Verity by Colleen Hoover

CaptureBook Title: Verity
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Thriller
Pub Date: 12/07/2018
5 STARS ★★★★★

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Okay so let’s talk about Verity! Colleen Hoover you have done it again and I cannot get enough! 🤩. Verity was creepy, dark, and simply unforgettable.

I am a huge CoHo fan and although this one is completely different than her normal style, she rocked it! I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect and I should apologize for ever doubting her. She was able to give us a riveting thriller while still putting her touch of a little romance in the mix. I’m not going to say anymore because I think you just need to pick up and devour it for yourself!

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

Book Title: All We Ever Wanted
Author: Emily Giffin
Genres: Fiction, Chick Lit
Pub Date: 06/26/2018
4 STARS ★★★★

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Thank you to Netgalley and Ballantine Books for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have always been a fan of Emily Giffin and have read numerous books by her so going into All We Ever Wanted I had high expectations. Giffin did not let me down.

Imagine you have a son who is basically perfect in your eyes. (Maybe you actually have said son.) Well imagine that your little boy is accused of sharing a picture that contains a half naked girl with a racist caption. What would you do? What would you think?

Nina’s son Finch has been accused of doing just that.

The chapters alternate between Nina, Finch, Lyla (the girl in the picture), Lyla’s dad Tom, and Nina’s husband Kirk. The various view points was a phenomenal idea on Giffin’s part because it made you continuously question who was telling the truth.

Sexual assault/harassment has been front and center in the recent news thus this plot could not be more relevant. There are so many different topics that are weaved throughout and are wonderfully done. It will hit you hard. I feel confident enough to say that much.

The Secret by K.L. Slater

capture1Book Title: The Secret
Author: K.L. Slater
Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Pub Date: 07/27/2018
5 STARS ★★★★★

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Thank you to Netgalley and Bookouture for my e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

K.L. Slater has a way about her writing that just pulls me right in and all I want to do is read straight through to the end. The Secret was no different. If I didn’t have to go about my normal every day life, I would have stayed in my comfy reading spot and finished this book faster.

Alice and Louise are sister who as children were close but as adults they could not be more different. They both are struggling in their own ways but neither seems to share their struggles with the other. Louise hides behind her perfect hair and her stylish clothes. While Alice is filled with immense anxiety and grief over the loss of a former love.

Alice’s 8 year old nephew, Archie, has a secret. One that could turn his family’s world upside down if revealed.

I became so invested in the different characters of this story. Alice, in particular, was someone I felt deeply for. Having faced a number of upsetting situations which lead to her slowly secluding herself but she starts to pull herself out of seclusion for her nephew and a mystery man on the daily tram.

There were a few twists that I did not see coming and that made enjoy this book even more. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good thriller to read.

Our House by Louise Candlish

CaptureBook Title: Our House
Author: Louise Candlish
Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Pub Date: 08/07/2018
3 STARS ★★★

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Thank you to Netgalley and Berkley for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

It took me awhile to actually write this review because I was rather conflicted. I wanted to like Our House – the cover is beautiful, the premise is brilliant, but something just did not click for me. *sigh*

The story begins by Fiona returning home from a weekend away to find another family living in HER house. Fiona is understandably confused and panicked so she calls her husband, Bram, to sort everything out. But Bram is no where to be found! Where is Bram? Where are their children? What is going on?

So as you can see, the premise is quite brilliant but I would not categorize this as a thriller. It did not keep me on my toes like a normal thriller or suspense novel would. It was rather predictable which drove me insane and the main characters were not likable.

The ending actually was rather interesting but the middle seemed to dragged. I would say this is more of a domestic thriller. If that is what you are looking for then pick this up.

BOOK TOUR: Speak of the Devil by Britney King

SPEAK-OF-THE-DEVIL-COVER-1667x2500 (1)Book Title: Speak of the Devil
Author: Britney King
Genres: Fiction, Thriller
Pub Date: 10/04/2018
4 STARS ★★★★

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Okay, so if you have not heard of Britney King then PLEASE do yourself a favor and pick up one her books!

After reading her last book, The Replacement Wife, I was begging to know more about the New Hope church and I must not have been the only one because King released Speak of the Devil which dives right into the nitty gritty details of the church. Recruiting members to join the church is typically a major part of religion but the New Hope church has a very different way of recruiting members.

Vanessa Bolton is a siren of the church who uses her sexuality to engage prospective members. She is a trained to seduce, lie, manipulate, and play upon to human emotion to do whatever it is necessary to benefit the church. When Vanessa finds herself tasked with a new client, Elliot, who is a chemist, she is has to pull out all the stops to get what the church wants. The church believes that Elliot will lead the church to groundbreaking success.

Quickly Vanessa finds herself feeling differently toward her client, Elliot. He has treated her with nothing but respect and kindness. But what about her family and the church? Is she willing to risk it all to protect this man?

Britney King did a wonderful job with Speak of the Devil and although it is different than The Replacement Wife and The Social Affair, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters felt original which resonated with me. The chapters are sort and a quick read so pick this one up when you have a chance!

Thank you to Britney King for the advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. As always, it was my pleasure!

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* PUB DAY * Speak of the Devil by Britney King

HeroSOTDbannerTitle: Speak of the Devil: A Psychological Thriller
Author: Britney King
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release: October 4, 2018
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SYNOPSIS: Speak of the Devil is a captivating, darkly satiric psychological thriller which offers readers another savage look into a utopian cultish society where beauty and perfection are valued at all costs and it’s best to keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

In the upscale suburb where Vanessa Bolton lives, she’s your average suburban housewife.

She does her grocery shopping on Tuesday, Thursday mornings are reserved for Pilates, Sundays for church. At home, she’s an impeccable housekeeper and a mother with a mediocre track record.

But in discreet hotel rooms throughout the city, she can be whatever you want her to be—provided you can afford the hourly fee.

In the rapidly expanding cult to which she belongs, Vanessa has been assigned the role of a “Siren”—a recruiter trained to use seduction to elicit compliance from her marks.

Vanessa’s latest assignment—an unsuspecting chemist merely looking for something without strings—proves to be her toughest yet. Unwilling to neatly slide into the roles society has prescribed for them, the two collide in a sensual and savage affair that threatens not only their own lives but also those they seek to protect most.

Featuring “tantalizing suspense, pulse-pounding danger, sex, and double-dealing,” Speak of the Devil is a timely and riveting psychological thriller that is impossible to put down.

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A15u02ggKQL._UX250_ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Britney King lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, children, two dogs, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a pear tree.

When she’s not wrangling the things mentioned above, she writes psychological, domestic and romantic thrillers set in suburbia.

Currently, she’s writing three series and several standalone novels.

The Bedrock Series features an unlikely heroine who should have known better. Turns out, she didn’t. Thus she finds herself tangled in a messy, dangerous, forbidden love story and face-to-face with a madman hell-bent on revenge. The series has been compared to Fatal Attraction, Single White Female, and Basic Instinct.

The Water Series follows the shady love story of an unconventional married couple—he’s an assassin—she kills for fun. It has been compared to a crazier book version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Also, Dexter.

Around The Bend is a heart-pounding standalone, which traces the journey of a well-to-do suburban housewife, and her life as it unravels, thanks to the secrets she keeps. If she were the only one with things she wanted to keep hidden, then maybe it wouldn’t have turned out so bad. But she wasn’t.

The With You Series at its core is a deep love story about unlikely friends who travel the world; trying to find themselves, together and apart. Packed with drama and adventure along with a heavy dose of suspense, it has been compared to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Love, Rosie.

The Social Affair is an intense standalone about a timeless couple who find themselves with a secret admirer they hadn’t bargained for. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, the novel explores what can happen when privacy is traded for convenience. It is reminiscent of films such as One Hour Photo and Play Misty For Me.

Without a doubt, connecting with readers is the best part of this gig. You can find Britney online here:

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Lies by T.M. Logan

Book Title: Lies
Author: T.M. Logan
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
Pub Date:  09.11.18
4 STARS ★★★★

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Thank you St. Martin’s Press for an advanced reader’s copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

Lies dragged me in right from the beginning and kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end. It was fast paced and fun to read. I even surprised myself with how much I would read in one sitting.

Joe Lynch is a relatable guy – the kind you would root for in a tough situation. And boy, oh boy has he found himself in one.

Joe has the picture perfect family – his loving wife Mel and their wonderful son William. One day while driving home William spots his Mummy’s car and begs Joe to stop to see her. Not wanting to upset William and also wondering why his wife is at a hotel, Joe pulls over. He ventures into the hotel looking for her and finds her arguing with her best friend’s husband. Strange…

Obviously put off by the situation, Joe decides to intervene and that is where everything comes crashing down.

As I mentioned earlier in this review, Joe is someone I felt like you would want to win. You want him to be able to pull himself through the difficult situations and I found myself basically talking to Joe and trying to come up with ideas to help up. I thought Lies was going to be just like every other psychological thriller that has been hitting the shelves recently but I was pleasantly surprised. T.M. Logan was able to put this one in a category of its own. I loved the way social media was brought into it. This made is feel realistic and being someone who dabbles in different social media platforms, it allowed me to feel connected to Joe.

Definitely worth the read!