Hidden – Kendra Elliot
Book Reviews / 27 August 2017

Hidden by Kendra Elliot is the first book in the Bone Secrets series. There’s no better way to start off a series than with a 5-star rated book. Bravo!

There is so much going on in Hidden, that I don’t even know where to start. That’s a good thing though.

Emma in the Night – Wendy Walker
Book Reviews / 27 August 2017

Whew, I am glad that Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker wasn’t your typical missing girls novel. While I love missing person’s books, I’ve just read a rash of them in a row. So arriving at my TBR pile, I questioned reading yet another missing person themed book. But, as fate would have it, Emma in the Night was its own particular kind of missing person book.

If you love unreliable narrators, then Wendy Walker has presented you a gift on a platter. Cass and Emma Turner both went missing three years ago. Emma was 17 and Cass, a mere 15-year-old.

Behind Closed Doors – B.A. Paris
Book Reviews / 20 August 2017

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris is a phenomenal novel about how deeply appearances can deceive.

I chose to listen to this as an audiobook on a 14-hour drive home from Florida, and boy I’m glad I did because I delighted in listening to it in one sitting.

Even my self-proclaimed bibliophobic teenage son surprised me about 2 hours in with, “This is an interesting story.” And so we listened, together.

The Girl Who Came Back – Kerry Wilkinson
Book Reviews / 18 August 2017

The Girl Who Came Back by Kerry Wilkinson is a delightful read. I loved the premise of the story and could not put the book down. Although goodreads.com says it took me three days to read it, I read most of it in one day.

The Girl Who Came Back is a book about Olivia, who “came back” after having been missing for 13 years. She was kidnapped out of her garden when she was 6-years old, and the entire village searched for her, then memorialized her once they declared her dead.

Killing Lincoln – Bill O’Reilly
Book Reviews / 16 August 2017

While Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly traditionally does not follow my usual psychological thriller trend, it is a thriller in its own right.

Killing Lincoln is the story of how one gunshot changed America forever. It covers the last six days of the civil war and leads up to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the subsequent hangings of those involved.

The Missing Girls – Carol Wyer
Book Reviews / 15 August 2017

Holy Missing Girls Batman by Carol Wyer. Ok, that’s not the real title of the book, but that’s how I felt after I read it. WOW.

DI Robyn Carter and her extraordinary team are back. While pouncing on a self-storage locker during an apparent drug bust, they find a large trunk. They open it believing they will find illegal substances, only to find a dead girl. While they work to uncover the identity of the girl, another goes missing.

A Merciful Truth – Kendra Elliot
Book Reviews / 15 August 2017

A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliot is a fantastic follow up to A Merciful Death. Mercy Kilpatrick and Truman Daly are back, and they have another case together.

I love the Mercy Kilpatrick series, but I don’t feel this is a series where you could read the books out of order and still understand them. While the case is completely different than that in A Merciful Death, the background on Mercy’s family (especially Levi and Rose) will leave you confused in A Merciful Truth if you haven’t read the first book.

That said, I enjoyed A Merciful Death greatly, and is worth reading before A Merciful Truth.

A Merciful Death – Kendra Elliot
Book Reviews / 4 August 2017

A Merciful Death is the first book I’ve read by Kendra Elliot. It’s the first book in the Mercy Kilpatrick series.

I love it when I find a new series I enjoy. But then my heart sinks when I discover that it only has two books and the third isn’t due out for another six months. But I digress.

Mercy Kilpatrick is an FBI Agent from Portland, Oregon. She is being called to her hometown of Eagles Nest to investigate the murders of “preppers.”

The Good Sister – Jess Ryder
Book Reviews / 1 August 2017

The Good Sister by Jess Ryder is the ultimate, dysfunctional family, dirty little secrets kind of story. It was a bit shorter than my usual reading material, a mere 230 pages, but those 230 pages pack a punch.

It was straightforward, to the point, with little pussyfooting around. For a shorter novel, it had great character development, and I enjoyed the added touches with the Viking history.

As the title suggests, this story revolves around a pair of sisters, Josie and Valentina.