Date Night by Samantha Hayes

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

Libby and Sean go on a date night to resolve their differences in marriage but the night doesn’t go as planned and they end up arguing and leaving early. Things go bad from worse when they get home to find their daughter all alone and the babysitter Sasha is nowhere to be found . Days later, Libby is arrested for Sasha’s murder, and although she insists that she is innocent no one believes her. She tells them she didn’t hurt Sasha .. but no one is listening to her. What really did happen that night and does Libby know more than she is letting on ?

Date Night by Samantha Hayes is a fast paced novel with great characters and is an excellent psychological thriller with lots of secrets and twists and turns to discover that keeps misleading the reader. I thought I had guessed the ending but I couldn’t be more wrong and never saw it coming . Highly recommend!

I would like to thank Bookouture & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

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Child’s Play by Angela Marsons

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

Detective Kim and her team are back in action when they arrive at Haden Hill Park to the scene of a horrific crime where a woman is tied to a swing with barbed wire . The victim  Belinda Evans was a retired college Professor of Child Psychology and when two more victims are found Kim discovers that they are all involved in annual tournament, Brainbox, for gifted children . Kim is racing against time to find the serial killer but is one man short as Penn is called back to his old team to look at an old case  he was in charge of which falls apart in court. 

Child’s play is the 11 book in DI Kim Stone series by  Angela Marsons and is as addictive as the others .Even though not as intense as the last few the plot is well crafted , fast paced and keeps you guessing till the end . Looking forward to reading the next one in the series !

I would like to thank Bookouture & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

The Dream House by Jess Ryder

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Stella and her boyfriend Jack   just bought dream house which is a fixer-upper away from the city . One night, a battered and beaten woman Lori shows up at their door, begging for their help from her abusive husband.  Stella offers her refuge for the night but Lori’s stay ends up longer and soon Stella is forced to make a decision between Jack and Lori. 

The Dream House by Jess Ryder is a fast moving , domestic thriller.Told in two different timelines it comes together seamlessly at the end . An excellent psychological thriller with lots of secrets it takes you on a rollercoaster ride that does not let up.

I would like to thank Bookouture & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

Her Deadly Secrets by Laura Griffin

PI Kira Vance is working with her boss Ollie on a  murder case but when she arrives at their client ,the high profile lawyer Brock Logan’s home, a gunman murders her boss and steals all the files. Short on time Brock Logan hires Kira to help his team. Kira knows her boss had discovered new critical  information about the case and along with Jeremy Owens her own personal bodyguard from Wolfe Security team, is determined to find out more , even though it puts her on the killer’s radar. 

Her Deadly Secrets by Laura Griffin is the second book in the romantic suspense Wolfe Security series and can be read as a stand alone. It is a fast moving story with mystery, suspense, and romance which kept me thoroughly entertained. Looking forward to the next one in the series

I would like to thank Gallery, Pocket Books & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

 

The Marriage Betrayal by Shalini Boland

Faye Townsend has planned a surprise family holiday to small seaside town of Swanage, where Jake and his sister, Lainy, grew up but didn’t anticipate her Jake’s reluctance to be back home .What should be a perfect birthday outing though turns out to be a nightmare when her husband Jake and six-year-old son Dylan go missing. While the cops and the community jump in to help search for them secrets come tumbling out and Faye soon realizes that she might have not known her husband at all.
The Marriage Betrayal is a twisty psychological domestic thriller.Told between alternative timelines and POV’s this is another fast moving , gripping addictive read by Shalin Boland.
I would like to thank Bookouture & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

The Whisper Man by Alex North

After Tom’s wife Rebbaca’s death he decides to move, so he and his son Jake relocate to the small town of Featherbank for a fresh start. But in Featherbank  a young boy has gone missing and the case seems to be a replica of an older one where a series of kidnappings and murders were committed by The Whisper Man. The police caught The Whisper Man, Frank Carter, and he has been in jail  for the last twenty years but now Jake is hearing the same whispers that those kids heard years ago . Is it a copycat or did the cops have the wrong guy in the first place?

The Whisper Man is a creepy ,fast moving, psychological thriller.Along with the suspense it is a well written emotionally packed story  of a young boy and his father who are grieving and how they cope with their loss while trying to be there for each other. This book is full of suspense ,intrigue and an emotional rollercoaster for which you will want to stay up until finished.

I would like to thank Celadon Books & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

 

A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell

4 ½ stars

 From the outside it seems as if Caroline has a perfect life; a gorgeous beach home, a successful husband, a beautiful daughter starting college and the perfect job. Even with all that though Caroline is  lonely and when she discovers that her husband is cheating on her at her own housewarming party she decides to have a reckless one night stand with the local bartender Aidan. Only Aidan has a different idea and is not ready to let go of Caroline so soon … 

A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell  is fast-paced plot with well-developed characters that builds to a high climax.Told from Caroline and Aidan’s POV’s it is difficult to figure out who is telling the truth .Overall this was a  really good read and if you are a fan of the psychological thriller genre you will love this

I would like to thank St. Martin’s Press & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

The Arrangement by Robyn Harding

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Nat is a young college going artist trying to survive in New York city. Almost on the verge of being kicked out of her apartment her friend Ava tells her about a Sugar Daddy website where Nat meets Gabe. Though Gabe is thirty years older than her Nat falls in love with him .  Gabe is still married and he has no plans to leave his family for her and when things get too much for him he breaks off the arrangement but Natalie is not ready to accept the end of their arrangement so easily…

The Arrangement by Robyn Harding has great characters and is an excellent psychological thriller with lots of secrets drama, lies, and murderwhich makes it a highly engrossing read  

I would like to thank Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

The Divorce by Victoria Jenkins

3 ½ stars

 Karen is a marriage counselor who while counseling young couple Josh and Lydia has some flashbacks of her first marriage where her husband was abusive. But as the story progresses it becomes apparent the couple are hiding secrets some of which can prove deadly 

The Divorce by Victoria Jenkins is a slow burn psychological thriller narrated by different POV’s . The first half was a little slow  but the tension picked up midway and made it an interesting read for me

I would like to thank Bookouture & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson

A Nearly Normal Family Stella is an  eighteen-year-old daughter of a pastor and a lawyer who is being accused of murdering her older boyfriend. This story is told from the POV’s of both the parents and Stella where they discover how far one would go to protect their family

A Near Normal Family is slow building psychological thriller filled with courtroom drama. A little slow and repetitive at times the end was suspenseful enough to redeem it for me. Overall 3 ½  stars 

I would like to thank Celadon Books  & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.