Hello Tuesday

Hello and welcome to Tuesday.  I have a lot of what I want to post and I have been scheduling them through out the week, hopefully this will all come in place.  How’s your Tuesday going?

Here is my review on

Tiffany Lynn Is Missing By:  Dan Alatorre

A young Florida woman goes missing; everybody believes she is dead. They even have a body at the morgue that her mother identified as her.

But the mother keeps getting letters from the daughter saying “Don’t worry, and don’t look for me.” They are in the deceased girl’s handwriting and there’s even a DNA match – but the body at the morgue is definitely her.

With their missing persons case resolved and the corpse showing no sign of foul play, police close the investigation – so the brash young investigative TV reporter Jessica Eve Tims-Thacker aka “Jett” is retained to find out why the strange letters keep coming. Is it part of a kidnapping plot gone wrong, a cruel joke by an anonymous prankster, an extortion scheme to drive the mother insane – or something much more sinister?

Biography

USA Today bestselling author Dan Alatorre has published more than 50 titles and is read in over a dozen languages around the world.

His fast-paced thrillers have gripped readers all over the globe, notably his USA Today bestseller Gamma Sequence medical thriller series, his successful murder mystery Double Blind series, the new Jett Thacker mystery series, and more. Readers can’t put his books down.

Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter.

My Review:

Dan spins a wonderful tale and the story is no exception.  It is fast paced and just enough turns that wants you to keep reading to see what is going to happen next.  This books has it all, from thrills, suspense , twists and turns, and will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The characters vary from endearing, like Aaron and his twin daughters, to the very evil like Aarons Sister Ashley.  I love Jett and her personality and how she keeps you in the dark of how she works.    I love how the author brings this all together, and keeps you guessing what is going to happen even having one of Aaron’s daughter involved.

If you are looking for a great psychological thriller that pick this up and read it you won’t be disappointed,

I highly recommend this book and I am giving it 5 stars.

You can purchase it HERE

Hello Monday

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. 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.

What I read last week:

The Perfect Ending By: Rob Kaufman

Paralyzed by writer’s block, Scott Atwood (the award-winning, psychological thriller author ) realizes his career is over. He decides to end his life in a way that will thrill fans with his typical mind-blowing finale.

But just as Scott resolves to jump in front of a train, he comes up with a plot for his next bestseller — a thriller-suspense writer who wreaks havoc in other people’s lives to help create new ideas.

He starts by exposing his neighbor’s affair with devastating and lethal repercussions. His plan quickly spirals wildly out of control as the lines between fiction and reality get hazy and deadly.

  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 19, 2021
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
  • You can purchase it HERE

Absolution By:  Caro Ramsay

It’s twenty years since police detective Alan McAlpine has set foot in Patrickhill Station—and more than twenty years since he fell forever in love with the mute, faceless woman he called Anna as she lay dying in Glasgow’s Western Infirmary. Daily he’d watched over her, and they had begun to communicate with each other, she by moving her wounded fingers. Her fingers could not tell the sad, unseasoned police cadet her name, however, or name for him the father of her newborn baby girl or identify the assailants who had flung the acid in her once incomparably beautiful face. Or tell him how she’d smuggled a cache of uncut diamonds into Scotland.

Now McAlpine is back in Patrickhill, where he’s been summoned to head up the investigation of a disturbing murder case. Two women—their arms outstretched, their legs together and feet crossed at the ankle—have already died at the hands of a man the press has tagged the Crucifixion Killer.

With crimes in the present continually detouring both McAlpine and the elusive killer he pursues into an unredeemed past, the mystery in this steely, piercing psychological thriller is as gripping as its twists are surprising. And absolution proves to be extreme.

  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 19, 2017
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 313 pages

You can purchase it HERE

What I am reading now:

One Last Lie By: Rob Kaufman

“One Last Lie in a word is awesome, an incredible psychological thriller that has readers hanging on the edge during the explosive and thrilling final pages.”
~ Examiner.com

One Evil Woman. Two Trusting Men. Three Lives Destroyed.

Angela is beautiful and charismatic on the outside. But on the inside, evil rages and she’s determined to get anyone and anything she wants. And now with her biological clock ticking, she seduces her old friend Philip, and his partner Jonathan, into having a child with her through artificial insemination.

As time passes, Angela’s mask of deceit slips away and she leads the fathers-to-be on a relentless, agonizing journey filled with lies, anguish and finally tragedy that forever changes the lives of everyone involved.

If you enjoy books like The Girl on the TrainGone Girl and classics like Fatal Attraction and Misery, you’ll love this gripping thriller of fiction, a novel of pure suspense that will keep you on the edge… even weeks after turning the final page.

  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 30, 2014
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 346 pages

You can purchase it HERE

Up next:

Singing to the Dead – By Caro Ramsey

Thanks for reading this week’s It’s Monday What Are You Reading? on my blog! Have you read any of these books or have plans to? Have you also done the It’s Monday What Are You Reading? on your blog, if so I will check it out. I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

Rochelle xoxo

Weekend Cooking

Last Saturday I shared with you an Instagram account and blog that I now have started following.  So over the past week I have been trying out some of her recipes and I am loving them.  They are delicious and easy to make.  If you like Chicken Low Mein or Chow Mein then this is a recipe that you would love. 

I have Included her blog click the link at https://lowcarblove.com  she has some great recipes. 

Servings: 6

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1lb of boneless thighs 
  • 1 cup  green cabbage , finely shredded
  • 1 1/2 tbsp avocado oil 
  • 1 teaspoon of mince garlic 
  • Low carb noodles 
  • 3 green onions
  • 1/4 cup water

Chow Mein Sauce:

  • ¼ teaspoon of xanthan 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon of grated ginger 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cooking wine or Mirin
  • 2 tsp sweetener 
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Wash and pat dry the chopped chicken.
  2. Make the marinade. 
  3. In a small bowl add xanthan,  soy sauce, oyster sauce, ginger, cooking wine, sweetener, and oil. 
  4. Mix well. 
  5. Marinate Chicken: Pour 1 tablespoon of The marinade over the chicken, mix to coat, set aside to marinate for at least 10 minutes.
  6. Heat oil in a wok or large fry pan over high heat.
  7. Add garlic and stir fry for 10 seconds or until it starts to turn golden. Keep an eye, can burn quickly. 
  8. Add chicken and stir fry until the surface gets a tinge of browning. 
  9. Add the cabbage, cook until the cabbage is mostly wilted.
  10. Add the noodles, marinade and water if needed. 
  11. Add bean sprouts. 
  12. Toss until the bean sprouts just start to wilt.
  13. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

NUTRITION:

Nutrition per serving:

  • 2g Net Carbs 
  • 0g Fiber 
  • 2g Total Carbs 
  • 14g Protein 
  • 11g Fat 
  • 157 Calories

Note: Recipe and scans shared in the context of review; all rights remain with the original copyright holder.

Have a great weekend!

October Releases

Well here it is October, wow where has this year gone to.  Soon it will be the holidays and cooler temperatures, although Florida doesn’t get much of the cooler weather, but when we do I love it. 

So I thought I would share some of my October releases that has made my TBR pile longer and longer.  How about you do you have a TBR pile?  Do you keep adding to it? 

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny

Scheduled to Release October 12, 2021

You can purchase it HERE

After a tumultuous period in American politics, a new administration has just been sworn in, and to everyone’s surprise the president chooses a political enemy for the vital position of secretary of state.

There is no love lost between the president of the United States and Ellen Adams, his new secretary of state. But it’s a canny move on the part of the president. With this appointment, he silences one of his harshest critics, since taking the job means Adams must step down as head of her multinational media conglomerate.

As the new president addresses Congress for the first time, with Secretary Adams in attendance, Anahita Dahir, a young foreign service officer (FSO) on the Pakistan desk at the State Department, receives a baffling text from an anonymous source.

Too late, she realizes the message was a hastily coded warning.

What begins as a series of apparent terrorist attacks is revealed to be the beginning of an international chess game involving the volatile and Byzantine politics of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran; the race to develop nuclear weapons in the region; the Russian mob; a burgeoning rogue terrorist organization; and an American government set back on its heels in the international arena.

As the horrifying scale of the threat becomes clear, Secretary Adams and her team realize it has been carefully planned to take advantage of four years of an American government out of touch with international affairs, out of practice with diplomacy, and out of powerin the places where it counts the most.

To defeat such an intricate, carefully constructed conspiracy, it will take the skills of a unique team: a passionate young FSO; a dedicated journalist; and a smart, determined, but as yet untested new secretary of state.

State of Terror is a unique and utterly compelling international thriller cowritten by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the 67th secretary of state, and Louise Penny, a multiple award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling novelist.

The Judge’s List

John Grisham

Scheduled to release on October 19, 2021

You can purchase it HERE

In The Whistler, Lacy Stoltz investigated a corrupt judge who was taking millions in bribes from a crime syndicate. She put the criminals away, but only after being attacked and nearly killed. Three years later, and approaching forty, she is tired of her work for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct and ready for a change.

Then she meets a mysterious woman who is so frightened she uses a number of aliases. Jeri Crosby’s father was murdered twenty years earlier in a case that remains unsolved and that has grown stone cold. But Jeri has a suspect whom she has become obsessed with and has stalked for two decades. Along the way, she has discovered other victims.

Suspicions are easy enough, but proof seems impossible. The man is brilliant, patient, and always one step ahead of law enforcement. He is the most cunning of all serial killers. He knows forensics, police procedure, and most important: he knows the law.

He is a judge, in Florida—under Lacy’s jurisdiction.

He has a list, with the names of his victims and targets, all unsuspecting people unlucky enough to have crossed his path and wronged him in some way. How can Lacy pursue him, without becoming the next name on his list?

The Judge’s List is by any measure John Grisham’s most surprising, chilling novel yet.

Last Girl Ghosted

Lisa Unger

Scheduled to release October 5, 2021

You can purchase it HERE

Think twice before you swipe.

She met him through a dating app. An intriguing picture on a screen, a date at a downtown bar. What she thought might be just a quick hookup quickly became much more. She fell for him—hard. It happens sometimes, a powerful connection with a perfect stranger takes you by surprise. Could it be love?

But then, just as things were getting real, he stood her up. Then he disappeared—profiles deleted, phone disconnected. She was ghosted.

Maybe it was her fault. She shared too much, too fast. But isn’t that always what women think—that they’re the ones to blame? Soon she learns there were others. Girls who thought they were in love. Girls who later went missing. She had been looking for a connection, but now she’s looking for answers. Chasing a digital trail into his dark past—and hers—she finds herself on a dangerous hunt. And she’s not sure whether she’s the predator—or the prey.

There are so many that are coming out for the month of October and November also has some great ones. 

WWW.Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. Anyone can participate by answering the three questions below and then posting a link to your post from your blog on Sam’s website, or just answer the questions on her post, if you do not have a blog.

The three questions (Ws) are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?

I am currently 50% through One Last Lie By: Rob Kaufman and I must say what a great start and I am enjoying this author, it’s the second book that I have read by this author.

What did you recently finish reading?

The Perfect Ending by Rob Kaufman

Absolution By:  Caro Ramsay

Tiffany Lynn is Missing By:  Dan Alatorre

What do you think you’ll read next?

I have downloaded Singing to The Dead By:  Caro Ramsay

Thanks for reading this week’s WWW on my blog! Have you read any of these books or have plans to? Have you also done a WWW on your blog, if so I will check it out. I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

Rochelle xoxo

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today’s teaser comes from One Last Lie by Rob Kaufman, page 127 Philip leaned again, his eye covered by his sunglasses, his pursed lips signaling an “I told you so” without saying a word. “You’re a shit” Jonathan said.  “Quiet,” he replied.  Deepak would like to take a nap now.”

Have you done a Teaser Tuesday?  If so what were your thoughts, I would love to hear them.

Happy reading everyone.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hello and welcome to Monday

I hope that you all had a great weekend.  I had a lot of things planned to do, but only manage to get a few of those done.  I did manage to get some reading in. 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. 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.  Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.

What I read Last Week

A young Florida woman goes missing; everybody believes she is dead. They even have a body at the morgue that her mother identified as her.

But the mother keeps getting letters from the daughter saying “Don’t worry, and don’t look for me.” They are in the deceased girl’s handwriting and there’s even a DNA match – but the body at the morgue is definitely her.

With their missing persons case resolved and the corpse showing no sign of foul play, police close the investigation – so the brash young investigative TV reporter Jessica Eve Tims-Thacker aka “Jett” is retained to find out why the strange letters keep coming. Is it part of a kidnapping plot gone wrong, a cruel joke by an anonymous prankster, an extortion scheme to drive the mother insane – or something much more sinister?

What I am Reading Now

It’s twenty years since police detective Alan McAlpine has set foot in Patrickhill Station—and more than twenty years since he fell forever in love with the mute, faceless woman he called Anna as she lay dying in Glasgow’s Western Infirmary. Daily he’d watched over her, and they had begun to communicate with each other, she by moving her wounded fingers. Her fingers could not tell the sad, unseasoned police cadet her name, however, or name for him the father of her newborn baby girl or identify the assailants who had flung the acid in her once incomparably beautiful face. Or tell him how she’d smuggled a cache of uncut diamonds into Scotland.

Now McAlpine is back in Patrickhill, where he’s been summoned to head up the investigation of a disturbing murder case. Two women—their arms outstretched, their legs together and feet crossed at the ankle—have already died at the hands of a man the press has tagged the Crucifixion Killer.

With crimes in the present continually detouring both McAlpine and the elusive killer he pursues into an unredeemed past, the mystery in this steely, piercing psychological thriller is as gripping as its twists are surprising. And absolution proves to be extreme.

Up Next

I am not sure on this, I have a lot that I want to read and there’s a lot of new releases coming out in the month of October.

Thanks for reading One Girl and A Book.

My Favorite Blogs

Happy Sunday, our weather has been great although I wish for cooler weather, hopefully that will come soon.  But for Florida we don’t see much of the cooler weather like my family does up North. How is your weather where you live? 

So this weekend was yard work, meal prepping and even got in a little reading and a little crafting. 

So today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite blogs that I follow. 

https://ludwigsbookreviews.wordpress.com/

https://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/

Mailbox Monday | a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued (wordpress.com)

Real Life Reading | “I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library” – Jorge Luis Borges

Socrates’ Book Reviews… (socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com)

Breaking the Spine

Taking On a World of Words | Homepage for fledgling writer Sam A. Stevens (wordpress.com)

Thanks for reading this weeks Favorite Blog.  Do you have favorite blogs, if so I will check them out.  I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

Happy Saturday

So the last couple of months I have started following an Instagram story of a young lady who had lost a lot of weight with KETO.  If you have Instagram you can follow her at #low.car.love.  I love watching her stories and her sharing her Low Carb Recipes.  Let me tell you she has some great ones.  One of my favorite recipe that she did was  3 Ingredient Pasta.   If you love pasta and are trying to watch those carbs, then this one will be for you.  I made it and we loved it. I will be making it again.   I have Included her blog click the link at https://lowcarblove.com  she has some great recipes. 

Servings: 2

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ½ cup full fat shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1.5 large egg yolk
  • ½ a little less than teaspoon xanthan gum
  • Seasonings (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder 
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder 
  • ¼ teaspoon parsley 
  • ¼ teaspoon basil 
  • 5 chicken strips sliced 
  • 1 tablespoon butter or avocado oil 
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning 
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder 
  • Sauce: 
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup almond milk 
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded provolone cheese 
  • ¼ cup grated Romano cheese 
  • Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add mozzarella cheese and xanthan gum to a large bowl and mix. Microwave for about a minute until the cheese melts.
  2. Quickly mix the cheese with a spatula.
  3. Add the egg yolk to the warm cheese, not hot. 
  4. Mix until dough forms. 
  5. Get out two pieces of parchment paper and sandwich the dough ball between them. 
  6. Roll out.
  7. Cut dough into pasta noodle strands.
  8. Put the pasta on a baking sheet, cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 8 hours.
  9. When ready to cook, separate the strands.
  10. Add warm water to a large pot and boil on your stovetop. Once water is boiling, add pasta to it and cook for just 40 seconds to 1 minute.
  11. Wash pasta underwater room temperature water and shake off any excess water that is on it.
  12. Strain the pasta and plate. 
  13. In a pan. Add the chicken with either butter and or oil. 
  14. Season the chicken with seasonings. 
  15. Once fully cooked, remove the chicken and set it aside. 
  16. Make the sauce. 
  17. In a pot, add in heavy cream and butter. 
  18. Bring to a simmer oven medium heat. 
  19. Gradually add the cheeses. 
  20. Reduce heat to low, And continue to stir until cheese melted. 
  21. Add chicken once the sauce is ready. 
  22. Serve sauce over pasta. 

NUTRITION:

Nutrition per serving:

  • 7g Net Carbs 
  • 0g Fiber 
  • 8g Total Carbs 
  • 36g Protein 
  • 45g Fat 
  • 591 Calories 

Note: Recipe and scans shared in the context of review; all rights remain with the original copyright holder.

Have a great weekend!

Childhood Favorite Books

Hello it’s Friday.  Party Party Time lol, I will be going home and relaxing with a good glass of wine and a book and I will be also sitting and scheduling some post for the upcoming week.  I thought this would be easier and I would enjoy more from the Little Corner on the web. So if you blog so plan out your posts, schedule them or just when you have the time?  I have started adding my post ideas to my planner, and I have printed out a monthly calendar and will be adding my post ideas there and starting to schedule those post in advance in my blog.  How do you plan your post?  I welcome your thoughts/comments

I have been reading since I was little girl and I have always loved reading.  As a child I loved reading the Hardy Boys Series By Franklin W. Dixon, Nancy Drew series, By Carolyn Keene Little House on the Prairie Series, By Laura Ingalls Wilder I was thankful that my Grandmother would have the next on in the series to read.  Another favorite childhood book was Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White which I think that I have read that over 100 times and even watched the movie.  And who can remember reading Are You There God? Its me, Margaret by Judy Blume. And then later in life I was introduce to Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling.  I also remember reading all the Dr. Seuss books to my younger brother.  And I am sure that I have plenty of more childhood favorite books. 

Thanks for reading this week’s Childhood Favorite on my blog! Have you read any of these books or have plans to? What are your favorite childhood books.   I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

Thanks

Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book