The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

cover110998-mediumYoung girls of around 16 years old have been ‘collected’ by a man who calls himself the Gardener and brought to a gorgeous  garden complete with beautiful trees and flowers somewhere in New York. In reality though the garden is a prison from which there is no escape. In this garden each girl has been tattooed with the wings of a species of butterfly and are kept captive to fulfill the sexual fantasies of the Gardener.

Butterfly Garden is a story told by one of the butterflies in the garden  after her release from captivity. She describes in chilling detail her life before and in the garden  with the other butterflies and the Gardeners obsession with them. A gripping , exceptional tale of strength and survival which I had a hard time putting down.

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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The Housewife by Valerie Keogh

x400Diane has a loving husband an adorable daughter and appears to have a happy content life but is  actually recovering from a break down and is still missing parts of her memory.Soon Diane starts noticing strange things around her and and a mystery stalker that keeps showing up making Diane believe that she might be losing her mind.

The Housewife by Valerie Keogh is  really good psychological fast addictive read which I enjoyed  but felt the ending was a little rushed. Overall a fun entertaining read.

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

Schoolgirl Missing by Sue Fortin

afterNeve and Kit have been  married for a long time and she is a stepmom to 14 year old Poppy who has special needs. She loves Poppy like her own but longs for  her own child, though Kit who lost Poppy’s mom at childbirth is not keen . In order to get over their differences they decide to spend a weekend on their boat but Poppy goes missing in the night  and neither of them can remember what happened . While Kit is trying to find Poppy he comes across Neve’s past and he realizes that her past mistakes may have finally come back to haunt them.

Schoolgirl missing by Sue Fortin is a fast paced psychological thriller .A little predictable with unlikable characters and though I have enjoyed the authors other books this one was a little too unrealistic for me

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.

Dead Memories by Angela Marsons

cover110998-mediumTwo teenagers are found chained to a radiator the boy dead but the girl still clinging to life. DI Kim Stone arrives at the familiar scene as it is exactly how she and her twin were discovered in the same tower thirty years ago. Later she arrives at the scene where the bodies of a middle-aged couple are found in a burnt car bearing an eerie similarity to the deaths of her own parents.The killer is mirroring Kim’s past and will do anything to destroy her emotionally before claiming her as his final target.

Dead Memories is the 10th book in the DI Kim Stone series by Angela Marsons,  it just gets better and better with each book. A tightly woven book full of tension,  twists and turns strong characters and a gripping story-line makes it another great addition to this addictive series. Cannot wait for Book 11!

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

Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine

cover110998-mediumGwen Proctor is trying to  start her life over after the death of her serial killer husband  but everybody is not convinced of her innocence and one of them is  her husband’s victims mother who is producing a documentary to prove Gwen’s guilt. If that was not enough Gwen ends up at Wolfhunter River trying to help a caller’s  daughter find out who murdered her mother.

Wolfhunter River  is the third book in the Stillhouse Lake series by Rachel Caine. It’s a  fast-paced and well written book and though not as suspenseful as the other two it’s very addictive and hard to put down.Looking forward to reading the next one in this highly entertaining series

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

A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty

cover110998-mediumHarper McClain, a crime reporter for the Savannah Daily News,  is hanging out with her friend Bonnie when she gets a call about a murder. Reaching the scene she realizes that the murdered woman is Naomi Scott who works with Bonnie. The police believe that Naomi’s boyfriend is guilty but Harper feels they  are pursuing the wrong man. She is pretty sure that a suspect with a powerful family connections might have a hand in Naomi’s murder and to top all of this off there might be somebody stalking Harper

A Beautiful Corpse is the second book in Harper McClain series and though can be read as a stand alone the plot of the first book is revealed in the beginning of this book.A strong female protagonist and a story with lots of  twists & turns will keep you hooked till he end.The only problem was that this book kind of ends in a cliffhanger and so cannot wait to read the next in the series.

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.

Never Tell by Lisa Gardner

cover110998-medium16 years ago Detective D.D. Warren arrested a  teenage girl Evie for shooting her father. Now years later Evie  is again the main suspect in the death of her husband. Meanwhile Flora who  works as an advocate for sexual victim survivors recognizes Evie’s husband as someone she met when she held captive by Jacob Ness. Along with her friend Quincy  D.D Warren tries to unravel the tangle of secrets and lies where nothing is as it seems.

Never Tell is the  10th book in the Sergeant D.D. Warren series by Lisa Gardner but can be read as a stand alone. Told from three different perspectives of strong women D.D., Evie and Flora it is an excellent psychological thriller with lots of secrets and twists and turns  that keeps misleading the reader An engrossing entertaining twisted read which I would highly recommend to all psychological thriller lovers

I would like to thank Emily Canders , Penguin Random House  for providing an ARC of this book through Netgalley in exchange for my honest and fair review.

 

 

Desperate Girls by Laura Griffin

cover110998-mediumDefense attorney Brynn’s boss when she worked at the prosecutor’s office is murdered and the suspect is an escaped convict that she had helped put behind bars . Brynn’s new boss hires Wolfe Security to provide her and her partner protection until the killer’s caught. Erik Morgan is the security team leader and soon there is  attraction humming beneath the surface between them which adds to the tension .

Desperate Girls is a romantic suspense and the the first in the Wolfe Security series. The book is told from multiple points of view with Brynn ,Erik and the detectives  working on the case. Overall a nicely balanced romantic suspense book a with legal thriller on the the side makes it an interesting read .

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

The Rumor by Lesley Kara

cover110998-medium.pngJoanna , a single mother,  has moved back to small beach town Flinstead with her son Alfie for a fresh new start. Trying to fit in  with the other moms she engages in a little gossip and mentions that a famous child killer is living under a new identity in town to one of her friends in her club. The rumor catches on and it spreads like wildfire and things start spiraling out of control rapidly.

The Rumor  is an intriguing debut by Lesley Kara. Written in short chapters with plenty of twists and turns , red herrings along the way and an unexpected ending made it a gripping  addictive read

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

The Lying Kind by Alison James

x4006-year-old Lola Jade Harper disappeared a few months back and despite the media outcry the police have been unable to find a clue. DI Rachel Prince along with DS Mark Brickall are brought in to take over the investigation. Soon Rachel finds that  little Lola’s life held a lot of lies and secrets which she needs to unravel fast before time runs out for Lola

The Lying Kind is as the first book in DI  Rachel Prince’s series which shows a lot of promise .  A realistic police procedural with a compelling main character with a few  twists that I didn’t see coming made it an interesting read and will look forward  to the next installment in this series

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