Trying to decide on my next read.....choices are....
(1) The First Mistake (ARC): an addictively readable new domestic suspense about a wife, her husband, and the woman who is supposedly her best friend.
(2) My Lovely Wife: Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting...
(3) Someone Knows: about how a single decision can undo a family, how our past can derail our present, and how not guilty doesn't always mean innocent.
(4) Something in the Water: a shocking discovery on a honeymoon in paradise changes the lives of a picture-perfect couple in this taut psychological thriller debut
(5) Cold Stone Heart: about a leading forensic anthropologist who uncovers eerie clues in a high-stakes case that threatens to deliver her to the doorstep of a cold-blooded murderer.
(6) Then She Was Gone: an acutely observed family drama with bone-chilling suspense, a 15 year old goes missing and her mother is trying to put her life back together.
Wow! What a beautiful, tragic book!
The Guest Book is a story of a family, the Milton family, and their public successes, as well as private struggles. Ogden and Kitty buy Crocket’s island to help them move past a family tragedy, and each year, future generations return to the island for the summer. The island has a unique meaning to each of Ogden and Kitty’s children, and their grandchildren after that. Throughout, the Milton family is viewed as a well to do, stalwart family. However, to keep this view publicly, many secrets are kept hidden, even from other family members.
This story that is told through 3 generations of a family, switching generations by chapter. The tragic opening hooks you, and the beautiful, descriptive language along with the story line keep you eagerly reading to find out the next puzzle piece. I cannot say enough about the beautiful writing! I was truly loving the detailed descriptions, metaphors, similes, and other figurative language throughout. The author also had many meaningful themes that wound through the chapters and generations, what an artist! At first, it is tough to keep the characters and generations straight as you’re getting started, especially since the same names are used for family members in different generations. Because of the detailed descriptions, I did have to read this book at a slower pace than I normally read. However, it was lovely and I really enjoyed it!
The Guest Book is a truly marvelous work, and I highly recommend this novel. It comes out May 7th.....seriously. Read. This. Book! #ReadTheGuestBook #FlatIronBooks
I've always been a bookworm. Cliche. Drove my mother nuts because I'd read 3 books simultaneously and somehow managed to keep the stories straight. Now, I'm more the sit up late at night reader (once the kiddos are sleeping) and read a book from cover to cover in a sitting. Or as close to a sitting as is possible, with 2 little kids.
Anyways, I lucked into my first #bookmail last summer, and my foray into reviewing books began. I've received some pretty awesome books, so I thought I would add them here.
Lies was a fantastic read that pulled me in from the beginning! I recommend this book for anybody that loves psychological thrillers. I received an advance reader’s copy for free from the publisher for my honest review, thank you! I really enjoyed this book!
Joe and his son saw his wife’s car and followed it, and from there the lies began - and they don’t end until the book ends. The author does a nice job of building characters that the reader can connect with, so you really want to know what is going to happen next. The role that technology plays in this book also makes you think about the phones and computers that we use daily, normally without a second thought. The most surprising part for me was that every time I thought that the lies were over, another lie was uncovered!
This book had many twists and turns that kept me engaged throughout. Definitely a page turner!
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