Category Archives: Mystery

The Marriage Pact by: Michelle Richmond

The Marriage Pact

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Recognition

 August 2017 Indie Next selection
 July 2017 LibraryReads selection
My Review:
This took a simple marriage and turned it into a nightmare.  What would you if you received  wedding present that promised a happy marriage above all else?!  For Alice and Jake, they decided to sign the contract and join the Pact.
They had to memorize rules and procedures and if they screwed up in any way, they were punished.  The events and repercussions that Alice and Jack and the other members of the Pact participated in were outrageous.
This was an interesting twist to a story about a cult-like organization.  It has a suspenseful atmosphere and is categorized under a few different sub-genres.  I would read something else from this author.
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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Woman No. 17 by: Edan Lepucki

woman no. 17

This was an interesting read.  I didn’t know much about it going into the story and what I did know was incorrect.  The main female characters Lady and S had a very intriguing dynamic.  There relationship didn’t seem to fall into one specific category and that led to some issues.
I enjoyed this book and would pick up the author’s other works.  This is not a typical fiction book and that made it more engrossing.
I gave 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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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 Breakdown by: B.A. Paris

The Break Down Publication date: July 18, 2017

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The Angels’ Share by: JR Ward

The Angels' Share

This is the second book in the Bourbon Kings series.  I read the first book a year or two ago and loved it.  I decided to listen to this book because my commute to and from work has been torturous with traffic.  I didn’t like the narrator’s acting when depicting the women’s voices but that aside, I loved the story.

As this is a continuation of the first book, I can’t give any particular details.  However, what I can say is that the characters all have a very descriptive personalty.  There are some steamy scenes throughout the book but what do you expect from JR Ward?!

I gave this book 4 crowns and can’t wait to get the next installment.

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