Thank you to #partner@harperbooks for gifting me this book! I flew through this one because I couldn’t put it down. It was so freaking good and such a great mystery/suspense book. I loved the main character Lizzie and felt she was easy to connect with which is always a plus when I feel a connection with the main character. @kimberlymccreightdid an amazing job with all the twist and turns in this story and completely surprised me with the ending. The last few pages had me biting my nails as all the truth was coming out! I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫.
Synopsis: Lizzie Kitsakis is working late when she gets the call. Grueling hours are standard at elite law firms like Young & Crane, but they’d be easier to swallow if Lizzie was there voluntarily. Until recently, she’d been a happily underpaid federal prosecutor. That job and her brilliant, devoted husband Sam—she had everything she’d ever wanted. And then, suddenly, it all fell apart. No. That’s a lie. It wasn’t sudden, was it? Long ago the cracks in Lizzie’s marriage had started to show. She was just good at averting her eyes. The last thing Lizzie needs right now is a call from an inmate at Rikers asking for help—even if Zach Grayson is an old friend. But Zach is desperate: his wife, Amanda, has been found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their Brooklyn brownstone. And Zach’s the primary suspect. As Lizzie is drawn into the dark heart of idyllic Park Slope, she learns that Zach and Amanda weren’t what they seemed—and that their friends, a close-knit group of fellow parents at the exclusive Brooklyn Country Day school, might be protecting troubling secrets of their own. In the end, she’s left wondering not only whether her own marriage can be saved, but what it means to have a good marriage in the first place.
This book is definitely one of my favorites so far this year and I definitely give this one 5⭐. I was hooked from the first page to last. I love the way it was written in a podcast form in some the chapters and felt it was refreshing to read. The story was so good with so many great twists and turns that kept me wanting to read it faster and faster so I could find out all the answers. I also enjoyed the characters and really connected with them and the subject matter. This book does deal with rape so just a heads up but the author wrote it beautifully. This is a must read if you are looking for a suspense/thriller! This book will be published August 4th. Thank you to @stmartinspress and @netgalley for the ARC.
Synopsis: After her true-crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall has become a household name—and the last hope for people seeking justice. But she’s used to being recognized for her voice, not her face. Which makes it all the more unsettling whenshe finds a note on her car windshield, addressed to her, begging for help. The new season of Rachel’s podcast has brought her to a small town being torn apart by a devastating rape trial. A local golden boy, a swimmer destined for Olympic greatness, has been accused of raping the beloved granddaughter of the police chief. Under pressure to make Season 3 a success, Rachel throws herself into her investigation—but the mysterious letters keep coming. Someone is following her, and she won’t stop until Rachel finds out what happened to her sister twenty-five years ago. Officially, Jenny Stills tragically drowned, but the letters insist she was murdered—and when Rachel starts asking questions, nobody in town wants to answer. The past and present start to collide as Rachel uncovers startling connections between the two cases—and a revelation that will change the course of the trial and the lives of everyone involved.
Megan Miranda has some of my favorite thrillers to read during summer time. The characters are relatable and the stories always have so many great twist and turns! Thankfully I got into her books a little later than others so now I have a few more books of her that I haven’t read yet but are on my tbr list. She also has a new thriller called The Girl from Widow Hills which I read earlier this and will be published June 23 and it’s a must read! You seriously can’t go wrong with any of her books! So far my favorite of hers in The Last House Guest, it’s the perfect summer suspense book.
Finished this book in the wee hours of the night last night. This has got to be the scariest Stephen King book I’ve read so far. The last quarter of the book had me extremely frightened and arguing with the characters actions. 😂 I really liked the characters, especially Jud. He was my favorite in this story. I do think the Pet Sematary movie made in the 80s did a great job sticking to the book. If you want a great horror/thriller book to read than read this one! Warning you may get scared reading this in the dark but that’s part of the thrill. It’s not as long as some of his other novels and it’s also fast paced. I give this book 5⭐️.
Synopsis: When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Despite Ludlow’s tranquility, an undercurrent of danger exists here. Those trucks on the road outside the Creed’s beautiful old home travel by just a little too quickly, for one thing…as is evidenced by the makeshift graveyard in the nearby woods where generations of children have buried their beloved pets. Then there are the warnings to Louis both real and from the depths of his nightmares that he should not venture beyond the borders of this little graveyard where another burial ground lures with seductive promises and ungodly temptations. A blood-chilling truth is hidden there—one more terrifying than death itself, and hideously more powerful. As Louis is about to discover for himself sometimes , dead is better…
This was my first book that I read by @ericaferencik and I devoured it in two nights. I literally could stop reading and wanting to know how the story was going to end. This book was fast paced, relatable character and will keep you guessing! It’s not incredible deep but it give you just enough thrill and suspense that makes cheer the characters on this incredible girls weekend adventure. If you are looking for a fast paced book that you can able to read within a weekend then I highly recommend this one. I enjoyed this one so much that I just purchased her other book Into the Jungle. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫.
Synopsis: Winifred Allen needs a vacation. Stifled by a soul-crushing job, devastated by the death of her beloved brother, and lonely after the end of a fifteen-year marriage, Wini is feeling vulnerable. So when her three best friends insist on a high-octane getaway for their annual girls’ trip, she signs on, despite her misgivings. What starts out as an invigorating hiking and rafting excursion in the remote Allagash Wilderness soon becomes an all-too-real nightmare; a freak accident leaves the women stranded, separating them from their raft and everything they need to survive. When night descends, a fire on the mountainside lures them to a ramshackle camp that appears to be their lifeline. But as Wini and her friends grasp the true intent of their supposed saviors, long buried secrets emerge and lifelong allegiances are put to the test. To survive, Wini must reach beyond the world she knows to harness an inner strength she never knew she possessed.
This is the first book I’ve read by @svaughanauthorand I absolutely loved it. It was fast paced and the characters were super easy to connect with. I also loved that this book touched on Postpartum Depression which is something that needs to be more talked about. It shared a raw perspective of Postpartum Depression and how easy it is to over look the struggles because you only choose to see what’s on the outside of someone’s daily life. The book was so captivating and the ending was a surprise that I didn’t expect. I can’t speak highly enough of this book and all the twist and turns of it. It is a must read suspense book! It will be published August 18. Thank you to @netgalley and @atriabooks for the ARC. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫.
Synopsis: You think you know her…but look a little closer. She is a stay-at-home mother-of-three with boundless reserves of patience, energy, and love. After being friends for a decade, this is how Liz sees Jess. Then one moment changes everything. Dark thoughts and carefully guarded secrets surface—and Liz is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her friend, and about herself. The truth can’t come soon enough.
Thank you to #partner@stmartinspress for gifting me this book. This is my first read by Michele Campbell. I started her book The Stranger on the Beach but never finished it. 😬 This book, I could not put down and I was hooked from the first page to the last. It took me on a wild ride and never knew where to look for the who done it. I really enjoyed the characters and all the secret and lies involved with them. If you want to read a great mystery suspense then definitely add this one to your book list! I haven’t read her previous book Stranger on Beach but have now added it to my tbr list! The Wife Who Knew Too Much will be out late July so be looking for it! I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Synopsis: Meet the first Mrs. Ford Beautiful. Accomplished. Wealthy beyond imagination. Married to a much younger man. And now, she’s dead. Meet the second Mrs. Ford. Waitress. Small-town girl. Married to a man she never forgot, From a summer romance ten years before. And now, she’s wealthy beyond imagination. Who is Connor Ford? Two women loved him. And knew him as only wives can know.
Thank you to #partner @celadonbooks for gifting me this book. Let me start by saying this book is creepy, sinister and murderous all rolled into one. I can’t just pick one word to describe this one because I don’t think one word would do it justice. This book started with a bang on page one and continued with so many great and atmospheric twist and turns along the way. The build up was a little slow but so intense that it was hard for me to put down. It’s definitely a book that you are going to want to read with the lights on at night. This book will be published July 7th and I highly recommend it! I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Synopsis: You knew a teenager like Charlie Crabtree. A dark imagination, a sinister smile–always on the outside of the group. Some part of you suspected he might be capable of doing something awful. Twenty-five years ago, Crabtree did just that, committing a murder so shocking that it’s attracted that strange kind of infamy that only exists on the darkest corners of the internet–and inspired more than one copycat.Paul Adams remembers the case all too well: Crabtree–and his victim–were Paul’s friends. Paul has slowly put his life back together. But now his mother, old and suffering from dementia, has taken a turn for the worse. Though every inch of him resists, it is time to come home.It’s not long before things start to go wrong. Paul learns that Detective Amanda Beck is investigating another copycat that has struck in the nearby town of Featherbank. His mother is distressed, insistent that there’s something in the house. And someone is following him. Which reminds him of the most unsettling thing about that awful day twenty-five years ago.It wasn’t just the murder.It was the fact that afterward, Charlie Crabtree was never seen again…
I’m late to the game on this one but definitely better late then never. This is a 5⭐ read for me! It was the perfect mystery/suspense/thrill that I wanted. The story was intriguing and the characters were both flawed and real. This book is so we’ll written, the storyline never slowed down, it was powerful and hits you hard from the beginning to the end. Bookstagram made me read this one because I was seeing it every where and I’m so glad I read it. I have been craving the rawness and darkness of a good thriller and this was it. This really is the perfect mystery thriller and it’s an absolute must read!
Synopsis: Five years ago, Geo’s first love was revealed as a terrifying serial killer.But he escaped custody and went on the run.Now, bodies have started turning up, killed in exactly the same way as before.The message is clear: he’s making his way to her, one murder at a time…
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?