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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 ...
Date Night | Samantha Hayes | Bookouture | Pub : August 20, 2019 | Pages : 330 What an ending! I did not see that coming! If you want a book that is unexpected and contains jaw-dropping twists, this one is for you! Overall, I really enjoyed this book, Samantha Hayes is really good at writing great domestic thrillers/mysteries. She is an excellent writer that includes many unexpected twists and turns that are gripping. Every time I thought I had things figured out, a new twist took me down a different path to a new theory! I will keep reading Samantha Hayes's books! Highly recommend. If you want to start with a 5-star Samantha Hayes book, start with The Liar’s Wife ! 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 Returning early from a disastrous date night with my husband, I know something is wrong the moment the wheels crunch the gravel drive of our home. Inside,...
The Shadows | Alex North | Celadon Books |  Pub : July 7, 2020|  Pages : 336 I really wanted to love this book, but I was left disappointed. I ended up listening to the audiobook version of this book, and I do admit the production was pretty good! The narration mixed with the suspenseful music they included really made this book feel creepy. However, the plot of the story felt underwhelming. Maybe it’s because I was not interested in the lucid dreaming aspect of this book. I’m also not a huge supernatural, paranormal fan so that could also be why I didn’t enjoy this plotline. Also, maybe it’s due to the audiobook version, but I found myself confused by the dual timeline and the many characters. I was also disappointed at the ending; it was very rushed and I still had questions left to be answered. I do really want to read The Whisper Man , so I’m definitely willing to read other books from this author. This one just wasn’t for me. Thank you to Macmillan Audio for providing ...
The Stranger Inside | Lisa Unger | Park Row Books |  Pub : September 17, 2019|  Pages : 374 The only book I’ve read from Lisa Unger is Confessions on the 7:45 and I absolutely loved that book! This one was pretty good! I am definitely a Lisa Unger fan and will continue to pick up her books. Rain, who used to be a journalist, is now a stay-at-home mom. She misses her work deeply, so she is lured back into a case when a suspected killer is found dead. Is this the work of a vigilante killer?! To make matters even more complicated, the new murder is eerily similar to the murder of the man to which Rain had a personal connection. This leads Rain to become obsessed with the case. This was quite an addictive thriller! Bonus, I am a huge fan of revenge stories, so this one got me! It was dark, gripping, engrossing! Thank you to HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions. Sy...
The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell | Atria Books |  Pub : November 5, 2019|  Pages : 340 This was actually my first Lisa Jewell book, and I’m not mad at this book! There were so many mixed reviews for this book, I truly didn’t know what to expect! But I was pleasantly surprised. I think the ending really up the star rating for me though! This book is told in three different POVs and goes back and forth from the past to the present. The chapters were pretty short which made it a quick read. The scary atmosphere and odd, unlikable personalities appealed to me. The satisfying ending was the cherry on top! Overall, it was a pretty good book. I’ll definitely add more of Lisa Jewell’s book on my TBR. Thank you to Atria Books for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions. Synopsis An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found here. Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from...