The Girl Across the Street by Vikki Patis Book Review

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this eBook by Netgalley and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

A twisty and heart pounding read!

Rating: 4/5

Book Insight: Isla has many secrets despite the picture perfect life that everyone else sees. However an accident brings Beth into her life to her at the perfect time. Isla doesn’t have to hide anything from her, Beth saw the problems before she ever voiced them out loud. Now Isla and Beth must find a way to figure out how to navigate through the darkness that is Isla’s life and their friendship might just be their lifeline.

The Good: Vikki Patis is a very skilled writer and is able to shock her reader even when they think they have it all figured out. Most of the book I felt I knew the twists, but I was totally wrong. This was one of those plots that may start slow, but once it gets going it doesn’t stop. I loved the depth of all of the characters and felt that there was just enough detail to really see them as people. I love how she handled controversial subjects within the story with such class.

The Bad: I wasn’t hooked in the beginning. I felt that the prologue was sort of weak and I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to get into this book, however Patis brought it together with an ending I never saw coming.

Should you buy it?: Yes, definitely! I can’t wait to read more from this author!

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The House Wife by Valerie Keogh Book Review

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this eBook by Netgalley and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

A definite page turner!

Rating: 4/5

Book Insight: Diane is a wife and doting mother that has been through a lot, and after a recent breakdown her memory seems to have blocked quite a bit out. So much so that it starts interfering with her day to day life. She starts forgetting simple tasks and finds sleep doesn’t come easily anymore. Is something dark going on right under her nose? Or is she losing her mind and headed for another breakdown?

The Good: This story line was gripping from the first page. I immediately wanted to know what was going on. Valerie Keogh did an amazing job of building an addictive plot. The main characters were described flawlessly and I was really able to picture them and the story playing out as I was reading. And OMG y’all…the epilogue gave me chills. It was executed brilliantly.

The Bad: Although the plot of the book was extremely interesting there were quite a few parts that were very slow moving. Also, it was quite a predictable ending, but still enjoyable nonetheless.

Should you buy it?: I say go for it! I’d love to have it on my shelf! 😊

Do No Harm by L.V. Hay Book Review

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this eBook by Netgalley and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Suspenseful, Twisty, and Addictive!

Rating: 5/5

Book Insight: Lily has finally found new love after being in a marriage with obsessive and jealous Maxwell. Her new love interest, Sebastian, is the complete opposite of Maxwell in every way and Lily is so glad to finally have a chance at a new life for her and her son. She marries Sebastian quickly and things start falling apart just as fast. Maxwell doesn’t seem to want Lily to move on without him. Will Lily and Sebastian be able to face the dark events that wait for them after their wedding?

The Good: This was a pacy and beautifully written book. I literally lost sleep because I just had to finish it. I could not put it down! The story had so many twists and turns that made you want to keep reading. The author was able to keep me guessing wrong until the very end. Usually I am able to figure out and predict the ending in these types of stories, but not on this one! I knew from the first page that I would be hooked. The characters all had just enough depth to them that you felt like you knew them. L. V. Hay has an unbeatable talent as an author and I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The Bad: I may have gotten whiplash from all of the twists! Okay just joking, but seriously I have nothing bad to say which is actually rare because I am a picky reader.

Should you buy it?: YES, YES, A MILLION TIMES YES! I can’t wait to add it to my collection!

After He Died by Michael J. Malone Book Review

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this eBook in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 4/5

Book Insight: Paula Gadd just lost her husband of almost thirty years. As any widow is, she is distraught and drowning with grief. Soon after his death she quickly begins to realize the man she was married to may not be who she thought he was. It’s possible that whatever he has done is putting her in grave danger, and she must find out exactly who her husband was, because her life might just depend on it.

The Good: I really enjoyed the solidness of this book’s story line. As soon as I read the synopsis of the book I couldn’t wait to dive in. The book starts out with gripping information and you are almost able to put yourself in the shoes of the grieving widow of Thomas Gadd. I love the dimension of Paula Gadd’s character and at first it is easy to wonder if she may just be going a little crazy with grief. Once I started this book I was anticipating the outcome and Michael J. Malone was able to keep me guessing as I read on and he tied everything together perfectly. Also, I just can’t express the love I have for that cover! It really drew me in when I saw it!

The Bad: The book had several parts at which it went on and on about unnecessary plot points. There were several pages I feel I could have skipped and still gotten the whole story.

Should you buy it?: I would definitely purchase and add it to my bookshelf! Especially if you like plot twists! 😉