Gretchen By Shannon Kirk- Book Review

Y’all this book! So many crazy secrets and one mind blowing twist at the end. I really enjoyed this one and the author did an amazing job of bringing you into the story and leaving you shell shock because of all the books strange events. It takes you on one story line and you think you have all the answers and then it takes you down a crazy ass story of the insane next door neighbor and you’re completely mind blown. I didn’t expect the last 1/4 quarter of this this book and I think that’s why I really enjoyed it. I also really enjoyed the main character Lucy because she was trying to figure out who she is and learning to be confident in that and that allowed her character to be relatable. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Thank you to NetGalley and Thomas and Mercer for the ARC of this book.

Synopsis:

Ever since Lucy was two, she’s been on the run alongside her mother. She’s never understood the reason for a lifetime of paranoia, aliases, and lies. All she understands are the rules: never lock eyes with strangers, never let down your guard, and always be ready to move on. Finally, after thirteen years and eleven states, their next hideaway seems perfect. An isolated, fortresslike place in the New Hampshire woods is the new home they share with its owner, a gentlemanly pianist, and his lonely daughter, Gretchen. She’s Lucy’s age and soon becomes Lucy’s first real friend. But Gretchen and her father have secrets of their own—and an obsession with puzzles that draws Lucy into a terrifying new game of hide-and-seek. Lucy’s dark past is about to come calling. And this time, for her and her mother in the house on the hill, it might be too late to run.

The Whisper Man by Alex North- Book Review

WOW! This book was suspenseful, nail-biting and creepy and I absolutely loved it. I couldn’t put it down and read it within two days of starting it. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through. I love that it had a creepy saying that told you a little about who The Whisper Man because that brought it to a whole new creepy level. I also find that very creative on the author’s side of writing. If you love a good mystery thriller book then definitely add this one to you list. It will be published August 20th. Thank you to NetGalley and Celadon books for the ARC. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Synopsis:

After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town. Featherbank. But the town has a dark past. Twenty years ago, a serial killer abducted and murdered five residents. Until Frank Carter was finally caught, he was nicknamed “The Whisper Man,” for he would lure his victims out by whispering at their windows at night. Just as Tom and Jake settle into their new home, a young boy vanishes. His disappearance bears an unnerving resemblance to Frank Carter’s crimes, reigniting old rumors that he preyed with an accomplice. Now, detectives Amanda Beck and Pete Willis must find the boy before it is too late, even if that means Pete has to revisit his great foe in prison: The Whisper Man. And then Jake begins acting strangely. He hears a whispering at his window…

Good Girls Lie by JT Ellison- Book Review

This is my first book by JT Ellison but definitely won’t be my last. I loved this book. If you are looking for a thriller with so many dark twist and turns, then this is the perfect book. The more I read the more I became completely obsessed with what was going to happen next. I love the complexity of this story, JT Ellison left nothing out with all the details in the story as well as the characters. It had been while since I read a thriller that kept the story going with more twist than I can count, which is another reason I love this book. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫. Thank you to @netgalley and @harpercollinsus for the ARC. This book will be published December 30th.

Synopsis:

Perched atop a hill in the tiny town of Marchburg, Virginia, The Goode School is a prestigious prep school known as a Silent Ivy. The boarding school of choice for daughters of the rich and influential, it accepts only the best and the brightest. Its elite status, long-held traditions and honor code are ideal for preparing exceptional young women for brilliant futures at Ivy League universities and beyond. But a stranger has come to Goode, and this ivy has turned poisonous. In a world where appearances are everything, as long as students pretend to follow the rules, no one questions the cruelties of the secret societies or the dubious behavior of the privileged young women who expect to get away with murder. But when a popular student is found dead, the truth cannot be ignored. Rumors suggest she was struggling with a secret that drove her to suicide. But look closely…because there are truths and there are lies, and then there is everything that really happened.

Run Away by Harlan Coben- Book Review

I’ve heard of author Harlan Coben but this is the first book I’ve read by him. I was give an ARC of this book by Net Galley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for a review. This was a great quick thriller read with a lot of twists that continued until the end. I felt that is was easy to get into from the first page and really enjoyed the story dynamics. Not only was this book full of action and also had a deep emotional underlying story as well. The storyline was a little hard to follow because I felt as if there were so many characters that I couldn’t quite keep track of everyone where they connected in the story. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2. It was fast paced but it was also easy to get lost behind all the characters that continued to be presented.

Synopsis:

You’ve lost your daughter.
She’s addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she’s made it clear that she doesn’t want to be found. Then, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park. But she’s not the girl you remember. This woman is living on the edge, frightened, and clearly in trouble. You don’t stop to think. You approach her, beg her to come home. She runs.  And you do the only thing a parent can do: you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Before you know it, both your family and your life are on the line. And in order to protect your daughter from the evils of that world, you must face them head on.

The Mother in Law by Sally Hepworth- Book Review

Thank you to Net Galley and St. Martin’s Press for the ARC to read and review. I really enjoyed this book. I felt like the characters were easy to like and the story was intriguing. I really enjoyed the main character Lucy, and felt like she was extremely easy to relate to. She seemed like an every day normal person that has felt like there was a little tension with her in-laws. It was fun to see this story take all the twist and turns and the endings was definitely a surprise which I did not see coming. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. It’s a quick fast pace read that keeps you intrigued the whole time. I will definitely be reading more books by Sally Hepworth.

Synopsis:

From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, she knew she wasn’t the wife Diana had envisioned for her perfect son. Exquisitely polite, friendly, and always generous, Diana nonetheless kept Lucy at arm’s length despite her desperate attempts to win her over. And as a pillar in the community, an advocate for female refugees, and a woman happily married for decades, no one had a bad word to say about Diana…except Lucy. That was five years ago. Now, Diana is dead, a suicide note found near her body claiming that she longer wanted to live because of the cancer wreaking havoc inside her body. But the autopsy finds no cancer. It does find traces of poison, and evidence of suffocation. Who could possibly want Diana dead? Why was her will changed at the eleventh hour to disinherit both of her children, and their spouses? And what does it mean that Lucy isn’t exactly sad she’s gone?

Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger-Book Review

I love a good story about a female cop that knows how to get the job done when it comes to solving a murder case. This book was one of those books. I really enjoyed the main character Nell Flynn. She had a crazy past but I didn’t feel like that author allowed that to get in the way of the main story about solve two murders of locals girls that were connected. This is the first book I’ve read by Cristina Alger but definitely not the last. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2. Thank you to Net Galley, Penguin Group and Putnam’s Sons Books for the ARC. This book will be published July 2nd so add it to your tbr list.

Synopsis:

FBI Agent Nell Flynn hasn’t been home in ten years. Nell and her father, Homicide Detective Martin Flynn, have never had much of a relationship. And Suffolk County will always be awash in memories of her mother, Marisol, who was brutally murdered when Nell was just seven.  When Martin Flynn dies in a motorcycle accident, Nell returns to the house she grew up in so that she can spread her father’s ashes and close his estate. At the behest of her father’s partner, Detective Lee Davis, Nell becomes involved in an investigation into the murders of two young women in Suffolk County. The further Nell digs, the more likely it seems to her that her father should be the prime suspect–and that his friends on the police force are covering his tracks. Plagued by doubts about her mother’s murder–and her own role in exonerating her father in that case–Nell can’t help but ask questions about who killed Ria Ruiz and Adriana Marques and why. But she may not like the answers she finds–not just about those she loves, but about herself.

Dead Girls Club by Damian Angelica Walters- Book Review

I first want to say thank you to Net Galley and Penguin Random House for the ARC of this book to read and review. This book was a lot of fun to read. I remember when I was younger and playing the game Bloody Mary in a dark bathroom waiting to see if I saw her in the window. This story is about four young teen girls who have a club where they tell scary stories and one of those is Red Lady, Red Lady, show us your face. And of course something ends up going wrong. It took me a few chapters to get into, but once I did I was completely hooked. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2. It brought some fun memories from when I was younger and had sleepovers with friends.

Synopsis:

Red Lady, Red Lady, show us your face…

In 1991, Heather Cole and her friends were members of the Dead Girls Club. Obsessed with the macabre, the girls exchanged stories about serial killers and imaginary monsters, like the Red Lady, the spirit of a vengeful witch killed centuries before. Heather knew the stories were just that, until her best friend Becca began insisting the Red Lady was real–and she could prove it. That belief got Becca killed.It’s been nearly thirty years, but Heather has never told anyone what really happened that night–that Becca was right and the Red Lady was real. She’s done her best to put that fateful summer, Becca, and the Red Lady, behind her. Until a familiar necklace arrives in the mail, a necklace Heather hasn’t seen since the night Becca died.  The night Heather killed her.Now, someone else knows what she did…and they’re determined to make Heather pay.