Save Your Breath by Melinda Leigh- Book Review

I’ve started my month of thrillers with this book. This is the 6th book in the Morgan Dane series by Melinda Leigh. I have thoroughly enjoyed every book in this series and this one did not disappoint. I still love the characters from Morgan, Lance and Sharp to a newer character who is Olivia. It’s easy thriller read that is also hard for me to put down so I was able to read this book within two nights. It had me guessing until the very end. If you haven’t read this series then definitely give it a try. I was able to read this one for free through Kindle Unlimited. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I already can’t wait for the next book.

Synopsis:

When true-crime writer Olivia Cruz disappears with no signs of foul play, her new boyfriend, Lincoln Sharp, suspects the worst. He knows she didn’t leave willingly and turns to attorney Morgan Dane and PI Lance Kruger to find her before it’s too late.

As they dig through Olivia’s life, they are shocked to discover a connection between her current book research on two cold murder cases and the suicide of one of Morgan’s prospective clients.

As Morgan and Lance investigate, the number of suspects grows, but time is running out to find Olivia alive. When danger comes knocking at their door, Morgan and Lance realize that they may be the killer’s next targets.

Hello October

For the month of September I read romantic comedies but now that it’s October, and my favorite month of the year, I’m only reading thrillers. Thrillers and suspense novels are my favorite. Here are a few thrillers I’ve read and absolutely loved. What are some thrillers you have enjoyed?

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.

Undone by Karin Slaughter- Book Review

This is the third book in the Will Trent series by Karin Slaughter and quite possibly my favorite in the series so far. I was hooked from the first page all the way to the last page. The book introduces a new character, Sara Linton, who works for in the trauma center at a hospital but has also been a coroner in her past and is grieving the loss of her husband. I really like her character, she seemed smart and didn’t let people walk over her. The story jumps right in from the beginning which I absolutely loved. This book is dark and twist with a serial killing hunting young, thin brunettes around the Atlanta area. Once again, Karin Slaughter leaves out no details so prepare yourself for squeamish moments and details. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Even if you don’t read the first two books, this book could almost be a stand alone book. I promise you won’t want to put it down.

Synopsis:

In the backwoods of suburban Atlanta, where Sara’s patient was found, local police have set up their investigation. But Georgia Bureau of Investigation detective Will Trent doesn’t wait for the go-ahead from his boss—he plunges through police lines, through the brooding woods, and single-handedly exposes a hidden house of horror buried beneath the earth. Then he finds another victim.…  Wresting the case away from the local police chief, Will and his partner, Faith Mitchell—a woman keeping explosive secrets of her own—are called into a related investigation. Another woman—a smart, upscale, independent young mother—has been snatched. For the two cops out on the hunt, for the doctor trying to bring her patient back to life, the truth hits like a hammer: the killer’s torture chamber has been found, but the killer is still at work. In her latest suspense masterpiece, Karin Slaughter weaves together the moving, powerful human stories of characters as real as they are complex and unforgettable. At the same time she has crafted a work of dazzling storytelling and spine-tingling mystery—as three people, each with their own wounds and their own secrets, are all that stands between a madman and his next crime.

Author Highlight- Karin Slaughter

You know you’ve read a great book when it sticks with you for days, even weeks after reading them. This is exactly how I feel about Karin Slaughter’s books. There is no doubt that she knows how to write amazing detailed stories that haunt you after finishing them. My only warning with her books is that they can be graphic and for me that makes me love her writing even more but for others that might be difficult to process. She leaves nothing to the imagination and allows takes you down a complex series of events. I have read quite a few Karin Slaughter books so far my favorites are Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter.