Contemporary, psychological thriller, Reviews, Suspense, Thriller

/ Arc Book Review / Lying To You / Amanda Reynolds /

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Release Date-26th July 2018
Publisher-Wildfire
Genre-Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition-368 Pages

 

Following on from her eBook bestseller Close To Me, Amanda Reynolds is back with Lying To You, another gripping psychological drama. Perfect for fans of The Husband’s Secret and I Let You Go.

You’d know if you were lying to yourself, wouldn’t you?

When Jess Tidy was Mark Winter’s student, she made an accusation that ultimately saw him sentenced to three years in prison. A jury found him guilty, but he always maintained his innocence. Now, Jess’s mother’s death has brought her back to the village where she grew up, and where Mark still lives with his wife. And the truth about that night ten years ago which nearly destroyed them both is finally going to come out.

A gripping drama with dark twists and turns, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and the BBC series Doctor Foster.

 

 

Lying To You

Lying To You by Amanda Reynolds
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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“Lying To You” is my second book by this particular author and out of the two, this was hands down my favourite.
This was a jam-packed read and though relatively slow building in nature, it still managed to tantalise my taste buds with its constant teasers and tidbits it so expertly dangled in front of my eyes.
Slowly drip feeding until a much more lucid picture is formed turning everything you think you know completely on its head.
The story follows Jess Tidy as she returns home after her mother’s recent death.
Back to the small hometown, she grew up in and also fled ten years previous.
Back where the events of the past have a way of catching up with the present and though ten years have gone by peoples memories and prejudices are still running rife through this small community.
So the story ping-pongs between Jess and the wife of Mark Winters.
The wife who has nothing but contempt and hatred for the girl who in her opinion toppled her perfect life like a set of dominoes.
It was just so interesting to see this story unfold from two different angles giving such a unique perspective and with no idea who the real victims are here besides the obvious: I was kept on my toes throughout second guessing everything till that final reveal.
This was brilliantly done with just the correct amount of information to whet my appetite whilst still withholding the rest of the picture.
I also really liked the finale: a job well done.
I whizzed through this so fast and have no issues recommending this enjoyable piece of well-written fiction.
Thank you to the Publisher, Author and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of “Lying To You” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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

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🌻ARC BOOK REVIEW🌻

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 / My Husband’s Lies / Caroline England /

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🌹ARC BOOK REVIEW🌹

Release Date-17th May 2018
Publisher-Avon Books UK
Genre-Psychological Fiction
Kindle Edition-384 Pages

 

‘I was gripped immediately – perfect for fans of Into the Water by Paula Hawkins’ KATERINA DIAMOND, author of THE TEACHER

Known since school as ‘The A Team,’ Nick, Dan, Jen and Will have been best friends for years. But now they’re older, and their bond is stretched by partners, children, and the tightening net of secrets that are threatening to emerge.

On the morning of Nick and Lisa’s wedding, their friend Penny is found poised on the hotel window ledge, soaking wet and ready to jump. As the A Team rally around her, they soon realise that none of them are being as honest with themselves – or with each other – as they think they are…

Why does Will look at Jen’s daughter so strangely? What is Dan really doing on his long lunch breaks? And what is the real reason that Penny was found on that ledge?

Tense, disturbing and clever, My Husband’s Lies is the second domestic noir from Caroline England, perfect for fans of C. L . Taylor and Apple Tree Yard.

 

My Husband’s Lies

My Husband’s Lies by Caroline England
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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This one for me wasn’t really my bag at all.
It was also filled with some truly awful individuals that I had great trouble feeling any sympathy for whatsoever.
I mean there were some normal ones as well but I have never seen so many selfish peeps all in one book.
I was frankly for the most part quite bored throughout and I only actually kept reading here because I was waiting for the other shoe to drop; newsflash it didn’t.
I also found it quite hard going keeping the whole cast here straight in my head, it got quite confusing separating the characters as there were just so many of them to contend with.
This had actually quite a lot going on here hence me hoping there was going to be an upward tilt at some point.
At Its heart “My Husbands Lies” was for me a book about relationships and the tangled threads they can weave.
We deal here with the repercussions of these secrets, hidden attractions and downright deceitfulness, throw in some mental illness and its really just a cauldron of catastrophe waiting to explode dramatically.
And it does; though got to say when things finally reached their momentum here I was actually passed caring.
That shocking finale for me actually felt slightly anti-climatic in nature and I could see it coming a mile off.
On a side-note, I do think more could have been made with the Mother/Not my mother storyline I was disappointed that this was not expanded on and explored more fully.
So on reflection, as much as I wish otherwise this one wasn’t quite to my taste; maybe it will be more to yours.
Thank you to the Publisher, Author and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of “My Husbands Lies” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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/ Book Review / Theirs to Protect (The Marriage Lottery #1) / Stasia Black /

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💙BOOK REVIEW💙

Release Date-26th March 2018
Genre- Dystopian reverse harem Romance
Kindle Edition-322 Pages

 

In a world where there’s only one woman for every twelve men, a lottery is the chance for five lucky men to win the prize of a lifetime… her hand in marriage.

Nix never put his name in the marriage lottery for a reason.
He doesn’t need a woman.
There aren’t that many to go around anyway, not after a genetically engineered virus wiped out 90% of the female population.
He has his job as head of the Security Squadron and it’s all he needs. He looks out for the township. He protects the few women who are left.

But when his name is called to be one of the five husbands to the woman rescued from the badlands, he doesn’t speak up to correct the error.

Because Audrey’s like no one he’s ever met before.
Fiesty.
That’s the name for her.
She might be just the woman to handle a rough, brutal man like him.

Sharing her with four other men is a small price to pay.
In fact, the closer they all grow, the more Nix realizes he might finally have again what he lost so long ago—a real family.

But when Audrey’s life is endangered, will Nix be able to save the woman he’s just learned how to love?

 

Theirs to Protect (The Marriage Lottery, #1)

Theirs to Protect by Stasia Black
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Not usually a great fan of Reverse Harem tropes but this for me really worked.
Maybe because it was set against a dystopian post-apocalyptic background I found myself much more willing to accept the unconventional arrangement.
The female population has been decimated by a man-made virus that has wiped out 90% of them. On top of this nuclear warfare has also further ravaged the world leaving behind a new age of violence and fear especially for the fairer gender.
Audrey and her brother and attacked while trying to reach a safe zone and Audrey herself finds herself tranqued by Nix who is head of security and then escorted unconscious back to town.
Upon awakening, Audrey finds herself the prize of a marriage lottery where all interested parties are welcome to put there name into a hat for the privilege of becoming one of her five husbands.
Yes, I kid you not five of them.
Well I suppose 1/5 of a wife is better than no wife at all
But what I essentially loved about this reverse harem offering is that Audrey’s new potential husbands were not all your typical jock beefcakes, but each brought there own unique personality and separate flavour to the table.
We have Nix head of security protective, gruff, scarred and a bit of an ass.
Clark the smooth handsome charming ladies man.
Graham the resident smart Techie who is definitely on the spectrum.
Danny the buff sweet puppy dog.
Mateo Mr Fix It who has a dark past and just wants to serve Audrey in any way he can.
Together Audrey and her five husbands are Clan Hale; all taking Nix’s name as he is the Alpha and head of there, new family.
Each Man was just so different and this was one of my most favourite aspects of “Theirs To Protect”
Each husband had his own distinct personality and wasn’t your atypical romance hero.
This wasn’t an especially dark read despite some recountings of past horrific misdemeanours but there was definitely some darker triggers; my level of dark is quite high so this for me was rather sweet.
Just to clarify though; there is no grey ground here when it comes to Audrey’s boys everything here is totally consensual they all court her and treat her like a pampered princess.
There’s only really Nix that gets a bit bolchy with her bratty antics.
My only complaints here was really Audrey herself I found her slightly annoying at times and if she had just opened up and talked about what was bothering her then things could have been resolved much sooner.
But I suppose their wouldnt really be a story then.
I also was a trifle shocked by her lack of visual grief over her brother’s fate; I get she was trying not to think about it but she hardly gave him a second thought after arriving in town.
The only times she seemed to react here was when she was thinking about escaping.
But essentially at its heart, this was a really interesting read that I really did adore.
So uniquely different and a great start to a new series.
I accessed “Theirs to Protect” (The Marriage Lottery, #1) with my KU subscription.
All opinions are entirely my own.

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

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🍁ARC BOOK REVIEW🍁

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.
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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 / Depredation / Natalie Bennett /

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🌹ARC BOOK REVIEW🌹

Release Date-12th August 2018
Genre-Dark Erotic Horror
Kindle Edition-126 Pages

Depredation (previously titled Fxck Toy)

Kidnapped. Tortured. Corrupted.

He stole me away in the middle of the night.

A windowless cell with a floor of stone became my new home.

He took, and he took until I had nothing left to entertain him with.
And then I was abandoned and left to die, just like all the other girls.

He has no idea I’m alive.
He doesn’t know he woke the devil inside me.

When I find him, nothing in the world will be strong enough to save his tar black soul.

 

18+ Reader discretion is highly advised.
Complete standalone novella. No cliffhanger. Loosely connected to DEVILS WITH HALOS.

Depredation

Depredation by Natalie Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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As per usual this author managed to deliver a completely corrupt tale filled with depravity and vicious immoral behaviour.
This author is the master of this type of fiction managing to deliver such dissolute debased conduct while still also somehow hooking the reader like a fish on a line.
You so want to look away in horrific denial but It’s almost like you just have to watch so great is the compulsion and magnetism of the scene set before you.
The basic premise here is the kidnapping and incarceration of young Harper and the trials and tribulations she has to endure to escape from a nightmare at the sadistic hands of her kidnapper J.
She is not the first visitor to J’s basement prison but she’s determined to be his last.
Kept in squalor and filth by her Jailor Harper is prepared to do whatever it takes to survive her abominable ordeal.
Told from two points of view Harper and her captor this is a dark tale of extraordinary extremities and the resilience of the human spirit and psyche.
I also really adored the karmic justice this deviant narrative imparted it left me with a feeling of deep satisfaction and an almost gratification for the fate it eventually delivered to those deserving of such torments and tortures.
The only reason I haven’t scored this higher is that I would have myself liked a slightly more drawn-out process with some added closure when it came to the finish here.
It seemed to end rather abruptly which I was not a big fan of.
But as usual, a fabulously unique endeavour that certainly stand out in its genre.
Oh and I should probably mention as well that this is not a romance; nope not at all, if I had to classify it I would say erotic horror is probably the closest term to describe this.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of ”
Depredation: A Dark Erotica” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
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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.
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/ Arc Book Review / Until We Are Gone/ Gia Riley /

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🍀ARC BOOK REVIEW🍀

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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🌹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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