Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Book Review: Dead Girls (Normal #2) by Graeme Cameron

Dead Girls (Normal #2)
Title: Dead Girls (Normal #2)

Author: Graeme Cameron

Stars:

Review:
I didn't read the first book in the series and from what I can tell Dead Girls is a Stand Alone novel.
Dead Girls is a cat and mouse game from a police procedural side.  The story is more of a psychological thriller with Alisha Green unsure of what she remembers after being attacked by a killer in the first book.
While the story is quick moving the problem is the list of characters that will trip up readers as well as the author switching from first to third person throughout the book. Which is the reason for the 3 star review for the book.  Pick a voice do not keep switching because it will trip of readers.
Once the readers is able to understand the authors voice the story moves quickly but doesn't keep this readers interest because of the endless characters that had me lost who was who.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher  Park Row for a copy of Graeme Camerson's Dead Girls.


Synopsis:
It’s been two months since a serial killer brutally attacked police detective Alisha Green and left her for dead. Two months since she could effortlessly recall simple things, since her mind felt remotely sound. The nameless killer thinks he knows her, thinks she’s just another dead girl among many. Ali Green plans to show him he’s dead wrong about that.

Ali has two enemies now: the dangerous man she’s hunting and her own failing memory. As explosive new evidence comes to light and conflicting accounts from a witness and a surviving victim threaten both her investigation and her credibility, she begins to question what is and isn’t real. And now Ali has no choice but to remember the past…before it buries her.


May 29th 2018 by Park Row

About The Author:
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Graeme Cameron lives with his family in Norfolk, England. He has never worked as a police detective, ER doctor, crime reporter or forensic anthropologist. Normal is his first novel.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Book Review: A Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick #4) by Kendra Elliot

A Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick #4)
Title: A Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick #4)

Author: Kendra Elliot

Star: 5

Review:
This is the 4th book in the Mercy Kilpatrick this is not a stand alone novel but a series that readers will want to start at the beginning with.  
Kendra Elliot creates an amazing world would Mercy tries to do what she feels is right even though the way she was raised tells her otherwise. The characters stay true to who they are from the beginning of the series which will keep readers wanting more as they series continues.  Readers will struggle along with Mercy as she fights to keep herself independent but wanting to rely on the one person she has started to care for outside of her family police chief Truman Daly. 
A merciful Silence is a summer must read.  It keeps readers immersed  in a world they might have never know existed. 
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher Montlake Romance for the Advance Copy of Kendra Elliot A Merciful Silence. 
Must Read Series!

Synopsis:
For Mercy Kilpatrick, returning to rural Oregon has meant coming to terms with her roots. Raised as a prepper, Mercy is now relying on her survivalist instincts to defend her town from the people the law can’t reach. But this time, an investigation calling up a dark past for her and police chief Truman Daly may be hitting too close to home.

A rainstorm has uncovered the remains of five people—a reprise of the distinctive slaughter of two families twenty years ago. Except the convicted killer is in prison. Is this the case of a sick copycat, or is the wrong man behind bars? One person might have the answer. The lone survivor of the decades-old crimes has returned to town still claiming that she can’t remember a thing about the night she was left for dead. As the search for the truth becomes more dangerous, Mercy fears that the traumatized woman may not have buried her memories at all. She might be keeping them a secret. And there’s a price to be paid for revealing them.


Kindle Edition350 pages
Expected publication: June 19th 2018 by Montlake Romance


About The Author: 
Kendra Elliot
An Amazon #1 selling author, Kendra Elliot has sold over 4 million books. Get a free insider's guide to Kendra's books at www.KendraElliot.com

She grew up in the lush Pacific Northwest and still lives there with her husband, three daughters, two cats, and a Pomeranian. She's fascinated with forensics, refuses to eat anything green, and dreams of living every day in flip flops. 

The BONE SECRETS NOVELS: HIDDEN, CHILLED, BURIED, ALONE, KNOWN and VEILED (a novella).

The CALLAHAN & McLANE novels are a spin-off of the Bone Secrets books. VANISHED, BRIDGED, SPIRALED, and TARGETED.

The MERCY KILPATRICK series, a spin-off of the CALLAHAN & McLANE series, A MERCIFUL DEATH, A MERCIFUL TRUTH, and A MERCIFUL SECRET. 

She also writes the Rogue River novella series with author Melinda Leigh. 

A four-time Wall Street Journal best selling author, 2014 International Thriller Writers finalist, a three time Daphne Du Maurier winner, and a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice finalist.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Book Review Down Deep (Station Seventeen #4) by Kimberly Kincaid


Down Deep (Station Seventeen #4)
Title: Down Deep (Station Seventeen #4)

Author: Kimberly Kincaid

Stars: 4 stars 

Review:
I had completely forgot I had read book 3 in this same series.  Which is how forgettable book 3 was.
Kimberly Kincaid redeem herself.  The characters jump off the page right away so you never questions why they are doing what they are going.  She is able to develop the characters more quickly without talking about their looks over and over again.  The story, sexual tension was perfect but after they have sex the main story drops off and the characters are filled with sex during the middle of the book but once again picks up right at the end.
The bad guy was creepy and the good guys where perfect.  
Its a fast summer that fans of Station Seventeen will love.  If you want to start with book four it is a stand alone novel. The author updates readers throughout the book of what happened in the other stories without slowing down the pace of this story.
Thank you to Netgalley and the author for the advance copy of Kimberly Kincaid Down Deep.

Synopsis:
Ian Gamble has a past he’d rather forget—which is exactly what he’s doing at The Crooked Angel Bar and Grill when the place catches fire. Between his active duty in the Marines and his experience as a firefighter, his instincts get him and hot, headstrong bar manager, Kennedy Matthews, to safety. But those same instincts kick into high gear when the fire is ruled an arson, and he discovers Kennedy’s got secrets of her own.

The only thing that matters more to Kennedy than her bar is her brother. When she finds out he’s in over his head with a dangerous arsonist, she’ll do anything to keep him safe—even if it means teaming up with Gamble, who’s too sharp-eyed and hard-bodied for his own good. With every step, their attraction flares hotter and the risks grow more dangerous. Can Gamble and Kennedy face their fears—and their secrets—to catch a terrifying enemy? Or will they go down in flames?

Expected publication: June 18th 2018

About The Author:
Kimberly Kincaid
Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to ├ęclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a USA Today best-seller and 2015 RWA RITA® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Fathers Day

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This book is so funny and I love how he talks about fatherhood.

Happy Fathers Day to all fathers who try hard every day to put their children and families first.  It isn't easy but you make the difference.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Book Review: Liar, Liar by Lisa Jackson

Liar, Liar
Title: Liar, Liar 

Author: Lisa Jackson 

Stars: 3 1/2 Stars out of 5

Review:
For readers looking for realism this book isn't for you.
Liar Liar is a plot driven novel so back story of the characters is slim but readers catch on fast as Lisa Jackson reveals her story with the twist that take time to absorb. The Author uses duel times lines that will keep readers focused on this story.  Make sure as a reader you have a quite place because you will not want to be disrupted.

Liar, Liar is a story of Murder, Duplicity and Twist that readers will not be able to get enough of.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Kensington Publisher for the Advance copy of Lisa Jackson Liar, Liar.

Synopsis:
In death, Didi Storm is finally getting the kind of publicity that eluded her in life. Twenty years ago, the ex-beauty queen worked the Vegas strip as a celebrity impersonator, too busy trying to make it big to spare much time for her daughter, Remmi. Shortly before she leaped from a San Francisco building, Didi’s profile was rising again, thanks to a tell-all book. To Detective Dani Settler, it looks like a straightforward suicide, or perhaps a promotional stunt gone wrong. But Remmi knows the truth isn’t so simple. Because though the broken body on the sidewalk is dressed in Didi’s clothes and wig, it isn’t Didi.
 
Remmi was fifteen when she last saw her mother. Their parting came in the aftermath of a terrible night in the Mojave desert when Remmi—who’d secretly stowed away in Didi’s car en route to meet her crush, Noah Scott—instead became witness to a mysterious rendezvous. Didi handed over one of her newborn twins to a man Remmi didn’t recognize. Subsequently, Didi disappeared, as did Remmi’s other 
half-sibling. Remmi has pleaded with the authorities to find them, but there have been no clues. Yet she’s always had the sense that someone is watching her . . .
 
If the victim isn’t Didi, who is it—and what’s the connection? Remmi is shocked when Noah resurfaces. He was also in the desert that night, and now runs his own PI firm. He too believes it’s time to find out what really happened. As they and Detective Settler dig deeper, the truth about Remmi’s missing family begins to emerge . . . a story of ruthless ambition and twisted lies that someone will kill again and again to keep hidden .


June 26th 2018 by Kensington

About The Author: 
Lisa Jackson
Lisa Jackson is the number-one New York Times bestselling author of more than 85 novels, including Afraid to Die, Tell Me, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, Without Mercy, Malice, and Shiver.  She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, co-written with her sister, Nancy Bush. There are over 20 million copies of Lisa Jackson’s books in print in twenty languages.  

Before she became a nationally bestselling author, Lisa Jackson was a mother struggling to keep food on the table by writing novels, hoping against hope that someone would pay her for them. Today, neck deep in murder, her books appear on The New York Times, the USA Today, and the Publishers Weekly national bestseller lists.

With over thirty bestsellers to her name, Lisa Jackson is a master of taking readers to the edge of sanity – and back – in novels that buzz with dangerous secrets and deadly passions.  She continues to be fascinated by the minds and motives of both her killers and their pursuers—the personal, the professional and downright twisted.  As she builds the puzzle of relationships, actions, clues, lies and personal histories that haunt her protagonists, she must also confront the fear and terror faced by her victims, and the harsh and enduring truth that, in the real world, terror and madness touch far too many lives and families.  

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