’s usually a big family dynamic in the series, and this one is an interesting one as they more develop a family unit instead of having their own family unit, like in the Sacramento series, for example. In addition, in the Sacramento series, it’s more the typical man will protect woman, but I loved how the tables were switched in this one and it’s more woman, will protect the man. Molly is a badass and I can’t wait to read more of this series!  Even though I really loved this book and I rated it 5-stars, there was still something missing for me that I couldn’t put my finger on. It's almost like the attraction between Molly and Gabe was too fast, and there wasn’t enough buildup. I’m not ...
The Wives | Tarryn Fischer | Graydon House | Pub : December 30, 2019 | Pages : 256 This was my first Taryn Fischer book and it did not disappoint! She’s very close to Colleen Hoover and Colleen is one of my favorite author! All the books that I have read are all 5 stars, so I couldn’t wait to read a Taryn Fischer book. Right from the start I couldn’t put it down. I was in a book slump beforehand and this definitely got me out! This book will be very hard to review was I am struggling to not give anything away. Let’s just say there are many surprises along the way! The only POV we have is from the main character’s perspective…When that happens it’s hard for the reader to cipher what is real and what isn’t. I also loved how the story was narrated, it was like someone was telling me a story. Overall, this was a very unpredictable, insane but insanely amazing psychological thriller! Oh, and I can’t forget about the ending…utterly shocking. Loved every second of it! Thank you to HARLEQUI...
One More Lie | Amy Lloyd | HarperCollins |  Pub : April 4, 2019|  Pages : 400 My friend read this book and absolutely adored it, so I had very high hopes for this novel. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy it as much as she did. The book was pretty slow and had lots of character development. It took almost 60% for the story to pick up a bit. There was also no crazy twist and turns that you would probably expect from a thriller. Which was kind of disappointing. The story is told from two different perspectives and goes back and forth from past to present. I did enjoy some of the past chapters as we gained a little bit more insight into the incident that happened to our main character when she was younger. The ending fell flat, and I was not as engaged in the story as I could have been. It was a quick and easy read though, just not for me. I prefer high-paced, suspenseful, twisty books! Thank you to HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing for providing me with the audiobook ARC via Net...
The Unlucky One | Kerry Wilkinson | Bookouture | Pub : July 9, 2019 | Pages : 326 This is book #14 in the Jessica Daniel series. These can be read as standalone's; I’ve started reading the series at book #13 and I want to keep going. Plus, the ratings are extremely high for this series! And I get why, I really love Jessica Daniel’s character, I loved her drive to search for the truth no matter what. Kind of reminds me of the Josie Quinn series a bit! In this installment, Jessica oversees an estate with a vanishingly low crime rate. It was, however, one of the highest in prior years. Jessica believes in her gut that something is awry. Many advise her to leave things alone, but anybody who knows Jessica knows she can't. In other parts of town, murders are taking place, which is producing their own set of issues. People are being murdered the same way they have escaped death before. This leads to Jessica launching an inquiry. These become sort of two separate storylines. I highl...
A Version of the Truth | B.P. Walter | Avon Books UK | Pub : February 7, 2019 | Pages : 368 TW: Pedophilia, Physical abuse, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, and Trafficking I thought this was going to be a typical mystery/thriller read due to the cover, but the cover was totally misleading and has absolutely no relation to the book (I think the cover might have changed now). I would consider this book as more general fiction with a tiny hint of a psychological thriller. I do admit that the writing was excellent! This book is told in different POVs and different timelines. At first, I was confused as to why I was reading the background character development of a random character, but it eventually made sense and I loved how those two storylines intertwined. Speaking of POVs, the story was mostly character development (especially Holly’s character) and contained not much action. I would consider this a medium-paced book. In addition, most of the characters were despicable, as th...
Stolen Things | R.H. Herron | Dutton Books | Pub : August 20, 2019 | Pages : 368 I listened to the audiobook version of this book, and I quite enjoyed it! The story is about Laurie, who works as a 911 dispatcher. One day, Laurie answered the 911 line and it’s Jojo, her daughter! She’s drugged, disoriented and doesn’t know where she is. Laurie will stop at nothing to find her daughter! This is a fast-paced story that will leave you at the edge of your seat! There are some gruesome scenes and many twists and turns along the way! I was immediately drawn to this story, and it left me guessing! I was 100% invested and wanted to know what would happen next! I would have given it a five-star rating if the ending hadn't been rushed and there had been a bit more closure, but I still recommend this book to anyone who likes a good thriller! Thank you to PENGUIN GROUP Dutton for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and ...