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!).

The Fourth Monkey – J.D. Barker
Book Reviews / 6 January 2018

The Fourth Monkey Killer starts with a man getting hit by a bus, and in his possession they find a notorious white box tied with black ribbon. In the box? An ear.

Detectives Porter, Nash, and Claire (she has a last name, but she mostly went by Claire) kick into gear, when they realize that this man is the Four Monkey Killer. The Four Monkey Killer kidnaps women, delivers their ears, eyes, and tongue in succession before finally killing the woman. And here he is, about to deliver an ear, laid out in front of them dead!

The Lullaby Girl – Loreth Anne White
Book Reviews / 31 December 2017

The Lullaby Girl by Loreth Anne White is a novel that delves much more deeply into the past of Angie Pallorino, the heroine of book 1, The Drowned Girls.

There are a lot of series books you can get away with reading out of order, but I don’t feel this series is one of them. Do yourself a favor and read The Drowned Girls – the 5-star book 1 in the Angie Pallorino series. It’s hard to discuss The Lullaby Girl without giving away The Drowned Girls, but I will try.

The Drowned Girls – Loreth Anne White
Book Reviews / 16 December 2017

Loreth Anne White has done it again with The Drowned Girls. WOW. She is the queen of backstories and romantic thrillers. The Drowned Girls isn’t even a mystery; it’s an actual thriller. Really and for true. And don’t let the length of the book fool you, it will keep you ensnared. I promise.

Angie Pallorino is a sex-crimes detective, vying for a spot in homicide investigations. In the past, Angie has lost a partner, which she still holds herself responsible. Her vice? Anonymous sex with men she meets at a club.

Luckiest Girl Alive – Jessica Knoll
Book Reviews / 5 December 2017

One sentence of advice. Go into Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll blind. Seriously, I would not have enjoyed the book nearly as much if I had known the subject matter I was going in. Because of that, the primary twist was a “Woah” instead of a “Meh.”

“Ah-knee” Finelli has it all. The perfect body, the perfect job, the perfect fiancé, the perfect life.

But deep inside Ani Finelli, things just aren’t perfect. Because once upon a time she was Tifani Finelli. And she went to the Bradley School, where things went all wrong. That’s all I’m sharing. LOL

A Dark Lure – Loreth Anne White
Book Reviews / 28 November 2017

A Dark Lure by Loreth Anne White is a harrowing story of pain, survival, and new beginnings. That seems neat and tidy, but it’s not. It’s a windy, intricate story.

I listened to the Audible version of A Dark Lure, and when I initially saw it was 14 hours, I groaned. BUT I was committed to the blurb and reviews, so I started listening. In my experience, 14 hours of audio typically means three collective hours of minutia. I was very pleasantly surprised. A Dark Lure was all story all the way through to the end. Sure, there’s some background info – what story doesn’t have that? But the background info was just enough to be exciting and not so much that it dragged. Great balance!

Duplicity – Sibel Hodge
Book Reviews / 13 November 2017

Duplicity is my first book by Sibel Hodge, and what an excellent choice I made if I don’t say so myself.

Max and Alyssa are newlyweds, when just a month after their wedding, someone kills Max in their home. Alyssa escapes by way of the bathroom window and runs to her neighbor’s house nekkid and afraid.

Intertwined with Max and Alyssa’s plot is a story about the “other one.” A girl who has grown up on a farm with an abusive father and a submissive mother.

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!

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.

Because She Loves Me – Mark Edwards
Book Reviews / 29 July 2017

Because She Loves Me by Mark Edwards is a fantastic read, full of past traumas, jealous rages, and all of the women in Andrew’s life.

Andrew Sumner is a lonely computer nerd with a painful past. His only family is his sister Tilly, who has paraplegia. When he met Charlie, his entire world lit up, and he was happier than ever. Formerly a work from home recluse, he is suddenly beginning to interact with the world again.