Book Review: Hurry Home

Hurry Home

By Roz Nay

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I’m so sad my second Roz Nay @roznay novel is over. I WANT MORE!

She has done it again, folks. Holy cow. What a thrill ride. I was fully engrossed from the beginning.

The characters are so REAL. So real. I didn’t even feel like I was reading a novel at all. I honestly was so into it that I had to stop and tell myself it wasn’t real. When certain things happened that I can say here I was in tears. And other times flabbergasted, and other times cheering.

What a plot too. Are there twists? You bet there are! God damn, one of my favorite twists ever in a book. And I didn’t see it coming, I really didn’t! It was so seamless and so well pulled off that I was shocked.

I wish I could go into details, but I want you to experience it all for yourself!

Get lost in this amazing thriller. Should I call it a domestic thriller? I’m not good with labels, but I’d say it is.

And once more for the people in the cheap seats — I WANT MORE! 😫 I don’t want it to be over. Genuinely.

Five massive stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ genius level writing, in my humble opinion.

Thank you to Netgalley and Crooked Lane books and Roz Nay for making this available to download and read. Go get it!

Book Review: The Chain

The Chain

Adrian McKinty

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Nothing short of five glorious stars! I devoured this book from start to finish! Read the first 60% in one day. Wouldn’t have put it down if I didn’t have to. Just a thrill ride. I love thrillers and this one was top class. It was hard to read at points being a parent myself and the awful scenarios taking place with children, but it was so good I couldn’t stop. I had to know what would happen.

What a concept too! We have your child, you have to pay us and then kidnap someone ELSE’S child and then when THEY pay and play the game properly you’ll get your kid back and so on and so on. Genius.

Loved learning about the creators of The Chain in the second half of the book, really added to the overall storyline.

Loved the ending. Really dug the intensity of the end.

Brutal book. Nightmarish book. Nightmarish scenarios. Brilliant.

Book Review: In Her Skin

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In Her Skin

By: Alex Kiester

My Rating: 5 Stars

This book was everything! I love thrillers and this did NOT disappoint. The characters were rich and enthralling. The story was well fleshed out and original. It kept me guessing from the beginning right up until the end. I honestly had no idea what was coming or how we were going to get there. And I did not figure out the ending or any of the twists! There were audible (no pun intended) gasps from me as pieces of the story were revealed. The characters and the story made me feel things! No one makes me feel my own feelings! Dang you, Alex!!

This is my first audio book ever. I can’t get in to audio books and I admit it makes me feel like I’m cheating when I attempt to listen to an audio book. I’m a reader, I should be physically reading the book! But, I have been following/friends of Alex Kiester on Instagram for many years now, eagerly anticipating her debut novel, following the process and cheering her on from afar as best I could and so when she announced it was picked up as an audible original I knew this would be my first audio book ever and I WOULD achieve my goal of actually listening to the entire thing…and I DID it! And it was AMAZING!

Alex, what a debut novel! It exceeded expectations and I cannot WAIT for book number two! And I will be cheering that process on just as heartily as I did the first one! Bravo! I’m so happy. And you know if the book comes out in physical form I’ll be the first in line to buy it and add it to my shelves!

5 huge stars!

Book Review: Slasher Crasher

Slasher Crasher

By: David Nora

I had a good time with this book! It was a lot though sometimes, which I think it was supposed to be. But it was a fun story and funny characters. I love a good slasher. Halloween/Mean Girls type storyline, that’s a winner! Sometimes it just seemed like it was trying just a little too hard. But it’s certainly obvious to me that David can write, and I look forward to his next novel!

Cover Reveal!! Roz Nay’s Hurry Home

If you don’t know, I’m Roz Nay’s biggest fan! LOVE LOVE LOVED her debut novel Our Little Secret, that went on to be an international bestseller! So I’ve been eagerly anticipating her next novel and it was just revealed today! Hurry Home. A new psychological thriller!

Here’s the blurb from the publisher!

From the bestselling author of Our Little Secretcomes a suspenseful new thriller featuring two estranged sisters desperate to keep their deepest and darkest secret where it belongs—in the past.

When I open the door, I see a face more than anything, the paleness of it stark against the dark hair. Long hair, familiar. Blue, damaged eyes. Immediately, I feel my knees might give out, like I might fall to the ground. I cover my mouth with both hands and stare.

It’s her. It’s Ruth Van Ness. My sister.

Alexandra Van Ness has the perfect life. She lives in an idyllic resort town tucked away in the Rocky Mountains, shares a designer loft with her handsome boyfriend, Chase, and has her dream job working in child protection. Every day, Alex goes above and beyond to save children at risk.

But when her long-lost sister, Ruth, unexpectedly shows up at her door asking for help, Alex’s perfect life is upended. Growing up, Ruth was always the troublemaker, pulling Alex into her messes, and this time will be no different. Their relationship is fraught with hurts and regrets from their childhood that bind them to silence, but they can’t outrun them forever.

Alex lets Ruth stay under one condition: we will never, ever, talk about the past. But when a local child is in danger, Alex becomes very involved and the secrets from long ago come back to haunt her with terrible consequences for everyone.

A gripping look at the inescapable bond between sisters—and the devastating cost of a single mistake—Hurry Home will keep readers guessing who is telling the truth and who is lying until the very last page.

Review: The Institute

The Institute

By Stephen King

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Wow was this a great story! Well written! Well thought out! Great ending! King you DID IT! You wrote a good ending to a book!! It’s unfortunate that I was in the middle of doing a Shakespeare show when this was released, so I didn’t have the time, mentally or physically to handle all the reading, so it was a slow go. It took me a month to read it, but so what? Easy five star read! Really great. Have to figure out where this will go in my list of King books!

Review: White Elephant

White Elephant

By Trish Harnetiaux

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I loved this little thriller. Comes in at under 300 pages so it’s a great length to just fly through!

One of my favorite things is that the chapters are small! Easily digestible. Easy to get through and feel you’ve accomplished a lot!

I liked that I didn’t like many of the characters! That’s fine by me, they’re interesting! I did like Zara, the pop star tho, that was a nice and interesting addition to the cast of characters.

I *did* very early on figure out who the murderer was, but I did *not* figure out who brought the murder weapon to the white elephant Christmas party! So that was a lot of fun. I thought I had it figured out, but I was wrong!

We have a couple white elephant parties every Christmas with my family christmases so this really added a nice touch for me, being a fan of the game to begin with. And then the viciousness of the some of participants was really enticing. And the brashness by which the main character, Claudine, goes about setting it up every year and demanding from her employees and especially this year with the famous pop star coming over is really great!

Five star read for me.