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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Perfect Little Dolls

 Welcome to my blog tour stop for Her Perfect Bones which is been hosted by Bookouture






 He stayed silent as he watched his window creaking open and heard the whisper from outside

My thoughts

Rating: 4

Series:DI Eleanor Raven #2

Would I recommend it? Yes

Would I read more of this series? Yes , in fact I have the first one to read, I didn't even know I had it until I looked up the book title 

Would I read more by this author? Yes

First off I want to say huge  thank you to the publisher Bookouture,   the author Karen Long , and to NetGalley for inviting me to join the blog tour for this book as well as letting me read and review it. Second thing is this is the first time I read anything by this author and it wasn't until I was already half way though it that I realized that I had the first book on my Netgalley TBR to read and review but that didn't stop me from enjoying the story as well as getting lost in it, but after reading this one I now can't wait to read the first one, and yes I know I'll be reading them backwards but that's me. There was just something about this story that I loved, and I can't wait to read more of this series ,




Description:

The little boy played with his toy trains in the bedroom, keeping quiet so as not to wake his mother. He stayed silent as he watched his window creaking open and heard the whisper from outside. A minute later, Tommy and the trains were gone.An unrelenting heatwave sweeps the country and starts a fire which uncovers the charred remains of a young woman. But when DI Eleanor Raven attends the post-mortem it reveals some disturbing details—the girl was dead long before the fire, her body had been lovingly preserved before being dressed up, her hair perfectly arranged, and a lime-green scarf knotted around her neck

With little evidence surviving the fire, Eleanor and her team have no solid leads. But back on duty after six months’ enforced leave, Eleanor is determined to prove herself fit for service, and she won’t accept that this case could prove impossible.Following a tenuous link to an old missing-persons case, Eleanor discovers the poor woman’s identity: Giselle Baker was a young dancer at a local bar before she disappeared two years ago, leaving behind a worried roommate and, concealed amongst her things, a curious wooden carving of a snake. Before Eleanor can uncover the significance of the toy though, another woman goes missing, and then, a little boy… It seems that someone is collecting a family for themselves

Publication Day: Jan 18th 2021

 

Buy LINK  

Amazon: https://geni.us/B08N59H228Social

Apple: http://ow.ly/Gz6150CiriQ

Kobo: http://ow.ly/CmNn50CirgF

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Author: Karen Long  

Author Bio:


 


Karen Long was born in Wolverhampton but has spent the last few years living in California. She worked as an English and Drama teacher for many years, before becoming a full-time writer.


She has written screenplays and articles, but primarily dedicates her time to writing crime fiction and observing wildlife. She loves to travel, which is a great source of inspiration; Toronto became the backdrop to the Eleanor Raven series of thrillers after Karen spent several months there.


A passionate conservationist and lover of the crow family in particular, she has rehabilitated and adopted ravens, crows, magpies and rooks, many of whom became integrated into family life, much to the distress of household members and soft furnishings. She now volunteers regularly at Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care Centre.

Author Social Media Links

 

FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/KarenLongWriter

TWITTER:  https://twitter.com/KarenLongWriter

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The Murdering Wives Club

Welcome to my review of The Murdering Wives Club which is been hosted by Booksirens 



Rating: 5

Genre: historical mystery

Would I recommend it? Yes

Would I read more by this author? Yes

 For off a big thanks to Booksirens , the publisher Poolbeg Press, and the author Sharon Thompson for the invite to read and review it. As soon as I saw the cover I knew that I wanted to read it and as soon as I read the synopsis it had me wanting to knew more, and man am I so glad that I decided to pick it up because it had me hooked after just reading a few paragraphs. It had everything in it that I love about a historical mystery which is :Riveting characters, a fresh plot, and the setting ,as well as the written style of the author.As for the the style it made the story flow together and I can see this as a tv show if done right.



 A gripping historical mystery, where women take charge and strive for power.


The Murdering Wives Club is a support group for women who wish to murder their husbands. Or so the rumour goes.


Returning home from World War II, Laurie Davenport is blind and traumatised. He is also convinced that his wife, Charlotte, is trying to kill him. With the help of his assistant, the enigmatic Norah Walsh, Laurie hunts for proof of these killer women.


Then convicted Irish murderer Eve Good claims to have belonged to a club of murdering wives called The Sinful Roses. She agrees to recount her harrowing crimes to Laurie and Norah.


Can Eve Good shed light on this obscure matter? Can a blind, amateur detective succeed in exposing this terrifying group of murdering women? And in his darkened world, whom can he trust .

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The Little Grave

 Welcome to my blog tour for The Little Grave which is been hosted by Bookouture 



Detective Amanda Steele stops just inside the doorway, recognizing the victim’s face instantly

My thoughts

Rating: 4

Series:Detective Amanda Steele #1

Would I recommend it? Yes

Would I read more of this series? Yes

Would I read more by this author? Yes

First off I want to say huge  thank you to the publisher Bookouture,  the author Carolyn Arnold , and to NetGalley for inviting me to join the blog tour for this book as well as letting me read and review it.

A Great start to a new series by an author that I've read before and liked, and just like her other series,it didn't let me down at all, it had me hooked from the very start of the story, the twist and turns kept me guessing and the story will pull at your heart. Other thing I loved was how the author handle a topic that is very much in the news about kids been kidnapped and sold,but the best thing I loved about the was the main character herself , she was sarcastic, and raw , and just seemed like a real person then a character in a story

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Their Frozen Graves

 Welcome to my blog tour for Their Frozen Graves which is been hosted by Bookouture 







Two women are dead. They both look like you.

My thoughts

Rating: 5

Series :Detective Mackenzie Price #2

Would I recommend it? Yes

Would I read more of the series ? Yes,because after reading both books in this series I'm 100% hooked and need more of it.

Would I read more by this author? Yes

First of I  want to say a  huge  thank you to the publisher Bookouture,   the author  Ruhi Choudhary, and to NetGalley for inviting me to join the blog tour for this book as well as letting me read and review it.Because as soon as I realized it was book 2 to Our Daughter's Bones

( Detective Mackenzie Price Series ) I had to say yes, because I loved the first one and something was telling me this would be just as good and it was, it was non stop from the very start and just as twist and dark as the first one ,maybe a bit more but that's what I love about this series ,is how the author keeps surprising us with the twist and turns she writes in her series. And how the story is told entirely from Mackenzie’s point of view so that you as the reader can get fully engrossed , as well as see the characters come to life,and how the dark secrets just keep coming so much so that you have no idea who is telling the truth or who can be trusted. All you can do is set back and enjoy the ride to the very end.




Title: Their Frozen Graves

 Author: Ruhi Choudhary

PUBLICATION DAY: 07/01/21

BUY LINKS:

 

Amazon: https://geni.us/B08LDJ7LV2Cover

Apple: http://ow.ly/8oFG50BX9XF

Kobo: http://ow.ly/MM7g50BX9TA

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Description:



Two women are dead. They both look like you.


The giant stretch of frozen river was melting and the light made the lake glitter like crystals. The women lay side by side on the shore, eyes open and glassy. Their long, dark hair was like tangled rope, their faces a reflection of each other

When two bodies are found dumped in one of the vast lakes in Lakemore, Washington, Detective Mackenzie Price is first on the scene. She identifies one of the victims as Katy Becker, a local known for her work helping the community. The other victim looks strikingly similar.

Still grappling with a shocking revelation from her past, Mack is only too happy to throw herself into the case. But when she goes to break the news to Katy’s husband, the investigation takes an unexpected turn: Katy is very much alive, and has never met the women who resemble her so closely.

Now the race is on to find the killer before Katy becomes the next victim. But when Mack unearths a disturbing connection to a sixteen-year-old suicide, she realizes they could be hunting someone whose crimes span decades – and there are more lives than just Katy’s at stake

Addictive, pulse-pounding and packed full of jaw-dropping twists, fans of Lisa Regan, Angela Marsons and Karin Slaughter will love Their Frozen Graves.




Author Bio:

 

Ruhi Choudhary discovered her passion for writing when she was seven years old and wrote her first Star Trek episode. Being a fan of the dark and twisted, she found her calling in crime thriller.

 

She likes to write stories that make you a little uncomfortable and characters that you struggle to make up your mind about but stay with you.

 

She lives in Toronto and spends her days training to be a scientist and wishing it rained more often!


Author Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuhiSChoudhary

 

 





Saturday, January 9, 2021

Where Monsters Hide: Sex, Murder, and Madness in the Midwest

 Welcome to my review of Where Monsters Hide: Sex, Murder, and Madness in the Midwest 

A tragic missing person case spirals into an unrelenting murder mystery

My thoughts on it

Rating: 4

Genre: Nonfiction - true crime

Would I recommend it? Yes 

Would I read more by this author? Yes 

Notes:

The author did amazon job on bring this case to life as well as the research that went in to this case, going into I had already knew a bit about it but not a hole lot and the author was able to make this case more real then some of the true crime shows that I watched that talked about.

Its very informative and detailed account of exhaustive investigative police work in search of truth. As well as showing how far people go to keep a dark secret like this one and thank that they can get away with it.

As for the written of it, its well written, evenly paced and it had me hooked from the start.

With that said I want to give a big thanks to the publisher Kensington Books , the author M. William Phelps and to Net Galley for letting me read and review .


A tragic missing person case spirals into an unrelenting murder mystery. Intrigue, deception, and serial homicide erupt in the latest real-life thriller by New York Times bestselling investigative journalist M. William Phelps.

 

In October 2014, after Chris Regan failed to arrive at his new job, his ex-girlfriend filed a missing-person report. Something was off. It was not like Chris, a devoted father, avid hiker, and all-around great guy, not to show up. When local Michigan police chief Laura Frizzo learned Chris was having an affair with Kelly Cochran, a married co-worker, suspicion fell on her husband, Jason. After a search warrant on their house revealed several suspicious items, the Cochrans abruptly moved to Indiana. As questions swirled around the case, the whereabouts of Chris Regan remained unknown.

 

Sixteen months later Jason Cochran died from a drug overdose. Friends and family rallied around the grieving and distraught Kelly. But when the coroner ruled Jason’s death a homicide, no one reacted more bizarrely than his widow. For months detectives tried to put Kelly’s past into focus, but the truth was buried under a patchwork of lies, contradictions, and brutally horrific revelations. As Kelly Cochran, a Purdue graduate and psychology major, played “catch me if you can,” a mesmerizing story emerged that rivals today’s bestselling fiction in its drama and fascination. In the hands of veteran investigative journalist M. William Phelps, her staggering saga of murder, revenge, and payback surpasses anything that could go wrong in a season of Fargo.


The Missing Woman

 Welcome to my blog tour for The Missing Woman which is been hosted by Bookouture




They live in the big houses on the pretty street. Those other women, as we call them. And to think I used to want to be like them, to have their money and happiness, to live and laugh and play like them. Not any more.


My thoughts

Raring: 4

Would I recommend it ? Yes

Would I read more by this author? Yes

First of I  want to say a  huge  thank you to the publisher  Bookouture,  the author  Georgina Cross , and to NetGalley for inviting me to join the blog tour for this book as well as letting me read and review it.Right form the start I was hooked after reading just the prologue,and that helped set up the multiple twists and turns the story has. And it helped bring the characters to life as well as their dark secrets, because it seemed like everyone had something to hide and it made you question everything you thought you knew about them. As for the pace it wasn't to slow or fast in fact it was perfect , because it give you more time to learn more about the characters themselves and it helped set the story up every more so you could just set back and get lost in it , and not have to worry about anything . 


Title:  The Missing Woman

Publication Day: Jan 6th 2021

Author: Georgina Cross  

Buy Link:  

 

Amazon: https://geni.us/B08LNZ5DJ1Social

Apple: http://ow.ly/PJiU50C2pVr

Kobo: http://ow.ly/jNeW50C2pTK

Google: http://ow.ly/N94z50C2pZl

Description:


They live in the big houses on the pretty street. Those other women, as we call them. And to think I used to want to be like them, to have their money and happiness, to live and laugh and play like them. Not any more.


It’s the fourth of July and the whole town is gathered at the local pool. Through the sweltering afternoon, we single mothers don’t mix with the other women––the ones with the perfect lives and happy marriages. Women like Sabine Miller. But when Sabine shoots me a desperate look across the water and suddenly disappears, my blood runs cold

 Running to the back gate, all I find is a silver charm bracelet she dropped on her way out. I convince myself I’m imagining things until Sabine’s husband Mark appears. When he realizes she’s missing, he phones the cops straight away. “Someone has been threatening Sabine,” he says. “Now they’ve kidnapped her.”

Hours later, I wish I’d run faster. The whole town is searching the streets, calling Sabine’s name over and over. On the TV, Mark is begging for someone to bring his wife home.

The truth is, I was the last person to see her alive––and it’s killing me inside. Now the cops are at my door asking questions. I’m terrified they’ll find out what happened years ago between me and Sabine. Something I’ve never told anyone

But I need to tell someone. Can you keep a secret?

From bestselling author Georgina Cross, the most exciting new voice in suspense, comes a twisted and unputdownable psychological thriller about the power and damage of secrets behind closed doors. Perfect for anyone who was totally hooked by The Wife Between Us, Big Little Lies or Gone Girl.


Author Bio:

Georgina Cross is the author of works of domestic suspense, psychological suspense, and thriller.

She is represented by Rachel Beck with Liza Dawson Associates with her suspense fiction appealing to readers of The Good Girl by Mary Kubica, The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle, The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth, and Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.

Georgina has been writing since she was a child. Notebooks & floppy discs filled with stories: adventures growing up in New Orleans and tales from Malaysia & England where her family lives. After graduating from Louisiana State University, she pursued a career in marketing & communications and founded Susie's Wish non-profit which sends patients with life threatening illnesses to the beach. She spends time with her husband and their combined family of four sons watching plenty of scary movies and is thrilled to be a full-time author

Author Social Media Links:


Author website: www.Georgina-Cross-Author.com

Twitter: @GCrossAuthor

Facebook: GeorginaCrossAuthor

Instagram: GeorginaCrossAuthor

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Special Ops Seduction

 Welcome to my blog tour for Special Ops Seduction which is been hosted by Berkley Publishing Group



She's the last woman he ever wanted to see again.

My thoughts
Rating:4
Series:Alaska Force #5
Author: Megan Crane
First off I want to say huge  thank you to the publisher Berkley Publishing Group , the author Megan Crane , and to NetGalley for inviting me to join the blog tour for this book as well as letting me read and review it. As soon as I saw the invite to this I had to say yes, because its part of one of my favorite suspense romance series, so far of this series thanks to the publishers I've read and loved books 1 (SEAL's Honor ) and book 4 ( Delta Force Defender) and i know that this one was going to be just as good, because we once again get to go back to the small town of Grizzly Harbor and get to revisit
with Alaska Force to see what their getting into . Other thing I loved was this time around we got Jonas's story and his forever happiness with his love interest Bethan .What else can I say other than it was exciting, intense, suspenseful .

She's the last woman he ever wanted to see again...

After an official operation turned deadly, Jonas Crow began a new life in Grizzly Harbor with Alaska Force. But when fellow soldier Bethan Wilcox joins the group, she forces him to remember things he actively prefers to forget. That’s unforgivable enough. But now the two of them are forced together on a mission to uncover deadly secrets tied to their complicated past, and with the heat between them at a boil, forgiveness is the least of his worries...

And the only woman he needs.

Bethan Wilcox, one of the first women to make it through Army Ranger school, didn't join Alaska Force to deal with Jonas's foul temper. Or her own errant attraction to him. Thrown together in a race against the clock, they have to pretend to be a couple and play nice to throw the enemy off their scent. She knows better than to let their pretend love feel real...especially while time is running out.

Jonas has always been good at saving the world. But it’s Bethan he needs to save this time around—if she doesn’t save him first