Becky was the only survivor of the horrific and ritualistic killing of her entire family. Injured and terrified she saw her opportunity to run and she did. Rescued by a man in the woods.
Adult Becky is doing everything she can to find out who the killer was and why he hasn’t been found. But when her digging starts getting people who help her killed in horrible ways, she doesn’t stop, she just goes harder. Not knowing who to trust may just get her killed herself before she can find out the truth.
This was a very explicit and horrifying read. As a character I didn’t care for Becky. But I did not see that ending!
NetGalley/ May 2nd 2019 by Aria
A Small Peek:
May Rosevere, sits in her little cottage in Cornwall, contemplating having reached 110. She is awfully spry for someone her age and her goal is to reach 111. It’s an important goal for her. May tells everyone she has lived this long thanks to buttered toast in the morning and some sherry in the evening.
May actually has a whopper of a secret. She is a memory thief. To keep her own mind and body young, she steals the memories left in objects of others.
There is some questions about her husbands death and affairs and the choices he made has her neighbor Julia, a recent widow, despising May. And then Julia begins to forget things.
I didn’t quite buy into the memory draining but the story as a whole was more about honesty, forgiveness and the power of love.
NetGalley/April 1st 2019 by HarperCollins
Who was Anthony Garrett? The murder of a reclusive local man draws DCI Hennessey and DS Yellich into a baffling new case.
In the village of Millington in the Vale of York, Miles Law, the under-gardener for The Grange, is hoping to pick up a bit of work before the heat sets in. Miles is a sharp fellow. He notices things. As does the elderly neighbor directly across from The Grange.
And on this day something is wrong. While no one really knows Anthony Garrett, the owner of The Grange, they do know he is fastidious about his routine of making sure every window and door are locked tight and he is rarely seen. When Miles spots an open window and then finds the front door unlocked, he enters and finds the man himself, dead, and not recently. He calls the local police and waits.
Miles is no stranger to the police. And it turns out neither is Garrett. The more our detectives discover, the more confusing the case becomes. Especially after the neighbor’s account.
Normally I am quite fond of this series. I didn’t mind that each chapter began as a screenplay almost with the narrator explaining to us what was about to happen. I didn’t care for it here though. It felt stiff and wasn’t necessary.
It was very wordy and the end?! Nope. That was not good.
Netgalley/ April 1st 2019 by Severn House Publishers
As much as I love Sophie Kinsella, this book was a tough one to read. Beginning with the main character who is a fixer of people and problems so her name is Fixie.
Since her father has died Fixie and her mother with very little help from her self-absorbed siblings have been running their home goods store. When her mother takes some much-needed time off, Fixie basically becomes a doormat.
Everyone in this book walked all over her and she just annoyed me so much. Everyone was using her. And none of the other characters had any redeeming traits. Especially her brother and an old crush come back to town, Ryan.
I’m sorry, but this one had no depth for me. I did not care one way or the other what happened to her.
Netgalley/February 5th 2019 by Dial Press
Will Rees Mysteries #6
A peaceful Shaker community is rocked by a series of bizarre accidents, but is there more to them than first appears?
After a long battle proving his innocence of murder, Will is running. With Lydia, very pregnant, and their other 6 adopted children. Lydia is still being accused of witchcraft and Will is haunted by nightmares of what they went through before.
In hopes of keeping his family safe, they flee to Zion, a Shaker community they have been a part of before. But when people begin to die and disappear, maybe Zion isn’t the answer after all. They are all acting very secretive and don’t want anyone outside of the community involved, but Will has no intention of letting the killings go. He needs his family safe and now that they are ready to claim Lydia’s farm, it seems the leader of the community isn’t going to allow that to happen.
So many sketchy characters in here. I hope Will and Lydia get settled and have some peace for a bit in the next one!
Netgalley/Severn House February 01, 2019
This is Book 10 in the Haunted Guesthouse Mystery Series
Alison is running the guesthouse having made it clear she is no longer assisting Paul Harrison, in any more murder investigations. Paul is her resident ghost detective.
But when a simple excavation in her backyard to help shore up the beach uncovers an old Lincoln Continental with a dead passenger.
Alison’s backyard may be off-limits but she is still hosting guests and trying to repair the bullet damage done to her beam in the kitchen when the crew finds a treasure. Now her kitchen is a crime scene. Things are quickly getting out of hand and it doesn’t help that now Maxie wants to redecorate the room.
Even Josh is getting in on the investigating having learned how to text to speak to Paul.
It doesn’t take long for Alison to put her detective hat back on. But this one may be too much for her, even with her resident ghosts.
These ghosts make the series. They are always evolving and now Maxie is determined to start designing again. And a ghost puppy? Who could resist this colorful and funny group of characters. All living together under one roof. You can read it alone but I warn you you’ll go back and read the rest. I am very fond of the way the writer tells the story. It’s not traditional, more conversational. Very nice.
Netgalley/Expected publication: January 8th 2019 by Crooked Lane Books