Blog Tour, New Releases, Reviews

“The Perfect Couple” Review

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you a review of a thriller I recently read and loved. If you are the kind of reader that loves thrillers, then you may be interested in knowing more about this book.

The Perfect Couple“, written by Jackie Kabler, is a Psychological thriller published on April 17th 2020 by One More Chapter.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, Jackie Kabler and One More Chapter for the eCopy of this book, via NetGalley, and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

The Perfect Couple


Synopsis

The Perfect Couple CoverThe perfect couple…or the perfect lie?

A year and a half ago, Gemma met the love of her life, Danny. Since then, their relationship has been like something out of a dream. But one Friday evening, Gemma returns home to find Danny is nowhere to be seen.

After two days with no word from her husband, Gemma turns to the police. She is horrified with what she discovers – a serial killer is on the loose in Bristol. When she sees the photos of the victims she is even more stunned…the victims all look just like Danny.

But, the detectives aren’t convinced by Gemma’s story. Why has no one apart from Gemma seen or heard from Danny in weeks? Why is there barely a trace of him in their flat? Is she telling them the truth, or are there more secrets and lies in this marriage than meets the eye?

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Kobo | BookDepository


About the Author

Jackie Kabler PhotoJackie Kabler was born in Coventry but spent much of her childhood in Ireland. She worked as a newspaper reporter and then a television news correspondent for twenty years, spending nearly a decade on GMTV followed by stints with ITN and BBC News. During that time, she covered major stories around the world including the Kosovo crisis, the impeachment of President Clinton, the Asian tsunami, famine in Ethiopia, the Soham murders and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Jackie now divides her time between crime writing and her job as a presenter on shopping channel QVC. She has a degree in zoology, runs long distances for fun and lives in Gloucestershire with her husband.

Social Media Links: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads


My Review

Once in a while I love to get fully surprised with a story and linger at the edge of my seat not knowing if my thought process and theories are right or not, and what the hell is going to happen next. Most of the time, when I feel the need to go on that kind of rollercoaster ride, I look for Thrillers. This time, I didn’t look for it, I just joined a blog tour, and… oh boy!… was it an exciting one.

In this book we get to follow two POV, Gemma’s up close and personal view, and the detectives view. Personally I loved that concept, because partly it was what made me wonder if my instincts were right or not.

P1070880As we follow the disappearance of Gemma’s husband, Danny, side by side with the murders of various men, victims of a serial killer, we are taken on an adventure, trying to discover the truth.

The characters were absolutely amazing, complex and well developed. And the fact that they felt real, made me believe even more in the storytelling and the events that were happening. Kind of like I was transported into the pages of the book, and was living beside Gemma.

It was the kind of story that I couldn’t put down, I was even reading it while eating. It was such an exciting and mind blowing story, that grabbed my attention from page one. Although I had lot of suspicions and theories, and I was right about some of the things I thought, I was so wrong in others, and right until the last page I was not expecting what happened.

It was definitely one of the more thrilling books I read this month, one that made me jump, doubt and think about all the little details that were introduced. I absolutely love when a story makes my mind turn and be confused and exhilarated, and this novel truly did that for me.

Overall, if you like Psychological Thriller, you probably are going to like this one. It was the kind of book that had surprises until the very end. And who doesn’t like that?


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Reviews

“The Ice Star” Review

Hello Friends!

So, I just realized this post I had schedule a while back didn’t post. So first of all, I want to apologize to the author for the late review. And to you guys, I hope this review makes you curious.

The Ice Star“, written by Christoffer Petersen, is book one of the Konstabel Fenna Brongaard Series,  and it’s a mystery/crime novel.

I received a complimentary copy of this book thanks to Christoffer Petersen. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

34315210. sy475 Fenna stretched her legs, one eye on the Nepali man with the brutal backhand, the other on a glass of water on the floor. She jerked her head backward as the second man stepped into view, and his large military boot connected with the glass, kicking it against the wooden wall where it smashed, showering her in shards and splinters.
“Konstabel Fenna Brongaard, my name is Burwardsley. We met on the ice.”

She’s the first of her kind – the first woman to join the ranks of the elite Danish Sirius Sledge Patrol, and the first Sirius patroller to be investigated for murder.

In the wake of a hurricane-force piteraq, fog isolates the village of Ittoqqortoormiit and Fenna from the outside world. As the investigation takes a vicious turn, Fenna must trust a Greenlandic policeman and a local hunter if she is to root out the infection at the heart of the Danish military.

Looking for new Danish Noir? It doesn’t get much darker than this.

The Ice Star is a Scandinavian Crime Thriller set in Greenland – coming soon!

The Ice Star – Run with Dogs – Fight like Wolves

Purchase Link: Amazon


About the Author

Christoffer has a Master of Arts in Professional Writing. He lived and worked in Greenland for 7 years before moving back to the west coast of Denmark.

Social Media Links: Website | Twitter | Goodreads | Medium | Amazon


My Review

I had the pleasure of reading this book a while back and I found it absolutely exciting and interesting. I always look forward to read crime/mystery novel, but I don’t think I have read that many that were described as noir novels, and to be honest, I didn’t know much about it.

P1070035It was a rollercoaster and I love when a mystery novel gets me so focus that I almost feel like I’m there. The descriptions and the characters are the main reason that happens, because the plot could be fascinating but if the characters didn’t make the uncovering feel real and exciting, then what’s the point?… In this book, I had those elements I love, I had the emotions and connection, I had a good plot and was quite unusual and I loved that, and of course the characters that just painted the all book with fantastic personalities and grabbed my attention.

Another thing that made me very intrigued was the location. I haven’t traveled much, I have been to Spain, Germany, France and Switzerland, so I’m always intrigued to learn more about other countries and see through the characters eyes, and the author’s words, the world they live in.

I have to say, I do like that the main character is a woman, because I’m always looking forwards a good crime/mystery novel when it’s a woman revealing the secrets and finding out the trust, because I feel connected to her and her work. Then again, I was named after Jessica Fletcher and I used to watch (still do) the TV show with my mom, so maybe that’s why I get very excited when it’s a female main character.

It was a great start of a series, because it gave us an amazing introduction to Fenna and it gives us some initial understanding about the procedures. Since I don’t know a lot about other countries police procedures, it’s always interesting to learn. Plus, we are learning about Fenna and her way of working and what are her core believes.

P1070012Also, since it is the beginning we learn about the world, about the society, politics and cultural aspects, not just about the police and the investigation elements. And that was something I liked because, let’s be honest, if you don’t know about what moves the characters, and what their society is like, you need those information. It doesn’t matter if it’s a fantasy novel or a crime novel that happens in planet Earth. We need to learn about the context of the story, and when a book has that, it gives the all story a lot more complexity and opens up world to the reader.

Overall, I can’t wait to read more about this novel because I know there are still a lot of things I could learn about Fenna. She was such an interesting and well written character, I just loved her.  I’m not going to give you notes and comments about the story itself because could ruin the mystery, but be sure to check out this book and go on a mysterious and ice adventure with Fenna.


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Promo Post: “Texas Style Justice” by Susan P. Baker

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you a promo post that talks about a legal thriller, a mystery novel.

Texas Style Justice“, written by Susan P. Baker, a Domestic Thriller was published on June 4th 2018.


Synopsis

perf5.500x8.500.inddDevastated by a divorce and death of a child, Torie Van Fleet rebuilds her life around succeeding in the justice system. Her goal is to work her way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Vowing to do whatever it takes, she risks her relationship with her new husband by refusing to bear him a child. Further, she jeopardizes her friendship with her best friend by competing with her for the first major hurdle toward her goal, appointment to the Texas Supreme Court after the sudden death of one of the justices.

Not until she realizes what her backers demand of her does she understand what an exorbitant price she must pay to reach her dream. Will she risk everything, come to terms with her priorities, or does she even have a choice?

Don’t forget to add the book to your Goodreads TBR: Texas Style Justice

Purchase Links: Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble

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About the Author

Susan P. Baker, a retired Texas judge, is the award-winning author of eight novels and two nonfiction books, all related to the law. As a judge, she dealt with a wide range of cases from murder to divorce regarding adults and children. Prior thereto, she practiced law for nine years and, while in law school, worked as a probation officer. Her experience in the justice system is apparent in her writings. Currently, she has three novels in progress.

Susan is a member of Texas Authors, Inc., Authors Guild, Sisters in Crime, Writers League of Texas, and Galveston Novel and Short Story Writers.

She has two children, eight grandchildren, and a rescue cat named Tudi. She loves dark chocolate, raspberries, and traveling on every mode of transportation. An Anglophile, she likes to visit cousins in England and Australia. On her bucket list are a trip to New Zealand, a long trip back to Australia, living in England for several months, visiting all the presidential libraries and authors’ homes in the U.S., and driving Route 66.

Social Media Links: Website | Twitter | Goodreads


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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Blog Tour, Reviews

“Revelation” Review

Hello Friends!

As I said in the previous post I have another review to share with you all.

Happy Publication Day, Jo Fenton!

Revelation“, written by Jo Fenton, is a Crime Thriller novel published on February 24th 2020.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Jo Fenton for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Revelation


Synopsis

Cover pic - RevelationManchester, 1989

A student, Rick, is found dead in halls of residence.

His friends get caught up in the aftermath: Dan, who was in love with Rick; and Becky, who is in love with Dan.

Their fraught emotions lead them into dark places – particularly a connection to a mysterious Kabbalistic sect.

Will Becky discover who killed Rick in time to save her best friend?

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US


Author Bio

Jo Fenton grew up in Hertfordshire. She devoured books from an early age, particularly enjoying adventure books, school stories and fantasy. She wanted to be a scientist from aged six after being given a wonderful book titled “Science Can Be Fun”. At eleven, she discovered Agatha Christie and Georgette Heyer, and now has an eclectic and much loved book collection cluttering her home office.

Jo combines an exciting career in Clinical Research with an equally exciting but very different career as a writer of psychological thrillers.

When not working, she runs (very slowly), and chats to lots of people. She lives in Manchester with her husband, two sons, a Corgi and a tankful of tropical fish. She is an active and enthusiastic member of two writing groups and a reading group.

Social Media Links:  Website | Facebook | Twitter


My Review

P1070743I found crime thrillers very amazing, they are always the kind of novels that makes me stay at the edge of my seat with excitement and trying to figure out what is going to happen next and what are the truth behind the mysteries.

With Revelation, not only do I get to meet a new-to-me author, but also go on a thrilling journey. And it’s an unexpected turn of events, with characters that are the victim’s friends, and quite interesting and real, I was so curious about what Beckie, especially, would do next with each page I would read.

P1070702I’m not going to go into details because crime novels deserve to be read without spoilers plaguing them, but I have to say that since it’s back in 1989, it adds an elements that I enjoyed, because it happened way before my birthday and in a place I know nothing about and have never visited. The fact that I had to learn about a new place in the past, was fun, and it was exciting to learn about the society back then, especially since it all happens around a crime/mystery, which gave me a different perspective on things.

Overall, it left me wanting to read more thrillers, and reading more of Jo Fenton’s novels. The mysteries, the murder, the secret sect and Beckie, all amazing elements in this plot combined with the storytelling, it made the novel entertaining and page turner.


Giveaway

For a chance to Win A signed copy of The Brotherhood Click Here.

(Open to UK Only)

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*Terms and Conditions –UK entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, New Releases, Reviews

“Unborn” Review

Hello Friends!

First of all, before I go into the review of this book, the last review of the day, I have something to say.

Happy release day, Rachel McLean!

If you don’t know this authors name, then you haven’t been very attentive, because I have read and reviews 6 books written by this author here in the blog, and you will understand why I love her writing so much in this post.

Unborn“, written by Rachel McLean, is a dystopian novel, a standalone, published February 21st 2020 (TODAY!!).

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachel McLean for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Unborn


Synopsis

Unborn coverShe killed her unborn child. The punishment will fit the crime.

America, 2026.
Feminism has been defeated.
Equality is a memory.
And abortion has been criminalized.

Three women find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

Kate, carrying the child of a sexual predator.
Grace, whose baby will be born with a fatal deformity.
And Cindee: abused, abandoned and pregnant.

Can these three very different women come together to fight an oppressive system and win their freedom?

Find out by reading Unborn, a chilling dystopia combined with a gripping legal thriller.

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US


Author Bio

A House Divided - rachel mcleanI’m Rachel McLean and I write thrillers and speculative fiction.

I’m told that the world wants upbeat, cheerful stories – well, I’m sorry but I can’t help. My stories have an uncanny habit of predicting future events (and not the good ones). They’re inspired by my work at the Environment Agency and the Labour Party and explore issues like climate change, Islamophobia, the refugee crisis and sexism in high places. All with a focus on how these impact individual people and families.

You can find out more about my writing, get access to deals and exclusive stories or become part of my advance reader team by joining my book club at rachelmclean.com/bookclub.

Social Media Links – Twitter | Facebook | Instagram


My Review

This isn’t my first rodeo with Rachel McLean’s brilliant writing style, so when I saw that she had a new book coming up, I was so excited, especially because of the theme of this story. If you haven’t read the synopsis, then go read it so you can be as curious as I was.

This novel is a dystopian story, it happens in 2026, so it does feel close enough to make it scary, because in this new world there is no equality, and everything we have fought for is now just a memory.

It’s a scary thing to imagine, but every country has it’s own set of laws and let’s be honest, in Portugal Euthanasia has just been approved in parliament this week, when in other countries it’s been a legal practice for some years now. So things can change for better or for worse, and the social and political background of this story shows that.

P1070710Like I said, not the first book I’ve read of Rachel McLean, and every time I read one of her books I get surprised by the ideas she comes up with for her books. They are always at the edge of scary real and fiction, and of course the thrilling element just adds a powerful grip to my attention and mind, that takes the entire story to the next level.

As we follow these three women, we are led into such a rollercoaster, I was almost jumping from my seat, I couldn’t keep still, since I was so overwhelmed with the descriptions and the storyline. Such a thought provoking and intense novel that was brilliantly executed, with the way the characters were so developed and created that they felt real, and I could empathize with them and their thoughts, struggles and reasoning.

Overall, I was not even surprised I loved the book. I know Rachel McLean would captivate me from page one and so she did. Her style of writing and the fantastic way of transport us to a future that seems so real that scares me, her ability to create characters that we can immediately connect with no matter the situation, as just some of the things I love about this book and all of her books in general. And I totally recommend this book.


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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Jess

Blog Tour

Promo Post: “The First Lie”, by AJ Park

Hello Friends!

I just came by here quickly to share this book with you and give out some love to the author.

The First Lie“, written by AJ Park, is a Psychological Thriller published on June 13, 2019.

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Synopsis

The First Lie - cover v5We’ve all had sleepless nights thinking about it.
You’re home alone. Someone breaks in.
In defending yourself, you end up killing the intruder.
Now you’re the one the police want.

That is the situation that criminal barrister Paul Reeve arrives home to find.
His wife Alice stands in the bedroom, clutching a bloodied letter opener in her shaking hand.

“What have you done, Alice?”
“I didn’t have a choice…”

We would all believe the person we love most.
But would we all make the same choice Paul and Alice make next…?

Pre-order LinksAmazon UK| Amazon US | Water Stones


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After studying literature, linguistics and Spanish at university, AJ Park trained as an English teacher and actor. He has edited magazines and taught English, Media Studies and Drama in secondary schools in England. He was also a competitive fencer for seven years.

Social Media Links – Twitter | Facebook |Website


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

Reviews

“The Last Straw” Review

Hello Friends!

I have been meaning to post my review of this book for a while now. But I’m very happy that I’ve finally took time to write all the reviews possible, and this is one of them.

The Last Straw“, written by Ed Duncan, is the second book in the Pigeon-Blood Red Series, a Crime and Mystery novel, published on November 25th 2017.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

The Last StrawWhen a teenage girl witnesses a carjacking gone bad, she is marked for death by a crime boss with no apparent motive. A black lawyer and a white enforcer with an unlikely history forge an uneasy alliance to protect the girl from a hit man with an agenda of his own.

After they find out that the crime boss is the father of the black teenage carjacker, Paul Elliott – lawyer and close friend of the witness’s family – begins counseling them.

As the long-simmering feud between Rico and John D’Angelo reaches boiling point, bodies start to pile up in rapid succession… and old scores will be settled.

Purchase Link – Amazon


About Author

Ed is a graduate of Oberlin College and Northwestern University Law School. He was a partner at a national law firm in Cleveland, Ohio for many years. He is the original author of a highly regarded legal treatise entitled “Ohio Insurance Coverage,” for which he provided annual editions from 2008 through 2012.

Ed currently lives outside of Cleveland, OH. The Last Straw, the second installment in the Pigeon-Blood Red trilogy, is now available exclusively on Amazon. Ed is at work on the third book, Rico Stays. Meanwhile, he has also written screenplays adapted from each installment in the trilogy.

Social Media Links – Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Instagram


My Review

I most say, first of all, I haven’t read the first book in this series, but that didn’t made this book lack. I enjoyed it, and it made me want to check out book one. Crime and mystery are always exciting for me and this one definitely made things interesting from page one.

It was such an unique book with so many elements that made the book realistic and page turning. That was what I did once I finally put my eyes on page one. Honestly, if you think I’m lying, go get the book and see for yourself. The book starts with a carjacking, as you can see from the synopsis, but you will not expecting what happens in the rest of the book.

P1070065We follow the characters, meet lost of people and see them interact. Rico, an enforcer, and Paul, a lawyer… Very different characters with different personalities… What could be better than that!? Honestly it was surprising to read about Rico. Because even thought I already know he was a enforcer, I find myself liking him, for some reasons I’m not telling you, because you have to discover and think/feel for yourself.

Rico and Paul form an alliance to try and protect the teenage girl that witness the carjacking. That right there just made things epic. I never read a book like that before, and I just want to read more books. In a way, that was one of the reasons why I didn’t review before, I just don’t want the all experience to end, but I knew the author and my fellow readers deserved to know my thoughts, and I needed to put them on “paper”.

Also… Besides the interactions between the characters and all the suspense, there was something else in this book that made me enjoy it so much. The descriptions!… I’m the kind of girl that loves descriptions and the author made such a vivid picture in my mind that looked like a movie.

It was so much fun, and that’s really what I love in a crime and mystery novel. I love when books make things not only intriguing that I’m trying to figure out all the connections and mysteries, or so into the book that it almost look like a movie that I’m watching at the edge of my seat. And this book had that!

I so recommend this book! I’m not even saying more.


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Blog Tour, New Releases, Reviews

“Sea of Lies” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are having a good start of the week. And if you are having a boring day, and want to have some excitement this week I have a Psychological Thriller for you guys to check out.

Sea of Lies” is the sequel of “Thicker Than Water“, written by Rachel McLean.

Congratulations on the release day!

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachel McLean for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.

Seal of Lies


Synopsis

Sea of LIes (large)He abducted her. He fell in love with her. He helped her escape. Can she trust him?

Sarah Evans has returned home after being abducted and held in a dilapidated farmhouse by a group of men.

With her is Martin, who turned against the other men to help her escape. He says he’s not like them, and claims to be in love with her.

Can Sarah trust Martin? Does she share his feelings? Or should she listen to her father, himself deceitful and abusive, and turn her back on the relationship?

Sea of Lies is a chilling psychological thriller about secrets, trust, and a family falling apart.

A standalone sequel to Thicker Than Water

Purchase Links – Amazon UK | Amazon US


Author Bio

A House Divided - rachel mcleanI’m Rachel McLean and I write thrillers and speculative fiction.

I’m told that the world wants upbeat, cheerful stories – well, I’m sorry but I can’t help. My stories have an uncanny habit of predicting future events (and not the good ones). They’re inspired by my work at the Environment Agency and the Labour Party and explore issues like climate change, Islamophobia, the refugee crisis and sexism in high places. All with a focus on how these impact individual people and families.

You can find out more about my writing, get access to deals and exclusive stories or become part of my advance reader team by joining my book club at rachelmclean.com/bookclub.

Social Media Links – Twitter | Facebook | Instagram


My Review

I have read other books written by Rachel McLean and I love how she creates a thrilling storyline, and this book doesn’t fail that. And although “Sea of Lies” can be read as a standalone I highly recommend you to read the first book “Thicker Than Water” so you can enjoy the journey.

This novel continues where the previous book left off, so we get to keep following the inhabitants of that refugee village and learn more about the community and new mysteries and secrets. So, with Rachel McLean’s amazing writing style, we end up wondering what is true and who can we trust.

I truly felt like I was part of the village and setting and thriller in this book made me connect with the characters and feel as confused and determined to discover the truth, just like they were fighting for. That’s something I loved about this book. The feeling of reality in this dystopian novel.

It still blows my mind the amazing-ness of the author’s thrilling and suspense abilities. She created this world that makes us shiver and stay at the edge of our seats while we go on this rollercoaster ride with an incredible exciting pace.

Overall, I love this book and I keep falling in love with the psychological thriller genre and specially with Rachel McLean’s novels that make us wonder about each character and situation with each page we read.


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

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Love,

Jess

Reviews

“Steam Fog” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are having a good Wednesday. I bring you today my review of the second book in a series I read a while back, during my physical therapy sessions.

Steam Fog“, written by Katey Morgan is the second book in the Roger Series, a thriller/horror short story.

Thank you Katey for allowing me to read your book in exchange for my honest review.


Synopsis

Deciding to have a romantic kayaking date, Rose and Xavier meet Michael Roger who owns a fishing and kayaking business. All is well until a fog sets in on the water. As Rose and Xavier struggle to get back to land, Michael is dealing with his brother’s dramatic problems–for the last time.

Purchase Link – Amazon


About Author

Katey Morgan lives in Michigan with her family. She has been writing since an early age. She also loves to read and blogs about books with a focus on self-published authors.

Social Media Links – Amazon | Instagram | Website | Goodreads | Facebook


My Review

P1070398Immediately after finishing book one in this series, I was still at awe with all of Katey’s amazing-ness and spell bonding writing style, and once I finally was able to put myself back together, because I truly was surprised about that first book… I got into the second book.

Steam Fog” is about Michael, the other Roger brother. And it’s also about Rose and Xavier on their romantic kayaking date. Of course, I was excited about getting to know Michael’s side of the story and what happened to him, and I was intrigued about Rose and Xavier too.

In a fast pace, this storyline follows the characters closely, in a thrilling flow of events that made me question the nature of the reality depicted in this book. I wonder if things would take a turn to the worse, yet again surprising me just like the Liam’s story did. I should have known that Katey Morgan’s storytelling ability would take me on a journey that would leave me at the edge of my seat until the very end.

P1070275We get some answers about Michael’s life, and I liked that it intertwined both stories, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t felt sad. I did. I was sad for Michael and Liam. Especially because I as still a tiny bit overwhelmed with emotions and thoughts provoked by Liam’s story.

Overall, the author truly is an awesome Thriller/Horror author, although it was a short story, I doesn’t stop being exciting and scary and suspense-y… Actually, the fact that it was a short story makes the plot even more intense and grabbed my attention with more power. I can’t wait to read more of Katey Morgan’s books.


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Jess

Blog Tour, Reviews

“Thicker Than Water” Review

Hello Friends!

I know I have been away from the blog. It’s been some crazy couple of weeks. But today I bring a review!

Thicker Than Water“, written by Rachel McLean, is a Psychological Thriller published on May 8th 2018.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachel McLean for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.

Thicker Than Water


Synopsis

TTW v3.1Six years after floods made her family homeless, Jess Dyer has found safety on the wild North Yorkshire coast. Her sister-in-law Ruth is forging a role as doctor to their community of refugees and the rock around which the family revolves.

But the family is haunted by memories of the journey north and the loss of their mother Sonia. And their community is under attack from the local population.

When Jess answers a distress call at sea, she brings strangers to their village and puts Ruth in jeopardy. Jess must calm the community, mount a rescue mission and keep her brother Ben from tipping into insanity.

Will she succeed? And will she find Ruth before it’s too late?

‘Thicker Than Water’ is a gripping thriller about family, belonging and revenge.

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US


Author Bio

A House Divided - rachel mcleanI’m Rachel McLean and I write thrillers and speculative fiction.

I’m told that the world wants upbeat, cheerful stories – well, I’m sorry but I can’t help. My stories have an uncanny habit of predicting future events (and not the good ones). They’re inspired by my work at the Environment Agency and the Labour Party and explore issues like climate change, Islamophobia, the refugee crisis and sexism in high places. All with a focus on how these impact individual people and families.

You can find out more about my writing, get access to deals and exclusive stories or become part of my advance reader team by joining my book club at rachelmclean.com/bookclub.

Social Media Links – Twitter | Facebook | Instagram


My Review

I have read Rachel McLean’s books before, and I noticed the writing style she has and the way she does it is such an amazing way that make us curious about the story and to learn more about this dystopian like world. And in “Thicker Than Water” we get that too.

From the blurb I know it would be, yet again, a book that would capture my attention from beginning to finish. And I was right. As we get into the story more with each page, we learn more about what happened and understand the world and the new society that is created.

Speaking about society, the characters were quite intriguing. The tension between them and the mystery surrounding them and the plot were one of the elements that made me enjoy the novel. Jess, Ben, Ruth… Each one of them with their own demons, ideas, goals… And of course things get an unexpected turn when strangers appear.

Overall, it was a action and thrilling packed journey, that has family, community, suspicion, betrayal, mystery and beliefs. The pace helped with the suspense and the well-written characters and plot kept me connected with the all storyline.

That all been said, I quite enjoyed the book and I won’t talk about it in detail because I recommend you all to check it out and get sucked in to this thrilling book, trying to discover the truth and uncover the mysteries.


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author and want me to do a review of your book you can go check out my Request Review page.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

And if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess