THE WHISPERED WORD BY ELLERY ADAMS ( A Secret,Book,and Scone Society Novel #2)

In New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams’ intriguing new Secret, Book, and Scone Society novel, Nora Pennington and her fiction loving friends in small-town Miracle Springs, North Carolina, encounter a young woman desperately in need of a new beginning . . .
This is the second in this new series. Nora is the owner of Miracle Books and believes with all of her warm heart that there is a book for everything and the right ones can bring healing of the heart and mind.
The core group has all had their share of horrific challenges and rather than sit home and feel sorry for themselves, they have joined Nora in the Secret,Book,and Scone Society to do for others. They each have a story and we haven’t heard about all of them yet, but I already love these women.
When Nora finds a slip of a girl in a hospital gown sleeping in her store she and the group try to help but the girl who calls herself Abilene isn’t ready to share her story. Obviously terrified and abused, the group does what they can, each using their own talents to draw her out. 
When one of the towns not so favorite older ladies is found by the group while delivering nice baskets of things to those in need face down in the pond dead, Nora and the ladies are ready to solve a mystery. 
At the same time as a new business comes to town and another person is helped into the afterlife they aren’t sure if Abilene is a victim or a killer. Either way they won’t stop until they find out.
I love these characters. Women who with just a nudge and a lot of hope have become the hero of their own lives. Now I’m going to see if there really is a Miracle Springs because the pastries alone are worth moving!
Well Done on this new series!
Netgalley/ November 27th 2018 by Kensington
 

TEAR ME APART by J.T.Ellison

Tear Me Apart

The follow-up to her critically acclaimed Lie to Me, J.T. Ellison’s Tear Me Apart is the powerful story of a mother willing to do anything to protect her daughter even as their carefully constructed world unravels around them.

One moment will change their lives forever…

Mindy Wright is on track to ski in the Olympics. Until an accident when she hits a flag and breaks a leg. Badly. And the bad news doesn’t stop there. After surgery her mother, Lauren and her father, Jasper are given the news that their daughter has cancer.

She needs a stem cell transplant to live and even think about skiing again. But what should have been a simple match test turns up Mindy doesn’t even belong to Lauren and Jasper! Secrets start spilling all over and it doesn’t look like anyone is going to come out of this unscathed,

The story is told alternately in the past, through letters and memories of Lauren and the present.

J.T.Ellison has never disappointed in this genre’. This is as twisty and psycho as all of her writing and I love it!  There are so more themes running through this one. Suicide, Abuse, Depression and straight up crazy! But I really enjoyed the end where she gives so much good research and resources for anyone contemplating self harm or suicide.

This book was sheer perfection until the very end!

Netgalley/Mira August 28, 2018

before I let go by Marieke Nijkamp

Before I Let Go

Corey and Kyra have always been best friends. Living in the tiny town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey’s mother moves the family to Canada, Corey promises to come back.

But things like school, a new town, new friends get in the way of the past and by the time Corey returns, it is for Kyra’s funeral.

The town is no longer home to Corey. She is now an outsider. She doesn’t believe Kyra would have killed herself and no one is giving her any answers. All Kyra wanted was to get out of this town and Corey is going to find out what happened to her and why everyone in town is acting so bizarre.

This book was told from past to present and I am really not sure how I feel about it. Kyra is bi-polar. I find it hard to believe that even in the backwoods of Alaska that having it would be so polarizing that she would be shunned.

This felt more like a ghost story that got way out of hand.

Netgalley/Sourcebooks Fire