I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this title which releases in December of this year. Jo suffers a fall at home which causes her to forI was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this title which releases in December of this year. Jo suffers a fall at home which causes her to forget the last year and everything that happened during that time of her life. Her husband and two children try to “protect” her from those memories. As she works to discover her immediate past, Jo finds out things were quite different before her fall.
For a debut novel, this author knows how to turn the screws on compelling and gripping. I couldn’t wait to get back to this book every time I had to put it down. What would Jo uncover next? Was she in danger? Who could she really trust?
Reynolds drew well defined characters, ones you hated and others who you suspected were on Jo’s side. Although amnesia is not that unusual a plot, she gave it a different twist. I recommend this book to all thriller and suspense readers. You won’t be disappointed. ...more
I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy from the publisher of the third in the series that focuses on a dachshund rescue center or more on the folkI was lucky enough to get an advanced copy from the publisher of the third in the series that focuses on a dachshund rescue center or more on the folks who work and volunteer there. The heroine in this novel is Zoe, a strong, independent woman, who works as a wedding planner and also sells sex toys on the party plan as a side gig. From page one nothing goes right for Zoe. Everyone, it seems, is out to get her. The wedding she’s overseeing goes off the rails, then when exhibiting at a wedding show, nothing goes right. Her van is broken into and when she tries to drive it home, she doesn’t have brakes. Here is where I had a little problem with the plot. Since Zoe is such a strong character, I would have thought she would have done some investigating on her own to find out for sure who the culprit of all her troubles was. She did not.
She was very concerned about not letting a man into her life, though. I’m sure you know how that ends.
This series is starting to make an impression on me. I’m liking all the main characters and learning more about them and especially about their dogs. I highly recommend Casey Griffin’s books and hope you enjoy them as much as I do. ...more
I requested and received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane, a college student (sometimes), suffers from amnesia broughtI requested and received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane, a college student (sometimes), suffers from amnesia brought on by a car accident she had two years prior. In that same accident he good friend, David, died. Jane was driving. For some reason, after two years have passed, Jane wants to figure out what happened right before the accident, why she was alone with David, and where they had been and were going. Jane believes her family and friends are keeping things from here.
To me the book seemed like a first attempt. Imagine my surprise when I read Abbott had authored 17 novels. He didn’t Keep me in suspense. In fact during many sections I was bored. Then there were so many characters, I couldn’t keep them straight. A little tag as to who they were would have helped.
If you’re a Jeff Abbott fan, maybe you can clue me in to what I’m missing. ...more
My heart soared into my throat from the first page and never left. Don’t read this book right before you go to bed. Your adrenaline rushes will be tooMy heart soared into my throat from the first page and never left. Don’t read this book right before you go to bed. Your adrenaline rushes will be too high. It’s like watching Code Black and then trying to sleep. Not going to happen.
In the beginning Darby is trying to navigate a mountain pass in Colorado during a snowmageddon. That was terrorizing enough. But when she has to stop and stay at a rest stop until the snow plows get through, a whole new level of terror ensues.
She sees a little girl trapped in a dog crate inside a van. Which one of the people inside belonged to that van? Darby played process of elimination to figure it out.
That’s all I’m giving away because I really, really want you to read this thriller. It is so good.
About the author: I looked up the author to see if she’d written other thrillers I’d want to read. Well guess what, it’s a guy. And most of the time he’s writing from the female viewpoint and he nails it. Really hard to do. Another plus, he’s from my home state so hopefully, I can meet him some time soon. ...more
I enjoyed the book and sailed right through it. I found the commentary on what are culture has become very disturbing, which is not the fault of the aI enjoyed the book and sailed right through it. I found the commentary on what are culture has become very disturbing, which is not the fault of the author. People actually have jobs where all they do is tweet all day?...more
I was lucky enough to get a preview copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. So here goes. I like most of Scottoline’s booksI was lucky enough to get a preview copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. So here goes. I like most of Scottoline’s books, but this one wasn’t one of my favorites. It started out very slowly describing and re-describing a legal issue at play that really didn’t have much to do with the story. After that was out of the way, the reading was smooth and fast, the action thrill-packed and unpredictable.
Exposed is part of the Rosato & DiNunzio Novel series highlighting two attorneys who now work as partners, Bennie Rosato and Mary DiNunzio. Mary wants to represent her “unofficial cousin” Simon in a lawsuit against the employer who just fired him for not producing enough sales. Simon thinks that the company didn’t want to pay the insurance for his sick daughter’s hospital bills. Rachel has leukemia and desperately needs a bone marrow transplant.
That’s enough background to get you started. If you bear with the legal issue and get into the meat of the plot, you’ll be rewarded. It’s a good read, filled with some surprises and good character profiling. I do recommend it. ...more
I was given the chance to read this novel before its release by Netgalley and that turned out to be a very welcome addition to my nightly reading. MarI was given the chance to read this novel before its release by Netgalley and that turned out to be a very welcome addition to my nightly reading. Marti is a social worker and married to an OB-GYN named Elliot. She throws herself into her cases where young single girls become pregnant and don’t have much in the way of family support.
In one of those cases the pregnant girl appreciates Marti’s help so much that she asks her to be her birth coach. During delivery an overtired doctor makes a gigantic mistake.
What happens next will surprise most any reader. I loved the book, but have one caveat concerning the beginning. The author goes back and forth from present time to past with no warning. It can be from one paragraph to the next and when you first pick up this novel, that can be confusing. But don’t give up on the book. It’s a winner in my book and should satisfy any regular thriller reader. Just don’t hold your breath too long. ...more
I was graciously allowed by Netgalley to read this book prior to its release in exchange for a fair review. I loved the book and couldn’t put it down,I was graciously allowed by Netgalley to read this book prior to its release in exchange for a fair review. I loved the book and couldn’t put it down, but the premise is terrifying. Audra and her two young children, Sean and Louise, are driving to California to get away from her abusive husband. Then in Arizona she’s pulled over by a sheriff saying her car is overloaded. He takes her into custody and she thinks a female law enforcement officer has her children in her care. But the sheriff later says she didn’t have any children in the car with her. Who is right? How does Audra get her precious children back? Or does she?
When you pick up this novel, clear your schedule because you won’t be able to stop reading until you finish. Beck’s writing is spot on, the character profiles are dynamic and you can almost feel the Arizona heat. You won’t be disappointed if you buy this thriller. I can’t wait for Beck to write another. As it turns out Haylen Beck is the pen name for crime thriller author Stuart Neville who I now need to read. ...more
I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of Best Day Ever from Netgalley, a thriller told from the point of view of an unreliable narrator, one whoI was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of Best Day Ever from Netgalley, a thriller told from the point of view of an unreliable narrator, one who only mentions what he wants you to know. Paul is taking his wife, Mia, for a weekend getaway at their lake cottage. They’ve hired a babysitter for their two young boys and just set off on the road trip when the story begins. At first it seems like a lovely gesture on Paul’s part. Mia hasn’t been feeling too well and he thinks she needs this time to recuperate.
If the story continues in this vain, it wouldn’t be a thriller, would it? So, that’s all I’m giving away. I want you to have the pleasure of reading this intense, revealing human drama like I did. The tension gradually increases throughout the pages until it explodes with terror. Don’t miss this one. Rouda is definitely an author to watch. ...more
I was lucky enough to get a Netgalley copy of this book before it's released to the public in June, 2017. A sweet sixteen birthday sleepover goes awryI was lucky enough to get a Netgalley copy of this book before it's released to the public in June, 2017. A sweet sixteen birthday sleepover goes awry big time. Hannah invites four of her friends to her party, two she’s been close to since practically elementary school and two of the very popular girls because she wants to become one of them. Mom says no alcohol, no drugs and no boys. Dad has his own agenda. Mom’s rules fly out the window as the boys climb in. As happens when mind-bending substances are consumed, a horrible accident takes its toll on everyone, at least for a little while.
The book moves at lightspeed, however I yearned for a likeable character. Just when I think one of them might become someone I can cheer on, they don’t. Maybe that’s the way plotting goes these days. I just would prefer I had at least one person I identified with.
I’m so glad I found this British Columbian author because she’s someone whose work keeps me engaged. I can’t wait for her next novel. ...more