Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, psychological thriller, Reviews, Suspense, Thriller

/ ARC Book Review / You Were Gone / Tim Weaver /

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🌹ARC BOOK REVIEW🌹

Release Date-17/5/18
Publisher-Penguin
Genre-Crime/Mystery
Kindle Edition-496 Pages

 

A woman walks into a police station and tells officers she’s been missing for eight years. She has no phone and no ID, just a piece of paper with a name on it: David Raker.
Raker specializes in locating missing people. After his wife died, they became how he coped and moved on – and, almost a decade later, the disappeared aren’t just his job any more, they’re his life. So when the police call him, Raker agrees to meet the woman.
But this is no ordinary case – and no ordinary woman.
She looks exactly like his dead wife. She knows everything about their marriage, their history, even private conversations the two of them had. And soon, everything Raker thought he knew about his life, and about the woman he loved, will be exposed as a devastating lie.

 

You Were Gone (David Raker #9)

You Were Gone by Tim Weaver
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I really loved You Were Gone (David Raker #9) like so much more than I was originally expecting, but had absolutely no bloody idea it was part of an ongoing series; no matter this can totally be read as a standalone no issues whatsoever.
So this was a mind-Eff of epic proportions and I couldn’t put it down such an engrossing read this was.
This had me second guessing along with Raker everything I thought I knew to be true.
Could it be true? was David losing the threads of his very sanity? Who was this woman who claimed to be his wife? Where had she come from?
This had so many twists and turns throughout I felt lost in a maze with no clear exit.
So cleverly executed and with such finesse, this was a pleasure from start to finish.
Not my usual genre but so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone.
This will have you psychoanalysing and dissecting every actuality for hidden messages and meanings and when events eventually reached a conclusion I was seriously shocked at the identity of the puppet master himself.
This was a fabulous addictive Crime Mystery that was glued to my hand till the final curtain.
A complete surprise hit for me.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of “You Were Gone (David Raker #9)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Contemporary, Crime, Dark, Mystery, psychological thriller, Reviews, Suspense, Thriller

/ ARC Book Review / Close Your Eyes / Darren O’Sullivan /

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🌻ARC BOOK REVIEW🌻

Release Date-5th May 2018
Publisher-HQ Digital
Genre-Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition-384 Pages

 

 

Close your eyes…and count to ten.

He doesn’t know his name. He doesn’t know his secret.
When Daniel woke up from a coma he had no recollection of the life he lived before. Now, fourteen years later, he’s being forced to remember.

A phone call in the middle of the night demands he return what he stole – but Daniel has no idea what it could be, or who the person on the other end is. He has been given one warning, if he doesn’t find out his family will be murdered.

Rachael needs to protect her son. Trapped with no way out she will do anything to ensure they survive. But sometimes mothers can’t save their children and her only hope is Daniel’s memory.

Perfect for fans of Holly Seddon, Gillian Flynn and BA Paris.

From the best-selling author of Our Little Secret comes a new psychological thriller with a shocking twist.

 

 

Close Your Eyes

Close Your Eyes by Darren O’Sullivan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️STARS
ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-5/5/18

This was a fabulous edge of your seat read that I can’t really say too much about without giving away the whole plotline so I’m going to try to keep it as vaguish as possible.
So this was my second book by this particular author and “Close Your Eyes” had the slight edge for me in terms of enjoyment.
It was a fast-paced race against the clock as Father and family man Daniel attempts to unravel the Mystery that is his past.
If he fails; well the cost will be the ultimate punishment; his family.
Daniel suffering from amnesia from an accident fifteen years previous is sent on an action-filled journey of self-discovery where everything he thought he knew and more might just be the biggest lie of them all.
This is told from dual POV alternating Daniel then Ex-wife Rachel and later we also get a brief glimpse into the head of Daniels Son Thomas.
The main characters here are few with “Close Your Eyes” keeping the main focus on Daniel, Rachel and Thomas.
These three are also joined initially by the supporting cast of Rachels husband Sean and Daniels girlfriend Katie as they have formed for the sake of Thomas’s happiness an almost unconventional family setup that seems to work for them.
everyone else involved is then just thrown right into the mix also stirring and muddying the already churned waters causing a sense of confusion and even doubt especially for Daniel himself.
This was ramped throughout and as each new lead and corner was turned my heart was totally in my throat; I felt almost like I was undertaking this path with poor Daniel the helplessness he must have felt alongside his own fear and panic.
The emotions experienced by Daniel as well as Rachel and Thomas, well I felt like I was there in the moment with them, so fantastically did this portray the rawness and brutality of feeling here.
This went to places I wasn’t expecting shocking me completely.
Dipping me so low at times with where this dared to venture I couldn’t help but think the worst.
This truly sank to depths of darkness that I wasn’t quite expecting leaving me bereft in my feelings of despair.
I did have kinda an inkling where things seemed to be heading, but this didn’t take away from my overall enjoyment.
I also really liked the eventual conclusion here it gave me a much-needed sense of satisfaction; Much more so than using some clever gimic to devastate and shock the reader.
The ending here gave me an overall sense of justice which was ultimately want I wanted most.
Why then a rating of four over five you may ask if I liked this so much?
Well, two things really and I will try to explain without letting any cats out the bag; the first one here is relatively easy The Son Thomas; I thought he seemed much younger than what his actual age was.
I’m a mother of Five myself so hardly a novice when it comes to kids and in my opinion, Thomas didn’t seem like any six-year-old that I have ever met.
If I had to pinpoint his actual age from his behaviour and actions it seemed to me more like four; just an opinion though.
The second thing and this is more tricky to explain without disclosing too much but I’ll try; I never quite understood the timeline here; why this particular moment over any other logically it didn’t really make sense why this is happening now rather than another moment past or even future.
Especially with Daniel starting to recall moments from his past.
This really bugged me like a lot and I couldn’t stop myself overanalyzing the whys.
And while I’m on a roll the reasons behind all this for me were frankly lacklustre in nature and I wanted a more satisfying overall explanation for the completely unnecessary reactions and actions here.
But I suppose there wouldnt be much of a story if it was actually done my way with some bloody logic.
You will get more of what I’m trying to convey here when you’ve read this for yourself.
Over than the above I really did enjoy this it was a really engaging piece of fiction that kept me on my toes throughout; happy to recommend this.
So I was provided with an ARC of “Close Your Eyes” By Netgalley of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Contemporary, Crime, Dark, psychological thriller, Reviews, Romance, Suspense, Thriller

/ ARC Book Review / Psychopath’s Prey / V.F. Mason /

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💜ARC BOOK REVIEW💜

Release Date-17/4/18
Genre-Dark Romance
Kindle Edition-323 Pages

Once upon a time she became mine.
Mine to hunt. 

A criminal psychologist and a serial killer.
The love between them shouldn’t exist.
Or so the world thinks.
Her mission is to find him.
His single obsession is to catch her.
The hunter and the prey.
Let the games begin, and may the stronger one win.

Warning: Dark Romance.
18+ due to sexual content, profanity, abuse, graphic violence, and adult subject matter.

 

Psychopath's Prey

Psychopath’s Prey by V.F. Mason
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ FIVE AMAZING STARS
ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-17/4/18

So “Psychopath’s Prey was my first book by this author and I am actually blown away by how much I enjoyed this.
I really can’t wait to have a good old nose into what else this author has to offer.
So I’m going to start by saying that this is one ARC I was gagging to dig into and quite often when this happens my expectations are shattered when the book doesn’t quite live up to the hype I’ve built up in my head.
Not so here, I would even go as far as to say “Psychopath’s Prey has exceeded my initial excitement.
Now that doesn’t happen very often.
So where to start and how much to reveal, that’s a toughy as I want to rave from the rooftops but will try to keep myself in check as have no wish to spoil this fantastic plot for others.
Well here goes.
This is told from multiple POV’s which I loved as I felt this gave a well-rounded multi-faceted outlook on all involved here.
I also loved the way the chapters were laid out keeping you in the dark to Psychopath’s true identity until that final reveal.
I swung back and forward throughout, changing my mind numerous times as to who it was and even when it was finally revealed I still wasn’t really sure in myself who to actually suspect.
Now I am a massive Criminal Minds fan and have watched all thirteen seasons of the show, you could have tickled me pink that this was partially set in the BAU I was like a kid at Christmas a definite front-runner in terms of draw for me.
I also found there was a fantastic array of side characters portrayed here, all vivid and well researched with great depth to them all.
In fact, that was a great strength here I don’t think for me there were any weak links at all.
This was not really in my opinion that dark, but I suppose that’s all in your perception.
I have experienced some very dark and depraved fiction, so found this myself to be relatively mild.
That may not be the case for you, that is one you will have to measure for yourself.
I did wonder near the end of this how events were going to play as I couldn’t see how the end game was going to be achieved.
I was pleasantly surprised and was also impressed at how the author wrapped things up so nicely.
So there you have it, I really cant recommend this enough, give it a go.
Psychopath’s Prey is a little gem that I enjoyed immensely hope you do too.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Psychopath’s Prey” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Contemporary, Dark, Erotic, Horror, Mystery, psychological thriller, Reviews, Suspense, Thriller

/ARC Book Review /Freed (Voyeur #5) / Elena M. Reyes & N. Isabelle Blanco /

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☘ARC- BOOK-REVIEW☘

Release Date-23rd March 2018
Genre-Dark Romantic Suspense
Kindle Edition

They wanted this.
To strip us of our humanity. Devolve us back to our most basic forms.
They used our love for each other as the trigger.
Now, they’ve succeeded. They’ve turned us into something else.
Into creatures willing to spill all their blood, end-all their lives, in the hopes of finally being freed.
Even if we die in our attempt to escape, Noah and I are determined to take as many of them down with us as we can.
Before it’s all over, we will all bleed for their sins.
All of us.

WARNING: This story isn’t for everyone. Please read with caution. Contains graphic violence and explicit situations some might find disturbing. Read at your own risk

 

Freed by Elena M. Reyes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 STARS
ARC-BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-23/3/18

This was a satisfying conclusion to this series and it was really great to finally get some closure after the events of previous instalments.
Noah and Ivy you deserve your HEA after this train wreck of an experience.
This instalment was so bittersweet for me as I was not looking forward to saying goodbye.

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But in the same breath, I was also a lone cheerleader behind my kindle screen urging our lover’s to that finish line.
The connection as usual between our two leads was so strong.
I could feel the emotion and chemistry crackling between them in that final dance in the ballroom.
I was also mighty relieved that certain individuals got there just desserts
while others did seem to have lady luck on their side.
I would have rated this slightly higher but I had a couple minor issues.
The first being that familiar male is it who I think it is?
The lack of clarification here irked me slightly.
The second being I felt that the ending was a little open to interpretation and It left me slightly confused.
This is just my take and despite these slight gripes, this was still a highly enjoyable experience for me that I’m happy to recommend.
I was provided with an ARC of “Freed” By the author of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Contemporary, Dark, Mystery, psychological thriller, Reviews, Suspense, Thriller

/ ARC-Book Review / Five Fights (The Game of Life #5) / Belle Brooks /

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🌺ARC-BOOK-REVIEW🌺

Release Date-13th March 2018
Genre-Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition

“There’s no better wolf than a dead one.”

This is the end.

The sound of cars makes my heart beat faster. The sight of a bitumen road gives me hope. The faces of my family waiting for me are all I can see as I battle to survive.

I can’t look back.

I can’t cry out.

Fight, Morgan.

He is the Wolf, and I’m the thirteenth woman he has called his Red. This is his last chance to scratch my name from the list of bitches who’ve wronged him.

Will he claim my life?

“I’m coming for you, Red. It’s time to die. – The Wolf

Five Fights by Belle Brooks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟STARS
ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-13/3/18

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“I spy, with my little eye, a little mouse that’s about to die.

So, Oh My this final instalment of this thrilling psychological mind fuck certainly didn’t disappoint. I think I need some serious help I’m absolutely addicted to this cat and mouse game between the wolf and poor Morgan.

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So right, I’m gonna keep this compact and vague as this is one you just have to immerse yourself and drown in.
This series has got to be one of my all-time favourites.
It had the ability to keep me connected to the wolf, Morgan and Reid even between episodes.
I’m sad to finish but also elated to reach the end of the line here.
I was suitably impressed with the intricacies of this plot, it was ingeniously thought out.
This had everything it needed to keep my attention as a reader and really does stand out in an immense sea of fiction.
This is one series that you really need to give a chance too it would be a crime to miss out here.
Morgan, Reid and the wolf I’m super sad to be saying goodbye to you all.
But also so elated to be finally getting some closure.
I will miss you all.
I was provided with a review copy of “Five Fights ” By the author of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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/ Book Review / The Broken Puppet (The Elite King’s Club #2) / by Amo Jones /

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Release Date-July 18th 2017
Genre-Dark New Adult Romance
Kindle Edition-212 Pages

“I thought I knew who I was, but I was wrong.”

The Silver Swan
– 1. A girl who is tarnished. Tainted. One who does not fit into the confinement of legend.
The Silver Swan
-2. Madison Montgomery.

I was lied to.
I was cheated.
Resigned to pick up the scraps of empty memories and disarrayed thoughts, I left. After finally cutting the strings of manipulation, I resorted to do what I’ve done since I was a child, something my father drilled into my brain since I could handle my first rifle.
Run.
I’m a mere shadow of the girl they all knew.
Lies and deceit change you. They alter your entire outlook on life.
I’m Madison Montgomery, and I want to play a game.
Here’s what happens when I win.

Riddle me this, Mads.
What goes bump in the night,
but is something you can’t see with sight?
You may run, and you may hide.
If by happily ever after, you mean Bonnie & Clyde.

The Broken Puppet (Elite King's Club, #2)The Broken Puppet by Amo Jones

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟STARS
REVIEW COPY
Release Date-18/7/17

So this book, my head right now is seriously messed up.
I can’t stop thinking about Madi and the Kings, like what the hell is even going on here.

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I have no clue, I am so confused the broken puppet left me with even more questions than answers.
I loved this instalment but Madison you seriously need to start asking the right questions girl.


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And while I’m at it READ THE BOOK MADI !!!!

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You’ve got a book with answers and you don’t read it, I’m shaking my head in disbelief here.
This girl, god how long does it take you to read one bloody book.
And breathe, so now I’ve got that little tantrum out of the way I’ll continue.

Despite me wanting to strangle Madi for her sheer stupidy I have to give this the full five stars as I couldn’t put it down,
I read into the night and before I knew it I was at ninety percent and it was getting light outside.
I seriously lost track of time I was so engrossed.
So if your expecting answers here, well just don’t.
The Broken Puppet just throws more disarray into the mix.
seriously this story is doing my head in with its serious lack of clarity.


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Though We are drip fed a few tidbits to keep us hanging in there like why Brantley has got serious beef with Madison, didn’t see that one.
The Broken Puppet is action-packed and I’m seriously loving the new dynamic that is developing between Madi and Bishop.
And that finale, I’m not even sure what occurred there it was so obscure in its intentions.
But I’m hooked and intrigued and I will be waiting impatiently for some clarification.
So disregarding how much this did my head in I am now gagging for the next book.
I really need and want it like now.


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I was provided with a review copy of “The Broken Puppet (Elite King’s Club, #2) ” By the author of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.


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/ ARC Review Book / Taken (Voyeur #1) / N. Isabelle Blanco & Elena M. Reyes /

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❄️ARC-BOOK REVIEW❄️

Release Date-24th May 2017
Genre-Dark Suspense Romance
Kindle Edition

I was drugged.
Now, I’ve woken up in a dark, luscious room.
A deviant playground. 
I’m not alone. 
The person that was drugged and taken with me is here, too. 
My confidant. 
Someone that I had come to see as a brother. 
My best friend. 
Suddenly, there’s a voice coming through the speakers, telling us we’ve both been chosen to die. 
The only way out? Do everything we’re told to do.
This person wants to watch us. They want to be entertained. As she says, “I want to see you come.”
It’s simple: either we f*ck, or die.

Taken by N. Isabelle Blanco
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 Stars
Release Date-24/5/17
Kindle Unlimited

WTF did I just read!!!!

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That was absolutley mental
I’m still in shock from that crazy-ass story.
There isn’t really that much I can say about this that the blurb doesn’t but I’m going to try.
Here goes.
SO Ivy and Noah, best friends, kidnapped, drugged and dumped into some sort of sex dungeon.
Creepy-ass female voice wanted them to perform for,
well, who the hell knows?

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This is a short read that packs a lot into its pages.
It’s sick, twisted and like nothing I’ve ever read before.
I’m hoping in the next instalment we get a bit of backstory as I wasn’t a great fan of how this started.
I felt it gave me a slight disconnect with the main characters Ivy and Noah which wouldn’t have entirely been an issue if this was a longer read.
Despite that, I did manage to play catch up and I’m ever so intrigued with what will happen next.
On the edge of my seat here people.

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This was well written and the main reason for me rating this three and a half stars, is I’m not quite sure if I’m quite fully invested here yet.
I liked both the main characters and have no idea where this is going but I’m hitching along for the ride anyway.
One final observation before I toddle off.
That was certainly a shit for brain moment near the end Ivy.
Played into her hands there.
DUH!! what were you thinking girly

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Onwards and upwards on to the next sick twisted instalment, I go.
This should be interesting I feel like I’m in an episode of Saw.
Taken (Voyeur, #1) is free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.

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/ ARC-BOOK Review / Four Hearts (The Game of Life #4) / by Belle Brooks /

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🌹ARC-BOOK-REVIEW🌹

Release Date-28rd February 2018
Genre-Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition-88 Pages
Publisher-Obie Books

“The Wolf can break my bones, but he can’t destroy my heart.”

I will never lie down and say die because there are four hearts that beat for me, including my own, and it’s the strongest weapon I have. I will defeat the Wolf. I will take his life. He’d better sleep with one eye open because I’m coming for him.
Who is the Wolf? He’s one dead son-of-a-bitch in my eyes. He underestimated me and now he has no clue where I am. I’ve found my place to hide, and it’s only a matter of time until I see my freedom.

“Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, burn in hell, Red because I’ve had enough.” – The Wolf

The game isn’t over yet. For me, it’s just begun. 

 

 

Four Hearts by Belle Brooks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟STARS
ARC-BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-28/2/18

Ashes to Ashes
Dust To Dust
Burn In Hell Red
Because I’ve Has Enough

So this is going to be short and sweet.
Four Hearts by Belle Brooks delivers on all fronts.
This will have you questioning and suspecting everybody, nobody is above suspicion.

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The previous novella ended on a bit of a cliffhanger and I was like
NO NO NO! I’m going to have a bloody heart attack.
I need the next book like now.

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So as per usual the mystery and ominous atmosphere were ever present here and we do finally get some answers, but these only serve to muddy the waters more.
Throwing up more questions than actual resolutions.
This author has a major talent for misdirection, I’m like seriously impressed.
I’ve actually made a list of my suspects, like seriously, wrote them down and all.
I cant actually remember when I was last this invested in a story and the way this has been delivered is pure genius.
I have said previously that I’m not a fan of these novella type series.
Well, prepare to make an exception with “The Game Of Life” series because its brilliant compulsive reading.
That you will be glued to from start to finish.
And On a side note still, no bloody clue who the wolf is I do have my suspicions.
Not that I have anything concrete to base them on I’m just stabbing in the dark here.
Floundering really.
I do want to solve the puzzle of the wolf and who he is but then again I will be sad when this is all over.
So I kind of don’t as well.
In the meantime, I have my stink eye on absolutely everyone, I’m watching here.

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This is told again from Three points of view.
The Wolf, Morgan and Reid
And my heart was in my throat throughout this intense experience.
This really is a rollercoaster
So buckle in for the ride folks as it’s definitely gonna be epic.
I was provided with an ARC of “Four Hearts (The Game of Life, #4) ” By the author of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Contemporary, Mystery, psychological thriller, Reviews, Suspense, Thriller

/ ARC-Book Review / A Mother’s Sacrifice / Gemma Metcalfe /

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🍁ARC BOOK REVIEW🍁

Release Date-9th March 2018
Genre-Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition-300 Pages
Publisher-HQ Digital

 

God ensured she crossed my path. And that is why I chose her.

The day Louisa and James bring their newborn son home from the hospital marks a new beginning for all of them. To hold their child in their arms, makes all the stress and trauma of fertility treatment worth it. Little Cory is theirs and theirs alone. Or so they think…

After her mother’s suicide when she was a child, Louisa’s life took an even darker turn. But meeting James changed everything. She can trust him to protect her, and to never leave her. Even if deep down, she worries that she has never told him the full truth about her past, or the truth about their baby.

But someone knows all her secrets – and that person is watching and waiting, with a twisted game that will try to take everything Louisa holds dear.

Perfect for fans of Louise Jensen.

 

 

A Mother’s SacrificeA Mother’s Sacrifice by Gemma Metcalfe

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2 STARS
ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-9/3/18

A Mother’s Sacrifice by Gemma Metcalfe was such a great read that I enjoyed so much and once I started I couldn’t put it down.
This is psychological mind games at there best and I was glued till the bitter finale.
So when Louisa and James bring their newborn son home from the hospital events start to occur that start Louisa’s psyche unravelling in a dramatic fashion.
But with her previous history of neurosis and paranoia, she finds no one will listen and lack of believers all around.
And as events escalate further Louisa has no idea who she can turn to or either trust.
Even her own husband James doubts her very sanity and her grasp of what’s real and what’s not.
So there was an awful lot going on here and I really don’t want to say too much as Have no desire to let the cat out of the bag and spoil this for others.
So I will try to keep this as vagueish as I can so I don’t give anything away.
So. As the reader here, we are let into the truth straight from the start as Louisa’s POV is intercepted with whoever means her and her family harm.
This is seriously creepy stuff as there is no identity attached to this menacing threat so along with poor Louisa we are left scratching our heads in confusion.
There are a lot of red herrings thrown in here so you do actually feel like you are going round in circles losing your sanity along the way.
we also get a small insight into what has made Louisa the way she is as we get to delve into the past with plenty of shocking revelations to come from that front.
“A Mother’s Sacrifice” also came equipped with a host of diverse interesting secondary players.
Who were each a suspect all in themselves the long-suffering husband James, her friends, Annette and Magda.
I suspected each and every one of them along with poor Louisa.
And when the end game finally revealed itself here, I was still shocked and also suitably awed at this intricately woven tale and how it was all crafted together.
So the only reason for me not giving this the full five stars was that I wasn’t a mega fan of the ending, In my opinion, it sucked big time.
In fact, I think Its safe to say I was a bit pissed at the time.


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That’s why I took away half a star.
But don’t let that put you off that’s just me spitting my dummy out.
This is still a fantastic psychological thriller, I have to say it’s one of the best I’ve read in a while.
Its also set just down the road from me in Chester just loved that this was set in my neck of the woods.
So I was provided with an ARC of “A Mother’s Sacrifice” By Netgalley of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.


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/ ARC-BOOK REVIEW / The Liar’s Girl / Catherine Ryan Howard /

 

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❄️ARC-BOOK-REVIEW❄️

Release Date-27th February 2018
Genre-Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition-336 Pages
Publisher-Blackstone Publishing

Will Hurley was an attractive, charming, and impressive student at Dublin’s elite St. John’s College-and Ireland’s most prolific serial killer. Having stalked his four young victims, he drowned them in the muddy waters of the Grand Canal. Sentenced to life imprisonment when he was just nineteen, Will is locked away in the city’s Central Psychiatric Hospital.

Freshman Alison Smith moved to the Big Smoke to enrol in St. John’s and soon fell hard for Will Hurley. Her world bloomed … and then imploded when Liz, her best friend, became the latest victim of the Canal Killer-and the Canal Killer turned out to be the boy who’d been sleeping in her bed. Alison fled to the Netherlands and, in ten years, has never once looked back.

When a young woman’s body is found in the Grand Canal, Garda detectives visit Will to see if he can assist them in solving what looks like a copycat killing. Instead, Will tells them he has something new to confess-but there’s only one person he’s prepared to confess it to. The last thing Alison wants is to be pulled back into the past she’s worked so hard to leave behind. Reluctantly, she returns to the city she hasn’t set foot in for more than a decade to face the man who murdered the woman she was supposed to become.

Only to discover that, until now, Will has left out the worst part of all 

The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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🌟🌟🌟🌟STARS
ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-27/2/18

The Liars girl tells the story of Alison Smith who when we catch up with her is living and working abroad after the events that occurred at Dublin’s elite St. John’s College.
Alison’s First love Will Hurley was arrested and incarcerated as the prolific serial killer terrorising the college campus.
His last victim being none other than Alison’s best friend Liz.
Causing young Alison to flee in distress and disbelief abroad.
She hasn’t set foot over here since.
Fast forward ten years, all has been quiet since will’s arrest until a new young girl is found.
Is it a copycat or is the real Canal killer back to continue his spree of ten years previous.
Will now locked up in a hospital claims to have new evidence to help the police.
But he will only speak to Alison.
So this was a fantastic read that I really enjoyed It kept you guessing throughout and had many twists and turns that I never saw coming.
The Liars girl is one of them stories that sucks you in and is impossible to put down until the bitter end.
The book was played out in a now and then perspective giving us a great insight into the events of ten years previous.
This also really helped me to understand and empathise with Alison
We also get to experience the present killer’s thoughts this was a really nice touch which I loved.
There was also a brilliant twist at the end that blindsided me so Bravo, really didn’t see that one coming.
So to round this up “The Liars Girl” is a totally engrossing tale that I can’t recommend enough.
I was provided with an ARC of “The Liars Girl” By Netgalley of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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