#cjsreads2017: Distress Signals (Catherine Ryan Howard) @cathryanhoward

 

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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.

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Book Review: The Dry (Jane Harper)

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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.
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Book Review: I’m Thinking of Ending Things (Iain Reid)

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So last night, I finished reading Iain Reid’s debut novel, I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Well, after completing this novel, I’m thinking that I shouldn’t have read this before I went to bed.

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Book Review: The Girl On The Train (Paula Hawkins)

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I’m pretty positive that this will be the most delayed book review of all time.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is one of those novels that everyone and their distant cousin ended up reading. As a lover of the suspense/thriller genre, people are shocked when they find out I have not read this book.   I initially purchased it when it first was released and then never got around to reading it.   Obviously, with the movie release looming, I figured it was now or never.

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Book Review: Brother (Ania Ahlborn)

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If you are looking for a book to get you into a Halloween spirit or are a horror novel enthusiast, then look no further for your next read!   Michael Morrow lives deep in the backwoods with his family. He is a typical 19-year-old boy; figuring out where he fits in his household dynamic and pining for a local girl who works at the record store. The only issue is that Michael’s family is made up of cannibalistic serial killers. They say that blood is thicker than water, but what happens to a family when blood is the main issue….

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Book Review: Don’t You Cry (Mary Kubica)

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Esther is missing. Quinn, her roommate, isn’t sure what to do. Should she call the police? Wait? Meanwhile, Alex is working in a café and sees a mysterious young woman. He is drawn to her. Who is she? Where did she come from?

Quinn is searching for answers. Alex befriends the woman.

Sometimes people are not who they appear to be and sometimes you can never outrun your past…no matter how hard you try.

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The “Authors I Am OBSESSED With” Series: Tess Gerritsen

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Tess Gerritsen is, hands down, one of my auto-buy authors.   Personally, I feel like she is the queen of suspense thrillers!

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Book Review: A Game for All the Family (Sophie Hannah)

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Justine Merrison and her family (a husband and teenage daughter) move from their lives in London and settle down in a small town. Shortly after, her daughter begins to withdraw and strange, threatening phone calls begin.   Who can be trusted? What is real?

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Book Review: The Widow (Fiona Barton)

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Jean’s husband was accused of committing a kidnapping (and murder) of a two year old child. Jean’s husband is now dead. What does Jean know?  What will she share?  Does a marriage mean keeping secrets and standing by while the unthinkable happens?

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