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Reese Carlisle hates her life.

Three years after her father’s arrest for one of the largest embezzlement schemes in history, twenty million dollars is still missing, and the world believes she knows where it is.

Two years after her brother’s death, they still think she killed him.

One year later, she’s still hiding.

When the loneliness is too much, she seeks out strangers for
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Published September 21st 2020 by Julianna Keyes
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Sharon It's soooo good! Just explicit enough, would be my answer. I can find sex scenes in books a bit embarrassing to read. Not this one! They are so well w…moreIt's soooo good! Just explicit enough, would be my answer. I can find sex scenes in books a bit embarrassing to read. Not this one! They are so well written and link brilliantly to the way in which the characters relationship develops. Enjoy!(less)
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ʚϊɞ Shelley's ʚϊɞ Book Nook

3.5 Stars

Are you ready for this provocative, suspenseful read?

I don't even really know where to start with this one. I will say this...Any author that can branch out from her normal genre of romance and write something like this says tremendous things about them. The first person point of view of this book was interesting and it worked. It was beyond fascinating seeing Reese from the POV we did and written any other way I don't think this book would have been what it is and that w
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Gaufre
Sep 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
It is hard to categorize. It is part romance, part mystery. It is 100% fun.

Reese was uber rich, spoiled, and obsessed with appearing in the media. Three years ago, her father was arrested for embezzling 220 million dollars, 20 millions of which had not been recovered. She went into hiding because everyone was after her, thinking she knew where the money was.

Reese is a heroine with whom I generally would not sympathize, but Julianna Keyes made her very relatable. She is paranoid about people re
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Linda Strong
Oct 27, 2020 rated it really liked it

Reese Carlisle (called Pieces by her father) is having a bad life. Her father was arrested 3 years for embezzlement. Twenty Million dollars are still missing and the Feds want it ... and so do a particular couple of men that it was stolen from. Her brother died in a one-car accident ... Reese was with him in the car.

She's been called all sorts of things .. most not printable here. The FBI thinks she knows where the missing money is. They think she knew about the crime, even though there is absol
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MBR
28 year old Reese Charlotte Carlisle lives a life mostly in seclusion, ever since her life had changed so drastically upon the scandal that had broken her family apart. With her father in jail, her brother no more, Reese is all alone in the world and she prefers the anonymity her current life affords her. The only voice she allows herself is the meaningless one night stands she engages in on occasion, assuming different identities that suits her when the mood strikes.

On the fateful night she com
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Shalini
Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
The book was a bullet ride; it captured me with the encapsulation of life that Reese was lining where her father was in prison for embezzlement and the feds were after those millions until she met a man who praised her and she told him things about herself. But both were lying.

My first book by this author, I flew through the book as it was fast-paced, there were enough twists and action to keep me hooked to my kindle. The writing made me excited to know what would happen to Reese and who the ne
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Erin
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s-read
The perfect combination of romance and mystery (which are 2 of my favorite genres)! I could not put this book down!

Reese Carlisle has been in hiding for the last 3 years going under different aliases to protect herself from the public eye. Her father was arrested for the biggest embezzlement scheme in history, stealing $220 million. The FBI has recovered all but the last $20 million and everyone thinks that Reese knows where it is. Reese’s image has been completely dismantled from the public lab
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Cait
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020
This was a very pleasant surprise! I thought this would be more thriller/suspense, rather than mystery/suspense, but I'm not mad about that. It was pretty obvious to me that Reece wasn't in danger from Chris (though (view spoiler) ...more
Sharon
Aug 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a really great, sexy, thriller of a ride. Apparently, the author is known for romance books (not really my genre). However, this is a fabulous, exciting tale about a woman whose father has been imprisoned for embezzlement and who is trying to get her life back together after much media speculation about her role in his crimes.
In doing so she has become a hermit except for her evening forays to meet strangers where she adapts a different role each time.
This is, until she meets a stranger
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Aida ☾
Aug 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, i-have-it
the plot sounded interesting, and it was in general. however, it took me a while to get into it and i feel like it was because of the writing style. i felt like it didn't matched the story or the genre and it made it hard for me to connect to anyone in the story. once things got going, about 20% into the book, it got better. it was an quick, fun, what's-gonna-happen-next? type of story, which i enjoyed. it was a cool mix of romance and mystery, and a good time overall. ...more
Kate R
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, netgalley
Julianna Keyes has returned with a brand new genre for her: romantic suspense. This first foray into this new area was quite well done. It kept my interest throughout trying to put all the pieces of this puzzle together.

Reese is basically a hermit, after her father’s arrest for embezzlement, and her brother’s death. She’s the only Carlisle left, and has been a constant target for the public. She goes into hiding and only comes out for dates where she takes on a brand new persona every time. She
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Sunny (Kindles & Wine Book Blog)
I’ve enjoyed Julianna Keyes’ Charleston Thrashers sports romances so thought I’d give her sexy suspense a try. It didn’t disappoint.

I liked Reese’s journey and while I started out feeling pity for her character, somewhere along the line that pity turned into respect. She found her life of solitude getting more difficult and I thought the story that unfolded when she stepped out of the security of her small lonely world intriguing and well constructed.

Even though this isn’t specifically a roman
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Em
Oct 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I like almost everything Julianna Keyes writes. I liked this, too. But.

All the Missing Pieces is dark and depressing - and I struggled to cozy up to our heroine/survivor Reece. The plot feels a tad too predictable almost from the moment we meet the second half of the "romantic" pairing and realize he's up to shenanigans. Fortunately, Keyes keeps a few secrets as the novel unfolds, and readers will have to wait to the near end for answers about a big secret our heroine may or may not be
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Miekenstein
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I mostly read romance these days, the high anxiety books that I read primarily for years no longer hold much appeal. (I get too tense, and can't stand the suspense, at my middle age.) Because I love Julianna Keys's books, I was excited to give this one a try.

All the Missing Pieces hooked me from the start. I read it in one sitting and didn't get bored at any point. The suspense is there, but I never felt overwhelmed by the chaos in the book.

Romance is also present in the book, but I think it
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Tarang Sinha
Sep 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
'TONIGHT MY NAME IS Denise.'

This is the opening line of this book.

There's a reason Reese is living like a hermit. Three years ago, his father got arrested for stealing 200 million dollars. But 20 million dollars is still missing and they think she knows where it is. Then, his brother Alex dies in an accident. They think she killed her own brother. So basically, Reese is hiding.

In these 3 long years, when loneliness gets too much to bear, she pretends to be someone else and meets people. Just on
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Eileen (BookCatPin)
Aug 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Having loved many of Julianna Keyes's books I knew I needed to read All the Missing Pieces. And I was right- the story did not disappoint and was full of atmospheric moments. It's satisfying in both the romance and suspense department.

I liked seeing the contrast between past and present Reese. Compared to the proud and flashy old her, the new Reese was miserable and paranoid. Her change in demeanor was justified given her whole world was turned upside down by two life-changing occasions. The way
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LynneV
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Chickoutthesebooks
Aug 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
"You always want to believe you'll be the hero of your own story."

Thank you @NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review! All The Missing Pieces will be available 09/21/2020!

My Synopsis

Reese Carlisle has undergone a major shift in priorities the last three years. She used to only focus on when the next party was, avoiding the paparazzi, and getting ready to take over the family business. Now, three years after her father was arrested for embezzling $120 million dollars, she's a hermi
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Samadhee Ismail
Aug 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank You Netgalley and Julianna Keyes for giving me the unedited version of this book! This review is completely based on my honest opinion.

Reese Carlisle hates her life. Three years ago, her father was arrested for the biggest embezzlement in the history reportedly stealing 220 million dollars. The 200 million dollars have recovered the the 20 million is still missing. The media has tainted Reese's image, labeling her as a liar, whore and after her brother's death, murderer and many believe th
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Nightbird Novels
Sep 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Reese Carlisle lives deep in the shadows of Holden City, a far cry from her former life in the spotlight. Once a golden girl with the world at her feet, her life sits in tatters after losing it all. And while Reese doesn't allow herself many comforts, or human contact, she has been known to slap on a wig, fake her identity and go out on a date now and then... 

And then she meets the man who will once again rip her world apart... Chris Sherwood.

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All the Missing Pieces w
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pageswithpayten
Sep 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Thank you NetGalley and Julianna Keyes for gifting me an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!
I am almost strictly a romance reader, but when I saw Julianna Keyes’ new book I was interested. It is, after all, spooky season and what better segue into Fall than a Romantic Thriller.
Reese has a hard a rough few years. First her father is arrested and hauled to prison for some shady business deals and then her brother dies and she is left feeling responsible. She wants a fre
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Jess Rodgers
Aug 23, 2020 rated it liked it
This one just didn’t quite hit the spot for me.

Reese Carlisle is basically a hermit. She lives unhappy in the wake of her father’s crime of major embezzlement.

She dons different personalities with fake names to hookup with guys from a dating site, just so she can have a little human contact. One night, while out on a date with Doug, she meets Chris, who’s clearly out of place in this upscale restaurant with his elbow patches and fake Rolex. She ends up running into Chris multiple times and sta
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Glossop
May 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this, Ms. Keyes is a great storyteller and her stories pull you in, and this has an interesting plot. I enjoyed that Reese was a flawed heroine. The plot had a few surprises. I will say the romance was a little less satisfying, but I don’t think this was intended as a romance. Ms. Keyes heroes often don’t do any groveling or even apologizing, yet are seemingly forgiven for some pretty bad actions. Of course this not being a romance might explain some of that, but I’ve noticed it in som ...more
Crystal
Jun 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021
All the missing pieces Jules Keyes. Omg I loved this book. Reese was such a compelling character, with her past and secretive routines and her sheer strength to survive. But her carelessness with men, especially chris, was so refreshing because how can someone so careful to hide their identity be so foolish with people they’re getting the most intimate with?? I LOVED THEIR DYNAMIC and absolutely adoreddd how the story turned out. I loved how she wasnt greedy like her father and didn't keep the m ...more
Anoshka
Sep 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
*Copy provided by publisher in exchange for a review*

This book was just twist after twist after twist. The first 20% was extremely slow and took me a while to get through but when the book picked up it didn’t stop. I really liked the twists and how Reese handled everything she discovered. While she was annoying at times, she wasn’t a weak character and I appreciated how she looked out for herself and how she handled the entire situation. While I did like the book, I felt it could have been devel
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Kimberly
Sep 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Review featured at www.books-n-kisses.com

3.75 Hearts A bit romance, a bit mystery and a whole lot of good read. After Reese’s dad goes to jail for stealing a butt-load of money Reese goes into hiding, sorta. She is still out in the world but under a bunch of pseudonyms and back stories. Then she meets Chris.

There are a lot of things to figure out while we enjoy the HOT romance between “Denise”/Reese and Chris. Does Reese have or know where the missing $20M went? If Reese isn’t who she says she i
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Shaneeza aziz
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read more romance novels than I care to admit and they’ve always kept me entertained. Over the last few months - okay, the last year - there have been many DNF romance on my shelf. I felt like I was reading the same stories, same characters, and same themes. I found myself growing bored with Romance. What Ms. Keyes has done here is something rather remarkable. Not only writing an interesting romance novel but creating a entirely new genre. I was excited, on the edge of my seat, anxious, and en ...more
Amy Vida
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of All the Missing Pieces in exchange for an honest review. This is not normally a genre I find myself reading, but I'm so glad I took a chance on this book. I was quickly immersed into the story, and asking myself, "what is going on?" The more I read, the more I wanted to figure out what was happening. It became really "real" when Reese found out Chris wasn't what he appeared. I never saw that one coming. This was a great find, and I'd highly recommend reading th ...more
Johnna Whetstone
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I loved this well written, riveting read! It is likely not for all, as it’s quite dark and very depressing, but I’m a dark, bleak lover! I thought this had done great suspense. The author made sure to write it in a manner that kept my attention from beginning until end! I do recommend to any and all who enjoy this genre, as it’s quite unputdownable and will give you some good thrills! If you have triggers on depressing and dark things, it may not be for you!

Will buzz up and rate on my lowe
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Peach
Nov 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
The author is one of my favorites as she does not hesitant to explore complex and flawed characters. She is definitely under-rated. The main character, Reese, sounded a lot like Paris Hilton but was living as a hermit after her father was jailed for embezzlement and her brother died in a car accident involving her. She was having a causal relationship with a guy Chris who made her feel again. However, his intentions may not be genuine. I liked how brave she was trying to uncover the layers of se ...more
Terri Gostola
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: popular-fiction
I'll say right up front that my favorite genre is romance and I usually steer away from romantic suspense and thrillers. But confession time: I love this author and I'll probably always read all of Julianna Keyes books. I've read every single book she has published so far and she has never disappointed me. Keyes is a very versatile, talented writer. She proves with "All the Missing Pieces" that she can write suspense like a pro. I could not predict where the plot was going and I was guessing rig ...more
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