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

/ Arc Book Review / Do Not Disturb / Claire Douglas /

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Release Date-9th August 2018
Publisher-Penguin UK
Genre-Mysteries & Thrillers
Kindle Edition-400 Pages

COULD YOUR DREAM HOME BE YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE?

After what happened in London, Kirsty needs a fresh start with her family.
And running a guesthouse in the Welsh mountains sounds idyllic.

But then their first guest arrives.
Selena is the last person Kirsty wants to see.
It’s seventeen years since she tore everything apart.

Why has she chosen now to walk back into Kirsty’s life?
Is Selena running from something too?
Or is there an even darker reason for her visit?

Because Kirsty knows that once you invite trouble into your home, it can be murder getting rid of it . . .

‘This kept me up last night. Scary. Twisty. All too believable. Exactly what you need for a bestselling chiller-thriller’ Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husband’s Wife

‘Secrets lurk behind every corner in this dark, gothic thriller. Absorbing and chilling’ Karen Perry, bestselling author of Girl Unknown

‘A page-turning slow burn that builds into a chilling reminder that sometimes home is where the hurt is’ Cara Hunter, bestselling author of Close to Home

 

Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb by Claire Douglas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I Really enjoyed “Do Not Disturb” this was my second book by this particular author and out of the two this one was my hands down favourite.
I read this in one sitting: staying up late into the night to finish always a sign of a good read that in my opinion.
The concept here is simple: Kirsty and Adrain along with there two daughters and Kirstys mother make a big move to a small village in Wales to run a guest house together.
Adrian is recovering from a bout of depression after a breakdown so this is meant to be a new start for the whole family.
Not long after arriving they are descended on by various members of the extended family.
Selena: Kirstys estranged cousin along with her disabled daughter.
The brother and sister in law and a variety of paying guests.
This hodgepodge of different personalities along with strange occurrences eventually cumulates into a set of circumstances where all are pointing fingers and nobody knows who is innocent or guilty and quite who to actually trust.
Secrets abound and everybody’s guilty of something.
This made for fantastic reading, there were so many red herrings thrown around I thought I was going to get whiplash with the constant back and forth motion.
So fast paced that it was impossible to put this down once started.
This had so much going on in terms of story development managing to keep me guessing till the very end.
I really enjoyed this and as an added bonus this was set in my neck of the woods: well down the road anyway, I live on the border of Wales myself.
I did chuckle to myself at the depiction of small-time living and what is perceived as outsiders: all true from my own personal experience.
All in all, this was a fast-paced read that I enjoyed immensely and am happy to recommend.
On a final note loved the finale: everything was wrapped up here so brilliantly: Bravo.
Thank you to the Publisher, Author and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of “Do Not Disturb” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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/ Arc Book Review / The Phantom Tree / Nicola Cornick /

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Release Date-21st August 2018
Publisher-Graydon House
Genre-Time-slip Historical Fiction
Kindle Edition-384 pages

 

“My name is Mary Seymour and I am the daughter of one queen and the niece of another.”

Browsing antiques shops in Wiltshire, Alison Bannister stumbles across a delicate old portrait—supposedly of Anne Boleyn. Except Alison knows better. The subject is Mary Seymour, the daughter of Katherine Parr, who was taken to Wolf Hall in 1557 as an unwanted orphan and presumed dead after going missing as a child. And Alison knows this because she, too, was in Wolf Hall…with Mary…in 1557.

The painting of Mary is more than just a beautiful object for Alison—it holds the key to her past life, the unlocking of the mystery surrounding Mary’s disappearance and how Alison can get back to her own time. But Alison’s quest soon takes a dark and foreboding turn, as a meeting place called the Phantom Tree harbours secrets in its shadows…

A spellbinding tale for fans of Kate Morton, Philippa Gregory and Barbara Erskine by the bestselling author of House of Shadows.

 

The Phantom Tree

The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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So this was one that initially drew me in by being described as for fans of Barbara Erskine and I have to say I agree completely.
I myself have been a huge fan of that particular author for many years; in fact, she’s an auto-buy for me and “The Phantom Tree” I found was in a very similar vein, combining the past and present just so effortlessly.
What I loved about this the most was the rich factual history that was interwoven amongst the fiction.
It’s almost a history lesson within a story that’s been brought to vivid life before my very eyes. Managing to capture but also retain my initial attention just so effortlessly.
A timeslip story which manages to combine elements of history, Romance and suspense all parcelled up so nicely into one enticing little bundle.
“The Phantom Tree,” tells the story of the very real historical character of Mary Seymour and her distant cousin Alison.
Rivals, as well as unlikely allies these two young girls, mature together under the roof of the real-life Wolf Hall of 1557.
Due to circumstances forced upon both girls there paths separate following such different directions, one to a whole new home as a companion and poor relation, the other escaping through a doorway to the future.
Promises made but unable to deliver this story starts to unfold both then and now its repercussions managing to echo down through the coming centuries affecting all around.
Past and present combining so splendidly together at its very heart this is a tale of love. loss and redemption one I really can’t recommend enough.
I really didn’t expect to enjoy this as much as I actually did, this is one book that certainly snuck up on me catching me completely unawares.
Thank you to the Publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of “The Phantom Tree” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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/ Arc Book Review / The Other Woman / Sandie Jones /

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Release Date-14th June 2018
Publisher-Pan Macmillan
Genre-Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition-304 Pages

 

The Other Woman by debut author Sandie Jones, is a gripping psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Michelle Frances’s The Girlfriend and B A Paris’s Behind Closed Doors.

There’s nothing that this mother wouldn’t do for her son . . .

Emily thinks Adam’s perfect; the man she always hoped but never thought she’d meet.

But lurking in the shadows is a rival; a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves. A mother whose love for her son knows no bounds.

 

 

The Other Woman

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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This really was an enjoyable read and for a debut novel ever so impressive indeed.
I did originally um and ah a bit over whether this was for me a 4 or 5-star rating but decided to go with my gut as I enjoyed this so much.
The main reason for this tug of war was I sometimes had a hard time liking the main character Emily.
Some of her decisions and actions did border on the self-absorbed and this made it at times a teeny bit difficult for me to feel sympathetic towards her.
Yeh, her future mother In Law was a heinous nightmare that I wouldnt wish on my worst enemy but Emily wasn’t a complete bed of roses herself either.
So “The Other Woman” tells the story of Emily and Adam and the power struggle between mother Pammy and future wife Emily and boy this is one squirmish that get bloody messy at times.
This was such an addictive read that easily kept my attention, its narrated from Emily’s POV but also comes equipped with a fantastic cast of supporting characters that each brought something personal to the table.
I read this one super fast and just when I thought I knew where I was going it changed directions on me sending me into a tailspin of you what!
Brilliantly done; I was getting suspicious anyway so this was really just the icing on the cake for me.
A fantastic conclusion to what was an enthralling captivating experience.
Can’t recommend this one enough.
Thank you to the Publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of “The Other Woman” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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/ Arc Book Review / Now You See Her / Heidi Perks /

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Release Date-26th July 2018
Publisher-Random House UK, Cornerstone
Genre-Mystery & Thrillers
Kindle Edition-416 Pages

 

SHE WAS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. AND NOW SHE’S MISSING.

Unputdownable psychological suspense from an exciting new talent, perfect for fans of The Couple Next Door and I Let You Go.

NOW YOU SEE HER
She’s playing at the school fete with your children. You pull out your phone, scroll through Facebook, and look up again.
NOW YOU DON’T

Charlotte is looking after her best friend’s daughter the day she disappears. She thought the little girl was playing with her own children. She swears she only took her eyes off them for a second.

Now, Charlotte must do the unthinkable, tell her best friend Harriet that her only child is missing. The child she was meant to be watching.

Devastated, Harriet can no longer bear to see Charlotte. No one could expect her to trust her friend again.

Only now she needs to. Because two weeks later Harriet and Charlotte are both being questioned separately by the police. And secrets are about to surface.

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO PUT THINGS RIGHT?

 

 

Now You See Her

Now You See Her by Heidi Perks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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This was a new author for me and I found “Now You See Her” to be a great introduction to this particular writers work.
It was a fast-paced read; managing to keep me on my toes throughout.
Full of twists and turns this did a great job of retaining and investing my attention.
The story itself revolves around friends Harriet and Charlotte and the fallout that results when the unimaginable happens.
Charlotte at a school fete manages to lose Harriets daughter; one-minute shes there, the next vanished into thin air.
How can their friendship survive this tragic strain and has the whole world looks on in horror Charlotte’s perfect life starts to unravel as friends and strangers start to point the finger and judge.
Crucifying her as a mother and friend.
Meanwhile, Harriets fighting her own personal demons and with buried secrets ready to reveal all there’s much more going on here than originally meets the eye.
So this was a great book that really kept my interest.
Its told in dual POV; Harriet and Charlottes and did an excellent job of portraying these flawed imperfect characters.
I loved that both friends were far from faultless; each not truly showing all of themselves but still acting so clueless as to how actual real they were both outwardly behaving.
I also enjoyed seeing the glimpse into the mommy mates playground dynamics showcased here, actually so typical of most school hierarchy’s, shallow and superficial all the way.
It’s no wonder Charlotte as an individual altered so much through this as she slowly has her eyes opened to her friend’s fakeness.
Not even one apology amongst them for shunning and abandoning their so-called friend in her time of need.
The only exception to this was her friend Audrey, she was a rock, I think we could all do with an Audrey in our lives.
Harriet, as I mentioned earlier, has her own battles to fight and without going into to detail these slowly start to unfold as we venture further into proceedings.
There is a lot of back and forth as we are taken back in time to the events as they occurred as both friends are questioned extensively by the authorities.
And though this was somewhat predictable in places with no great surprises that I hadn’t managed to guess for myself I still enjoyed myself here immensely.
This was at its heart a psychological thriller but for me, it was also was a story about friendship and loss.
This one gets a yay from me.
Thank you to the Publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of “Now You See Her” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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/ Arc Book Review / The Date / Lousie Jensen /

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Release Date-21st June 2018
Publisher-Bookouture
Genre-Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition-320 Pages

Something bad has happened to Alison Taylor. 

Her Saturday night started normally. Recently separated from her husband, Ali has been persuaded by her friends to go on a date with a new man. She is ready, she is nervous, she is excited. She is about to take a step into her new future.

By Sunday morning, Ali’s life is unrecognisable. She wakes, and she knows that something is wrong. She is home, she is alone, she is hurt and she has no memory of what happened to her.

Worse still, when she looks in the mirror, Ali doesn’t recognise the face staring back at her. She can’t recognise her friends and family. And she can’t recognise the person who is trying to destroy her…

The Date

The Date by Louise Jensen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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“The Date” was my first book by this particular author and I really did enjoy it.
I was rapt and invested from the very first instance here.
A mystery told from Ali’s and her enemies POV, an enemy who we have no idea; along with Ali the identity of.
So during this, I was glued to the emerging picture with an almost obsessive compulsion.
Watching with a rapt fascination usually reserved for my current favourite TV show.
This was, in my opinion, psychological warfare at its very finest and I can’t recommend “The date” enough, especially if you’re looking for something to compel and confound you all at the same time.
This one’s is a tricky one to describe without giving the whole game away so I’m not going to go into any great detail here.
This story’s blurb really does sell itself, how could you not want to delve deeper and discover more after that intriguing description.
Also using the medical condition Prosopagnosia, which to put it in its more understandable form Face Blindness, was absolute genius.
Adding this unique aspect to “The Date” took this for me to a whole new level.
Such one-off circumstances created a scenario where anything and everything is possible, no matter how remote and improbable that occurrence could actually be.
This also had more twists and turns than a fairground rollercoaster and I changed my mindset on a hairpin frequently with the sheer abundance of red herrings thrown in my path.
These diversions only purpose that I could ascertain was to confuse and muddy the already churning waters I was currently occupying.
The author really has done a remarkable job of weaving her mysterious web here, managing to entangle me within the threads of this tale with her oh so vivid imagination.
This was a fantastic read that’s really a no-brainer for me to recommend; loved everything about it.
Happy to give this one my seal of approval.
Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of “The Date” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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/ Arc Book Review / Escape With Me / Lisa Eugene /

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Release Date-2nd June 2018
Genre-Romantic Suspense
Kindle Edition-230 Pages

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Jealously was her sin
Lust was her saviour
An ordinary woman did an extraordinary thing
Stepped out of her box, and tore down the confining walls

Guilt gave her purpose,
fueled her determination to find her missing sister.
A small-town girl must learn to survive in a tough, unforgiving city
In a world of dangerous lies, dark secrets and hungry shadows

She finds an ally in an NFL superstar
A man whose sexy vitality rivals his drive to win
He’s a force to be reckoned with, a god on and off the field
But his reckless passion and damaged soul
may prove to be an even greater danger

Her love for him may only destroy her
Because in the end, can she save him?

 

 

Escape With Me

Escape With Me by Lisa Eugene
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

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Well Well Well, this one was quite the little gem; so wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I did.
I don’t actually read much romantic suspense as it’s not my favourite genre but so glad I gave “Escape With Me” a chance.
So this was my first book by this particular author but it certainly won’t be my last.
Told in dual POV with a from the get-go interesting premise this managed to hook my attention instantly.
Such an easy fast paced suspensful read; which was a hot as it was tense.
“Escape With Me” managed to portray just the right amount of balance between plotline and romance.
The story centres around Jody and Jason.
Jody is in the city to investigate her sister’s disappearance from the exclusive escort club “Escape”.
obtaining a job in the office under false pretences mainly so she can dig deeper into the mystery at hand; it’s not long before she realises she’s in a lot deeper than she can safely handle.
Jason is a pro football player and when he mistakes Jody for his booked Escort Vixen sparks do ignite.
But with a barrel of baggage left behind by his greedy Ex, the road to true love with these two was never going to be easy.
With dodgy happenings about and things heating up on the streets as well as between the sheets, Jason pairs up with Jody to assist her in her search and also help keep her safe; while still trying to protect his own heart in the process.
So this was a great read that was action packed throughout; the characters involved here were both likeable and believable.
The side-cast was also fantastic adding an extra layer to the proceedings and just when I thought I had all the answers I quickly realised that was not actually the case at all.
Some stuff I did guess but other bits completely shocked my socks off.
This was by no means predictable and definitely kept me guessing.
this would have been a full house from me but unfortunately, I disliked the ending; I thought Jason got off much too lightly and Jody should really have made the lad squirm.
I also didn’t like how he didn’t come to Jody’s defence against his manager, that well annoyed me.
And finally how much importance he gave to his crappy biotch of an Ex letting her actions impact his life with a girl who had never been anything but lovely to him.
That peed me off the most if I’m being honest here.
But despite the above, the rest of this was grand for me and a fantastic read.
This is such a fabulous addition to its genre that I’m happy to give a thumbs up to.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Escape With Me” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own.

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/ Arc Book Review / Until We Are Gone/ Gia Riley /

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Release Date-30th July 2018
Genre-Romantic Suspense
Kindle Edition

I wanted a family with Cash. 

We had dreams –building a house, kids, a dog, and, yes, even the white picket fence.

Or so I’m told.

I don’t remember anything about my husband. Not the wedding or the vows we shared.

The past ten years were erased, but with time, they’re supposed to come back.

But what if this isn’t your typical case of amnesia?

What if I’m not supposed to remember?

What if I was meant to forget?

Maybe I don’t want my old life back.

Because if the accident hadn’t happened, I wouldn’t have uncovered the truth.

Losing my memory wasn’t tragic.

Losing my memory was fate.

 

Until We Are Gone

Until We Are Gone by Gia Riley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I Really enjoyed this one like a lot, but I am struggling slightly to classify it as it crosses over into genres with a little bit of everything.
So this had such a unique voice when it came to its narration giving us the POV from three individual important players; this, in turn, helped portray them all so realistically with flaws and all.
I found this style of narration so intriguing and it did help me get a handle on why certain individuals behaved they way they did and all through certain actions were in no way condonable it did give me a certain insight and almost unwanted sympathy into why things occurred the way they did.
Human emotions can make us behave in such unfathomable ways that are just beyond our comprehension sometimes.
This is essentially at its heart a mystery with romantic elements and how one woman’s memory loss can impact and steamroll into so much more.
When events started to slowly come to light I felt so much empathy for Meadow and completely understood how she had managed to spiral so out of control in her distress and confusion.
Her memory loss having an almost snowball effect so far did the cause and effect ripple outwards.
Her husband Cash I could also empathise with and I could understand somewhat how he had arrived at the crossroads he had.
I also felt extreme empathy for him as he tried to traverse the daily battlefield that is now his marriage.
Meadow was an absolute nightmare for him to live with as she fell deeper into the bottomless pit that was her despair and utter desperation; using Cash almost as her own personal whipping boy.
This story also dealt with alcohol addiction and the debilitating impacts this dependence can have on the people surrounding us.
I didn’t really think anyone in this story was truly innocent except maybe Logan all else portrayed were imperfect and flawed in some way or other.
But what I did ultimately take away from this, was there were no baddies and goodies here just misguided actions that though essentially wrong were actually done initially for all the right reasons.
And I essentially wanted everyone involved to find some sort of personal HEA regardless of there misguided and imprudent undertakings.
I adored that “Until we are gone” gave everyone a piece of that pie.
This is one story that I was glued to throughout and enjoyed immensely.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Until We Are Gone ” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
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/ ARC Book Review / You Were Gone / Tim Weaver /

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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.
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/ ARC Book Review / Watching You / Shannon Greenland /

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Release Date-2nd July 2018
Publisher-Entangled Publishing
Genre-N/A Romantic Suspense
Kindle Edition-305 Pages

 

Viola’s always been that girl from that family, so a scholarship to a prestigious private school in Florida was supposed to be her ticket out of poverty and into a brand-new life. But Viola’s secrets have followed her. Her relationship with the intelligent and gorgeous Riel should have been the salvation she needed—he understands her troubled past better than anyone. But then weird things start to happen.

Frightening messages.

Missing personal items.

The unsettling feeling that she’s being watched.

Viola’s never been one to give her trust easily, but she’ll need to trust in Riel if she’s going to survive her stalker. Because she’s not fighting for a new life anymore—she’s fighting to stay alive.

Watching You

Watching You by Shannon Greenland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Release Date-2/7/18

“Watching You” by Shannon Greenland was a well-written page-turner of a read.
My first experience with this particular author and pleased to say it was a positive one.
Genre-wise I would place this in the Young Adult/New Adult category.
I’m undecided between the two as there is some mild content near the end the might lean this more towards the New Adult camp.
It’s nothing hard-core and is really rather mild in nature but does stop this short of being a completely clean read.
What I did like about this particular content was how realistically it was portrayed rather refreshing and makes quite the change from the norm.
So moving on slightly; this was romantic suspense set in and around a prestigious boarding school. where our main girl Viola is attending on a scholarship that shes slightly fudged about on the application process to receive.
Here she runs into her new crush the gorgeous and Spanish Reil.
Almost instantly upon meeting Reil, she senses a deeper connection; but there are certain obstacles that seem to be standing in her way of a friendship the most important being the scholarship that Viola has acquired under less than honest circumstances.
There are so many parallels in her life that she can compare with Reil and this understanding and solidarity understandably brings her feeling much closer to her new friend.
So with her goals of school well underway Viola settles into her new academy life but it’s not long before events for her start to take a rather sinister turn.
And with the added complication of mean girls and her well-hidden secrets becoming common knowledge.
Viola is not enjoying her senior year as much as she originally anticipated.
So I really did enjoy this a lot; Yes it was probably more romantic than overall suspenseful and was slightly predictable in some places.
But and here’s the main kicker for me; I couldn’t put this down and for the reason alone this deserves for me its whole five stars.
I actually started reading this at my bedtime with every intention of a couple of chapters and then getting some much-needed shut-eye.
Well, that was a complete wash-out; I ended up reading this all through the night and finished in one sitting, talk about bags under the eyes the next day.
And it was so worth it; “Watching you” in itself is not an overcomplicated story but it did deliver for me that thrilling excitement that I was actually looking for from this.
Managing quite easily to keep my attention throughout.
It has some great characters and so much to recommend itself making it a complete no-brainer in terms of would I recommend this.
And I think its safe to say I definitely would; this is one read that I am happy to give the green light to.
Thank You to the Author and Entangled Publishing for providing me with an ARC copy of “Watching You” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm
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/ ARC Book Review / Beyond The Pain (The Beyond Series Book 1) / Victoria Renteria /

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Release Date-5th June 2018
Genre-Paranormal Crime Suspense
Kindle Edition-316 Pages

Colton Monroe was born with a gift: the extraordinary ability to bend time. A tragic incident in his youth compelled him into seclusion, forcing him to hide amongst the shadows—an outcast from society. Eventually, a driving need to alleviate his suffering draws him out of his self-imposed isolation. Embracing his unique power, he turns his talent into a profitable business . . . until the day the Chaumont police department recruit him in their search for a missing person.

Colton endeavours to aid the police, scouring the area for clues, searching for any signs of the missing girl, only to continually come up empty-handed. With only his gift to guide him, Colton is left to solve the riddle of Lana Turner’s disappearance on his own. But when things go awry and she begins to invade Colton’s dreams, an inexplicable sense of urgency pushes him to his limits.

In a deadly race against time, Colton will face challenges from both this life and the next. As the clock winds down, only one question remains: Will he find her in time, or is she destined for the afterlife?

 

 

Beyond The Pain (The Beyond Series Book 1)

Beyond The Pain by Victoria Renteria
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Release Date-5/6/18

I absolutely bloody adored Beyond The Pain (The Beyond Series Book 1) like just so much it’s unreal.
So. this was a bit of a genre switch for myself and while I do read the occasional Crime mystery this one was in a class all of its own.
It had a Mystery Crime Sleuth vibe to it; also accompanied by a huge splash of the Paranormal.
So it has been a while since I indulged in this particular cross-genre and In my opinion, this was an excellent book to get back on the horse with.
It Drew me in straight from the very beginning; teasing my senses with its intriguing agenda and surprising even myself with how fast I could devour a book.
“Beyond The Pain” tells the tale of Colton Monroe a gifted but troubled psychic; almost a pariah in his small town because of his strange abilities and unwanted gifts.
When a local girl “Lana Turner” goes missing Colton’s astounding abilities are called into play.
Working with a detective on the Chaumont police department payroll Colton employs all his varied talents to help bring Lana back home to her family.
Calling on depths of strength he was unaware he had; Colton is not only saving himself but also beginning a journey of discovery; (his destiny even) and once on this particular path; he will be committed to the destination; wherever it may lead him.
So this was so good; I especially adored the banter between our two main characters.
The back and fourthness of there repertoire was so amusing and brought a smile to my face often.
There was also such hidden depths to many of the characters portrayed here; Carlton especially was very proficient at hiding his inner turmoil and feelings; portraying an almost confidence and togetherness he was so far from actually feeling.
Using this mask as a shield to protect himself from the outside world Carlton has perfected the art of hiding in plain sight.
There is still so much left to discover here; question and answers to be asked and fulfilled and I am so invested in the next leg of this addictive new series.
This was the first book in this series and I’m so interested in seeing where this is eventually going to proceed.
With all the reveals and revelations we were treated to here in “Beyond The Pain” its certainly going to be an interesting and informative ride.
This is one story that gets my wholehearted seal of approval; It was such a great read that kept me guessing throughout.
Oh and I should just mention this is not a romance it’s more of a supernatural crime Mystery.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Beyond The Pain (The Beyond Series Book 1)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.