The Sound of Rain – Gregg Olsen
Book Reviews / 17 January 2018

Holy crows, The Sound of Rain by Gregg Olsen is twister than my intestines on the day after Thanksgiving. What. The. Hell. Just. Happened?

Nicole Foster – if she wasn’t in need of therapy at the beginning of this book, she sure will be needing it by the end. Oh. My. Gosh.

Nicole is down on her luck. She has a gambling addiction; she’s lost her job, her pup, her ass-hat boyfriend (ok, not much of a loss there), and is sleeping at a women’s shelter because her sister is a witch who won’t allow her to stay over more than one night.

If that’s enough to make one cray-cray, then just wait until you see what happens in this book! Holy moly. (There’s a lot of holies in this review!).

His Kidnapper’s Shoes – Maggie James
Book Reviews / 13 January 2018

His Kidnapper’s Shoes is the first book I’ve read by Maggie James. This was a little gem of a book. It’s shortish, so it’s an easy read (or listen in my case!). But don’t let that fool you, there’s a lot of story packed into those 200-some-odd pages.

26-year-old Daniel has never truly bonded with his mother the way most kids have. Then, he and his stepfather just outright did not get along. (He refers to him as asshole many times throughout the book).

He has a lot of visions of two other kind women, which he sometimes thinks is in his head, sometimes thinks is reality. But when he asks his mother Laura merely says, “Honey, that’s just a dream.” But is it?

The Memory Watcher – Minka Kent
Book Reviews / 20 November 2017

It is hard to believe that The Memory Watcher by Minka Kent is a debut novel. Woah, I was seriously impressed.

Ten years ago, Autumn Carpenter gave up her baby for adoption. And one day, she magically finds her on Instaface. (Picture Instagram!). The reason I phrase it that way is that we don’t know how she located her. We just know that she did.

By way of Instaface, Daphne and Graham McMullen have the picture-perfect life, with the picture-perfect children, in the picture-perfect house, complete with the picture-perfect dog.

The Good Daughter – Karin Slaughter
Book Reviews / 7 November 2017

Title: The Good Daughter Author: Karin Slaughter Genre: Fiction Publisher: HarperLuxe Release Date: 22 August 2017 Format: Audible Pages: 560 Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind… Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father — Pikeville’s notorious defense attorney — devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father’s footsteps to become a lawyer herself — the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again — and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized — Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it’s a case that unleashes the terrible memories she’s spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won’t stay buried forever… The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter Narrated by Kathleen Early The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter, narrated by Kathleen…

The Surrogate – Louise Jensen
Book Reviews / 5 November 2017

The Surrogate is the first book I’ve read by Louise Jensen and indeed won’t be the last.

Kat and Nick are desperate for a child. After being unable to have their own, they turn to adoption. Kat and Nick are devastated after two adoptions fall through and they are at a loss on what else they can do.

Enter Kat’s best friend from high school, Lisa. Lisa offers to be a surrogate for Kat and Nick, and graciously, they accept.

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 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.

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!

The Lost Child – Patricia Gibney
Book Reviews / 29 September 2017

Patricia Gibney’s The Lost Child is more shocking than a bug in a zapper! WOW! I spent a lot of time bouncing in my seat, waiting for this book to come about for us to review. It was worth the impatient wait!

DI Parker and DS Boyd attend to a murder on the outskirts of Ragmullin. It’s a senior woman, at her daughter’s house. And the daughter is missing.

From that point on, The Lost Child takes off. There are flashbacks of a girl in a mental facility. A drunk prostitute who keeps having babies. A drug ring. And twisty relationships that weave in and out of each other. It’s a crazy ride.

The Doll House – Phoebe Morgan
Book Reviews / 8 September 2017

Yes, yes, yes, The Doll House by Phoebe Morgan is another new to me 5-star author. 2017 has been a great year for discovering new 5-star authors, and it makes me grin ear to ear.

The Doll House is a dark and creepy tale with an astonishing ending to which I hope there is a sequel. (hint, hint).

Phoebe Morgan’s story centers around two adult sisters, Corrine and Ashley.