I See You

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I See You is a very good read. The only problem I had with the book was keeping up with the people and their names. That could very well be my problem.

The book is the second in a series but it can stand alone.

The story of the book is about a woman who’s sister disappeared years ago and her remains have been found lately. Now the woman, who has been stabbed in her bedroom, and her daughter are missing. The husband is the only suspect and a local detective and a FBI agent are on the case and each other.

Did her husband kill her or did her daughter? Maybe it was the murderer of all those other women. You will have to read the book to find out.

I would like to thank Mary Burton, Montlake Romance and Net Galley for this book in exchange for an honest review.





Murder in the First Edition

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Murder in the First Edition by Lauren Elliott is the third book in Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series. While the book wasn’t a page turner it was a easy and enjoyable read. Yes, there was a murder but it will not have you hiding under the bed. You get characters who are likable and a murder to solve. All the time you are trying to find out who the murderer is and which man Addie is going to pick.

I would like to thank Lauren Eliott, Kensington Publishing and Net Galley for this book in exchange for an honest review.





Third Party

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This book kept me wondering for a long time. At first I didn’t think I would like it. The paragraphs shifted between the three main characters and I thought it would be hard to read. It turned out to be very easy to keep it straight. Having said that, it is not for everyone. The book is based on abusive relationships, BDSM, consensual and non consensual encounters, child abuse and suicide.

The book is about the death of Margaux Stritch and the people around her, her life and her job. It is also about abuse. At first everyone thought she committed suicide but Decker, a detective, thinks she was murdered and is determined to prove it.

The end was somewhat of a surprise. The third party who was mentioned several times forward the end was a let down and really didn’t fit in with the story line.

I would like to thank Brandi Reeds, Lake Union Publishing and Net Galley for this book in exchange for an honest review.





Three, Four … Better Lock Your Door

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Three, Four … Better Lock Your Door is a very good book. It is not a book that you can’t put down but it is good. It will hold your attention.

Rebekka is a news reporter out to find a killer, along with her friend/photographer, Sune. She gathers as many facts as she can on the murders and the victims trying to solve the mystery. Even though there were hints to who the murderer was it was still a surprise when the identity was revealed.

The location of the book was in Denmark but it could have been in any city or town in the United States. That was no problem reading the book. There were several murders but they were not disturbing.

I liked the book and recommend it.

I also want the thank the publisher and Goodreads for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.





Twist of Faith (Ava Saunders #1)

I was given a copy of Absolution (Ava Saunders #2) for a review. From the first it was hard to read and it was plain that the first book would have to be read. The second book was not a stand alone. A trip to Amazon reminded me that I had bought #1 awhile back. 

The book was good, not great. There were places that were hard to understand and a few that were not believable. However, it will keep you on your toes. It was easy to read and I did like it enough to want to finish it. There are characters that are likable and I was hoping that things would turn out good for them. Then I got to the end. It was a complete surprise. I didn’t see it coming. Maybe some have figured it out before the end but I did not.

If you like mysteries and who did it books you will like this book. Now I can’t wait to start #2 over again. 





I Am Not A Monster

I Am Not A Monster started out great. The problem was the first chapter did not have anything to do with the book. The women showed up close to the end for a few paragraphs but it did not add anything to the story. One problem was the book was written in Spanish and translated into English. In some places it just didn’t work. It was very hard to read and understand at times. Some paragraphs started with someone talking and the reader had no idea who it was for a few pages. Then there is the ending. It could have been great, but the author chose to let the murderer tell us about it. After reading the whole book without a clue it was really a let down. It could have been great if it had been written different.

Thank you NetGalley and AmazonCrossing for my digital copy in exchange for an honest review. 





An Unwanted Guest

An Unwanted Guest

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I would like to thank the publisher for my copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I loved this book. At the beginning I thought it may be hard to keep up with all the characters who were introduced in a short time. However, that was not a problem at all. The author did a great job introducing the people and spent enough time on each to let the reader keep them separate. The book takes place in a isolated hotel in the mountains during a snow storm. It is a true “who done it”. Throughout the book I kept changing my mind on who was the villain and was very surprised at the end. Ms. Lapena also threw in an extra surprise to close the book. I highly recommend this book.

About the Book:

A quiet weekend in the country, far away from the stress of the outside world sounds like a dream getaway! Mitchell Inn is a warm and inviting inn which is nestled deep in the forest. Snow is covering the ground adding to the inn’s beauty and charm. It’s a place for lovers to enjoy time together, a place where an Author can work on her book, a man can enjoy some alone time, friends can re-connect, and for a couple in an unhappy marriage can take a look at their marriage in a beautiful setting.

But the storm is unrelenting – the snow has not stopped falling and soon the roads are not drive-able. The guests and the owner and his son are trapped at the inn for the weekend! Everyone remains in good spirits. They will make the most of it! They enjoy some drinks and make small talk in the lobby. Everyone goes to bed with hopes of still enjoying their weekend until the next morning when a body is found! It appears their relaxing weekend will not be so relaxing after all.

SMALL TOWN NIGHTMARE

SMALL TOWN NIGHTMARE

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Lucy is a reporter whose brother, Tim, has vanished in a place called Night Town. When the police are slow to act, she goes in search of her brother and meets Damon, a drifter,  who has an agenda of his own. He is looking for Tim, his friend, also. They end up in the town of Night Town and the two work together to track down the missing man in the strange town where everyone is rude and unfriendly. Lucy and Damon know there are lots of secrets here, when everyone they meet is hostile and upset with questions. A book you won’t want to quit reading till you know if they escape from Night Town, or should it be called Nightmare?