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The Red Queen Dies by: Frankie Y. Bailey

The Red Queen Dies

I have had this book on my shelf for a while.  Of course I bought it because its’ title is an Alice in Wonderland reference however, this book really didn’t have much to do with Alice in Wonderland.  This is a mystery about an actress who was found murdered.  She was known for her  role as the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland.

Even though this wasn’t what I thought it was going to be, I enjoyed the mystery and would pick up the next book.  I liked the way this book was set in the future, although I would have preferred more details about some of the new equipment that the detectives were using.  Hannah McCabe is a great character and I like her methods of investigating.

I gave this book 4 crowns.

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Look Again by: Lisa Scottoline

Look Again

This is my very first Lisa Scottoline book and it will not be my last.  I listened to this on audio and really loved the characters in this story.  They were written so well rounded that I could believe that I was listening to a real story.

This is a story about a reporter who falls in love with a sick little boy and then is able to adopt him.  One day, she receives a flyer of a lost child in her mail and recognizes the missing boy as her son.  She struggles with trying to figure our if her child is really the boy in the photo and what to do if it is.  I wasn’t sure how this would end and if it would end abruptly but it didn’t.

I really liked this book and can’t wait to pick up more books from this author.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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Are You Sleeping by:Kathleen Barber

Are You Sleeping

Description from the Publishers through Netgalley

My Review:
I enjoyed this book when I read it but it has been a few weeks since I finished it and I had to refresh my memory as to what it was about before writing this review.  Does that mean it isn’t memorable?  I don’t think so, I just read an awful lot. While I was reading it, it reminded my of the television show remake of Scream.  There is a reporter who has dug up the past and that has led to trouble and anger in the current times.
I did like this story and thought it was well done.  It was a mystery about a formerly solved crime that had happened years ago.  Josie is the one sister who has tried to escape and change her future completely and she finds herself dragged right back to when to her life blew up in her face.
I give this book 4 crowns.
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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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I received this E-ARC from the publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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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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