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: 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. 

Review: The Breakdown

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

I read B.A. Paris’s first book “Behind Closed Doors” and enjoyed it but I honestly liked this one much more.

This starts off with Cass being on the phone with her husband, Matthew, as she’s getting ready to head home during a terrible storm. Matthew tells her not to take the shorter way home through Blackwater Lane but she does and everything changes the next morning as she wakes up and hears that a woman has been murdered on that road, the woman she saw as she drove through there the night before.

This book was honestly not what I expected and I mean that in a good way. I enjoyed “Behind Closed Doors” but this book was much better. It kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat until the end.

When I got to the last few chapters, the book had a total twist that I didn’t see coming. It made the book so much better. I would have honestly read this book in one sitting if work hadn’t gotten in my way.

If you want a compelling read, I definitely suggest this one.

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

 

Review: Throw Away Girls

My 4 star review of Jennifer Vaughn’s “Throw Away Girls” novel

Rating: 4/5 stars

Book description from Amazon of Throw Away Girls by Jennifer Vaughn:

“Hard-charging, insightful, and ambitious, Jaycee Wilder wants to take her TV news career to the next level. The Los Angeles reporter is hungry for the big story. When dead girls begin to pile up at seedy nightclubs that cater to whimsical, fetish-seeking strangers, Jaycee suspects a serial killer is at work. She aligns herself with an east coast cop trying to resurrect himself- and his once stellar career- from a drunken skid. The killer lives a normal life during the day, while hunting the Throw Away Girls at night, punishing them for their dark urges. He leaves messages behind in his victims’ blood, his explanation for enacting such brutal, twisted justice upon the unworthy. He watches the media coverage. He knows the wily reporter is chasing him. As Jaycee follows her gut, and the evidence, she forces him to act. But when a killer is clever and cunning, he can infiltrate anywhere. Jaycee must utilize all her skills to expose him before he gets to her first.”

I honestly liked Jaycee Wilder’s character. I don’t usually like reporters in novels like this because they seem to do more harm than good. Jaycee seems to be the opposite. What I gathered while reading this book was she put her whole self into her work, to bring justice to the girls who are being murdered in the Hollywood clubs.

This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I enjoyed it. Only have a couple things I didn’t like. I don’t like that I was able to guess who the killer was. Not sure if it was intended but there were clues that helped me guess who did it. I didn’t like Jaycee’s boyfriend’s references to tv shows in almost every conversation but the last one he said in the book was a good one, I’ll give him that. I also wish that there was a bit more background on Jaycee and how she became the determined reporter she is today.

Don’t get me wrong, I honestly did enjoy this book. The ending was a bit of a cliffhanger so I’ll definitely be looking forward to the next book in this series, Legacy Girls, to be out in July of this year.

And thank you to Netgalley for my copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.