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.

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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.

Review: The Girl on the Porch

The Girl on the Porch

By Richard Chizmar

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

You know, I think I’d go 4.5 stars overall. I liked the brevity and the pace, but at times I wished he’d flesh out the characters a bit more. Would have made the reveal a bit more impactful. Also SO thankful I didn’t call the reveal correctly cause sometimes that wouldn’t ruin it for me, but in this case it would have.

Overall absolutely loved it! Was 100% into it and read it fast!

Three Favorite King Books

IT – what can I say? I love this book. Currently rereading it and I love it again. I just love how massive in scope it is and how much it covers and how magical it is and how real it is too. I love the connection between the losers club, I love the villain Pennywise, I love the city, I love imagining what it was like to be a kid in the 50’s. It’s all so good. And every time Georgie dies either in the movie or the book it just kills me.

Pet Sematary – it’s so good. I read it and was blown away by how good it was. How scary it was. How sad it was. Are most Stephen King books a little bloated? Yes. Pet Sematary isn’t! It’s trim and precise and perfect. Probably his tightest book overall. Just perfection.

The Long Walk – what can I say that hasn’t been said? It’s such an amazing character study. It’s so symbolic and so rich. It’s so scary in a real way and a subtle way, I’d say? The kids are so interesting and to think WHY they’re doing what they’re doing just blows my mind. And to see them talk about life and each other and uuugh it’s so good! Read it. Everyone should read it. Is Pet Sematary to scary for some people? Yes. Is IT too long for some people? Yes. But The Long Walk should be read by EVERYONE!

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I’m gonna post my bottom four King books (of the ones I’ve read so far) later tonight and I can’t wait 😈😈😈😈😈😈 I hope people react. Bring it. That’s why we’re here on a book blog right? To talk about books. So let’s do it!

Book Review: Someone We Know

Someone We Know

Shari LaPena

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Solid, easy to fly through, page turner! Shari has my attention with every book she writes, and this one was no exception!

In the opening chapter someone is murdered and we experience that murder through the eyes of the killer. Then we spend the rest of the book trying to figure out who did it!

There’s a quiet neighborhood in upstate New York, but there’s a new couple, Robert and Amanda, and Amanda is very attractive and an unabashed flirt. Then she’s murdered. Did the husband, Robert, do it? Clearly, most husbands do. But did he? Or did neighbors Paul and Olivia or their 16 year old son, Raleigh, who’s been caught breaking into neighbors houses and poking around their computers? Or maybe more neighbors Glenda and Keith or their 16 year old Adam, who has recently spiraled out of control with his drinking? Could be the neighbors Larry and Becky. Robert knows Amanda was having multiple affairs, it was probably one of them, right? Detectives Webb and Moen have to figure it out.

Super easy to read. I read 80, 80, 110, and 30 pages to finish it off.

Who doesn’t love a good domestic thriller, murder mystery?

5 stars!

Book Review: Miracle Creek

Miracle Creek

Angie Kim

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I made it to 50% towards my Goodreads goal with wrapping up Miracle Creek! 35/70 🤘👍

Five stars for Miracle Creek! And yes, I did like the ending @angiekimask ! Thought it was a brilliant, thought provoking, emotional book and especially the ending. Young was the MVP of the book. A strong, ethical woman, which I’m not sure a lot of women would be able to be if push came to shove and they were in Young’s situation! Which made me appreciate it more.

Great read, thank you, Angie! And amazing debut book! Wow, congratulations! 🎉