Black Heart by Anna-Lou Weatherley

cover110998-mediumEven though it’s been two years since the death of his girlfriend and his unborn baby Detective Dan has not come close to dealing with the loss.When a wealthy man is found with his wrists slashed Detective Dan jumps into the case suspecting murder. Soon he finds himself hot on heels of Goldilocks , a serial killer , even if it means risking his entire career and even his life.

Black Heart  starts slow but picks up midway and makes an interesting engaging new police procedural series.Detective Dan is an extremely likable character and I cannot wait to see where  Anna-Lou Weatherley takes him next in this thrilling new series.

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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The Temp by Michelle Frances

cover110998-mediumCarrie a successful T.V. producer with an award winning screenwriter husband Adrian finds herself pregnant and is looking for a temporary replacement while she goes on maternity leave.

Emma , a 24 year old script editor feels like a perfect fit and everyone seems to love her but Carrie soon starts to suspect  that there might be an ulterior motive to Emma’s intentions.

The Temp is my second book by Michelle Frances after loving her first book The Girlfriend.It is a fast, entertaining read with some expected and some unexpected twists. Looking forward to reading the next one by Michelle Frances.

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

 

The Night Before by Wendy Walker

cover110998-medium.pngAfter a bad breakup Lara has moved in with her sister Rosie and her husband but now she is ready to enter the dating world. She signs up on a dating service online and goes out on a blind date but never returns home. Rosie begins searching for her sister but soon discovers that she didn’t know all her sisters secrets after all.

The Night Before by Wendy Walker is a fast paced  psychological thriller with a clever engaging plot. Told in different POV’s and alternate timelines with a few twists and turns and in depth characters makes this a compulsive read

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.

 

Watching You by Lisa Jewell

cover110998-mediumThis book starts with a murder but you don’t know how and what happened.Joey along with her husband moves in her brothers house in Melville street. Across their house lives Tom Fitzwilliam the charming new principal with his family, one of Tom’s student Jenna too lives on the same street with her mom who is convinced that the new principal is not all that he seems.

Told from several POV’s in a neighborhood where everybody is watching each other there is no shortage of suspects. Well developed suspicious characters , stalkers, lots of twists and turns makes this a compelling read.My first from Lisa Jewell but definitely not my last.

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

 

The Diary by Vikki Patis

 

x400Lauren returns home after 10 years on the death anniversary of her best friend Hannah. However on return she starts to receive threatening text messages along with the rest of her friends. When Lauren finds Hannah’s diary she realizes that all of them had secrets to hide and  maybe she didn’t really know her Hannah after all

The Diary by Vikki Patis is a slow building  thriller going back and forth between the past and the present that definitely has a “Pretty Little Liars “ theme to it. A few twists and turns but not exactly a psychological thriller as the antagonist was easy to guess and not too much of a suspense./

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

 

You Let Me In by Lucy Clarke

cover110998-mediumElle’s first novel was a bestseller but she is suffering a writer’s block now. Her next book is approaching its deadline and she has nothing to show for it. Renovating her new house has put her in a lot of debt and to get out of it she decides to rent her house for two weeks on Airbnb while she travels to France. After returning though she feels as if something is amiss. Her things start disappearing, she feels as if someone is watching her house and maybe somebody went through her locked things and discovered her most dark and deadliest secret of all.

You Let Me In by Lucy Clarke is a dark, creepy, psychological thriller with some unlikable characters that added to the story . A satisfying , twisty read and will definitely recommend to all psychological thriller lovers.

I would like to thank Harper Collins , HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

 

Closer by K.L.Slater

x400Emma and Shaun’s marriage might be over but they decide to live together for their daughter Maisie’s sake. The living arrangements though don’t last long as Shaun falls in love with Joanna who just happens to be Emma’s boss and above all Joanna has a daughter Piper who bullies Maisie. Seeing her daughter suffer Emma decides to delve deeper in Joanna’s past to uncover her dark secrets

KL Slater is soon becoming one of my favorite authors and this book like her others is full of interesting characters , twists and turns which all end in an unpredictable explosive ending . Eagerly awaiting her next book

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

 

Malice by Jennifer Jaynes

cover110998-mediumDaniel is leading a perfect life , has a perfect job as a pediatrician ,a beachfront home in Malibu and a beautiful trophy wife Mia but soon things come crashing down.Upon returning to his practice after his honeymoon Daniel discovers his colleagues and boss aggressively pushing a drug that is not as wonderful as it seems, On top of that Daniel is pretty sure that his new wife might be having an affair

I have read a couple of Jennifer Jaynes books which I enjoyed thoroughly and this one too did not disappoint, This is a fast paced , unpredictable intense thriller which could very well occur in real life.

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

The Memory by Lucy Dawson

x400After an unfortunate tragedy strikes, Evie along with her daughter Isobel move to an isolated town. Many years later though when Evie decides to sell to another family and move to a smaller house, secrets come tumbling out that can have a drastic effect on everybody involved

Told from alternating point of views The Memory is a dark psychological thriller that gripped me from the start.  I don’t want to give away too much so will just say it’s a fast read with a twist that I didn’t see coming

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

Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

cover110998-medium★★★☆ 3 ½ stars

Lauren a new mother has just given birth to twins, Morgan and Riley ,and is truly exhausted suffering from sleep deprivation. In the hospital though she becomes convinced that she saw a menacing woman who wants to take her twins and replace them with her own. When she reports it to the cops they don’t find anything and everybody starts questioning her sanity but Lauren seriously believes that her babies are in danger and will stop at nothing to protect them.

Little Darlings is a creepy psychological thriller with some paranormal aspects to the story. It’s a well written story relying heavily on dark fairy tales and changeling stories. An interesting slightly unsettling read.

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