The Girl Who Was Taken – Charlie Donlea
Book Reviews / 28 October 2017

Charlie Donlea wrote The Girl Who Was Taken, and woah-what-a-thriller. I listened to the audible version of this book, and I listened to it ferociously. I saw a bunch of mediocre reviews, but I don’t see it the same way they do. The Girl Who Was Taken was a fantabulous read for me!

Two girls, Megan and Nicole, go missing from a beach party right before they are due to head off to college. Two weeks later, Megan returns. Nicole does not.

A year has gone by, and Megan has a bestselling book about her harrowing experience and subsequent triumphant recovery. But Nicole is still missing.

The Devil’s Work – Mark Edwards
Book Reviews / 26 October 2017

If you’ve ever had a job from hell, then The Devil’s Work by Mark Edwards is for you!

After taking time away from her career to stay home with her daughter Daisy, Sophie Greenwood has just now returned to the workforce. Sophie is beyond excited as she begins her dream job at Jackdaw Books as a manager in their marketing division.

But right from the very first day, things begin going wrong. Starting with tension with her attractive and aloof subordinate, Cassie. Then, things begin happening to Sophie that has her questioning her sanity. And what happened to her predecessor, who just upped and disappeared with no notice, never to be heard from again?

The Wife Between Us – Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Book Reviews / 25 October 2017

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen is a masterfully woven tale. Like plaid, where the reds and blues overlap in some parts and are separate in others. What a great book!

Let’s start with Vanessa.

Vanessa lives with her aunt. She’s an emotional wreck, reeling from her divorce to the wealthy, benevolent, and charming Richard.

Richard becomes engaged to his new lovely, and Vanessa is borderline stalking her! Woe is Vanessa.

The First One To Die – Victoria Jenkins
Book Reviews / 19 October 2017

The First One to Die by Victoria Jenkins is even better than her first King & Lane book, The Girls in the Water.

First things first, how AMAZING is the cover? I wanted to read The Girls in the Water, but my TBR was so big that I was afraid I couldn’t squeeze it in. I’d seen fantastic reviews for it, but I didn’t want to overextend myself on how many reviews I owed already.

But how in the world did Victoria Jenkins know how much I loved roses? When the cover reveal was shown for The First One to Die, I HAD to read it. So I dropped what I was doing and read The Girls in the Water. I wanted to be ready for when The First One to Die was available. A testament to how cover design is a potent marketing tool.

The Lucky Ones – Mark Edwards
Book Reviews / 13 October 2017

In Mark Edwards’ The Lucky Ones, he ventures into a detective/crime thriller, which I’ve never read by him before. Bravo, I think he did a fantabulous job!

Detective Imogen Evans is working on a case, where bodies are showing up dead, seemingly in peaceful bliss, complete with smiles on their faces. This serial killer has been dubbed, “The Viper.”

Ben, my book boyfriend.

In a separate storyline, Ben Hofland’s life is a little bit out of control. He’s undergoing a painful divorce, kids are bullying his son Ollie, he’s desperate for work, and his neighbors are horrible. Woah… that’s a lot for a guy to handle.

Safe With Me – K. L. Slater
Book Reviews / 6 October 2017

Safe With Me by K. L. Slater is a psychological thriller that has secured its place on my 2017 Top Books list. The number one spot so far, in fact. And 2017 is almost over, so chances are, it will stay there! And to believe this is her debut psychological thriller, to boot!
Ms. Slater has jumped to the top of my favorite author’s list, along with Carol Wyer and Patricia Gibney.

Safe With Me is a story about Anna, Carla, and Liam. Anna witnesses a vehicle versus motorbike accident, where she rushes to the biker’s side to hold his hand while they await the medics.

And then she sees the driver of the vehicle. Memories from 13 years ago come flooding back, and Anna’s plan to see this woman punished is born. Carla nearly killed a biker, and she shall pay!

The Mistake – K. L. Slater
Book Reviews / 1 October 2017

The Mistake by K. L. Slater the kind of book you hold up in front of you while you’re bumping into walls, as you make your way through your house.  Not that I speak from experience or anything.  (Rubbing forehead)

I simply COULD NOT put this book down.  (I wasn’t kidding about bumping into the wall).

Rose is a 30-something bulimic, broken woman who’s had a rough life. Sixteen years ago her 8-year-old brother, Billy disappeared, while under her watch.  Billy is found dead and Rose’s world unravels.

My Absolute Darling – Gabriel Tallent
Book Reviews / 1 October 2017

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent was a DNF at 16% into the book. Having tried to give it to 20% before I decided, I found myself avoiding the book. I just couldn’t make it, though I wanted to.

This will be an unpopular opinion, but here goes.

I rarely write reviews on DNF books, but I was particularly disappointed in this one because I really think I’d like the story otherwise. In fact, I STILL think I’d like the story, if I could just get past the writing style!