I received Crushed from PGC Books Canada to read and review and although it isn't really the type of book I usually prefer to read, I still enjoyed the story at times. It took a few chapters to be able to engage in the story and have an idea of what was going on. Once my attention was grabbed, I was intrigued by what was happening but it didn't quite last all the way through the entire book.  About halfway through, I found myself skimming passages that seemed to be dragging and overly described. I thought it would have done the novel justice if the author didn't include as much details. That resulted in my eventual loss of interest. Although it wasn't quite my style of story, I'm sure other readers will enjoy it. It's a dark and disturbing novel that has a lot of potential for fans of this genre.   My rating:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Here's a quick synopsis: Phoebe stands on Pulteney Bridge, tights gashed from toe to thigh. The shock of mangled meta...
I was sent Never Speak by the author to read and review on my blog and while stories about cults aren't usually my prefered go-to types of stories, I really enjoyed this one. The plot was suspenseful and action packed. It grabbed my interest and I kept wanting to know what would happen next. Through this story, the reader can learn about the psychological damages a cult can have on someone, whether it be the members of the cult or the leader himself. The story is told between the present and Ray's book narrations. I thought the author did a phenomenal job in keeping a good fluidity of the story. The twists and turns in the story kept me engaged from beginning to end and I am looking forward to read more from this series. My rating:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Here's a quick synopsis: Ray Watts is an out-of-work artist living above his struggling gallery on the funky-chic side of Hudson, New York, and he’s just hit rock bottom. His muse has abandoned him, his girlfrie...
I'm very excited to be a part of Just One Bite by Jack Heath Blog Tour! Thank you to  Harlequin  for my eARC and the blog tour invite.  About the book: Timothy Blake, ex-consultant for the FBI, now works in body disposal for a local crime lord. One night he stumbles across a body he wasn’t supposed to find and is forced to hide it. When the FBI calls Blake in to investigate a missing university professor, Blake recognizes him as the dead man in his freezer. Then another man goes missing. And another. There’s a serial killer in Houston, Texas, and Blake is running out of time to solve the case. His investigation takes him to a sex doll factory, a sprawling landfill in Louisiana and a secret cabin in the woods. As they hunt the killer together, FBI agent Reese Thistle starts to warm to Blake—but she also gets closer and closer to discovering his terrible secret. Can Blake uncover the killer without being exposed himself? My thoughts: This is t...
Last summer, I read Amy Lloyd's book The Innocent Wife and absolutely loved it so when I heard she had a new book being published, I knew I had to read it! Once again, I was immediately engrossed and intrigued by the story. My attention was grabbed from the start and did not let go until the very last page.  I was shocked when I read that Charlotte was convicted of murder as such a young age. crimes committed by male/female duos are intriguing as you wonder about the dynamic of the relationships. Is one person an evil influence on the other or are they both like minded individuals? In One More Lie, we have two minors convicted of murdering another kid. The reader isn't given much details about the victim or the crime until the end of the book so we are left to make assumptions about who the perpetrator is and what happened that day through flashbacks. One More Lie is a shocking look at what happens after time is served for a crime. Is it possible for the indivi...
I received a copy from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review. The Night Before is the second novel I read from the author and it was by far my favorite! I read All Is Not Forgotten when it was published a few years ago and loved it so I was pretty excited to dive into The Night Before. It has generated a lot of buzz on social media over the last few months and I was not disappointed! I loved it!!  If you’re looking for the next top notch thriller, The Night Before definitely check that box! I may have guessed a few of the twists and turns along the way but others I did not see coming at all so I was engrossed and invested in the story the whole way through.  Told in different timelines and POV’s, the reader can sense the tension grow as the book progress. Every chapter made me want to read more so i could find out what would happen next. It was very difficult to put down! Highly recommend for all psychological thriller fans!  This title will be available...
I'm very excited to be a part of The East End by Jason Allen Blog Tour! Thank you to Park Row Books for my eARC and the blog tour invite.  About the book: THE EAST END opens with Corey Halpern, a Hamptons local from a broken home who breaks into mansions at night for kicks. He likes the rush and admittedly, the escapism. One night just before Memorial Day weekend, he breaks into the wrong home at the wrong time: the Sheffield estate where he and his mother work. Under the cover of darkness, their boss Leo Sheffield -- billionaire CEO, patriarch, and owner of the vast lakeside manor -- arrives unexpectedly with his lover, Henry. After a shocking poolside accident leaves Henry dead, everything depends on Leo burying the truth. But unfortunately for him, Corey saw what happened and there are other eyes in the shadows. Hordes of family and guests are coming to the estate the next morning, including Leo's surly wife, all expecting a lavish vacation weekend of poo...