I have to admit the beginning was a bit slow for me, I thought for sure I wasn’t going to like this book. However, the book took a turn and I absolutely loved this book! The subject of Mental Health in this book is a very important one and reading the Author’s note at the end of the book made me love the book even more! Mental health is extremely important to talk about and I’m so glad that it is becoming less taboo, because of a book like this one! Most of us have dealt with Mental Health issues either with family members, friends, or even ourselves. It is so common, and we really need to help each other out and understand how Mental Health works and how it affects our loved ones. The ending was so perfect! I was really impressed by the creativity of the story and the lovable traits of the characters. You can’t help fall in love with Mindy and her determination is contagious. You fell like you, yourself, can accomplish anything. Highly recommend this book! I think everyon...
I’m having a really hard time rating and reviewing this book for some reason. This is my first Hercule Poirot revival book from Sophie Hannah. It has the typical Hercule Poirot charm and quirks, which was the best part of the book for me! I absolutely love Hercule’s character and secretly wish I was like him. However, I think I was missing the typical mind-blowing ending, and “can’t stop reading” that Agatha Christie usually delivers. Maybe I shouldn’t compare either, that’s not really fair. I’m guessing one of the reasons this book isn’t so highly rated in my opinions, is because I didn’t really like any of the characters, and because of this I felt like I didn’t really care if M. Pandy was killed or by whom. I will still read the other Hercule Poirot novels written by Sophie. I did enjoy the typical Hercule Poirot case/mannerisms. Thank you to William Morrow for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbia...
I knew this was going to revolving around an affair, but I didn't know that right from the start it would be about the affair. However, this story is not just about the affair, there are many events that happen in a short amount of time, and it keeps the story very interesting and is pertinent to the affair. It's easy to point fingers at Alicia for the affair, but by the end , you understand what truly happened and I had lots of sympathy towards the character.  However, as much as I like the premise, I found that sometimes it was dragging, and there was a lot of repetition. I think the story could have been shortened, but overall I did enjoy this book!  I absolutely loved the ending! Some people might not like it because it will keep you guessing, but I found it was a perfect ending and unexpected ending.  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. Synops...
This was an interesting book,  to  say the least! This is a psychological thriller, that revolves around step-parents/step kid’s sexual relationships. Which honestly didn't bug me that much, however, is very disturbing!! The story was very unexpected, I didn't see the ending coming. Great ending, I must say!!! The stories were told in multiple POV's and kept going back and forth from the past to the present. I did enjoy this, it made you understand the whole story. I seem to really enjoy books that have multiple POV'S. However, as much as the story is creative, I didn't really like any of the characters. Even the main character Harry. I just felt like he was always doing nothing, never reacting, and just a monotone character. Overall, I really did enjoy this book and would recommend for a twisted read! Thank you to Harper Collins for providing me with an ARC of this book. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions. Synopsis Harr...
I really enjoyed this book! It wasn't a jam-packed action/thriller, but I thought the story was very well written. The pace was steady and kept me wanting more, even though there wasn't any big twist I was satisfied with the ending. The last phrases of the book were kind of mind blowing for me personally. Great ending, it kind of ends in a cliff-hanger and I would have liked to know more but that's okay. It is a police procedural book in my opinion, and the narrator is one of the cops investigating. There was a little personnel background story on her and I did like that that was added in the story. It made her more relatable instead of just making it about the investigation. I'm really looking forward to reading more from this author! Thank you to Castle Yard Publishing for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions. Synopsis An ordinary day...an ordinary couple.....
I had this book on my TBR shelf since December 2017, and I do not know why I waited for long! This was such a great read, I got hooked on the first couple of pages. Angela Constantine is such a mysterious and controversial character. She reminded me a lot of Lisbeth Salander from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Which, I absolutely love! This was a dark and twisted story, also sometimes gory. In addition to the gory, and dark stories, if you are not good with abuse being a subject, this book is not for you. It touched a lot of sensitive subjects and is not for the faint of hearts. My only two negative point for this book is that I found that certain phrases were repeated a lot, and the terrorist’s chapters were really boring me. The Angela's chapters though were so worth it, I didn't care just getting through the boring chapters. I hope there is more to come with this series and this character. Highly recommend! Thank you to Skyhorse Publishing for providing me ...
This book starts with  the main character Fiona, seeing people move into her house. Thinking this is a mistake, she slowly realizes it wasn't a mistake and that in fact her husband, ex-husband technically, has sold their house and has disappeared! The story then starts at the beginning and explains what happened, and why Bram, her ex, has done such a thing. The different perspectives really had my opinions and sympathy changed from one character to another. There are also little twists in there that I didn't expect. Especially near the ending, really love how it played it. Noticed how I said 'near' the end, and not the actual ending. I love my ending tied in this neat little bow and completed. With this book, you will not get this! I was really shocked by the ending and felt like I had to speak to people about it and google the heck of the ending to see what other people thought! It was truly unexpected, and I still have questions! Highly recommend! Thank ...
Lisa Regan is on a roll! She came out with the First book in the Detective Josie Quinn series in January 2018 starting with  Vanishing Girls , then April 2018 with  The Girl With No Name  and now the third book in the series  Her Mother's Grave  coming out July 2018!!  I'm hooked on this series! These books are fast paced and full of adventure! In this book, you get to know Detective Josie Quinn better, especially about her past. This was by far my favorite part of the book. I also love that as the story progresses, she has her sh*t together. The first book was my least favorite (even though I gave it 4 stars because it was pretty darn good) I felt like she was just a complete mess.  Additionally, I adore the other characters (the good ones) and her support system. I feel like I'm their friend and I'm in the story with them trying to support and help Josie. Reading this title I thought I knew how the story was going to play out, but let me tell you there ...
I must agree with others when they say that the marketing ploy was better than the actual book!  This book just wasn't for me...the book was quite repetitive and was mostly about ghosts, spirits, and dark fairy tales.  Throughout the book, the main character tries to remember her horrible past, and why she was treated the way she was. I felt like we were turning in circles on that subject, it took way too long for us to find out what truly happened. However, there were two things I enjoyed, the writing and the ending. The writing was superb and really painted a scene! The whole time, the main character Caro, is living in her step-mother's huge mansion, and the description of the mansion made me want to clean the house the whole time. You know that's a good description. Also, the story got much better at around 75%, there was a bit of action and we figure out the childhood secret that Caro didn't remember. Also, the actual last page of the book was...
After hearing so many good things about  Final Girls  I had high hopes for this book, but unfortunately , it fell a bit flat for me. It took me forever to read, I couldn't get into it, I felt like it was dragging along, and it was getting quite repetitive. However, at around 75% of the book, the paced picked up  and surprised me with twists and turns. This is why even though it took me forever to read I gave this book 4 stars.  Another aspect I liked was the setting of the book, a summer camp in a secluded forest. Great place for a story and I loved how Riley Sager described it, it made me want to be there with Emma. Thank you to Dutton for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via Edelweiss. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions. Synopsis Two Truths and a Lie. The girls played it all the time in their tiny cabin at Camp Nightingale. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and first-time camper Emma Davis, the youngest of the group. The games en...
Caroline and Francis are having marriage issues and decide to spend a week house swapping to rekindle their marriage. Little do they know what will happen next... This was a very interesting read! I wasn't expecting what I got out of this book! Surprises at every corner, definitely a psychological thriller. I absolutely loved the romance aspect of this book, the mix between romance and thriller is one of my favorite things to read! There are many surprise and twist in this book so it's hard for me to not spoil anything, but all you need to know is that this was a great read and highly recommend. Thank you to Pamela Dorman Books for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via Edelweiss. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions. Synopsis Be careful who you let in . . . When Caroline and Francis receive an offer to house swap--from their city flat to a townhouse in a leafy, upscale London suburb--they jump at the chance for a week...
This is the first book that I read from Emily Arsenault and I did truly enjoy her writing, however , for me, this wasn't faced paced enough. I wasn't dying to know more and wasn't really invested. Other than the fact that it wasn't faced paced enough I gave it 3.5 stars since I did really like the different  POV's between Nadine and Henry (the detective), and I really liked Henry! I felt like he brought a realness to the book, especially compared to Nadine, who is not stable. Speaking of which, I didn't really get her, and/or her story, she explains a lot through her sessions with the therapist about her past, but I feel like there are many gaps in her story, and we don't really get an ending to her story. I also wondered what the point of her as the main character was. I didn't except the ending, but I kind of think it came out of left field, the whole time we were hearing stories about certain characters and all of sudden we completely change...
This was my first read of 2018, and I was pretty disappointed. It took me forever to read, I just couldn't get into it. Don't get me wrong, I love the characters and the setting of Louise Penny books, but this story fell short for me. I will keep reading the series because I want to get caught up but I'm really hoping they get better because the last two books were not the best. Synopsis Welcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat. It’s spring in the tiny, forgotten village; buds are on the trees and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth.  But not everything is meant to return to life… When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil---until one of their party dies of fright.  Was this a natural death, or was the victim somehow helped along? Brilliant, compassionate Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of th...
This was a quick and easy read, it kept me entertained. I wouldn't say this was a mind-blowing book, but it was pretty decent. I did have a hard time keeping tabs on all the characters and storylines. I felt like they were all similar. I also, kept waiting for a big event to happen that would intertwine the four characters lives together like the summary mentioned, but I didn't get any of that. I felt like it was two sets of best friends helping each other out of their problems. Which is fine, the stories were pretty original, especially to have four stories going on in one book. However, I felt like there were major plot holes in this story. I would have liked a little more explanation on some of the stories. However, the writing was great, the story ended okay, and I did like all the characters. I would recommend as a quick read. Thank you to Bloodhound Books for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest ...