Saturday, April 21, 2018

Review: Let Me Lie

Let Me Lie Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am a huge fan of Clare Mackintosh's novels. Once more, she delivered a strong mystery/thriller with a spectacular ending. This is the story of Anna, a young mother, who lost both her mother and her father to suicide. Anna is still grieving and on the anniversary of her mother's death, she received a card which challenges the suicide verdict and insinuates that her parents were murdered. Anna turns to Murray, a retired detective, to reopen the case and find out who murdered her parents.

I had several theories as to who did it and usually, I am right on by 2/3 of a book. but not this time. The twist was jaw-droppingly awesome. Let Me Lie is the third book I read by this author and she continues to impress me. Clare Mackintosh expertly delivers great and unique novels; keeping you guessing to the end. I particularly liked the detective Murray, and I hope he will show up in other of her books in the future.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Review: Treeborne

Treeborne Treeborne by Caleb Johnson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan-Picador for this ARC of Treeborne by Caleb Johnson. This book is due in your favourite bookstore on June 5, 2018.

I am not going to lie, this was a hard read. I found the story confusing and anything to do with Crusoe very weird and would have like to understand that part better. The characters were interesting and well defined. Caleb Johnson has a talent for describing the landscapes. Unfortunately, in my opinion, there were too many loose ends and the ending did not bring a conclusion to the story.

I seem to be in the minority of people who did not like this book, so I will let you be the judge if you get a copy.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Review: The Heart Forger

The Heart Forger The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco is the second book in the "The Bone Witch" series. This is not a series for children or young teenagers. It deals with very elements and can frighten even someone like me. I do like the series because it is complexed, filled with action and constantly on the move. The book reads between the present and the past alternatively. It can be hard sometimes to follow as there are so many characters and places to keep track of in the two timelines. I still enjoy reading it and I am looking forward to the next book in 2019.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Review: The Other Woman

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

A big thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the thrilling ARC of The Other Woman by Sandie Jones due to arrive at your favourite bookstore on August 21st, 2018.

There is so much I would like to say about this exhilarating book, but I am afraid I would be spoiling the plot. What I can say is that this story triggered strong emotions in me. So much so that I had to check my temper last night before talking to my hubby because I was enraged with the story. After calming down, I could only be thankful to have such a wonderful man in my life who loves me and respects me. Very few books can spark this level of outrage. The Other Woman is a well-written, raw, and unforgiving thriller with many twists. I loved it!

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Review: Anatomy of a Scandal

Anatomy of a Scandal Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan is a clever thriller. This is a two-act story: past and present with the same actors. The story is well structured and the characters well grounded. Sarah Vaughan delivers a solid mystery-thriller which is both exciting and frustrating. Well done!

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