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Book Review: The One

The One

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How far would you go to find THE ONE?
One simple mouth swab is all it takes. A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner – the one you’re genetically made for.
A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people meet their Match. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking – and deadlier – than others…
A psychological thriller with a difference, this is a truly unique novel which is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

(Note: Previously published as A Thousand Small Explosions)

*****5 STARS*****

holy hell! WHAT A GREAT BOOK. A MUST READ!

A new dating concept that is controvesial and is ending relationships and starting new ones. Can you reveal your deepest secrets to your DNA match or pretend to be happy?

Is it better to find love spontaneously or better to be matched.

A look into a few couple’s lives after they were matched. SO many secrets and lies. So many plot twists and turns. The suspense was killing me.

The ending was flipping AWESOME!!!!

loved this book!

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Wow, suddenly like that and your husband’s life is over. Though he may not have felt the same way you felt about him. That changes things.

You gave 11 years to a man who kept promising marriage then suddenly he transitions from 50% douche drinker to 100% selfish, conceited, douche drinker.

I hope things turn out better for these ladies and they find the love they deserve.

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Book Review: A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor

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She’s your best friend.
She knows all your secrets.
That’s why she’s so dangerous.
A single mother’s life is turned upside down when her best friend vanishes in this chilling debut thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.

It starts with a simple favor—an ordinary kindness mothers do for one another. When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son Nicky after school, she happily says yes. Nicky and her son, Miles, are classmates and best friends, and the five-year-olds love being together—just like she and Emily. A widow and stay-at-home mommy blogger living in woodsy suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a sophisticated PR executive whose job in Manhattan demands so much of her time.

But Emily doesn’t come back. She doesn’t answer calls or return texts. Stephanie knows something is terribly wrong—Emily would never leave Nicky, no matter what the police say. Terrified, she reaches out to her blog readers for help. She also reaches out to Emily’s husband, the handsome, reticent Sean, offering emotional support. It’s the least she can do for her best friend. Then, she and Sean receive shocking news. Emily is dead. The nightmare of her disappearance is over.

Or is it? Because soon, Stephanie will begin to see that nothing—not friendship, love, or even an ordinary favor—is as simple as it seems.

A Simple Favor is a remarkable tale of psychological suspense—a clever and twisting free-fall of a ride filled with betrayals and reversals, twists and turns, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge. Darcey Bell masterfully ratchets up the tension in a taut, unsettling, and completely absorbing story that holds you in its grip until the final page.

*****2 STARS*****

it was okay. I should have known if it was being compare to Girl on the Train and Gone Girl it would be a HUGE let down.

Great concept and plan to deceive and plan payback.

But too many questions were left and not sure it all flowed. I think the ending could have been written differently.

 

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Book Review: I See You

I See You

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You do the same thing every day.

You know exactly where you’re going.

You’re not alone.

When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it’s there. There’s no explanation: just a website, a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it’s just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.

Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make . . .

I See You is an edge-of-your-seat, page-turning psychological thriller from one of the most exciting and successful British debut talents of 2015.

*****3 STARS*****

Great concept, but the audible copy was a bit confusing as who was speaking. It took me a long time to really understand what was going on.

To find out who was behind this and why was damn sick…then to know its not over. Wow…

At the same time, I think finding out both culprits would have been a better ending.

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Book Review: Safe With Me

Safe With Me

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Thirteen years ago someone did something very bad to Anna. Now it’s her turn to get even …

Anna lives a solitary existence, taking solace in order and routine. Her only friend is the lonely old lady next door. She doesn’t like to let people to get too close – she knows how much damage they can do.

Then one ordinary day Anna witnesses a devastating road accident and recognises the driver as Carla, the woman who ruined her life all those years ago. Now it’s Anna’s chance to set things straight but her revenge needs to be executed carefully …

First she needs to get to know Liam, the man injured in the accident. She needs to follow the police investigation. She needs to watch Carla from the shadows…

But as Anna’s obsession with Carla escalates, her own secrets start to unravel. Is Carla really dangerous or does Anna need to worry about someone far closer to home?

*****2 STARS*****

The ending left so many answers and I’m darn confused. Seriously? What was that smell?

could not get into the book, yet kept reading hoping for a big bang or suspense. It really just was annoying. No where near The Sister or The Girl on the Train.

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Book Review: The Best Friend

The Best Friend

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Toxic school mums, money worries, paranoia, and murder… The Best Friend is a chilling psychological thriller from the Bestselling Author of The Girl from the Sea.

They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer … Wrong.

Louisa’s new best friend has it all – the house, the status, the money. But she’s also hiding a dark secret. And as Louisa is drawn deeper into her friend’s life, events take a chilling turn . . .

“Sit on the edge of your seat and prepare for the ride!”

*****5 STARS*****

wow, nothing creepier and scarier than reading a book about a main character slowly being tricked and messed with. No one believes her. so scary!

A horrific childhood, a f*cked up psyche, and a grudge all culminate into one crazy book!

So well written and played out. Never saw that coming!

Well done, but the ending was a bit far fetched.

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Book Review: Calling Me Home

Calling Me Home

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Calling Me Home  by Julie Kibler is a soaring debut interweaving the story of a heartbreaking, forbidden love in 1930s Kentucky with an unlikely modern-day friendship

Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis. It’s a big one. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mom in her thirties, to drop everything to drive her from her home in Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Cincinnati. With no clear explanation why. Tomorrow.

Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious whether she can unlock the secrets of Isabelle’s guarded past, scarcely hesitates before agreeing, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives.

Over the years, Dorrie and Isabelle have developed more than just a business relationship. They are friends. But Dorrie, fretting over the new man in her life and her teenage son’s irresponsible choices, still wonders why Isabelle chose her.

Isabelle confesses that, as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family’s housekeeper—in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences makes it clear Dorrie and Isabelle are headed for a gathering of the utmost importance and that the history of Isabelle’s first and greatest love just might help Dorrie find her own way.

*****5 STARS*****

such a beautiful and tragic plot.

At the end we finally find out who she is going to see, who the funeral is for. The truth is heartbreaking and beautiful.

She had awful, bigoted parents who cared more for their image than what made their daughter happy. They rather her suffer than live life.

I cried through most of this book…still A MUST READ…

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Book Review: The Devil’s Work

The Devil’s Work

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It was the job she had dreamed of since childhood. But on her very first day, when an unnerving encounter drags up memories Sophie Greenwood would rather forget, she wonders if she has made a mistake. A fatal mistake.

What is her ambitious young assistant really up to? And what exactly happened to Sophie’s predecessor? When her husband and daughter are pulled into the nightmare, Sophie is forced to confront the darkest secrets she has carried for years.

As her life begins to fall apart at work and at home, Sophie must race to uncover the truth about her new job…before it kills her.

*****5 STARS*****

WOW! A MUST READ. AN EXCELLENT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER!

I was so wrong about the ending, totally threw me for a look. Like Sophie, I thought I knew who was behind it all, but I never imagined who it really was. I was screaming at each incident and praying Sophie would stand up or act out. Sadly after each event, I knew Sophie was more trouble and feared she could be attacked at any moment.Everyone was a pawn in their game and no one was safe. But to use Sophie’s daughter and try to harm her is pure evil.

What an ending, disgusting and horrible how one evil person could cause all that damage to everyone in their path.

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LOVING THIS BOOK

The story pulls you in, the friendship that has formed, the history yet to be told, how it will forever change them.

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Book Review: The Killer Next Door

The Killer Next Door

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Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be renting rooms in a dodgy old building for cash – no credit check, no lease. It’s the kind of place you end up when you you’ve run out of other options.The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don’t know is that one of them is a killer. He’s already chosen his next victim, and he’ll do anything to protect his secret.

*****5 STARS*****

Yeah a bit too graphic, but awesome writing. Each of them has a past that’s forcing them to live in this crappy apartment building.

They all want to pay their rent, and continue hiding in peace. Except too many outside influences are causing them to react the best way they know how.

I knew halfway through the book who the killer was, but as freaking out while the residents had no idea of what was happening in their own building.

I was a wreck hoping they would all survive and find the happiness they needed.

Then the ending came like freight train of horror.  I was on the edge of panic, fearful their sudden impromptu family would be torn apart by evil and hate.

Then another big reveal, which proves Colette/Lisa was right to trust anyone.

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Holy hell, right from the beginning you know there is evil lurking. I literally am scared to keep reading, fearful for Sophie. Will she suffer the same fate as the first team manager? Was that the team manager from the prologue???? I’m freaking out, but loving it.

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Book Review: Her Every Fear

Her Every Fear

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Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full-blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life.

Soon after her arrival at Corbin’s grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery: his next-door neighbor, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police question her about Corbin, a shaken Kate has few answers, and many questions of her own—curiosity that intensifies when she meets Alan Cherney, a handsome, quiet tenant who lives across the courtyard, in the apartment facing Audrey’s. Alan saw Corbin surreptitiously come and go from Audrey’s place, yet he’s denied knowing her. Then, Kate runs into a tearful man claiming to be the dead woman’s old boyfriend, who insists Corbin did the deed the night that he left for London.

When she reaches out to her cousin, he proclaims his innocence and calms her nerves–until she comes across disturbing objects hidden in the apartment and accidentally learns that Corbin is not where he says he is. Could Corbin be a killer? What about Alan? Kate finds herself drawn to this appealing man who seems so sincere, yet she isn’t sure. Jet-lagged and emotionally unstable, her imagination full of dark images caused by the terror of her past, Kate can barely trust herself, so how could she take the chance on a stranger she’s just met?

*****5 STARS*****

Wow, all these messed up men. The twists and sick reveals keep coming and you have no clue what is going to happen.

Yet, I was rooting for one killer to murder another. Yup, that’s how captivating the book was to read.
Despite her trauma in the past, she finds a way to keep moving forward and face her fears. Somehow she does it and takes a stand.
Will Kate survive?

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Yeah, sick and repulsive, but so addicting. How will he get caught? Will the others make it out alive? Will they finally have some happiness?

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Book Review: The Woman Next Door

 

The Woman Next Door

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Two suburban women. Two dark secrets. The almost perfect murder.

Everybody needs good neighbours…

Melissa and Hester have lived next door to each other for years. When Melissa’s daughter was younger, Hester was almost like a grandmother to her. But recently they haven’t been so close.

Hester has plans to change all that. It’s obvious to her that despite Melissa’s outwardly glamorous and successful life, she needs Hester’s help. But taking help from Hester might not be such a good idea for a woman with as many secrets as Melissa…

*****3 STARS*****

It started out great and could have been sick and twisted. Sure murder and bribes make for a good thriller, but it needed something more. Perhaps the ending was just a big let down or the it wasn’t twisted enough.

I was quite bored many times. 

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Oh man, you know she’s in a for a world of all her fears coming to get her. Damn, who will hurt her? So many of these men are crazy.

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