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TWO SISTERS LOST IN A COULEE READING

Home of the Traveling Sisters! Two sisters coming together and sharing their love of books and reviews with their Traveling Sisters!

Review by Norma: The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre #BookReview #travelingsistersread

The GhostwriterThe Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stunning Stars!  THE GHOSTWRITER was a spectacular read that left me absolutely speechless upon finishing it and was quickly placed into my favourite reads shelf for 2017!

THE GHOSTWRITER by ALESSANDRA TORRE is a beautifully written novel that is so emotionally moving about a famous romance novelist Helena Ross that wasn’t always the most likeable person but definitely the most interesting and in the end she totally captured my heart.  I have never been so moved and touched by a novel before like I was with this one.

ALESSANDRA TORRE delivers an extremely impressive, well-written, well-paced and touching story here with well-developed characters that was interesting, heartbreaking and captivating to read.  I was totally engrossed in this novel from start to finish and it was extremely hard for me to put down.

The way that this story was written is one of my absolute favourite ways as I love books that are about writers and stories within stories as I find them so fascinating and so interesting to read.  I also really enjoy when an author drops little shocking tidbits of truth along the way for us to pick up on and chew over which always keeps me guessing and eagerly waiting in anticipation of what is coming next.  I like not knowing what is coming next until it is right upon us and then when the big reveal happens I am totally blown away.

What an emotional and powerful end for a beautifully written book that I won’t soon forget!  Would highly recommend!!

This was an absolutely wonderful book to have shared and discussed with our Traveling Sisters and I thoroughly enjoyed the reading experience! Thank you ladies!!

Thank you so much to NetGalley, DCA, and Alessandra Torre for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review.

 

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The Boat Runner by Devin Murphy #BookReview #travelingsistersread

The Boat RunnerThe Boat Runner by Devin Murphy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 Stars

Traveling Sisters Review by Brenda with Lindsay, Susanne and Jennifer

I read The Boat Runner with three of my Traveling Sisters and we were split into different coulees with this one. Some of spilt in the all my heart and emotion Lush Coulee and the rest of us were lost in the overwhelmed Dreary Coulee.

The Boat Runner is an ambitious original heartbreaking heavy story of personal tragedy for our main character 14-year-old Jacob. When we first meet Jacob things started off a little slow for us as we see and get comfortable with Jacob’s comfortable life and his strong relationship with his brother and parents. Very quickly personal tragedy hits Jacob and his family and we are surrounded by grief, loss, and guilt. This is where we slowing started making our way out of the coulee with half of us separating into the Lush Coulee and the other half getting lost in the Dreary Coulee. So much is thrown at Jacob and very quickly the story became overwhelming with the relentless grief and sadness for some of us. For the sisters lost and really enjoying the Lush Coulee they were drawn to the the intense emotion and felt like they were living through this devastating time with Jacob and were completely immersed in his life.

Devin Murphy does a good job creating strong characters faced with tough decisions that had us thinking, questioning and discussing their choices. We enjoyed discussing and seeing how differently we felt towards this story

The Boat Runner left us all feeling exhausted but in different ways. The sisters in the Lush Coulee were left feeling exhausted in a good way making this one an unforgettable story and the rest of us exhausted and just wanting to get out of the Dreary Coulee. We all still highly recommend this one.

Thank you to Edelweiss, Harper Perennial and Devin Murphy for a copy to read and review.

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Lindsay’s Review

4.5 stars!

This was a gripping, heart wrenching and heart pounding WWII story. I am emotionally exhausted after finishing this book.

This novel follows Jacob, a 14 year-old Dutch boy who lives through countless wartime atrocities. He is forced to make major life decisions with a conflicted heart and mind. I grew attached to each and every character throughout Jacob’s journey – the author, Devin Murphy, did an outstanding job with character development. I was completely captivated by Jacob in this coming-of- age story – I was rooting for him from start to finish. I found myself fully immersed in his situation, feeling his pain over the many personal losses he faced, contemplating his confusing life changing decisions, struggling to find the strength to have hope and continue on.

Murphy did a phenomenal job pulling me right into the emotion of this devastating, yet engrossing journey. My heart was pounding with intensity during several parts of this traumatic and unforgettable debut novel. There were a couple sections that started to drag (only very slightly) but they picked right back up soon after. This story was a slower paced build up, but well worth the wait!

A big thank you to Edelweiss, Harper Perennial and Devin Murphy for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review! I am already highly anticipating this author’s next work!

 

 

 

**Blog Tour Review** The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen #travelingsistersread #BookReview

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Hello everyone and thank you so much for stopping by!  We are so excited to be a part of the blog tour for The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen and share our Traveling Sisters Review with you along with our Traveling Sisters Kaceey, Susanne, and Lindsay’s individual reviews, who also read this book with us.  For some of us Traveling Sisters this was one of our favorite books that we have read in 2017 and one of the most anticipated releases for 2018.  If you’re a fan of psychological thrillers, this is not one to miss.  We all highly recommend!

The Traveling Sisters ~ Norma and Brenda! xxoo

Thanks to St. Martin’s Press for the advanced copy and blog tour spot in exchange for a review!

THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (Releasing January 9th, 2018)

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Book Description:

A novel of suspense that explores the complexities of marriage and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement.
You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves.
You will assume the first wife was a disaster and that the husband was well rid of her.
You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships.
Assume nothing.

Discover the next blockbuster novel of suspense, and get ready for the read of your life.

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The Wife Between UsThe Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars!

Traveling Sisters Review by Brenda and Norma

We read The Wife Between Us with three of our Traveling Sisters Kaceey, Susanne and Lindsay.

The Wife Between Us is an angst driven, clever, gripping, suspenseful and not your typical domestic psychological thriller novel that was an absolutely thrilling and exciting read. We went into this one thinking we were going to be prepared to look outside of the box and figure out some of those shocking twists. We had our game on and we were on the lookout for those clues that were so brilliantly executed with only Norma picking up on one right from the start. Brenda should have too!

It started off a bit slow as we were waiting to pick up on those oh so subtle clues, and the questions started building up for us. We thought we were ready and then the first shocking and unforgettable twist came and we all were left speechless with only one word to say, “WOW”. Well except for Norma who was feeling pretty proud of yourself for picking up on the clue for that one. After that initial shock we started questioning how the authors were going to pull it off with this twisty plot and we really enjoyed the discussion that brought on.

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen have done such a fantastic job here with this complicated, complex and compelling storyline, creating a fascinating unreliable character here with Vanessa. We questioned her motives, her history and her husband and their relationship. We didn’t know who to trust and we tried not to make assumptions and that left us questioning everyone. The authors do such a great job with this unique and riveting novel, cleverly revealing the right pieces of the puzzle to us at the right time which were so brilliantly delivered. Allowing us to only see those pieces after reading it and leaving us discussing just how cleverly plotted this story really was.

We all found this to be a fun, fast-paced, exciting, enjoyable and a compelling read and we all absolutely loved this reading experience! That ending was absolutely phenomenal and Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen we all agree that you both definitely pulled it off! Highly recommend!!

Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press and Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen for an ARC of this novel to read and review.

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Kaceey’s Review

4.5*
When a book can create a buzz…when my sense of anxiety notches up! I know I’ve come across a great read!

This fantastic new release by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen did just that for me! With a constant aura of anticipation and unease, (Just what we love when reading a thriller!) I breezed through the pages.

I was reminded partially through, (thank you Brenda!) that a wicked twist lay ahead. Yet even with a heads-up, I never saw it coming! Whaaat??!! And bonus…there were plenty more to come!

A fantastic, mind-bending thriller dealing with… marriage, divorce and the other woman (not necessarily in that order!). And well, I’ll just stop there! I won’t keep rattling on and risk giving anything away. Trust me, the less you know going in, the more you’ll enjoy this one!
And be forewarned – you’ll want to clear your schedule. Once you start, you won’t want to put this one down! A great collaboration from Ms. Hendricks and Ms. Pekkanen. An exciting new writing duo in the thriller arena. Can’t wait for their next release!!

Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press and Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen for an ARC of this novel to read and review.

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Susanne’s Review

4.5 Stars* (rounded up).

Chilling and Thrilling! It will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Take notice friends. This is the next best seller.

“The Wife Between Us” is compelling and absolutely riveting. This is the story of Vanessa, Richard and Nellie, whom you think you know oh so well, but the truth is, no one is ever who you think they are. And what I will tell you is that this book will have you looking over your shoulder, questioning everything – including yourselves.

I was freaked out from the start. Breathless, uncomfortable and a little afraid. My stomach was in knots, I was gripped in fear and yet I was unable to stop. I was like a mouse with a piece of cheese. I couldn’t get enough of the characters, especially of Vanessa, her angst, her needs and her fears. And just like the mouse, I got trapped. Trapped in the mystery. Trapped in the most idiosyncratic read ever. Loving every second of it.

“The Wife Between Us” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen is a phenomenal psychological thriller. It will be the must read thriller of 2018. It was addictive and completely captivating. The writing was brilliant and the fact that two authors wrote this together and did so seamlessly is one heck of a feat.

Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press and Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

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Lindsay’s Review

3.5 stars!

This was a twisty and suspenseful thriller that had my jaw-dropping from start to finish.

The authors, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanan, did a fantastic job creating an intriguing plot with many clever and shocking twists and turns. I loved the element of surprise that hit me a few times throughout the story – I was caught completely off guard!  Fantastic job to these authors for building up the suspense and presenting some completely unexpected and mind-blowing cliffhangers at the end of
each section!

Overall, I enjoyed this novel, but did find some parts became slightly repetitive and the pace dragged at a few points. I enjoyed and felt satisfied with the ending, though I wasn’t ‘wowed’ by it. I did find some of the dialogue and characters’ thoughts seemed unnatural.

This unique and entertaining story was a quick and easy read that I breezed through with my Traveling Sisters.

A big thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press and the authors, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanan, for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins #BookReview #travelingsistersread

Now That You Mention ItNow That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Traveling Sisters Group Read by Norma with Brenda, Melisa, Susanne, Diane, and Sarah

4 stars from Norma!  This was my very first Kristan Higgins novel and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it.  There were a few scenes within this novel that had me laughing so hard that my tummy hurt!  Even though some aspects of this novel was heartbreaking to read it was also very touching and heartwarming.

Brenda didn’t share in my enjoyment and thoughts on this one and she packed up her books and hightailed it out of the coulee, leaving me lost in the coulee all by lonesome to write this sister review.  I will refrain from expressing too much of my excitement within this review as to not trigger a rant from my normally very positive sister.  For me and my sisters (minus Brenda) we mostly all had similar thoughts on NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT and pretty much enjoyed this one all the same.

NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT by KRISTAN HIGGINS is an interesting, entertaining, humorous, and a light-hearted fun read that had some laugh out loud moments mixed in with some heavy themes to lighten the mood.  There were a lot of issues going on here as we were following Nora’s journey as she comes to terms with her past, her family, and making peace within her own life.

KRISTAN HIGGINS delivers an intriguing and captivating story here with unique and complex characters that was told in the first person narrative from our main character Nora. She was a very likeable and interesting character that was easy to relate to.

To sum it all up it was an enjoyable, entertaining, and a quick read with a satisfying ending!  Would recommend if you love a little grit within your romance novels but there was a little too much grit and serious subjects that was taken a little too lightly here for my dear sister, Brenda.

Publishing Date:  December 26, 2017

Thank you so much to NetGalley, Harlequin, and Kristan Higgins for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review!

 

Look for Me by Lisa Gardner @LisaGardnerBks #BookReview #travelingsistersread

Look for Me (Detective D.D. Warren, #9)Look for Me by Lisa Gardner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Traveling Sisters Review by Norma and Brenda with Susanne, Kaceey, Melissa, Diane S., Holly and Mackey.

LOOK FOR ME (Detective D.D. Warren #9) by LISA GARDNER is an intriguing, suspenseful, and a compelling read that is a race against time police procedural featuring our all-time favorite character Detective D.D. Warren, who teams up with survivor turned avenger Flora Dane.  We all absolutely loved that she teamed up with D.D. and it was one of our favorite aspects of this novel. The witty humor, the snarky comebacks, and the dynamics between D.D. and Flora was such a good balance to the heart-wrenching storyline. They both brought out their own unique characteristics, making them the perfect entertaining team.

Even though some of us thought that the ending was a little predictable it did have us interested and guessing right from the very start and we all really enjoyed playing detective with this one.

There are a few authors that Brenda and I thoroughly enjoy and it doesn’t matter to us if their books are predictable or not, we just are so excited to read the book that we savour every moment as we are reading it.  We like to follow along and learn things as they are revealed to us as the characters learn them.

LISA GARDNER delivers a well-written, well-paced and a cleverly-plotted storyline here that is told to us in three main voices between Detective D.D. Warren, C.I. Flora Dane, and the missing girl, Roxy.  Roxy’s perspective was uniquely told to us via essay excerpts that she wrote for a school assignment that was titled The Perfect Family. We all thought this was very gut-wrenching and well executed adding tension to the story for us as it gave us a first-hand look into Roxy’s life, her family and the foster care system which stirred up quite a few emotions for us.  We felt sad, shocked, and anger towards the foster home in this story.

Overall, this was another great addition to this series and we look forward to reading the next book, hoping that Flora Dane will also show another appearance!  Would recommend!

Expected Publishing Date:  February 8, 2018

Thank you so much to Edelweiss, Dutton, and Lisa Gardner for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review!

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Kaceey’s Review

What is the perfect family?

A question young Roxy struggles to answer.
When it became her responsibility to raise her younger siblings, Lola and Manny. When she’s taken out of her home only to be placed in a more dangerous situation – foster care. After her family is wiped out in a heartbeat. A heavy burden to be sure.

Detective DD Warren is called in to find the monster who massacred Roxy’s family. Curiously, Roxy and the two family dogs have gone missing. It’s become a race against time for the good detective to find them. While raising yet another major question… Is Roxy running because she’s guilty of these heinous murders? Or is she terrified she’ll be the final victim?

As Flora, a survivor herself, entrenches herself within the investigation, she becomes DD’s newest CI and quickly jumps in to assist in the search (in ways DD cannot)!

This is a long standing series that I have always enjoyed. Unfortunately, somehow I missed the two books prior to this release….not sure how that happened! I’m usually fastidious about reading books in order. There was some back-story I missed on Flora, but Lisa Gardner does a great job filling in the gaps. So if you are new to the series, no worries! You can jump right in!

Just be aware…there are certain parts that were difficult to read that dealt with the abuse of children, and some frightening elements of the foster care system.

But overall it was a great addition to the series and I’ll definitely go back and read the two books I inadvertently skipped over. Oops!

A traveling sister read with Brenda, Norma, Susanne, Diane, Melissa, Holly and Mackey!!

Thank you to Edelweiss and Dutton for an ARC to review

 

Home by Harlan Coben #BookReview #travelingsistersread

Home (Myron Bolitar #11)Home by Harlan Coben

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

  • Traveling Sisters review by Brenda with Kaceey

Home is another fantastic, enjoyable, and excellent read by the master of mystery thrillers and our much loved author Harlan Coben. Oh how we missed you and we have no excuse waiting so long to read this exciting, gripping and heartwarming story. While maybe we do because this one was the perfect time to have read this one and a much needed read from some of the thrillers we have been reading. Kaceey and I read this one at lightening speed with only work standing in our way to get through this one as fast as we could turn the pages.

Home is the 11th book in the Myron Bolitar series and it’s the first time we see into the perspective of Win. We really enjoyed getting a look into Win’s head and thoughts and seeing just how much heart he really has. We think this series and the characters just gets better and better.

Home is an action-packed mystery thriller with a complex plot and some real emotions brought to the story. Harlan Coben does a fantastic job bringing out some emotions here from our very loved memorable character here. We loved the warm, loyal friendships, and family relationships that are brought into this story. We really love the relationship with his parents and that was so warming to see in a thriller. We were very happy to see the gang of colorful and quirky friends that always leave us laughing out loud. We could feel how much all the characters loved each other and it really made this one feel like “home” for them all.

Harlan Coben does a great job building tension and suspense to the story that grabbed our attention right from the start and then skillfully settles things down a bit allowing us to think and guess what is up ahead. We were looking and thought we were ready for his signature surprising final twist but like always for us we were left shocked and excited that once again the king of twists delivers an unexpected final twist. We were left stunned and speechless with only left thinking “We never saw that coming”. We highly recommend.

 

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman #BookReview #travelingsistersread

The Rules of MagicThe Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

Traveling Sisters review by Brenda with Norma, Jennifer, JanB, Victoria, Berit, Dana, Marialyce and Nikki

I read The Rules of Magic with eight of my Traveling Sisters and we all found this to be a very magical reading experience.

The Rules of Magic is a spellbinding, heartfelt and heartbreaking, insightful, sad and beautiful story that was so full of emotion for all of us.  The story started off a little rocky for some of us at first as we were getting to know the Owens siblings.  A lot was being told to us all at once but once we let that go and felt the magic within the storyline we were able to escape into this magical world of love, courage and a family curse. For the rest of the sisters they were enchanted right from the start with this magically written story.

Alice Hoffman does a fantastic job here creating unique, quirky characters each of them with some danger to them. The tension builds as each deals with their own personal conflict and we loved their bond and support they had for each other. We all loved the animals in this story that made such wonderful characters themselves with their bonded relationship with one of the siblings.

We all felt a strong message throughout this story of love more, not less in so many different ways and that brought out such a wonderful discussion amongst each other. We dug deep into Hoffman’s insightful words and shared with each other the messages we each got from the stories allowing us to look at it differently had we read it on our own.  We savored our discussion reading experience as we talked about the joy, love, loss, sorrow, acceptance, courage and support we felt within this wonderful story.  We will be thinking of this discussion and this story for awhile.  We highly recommend for group reads!

Thank you NetGalley, Simon and Schuster Canada, and Alice Hoffman for a copy to read and review.

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Norma’s Review

5 brilliant stars for this magically written story!

I absolutely loved everything about this book and savoured every single word that was written.

THE RULES OF MAGIC by ALICE HOFFMAN was a fantastic, endearing, and a spellbinding novel that was an absolute joy to read.  It was a touching, heartbreaking, heartwarming, and a powerful story with a strong message of love and courage within the pages of this book.  I absolutely love a little bit of magical realism within my books but I think there was so much more to this story than that.  The words written were just as magical as the magic within the story.

This was a Traveling Sisters Group Read that we all absolutely raved over and didn’t want it to end. I was quickly drawn into the magical world of the Owen’s family and the family curse. Would highly recommend!!

Thank you so much to NetGalley, Simon and Schuster Canada, and Alice Hoffman for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review!

 

The Hush by John Hart #BookReview #travelingsistersread

The HushThe Hush by John Hart

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars 🌟

The Hush is the second book to John Hart’s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago.  We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child.  We were so hoping that it would live up to all of our expectations but unfortunately, we were somewhat disappointed as we didn’t think it had the same feel to it as The Last Child.  It did work for some of us though but not as well for everyone.  We didn’t expect the dark magic and the supernatural within the storyline but we all tried to have an open mind and just enjoy the story.  I think for some of us if we would have read the synopsis or researched the book a little better we would have enjoyed it that much more as some of us really do love a little dark magic and the supernatural within the storyline.  “I know I do, said Norma.”

THE HUSH by JOHN HART was an unexpected and attention demanding book that took us on a magical and mythical journey here into Johnny’s world of the Hush.  There was definitely some need to suspend disbelief here and we really needed to focus on the story and accept the black magic and the supernatural as part of the storyline to make this one work.  This was hard for some of us to do especially Brenda.  Once some of us did accept it and we started to understand where the story was going, especially for me (Norma) then it was an enjoyable read. For Brenda, she never did and was completely lost throughout this whole story.

We loved the relationship between Johnny and Jack and really would’ve liked to have seen that explored some more.  We loved the way they protected and cared for each other and we could really feel their loyalty, friendship, and love that they had for one another giving the story a warm feeling.

The ending left some of us confused and we thought our discussion was really helpful and enjoyable as we worked out the ending amongst ourselves, pulling the story together for some of us especially Brenda.

Thank you, NetGalley, St Martin’s Press and John Hart for a copy to read and review.

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Traveling Sisters Review for The Last Child

Traveling Sisters Review by NORMA, BRENDA and JEN!!

HART has a knack to keep you totally engaged with jaw-dropping moments that even surprised Norma’s deductive sleuthing skills.

THE LAST CHILD by JOHN HART is an action-packed, tense, fast-paced, and a suspenseful thriller with lots of surprising twists and turns along the way that kept us all reading and guessing right to the very end.

JOHN HART delivers a character driven story here that is brilliantly and cleverly written in such a skillful way that allows us to really get into our main character’s voices and the storyline, Johnny, a young boy’s desperate search for the truth and Hunt’s relentlessness and personal quest in solving the crime which ends up costing him dearly.

Johnny who’s mature way beyond his 13 years is on a desperate truth seeking personal mission to find his missing twin sister.  He is shrewd, smart, and vulnerable at times.  We loved how resourceful and determined teenage Johnny was in fighting to find out the truth in an adult world.  With some adults caring, controlling and failing him, making him more determined than ever in finding out the truth.

This is a book that we couldn’t stop reading, with a story that was so filled of heart, and with flawed characters who you couldn’t help but to root for. Highly recommended!

 

 

The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffausen #BookReview #travelingsistersread

The Vanishing SeasonThe Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Traveling Sisters Review by Brenda with Kaceey

3.5 stars

The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads.

The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but was a bit of a slow start for us. However, once we got to know our main characters Ellery and Agent Reed we loved the dynamics between them and we wanted to know more about them.

Joanna Schaffhausen does a good job creating a strong and interesting yet flawed character here with Ellery and we liked her right from the start. We were intrigued by her tragic past and how her past tied to her present life.

The suspense builds as clues and hidden secrets are revealed and the tension rises between Ellery and Reed leaving us questioning who to trust and not to trust. We loved discussing this between us and Kaceey figured a few things out that I, of course, didn’t. We thought Joanna Schaffhausen weaved the past with the present well for a satisfying ending.

We can’t leave this review without mentioning one of our favorite characters Ellery’s dog Speed Bump and we loved the humor, love, and devotion he brought to the story. We hope to see more of this furry character in the future. We recommend.

Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press and Joanna Schaffhausen for a copy to read and review.

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Kaceey’s Review

3.5*

At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly vanishing in her small town. Is it even conceivable this could be tied to the monster from her past? Why is this happening again? More importantly how is this happening again?

It all boils down to trust…and trust is in short supply in this small town. No one seems to have any for anyone. Ellie’s carefully crafted world is crumbling around her. Now it’s a race against time to discover who’s behind the disappearances, before another victim vanishes.

I‘ve read several books dealing with serial killers lately. Though they all seem to morph from a similar theme, but this one did have an original flavor to it. Just right on the creepiness scale, and tastefully spread to make a delicious and frightening thriller. Even though I guessed the ending early on it was still an enjoyable read!  A great debut for Joanna Schaffhausen, I will be watching for her next release.

Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press and Joanna Shaffhausen for a copy to read and review.

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