After loving Girls' Night Out last summer, I was looking forward to the authors' new book, The Two Lila Bennetts. After a few chapters, I was confused. I don't want to say too much but there are two timelines and the main characters lives two different lives at the same time. Which one is real and which one is not?  After I got used to the plot, I actually liked it a lot! It makes you wonder "what if I made that choice instead?" Would your life turn out differently or would it inevitably end up the same no matter what decisions you make? As far as Lila goes, I thought she was a bit selfish - she thinks about her needs without caring about the consequences on others. I think the events she went through helped her see through her fa├žade and made her realize she can be a better person, both for herself and the people around her. I really enjoyed seeing her "transformation" throughout the story. With that being said, I felt the story drag ...
Thank you to  St. Martin's Press   for my gifted copy of   A Stranger on the Beach   by   Michele Campbell . This title is set to be published on   July 23rd, 2019. Synopsis There is a stranger outside Caroline's house. Her spectacular new beach house, built for hosting expensive parties and vacationing with the family she thought she'd have. But her husband is lying to her and everything in her life is upside down, so when the stranger, Aiden, shows up as a bartender at the same party where Caroline and her husband have a very public fight, it doesn't seem like anything out of the ordinary. As her marriage collapses around her and the lavish lifestyle she's built for herself starts to crumble, Caroline turns to Aiden for comfort...and revenge. After a brief and desperate fling that means nothing to Caroline and everything to him, Aiden's obsession with Caroline, her family, and her house grows more and more disturbing. And when Caroline's...
Three neighborhood couples rent a glass beach home in the Hamptons…but not all return... This was a twisty summer read to say the least! I must forewarn that there might be triggers for domestic abuse and sexual abuse. If you are sensitive to those subjects you might want to skip this one. If you are okay with that kind of subject it was a great whodunnit, mixed with a thriller aspect and mixed with police procedural! A great combination in my book. I loved how the stories were all integrated, this really helped in creating the character development further. All the characters had their own stories and brought something to the mystery. When you think it's going one direction, the story switches just as fast. Some of the characters I found were relatable and I was really sympathizing with them, which kept me hooked because I was invested in the characters and the story!  Finally, the ending was satisfying! I love when all the loose ends are...
This book is amazing! I've read Kimberly Belle's previous books and I loved Dear Wife just as much as I loved her other books! She has become one of my favorite authors and I already can't wait for her next book to be published! The writing is excellent. The reader can clearly feel every emotions from fear to anger and frustration along with the characters. It is full of twists and turns you will not see coming and you will be left with a jaw dropping final scene. It is one clever crafted tale! There is multiple POV's but it was very easy to follow along and differentiate the characters. I read Dear Wife while on vacation and it was the perfect beach read! I have nothing bad to say about it. It's available now so if you love twisty psychological thriller, you have to read Dear Wife! Thank you to  Harper Collins Canada  for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review. My rating:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Here's a quick synopsis: Beth Murphy is...
Wow! Jane is one insane and one of a kind character! She wants people to see her as the perfect mother and wife while she is grieving the death of her oldest daughter Mary. Over the last year, she has felt disconnected from her husband and other daughter and is now ready to start new and become a happy family again. While doing so, she uses spyware apps to stalk her family so she can always stay one step ahead from them. She also searches all the weird ways to die. I actually learned something from her research. haha! The story is told uniquely from Jane's POV and at the end of the book, I had enough of her. I was not surprised by the outcome but it was entertaining to see how far she would take things.  Thank you to  Harper Collins Canada  for my gifted copy. My rating:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Here's a quick synopsis: The perfect home. The perfect family. The perfect lie. Jane Harris lives in a sparkling home in an oceanfront gated community in Orange County. It’s...
A Stranger On The Beach is the perfect beach read! It's full of twists and turns that keeps the reader engaged from start to finish. Grab yourself a copy on July 23rd and get ready for one heck of a ride as you will not be able to put this one down! I loved how it alternates from Caroline and Aiden's POV. There are times where the same events are told from both POV and the reader can clearly see how the same events can be lived and seen very differently. The reader is kept guessing the whole time about who is telling the truth and who is not. The two main characters could not be more different. Caroline appears to have it all while Aiden comes from the other side of town and barely has anything. One has everything to lose from the events and the other has nothing to lose. Who is responsible? Caroline, the rich and older woman who is going through a rough divorce, or Aiden who is viewed as trash and has a bad reputation? I loved the dark mystery in this book. I c...
I usually, don’t like books that involve the supernatural, but I really loved this one! I didn’t find it too implausible. First off, the writing in this novel is exceptional, it’s extremely well described and creates a very sinister vibe. The story revolves around a mother, Lauren, and her two newborn identical twins, Riley and Morgan. The author really depicted all the hard work mothers do, and the lack of sleep involved. I found it really brought the story together! Since I love police procedurals, of course, I loved Detective Harper’s involvement in this story. I especially loved the glimpses into Harper’s personal life! It gave a grounding aspect to the story since most of the time the readers are questioning “What is real and what isn’t?” Overall the story was absolutely creative and very creepy! So glad this is becoming a movie, I cannot wait to watch the cinematic version of this brilliant novel! Thank you to Crooked Lane Books for providing me wit...
I was skeptical about reading this novel since in the past I’ve had a hard time understanding Irish novels, but I had zero issues with this one, it was super easy to follow. I was also very intrigued about this story since it’s a police procedural that has a psychological aspect to it, as DCS Frankie Sheehan tries to understand the mind of a serial killer that was convicted for killing his family. One of the thing I noticed right away was how atmospheric the novel was. The writing was impeccable, I truly felt like I was in the streets of Dublin. Even though I thought this was a slow-burning police procedural, I really ended up loving the main character DCS Frankie Sheehan and would be interested in reading more books involving the Detective. The pace did pick up near the end, but the ending left me confused. Don’t let that stop you from reading this though, maybe that’s just me. Thank you to Penguin Group Dutton for providing me with an electronic ARC of thi...
This story started out as a slow-burning police procedural then turned into a full-on fast-paced  whirlwind. It was a totally unpredictable plot line, and without spoiling anything, It was a pretty dark story let me put it that way. As with all of Jo Nesbo’s book, it was very atmospheric and really creepy, which I adore! The ending left me gasping ! gasping! brilliantly thought out and written, again as I read this series, Jo Nesbo manages to impress me every time! My only complaint is that Harry didn’t show up until later in the book, and I would have liked more of him in the story but still really loved this book! Highly Recommend reading this whole series, and by order, if you can. Synopsis When a police officer is found murdered at the scene of an old unsolved murder case that he was involved in investigating, it can hardly be a coincidence. When the same thing happens to two other officers in a matter of months the pattern is as clear as it is terrifying. ...
I went into this story blind, and off the bat was very impressed by how creative the story was. The story goes back and forth from past, “then”, and “now”. The “now” portion is narrated by Amber who is in a comma but can hear everything going on around her….how crazy is that! We then get a glimpse of her past, and what happened in the days before the accident that put her in a comma. At the halfway mark I was completely sure I knew where the story was going….until a shocking twist ensued. I truly did not expect the outcome of this story, with many twists and turns, it was just masterfully written! I’m a fan of Alice Feeney and will definitely be picking up I Know Who You Are. My only issue with this book is that the ending left me with numerous questions, and after looking online I found that I lot of people were also questioning the ending. Personally, for myself, this doesn’t take away anything from the story or the writing, I still loved the book, but I would have lik...