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The Bullet Theory (Dr. Nolan Mills, #1)

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There’s a theory about a bullet and a tortured heart: when both exist, the only variable is opportunity.

After months of moping around and watching her relationship fall apart, Eleanor Deveraux only has one thing left to live for—revenge. So when her fiancé insists on salvaging their relationship by working together on a case, her first step lands her in a therapist's offic
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Published November 12th 2020
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Michelle Austin
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Bullet Theory (Dr. Nolan Mills, #1) by Sonya Jesus
This book pulled me in and broke my heart within the first couple of chapters.

Eleanor is a police officer and when she was called in to help with a case she didn’t realize how much it would change her life. Now she’s trying to move forward and she has set her mind to helping her fiance work on a case, but not for the reason he thinks. She agrees to go see a counselor, this is where she meets Nolan.

Nolan is a psychiatrist who Eleanor believe
Tausha Treadway
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Bullet Theory (Dr. Nolan Mills Book 1) by Sonya Jesus. Yall this is the best book! I absolutely loved it! I couldn't put it down. Its my favorite genre which is mystery suspense. Its the story of Eleanor (Ellie) Devereux who is nursing her broken heart by throwing herself into her work and getting revenge. So when her ex fiance wants to work together on a case she uses it to her advantage. Dr. Nolan Mills is a therapists that is helping Eleanor get back on track. Dr Mills is a very odd chara ...more
Roxsanne Lesieur
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book starts with Eleanor Devero and Kace as they are recovering from the loss of their child and a look into Eleanor’s thought patterns and despair as she spirals further into the darkness in her mind as she thinks about their job and how it puts them in the line of fire and that is exactly why they have lost what they have lost, the scars are there from the physical healing her body has already been going through, but it is the psychological scars which are hitting her hardest at the momen ...more
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

The Bullet Theory is the first book in the Dr. Nolan Mills series by Sonya Jesus. It is such an intriguing and exciting start to her new series and something a little different from the other books of hers that I have read.
I love the original and clever premise to the story- and love that Sonya Jesus had me wondering how things would play out for most of the way through the book. It definitely captured my attention, as well as my imagination- I couldn’t put it down for fear of missing so
Stephanie Chapman
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The loss of loved ones is extremely painful for many. Losing a child to murder is something unfathomable for parents. In The Bullet Theory, Sonya Jesus writes about such loss from the views of Eleanor Devero and her therapist Nolan Mills.

Eleanor is a former suspect interrogation specialist that is on unpaid leave after she was shot in an undercover investigation. Eleanor was pregnant and lost the baby. Three months later finds her fiancé, Kace Dalton, attempting to get her to move forward. Elea
Dec 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was hooked from page one by this psychological thriller as it was full of drama and suspense. Eleanor Deveraux only has one thing left to live for and that is, revenge. When her fiancé suggests working together on a case to salvage their relationship, Eleanor ends up begrudgingly attending a session with therapist Dr. Nolan Mills. However, the only reason she completes his 'homework assignments' is because she wants the case files on the havoc causing proxy killer. Eleanor does not want to sol ...more
Laura Furuta
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Bullet Theory (Dr. Nolan Mills Book 1)
By Sonya Jesus
5 out of 5 stars

I loved reading the book The Bullet Theory (Dr. Nolan Mills Book 1) by Sonya Jesus. It is a story that had me hooked from the very beginning. One of the reasons that this book is so good is the characters of Eleanor Deveraux and Dr. Nolan Mills. Eleanor is a woman who is living day by day with thoughts of revenge. She is a woman who is intelligent, strong, and intent on a path that she feels will mend her mind. Dr. Nolan M
Dec 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just love all of Sonya Jesus’s novels so when I saw she was putting out a new psychological thriller I could not wait to get my hands on it. This is book one in the her newest series, Dr. Nolan Mills, and I promise you this will legit blow your socks off. I was so sucked into this book I literally had to remove myself from people to devour it because I was turning into a grumpy mama bear with each distraction. I could not put this sucker down and it has quickly become my favorite novel yet fro ...more
Karen Hrdlicka
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love a good romantic psychological thriller, and Sonya Jesus certainly delivers in The Bullet Theory. The story is intricately woven to pull the reader into the web of clues and has the reader following the breadcrumbs leading to the the perpetrator. While the police force is looking for the Bullet Man, because he can solve crimes they cannot, Ellie is searching for the person responsible for killing her unborn son. Her fiancé is also her work partner and he has watched the love of his life be ...more
Bobbi Wagner
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book and it is one of my favorites by this author. This author continues to impress me with her writing skills and her attention to details. This book is no different. It is full of suspense, action and revenge. The characters are well throughout and bring the story to life. I had no problem connecting with them. The twists and turns left me sitting on the edge of my seat just waiting to see what would happen next. Some of them even shocked me. Eleanor’s relationship has been fall ...more
Erica Fish
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Psychological Mystery that will make you think twice before going to therapy.

This book was amazing. Psychological mystery is my favorite genre. I have read several books by Sonya Jesus before but this one is my favorite (for now). Her storytelling has so many details that it paints a picture in my mind that I cannot forget. She leaves details everywhere but if you are not paying attention you will miss the subtle clue. Her characters are complex and realistic. I find myself relating to the chara
Dec 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Bullet Theory (Dr. Nolan Mills Book 1) by Sonya Jesus

5 Stars

This is not my first book by this author but I do think it might be one of my favorites. I could not put it down once I started and in some places had to slow down so I did not finish so fast. The suspense was off the charts and the way this author weaved things around had me all kinds of messed up.

I felt like I truly understood where Eleanor was in this story, all the way through. Her character was written beautifully and I felt th
Heather Bass
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read from this author and now she has a new fan. I usually don’t read thriller books but for some reason this storyline caught my eye. This is the first book from the Dr.Nolan Mills novels and this is an addictive way to start a new series. Once I started this book I could not put it down until I read the last page. It only took me a full day to devour this amazing story. I can’t wait to read more of this series.

Eleanor Deveraux was involved in a tragic incident an
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
The Bullet Theory (Dr Nolan Mills, #1)
By Sonya Jesus
5 stars

When I first read the synopsis for this story I wasn’t overly sure that I would like it however I have read stories by this author previously and really liked them so I thought I would give it a go. In all honesty I was really surprised, I was hooked from the very first page, it was such a gripping and intriguing story and a fantastic start to this series and I really cannot wait for more!
The authors’ writing throughout was excellent, s
Dec 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Bullet Theory by Sonya Jesus is a refreshing change to the standard thriller novel. Detective Eleanor Devero is grief stricken after the tragic murder of her unborn son by an unknown assailant. She is struggling to keep a grip on her relationship, has been suspended from her job and just wants to give up on life, but not until she has tracked down her sons killer. When she hears about The Bullet Man, she knows this is the way she will get closure. She is referred to work mandated therapy wit ...more
Colleen N
Dec 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love a good suspense thriller and this book was so on target! The author did an incredible job of weaving the story from beginning to end. There was suspense, murder, mystery, relationships, twists and much more with the turn of every page. The story revolves around a tragedy involving two officers and how they are trying to find their way back to each other, but what the reader doesn't know is all the little hidden secrets and clues that are woven beautifully. This author is absolutely incred ...more
Dawn Daughenbaugh
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
The Bullet Theory (Dr. Nolan Mills Book 1) by Sonya Jesus
The Bullet Theory is the first book in Dr. Nolan Mills Series by Sonya Jesus. Holy Cow the suspense and twists and turns had me on the edge and I couldn’t stop reading till I finished. I literally finished in one afternoon. This author has quickly become one of my top go to authors. Her style of writing never ceases to amaze me. Her characters are relatable and fully developed. Eleanor and Dr. Nolan Mills, she is a woman who is out
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ibbb-yr-5
Talk about a page turner! I read this in about 3.5 hours. I couldn’t stop! The story drew me in. It’s dark and twisty...perfect thing to me up into the night. The characters are equally evil and complex. Did I laugh or cry at this? no but my eyes stayed glued to the pages anyway.

While this is the Nolan Mills series...Elle completely captivated me. We learn more about her as the story progresses. She comes of flakey but she is strong and impressively smart. Kacey I am not overly impressed with.
Kerry  carr
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic crime story. It was heartbreaking to read but also shows what grief can drive people to and brings up the question of if someone is murdering murderers are they a bad person?

Eleanor has had a terrible time. After being so happy with her fiance and carrying their first baby, her life is turned upside down when she is shot and her baby dies. Now she feels nothing is worth living for and all she wants is revenge. She wants the person who killed her baby to pay.

When she is put
Kerry Baker
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Bullet Theory by Sonya Jesus is a fantastic thriller that will have you turning the pages as quickly as possible to find out what will happen. This book is different to the ones I have read previously by this author and I have to say I think it is my favourite! I thought it was really exciting and fast paced and I couldn’t wait to find out how it was all going to play out.
I loved the main character. Her resolve and determination really came through and for me it made her one of the more inte
Sara Oxton
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Bullet Theory by Sonya Jesus a gripping five-star read. This is number one in the Dr Nolan Mills series and my goodness the darkness in this story, the twists and turns will keep you guessing and hooked on every page, you won’t want to put it down for anything. Dr Nolan Mills may be the character the series is based around, but Eleanor was the standout for me, at first, I didn’t warm to her and found her behaviour off, but as the story progressed, she grew into a great character. This story ...more
Rachel Moss
Dec 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Bullet Theory by Sonya Jesus is the first book in the Nolan Mills series and was a very intriguing and interesting read! This is the second novel I've read from this author, and I enjoyed it so much more from the first. I'm glad she put a trigger warning in the book, because this book could be very triggering for someone who has experienced child lose in the past. This was a very thrilling novel to read and I was intrigued from the beginning. It took a couple of chapters to become fully enth ...more
Dec 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading The Bullet Theory By Sonya Jesus.
The author has great attention to detail and has woven a web for reader’s to unravel themselves. Ellie is looking for this killer. Everyone has something to hide. How far will Eleanor go will she go. There a ton of different motives in this Book some that surprise you others don’t. It’s a well written psychological romance thriller. This book keeps readers on there are toes and looking for clue’s whilst trying to figure out who the Bullet
Jessica Engel
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Bullet Theory by Sonya Jesus is full of twists and turns! I greatly enjoyed this novel by Sonya Jesus. This page-turner keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire story. We read this from two perspectives, one of Dr. Nolan Mills, a genius psychologist who has secrets and an interesting theory brewing with deadly consequences and the second from Ellie, a cop marred by personal tragedy and seeking revenge! Pick-up this novel to see how it all unfolds, you won’t be disappointed! I ...more
Meg Tyrrell
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Bullet Theory by Sonya Jesus is not my first book by this author but is the first book in the Dr. Nolan Mills series. This book was nothing like I’ve read of hers before, yet still awesome! I loved this story so much I couldn’t wait to just keep reading! Our main character in this book is Eleanor. She is a woman who is living day by day with thoughts of revenge. Dr. Nolan Mills is the therapist Eleanor hires. Will he help her? How does he fit in? Read this book to find out all these answers. ...more
Lisa Adey
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Page turner
I picked up this book thinking it would be just another psychological thriller and got blown away. This book started a tad slow but soon had me thinking I knew where it was going, but then it took a turn and I was engrossed. I couldn’t put it down. I wanted to know how it was going to end as it veered of the beaten path. I felt totally connected with Ellie and her love for Kace and the pain she went through. I wanted her to get justice and I wanted her and Kace to be together. Great c
Jenni Bishop
Nov 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Bullet Theory by Sonya Jesus is a psychological thriller. This intricately woven web of murder and crime is full of suspense as we follow the clues and the twists and turns. The characters are complex and well developed and each dealing with their own heart ache. Sonya certainly puts them and us through our paces with this story. The trauma is deep, and the manipulation is ripe which makes you wonder just how far you would go for revenge. Would you sell your soul to the devil?
Lyndsey Fairley
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a suspenseful journey this was. I was glued to the pages wondering what would happen next and how things would play out. As with all her other books, this author has a way of writing that just hooks you from the start and takes you on a ride with details and characters you can just see in your mind.
I really hope there's more in this new series and I'll be there to read them as they're released !
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Eleanor Deveraux found hope in saving her struggling relationship with her fiance by enlisting his support in solving a case. Elenor and her finance begin their collaboration in a therapist's office where Eleanor finds needed files about the case. The suspense unfolds when it is discovered her fiance is the person of interest in the case. Eleanor and the reader are torn between what she should do, could do, and what her heart desires. ...more
Heidi Schoolman
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story follows Eleanor on her quest for revenge. That is all that is left to live for. Her fiancé wants to save their relationship by working a case together. That lands her in Dr. Mills office. The only reason she is going along with this is because she needs those case files. I do not want to give it away, but holy smokes! This was an incredibly exciting read that will have you ripping through pages so fast! The twists in this story will leave your mind reeling!
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