The Outside by Stephen King- Book Review

This is my first Stephen King read and whoa! I was completely hooked from page one. This was definitely a page turner and I couldn’t put this book down. It had me guess the whole way through and I loved the twist int he story. I also really loved the characters especially Holly. This book had my emotions going in every which way. I finished this book a few days ago and I still can’t stop thinking about it. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Synopsis:

An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively listenable stories. 

An 11-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad. 

As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face?

Dear Edward by Ann Neapolitan- Book Review

Thank you to @penguinrandomhouse for gifting me this book. This book was both emotional and absolutely beautiful! The author did a wonderful job of weaving the two narratives of the time pre accident and post accident in this story. I was hooked from the very beginning to the satisfying end. I stayed up to the wee hours of the morning finishing this one and it has continued to stay with me since I finished it. This book is a must read! I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Synopsis:
One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them are a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured veteran returning from Afghanistan, a business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. Halfway across the country, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor.
Edward’s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place in a world without his family. He continues to feel that a part of himself has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers. But then he makes an unexpected discovery—one that will lead him to the answers of some of life’s most profound questions: When you’ve lost everything, how do you find the strength to put one foot in front of the other? How do you learn to feel safe again? How do you find meaning in your life?

Book Log

I love keeping my track of reading books and I love this Harry Potter book log to help. My love for books and Harry Potter come together in one.

Don’t Look Down by Hilary Davidson- Book Review

This was an enjoyable suspence/thriller read and also very fast paced. This is the second book in the Shadows of New York series. I was given the ARC for this book by the author to read and review. Although I haven’t read the first book in the series, I felt this book was still very easy to get into without missing too much from the previous book. I really enjoyed the characters, especially Sheryn Sterling and Rafael Mendoza who are the two main cops. I felt like their friendship/work relationship was relatable and had a wittiness about it that showed through. I also enjoyed the twist in the story that held my attention and continued to have me guessing. I would give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 but more if I had read the previous book so I knew more details about the characters and what they had been through.

Synopsis:

Jo Greaver is a model of success. Young and ambitious, she’s built a thriving beauty business from nothing. But she has secrets she’ll do anything to keep buried. When her blackmailer offers to meet, Jo expects to pay him off—but gets a bullet instead. Bleeding and in shock, Jo flees with no one to turn to.

When NYPD detective Sheryn Sterling and her partner, Rafael Mendoza, find Andray Baxter murdered in his own home—shot through the heart—everything points to Jo as the killer. Her blood is at the scene, and so are disturbing photos of her taken as a young teen. But Sheryn has doubts. Was the kindhearted Andray really a criminal? Why did he repeatedly report finding spyware in his apartment? Was there something shady about Jo’s sister dying a year earlier?

Something’s not right, and it’s up to Sheryn to piece together the sinister puzzle, no matter the cost.

The Silent Ones by K.L. Slate- Book Review

I’m not going to lie. This book started off strong but was quite slow during the middle and then picked back up in the end. There was a family dynamic that had to be explained and while it was interesting, I kind of got bored a little. I also felt like a few of the character fell a little flat which made it hard for me to really connect with them. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️. There wasa twist at the end that I did enjoy and left me feeling happy about the ending but it took me a while to get to there.

Synopsis:

When ten-year-old cousins Maddy and Brianna are arrested for a terrible crime, Maddy’s mother Juliet cannot believe it. How could her bright, joyful daughter be capable of such a thing?  

As the small village community recoils in horror, the pressure of the tragedy blows Juliet and her sister’s lives apart. And things get even worse when their daughters retreat into a self-imposed silence. Can anyone reach Maddy and discover the truth before her fate is sealed?

Juliet is crushed. Nothing will ever be the same for her darling girl. But she knows that to find out what really happened that day, she and her sister must unlock the secrets of their own terrible past, a past they swore never to speak about again…

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus- Book Review

If you are looking for a fast pace suspense book than look no further. I finished this book in two nights because it completely grabbed my attention from the first page until the last page. I had seen this book everywhere and kept putting off until last week. I can’t believe it took me so long to give in to it. I know the second book in the series was just published this week so I’m not putting it off this time. 😂 I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I’m hoping the second book in this series is just as good as the first since I enjoyed it so much.

Synopsis:
Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.