What a great week for these new releases on Tuesday!
Love the series!
And that one mistake was a doozy!
I own all of these. Love!
A bit odd, but check it out.
So many good books releasing this month! I am so happy that the word Girl isn’t in as many this year! I have had quite enough of the same old thing. I hope you give these a read and share your thoughts!
It all started at the school fair…
Charlotte is surprised that Harriet is finally letting her four-year old, Alice, out of her sight for the first time and allowing Charlotte to take Alice and her own three kids to a fair at the school.
When Alice doesn’t come out of the Jungle Run Bouncy, Charlotte doesn’t understand. She took her eyes off of her kids for seconds. And now Alice is gone. Charlotte is being shunned, Harriet won’t speak to her and the police are hounding her as well.
Harriet comes off as a fragile and tightly wound woman. Someone who doubts their own sanity even. Her husband is an odd fellow and it looks as if he is manipulating everything she does or says and where she goes.
But is Harriet weak? Is she crazy? Does Charlotte know more than she is saying?
This is every parent’s worst nightmare. A missing child.
In this age of social media and people always checking their phones, this should be a wake up call! At first I wasn’t fond of Harriet but as the book went on my opinion of her changed. After all, how far will you go to protect your child?
I did not see that ending coming! The author has taken the biggest fear for parents and turned it in to a thriller of story!
Netgalley/January 8th 2019 by Gallery Books
The next novel of psychological suspense and obsession from the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us
Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed.
Jessica Farris is a make-up artist. Not a lucrative job when you are just starting out. But her fate changes the day she goes to make up a girl named Taylor. Taylor has signed up for a study. That pays a lot! When she can’t be bothered to show up, Jess takes advantage and slides her way into the study.
Morals and Ethics questions force her to face some of her past behavior and then it’s over. Until the psychiatrist running the study decides to offer her a job testing the fidelity of men basically. The money is great but something isn’t adding up and she is starting to feel that this could end badly.
This is one of those books that you need to read yourself. It jumped to the top of my list as soon as it landed in my inbox! If you are a fan of The Wife Between Us by these authors you will really enjoy this one.
Never has the phrase Not What I Signed Up For been more appropriate! But this was manipulation at its finest!
Well Done! Netgalley/January 8th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press
Joona Linna Book 3
DI Joona Linna, is sidelined for the moment. On leave while awaiting the outcome of an internal affairs investigation for some thing he did or didn’t do.
So he is free to be sent to observe only in the investigation of a hideous double murder at a youth home for troubled girls.
In my crime group I once asked for recommendations for some Scandi works and I’ve been stuck on them! This one may be my new favorite. These girls are way past troubled. They are downright scary. With one of them being accused of the crimes, the stories of her past begin to come out and a more horrifying tale I can’t think of.
Almost a story inside a story as the police dismiss Flora, a girl trying to pass herself off as a psychic to the police. But is she seeing the ghost of the dead girl or is she having a memory of her own that was too awful to remember?
We learn a lot about Joona’s personal life this time. Interesting fellow. This was a fast paced shocker that made me glad I don’t have any girls!
Good Job on the translations too!
Netgalley/ Knopf Doubleday Publishing November 27, 2018
There’s a stranger in your home…
Or is there?
Coming back to her childhood home in Derbyshire for her step-mother, Elizabeth’s funeral, Caro is happy to see her sister who has been out of touch for a long time.
When she is told that the house and everything her father had was left to her and her sister. When her sister tells her she has no interest in any of it and wants Caro to have it all. Coming off a bad break up it seems perfect for her to live in the house and have a new start.
But as Caro begins to go through and sort out all of Elizabeth’s belongings, things start getting weird. Is there a ghost in the house or is someone trying to harm her? The trouble is Caro can’t remember a lot of her childhood and what she is about to find out will shock her to her core!
This was one twisty, wicked good tale! Even I wasn’t sure who the bad people were.
Well Done! 5*
Netgalley/November 29th 2018 by Avon UK
Let me say that this has been one of the hardest secrets I’ve had to keep! When a publisher emails you that you can’t show the title, the story and that you can not even talk about it until Halloween! Oh how happy I was to hear from her today! So here it is!
Catherine Ling #5
Mortally wounded, Carl Venable, the head of the CIA task force on terrorism, instructs his most trusted fellow terrorism fighter, Brandon to get his daughter Rachel and keep her safe no matter the cost.
The worlds most hated terrorist, Conrad Huber was taken out and his son, Max is looking for revenge. A slow and painful revenge if he can get to Rachel before her friends in and out of the CIA do. At the same time he is planning to ‘change the coast of California forever’. And when he gives them a small sample they all will have to work together and figure out a way to stop Huber while keeping Rachel alive. But Rachel has her own demons and sins not to mention skills! Who will end their vendetta and who will end their life?
I loved that Cameron was back. He and Catherine have such an intriguing relationship. Between Rachel and Catherine they could probably take down anything!
I have read all of Johansen’s books and the ones with Catherine are my favorite.
5 star read for me.
Netgalley/October 23rd 2018 by St. Martin’s Press
Do you promise not to tell?
This twisty, dark story is told in the past time line and the present time.
In the past we see Beth, mother to Hannah, a dark and extremely disturbed little girl. Beth struggles with the love she has for her daughter and the fear for herself and her new baby.
In the present we have Clara. Clara’s boyfriend, Luke didn’t come home one night. And now she is finding threatening emails sent to him and combined with a couple of break ins, this is starting to look like foul play. When Luke’s sister pops up after having been missing for years, things begin to not make any sense. What exactly is she hiding? And did Clara really know her boyfriend?
Somehow these two stories come together. But how? Why? Oh such a twisty tale. I for one was properly creeped out by Hannah. And the ending? Wow!
Netgalley/October 9th 2018 by Berkley Books