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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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Book Review: This Was Not the Plan

 

This Was Not the Plan

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From the acclaimed author of The Darlings comes an incisive, hilarious, and tender exploration of fatherhood, love, and family life through the story of a widower who has to become the father he didn’t know he could be.

Charlie Goldwyn’s life hasn’t exactly gone according to plan. Widowerhood at thirty-three and twelve-hour workdays have left a gap in his relationship with his quirky five-year-old son, Caleb, whose obsession with natural disasters and penchant for girls’ clothing have made him something of a loner at his preschool. The only thing Charlie has going for him is his job at a prestigious law firm, where he is finally close to becoming a partner.

But when a slight lapse in judgment at an office party leaves him humiliatingly unemployed, stuck at home with Caleb for the summer, and forced to face his own estranged father, Charlie starts to realize that there’s more to fatherhood than financially providing for his son, and more to being a son than overtaking his father’s successes.

At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, This Was Not the Plan is a story about loss and love, parenthood, and friendship, and what true work-life balance means.

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

WOW! What a great read, you can’t imagine all his pain and grief. Then you want to smack the shit out of him for being so dense and oblivious to his son and sister.

Finally, just when you think all hope is lost, BAM he smartens up and finally gets his act together.

Love the entire book!  A must read.

 

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