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Final Girls by: Riley Sager

Final Girls

Description from the publisher through Netgalley:

Recognition

 July 2017 LibraryReads selection
My Review:
This was a twisty read.  I thought I had it all figured out about halfway through and I would’ve have been so disappointed if I had.  I was wrong.  This was an interesting story that revolved around 3 women who were known as Final Girls, meaning that they were the only survivors of horrific, murderous events.
The majority of this story is not really about those events but more of the lives of these women after.  We do find out what had happened during the murders but the focus is the present.
I really liked this book and it was different then the type of thrillers I normally read.  I gave this book 4 crowns.
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Bring Her Home by: David Bell

bring her home Publication Date:  July 11, 2017

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This story is filled with twists and had me trying to figure out what was going on.  I was pretty close to solving this minus some details.  However, I did enjoy the story.  It was well thought out and detailed.
I gave this book 4 crowns.
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I received an E-ARC from the publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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The Fourth Monkey by: J.D. Barker

The Fourth Monkey

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My Review:
This book reminded me of one of my favorite movies “The Bone Collector”.  It was very intense and definitely not easy to figure out.  It was a bit graphic, so if you are not into that, tread lightly here.
I really enjoyed the characters of Sam and his team on the task force.  They had a great camaraderie and  it made the story flow.  This was a fast read and one that I would happily read a sequel to.
I gave this book 4 crowns.
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The Child By: Fiona Barton

The Child

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My Review:
I read The Widow and it wasn’t my favorite read but I wanted to give the author another chance.  I struggled through this book.  It took a while for me to read 50% of it and then I contemplated just counting this as a DNF book.  However, I did want to find out the solution to the situation.
I was able to predict the ending though and that was disappointing to me.  I like to be completely thrown for a loop.  I will not be reading any more from this author in the future.  This isn’t the type of thriller/ mystery I like.
I gave this book 2 crowns.
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Here and Gone By: Haylen Beck

Here and Gone

My Review:
This was an outstanding psychological thriller.  You know what is happening the whole time with all sides of the story but it is impossible to know if everything will be resolved at the end.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and could not put it down.   I highly recommend this novel.  I did not know anything about the author until I finished the story and saw that the author was a pseudonym for acclaimed author, Stuart Neville.
I gave this book 5 crowns.
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16th Seduction by: James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

16th Seduction

The Women’s Murder Club is at it again.  This is obviously the 16th book in the series and I loved it.  I will never grow tired of reading this series.  In this book, we read about a bombing of a local building and it hits home as to home realistic this is.  This can and unfortunately does happen all over the world.  In this particular case, Detective Lindsay Boxer is at the scene after the explosion and gets a confession from a man standing calmly in the midst of chaos.  Of course, this is too easy and the story moves on from there.

This was a bit different then the others in the series because it involves the court proceedings as the main focus.  I liked it.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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Watching You by: J.A. Schneider

Watching You

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A serial killer texts his victims first. A detective vows revenge. He comes after her.

In the chill of an October night, Detective Kerri Blasco is called to a bizarre murder scene. Leda Winfield, a young volunteer for the homeless, has been shot. Her cell phone displays the frightening text, WATCHING YOU, and into her back, hideously pushed with a hat pin, is a note with the same awful message. Leda’s socialite family and friends insist that no one would have wanted to harm her, but Detective Kerri isn’t convinced.

Until another random young woman is killed in exactly the same way. Kerri and her team profile a monstrous killer who enjoys terrifying his victims before stalking and killing them. But how does he get their phone numbers?

Kerri soon finds that the killer is after her, too, and that the key to finding him may just be in the homeless shelter. When the body count rises, she vows to stop the madman – even if it means battling her own personal trauma, risking her job, her love relationship with her boss Alex Brand, and her life.

My Review:

This is the 3rd book in the Kerri Blasco series and the second one that I have read and I have found a new favorite detective.  Kerri is a stubborn but caring detective who trusts her gut and her smarts to get the case closed.

I loved this book as much as I loved the other book I read in this series.  They are each different and don’t cover the same crimes over and over again like some series do.  This was another page turner and I was biting my nails until the very end.  I love the added relationship between Kerri and Alex as well.

This particular book had an element of parts of the story being told from the point of view of the stalker/killer.  Caroline Kepnes’ You was praised for this but I though this was done better.

Thank you to the author for sending me an electronic copy for review!

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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