When my good friend Janel over at Keeper of Pages read this Two Lost Boys, by L.F Robertson, a while back, I knew I had to add it to my TBR pile. I am a huge fan of legal mystery/thrillers and have a special interest to those plots surrounding death row. I think it has something to do with how ominous and how severe these stories are; there are no second chances, it truly is life and death. Also, there is something about a story that calls to question where you fall on the line. Would you support such a system? Are you against it? What would you do if you were in this line of work. It is absolutely mind boggling to begin to think about it.
The story opens with the introduction of our protagonist, Janet Moodie, who is a death row appeals attorney. Her newest client, Andy Handy, was convicted (along with his brother, Emory) for the rape and murder of two women. Emory, after a slick deal, received life in prison and Andy got the death penalty even though he has a lower IQ and lacks the dominant personality. Using missed mitigating evidence, Janet discovers a series of errors and learns there is potentially much more to the murders than what was first thought. Andy may be guilty of something, but does he deserve to die? Continue reading “Book Review: Two Lost Boys (L.F Robertson) @TitanBooks”
Every so often, I stumble across a book that gives me extreme book envy. Usually, this is caused by books that release in the UK wayyyy before their North American arrival and, in the case of Sweet Pea by CJ Skuse, this was the case!
Janel, my pal from Keeper of Pages, told me this one was a must read, so I began to hunt it down and eventually persuaded my local library to order a copy.
Sweet Pea follows Rhiannon, your average woman (average job, average boyfriend, average home, average friends) who goes about her daily life. Making kills lists and murdering men in the park. You know, average stuff.
Continue reading “Book Review: Sweet Pea (C.J Skuse) @CJSkuse”
As mentioned previously (check out my original post here), I am partaking in monthly buddy reads with two of my favourite Bookstagrammers- Chandra and Jessica. For our first read of February, we read Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard and we LOVED it!
Keep reading below for a synopsis of the book and our thoughts.
Continue reading “#cjsreads2017: Distress Signals (Catherine Ryan Howard) @cathryanhoward”
I am thrilled to be taking part in today’s stop on the blog tour for Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis.
Not only will this post contain an excerpt and my review but also link to an awesome GIVEAWAY for your chance to win a copy of the book!
Continue reading “Blog Tour:Two Days Gone (@randallsilvis @sbkslandmark) #giveaway #bookreview”
Kara Winthrop is a marine biologist suffering from a complex form of memory loss after a diving accident. Her husband Jacob, moves her to an island and is patient while she tries to recover her memories. Each day is a constant struggle as Jacob must remind her of their wedding, their past struggles with fertility and Kara’s questions as she begins to have memories into the past. She is beginning to remember bits and pieces; a rocky marriage and cryptic relationships. As Kara begins to uncover her past, the truth becomes a nightmare. Sometimes you cannot trust the people you love.
Continue reading “Book Review: The Twilight Wife (A.J Banner)”
The small town of Kiewarra is rocked when Luke Hadler and his family (a wife and child) are found dead; an apparent murder-suicide. Federal Police investigator, Aaron Falk, returns home for the funeral; a childhood friend of Luke, Falk returns home and soon is wrapped up in the investigation, doubting the claims against his friend. As he delves deeper into the inquiry, wounds of his past begin to haunt him. Luke and Aaron had a secret. A secret that was supposed to be buried. A secret that Luke’s death is sending to the surface.
Continue reading “Book Review: The Dry (Jane Harper)”
My first Friday Finds post (a feature originated from Jenn at Books and A Beat) of 2017! This feature showcases the most interesting books that I have encountered during the last week and have added to my TBR wish list on Goodreads.
I am constantly adding titles to my never-ending TBR list and I can’t wait to share them with people.
Check out my newest and most wanted additions (or editions?…see what I did there!)
Continue reading “Friday Finds #7: January 6, 2017”
When a seventeen-year-old girl, Haley, goes missing, police are puzzled to what could have happened to this all-American girl. Enter FBI profiler, Evelyn Baine. On the surface, this popular teenager seemed to have no enemies but as Evelyn digs deeper, building her profile, she discovers that maybe people around Haley have more to hide and maybe Hailey had some secrets. And one of those secrets could have gotten Haley killed. As Evelyn races to uncover what could have happened to Haley she realizes that maybe the girl isn’t the only in danger…. perhaps Evelyn is too.
Continue reading “Book Review: Stalked (Elizabeth Heiter)”
Tess Gerritsen is, hands down, one of my auto-buy authors. Personally, I feel like she is the queen of suspense thrillers!
Continue reading “The “Authors I Am OBSESSED With” Series: Tess Gerritsen”