Here to Stay by Mark Edwards- Book Review
Whoa! This was such a great suspense/ thriller! It’s definitely one of my favorite book so far this year. I couldn’t put this book down and if you think you have crazy in-laws/family then read this one and your mind will be blown! I was completely sucked into this book from the first page all the way to the end. I enjoyed the characters and their relationships with each other. I also enjoyed all the dark secrets within the family that I didn’t see coming. Plus the ending!! 🤯🤯🤯 This book is also free with Kindle Unlimited! I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫.
Gemma Robinson comes into Elliot’s life like a whirlwind, and they marry and settle into his home. When she asks him if her parents can come to stay for a couple of weeks, he is keen to oblige – he just doesn’t quite know what he’s signing up for.
The Robinsons arrive with Gemma’s sister, Chloe, a mysterious young woman who refuses to speak or leave her room. Elliot starts to suspect that the Robinsons are hiding a dark secret. And then there are the scars on his wife’s body that she won’t talk about . . .
As Elliot’s in-laws become more comfortable in his home, encroaching on all aspects of his life, it becomes clear that they have no intention of moving out. To protect Gemma, and their marriage, Elliot delves into the Robinsons’ past. But is he prepared for the truth?
Deadly Waters by Dot Hutchinson- Book Review
I have loved many books by @dot_hutchison, especially the Collector series, so I knew that when I saw she had a new book coming out that I definitely wanted to read it. I have to admit this one fell a little short for me. I liked the female cast, especially Rebecca and her very blunt friend Ellie. I also enjoyed the feminine power that was displayed through out the story but I just had a hard time getting behind the premise of alligators. If you read this one, then you will know what I’m talking about. I don’t want to say too much and give things away. I did enjoy a few twist and turns along the way and the ending, in my opinion, was the best part. Thank you to @netgalley and @thomasmerceruk for the ARC. This book comes out September 1! I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Synopsis: Florida journalism undergrad Rebecca Sorley is like any other college student. She tries to keep up with her studies, her friends, and her hot-tempered roommate, Ellie, who regularly courts trouble with the law. When a male student’s remains are found in alligator-infested waters, the university warns students to stay away from the reptiles. But then a second body shows up, and the link is undeniable. Both men belonged to the same fraternity and had a reputation for preying on and hurting women. Ellie has previously threatened to kill men who don’t take no for an answer. Rebecca and her friends thought Ellie was kidding. But now a vigilante killer is roaming campus–someone who knows how to dispose of rapists. Someone determined to save female students from horrible crimes. With each passing day, those who know Ellie become more convinced she’s responsible. But if she is, stopping her might not be in everyone’s best interest…
The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda- Book Review
I love @meganlmiranda books and this was really good! It fast paced with so many great twist and turns. I really enjoyed the characters and felt they were easy to connect with. I did feel like the story dragged a little in the middle so I was starting to lose interested but I kept reading and it pick back up. I enjoyed the relationship with Arden and her Mother because it felt real and showed the turbulence between them. This isn’t my favorite of Miranda’s book but still a good read. Thank you to @netgalley and @simonandschusterfor the ARC. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫.
Arden Maynor was just a child when she was swept away while sleepwalking during a terrifying rainstorm and went missing for days. Strangers and friends, neighbors and rescue workers, set up search parties and held vigils, praying for her safe return. Against all odds, she was found, alive, clinging to a storm drain. The girl from Widow Hills was a living miracle. Arden’s mother wrote a book. Fame followed. Fans and fan letters, creeps, and stalkers. And every year, the anniversary. It all became too much. As soon as she was old enough, Arden changed her name and disappeared from the public eye.
Now a young woman living hundreds of miles away, Arden goes by Olivia. She’s managed to stay off the radar for the last few years. But with the twentieth anniversary of her rescue approaching, the media will inevitably renew its interest in Arden. Where is she now? Soon Olivia feels like she’s being watched and begins sleepwalking again, like she did long ago, even waking outside her home. Until late one night she jolts awake in her yard. At her feet is the corpse of a man she knows—from her previous life, as Arden Maynor.
The Good Ole Days
While being at home due to COVID, I found my high school book of The Catcher in the Rye while doing some spring cleaning today. I fell in love with this book when I read it for the first time so thinking maybe a should read it again. I think I may have been one of the very few who loved this book high school. I still love it to this day. I don’t do a lot of rereading (except for HP) but I may have to reread this one again soon. I’m sure I will probably get more out of it and find new things in the story that I missed the first time.
What book have you reread because you enjoyed it so much?
Let Talk About Difficult Reads
Let’s talk about a book that was difficult for you to read. I read this book last year and have seen so many mixed reviews on it. I thought it would open up a good discussion about books that make you feel uncomfortable but you end up appreciating. I enjoyed this one and thought it was a beautifully written story, there were moments where I had to put it down because I had a difficult time dealing with the relationship between a child and a grown man. It was extremely raw and emotional on so many levels. I’m so glad I finished it and thought it was written and told perfectly. This was book that I couldn’t stop thinking about for weeks after reading.
What book was difficult for you to read?
As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It’s safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold.
By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy’s family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world.
Don’t Look for Me by Wendy Walker- Book Review
This book was so good! I couldn’t put it down and read it in two nights. I loved all the crazy twist and turns that were in this story. I enjoyed the characters and felt they were extremely relatable which made me love it even more. I couldn’t imagine everything the main character Molly had do endure. Plus the twist at the end had me on the edge of my seat! The story was so well written and the author left no stone unturned. It was a roller coast of emotions to say the least. This is a must read so definitely put it on your tbr list! Thank you to MacMillan Book and St Martin’s press for this ARC. This book will be published September 15th. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Synopsis: The car abandoned miles from home.The note found at a nearby hotel.The shattered family that couldn’t be put back together.They called it a “walk away.”It happens all the time.Women disappear, desperate to leave their lives behind and start over.But is that what really happened to Molly Clarke?