This was such a fun and exciting story! I loved the animated characters with distinct personalities, and I enjoyed how their long working relationship has made them connected in a special way.
Billie, Helen, Natalie, and Mary Ann are assassins who have been working together for so many years, and now it’s time for their retirement! YAY!… except it seems that this all-expense paid cruise was a set-up and now they are the targets!
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This was a fantastic crime and investigative thriller! I enjoyed the mystery and found the characters to be interesting and easy to invest in!
Mari Alvarez lost her mother years ago to an unsolved murder. Now Mari is an investigative reporter and has found another murder that resembles her mother’s death. When the murders continue, Mari knows she has to dig into what is happening to save future victims and maybe herself.
Continue reading “All the Broken Girls by Linda Hurtado Bond”
This book was a really good read, but I did have some struggles with it. It’s still a 4 star read for me, but The Last Thing to Burn was so outstanding, and this did not quite live up to that. It’s still a solid thriller, and it will entertain you all the way through.
Molly and Katie are twins. When Katie is found dead, Molly travels from Europe to America to find out what happened.
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Wow! This book was fantastic! With strong characters, superb plot building, and creepy moments, this was a wild and five-star filled ride!
Mallory has been clean for 18 months and has just gotten her first job outside of rehab. With an on-site cottage for her to live in on her own, this babysitting gig seems pretty great! There are some downsides though, Mallory’s little charge, Teddy, he is such a sweet kid, but he draws the creepiest pictures. Mallory quickly finds that these creepy drawings may have a more sinister origin than Teddy’s parents know…
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Okay, this book is a MUST READ for mystery/thriller/time travel readers!! This was such a fantastically written story. I could not stop reading, and I was incredibly invested in what was happening!
Jen’s son comes walking towards the house right at curfew when another man comes up behind him, and Jen watches as her son murders the man. After what quickly becomes the worst night of her life, she wakes up to discover that it is the day before the murder.
I know, I know! It’s crazy, but it’s the day before the murder, and she’s the only one that knows what is about to happen. She tries to figure out what led to the murder, but finds that when she wakes up the next morning…
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Ruth Ware is an auto-buy author for me. I absolutely love her writing and her stories! So, of course, I grabbed The It Girl as soon as I could!
So, this story follows Hannah as her past is brought back into her present. In college, Hannah’s roommate, April, was murdered, and Hannah was the one to find her😱, and identify the killer.
As Hannah navigates her first pregnancy and celebrates with her husband Will, who also used to be friends with April, Hannah gets news that April’s killer has died, but there are now questions around whether he really was the killer.
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I just love a locked-in thriller! This one blended so many things that I love. Some of them I’ll tell you all about, but some I’m gonna leave you hanging on…can’t have spoilers 😊!
So, Daisy Darker has a bit of a wackado family, and they don’t really spend time together. Except for Nana’s birthday each year. This year, Nana is hitting the big 8-0, and she just knows it’s going to be her last birthday. Everyone in the family smells the inheritance possibilities, so they all come.
But now they are all trapped until the tide changes, and people start dying…
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I am a sucker for a secluded setting where people start getting murdered, so I knew this was one I wanted to read!
A seemingly random group of social influencers are invited to a pre-opening event at a secluded island getaway…(think Fyre Festival). When they get to the island, they find themselves alone and without any of the amenities they thought they would have. The rooms are a mess, the food is…limited…and then people start dying.
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Jennifer Hillier continues to surprise me with her detailed storylines, compelling characters, and fantastic plots! Things We Do in the Dark is a story woven between the current time and the early years of the main character. It was a fantastic story, and I would recommend it for domestic suspense readers!
Paris Peralta has a past, and she hopes to always keep it separated from her current life. When she finds her famous husband dead in the bathtub, and the police find her in what looks like a murdering position, she’s thrown into the spotlight. With her face in every media avenue, her past smashes into her present, and we’re along for the ride!
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Well, this was a very disappointing read, and a generous 3-star rating. I am such a huge fan of Riley Sager, but this book…I think we have to talk about this book in two sections because they were two completely different things.
The first half of the book is completely a The Woman in the Window story. I mean drunk woman, unreliable narrator, binoculars to spy on neighbors, secrets untold…It’s the same story, and I just wasn’t interested in it. I was a bit tired of the drink, spy, phone call, pass out, and repeat story line (TBH I felt the same way with The Woman in the Window).
But then, the story takes a new, and surprising turn in the second half…It didn’t get better though.
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I’m a sucker for a storyline where many enter and few will survive 🤣. Seriously, if there is a story where people are forced to fight against each other or against “something” to survive in a “locked-room” environment, I just can’t help but love it!
Which brings me to Hide, a story of 14 contestants entered in a game of Hide and Seek at an abandoned amusement park. The 14 contestants don’t have a ton of details about this new mysterious game, but they know that there’s money for the winner at the end, and for these people, that’s enough. What starts out as a fun game of Hide and Seek soon turns deadly.
Continue reading “Hide by Kiersten White”
Well, this book was fan-freaking-tastic! I loved the high-level action and energy right from the beginning! It’s got some twists, some secrets and some great storytelling!
Told through the alternating perspectives of a husband and a wife, we start the story with the husband’s discovery that his wife and two children are missing from their hotel room. He’s convinced they have been kidnapped because his son’s teddy bear was left behind. We follow him as he works with the hotel and police to discover that it looks like his wife left voluntarily. He partners with one officer to help find her. From his wife’s perspective, we jump between present-day and the past to unravel a web of stories that create an un-put-downable read!
Continue reading “My Wife Is Missing by D.J. Palmer”