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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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I received this book in exchange for an honest review from http://www.bloggingforbooks.com

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Sisi Empress on Her Own By: Allison Pataki

Sisi

This is the concluding book in a duology.  I really am not a historical fiction reader but this duo of books was fantastic.  I loved the depth of character of Sisi.  She was exceptionally honest in her feelings and her words.

This book tied up lose ends very nicely without leaving the feeling of it being done just to be done.  The story is very descriptive and transports the reader to the empress’ reign and the surrounding times.

I am looking forward to reading more books by Allison in the near future.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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The Party by: Robyn Harding

The Party Publication date: June 6, 2017

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The Sunshine Sisters by: Jane Green

The Sunshine Sisters

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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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The Empty Chair Murder in the Caribbean by: Penny Goetjen

The Empty Chair

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My Review:

This was an interesting story about a young woman who returns to St. Thomas because she received a phone call that told of her mother’s death.  This was well written and I found myself struggling to trust any of the characters.  Olivia was a bit frustrating at times because I felt as if she was being careless and not using her brain when it came to trusting everyone.

I enjoyed this story and the mystery of her mother’s disappearance and/or murder.  The twist of not really knowing if Olivia’s mother was alive or not made this story a bit different from other mystery novels I’ve read.

I gave this book 3 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 Simplicity of Cider by: Amy E. Reichert & GIVEAWAY

The Simplicity of Cider Publication Date: May 16, 2017

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