Cuckoo by Sophie Draper

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!

VENDETTA by IRIS JOHANSEN

Vendetta

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

THE LIES WE TOLD by Camilla Way

 

The Lies We Told

 

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!

Well Done!

Netgalley/October 9th 2018 by Berkley Books

 

 

UNDER MY SKIN by LISA UNGER

Under My Skin

How do we know the difference between dreams and memories?

Ms. Unger is back with another spot on psychological thriller.

It has now been almost a year since Poppy’s husband Jack was murdered while on an early morning run. His killer has never been found.

Poppy has become a ghost in her own life. Not sure if she is dreaming or remembering what happened in the days after the murder. She’s seeing a therapist but she isn’t telling her everything. She’s popping pills with alcohol to try to sleep but even then she isn’t sure if she is sleeping or dreaming. Did she have a break from reality? Will she ever remember what happened?

Looking at her through my own experience with losing a husband in a second, I can relate to Poppy. And I can tell you this hit very close to home for me. Thinking you see your husband sitting on the sofa or lounging in doorway only to find none of its real.
When strange men start texting her and following her she isn’t quite sure if they are real or if she is really losing her mind. But the one thing you can count on in this story is that nothing is what it looks like and no one is what they say they are.

I love that the author keeps you on your toes with a fast pace and a main character you just want to hold on to and reassure her that it will be okay.

Well Done!

Netgalley/Harlequin Park Row October 2, 2018

 

Coming Soon To A Bookstore Near You

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Can you believe how fast September is flying by? I can thankfully say I have read all 32 of my books for October! And the reviews have been turned in.

These are the first ones of mine coming out the first week of October. The cozies were awesome, the thrillers were thrilling and the time slip one blew me away.

We have a ton of festivals, sick people and severe weather the rest of this week so enjoy your week, stay safe and for heaven’s sake, Read a book!’

xx Patricia

LIES by T.M.Logan

Lies

WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS BASED ON LIES?
When Joe Lynch stumbles across his wife driving into a hotel car park while she’s supposed to be at work, he’s intrigued enough to follow her in.

And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene.

But just as the confrontation between the two men turns violent, and Ben is knocked unconscious, Joe’s young son has an asthma attack – and Joe must flee in order to help him.

When he returns, desperate to make sure Ben is OK, Joe is horrified to find that Ben has disappeared.

And that’s when Joe receives the first message .

What began as an innocent sighting of his wife’s car by their son, turned into more and more questions.

In the space of a week Joe’s life unravels. Everything he thought  had been a lie. Joe is happy with his wife and child and he loves teaching. And he thought his wife was happy as well.

But lies are like loose threads on a sweater. Pull one and the rest quickly come out. And Joe’s entire marriage has been a lie.

I felt so sorry for Joe and Will. And I was left with a lot of questions. How well can we know and trust someone? Even your spouse?

This was a good, twisty and unexpected ending. I enjoyed every bit of it!

Netgalley/ St. Martin’s Press  September 11, 2018