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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

that night

Title: that night
Author: Cyn Balog
genre: YA
pages: 320
book synopsis
Hailey wants to know the truth, but there are some secrets that are best left buried…

Hailey is determined to find out all she can about her boyfriend's suicide. She knows Declan wouldn't kill himself, even if she can't remember a lot of what lead up to that fateful night.

Kane, Declan's stepbrother and Hailey's best friend, wants to move past what happened—not dig up bad memories. But the more Hailey searches for information, the more she remembers.

As the truth begins to unravel, Hailey finds herself unveiling secrets she never could have imagined—secrets that have the possibility of ruining everything.

my thoughts
rating: 2
Would I recommend it : no
will I read any more by this author: yes
I was so looking forward to this one since I liked her other one Alone, but sadly it wasn't meant to be, right from the start it went from liking and felling sorry for Hailey to just plain not felling any thing for her , and all the time felling sorry for her best friend Kane and wounding why was he still friends with her, the more I read the more i started thinking what if Declan's suicide wasn't a suicide , what if it was murder , and I wanted to know if I was right or not, but the more I read the more I begin to see that Hailey wasn't a nice friend or even a girlfriend , and the end wasn't that much of a surprise with that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting read and review it  exchange for my honest opinion.

The Never Game

Title : The Never Game

Series" Colter Shaw #1

Author: Jeffery Deaver

genre: mystery/ thriller



 book synopsis

"You have been abandoned."

A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her. The son of a survivalist family, Shaw is an expert tracker. Now he makes a living as a "reward seeker," traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. But what seems a simple investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of America's tech hub and the cutthroat billion-dollar video-gaming industry.

"Escape if you can."

When another victim is kidnapped, the clues point to one video game with a troubled past--The Whispering Man. In that game, the player has to survive after being abandoned in an inhospitable setting with five random objects. Is a madman bringing the game to life?

"Or die with dignity."

Shaw finds himself caught in a cat-and-mouse game, risking his own life to save the victims even as he pursues the kidnapper across both Silicon Valley and the dark 'net. Encountering eccentric game designers, trigger-happy gamers and ruthless tech titans, he soon learns that he isn't the only one on the hunt: someone is on his trail and closing fast.

Mt thoughts

rating: 5

would you recommend it ? yes

Will you read anything else by this author? yes

I'm so glade I was able to get this one as a request from Penguin Group Putnam because Jeffery Deaver is one of my go tho authors I love to read , as soon as I saw it I knew I had to try and request it, and I'm so glade I did. Because this is a great start to a new series from him, Love how Colter starts out to find one missing person and then he find outs that there are others who was and are kidnapped by the same person , and it goes from there. I also love how I could relate to Colter about the game industry because just like Colter  I don't play games at all and just like him I was like what in the world are they talking about ,but that made him a even lovable character. This story had every thing I loved  its fast paced from the start to the ever end, it hooks you and pulls you in to the story ,remember characters that become some of your favorite ones to read, and just when you think you have it figure out , you find out it s not the person you thought it was, I also liked how you get Colter's back story and how it sets it up for more to come out in the next book. with that said I want to think Netgalley for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion . Can't wait to read more of this series .

Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Wife's Secret

Title:The Wife's Secret
Author:Kerry Wilkinson
Genre: Adult mystery/thriller
Book synopsis
Charley Willis was thirteen years old when her parents were killed in their family home and she was found hiding in a cupboard upstairs.

Fifteen years later, Charley is marrying Seth Chambers. It should be the happiest day of their lives, a chance for Charley to put her past behind her, but just hours after the ceremony, she is missing.

No one saw her leave. No one knows where she is.

One thing is for certain…Seth is about to discover he doesn’t really know the woman he just married. And his nightmare is only just beginning.

My thoughts:
Would I recommend it: yes
Would I read any thing else by this author : yes
It was slow going into the story but for some reason it actually worked for it instead of against it , because it helped build up the story and you got to see the characters come to life before your very eyes, plus kindle liked how it was told in the past and present way where you got both the story of what happened after and doing Charley's disappearance ,as well as find out more about her doing the telling of her past , it also makes you ask who would want her to disappear and why , secrets, a family curse , money , murder and lies all seem to have some way of play in this story , and unanswered questions like will Seth ever see his her again. So set back , get your favorite drink and snacks and follow Seth as the truth unfolds.With that said I want to say thanks to Netgalley as well as to Bookouture for letting read and review The Wife's Secret exchange for my honest opinion.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Jackals

Title:The Jackals
Author: William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
Publisher: Kensington Books
Pub: Jan 29 ,2019
book synopsis

Alone, these justice fighters are dangerous enough. Together they're a wild bunch known as the Jackals. Now, national bestselling authors William W. and J.A. Johnstone are turning them loose . . .

With Apaches on the prod, ex-cavalry sergeant Sean Keegan, bounty hunter Jed Breen, and ex-Texas Ranger Matt McCulloch take shelter in a West Texas way station--along with a hot-as-a-pistol female bound for the gallows, a spiteful newspaper editor, and a coward with $50,000 who promises them five grand if they'll deliver his blood-soaked stash to his wife.

Turns out, Indians might be the least of the problems for the trio, soon to be known as the Jackals. The loot's stolen property of the vengeful Hawkin gang, and these prairie rats are merciless, stone-cold killers. And the brother of the man the woman killed wants to butcher her himself rather than watch her swing. McCulloch, Keegan, and Breen are ready for a showdown--but the Jackals may not live to spend that $5,000.

My thoughts
rating: 5
Would I recommend it? yes , in fact I did a buddy read with one of my friends since she never read a western or one of his books
Will I read any more by them? yes
OMG this book reminds me of my 2 all time favorite westerns that I watched with my Dad while growing up and still love to watch to this day , and which 2 may you ask will I'll tell  you:
Stagecoach 1939 starting John Wayne, Claire Trevor,Donald Meek , Thomas Mitchell,and many more 

Lost Of The Comanches 1953 starting: Broderick Crawford, Barbara Hale, Johnny Stewart, Lloyd Bridges,and many more as well

What more can you want in a western, gunfights, outlaws, indians , and heroes that fight for the just of rightness even if they do bend the law a little , its a story of how the west was like , and won and its all bought to life by the writing of William W.Johnstone and J.A.Johnstone. So set back and enjoy the ride when you pick up one of their books because its action from the every first page to the very end, and their never let you down , or so far they've never let me down, with that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it , exchange for my honest opinion.

Sunset Beach

Title : Sunset Beach
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Genre: romance, cozy mystery
Pages: 432
St.Martin's Press
May 7 , 2019
author's websit:

Pull up a lounge chair and have a cocktail at Sunset Beach – it comes with a twist. 

Drue Campbell’s life is adrift. Out of a job and down on her luck, life doesn’t seem to be getting any better when her estranged father, Brice Campbell, a flamboyant personal injury attorney, shows up at her mother’s funeral after a twenty-year absence. Worse, he’s remarried – to Drue’s eighth grade frenemy, Wendy, now his office manager. And they’re offering her a job.

It seems like the job from hell, but the offer is sweetened by the news of her inheritance – her grandparents’ beach bungalow in the sleepy town of Sunset Beach, a charming but storm-damaged eyesore now surrounded by waterfront McMansions.

With no other prospects, Drue begrudgingly joins the firm, spending her days screening out the grifters whose phone calls flood the law office. Working with Wendy is no picnic either. But when a suspicious death at an exclusive beach resort nearby exposes possible corruption at her father’s firm, she goes from unwilling cubicle rat to unwitting investigator, and is drawn into a case that may – or may not – involve her father. With an office romance building, a decades-old missing persons case re-opened, and a cottage in rehab, one thing is for sure at Sunset Beach: there’s a storm on the horizon.

My thoughts 
Rating: 5 
Would I recommend this book? A Big Yes ( in fact as soon as I saw Netgalley had it to request I went and told a friend she had to request it)
Will I read any more by her? a big yes
When it comes to Mary Kay Andrews's books there always warm , fuzzy and fun to read , no mater what the season is or what your day is like, their easy reads that you can pick up and just set back and enjoy with a touch of romance  and mystery that will make you smile and laugh out loud, their the perfect beach reads or if you just when you want  something to brightening your day or night , because she has a way with her characters that will make you just set there and shake your head at the shenanigans they get in to. AS with this book Sunset Beach , before you know it your felling in love with the characters , and wanting to visit the places that are mentioned in it. So if you haven't picked up her books you need to do so . With that said I want to thank Beatrice at St.Martins as well as Netgalley for letting read and review Sunset Beach exchange for my honest opinion , and I can't wait to read more by her . 

Friday, February 22, 2019

Lying Next To Me

Title: Lying Next to Me
Author: Gregg Olsen
Genre: adult thriller/mystery
Pages: 396
Thomas & Mercer
Pub : May 21, 2019
No matter what you see, no matter what you’ve heard, assume nothing.

Adam and Sophie Warner and their three-year-old daughter are vacationing in Washington State’s Hood Canal for Memorial Day weekend. It’s the perfect getaway to unplug—and to calm an uneasy marriage. But on Adam’s first day out on the water, he sees Sophie abducted by a stranger. A hundred yards from shore, Adam can’t save her. And Sophie disappears.

In a nearby cabin is another couple, Kristen and Connor Moss. Unfortunately, beyond what they’ve heard in the news, they’re in the dark when it comes to Sophie’s disappearance. For Adam, at least there’s comfort in knowing that Mason County detective Lee Husemann is an old friend of his. She’ll do everything she can to help. She must.

But as Adam’s paranoia about his missing wife escalates, Lee puts together the pieces of a puzzle. The lives of the two couples are converging in unpredictable ways, and the picture is unsettling. Lee suspects that not everyone is telling the truth about what they know—or they have yet to reveal all the lies they’ve hidden from the strangers they married

My thoughts: rating: 5
Would I recommend this book:yes
will I read anything else by this author : yes
WOW what they was right when they said No matter what you see, no matter what you’ve heard, assume nothing. Because you have no idea who to truest , who to believe, and what you thought you saw or what anyone else thought they heard or seen,there are twist and turns and once you think you have it figure out something else comes along and knocks it out of the ballpark, the story is gripping and makes you want to just set there and keep turning the pages , just so you can find more pieces of the puzzle, and the ending was a complete shocker to me , wow what an ending , never saw it coming . With that said I wan to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion ,and I can't wait to read more by this author .

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Cyber Attack

Title:Cyber Attack
Author: Tim Washburn
Genre: thriller
book synopsis

It begins with a computer malfunction. A 737 passenger jet drops from the sky from 34,000 feet. Then another. And another. At the same time, the unthinkable happens in our nuclear power plants. Water pumps fail. Nuclear cores melt. Untold millions could die . . .
With each passing hour, orchestrated cyber attacks unleash a massive wave of death and utter destruction. Chemical plants explode. Floodgates burst open. Power grids self-destruct. From Wall Street to Washington, the fear is going viral—and the panic could lead to the total annihilation of America. 
Missiles and guns are useless. Generals and diplomats are powerless. America’s last hope lies with two specially trained FBI agents: Hank Goodnight and computer programmer Paige Randall, who must penetrate the darkest recesses of the web and infiltrate the twisted network of a faceless enemy. And dare to fight fire with fire—apocalypse be damned . . .

My thoughts
Would I recommend this book?yes
Would I read any else by this book?yes
Wow what a read , it's scary how the author brings to live in his story what could happen for real if some thing like this did in fact happen, he shows the kind of  chaos, disorder as well as the mayhem the world would be .While I did in fact enjoyed it and how it pulled me in o it and kept me hook to the very end, it kind of felt like it ended with a cliffhanger .With that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion.

The A List

Title:The A List
Series:Ali Reynolds #14
Genre: General Fiction ( Adult)
Publishers:Gallery Books

book synopsis
More than ten years after the abrupt end of her high-profile broadcasting career, Ali Reynolds has made a good life for herself in her hometown of Sedona, Arizona. She has a new house, a new husband, and a flourishing cybersecurity company called High Noon Enterprises, where her team of veritable technological wizards hunts down criminals one case at a time.

But the death of an old friend brings Ali back to the last story she ever reported: a feel-good human interest piece about a young man in need of a kidney to save his life, which quickly spiraled into a medical mismanagement scandal that landed a prestigious local doctor in prison for murder.

Years may have passed, but Dr. Edward Gilchrist has not forgotten those responsible for his downfall—certainly not Ali Reynolds, who exposed his dirty deeds to the world. Life without parole won’t stop him from getting his revenge. Tattooed on his arm are the initials of those who put him behind bars, and he won’t stop until every person on that Annihilation List is dead

My thoughts
Would I recommend this series: yes
Would I read anything else by this author: Yes { In fact I have and own one of her books :Downfall ( Joanna Brady #17) and I loved it ) 
Would I read more of this series: yes
Even though is this the second time I've read anything by her I can say that this is one series I want to going with , its fast pace and even though this is book 17 I was able to understand what was going on, loved the characters ( will most of the characters) , loved how the story just pulled me into and before I knew it I was hooked, loved how you get the backstory of the characters and how will the story flows together. As for the characters themsleves I couldn't stand Dr.Edward Gilchrist , no take that back I won't say I couldn't stand him ,in fact that's to easy , I would say I despised him and the way he thought it was ok to do what he did those who came to him for help, and that part of the story made it more realistic because sadly there are doctors who does in fact do the same thing he did and probably still gets away with it to this day , all he cared about was the money , not about how he was hurting the families and how he might be casing harm to them.In fact I wouldn't call him a Man ( BECAUSE IF HE WAS ONE THEN HE WOULD HAVE ADMITTED TO HIS WRONGDOING ) HIS LESS THEN A MAN, HIS A MOUSE NO TAKE THAT BACK HIS LESS THEN A MOUSE, HIS A NO ACCOUNT RAT.To find out more you have to read The book ,with that said I want to thank Netgalley for Lee me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion ,and I can't wait to read more by this author.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Netgalley & Edelweiss+ February Book Haul

Ignite (Dark Kings #15) by Donna Grant The Liars An addictive and gripping new psychological thriller for 2019 by Naomi Joy Wolfhunter River (Stillhouse Lake, #3) by Rachel Caine Contagion by Teri Terry Kane (Cooper Construction, #2) by Jen Davis Brick (Cooper Construction, #1) by Jen Davis Extinction of All Children by L.J. Epps Journey to Territory M (Extinction of All Children #2) by L.J. Epps Journey to Territory U (Extinction of All Children #3) by L.J. Epps That Night by Cyn Balog King of Fools (The Shadow Game, #2) by Amanda FoodyA Map of the Dark (The Searchers #1) by Karen Ellis Last Night (The Searchers, #2) by Karen Ellis In The Heat Of The Night (The O'Roarkes, #2) by Katherine Garbera Blood for Blood (Ziba MacKenzie, #1) by Victoria Selman Only Daughter by Sarah A. Denzil Defending Morgan (Mountain Mercenaries, #3) by Susan Stoker Because You're Mine by Rea Frey Convergence by Ginny L. Yttrup I'll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzie Stone Mothers by Erin Kelly Confidential by Ellie MonagoA Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell Blood for Blood (Sixkiller U.S. Marshal, #5) by William W. Johnstone The Housewife by Valerie Keogh Highland Crown (Royal Highlander, #1) by May McGoldrick The Dare (Detective Natalie Ward #3) by Carol Wyer Lying Next to Me by Gregg Olsen The True Story of the Great Escape Stalag Luft III, March 1944 by Jonathan Vance The Violent Abuse of Women in 17th and 18th Century Britain by Geoffrey Pimm The Third Mrs. Durst by Ann Aguirre The League of Wives The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home by Heath Hardage Lee 

Edelweiss+ Haul
Bad Debts (Jack Irish, #1) by Peter Temple Black Tide (Jack Irish, #2) by Peter Temple Dead Point (Jack Irish, #3) by Peter Temple White Dog (Jack Irish, #4) by Peter Temple 

The Last Second

Title:The Last Second
Author:Catherine Coulter
Series:A Brit in the FBI, #6) 
Genre: adult mystery /thriller
Publishers:Gallery , Threshold, Pockect Books

book synopsis
Galactus, France’s answer to SpaceX, has just launched a communications satellite into orbit, but the payload actually harbors a frightening weapon: a nuclear-triggered electromagnetic pulse.

When the satellite is in position, Galactus’s second-in-command, Dr. Nevaeh Patel, will have the power to lay waste to the world with an EMP. A former astronaut, Patel believes she is following the directions of the Numen, aliens who saved her life when she space-walked outside the International Space Station. She is convinced that with the Holy Grail, just discovered by the owner of Galactus—eccentric treasure hunter Jean-Pierre Broussard—she can be reunited with the Numen, change the world’s destiny, and become immortal with them.

The countdown has begun when Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine are thrown into the pending disaster. They must stop the EMP that would wreak havoc on communication and electronic systems on Earth, resulting in chaos and anarchy.

My thoughts
rating: 4.5
Would I recommend this series: yes
Will I be reading any more of this series : yes
Would I read anything else by this author : yes
Would have given it 5 stars but it left some questions not answered , even though that happened it was a very good read, it pulled me into the story , made the story believe able, as well as the characters, in fact even though I give it a 4.5 rating , i would say that it is the best one so far of the the 2 I've read, and I will be picking up the rest of the series, in fact this series reminds me of my favorite series by James Rollins Sigma Force series in some ways, I do have to say that one of the character is just plain nuts , to the point that I would never be in a room with with her. With that said I would like to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Honor Of the Mountain Man

Title: Honor of the Mountain Man
Series: Mountain Man, #20) 
Author: William W.Johnstone
Genre: western
Pages:288 pages

Smoke Jensen has a new mission - to help outlaw Joe Wales avenge the death of his wife. Outnumbered or not, Smoke is going to help his old friend track down the savages responsible for the crime.

My thoughts'
rating: 5 
Would I recommend this series: yes
Would I read anything else by this author: a big yes
Once again a hit for this series, love reading it even if I am reading it out of order but i have no trouble understand what is going on, can't wait to read more by him and of this series. With that said I want to say thanks to Netgalley for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion.

Sunday, February 17, 2019


Thrillerathon TBR 
most anticipated


best cover

recently added and revisit