Blog Tour: Keeper (Johana Gustawsson) @OrendaBooks #teamorenda

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Last year, I read Block 46, a new novel in a French Noir series by Johana Gustawsson, and was completely blown away. Historical fiction collided with mystery and suspense bringing a fast-paced plot with memorable characters that kept me up late into the night and recommend it to all my friends and coworkers. So, when I was asked to be a part of the blog tour for Gustawsson’s second novel featuring the same detectives as Block 46, Keeper, I enthusiastically agreed!

Once again, Gustawasson combines past with the present as her story unfolds.   Just as dark as Block 46 but in a completely different time period, this time we are transported back and forth from London/Sweden in 2015 and the Jack the Ripper murders which terrorized London in the 1800s. We follow profiler Emily Roy and true crime writer Alexis Castells as they struggle to see how these cases fit together, a copycat killer on the loose and family secrets. Once again, I found myself seriously impressed with how effortlessly the plot was weaved between the time periods.

It is extremely hard to discuss this book without giving anything away but the twist at the end was mind-blowing! Actual jaw-dropping. I was, once again, left reeling by this novel! Who knew that I would love this French Noir genre so much?! Overall, I loved the follow up to Block 46 and Keeper had me up late into the night, devouring pages! I cannot wait to see what Gustawasson will come up with next!

Highly, highly recommended.

Bookish Resolutions: 2018

Screen Shot 2017-01-04 at 5.43.21 PMThere is nothing I enjoy more than the beginning of a new year!  I am a person who thrives on lists and agendas so, I love the idea of a fresh start and the opportunity to make some lists and to set up and achieve some goals…especially when they are the bookish kind!

I’ve thought a lot about what types of bookish goals I want to accomplish this year.  Some are general and some are incredibly specific.  So, without further ado, let’s see what my reading goals for 2018 are:

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Book Review: In A Dark Dark Wood (Ruth Ware)

Screen Shot 2017-07-28 at 12.27.06 PM.pngIn A Dark Dark Wood, the debut novel by Ruth Ware, seemed to be a book that I had seen popping up everywhere over the last couple of years; I had purchased this book wayyyyyyy back when it had first released and it had sat on my shelf.

Poor thing.

After reading Ruth Ware’s newest release, The Lying Game and enjoying it (you can check out my review for that one HERE), I dusted off my copy and dove in!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly post to share what you recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading this week.

It’s hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate.

Keep reading to see what I read over the past week, what I am reading now and what I plan on reading this week!

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Book Review: Ink and Bone (Lisa Unger) @lisaunger @TouchstoneBooks

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So mistakes were made. This was my first Lisa Unger book. What have I been doing??!! You better believe this will be rectified immediately and I will be going back to read everything by this author.

My friend Chelsea, from The Suspense is Thrilling Me, recommended this book highly and she did not steer me wrong; if you didn’t guess already, I LOVED this book.

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#cjsreads2017: I See You (Clare Mackintosh) @claremackint0sh @BerkleyPub

Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 6.18.39 PM.png#cjsreads has been busy with all our February titles; coming at you today with a 5 star read (and a new logo!).

Keep reading below for a synopsis of the book, I See You by Claire Mackintosh and our thoughts.

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Mystery Thriller Week: Book Review- A Necessary Act (Tony Wirt) @Wirter #MTW

Can you stop a serial killer before he starts? If so, should you? How far would you go?

 In 1996, students at Lake Mills Community High School knew there was something wrong with Scott. One student, David, witnessed first hand what type of violence Scott is capable of; with the help of his best friend Matt, they set off to prove what they believe to be true. That teenage Scott is destined to be a serial killer.   Flash forward, fifteen years; Matt is back to his childhood home just as a teenage girl is found dead.  David believes it is Scott, but Scott appears to be different. Matt finds himself in the middle. As he becomes closer to the truth, the more danger he finds himself in. Can he stop the killer before he becomes the next victim?

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Book Review: The Many (Nathan Fields)

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The Many, by Nathan Fields, caught my interest right away. The concept was completely original. People go on blind dates with people from the Internet and they come back different. They are colder, cruder and mentally unstable. As they turn violent, their families are left searching for answers. Conspiracy thriller meets psychological thriller, and a bit of horror brought in, this novel had a lot to offer. I read it easily in a few sittings.

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Book Review: The Nightwalker (Sebastian Fitzek) @Pegasus_Books @SebastianFitzek

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Leon Nader suffers from insomnia; as a child sleepwalker, he had violent episodes and had to turn to psychiatric treatment for his condition. As he grows up, these symptoms subside and he is virtually cured. One day, when his wife suddenly disappears from their apartment, Leon is worried that his old illness has resurfaced. Desperate for answers, Leon attaches a camera to his forehead to track his movements as he sleeps. When he finds a chilling discovery when he watches the video in the morning, Leon is forced to fight through what is reality and what is unconscious to save his family, and himself, before it is too late….

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