Monday

What Are you reading?

🌺 Hello

and welcome to my little corner, It’s a beautiful day here in the Sunshine state. I have finished a few books this past week, so I thought I would share them with you.  And now on the post.

It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.  So I thought I would try it and see if I could keep up with it and share what I am reading and planning on reading.

What I read last week: 

 

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Introducing DI Laura Kesey…

Harry Gilmore has no idea of the terrible danger he faces when he meets a beautiful girl in a local student bar. Drugged and abducted, Harry wakes up in a secure wooden compound deep in the Welsh countryside, where he is groomed by the leaders of a manipulative cult, run by the self-proclaimed new messiah, known as The Master.

When the true nature of the cult becomes apparent, Harry looks for any opportunity to escape. But as time passes he questions if the master’s extreme behaviour and teachings are the one true religion.

With Harry’s life hanging by a thread, a team of officers, led by Detective Inspector Laura Kesey, investigate his disappearance. But will they find him before it’s too late?

You Can Purchase it HERE

The Wife Between Us By: Greer Hendricks51dBmN-P1PL

 

The instant New York Times Bestseller (January 2018)!

“A fiendishly smart cat-and-mouse thriller” ―New York Times Book Review

“Buckle up, because you won’t be able to put this one down.” ―Glamour

“Jaw dropping. Unforgettable. Shocking.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The best domestic suspense novel since Gone Girl.” ―In Touch Weekly

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing.

Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage – and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

Read between the lies.

You can purchase it HERE

Ghosted By:  Rosie Walsh51zTxZpXpTL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_

Seven perfect days. Then he disappeared. A love story with a secret at its heart.

When Sarah meets Eddie, they connect instantly and fall in love. To Sarah, it seems as though her life has finally begun. And it’s mutual: It’s as though Eddie has been waiting for her, too. Sarah has never been so certain of anything. So when Eddie leaves for a long-booked vacation and promises to call from the airport, she has no cause to doubt him. But he doesn’t call.

Sarah’s friends tell her to forget about him, but she can’t. She knows something’s happened–there must be an explanation.

Minutes, days, weeks go by as Sarah becomes increasingly worried. But then she discovers she’s right. There is a reason for Eddie’s disappearance, and it’s the one thing they didn’t share with each other: the truth.

You can purchase it HERE

A Mother’s Lie By:  Jo Crow51VOes5K14L._SY346_

When her child’s life is at stake, a mother will do anything to save him.

Clara McNair is running out of time to save her son, James. When the two-year-old is diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, only an experimental treatment can save his life. She desperately needs money to pay for the surgery, but she’ll have to travel back to the site of her darkest memories to get it.

Clara has escaped the demons of her youth—or so she thinks. It’s been ten years since the mysterious disappearance of her parents. Widely suspected of murdering her mother and father, Clara fled west to start a new life. Now, a documentary film crew is offering cold, hard cash—enough to pay for James’s treatment—in exchange for the sordid secrets of her past.

With no other choice but to delve into a long-ago tragedy, Clara must unravel the lies surrounding that terrible night. Facing hostile gossip, Clara is fighting to clear her name and learn the truth about what really happened. But how far will she go into the dark to save her son—and herself?

NOTE: Books in the ‘Secrets of Suburbia’ Series can be read as standalones, but are linked by common themes of motherhood, suburbia not being as safe as you think, and how the perfect, sanitized version of life that people often show is far from the truth. Gripping stories with shocking twists just a click away.

You can purchase it HERE

What I am reading now: 

One Among Us By: Paige Dearth41Cs3lhDrML._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

A kidnapped girl is forced into human sex trafficking

Eleven- year-old Maggie Clarke is abducted from her loving family and thrust into the indescribably horrific and largely unknown underworld of human sex trafficking. In captivity, Maggie’s life turns into a nightmare most children couldn’t imagine. When Maggie isn’t being sold to clients, she focuses on caring for Seth, a young boy who was also abducted

With the help of Detective Rae Harker, the Clarkes’ frantically search for their daughter. Haunted by his own demons, Detective Harker vows to find Maggie–dead or alive

Years after Maggie is abducted, a strange man approaches her with a dangerous proposition and she risks everything to break free of the network of unsavory characters that control her. Not even she can know how far she will go to get even with the people who ruined her life

An unforgettable story of courage and survival, One Among Us serves as an eye-opening reminder that horrible things can happen to anyone–it’s how people deal with their circumstances that matters

**WARNING** 18+ Readers Only. Graphic content and subject matter. (This is a standalone novel)

You can purchase it Here

Up next:  Leaving my options open

Have a great Monday everyone and happy reading

 

Six For Sunday Books You Would Give As Gifts

I follow a blogger caller Megabunny Reads and came across six for Sunday, so I thought I would give it a try.

Six for Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by A Little But a Lot. Check out the link for the list of upcoming prompts!!!

This week’s prompt is: Books You Would Give as Gifts.

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I Can Only Imagine: A Memoir By:  Bart Millard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Like Follow Kill By: Carissa Ann Lynch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Single By:  K.L Slater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friend Request:  By:  Laura Marshall41GbEcKPiyL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_

After Anna By: Lisa Scottoline

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The Date By Louise Jensen

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I love getting books, and I love to give books as gifts. What books would you love to give as gifts?!

 

 

Bookmas 2019

Hi friends!

I can not believe it is already December. This year has flown by so fast! December 1st started Bookmas, which I am so excited to participate in this year!  I am a few days late.   I follow (from Cover to Cover. I thought this would be fun and keep track of my December reading, so expect lots of content from me this month! Bookmas takes place all of December, and it was created by the lovely Hailey from Hailey in Bookland. Here is her announcement video to give you an idea of what Bookmas is if you’d like to participate!

Bookmas Announcement

Also, here is her December TBR video for the first day of Bookmas!

December TBR

Let’s get into Bookmas! Here is my TBR for December as of right now!

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The Wife Between US

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I have wanted to read this as I heard so many good reviews.  I have started it and so far its a great read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes I Lie

 

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I Love this author and cannot wait to start this one in the month of December.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This book was recommend to me, so I thought I would give it a try.  This is the first that I have heard of this author.

 

 

 

 

 

I do have a few more to add to my TBR for the month. I will share with you all on my next Bookmas post.  What do you plan to read for December?

Thanks for reading!

Rochelle

First Line Friday

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Nellie couldn’t say what woke her.  But when she opened her eyes, a woman wearing her white lacey wedding gown stood by the foot of her bed, looking down at her.

Nellie’s throat closed around a scream, and she lunged for the baseball bat leaning against her nightstand.  Then her vision adjusted to the grainy dawn light and the pounding of her heart softened.

She let out a tight laugh as she realized she was safe.

Are you ready to find out what it is?

The Wife Between Us

Wrap Up For November

Wow where did the month of November go.  Here is December and almost the end of the year.  I am so happy to say that November was a great ready month.  I read 5 books, lets take a look at everything I read this month.

Dead In Venice By: Fiona Leitch

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Bella Tyson is a famous 40-something crime writer suffering from writer’s block ever since a bitter divorce two years before. When a fan offers her the use of an apartment in Venice, Bella jumps at it, hoping a change of scene will have her writing again. Once there, she soon meets Will, a charming Englishman, who shows her around the city.

Enchanted by both Will and her new surroundings, Bella decides to write a supernatural murder mystery and begins researching local legends and the city’s more sinister side, including an illicit visit to the island of Poveglia, spooky former home of Venice’s asylum. Soon Bella uncovers more than she has bargained for and finds herself enmeshed in a series of gruesome real-life murders that uncannily mirror the legends she is researching.

As she and Will join forces to investigate, real life and local lore merge disconcertingly – for nothing in Venice turns out to be what seems, including Will….

The Woman Behind Her By:  Anna Willett

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When schoolteacher Jackie Winter inherits her beloved aunt’s house, she discovers that her close relative had been keeping a terrible secret.

As Jackie is drawn into her aunt’s past, all that was certain begins to fray. But she is destined to not experience this alone. Someone is watching her every move.

Then, there is a murder near the house. A cruel killing. Suddenly Jackie finds herself in the frame.

Trying to keep one step ahead of the police, Jackie turns her attention once more to the past, now certain there’s a link between her aunt’s secrets and the shadowy figure that plagues not only her days but also her nightmares.

THE WOMAN BEHIND HER is a spellbinding psychological thriller that will keep you up all night.

Anna Willett is the author of several thrillers. She explores how strong women react to difficult situations. If you are looking for a page-turner full of suspense, look no further.

Shadows From The Past By:  Helen Pryke

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My brother and I had our future all mapped out. Until that fateful night destroyed it. Now those responsible must pay.

When Maggie receives an anonymous letter, she realises she’s being stalked. The only connection is a Hampshire gang she helped put in prison thirteen years earlier. As the stalking intensifies, Maggie suspects everyone around her. Even those she loves.

Maggie becomes more and more paranoid, unable to trust anyone, while one by one the gang members are involved in a series of horrifying attacks. Someone from her past is out for revenge, and Maggie is next…

Like Follow Kill By:  Carissa Ann Lynch

51XFzCOSfBL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_When your life is falling apart…
…who can you trust?

My brother and I had our future all mapped out. Until that fateful night destroyed it. Now those responsible must pay.

When Maggie receives an anonymous letter, she realises she’s being stalked. The only connection is a Hampshire gang she helped put in prison thirteen years earlier. As the stalking intensifies, Maggie suspects everyone around her. Even those she loves.

Maggie becomes more and more paranoid, unable to trust anyone, while one by one the gang members are involved in a series of horrifying attacks. Someone from her past is out for revenge, and Maggie is next…

Descent To Hell By Nic Parker

51Vz3BfBMRLA man forced to enter mankind’s most feared territory … a child dragged into the underworld!
When Charlie Ward’s beloved niece is kidnapped by an atrocious demon he has to find the secret gateway into the one place every human wants to stay away from: Hell!
Armed only with courage and determination Charlie has to survive in a forbidding place filled with despair and anguish. He must face challenges no mortal should ever have to undergo that threaten to destroy his very soul.

 

 

 

How many books did you read?  I would love to hear from you.

Just curious here

if you could get 1 book for Christmas what would it be?

Mine would be

The Empty Nest: An unputdownably gripping psychological thriller

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Sometimes we can’t see what’s right in front of us, Kat. Everyone has secrets, even the people we love, the people we live with…’

Kat remembers the days when her only daughter Amy wouldn’t leave her side. Amy was the baby who cried when you walked out of the room, the toddler who was too shy to speak to strangers, the small child who clung to Kat’s legs in the school playground.

But now Amy is grown up, and Amy is gone – to university in a town several hours away. Kat’s house – which once felt too full, too noisy, too busy – is deathly quiet, and Kat awaits the daily phone call to tell her that her beloved daughter is thriving and happy.

Until the day Amy doesn’t call, sending Kat into a panic. Her husband and friends say she’s being paranoid – surely Amy is just out, having fun? But Kat feels sure something is very wrong – she knows her daughter, and she would never just disappear.

As the hours turn into days, her fears are confirmed: Amy is missing. But there are secrets about her daughter that Kat doesn’t know about yet. And the truth about Amy’s whereabouts may be closer to home than Kat could ever imagine…

A gripping and suspenseful psychological thriller with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster and an ending that will blow readers’ minds. Fans of The Wife Between UsThe Girl Before and Gone Girl will be gripped by this unputdownable story about a mother’s obsessive love for her child.

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Sue Watson was a TV Producer at the BBC until she wrote her first book and was hooked.

Now a USA Today bestselling author, Sue has written fifteen novels – many involving cake – which have been translated into several languages and involved tough ‘cake research.’ Sue is now exploring the darker side of life with her thrillers OUR LITTLE LIES, THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, and THE EMPTY NEST. Writing in this new genre doesn’t involve the deep research of baked goods and Sue’s hoping the change in direction will be reflected on the weighing scales.

Originally from Manchester, Sue now lives with her husband and teenage daughter in Worcestershire where much of her day is spent writing – okay, procrastinating, eating and watching ‘My 600lb Life,’ on the sofa.

You can follow Sue on Social Media

Sue’s website; http://www.suewatsonbooks.com/

Sue would love to meet you on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/suewatsonbooks

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Rochelle

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Single: A totally gripping psychological thriller full of twists 

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‘I keep feeling like I’m being watched – dropping the boys off at school, choosing wine at the supermarket – but when I turn around there’s nobody there…’

When single mother Darcy’s son falls from a rope bridge at a local playground, life stands still. She clutches his small, limp body, frozen, until a pair of strong hands push her aside, and she watches as George, a local doctor, saves her son’s life.

George is a single parent too, and with his twinkling hazel eyes, easy charm, and lack of wedding band is almost too good to be true, but coffee becomes lunch, lunch becomes dinner, and soon they can’t go an evening without seeing each other. When he invites her to move into his beautiful home with its sprawling garden for her boys, Darcy doesn’t hesitate.

But as Darcy is settling in, she receives a bunch of flowers with a chilling message. George says they’re from an obsessed ex-girlfriend, Opal, and days later Opal turns up at Darcy’s son’s football match. She claims to have shocking information that could threaten George’s custody of his daughter.

Darcy doesn’t know who to trust, but she’s starting to suspect that, whatever the truth, she might have put her beloved boys into terrible danger …

From the million-copy-bestselling author K.L. Slater this utterly gripping psychological thriller will make you gasp out loud as you race towards the unforgettable twist. If you loved The Girl on the Train and The Wife Between Us this book is for you.

  • File Size:1776 KB
  • Print Length:383 pages
  • Publisher:Bookouture (November 25, 2019)
  • Publication Date:November 25, 2019

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About K.L. Slater

Kim is the million-copy bestselling author of nine psychological crime thrillers. Her tenth thriller, SINGLE, is published November 2019 and is now available.

 

 

Other Books by K.L. Slater

Order of publication:
SAFE WITH ME (2016)
BLINK (2017)
LIAR (2017)
THE MISTAKE (2017)
THE VISITOR (2018)
THE SECRET (2018)
CLOSER (2018)
FINDING GRACE (2019)
THE SILENT ONES (2019)

SINGLE (2019)
THE APARTMENT – AN AUDIBLE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION (2019)

Her titles are published in eBook by Bookouture and in paperback by Sphere (UK) and Grand Central (USA).

For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents and collected an impressive stack of rejection slips. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in Creative Writing.

Before graduating in 2012, she had gained literary agent representation and a book deal. As Kim says, ‘it was a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’

Kim is a full-time writer. She has one daughter, two stepsons and lives with her husband in Nottingham.

You can follow K.L. Slater on Social Media:

Author website: http://www.KLSlaterAuthor.com

Twitter: @KimLSlater
Facebook: KL Slater Author
Instagram: KLSlaterAuthor

I just bought this and cannot wait to start reading this.  Have any of you read it?  How was it?  I am looking forward to starting it.  Have a great Saturday.

 

 

 

First Line Friday

I was searching through some book blogs the other day and came across this…

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

So I thought I would share it with all that follow

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The e-mail arrived in my inbox like an unexploded bomb:  Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook.

For a second I miss the Facebook reference, and just see “Maria Weston wants to be friend.”  Instinctively I slam the Laptop shut.  It feels as though a sponge has been lodged in my throat, soaking up water, swelling and clogging, leaving me struggling for breath.

I attempt to breathe deeply, trying to get myself back under control.  Perhaps I was mistaken.  I must have been mistaken because this cannot possibly be happening.  Slowly I raise the lid of my laptop.  Hands shaking, I go back into the e-mail and this time there is no denying the bad fact of it.  Maria Weston wants to be friend with me.

I have been hearing so many good reviews on this book, and I just had to read to see for myself.

Are you ready to find out what it is?

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Happy Thanksgiving

I’m thankful for all of YOU!

Writing this blog has very quickly turned into my favorite hobby. I love sharing my thoughts and my love of all things books (and sometimes life) with you! Thank you for reading, thank you for interacting, and thank you for sharing my little corner of the Internet with me and with others.Happy Thanksgiving Calligraphy Text with Illustrated Green Leaves Over White Background

Fairy Rock By: Stephen Watt

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Publishers Blurb:

In 2017 Andrew Smith, then Director, now Chair of the Scottish Writers’ Centre, came up with a dynamic idea to run a Twitter campaign inviting poets to pitch an idea and the winner would have a poetry pamphlet published by the SWC’s publisher partner, Red Squirrel Press. Poet, critic, essayist, editor, designer and typesetter Gerry Cambridge, poet Sheila Templeton, writer, musician and Editor of both Postbox Press (the literary fiction imprint of Red Squirrel Press) and Postbox International Short Story Magazine, Colin Will, and myself took part in a panel at the SWC, ‘How to get published’ in October 2017. Andrew received many entries, a shortlist was drawn up, Stephen Watt subsequently won and persuaded me to publish a full-length collection.

— Sheila Wakefield, Founding Editor, Red Squirrel Press

Glasgow is correctly lauded for its wonderful characters and hospitality but at the turn of the Millennium it was dubbed the ‘Murder Capital of Europe’ with sectarian divisions and organised crime rife in the city. Four of its natives have been raised around the city’s Bridgeton area, cultivated by its ill-omened beliefs, and now have to separately find a way to subsist. But one crime family firmly believes in the tradition of torture and a novel way of disposing of its detractors. Who will emerge smelling of roses—or end up pushing the roses up from the earth below?

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Buy Link 

https://www.redsquirrelpress.com/product-page/fairy-rock-stephen-watt

About Author:

Stephen Watt was born in the Vale of Leven in 1979. His awards include first prize in the Poetry Rivals Slam, the StAnza International Digital Poetry Slam, and the Tartan Treasures award. Notable collections which he has curated include the Joe Strummer Foundation collection Ashes To Activists (2018) and the James Watt bicentenary booklet Horsepower (2019). He is Dumbarton Football Club’s Poet-in-Residence and was appointed the Makar for the Federation of Writers (Scotland) in 2019. He lives in Dumbarton with his wife Keriann and pug Beanz.

You can follow Stephen Watt on Social Media

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My Review:

I must say this was an interesting read, this is the first that I have read anything from this author.  This is a awesome crime  read but in a different way.  I liked how the author captures the readers attention and keeps you wanting more.

I had another book that I had to read for a review, I loved that this had short chapters and I could put it down and I pick this one up right where I left and not get lost..  I liked how the author caught your attention at the beginning and all the way through the book.

I will look into finding some of this author books.  If you are looking for a short but interesting read you might want to try this author.  I recommend this author.  I giving it 4 stars.