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 Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James- Book Review

I can already tell you that this book will be in my top 10 this year. I absolutely loved it! I loved both the female leads, Viv and Carly and it felt easy to connect with them. The story haunted me every time I put it down and still haunts me since I finished it. If you read one thriller/suspense book this year then this one should be it. Thank you to @netgalley and @berkleypub for the ARC. This book will be published February 18th and you should definitely get it! I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Synopsis:

Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. But something isnʼt right at the motel, something haunting and scary.
Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt.

The Poison Garden by A.J. Banner- Book Review

This is the first book I’ve read by A.J. Banner but definitely won’t be the last. This book was extremely fast paced and had so many twist and turns that I had to reread a few pages to make sure I followed exactly what was going on in the story. Most of the characters were likable but not extremely in depth. My favorite thing about the book was definitely the last twist at the end that made my chin drop because I did not see it coming and I truly believe it made the book. It all came together in the end with a well powered feminist ending. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫. Thank you to @NetGalley and @lakeunionpublishing for the ARC. It’s also free with Kindle Unlimited.

Synopsis:

Elise Watters seems to have it all—a blissful marriage, a gorgeous Victorian home surrounded by lush gardens, and a dream job running her late mother’s herbal boutique. But on the eve of her first wedding anniversary, Elise makes a shocking discovery that turns her life upside down and casts doubt on everything she thought she knew—about her marriage, her friends, and even herself. As she treads into dangerous territory, Elise is forced to wonder: Is her whole future at stake? Or is paranoia getting the best of her? If she is to believe what she sees, Elise has every reason to fear for her life…

The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen- Book Review

I just finished this book and it’s a really good supernatural thriller. I was of courses hooked when I read that the main character had a pet cat. This book was extremely intriguing and hard to put down. My only hesitation is the part when it comes to the main character having sex with a ghost. If you can overlook that then this book was really good. I’ve loved Tess Gerritsen previous books so I knew that I had to read this one. I would give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️. Thank you to NetGalley and Ballantine Books for the ARC. This book will be published October 1st which is perfect for a supernatural thriller during Halloween time.

Synopsis:

After an unspeakable tragedy in Boston, Ava Collette flees to a remote village in Maine, where she rents an old house named Brodie’s Watch. In that isolated seaside mansion, Ava finally feels at peace . . . until she glimpses the long-dead sea captain who still resides there. Rumor has it that Captain Jeremiah Brodie has haunted the house for more than a century. One night, Ava confronts the apparition, who feels all too real, and who welcomes her into his world—and into his arms. Even as Ava questions her own sanity, she eagerly looks forward to the captain’s ghostly visits. But she soon learns that the house she loves comes with a terrible secret, a secret that those in the village don’t want to reveal: Every woman who has ever lived in Brodie’s Watch has also died there. Is the ghost of Captain Brodie responsible, or is a flesh-and-blood killer at work? A killer who is even now circling closer to Ava?

Behind Every Lie by Christina McDonald- Book Review

I have been on a thriller/suspense reading kick lately and every book so far has been really enjoyable, including this one. This book was an absolute page turner. It goes deep into secrets and takes you down a story of emotions, grieving and trusting yourself. While some of the story was far fetched it still kept me intrigued with all the twist and turns. I also felt like the end was a little bit of a let down when it comes to Eva’s boyfriend/fiance and if you read this book you will know what I’m talking about. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 I haven’t read the authors previous book The Night Olivia Fell but definitely adding it to my tbr list after really liking this book.

Synopsis:

If you can’t remember it, how do you prove you didn’t do it? Eva Hansen wakes in the hospital after being struck by lightning and discovers her mother, Kat, has been murdered. Eva was found unconscious down the street. She can’t remember what happened but the police are highly suspicious of her. Determined to clear her name, Eva heads from Seattle to London—Kat’s former home—for answers. But as she unravels her mother’s carefully held secrets, Eva soon realizes that someone doesn’t want her to know the truth. And with violent memories beginning to emerge, Eva doesn’t know who to trust. Least of all herself.

The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica- Book Review

This was such a great psychological thriller and I literally couldn’t put it down. I read this book in two nights because I couldn’t go long without knowing what was going to happen. Sadie Froust moves with her husband and two sons to tiny town in Maine because her husband’s sister had past away. They decide to let their niece live with them in the house she grew up in to help her niece cope with the loss of her mom. Their niece is Imogen has a dark presence about her so when a neighbor next door is murdered, Sadie can’t help but think about Imogen. This book is filled with so many secrets that intertwine the deeper you get into the story. And the ending is a shocker! I did NOT see it coming which made me love this book. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫. This book will be publish Feburaury 2020 and I recommend adding it to your tbr list. Thank you to @netgalley and @parkrowbooks and @Harlequinbooks for the ARC.

Synopsis:

Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor, Morgan Baines, is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie, who is terrified by the thought of a killer in her very own backyard. But it’s not just Morgan’s death that has Sadie on edge. It’s their eerie old home, with its decrepit decor and creepy attic, which they inherited from Will’s sister after she died unexpectedly. It’s Will’s disturbed teenage niece Imogen, with her dark and threatening presence. And it’s the troubling past that continues to wear at the seams of their family. As the eyes of suspicion turn toward the new family in town, Sadie is drawn deeper into the mystery of Morgan’s death. But Sadie must be careful, for the more she discovers about Mrs. Baines, the more she begins to realize just how much she has to lose if the truth ever comes to light.

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center- Book Review

I had some catching up to do with Katherine Centers’s books. I read Things You Save in a Fire first because I was given the ARC through Net Galley and St. Martin’s Press. I read this book in two nights because I couldn’t put it down and loved it. I was immediately loved the main character Cassie, she was strong, capable and knew exactly what she wanted…until a hot young Rookie firefighter stepped into her life. I loved that she came a little damaged because that made her even more relatable. She wasn’t perfect, she had a back story and that made her even more like able. Also picturing what that Rookie looked like and his sense of humor and likable also helped. I loved this story and so glad I was able to read it. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. It was the perfect book to read in between my usual thrillers.

Synopsis:

Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she’s seen her fair share of them, and she’s a total pro at other people’s tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to give up her whole life and move to Boston, Cassie suddenly has an emergency of her own. The tough, old-school Boston firehouse is as different from Cassie’s old job as it could possibly be. Hazing, a lack of funding, and poor facilities mean that the firemen aren’t exactly thrilled to have a “lady” on the crew—even one as competent and smart as Cassie. Except for the infatuation-inspiring rookie, who doesn’t seem to mind having Cassie around. But she can’t think about that. Because love is girly, and it’s not her thing. And don’t forget the advice her old captain gave her: Never date firefighters. Cassie can feel her resolve slipping…and it means risking it all—the only job she’s ever loved, and the hero she’s worked like hell to become.