Tag: Mystery/Thriller

The Girl On The Train

The Girl On The Train

What an awesome debut from Ms. Hawkins! I’ll admit, I’d never heard of The Girl on the Train until I saw the previews for the film. And since I’m a big fan of the lead actress who’ll play the main protagonist, Rachel Watson, in the movie (Emily Blunt), I immediately put the book on hold at my local library… along with every other resident of Winston-Salem, I think. But the weeks-long wait to get a copy was well worth it!   Rachel Watson is an odd protagonist. The reader almost pities her. Her husband cheated on her, divorced her for […]

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Deception Island

Deception Island

What can I say about Brynn Kelly’s novel, Deception Island? Well, maybe: Holy Cow! No, that doesn’t cover it. It seriously Blew. Me. Away. I didn’t have any real expectations going into the novel, mainly because I’ve never read the author’s work before. I definitely didn’t expect to love the book as much as I did. I had trouble putting it down and cracked open an energy drink at one in the morning so I could stay awake and finish it.   The plot was unique and had several twists and turns throughout. Yes, I picked up on some clues […]

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122 Rules

122 Rules

So, I was asked to review a book. Not a total surprise since I sometimes do that. But not just any book… one far outside my “normal” comfort zone. But not too far. I do love the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child, so when I was asked to read 122 Rules by Deek Rhew—his debut mystery-suspense-thriller novel—I was quick to say yes.   And, you know what? I was quick to fall in love with the book too.   Deek Rhew has a unique voice that I found very easy to read. The words flowed into each other nicely, […]

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#Hackers 2: In Too Deep by Sherry D. Fic..

#Hackers 2: In Too Deep by Sherry D. Ficklin

Okay, I’m a couple of days late getting this up, but better late than never, huh? Cuz, I definitely wanted to help spread my good friend, and awesome author, Sherry Ficklin’s release. The #Hacker Novels by Sherry D. Ficklin have gotten a lot of attention since the first book Playing With Fire released last month. Clean Teen Publishing is excited to announce that now readers can dive deeper into the world of a young hacker in book two— In Too Deep. Hang on to your keyboards, because trouble is only a keystroke away. If you haven’t started reading this young […]

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Selling Scarlett by Ella James

Selling Scarlett by Ella James

I have one major caveat; it was not a contemporary romance in my opinion. I think if someone was looking for a straight contemporary romance they would be disappointed (although, I don’t know how they could be—“Selling Scarlett is such a great book). The romance factor—and there is romance in the book, don’t write it off just yet—doesn’t take center stage like a reader would expect in a normal contemporary romance. I almost took a star off my rating because of this factor…but I just couldn’t do it. More on that later.   “Selling Scarlett” is SO MUCH more than […]

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