You Will Pay by Lisa Jackson

you willYou Will Pay is the latest mystery novel by Lisa Jackson. Camp Horseshoe is a religious summer camp run by the preacher Jeremiah and his wife Naomi. The camp shuts down after one fateful night when two teen counselors Ellie and Monica disappear and another is seriously injured. After twenty years the remains of a body is discovered and all the counselors get back together to get their stories straight. The book goes back and forth between the present and past unfolding the secrets the teenagers held all those years ago. What really happened that night ? Was it a prank that went bad or did the two girls fall victim to a convict who escaped prison nearby?

I like Lisa Jackson but was a little disappointed in this book. The book is fast paced but felt rushed. It did have surprise ending but the characters were not developed or very likable. Overall I would rate it 3 stars and even though the story was complete it felt unfinished.

Many thanks to the publisher & NetGalley for this sample copy in exchange for my honest and fair review.

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Their Lost Daughters by Joy Ellis

lostTheir Lost Daughters by Joy Ellis is the second book in the Jackman Evans series and better than the first one.

Two girls go to a party but only one girl Toni is found alive ,wandering lost, drugged and confused. She talks about the second girl Emily who went along with her but got abducted by unknown men. While investigating this case Jackman and are also asked to re-investigate a ten year old case of a missing child Kenya Black, which was never solved. Will Jackman and his team be able to find what happened to Emily and also provide justice to the Kenya Black’s case?

This is was a thrilling police procedural read with some great characters. The plot line flowed seamlessly and the end came together beautifully. I highly recommend Their Lost Daughters by Joy Ellis for all mystery lovers.

Many thanks to the publisher & NetGalley for this sample copy in exchange for my honest and fair review.

 

Safe With Me by K.L.Slater

safeSafe with me is a debut psychological thriller by K.L Slater.

Anna is a postal worker with slight OCD tendencies. She likes to stick to  her routine and has anxiety disorders. Her neighbor Mrs. Peat looks out for her as something awful happened to  Anna’s family. One day Anna witnesses a car accident by someone who Anna believes is responsible for destroying her family. She decides to help Liam , who was hurt In the accident , and exact her revenge at the same time.

This is my second book by this author and I liked Blink much better. The characters on this book were not very likable and though there was some twists in the book the plot moved too slowly for me.

Many thanks to the publisher & NetGalley for this sample copy in exchange for my honest and fair review.

 

 

 

The Child by Fiona Barton

 

chikdThe Child by Fiona Barton is a wonderful mystery read with some great twists and turns.

A baby’s skeleton was found in a construction site and was named as the “Building Site Baby”. Reporter Kate Waters decides to investigate the story. The book is narrated with different POV’s , Angela whose baby was kidnapped at the maternity ward ,Emma who is hiding a secret for a very long time and Jude , Emma’s self-involved mother. During Kate’s investigation, more mysteries are unearthed and secrets’ revealed. Will Angela finally figure out what happened to her baby a long time ago and will Emma’s secret destroy her marriage?

I liked this book much better than Fiona Barton’s first book The Widow. The characters were complex and well developed. Some twists and turns with a surprise ending. I would definitely recommend this book with a 4 star rating.

Many thanks to the publisher & NetGalley for this sample copy in exchange for my honest and fair review.

 

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

ragDetective William “Wolf” Fawkes gets a call about a stitched up corpse made up of  six victims named the ‘Ragdoll’. He has recently been reinstated at his job after attacking ‘The Cremation Killer” in court. Wolf is assigned this case with his old partner Emily Baxter . Within hours of Ragdoll murder the killer releases list of names and dates that he intends to murder to Wolf’s ex wife ,a T.V . journalist with Wolf’s name being last on the list. Will Wolf and Emily catch the killer on time before he gets any more victims and claims the final prize Wolf?

I was approved for the Ragdoll sampler and had to buy it as soon as it was on sale. It is a dark book with satirical humor and great complex well developed flawed characters. A definite must read for all mystery lovers.

Many thanks to the publisher & NetGalley for this sample copy in exchange for my honest and fair review.

 

One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline

lieChris Brennan gets hired at a local high school near Philadelphia as a teacher and a baseball coach assistant. Chris is not his real name though and his whole life story is a fake. He quickly befriends three boys from the baseball team who have troubling home conditions and has a plan for them.
The book is divided into two parts, Step one where Chris bonds with the community and Step two where his reasons and master plan is explained. Along with Chris’s story we get involved with the three boys and their domestic situations.
I am a big fan of Lisa Scottoline and was real excited when I got approved for the the ARC. Though not a big thriller the book had enough twists and turns to keep me intrigued. Not one of my favorite Lisa Scottoline books but a quick fast entertaining read. A solid 3.5 stars
Many Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this advance reader copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

In The Clearing by Robert Dugoni

clearingThis is the third book in the Tracy Crosswhite series which is definitely a must read for all police procedural mystery lovers

Tracy’s sister Sarah disappeared when she was a teen which haunted and shaped Tracy’s future. So when her friend Jenny asks her to investigate a 40 year cold case mysterious suicide of a teenager Tracy jumps right in. Meanwhile back in Seattle her team is investigating a domestic shooting where the mom and son have both confessed to killing the victim.

Robert Dugouni wrote a detailed police procedural book  and I definitely enjoyed reading it. The cold case was more interesting than the present one and would rate overall 4 stars.

Many thanks to the publisher & NetGalley for this advance reader copy in exchange for my honest and fair review.