Lies by T.M.Logan

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One fateful day Joe on his way back after picking his son up from school  is surprised to see his wife who was supposed to be at work pull into a hotel garage. Curious he followed her where he witnesses her arguing with a family friend Ben. Trying to get to the bottom of the argument Joe intervenes but the altercation turns violent with Joe knocking Ben unconscious.That one decision turns Joe’s life upside down with nowhere to turn to as he discovers his whole seemingly happy life was based on a bunch of lies .

Lies a debut by T.M.Logan was based on an interesting premise with some twists and turns . It started fast and the pace was a little slow in the middle but the extra twist in the end made up for it . Overall an interesting read about how social media and technology play such an important part in our lives.

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.

 

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Truth and Lies by Caroline Mitchell

cover144070-medium.pngDI Amy Winters a smart , dedicated police officer is reeling from her dad’s death when she receives a letter from a Lillian Grimes, who is incarcerated for committing a series of killings with her husband.Claiming to be her biological mother Lillian Grimes promises to reveal the location of three of her victims if Amy visits her in prison and satisfies her list of demands.After meeting Lillian Amy starts to recall her horrifying childhood which is scary enough but has also a missing teenage girls case to solve who might be running out of time.

Truth and lies is the first book in new series by Caroline Mitchell . After loving her Ruby Preston series I was excited to read her new series and it did not disappoint . A fast paced book with lots of twists and turns and a kind of a cliffhanger at the end makes this a highly entertaining read and cannot wait for book no 2

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

 

The Wife Before Me by Laura Elliot

cover110998-medium.pngElena meets Nicholas at her mother’s funeral who is also recovering from his wife Amelia’s death.Soon Elena and Nicholas start dating and they move in together and that’s when Nicholas dark side is revealed. When the physical and emotional abuse starts Elena begins to wonder what actually  happened to Amelia

The Wife Before Me is divided into three  parts going back and forth between present ,past and present again.It is well written book with lots of strong characters on a difficult subject of domestic violence with a little paranormal suspense added .Overall a quick ,engaging read.

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

 

Don’t Close Your Eyes by Christie Craig

cover110998-mediumSince she was a kid Annie has suffered from the sand recurring nightmare .When she attends a funeral on her estranged mom’s family’s side realizes that all that she saw in her nightmare was actually true . When Annie was a little girl she witnessed her cousin Jenny’s murder and saw somebody disposing of the body. Not sure where to start investigating she seeks help from the dark handsome Detective Mark Sutton who is fighting his own demons.

This is the first book on the Texas Range series by Christie Craig . I am usually used to reading more if her humorous books do this romantic suspense was a nice surprise . A lot of mystery and a little romance makes this a quick entertaining read.

I would like to thank  Forever (Grand Central Publishing) & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

 

 

No Further Questions by Gillian McAllister

cover110998-mediumMartha a new mom hires her sister Becky as a nanny to take care of her 8 week old daughter Layla who suffers from health issues.With Martha and her husband out of town for work Becky is in charge of Layla for the night .The next morning though Becky calls emergency services because Layla stops breathing but evidence suggests that Layla died the evening before which leads to Becky’s arrest.Torn between the loss of her daughter and her love of her sister Martha does not know what to believe and is riddled with guilt and remorse.

No more questions is a gripping emotional read.Gillian McAllister writing is even paced with a heartbreaking ending. A brilliant story that I found difficult to put down .4 ½ stars.

I would like to thank Penguin UK – Michael Joseph  & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

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Andrea and her mother Laura are enjoying a quiet lunch at the mall when a lone gunman opens fire killing two innocent people.Laura a cancer survivor and a speech therapist trying to save Andrea manages to disarm and kill the gunman . This incident sparks a chain of events that embarks  Andrea on a difficult journey to discover who her mom really is.

Pieces of her is a stand alone fast paced character driven thriller by Karin slaughter . Although not as as dark as her other books it is an entertaining read with emphasis on how  far a mother would go to protect her child. I’m a huge fan of Karin Slaughter and cannot wait for her next one.

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

Our House by Louise Candlish

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Fi and her soon to be ex-husband Bram share custody of the boys and maintain the family home in an arrangement called the “Birds Nest” so as to not disrupt the boys lives. It seems like an ideal arrangement but for one day when Fi arrives she sees strangers move into her house except the house was never on the market.Frantically she tries to contact Bram but realizes he is missing after selling their house for almost 2 million dollars. Soon Fi starts finding out how little she knew her husband and everything begins to fall apart.

Our House is a domestic thriller narrated in a unique way. Fi tells her story through a crime podcast and Bram’stells his via a Word document. The book starts with a bang and is a little slow in the middle but picks up again in the end. An interesting and a different premise makes this book an entertaining read  

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

Disturbed by Jennifer Jaynes

cover110998-mediumFive years ago on Halloween night Chelsea and her friends were celebrating a birthday party when both her friends were killed and Chelsea was found brutally stabbed hanging on to her dear life.Now years later she still has no memories of that night and leads a secluded life.But then when she receives a scary note her worst fears come true as she knows she’s being hunted again

Disturbed is a fast paced psychological thriller that’s keeps you guessing till the end. Lots Of twists and turns with an unexpected ending. My first by Jennifer Jaynes but definitely won’t be my last.

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

 

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Our Kind Of Cruelty by Araminta Hall

cover110998-mediumMike and Verity “V” are in love and like to play harmless games like the “Crave”. Mike changes himself completely to adapt to V’s needs but V moves on to another relationship and when he receives an invitation to her wedding he knows it’s just another game that V us playing with him because after all they belong together

Our kind of cruelty is a dark obsessive tale of love narrated by Mikes POV. It’s a disturbing story of a delusional person and how far they can go building fantasies in their own mind.Though it was interesting to read the book from Mike’s perspective I would have enjoyed it more if there was a chapter about Verity’s thoughts and feelings.

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

The Death and Life of Eleanor Parker by Kerry Wilkinson

cover110998-medium17 year old Eleanor wakes up cold in a riverbank with no memory of what happened to her last night. She is covered with bruises but more importantly she’s dead.She goes home and realizes she does not have her senses of smell or taste and is always cold but people can see her and talk to her . So is she a ghost and how can she investigate her murder when no one knows she is dead?

Death and Life of Eleanor Parker is a YA murder  mystery with a paranormal twist. It’s a different, light engaging summer read with a unique twist in the end.

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