Review: The Other Girl by Erica Spindler

To be completely honest, I’ve never read any other books by this author so I wasn’t sure what to expect when reading this book. I wasn’t disappointed. 

This book starts off with a girl named Randi who gets picked up by one of her brother’s friends. As the story goes on the friend doesn’t understand the word no and Randi runs away and starts walking on the road. A little later a car with a guy and girl stop and pick her up. They suggest that she can go to a party with them and Randi agrees. 

We find out a little later that Randi is actually Miranda, the cop that the book follows. She gets a case that she’s sure has something to do with that night 14 years ago. 

Richard Stark was murdered and the murderer planted evidence that made it look like Miranda had something to do with it. She’s kicked off the case and suspended but that doesn’t stop her from finding out what happened. 

I really enjoyed this book. It was fast paced and a binge worthy read. It will be released on August 22, 2017 and I definitely recommend that you pick it up. You won’t regret it. 

Thank you to NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

REVIEW: “Two Nights” by Kathy Reichs

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I’ve seen some reviews from my Goodreads friends that gave this book a 3 out of 5 stars. I honestly would give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

I love Kathy’s books. Her Temperance Brennan series got me started in reading crime fiction and mysteries. (I also love her Virals series). This book was a bit different from her other books. It’s a stand alone but I wouldn’t mind if it became a series too.

In this book we meet a different character, Sunday Night, or Sunnie as she’s called by those that know her. As this book starts, Sunnie is on her boat when she gets a visit from Beau, a friend of hers asking her to visit with a woman about her missing granddaughter. One thing leads to another and Sunnie ends up being hired by this woman to try to find her missing granddaughter. Sunnie discovers that the girl was kidnapped by a terrorist group and is determined to save her.

Kathy has a way of writing a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat and not wanting to get out of your chair (or bed) to go do everyday things, like going to work. Haha.

If Kathy decides to make this a series, I’m all for it but I do hope to see more Temperance Brennan novels in the future.

If any of you are looking for a great Summer read I would suggest this one. It comes out in the US on July 11th, 2017.

Thank you to NetGalley, Kathy Reichs, and the publisher for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.

Review: “Two Sisters” by Kerry Wilkinson

Rating: 4/5 stars

This is the first book I’ve read by this author and this book starts off with Megan and Chloe going to a cottage their parents had left them after passing away in a car accident. Megan remembers this place as the village where their brother, Zac, disappeared ten years before. 

Megan and Chloe come to the cottage because they were sent a postcard with the letter ‘Z’ on it. Megan thinks this is something to do with her brother. Odd things begin happening in the village like fights, fires, etc. which makes Megan believe the people of the village know what happened to her brother and they just aren’t saying. 

Megan digs deeper and eventually finds out the truth but not without putting herself and Chloe in danger. 

This book started a bit more slow than I would have liked. I didn’t much care for Megan’s character either but I did like that she was determined to find out the truth about her brother. 

Overall, it was a pretty great book. The plot kept me interested and guessing on what happened or was going to happen. Would recommend if you’re looking for a slow building thriller. 

Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture, and the author, Kerry Wilkinson for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. 

Two Sisters is out in the US on June 23, 2017. 

Review: Don’t Wake Up by Liz Lawler

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Where to start with this one? Well, the description really had me interested in this book and it didn’t let me down. 

I loved the storyline but I wasn’t a fan of how some of it was written. Other than that it was a very suspenseful thriller. 

It follows Alex Taylor after she’s been found in the parking lot of the hospital she works in. She tries to convince everyone that she had been abducted and that the murders that are taking place around her are caused by the same person who took her. 

This book will be published on May 18th, 2017 and I would definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a thriller. 

Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. 

Review: Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

Rating: 5/5 stars

Wow… I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this book. I had heard that it was a fast paced and exciting book but it was more that that. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time I read it!

The only bounty hunter related novels that I’ve read are the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich (which I LOVE, by the way) so this was quite different from those books but in a really great way.

I probably could have read this book in a day or two if day jobs didn’t have to exist. This book starts off by Lori taking on a case where she has to pick up her former mentor, JT, who she worked with when she first became a bounty hunter. She has to take her daughter with her as she doesn’t have anyone to watch her while she’s gone. She later realizes that turns out to be a terrible mistake.

This book was well written and starts off in the present but as it goes on you learn a bit about Lori and JT’s past and how exactly they met.

I honestly didn’t want this book to end and I’m very excited to find out what will happen in the next book, which I already can’t wait for. If you’re looking for a fast paced, edge of your seat thriller, I highly recommend this novel!

Thank you to NetGalley for my copy of this in exchange for a review.

 

Review: The Child

Rating: 5/5 stars

Where to start with this one? Well, I should mention that I loved Fiona’s first book called “The Widow” and this new book is even better.

“The Child” is one of those books that switches perspectives with each chapter. I usually don’t enjoy books that do that but it worked well with this one.

The journalist in this book is Kate Waters. She was also a character in Fiona’s first book “The Widow.” Kate catches on to a story of a baby’s body that was found at a construction site by a worker. As she pieces information together after talking to people who used to live on the street where the construction is taking place, a shocking discovery is made.

The end of this book caught me by surprise. I loved it! Fiona wrote this book wonderfully. Highly recommend for a summer read! It releases on June 27, 2017. Preorder here: The Child

Thank you to the First to Read website, the publisher, and Fiona herself for the early copy of this book.

Review: Hindsight

Rating: 4/5 stars

I have to say that I really enjoy books with a mix of paranormal, crime, and mystery in them. 
This is the first book in the Cass Lehman and Ed Dyson series by Melanie Casey. I thought this book was going to be more fast paced than it was but other than that it was a pretty good book. 

This book alternates between Cass Lehman and Ed Dyson. Cass is the one who can see and feel what happened in people’s last moments if they died violently. Ed is the detective that she seems out to offer her help for a case he’s working on. 

This was well written except that it could have used a bit more character backgrounds. 

Thank you to NetGalley for my copy of this in exchange for an honest review.