The Friendship Pact by Alison James

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Lucy and Adele come from different backgrounds but managed to be best friends as kids till a secret managed to tear them apart . Now in the present Lucy is married to a cardiac surgeon and on the surface appears to have it all , but behind closed doors her husband is controlling and abusive . Meanwhile Adele is just out after spending time behind bars. Lucy’s best way out might be Adele but maybe she got more than what she bargained for.

The Friendship Pact by Alison James is a stand alone well written psychological thriller. It did start really strong and though I found the ending a little implausible , but there was still much to enjoy.

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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NO EXIT by TAYLOR ADAMS

cover110998-medium.pngDarby Thorne, a college student receives  a phone call that her mother had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Hoping to reach Utah before the surgery Darby rushes off but hits a  blizzard on the way home.Seeking shelter from the storm inside a rest area she meets other strangers in the same situation.At the advice of one of the travelers Darby tries to go back outside to find cell service to check but when passing a van Darby thinks she sees a child  in a dog crate with duct tape on her mouth.The only thing she knows for sure is that one of the people inside is a kidnapper and she can trust no one .

 No Exit by Taylor Adams is a fast moving non stop action packed thriller.It’a a well written thriller which takes you on a roller coaster ride that does not let up till the end . An engrossing entertaining read that I found difficult to put down once started

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

 

The Home by Karen Osman

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Angela was adopted by  Rosemary and James when she had lost all hope of escaping the children’s home  where kids were beaten with wooden spoons by the manager and taken to the “den” when they misbehave. Now years later at the top of her career  Angela’s finds her biological mother Evelyn but instead of a happy reunion strange sinister things start to happen around them.

The Home by Karen Osman  narrated from three women’s POV, as well as a diary from ‘A’  in childcare. The book started nicely and there were some unexpected twists and turns but the ending was a miss for me ,  plus there is mention of child abuse which might be a trigger for some.  

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

The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor

cover110998-medium.pngJoe Thorne returns to his home town of Arnhill the one place he never wanted to be back as a teacher.His sister Annie had disappeared when Joe was a kid and even though she did come back things were never the same. After getting an email that things are happening in Arnhill again Joe decides to go back to finally  get answers as to what happened all those years ago. 

The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor is a creepy horror story as well as a mystery.I overall enjoyed the mystery aspect more than the horror story but it was difficult to put down once started.  An interesting premise and characters made this an entertaining read 

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

Close to Home by Robert Dugoni

cover110998-mediumTracy and Kins are investigating a hit and run that of a 12 year old African American , D’Andre Miller. The suspect is a Navy based Officer Laszlo Trejo but is proven innocent . Tracy though believes that justice was not served and digs deeper only to uncover a conspiracy that puts her in great danger. Meanwhile Del Castigliano is struggling with his niece’s fatal heroin overdose and along with his partner, Vic Fazzio, tries to hunt down the dealer whose supply is resulting in the high number of OD’s happening around the city

Close to Home by Robert Dugoni is the fifth installment in the Tracy Crosswhite series. This is another action packed thriller with great characters that will keep you hooked to the end. A great addition to the series

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

The Crying Season by D.K. Hood

cover110998-medium.pngDuring Hiking season in Black Rock Falls Jenna and her team are called to investigate a human skull in the forest. Soon when another body is discovered Jenna knows she is chasing a serial killer and to beat him she will have to enter and hunt him in his own turf which might prove to be very dangerous.

The Crying Season by D.K. Hood is the fourth book in the Detectives Kane and Alton series and can be easily read as a standalone. This is another action packed thriller with lots of twists & turns will keep you hooked to the end.

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

Those People by Louise Candlish

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The setting is a nice , friendly ,peaceful neighborhood where people  follow the rules of the council until the unfit neighbors Darren Booth and Jodie  move in. Playing ear-piercing music at all hours , selling used cars from their front yard they disrupt the peace in the neighborhood and when someone ends up dead the list of suspects increases, secrets come tumbling out and distrust among the previously peaceful neighbors increase 

Those People by Louise Candlish is a slow burning domestic thriller which is told from alternating voices and timelines The characters are flawed and unlikable which works for  this story . Overall a quick 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.

The Girl From The Sea by Shalini Boland

cover110998-medium.pngMia is found washed up on the beach with no memory of what happened to her .She can’t even remember her name or recognize her face in the mirror.Next Piers turns up claiming to be her boyfriend  and that she has a family that loves her but she soon discovers that people around her are lying to her and will stop at nothing to prevent Mia’s memory from returning

The Girl From The Sea by Shalini Boland is  quick psychological thriller with well developed characters.. Full of twists and turns with lots of suspects made it an interesting read.

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

 

The Victim by G.D. Sanders

cover110998-medium.pngA young woman found dead in her bedroom with no clear signs of a break in or any evidence of foul play baffles the Canterbury police department . Then another brutal case come to the attention of Canterbury police department’s DI Edina Ogbornelight. Is there a connection between the cases and if so then how are they connected?

The Victim by G.D. Sanders is the second book in DI Edina Ogborne series and can be read as a stand alone.It is very difficult to say much about the story without giving away spoilers .Overall a fast-paced plot, with some despicable characters and with twists and turns that kept me guessing who exactly was the victim all along

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

Little Girl Lost by Carol Wyer

cover110998-mediumDetective Robyn Carter is returning to work after a leave following the death of her husband and unborn child. During her break she was working as a PI for her cousin looking for a teacher named Lucas who was reported missing by his wife. Meanwhile Abigail Thorne is  happily married mother to a baby girl but she has secrets which might threaten her marriage .

Little Girl Lost by Carol Wyer is a start of a new psychological thriller series.Alternating  between Alice’s flashback from the past and present along with Robyn’s story , the book does do justice to all the characters. A little slow in the middle the book does pick up pace later and keeps you guessing till the end .

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