Book Review: The Girl Before (JP Delaney) @RandomHouseCA

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Emma, dealing with a traumatic break in, is looking for a fresh start. Jane, after a stillbirth, needs a place to start over. Both women find themselves at One Folgate Street, a house that is an architectural masterpiece and a minimalist’s dream. Years apart, each woman applies to be a tenant and each woman develop their own relationship with the man behind the design, Edward Monkford. When Jane finds out that years earlier, the previous tenant, Emma, died in the home, she begins investigating the death. Untangling a web of lies, she follows down a similar path and soon finds herself in the same danger as the girl before.

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Book Review: Quicksand (Malin Persson Giolito)

Screen Shot 2017-01-21 at 3.39.45 PM.pngQuicksand, the upcoming courtroom thriller, by Malin Persson Giolito follows Maja Norberg; eighteen years old and on trial for her involvement in a mass shooting at a prep school where her best friend and boyfriend were killed.  I, for one, am a fan of any courtroom style thriller. I also really loved Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult and the synopsis of this title seemed similar. Needless to say, I was very eager to read this one and was thrilled when my friend, Danielle from The Blonde Likes Books, decided to buddy read this title with me!

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#cjsreads2017- Little Girl Lost (@carolewyer @bookouture)

 

screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-5-35-04-pmAs 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 second read, we chose a serial killer thriller that is guaranteed to have you hooked, Little Girl Lost by Carol Wyer.   We all LOVED the book and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a thriller with completely unexpected twists and turns.

Keep reading below for a synopsis of the book and our thoughts.

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Book Review: Killing Kate (Alex Lake)(@alexlakeauthor @harper360)

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Kate returns from a post break-up holiday with her closest friends as news of a serial killer, dubbed the Stockton Heath Strangler, hits in her hometown; all the victims look like Kate. Reeling from his breakup with Kate, Phil is drinking more and blacking out and once he is questioned in the connection to the murders, Kate wonders if the man she had spent ten years of her life with could be a killer.

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Book Review: Never Out of Sight (Louise Stone @writercharlie @HQDigitalUK)

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Freya has not been the perfect mother; distracted by her own extra-marital affair, she feels she has not been checking in with her teenage daughter, Zoe, as much as she should. One day, when Zoe goes missing, Freya panics. The only way to bring her daughter back is by telling the truth, but when your whole is built on secrets and lies, telling the truth could destroy everything….

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Book Review: The Best Kind of People (Zoe Whittall)

screen-shot-2017-01-15-at-8-13-42-amWhat if someone you loved and trusted was accused of the unthinkable? When a popular teacher, and beloved husband/father, George Woodbury is arrested for sexual misconduct after a school ski trip, the people around him are shattered. His wife Joan deals with denial and rage. His daughter becomes a social outcast. His son puts his own life on hold to try and assist in his father’s defense.  How can they defend someone they love while wrestling with the possibility of his guilt?  Continue reading “Book Review: The Best Kind of People (Zoe Whittall)”

Book Review: Duplicity (Sibel Hodge) @sibelhodge @amazonpub

Screen Shot 2017-01-14 at 7.43.57 AM.pngMax and Alissa are newlyweds, madly in love and the envy of all their friends; their world is shattered when Max is brutally stabbed to death in their home and Alissa manages to escape through a window.   The police investigation begins with many questions. Why had Alissa escaped? What were the killer’s motives? As Alissa tries to pick up the pieces of her life and mourns the loss of her husband, the lead investigator, DI Carter, begins to wonder if she is telling the truth. After all, there are three sides to every story. His. Hers. And the truth…

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Friday Finds #8: January 13, 2017

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Friday Finds (a feature originated from Jenn at Books and A Beat) is a feature that 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!)

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Book Review: The Twilight Wife (A.J Banner)

Screen Shot 2017-01-08 at 9.32.13 PM.pngKara 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.

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