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The Sun Down Motel   |  Simone St. James |   Berkley  | Pub Date: February 18, 2020 "I don’t want to go in there. But I will. Because I always do.” This was one of my January Book of the Month (BOTM) picks. I do not regret choosing it. I had been steering clear of thrillers for a while. I read one mid-way through 2019 that kind of was insane and it made me feel a little crazy. The Sun Down Motel may make you feel a little crazy too… paranoid even. It switches between 2 perspectives. The first one is Viv who is at the Sun Down in 1982. The second is Carly who is at the Sun Down in 2017. Carly is Viv’s niece. Carly wants to know what happened to Viv 35 years ago when she disappeared from the Sun Down on that cold November night. I can’t review it too much without spoilers and I refuse to give spoilers. Just know that this book is creepy. The majority of it takes place at night at the Sun Down. There is a paranormal aspect too it as well. I enjoyed tha...
  This was my first time reading a medical mystery. I’ve watched numerous tv shows that revolve around medical mysteries and loved them, but never thought of picking up a book of the genre. It wasn’t as gripping as my usual thrillers/mysteries, but I think that’s due to the fact that there’s a lot of medical terminologies and descriptiveness of the medical procedures which isn’t really my thing but overall, I still quite enjoyed it! Speaking of descriptiveness, the book goes into very vivid descriptions and it can get really gross. It’s not for the faint of hearts let me tell you! I usually read while eating and for this one couldn’t do it. Regardless, I really loved the main character, Jessie, she is a San Francisco City medical examiner and she’s the one that solves death of the bodies she deems as homicides. The book did pick up near the end as we learn more about the multiple intertwined stories which make the ending even more surprising! Thank you to ...
Magic Hour   |  Kristin Hannah |   Ballantine Books | Pub Date: November 27, 2007 "How can we hide if they see our every move?" Since my year on bookstagram, I have made some incredible friends. Some of those friends are right here in my home state of Arizona. Five of us formed the Phoenix IRL Book Club and our first read was Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah. This pick was made by @ bookmamareviews . I had been wanting to get into Kristin Hannah books. I ended up buying 8 of them on a whim so when Rachel suggested reading Magic Hour , I was excited to dive into my first Kristin Hannah book. I really enjoyed this book and I think my only complaint would be that Hannah is long winded. She likes to describe everything, whether it’s necessary or not. I am not sure if her other books are this way but I imagine so. The story however was very intriguing. A girl mysteriously arrived in a small town in Washington. She was found hiding in a tree. Ellie is the ...
The Simple Wild  |  K.A. Tucker  |  Atria Books  | Pub Date: August 7, 2018 "Life will keep moving and changing, whether we want it to or not, Calla" Bookstagram had been buzzing about  The Simple Wild  by K.A. Tucker for quite some time and of course, I had to buy it. I had put it off because I was reading a million other things but then one of my closer bookstagram friends read it and as soon as she finished she said she wanted to reread it right then. That was when I decided I had to pick it up immediately. I am so mad at myself for waiting. This book was everything I didn't know I needed. It's a romance and a life lesson book all in one.  What I loved was that it shows how life can be perfect one minute and then shaken up the next. It'll throw you things you don't think you can handle but there isn't another choice but to handle it. Jonah and Calla are as opposite as night and day. An Alaskan bush pilot with an unkempt appearan...
If you like gothic vibes psychological thrillers – this one for you! The story takes place at an exclusive boarding school, where one can expect secret passageways, secret societies, murder, to name a few. I loved everything about the setting and the atmosphere of this book! It was truly creepy and mysterious! Also, it was very unpredictable! If you think you know what will happen, think again! I’ve never read something quite like this, a very creative premise! Finally, the ending! WOW, that was such a great ending! Definitely, a must-read! Expertly written, and full of surprises! Thank you to Harper Collins for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions @anintrovertreads Good Girls Lie Author: J.T. Ellison ISBN: 9780778330776 Publication Date: 12/30/19 Publisher: MIRA Books Buy Links:  Harlequin  Indiebound Amazon Barnes & Noble  Books-A-Million T...
The action starts right on page 1! It was so intriguing; I couldn’t wait to read more! As the book went on, I did find that the story was becoming a little monotone, but the action definitely picks up later in the book! One thing is for sure, Karin Slaughter does not shy away from gory details and I personally love it! Her stories are so creative and crazy, just the way I like it! There were many surprises and multiple twists. I absolutely did not expect how this story would unfold. Karin also did a great job of showing how a traumatic event can change people in totally different ways. She is definitely a master at her craft! This is my third book from her, and I am definitely a fan, I will keep picking her books up! Beware of triggers such as violence and graphic sexual nature. Synopsis Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind. Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town f...