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My Only Sunshine (Sunshine Series #1)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  108 ratings  ·  42 reviews
On a cold morning in late fall a girl was found running down the street, naked and screaming. She had been missing for over a month.

It’s been 5 years since that day and 18 year old Taylor Cormier may have escaped her captor but never escaped the trauma. Jacob, the man who took her was never caught. Her life could have been lots of things, but instead it’s mace, house alar
Paperback, 348 pages
Published June 1st 2019 by Independently Published
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Merphy Napier
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was incredible. It had me fully engaged from start to finish and THAT ENDING! Highly recommend this one.
Kylie Crawford
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This ended up being a great story! Tropes that litter the thriller genre seemed to crop up at the beginning, but tropes are tropes for a reason, and good characters and plotting redeemed it! The author isn’t afraid to go to dark places and get graphic without being gratuitous.


The predictability was reserved for character reveals, not plot, and surprisingly once I reached those reveals it didn’t bother me! The plot did surprise me, as did the likability of our main characters. I’d definitely reco
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fast moving, readable mystery. A great summer read!
Apr 08, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thrillers
I love the idea behind this story - what if a girl who has been abducted is able to escape, but the bad guy is never caught? How does she attempt to move on knowing he is still out there? I've read a few books with this premise because it really intrigues me. This was good, creepy in parts - I'll definitely never be able to hear "You Are My Sunshine" without getting chills anymore. It would probably translate really well into film - maybe not a blockbuster hit, but at least a super creepy Lifeti ...more
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
„It wasn’t curiosity that killed the cat, it was predictability.“

Taylor was kidnapped when she was 13 and escaped. Her kidnapper was never caught. Now, 5 years later, another girl has disappeared and the police suspect the same man who kidnapped Taylor was behind it. Taylor can only remember small fragments of her abduction due to the severe trauma she suffered. She feels guilty and desperately wants to help find the kidnapped girl and therefore starts a trauma therapy to get her memories back b
Sarah Barry
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved the book. Twists and turns all over the place. Kept my attention the whole way! I lost a lot of sleep because I didn’t want to put it down! And couldn’t wait to pick it back up. Entertaining and gripping! Cannot wait for the next book by M.J.Fleming!
Jul 03, 2019 rated it liked it
It was a good idea that could have been executed a lot better. It didn't feel like the author built the characters that well therefore I felt it was very obvious who the bad guy was (his name was a big give away) which isn't what you want for a thriller. ...more
Megan Malone
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a very compelling story. I didn't want to put it down. All the characters were well written and very likeable. I liked how we see the effects from Taylor's kidnapping. It felt very authentic and reasonable.

The ending was a little bit hard to believe. It also felt a little too rushed. A lot of things happen in the last 30 pages and I would have liked to see a little more of the fallout. I wanted another chapter to see how Taylor copes. Hopefully we will get to see that in Part 2.

The twi
Angela Jr.
Sep 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
That ending!
Can't wait for the second installment.
Tonya Hanback
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intense quick read!

Great story. The middle was a little boring, but the ending made up for it. I can't wait to read the sequel!
Jessica A Norris
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read, small spoiler in review

Book was a good read, held my attention through most of it. Good story, somewhat predictable, some parts a little unbelievable (in regards to quick bonding with Patrick and only week of training) Will continue to read series.
April Barker
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book full of twists and suspense! Couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end. Looking forward to the next book from M.J. Fleming. ...more
Amanda Fuentes
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read!

This book was well written. Very suspenseful! Kept my interest throughout. I actually stopped in the middle of another series to read this one and couldn't put it down! I cannot wait until the next installment!
Nancy Marie
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Suspenseful - Definitely Kept My Interest. I Want More !!

I am usually a 2-3 book at a time reader. Putting one book down and picking up another taking my time getting through each one in rotation. That was simply not possible with this story. I had to know how it ended, although at times I was pretty terrified of what would be next. Amazing that this is the author's first attempt at publishing. Can't wait for her next book and am hoping this particular story has a Part II. Highly recommend !!
Megan Ivanoff
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It's not often that I find a book I just can't put down, but this was one of them. I was hooked from the first chapter and it held my attention until the last page. It's well written, engaging, and suspenseful with some unexpected twists. A must read and I can't wait for the sequel! ...more
3 stars with an average of 6.8/10
My rating system:
1 star: 1.0-2.9/10
2 stars: 3.0-5.4/10
3 stars: 5.5-7.0/10
4 stars: 7.1-9.0/10
5 stars: 9.1-10/10
Rating based on plot, characters, and writing (2x)

Plot: 7.2/10
Characters: 8/10
Writing: 6/10
General enjoyment: 6.5/10

I liked the plot and the concept and definitely want the sequel. I've got a feeling which character might play a big role in that one. I have to say though: the final twists weren't that surprising to me. I liked the dynamics between t
Doug Meier
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read this book while on vacation. It was very good. I read for pleasure. I care if it is well written and keeps my interest. Nothing too trashy or vulgar is a bonus. This book definitely kept my interest and was well written. Intimate scenes were well written, appropriately discreet and the language was fine and appropriate to the characters. My only issue came with the ending. Keep in mind I was finishing the book while packing up from vacation and heading home. I had a lot of starts and stop ...more
Jan 17, 2021 rated it liked it
This is the first self published book I read in my life - at least as far as I remember.
It's always easy to criticize other people's work but personally, it felt like reading a fan-fiction. Besides a few typos and missing punctuation marks (which is a pet peeve of mine in every publication - books, newspaper articles...) the story had a weird pacing. Suddenly people had feelings without any real build up. After the second half, I was invested in the story line but still it was weird to read.
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Heyo I'm feeling a bit tired and not inspired to write a review but also I didn't want to give this book 2 stars and not explain anything because to be fair I don't think it's a bad book, I think it's mostly me.

So positives : I thought the main character was smart. Also her mom. I think their relationship was very cute and loving and they were both mature about stuff. They made decisions that made sense to me.

Negative : This is a self-published book and I thought it lacked a little bit of edit
Kendra Maynard
Sep 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh man oh man oh man what a great book!
I listen to this book through audible because my favorite booktuber Merphy Napier recommended it and to top it all off she is the narrator. And man I’m telling you it did not disappoint!
I did figure out the twists of the book BUT that didn’t make this book any less excited! The ending was fantastic!
You as the reader get pretty attached to taylor the main character. And the Irish security guy (can’t remember his name) man Love Him! I hope part 2 has more
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down. I read it in 2 days! I picked it up after meeting the author at an author reading. I love supporting local authors so I decided to give it a go and it did not disappoint! It’s a story of survival and strength and the pursuit of normalcy after a girl (Taylor) was abducted, held captive and assaulted for 40 days. The fear that her abductor is coming back for her, since he was never caught, consumes her and she fights to regain her life. It kept me on the edge of my ...more
Jordan Sullivan
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was equally creepy and intriguing. The MC is unable to remember a lot of her trauma and is attempting to get her memories back to help a little girl who had been taken, and they think it was the same person. Eventually she is able to retrieve her memories but now the child thief is after her again. It was a little predictable but I liked the ending, the pacing was great and I loved the audiobook narrator 😁
Marcy Kennedy
Mar 08, 2020 marked it as did-not-finish
Three strikes and I gave up only seven chapters in.

The book needs an editor. There were so many typos and grammatical errors that it was distracting.

The writing was also clumsy, the worst being head-hopping and POV errors all over the place. It made it impossible for me to connect to the characters.

When the swearing also started amping up, I called it.
Oct 15, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this book deserves a review even though I did not love it, but I loved the idea. First, the story had a painfully slow start followed by a very exciting middle. I feel everyone but me loved the ending. I hated it. Not only the twist was obvious to me (I don't mind this that much), there were gaps the size of contents and unbelievable events. And that epilogue, which is of course unbelievable and serves only to inform us that there is a sequel. This book could have been great. I really re ...more
Erica P.
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This quick read kept me guessing the whole way through til the end. I really felt like I knew the characters and was trying to figure out who Taylor could trust. I can't wait to see what Part 2 brings! ...more
Dan Morse
Excellent read. A book and effort you should be proud of. For someone who normally doesn't read, I finished it in two days. I was totally emersed in the story throughout the book until the final word. Can hardly wait till the next one.
Mackenzie Brogdon
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was phenomenal. The build-up wasn't too slow or too rushed. Absolutely gripping. I definitely suggest the audible version, the narrator did a fantastic job and I was hooked from the first 5 minutes. ...more
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very engaging! I listened to this book. Usually, it is hard for me to become engaged in audiobooks but it was easy for this one. A few plot holes in my opinion, but overall I really enjoyed it!
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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