The Ex-Wife by Jess Ryder

cover110998-mediumNatasha has a doting husband Nick, a beautiful three year old daughter Emily and lives in a luxurious house. Everything would be perfect if it wasn’t for Nick’s ex-wife Jen’s constant interference in their lives. So Natasha is caught completely unawares when one day she realizes that Nick has disappeared with Emily. Nowhere else  to turn she asks Jen for help and Jen agrees. But is Jen really trying to help Natasha or seek her own revenge?

The Ex-Wife is a fast paced psychological thriller with lots of twists and turns that kept me up late at night trying to figure out how and where it ends. Narrated in the past and present with two different POV’s Jess Ryder does a bang up job of building up suspense in this entertaining novel which I would definitely 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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Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

cover110998-medium.pngErin and Mark a young couple are very much in love and are busy planning their wedding and honeymoon to Bora Bora. Erin is budding documentary filmmaker and Mark a successful investment banker but just before the wedding Mark loses his job and finds it difficult to get another one. They both still decided to put their troubles decide and go on their lavish honeymoon. During their two weeks of of pure enjoyment they decided to go on a scuba diving adventure and what they find in a bag there changes their lives forever.

Something in the Water is an enjoyable debut thriller by Catherine Steadman. The start of the book was a little slow as we are introduced to the characters but the book picks up pace at around 35% .Strong well developed characters makes this an interesting read and will look forward to reading more by this author.

I would like to thank Random House Publishing Group-Ballantine Ballantine Books & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

 

Murder Game by Caroline Mitchell

cover110998-mediumDS Ruby Preston is trying to find a copycat serial killer who is following the actions of the original serial killer arrested 10 years ago named Lonely Heart Killer .He is targeting women who cheat on their spouses and after capturing them sends pictures of their whereabouts to their homes before killing them.Ruby and her team must race against time to find the killer before he claims anymore victims while keeping one step ahead of Mason Gately the creepy, psychopath  Lonely Hearts Killer .

Murder Game is third and final book in Detective Ruby Preston series and I would suggest reading the series in order even though the book can be read as a stand-alone. It’s a fast paced great read in an exciting series but I enjoyed the other ones a little more than this one .

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

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

cover110998-mediumHanna is a perfect sweet 7 year old child for her dad but does not want to share him with her mom. In her world everything would be better once mom disappears so starts her diabolical acts to make that come true.Suzette loves her husband and tries to love her child but however hard she tries it is difficult for her to connect to Hanna and is sure that there is something seriously wrong with her kid.

Baby Teeth is well written book told from Hanna and Suzette’s POVs. It is dark and creepy but did not work for me as I found it impossible to believe that a 7 year old would be able to commit such horrific acts. I would put this more in a horror genre than a psychological thriller and I’m sure that people who love that category would enjoy it

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 Secret Mother by Shalini Boland

cover110998-mediumWhen Tessa arrives home after visiting her kids graves she finds a little kid Henry in her kitchen asking her “Are you my mummy ?”. The cops and her ex-husband accuse her of kidnapping the boy and soon the media is camped out her front door making her life impossible. Tessa knows she has to get to the bottom of this mystery to clear her name but that might prove to be too dangerous as somebody is following and watching her.

The Secret Mother is a well written psychological thriller with very well developed characters especially Tessa. Even though I guessed early on where the book was going it was an entertaining fast read.

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

 

 

The Confession by Jo Spain

cover110998-mediumHarry a rich corrupt financier is attacked viciously in front of his wife Julie ,by a stranger in his own home. The attacker, J.P.Carney, gives himself up to the cops confessing to the crime. He insists that the crime was a random act as he was suffering a mental breakdown at that moment.The story is then narrated from Julie , J.P Carney and Inspector Alice Moody’s viewpoint to figure out if it really was a random act of violence or a premeditated murder.

The Confession is a thoroughly entertaining , tense , gripping psychological thriller.Jo Spain does a great job weaving through the stories of some very unlikable but well developed characters to a brilliant conclusion.

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

Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea

cover110998-mediumSidney Ryan is an upcoming true crime filmmaker whose documentary resulted in the release of two prisoners.She now is creating a series on Grace Sebold’s case who was arrested 10 years ago for murdering her boyfriend on St. Lucia islands.During her investigation she realizes early on that things don’t add up and Grace might be wrongly committed of the crime and starts trying to overturn the verdict that kept an innocent victim behind bars for so long.

Don’t believe it is an addictive psychological thriller which took me some time to get into. After almost 40% in the book I could not put it down. Edgy with lots of unexpected twists and turns this was one highly entertaining read and am definitely looking forward to what  Charlie Donlea comes up with next.

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

Dying Truth by Angela Marsons

cover110998-medium.pngDetective Kim Stone and her team are investigating an apparent suicide of a 13 year old Sadie in a prestigious Heathcrest Academy. Kim has her suspicions and when another kid is found dead on the school premises she knows the death’s are not an accident.

Dying Truth ,the eight book in Detective Kim Stone series is a gripping , tense , emotional heartbreaking thriller.One of the best book in the series with great heartfelt characters makes it a brilliant , entertaining 5 star read.

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

Snap by Belinda Bauer

cover110998-mediumJack , Joy and Merry were in the car waiting for their mom  when she was kidnapped and murdered. Unable to cope up with the grief of losing his wife their father walks out on them leaving Jack in charge of his younger sisters. Three years later Catherine, a young pregnant woman,  finds a knife on her pillow along with a sinister note. Soon the threats increase but she is reluctant to involve the cops. Meanwhile the local cops are on trail of a thief “ Goldilocks “ who sleeps in the houses he robs and then destroys. All these stories connect together beautifully to create a nonstop exciting thriller

A slow start but the excitement builds up fast enough in this character driven mystery. Belinda Bauer does a great job pulling you in and  breathing life in the characters. A brilliant cleverly crafted suspense thriller which is a must read for all psychological mystery lovers.
I would like to thank Grove Atlantic & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

The Date by Louise Jensen

cover110998-mediumAfter going out on a blind date Ali wakes up in the morning bruised , battered with blood on her fingernails but having no idea what happened to her last night.In the hospital along with amnesia she is diagnosed with facial blindness which makes her unable to recognize anybody’s face including her own. Trying to cope with this trauma is hard enough but when she gets threatening messages she knows her nightmare is just beginning.

The Date is a tense psychological thriller full of suspense , twists and turns. An entertaining , engaging read and will eagerly look forward to the next one by Louise Jensen

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