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TWO SISTERS LOST IN A COULEE READING

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Her Last Day by T.R Ragan @TRRaganAuthor #travelingsistersread #BookReview

Her Last Day (Jessie Cole, #1)Her Last Day by T.R. Ragan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 rounded up

I read Her Last Day with Kaceey and we read this one mostly in one day. Once we started reading this one, we couldn’t put it done until we found out more about “her last day.”

Her Last Day is a fast-paced, gripping, intense and creepy disturbing psychological thriller that started off a little bumpy for us with the psychological torture used here by the Heartless Killer yet we couldn’t stop reading as we were pulled into the other mysteries here within the story.

T.R Ragan does a fantastic job creating some intriguing, likable characters here that had us engaged in their stories right from the start. We hear from a few different POV’s with each bringing their own distinct voice and mystery to the story. The Heartless Killer’s voice left us feeling chilled and pushed us a little out of our comfort zone with the chilling and disturbing ways he used psychological torture but still left us turning the pages as fast as we could.

There are three mysteries going on here and we found all three interesting and we thought T.R. Ragan did a great job weaving them all together for a startling and satisfying ending. We will be looking out for the second one in this series. We highly recommend.

Thank you To NetGalley, Thomas & Mercer and T.R. Ragan for a copy to read and review.

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Kaceey’s Review

4.5*

A full-blown, chilling thriller that will keep you burning through the pages!

There are so many layers to this book. Three seemingly different storylines happening simultaneously, as they wove their through each other’s lives. Becoming intertwined for an incredible finale.

Jessie Cole is a private investigator raising her 14 year old niece Olivia, ever since Olivia’s mother Sophie disappeared 10 years ago. As Jessie starts believing she’ll never find answers to her sister’s disappearance, in walks a reporter who states he may have known Sophie. Well, well, well!

Ben is happily married, a reporter for the local Sacramento newspaper. When he sees a cold case TV show featuring the disappearance of Sophie Cole, he instantly recognizes her and hopes to do a feature story on her. The wrinkle? He was left with retrograde amnesia from a car accident 10 years ago. With absolute no memory of anything prior to the crash. So how exactly could he recognize Sophie?

Colin, a Sacramento detective and close ‘friend’ of Jessie, is knee-deep in a ruthless, serial killer case, being dubbed The Heartless Killer. He’s racing against time to find the killer, as more victims are piling up.

So fast and twisty, this book came together at breakneck speed!

We basically read this book in just a few sittings. When I wasn’t reading it, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. All the storylines and all the characters came together brilliantly. With just the right amount of creepiness, I needed to read this with the lights on! (Bright!) Exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend!

This is book one in a new series for T.R. Ragan.  Before I reached the last page I was already searching out the release date for book 2 – Deadly Recall due out Mach 27th 2018

Thank you To NetGalley, Thomas & Mercer and T.R. Ragan for an ARC to read in exchange for an honest review.

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Friend Request by Laura Marshall #travelingsistersread #BookReview

Friend RequestFriend Request by Laura Marshall

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Traveling Sisters Review by Norma and Brenda with Kaceey, Berit, Diane, and Nikki

FRIEND REQUEST by LAURA MARSHALL is a creepy, gripping, shocking, suspenseful, and a clever psychological thriller novel that kept us on the edge of our seat throughout this whole book. We all found the social media aspect of this novel quite clever and it added a scary and spine tingly feeling for us as we read this story.

When our main character, Louise receives a heart-stopping Facebook “friend request” from a former school friend that died 25 years ago it quickly brings out some long-buried memories and some dark secrets that could change everything for her in the present. She is haunted by some of her past choices and as her past catches up with her we really could feel her desperation and angst.

LAURA MARSHALL delivers an intriguing, well-thought-out and well-written read here that alternates between present day 2016 and the past from 1989.  We also hear from an unknown narrator which added some suspense and mystery to the storyline.  We all really enjoyed the voice of this unknown narrator and liked discussing and guessing who we thought it might be.

Although, this story didn’t grab some of us at first because of the mean girl stuff going on within the storyline we did appreciate the different perspectives from being a mean girl and someone who is targeted by a mean girl.  As the story progresses though it definitely picks up when more of the mystery within reveals itself and then it is less about mean girls.

We didn’t think the plot was all that unique with the mean girls, bullying, etc. but the social media aspect definitely was which added a scary unsettling feeling to it. We all absolutely loved the ending and none of us saw any of those great twists coming.

This book had us guessing right from the very start and we had a few out there interesting theories adding some laughter to our discussion. Would highly recommend!

 

Exposed by Lisa Scottoline #travelingsistersread #BookReview

Exposed (Rosato & DiNunzio, #5)Exposed by Lisa Scottoline

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

Traveling Sisters Review with Kaceey.

Exposed is the fifth book in the Rosato & DiNunzio series and the first one that I read. I read it along with Kaceey who is a fan of the series and has read them all. While I enjoyed this one it probably wasn’t the best one for me to have jumped into. I think it can be read as a stand-alone but Kaceey felt it wasn’t one of her favorites.

Exposed is a witty, suspenseful legal thriller with a little drama that digs deep and focuses a lot on the law here with this story. We could tell Lisa Scottoline did her homework with all the information used in the story. We found it became a little repetitive and not all that interesting. We could have done with less.

Lisa Scottoline brings a lot of warmth to her characters and I really liked all the main characters right from the start and Kaceey has already developed a connection with some from the previous books. We really enjoyed the dynamics between the characters and the strong sense of family within the story.

The story revolves around a child’s illness and a father without insurance that pulled on our heart-strings and it was a little hard to take at times but we felt Scottoline handle all of the scenes well.

Well this might not have been the best one for us, Kaceey still remains a fan of this series and I look forward to another one in the series. Think I will try the first one in the series.

Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press and Lisa Scottoline for an advanced copy of this book to read and review.

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Kaceey’s review

3.5*

I’ve been a huge fan of this series for years. What makes this storyline so special are all the quirky characters involved. Unfortunately, this one fell a little short for me, in that the spotlight was on the lawsuit at hand, rather than the characters. I found myself skimming through most of the legal jargon looking for any hint of when the characters might take center stage.

Simon, Mary’s longtime family friend is in dire trouble. His wife passed on, his daughter has cancer and is fighting for her life, and now he’s just lost his long-time job. Desperate, he turns to Mary to sue the company for wrongful termination. Not to mention recouping some much-needed money for his daughter’s medical bills and hopefully get his job back.

Soon the lawsuits quickly pile up. (On both sides.) Followed by serious criminal charges and Mary’s head is spinning. What happened here? How did a simple termination lawsuit turn into a murder case? Is the partnership between Bennie and Mary falling apart? Or will Bennie join Mary to find the truth? Bennie may even come away showing a little heart. Huh… who would have thought that’s even possible?

This was not my favorite in the series, but I remain a dedicated fan of Lisa Scottoline and am already looking forward to her next release!

Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press and Lisa Scottoline for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

 

The Break by Katherena Vermette @katherenav #travelingsistersread #BookReview

The BreakThe Break by Katherena Vermette

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review by Norma:  4.5 stars!

THE BREAK by KATHERENA VERMETTE is a dark, gritty, heartbreaking, and a powerful intergenerational family saga that was quite intense and depressing to read. The Break refers to a piece of land between two rows of houses which is outside the home of Stella a young Métis mother who witnessed a violent act on the Break. I think The Break also refers to a more general break in things such as relationships, ourselves, and our past.

This book opens up to a trigger warning to it’s readers but I felt that KATHERENA VERMETTE handled the violence very well and although some of the details was hard to read at times, was very sad and depressing it is an important piece of Canadian culture and I really appreciated the author giving a voice to these indigenous Manitoban women.

KATHERENA VERMETTE delivers a well-written read here that is told in multiple perspectives with separate chapters of each character within this family. There are a lot of characters to keep track of here but with the help of an illustration of the family tree I didn’t have too much trouble keeping track of all the characters involved. I thought the author gave a realistic voice to these women as we seen how they coped with the violence and how they healed each other through their love, strength, resilience and kindness.

This wasn’t a happy book and I wouldn’t say that I had a connection to any of these characters but I did have a connection to the story in a whole though and it did open up my eyes and showed me how it is to live in a neighborhood like the one described in this book. I appreciated that she put a voice to them. For that I have hope.

To sum it all up it was an emotional demanding, interesting, suspenseful, and an engaging read that will stay with me for a very long time. Would recommend!!

This was a Traveling Sisters group read that I had the pleasure of reading along with Lindsay, Susanne, Diane and Dem.

Thank you so much to Edelweiss, House of Anansi Press, and Katherena Vermette for the opportunity to read a copy of this book in exchange for a review.

 

Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney @jamescudney4 #travelingsistersread #BookReview

Watching Glass ShatterWatching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Traveling Sister Review by Brenda and Norma with Kaceey, Lindsay, Susanne and Marialyce

We read Watching Glass Shatter with four of our Traveling Sisters and we have prepared a combined Traveling Sisters Read Review, which is our signature review for our blog.

Watching Glass Shatter is an interesting, witty, heartwarming but yet a heartbreaking family drama that explores many family secrets within the Glass family and the familial relationships between mothers and sons. It has quite the intriguing mystery within the storyline which added some suspense to the story for us.

James J. Cudney does a fantastic job creating realistic characters with their own unique stories giving his characters a lot of heart and a down to earth feel. There is a lot of family drama going on within this family drama story and at times felt like it was a tad bit over the top. James does a great job separating the characters into their own chapters and giving them strong distinct voices and each with their own secrets. Each chapter ends with a cliff-hanger keeping us interested and engaged.

We all absolutely loved the humor that James brought to the story and had us laughing out loud a few times. At times we felt there was little witty theatrics going on and that added some warmth and laughter to the story for us.

Olivia brought out some strong feelings and reactions from us. We felt anger, sad, hopeful, and respect for her as we saw her perspective changing towards her sons throughout this story. We felt most of our discussion had us thinking and discussing Mother’s and their relationships with their sons and this opened up quite the discussion amongst ourselves.

What a clever title for this book as the Glass family’s life was shattered after the sudden death of Olivia’s husband. Through her perseverance, by getting to know her sons again she began to piece her family back together giving us a clear picture in our minds of the glass shattering. Brilliant James!

Thank you so much to James J. Cudney for providing us a copy to read in exchange for a review.

 

Traveling Sisters Review: The Surrogate by Louise Jensen #travelingsistersread #BookReview @Fab_fiction @bookouture @NetGalley

The SurrogateThe Surrogate by Louise Jensen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 Stars ~ Brenda’s Sisters Review

I read The Surrogate with eight of my Traveling Sisters and we all mostly enjoyed this one making this a very enjoyable, fun and entertaining reading experience for us.

The Surrogate is a fast-paced, entertaining, intriguing yet far-fetched and twisty story that felt like we were watching a fast-paced train on it’s way to a train wreck. It’s a twisty path with lots of turns that clipped along as the suspense kept building until the twisty carnage that left us gawking in disbelief.

Louise Jensen does an excellent job of leading us all down this suspenseful path of hidden secrets leaving a few clues that had a couple of us taking a different turn than the others and figuring out a twist but quickly joined the rest to the end of this twisty story.

The unbelievability police did show up for this one but quickly suspended their disbelief and enjoyed this just for the fun of it story. We recommend.

Thank you so much to NetGalley, Bookouture, and Louise Jensen for the opportunity to read a copy of this book in exchange for a review.

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Norma’s Review

4.5 stars rounded down to 4!

THE SURROGATE by LOUISE JENSEN is a shocking, twisty, suspenseful, and a highly entertaining psychological thriller novel that had so many twists and turns that felt like I was on the crazy train to nowhere. This book did keep me rolling on down the track in nervous anticipation all the way to the quite surprising and off the rails ending. The ending was so unexpected that I didn’t even see it coming.

LOUISE JENSEN delivers quite the intriguing story here with so many secrets and twists with chapter ending cliffhangers to make this a quick and easy read. I did have one slight issue that had me questioning the way things wrapped up for one of the characters though as it seemed a little far-fetched but it did not affect my enjoyment or how entertaining this book was for me though. I actually really enjoy suspending disbelief and that has me questioning a character’s behaviour or actions while I am reading it as long as it is full of surprises and ends up making sense to me in the end then I am able to go with the flow and just enjoy the story for what it is.

To sum it all up it was an enjoyable, exciting, fast-paced, and an entertaining read with an unexpected and surprising ending. I don’t think this story was at all predictable. Would highly recommend!!

Thank you so much to NetGalley, Bookouture, and Louise Jensen for the opportunity to read a copy of this book in exchange for a review.

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Lindsay’s Review

3 stars. This was one wild and crazy ride – wow!

This book definitely had a big shock factor for me. The author, Louise Jensen, kept the twists, secrets and surprises coming right up until the end. I enjoyed the suspense and anticipation of wondering what would happen next and to see how things would all end.

I found the majority of this story to be quite far-fetched which prevented me from truly connecting with the book. With that being said, the book was written in such an intriguing and suspenseful way that I was able to set aside my “believability police” radar and simply enjoy this shocking and twisty story.

The characters were interesting even though not fully believable and realistic. I was curious to see how things would play out for each person. It was a quick, easy and entertaining psychological thriller.

I had the pleasure of reading this along with my Traveling Sisters Norma, Brenda, Kaceey, Holly B, Susanne, Berit, Mary Beth and Jennifer. We had some interesting discussions on this one.

A big thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Louise Jensen for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

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Kaceey’s Review

The desperation to be a mother. What lengths would someone go to fulfill that dream?

Kat and her husband Nick are ready to complete their family with a baby. Unable to conceive, they turn to the obvious alternative…adoption. When Kat runs into her childhood friend Lisa, she shares the difficulties they’ve been struggling with to start a family. Without any hesitation, Lisa offers a solution to their problem…surrogacy. With Lisa as the surrogate. This was Kat’s closest friend who she’d been estranged from for the past 10 years. Surely it’s just written in the stars that they would run into each other? There couldn’t possibly be another reason that Lisa just showed up with this generous offer after all this time?

“We always get what we deserve”

Wow, this thriller was as twisty as a corkscrew. I couldn’t imagine how all the pieces were going to come together. Yet the last 20% was an explosion of mayhem, and the hits just kept coming one after another like aftershocks in an earthquake.

Louise Jensen delivers an incredible psychological thriller that will keep you reading late into the night (it sure did for me). Since thrillers are my go-to genre, I like to think I can usually guess most twists along the way. Well…not this time! In fact, I don’t think I got a single one correct in this whole book! Wow! That may be a first for me!

A traveling sister read with Brenda, Norma, Susanne, Mary Beth, Holly, Lindsay, Jennifer and Berit.

Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Louise Jensen for a copy to read and review.

 

Traveling Sisters Review: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell @spookypurcell #travelingsistersread #BookReview #SilentCompanions

The Silent CompanionsThe Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Traveling Sisters Review by Brenda with Norma, Lindsay, Holly, Diane, Dana and PorshaJo

I read The Silent Companions as a spooky Halloween read with six of my Traveling Sisters and this was the perfect read that brought out an extra creepiness to our Halloween.

The Silent Companion is creepy good, deliciously creepy and intriguingly creepy that grabbed our attention right from the very beginning and held it right to the end.

Laura Purcell does a good job setting up all the spooky elements for this story.  We loved the spooky house, intriguing journals from the past, the hidden secrets and the creepy Silent Companions that had us shuttering with their creepiness.

The story left us wanting to sleep with the lights on and checking over our shoulders as we left a room for those silent figures to pop up. They creeped into our thoughts leaving us with a feeling of fear that really sparked this to the perfect spooky read. I highly recommend finding a comfy chair with just the right amount of light to read and let yourself be immersed into this haunting and unsettling world of delish creepiness.

Thank you to Edelweiss, Penguin Books and Laura Purcell for the opportunity to read and review an advance copy.

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Norma’s Review

5 Spooky Spectacular Stars!  This was my kind of book and the perfect Halloween read that I read along with six of my Traveling Sisters!

Traveling Sisters Read with Brenda, Lindsay, Holly, Diane, Dana and PorshaJo

THE SILENT COMPANIONS by LAURA PURCELL is a spooky, eerie, haunting, creepy, and absolutely fantastic gothic ghost story.  I absolutely loved the creepy feel to it and I was immediately drawn into this story right from the very start.  There is an underlying sense of foreboding throughout this whole story that had me questioning whether the events that were happening were supernatural, menacing or manipulation.

LAURA PURCELL delivers a clever, atmospheric, and well-written read here with an intense storyline, the perfect Victorian setting, and great characters.  The tension slowing builds from chapter to chapter with an ending that definitely took me by surprise. I was reading this late into the night with all the lights out except for the backlight on my iPad and I was spooked!  It will be a long time before I forget about those creepy and scary Silent Companions.  I don’t think this one was predictable at all but I do think that LAURA PURCELL left it up to us questioning whether the events within the story were in the supernatural nature or not.

To sum it all up it was an engrossing, unsettling, suspenseful, and unforgettable read that had me on the edge of my seat in anticipation and had me on hyper alert watching out for creepy wooden figures. Highly recommend to readers who love a really good ghost story!

Thank you so much to Edelweiss, Penguin Books and Laura Purcell for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review!!

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Lindsay’s Review

3.5 stars! This was a gripping, atmospheric and creepy tale!

This story involves an old haunted mansion, a woman living in an insane asylum, ghosts, an old hidden diary and three intertwining timelines. Add all of these up and you get one spooky, edge-of-your-seat horror story. The author, Laura Purcell, did a fantastic job creating a vivid and creepy atmosphere pulling the reader right into the frightening setting. I felt shivers creeping up my back a few times while reading this eerie and disturbing story.

The characters were well-developed – I appreciated every one of them and how they fit into this sinister tale. I enjoyed each timeline – every story carried an important piece of this mysterious puzzle. While I enjoyed the atmosphere and uniqueness of this story, I had a hard time suspending my belief a few times. I still have some lingering questions relating to how a couple events transpired.

I liked the sense of vagueness left at the end of the novel. The story was left open to the readers interpretation which suited the novel completely.

This was an excellent choice for a Traveling Sister Read! I enjoyed reading this along with my “sisters” Brenda, Norma, Diane S, Dana and Holly B. They helped me get through the frighteningly creepy parts, although I still may have to sleep with the lights on for a while.

A big thank you to Edelweiss, Frontlist and Laura Purcell for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review!!

 

Traveling Sisters Review:  The Mistake by K.L. Slater #travelingsistersread #BookReview @KimLSlater @bookouture @NetGalley

The MistakeThe Mistake by K.L. Slater

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Norma’s Review

Traveling Sisters Read with Brenda, Kaceey & Susanne

THE MISTAKE by K.L. SLATER is a chilling, tense, gripping, and an angst-driven psychological thriller novel that had some exciting twists and turns that was absolutely unputdownable.  I really like these types of stories that have an impending sense of dread in the background and has me so fearful for the main character.  I had a constant uneasy feeling while I was reading this one.

K.L. SLATER delivers a well-done and thought-out story here with short chapters to make this a quick and easy read. The story is told from Rose’s point of view in the present day and from what happened sixteen years ago.  I really enjoyed Rose’s character, she was flawed and quirky.  Some of the issues that the book addresses were sad and emotional to read at times but I think the author handled these issues very well.

To sum it all up it was an enjoyable, exciting, fast-paced, and an entertaining read with a satisfying and surprising ending.  I don’t think this story was at all predictable. Would highly recommend!!

Thank you so much to NetGalley, Bookouture, and K.L. SLATER for the opportunity to read a copy of this book in exchange for a review.

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Brenda’s Sister Review

I read The Mistake with three of my Traveling Sisters and we really enjoyed reading this one together and discussing “The Mistake”.

The Mistake is a chilling and unsettling story of manipulation, obsession and control that sent chills through us yet we were unable to put the book down until we reached the satisfying ending.  The story also created a feeling of dread for us as it also revolves around the disappearance of a little boy.  Even though I find this type of storyline to be very unsettling we felt K.L. Slater added just the right amount of dread without causing any unsettling feelings.

K.L. Slater does a good job creating a realistic, naive and flawed character here with our main character Rose and creating a very scary and unsettling situation for her with her relationship with Gareth.  We could feel the control he had over her making us a little uncomfortable but giving us just the right amount of uneasiness to make this story an intriguing nail-biting experience.

Rose’s story is told through the past and present and we learn of “The Mistake” she made and the guilt she carries. We could feel the weight of guilt and the loss that she carried allowing us to question “The Mistake” for ourselves. We recommend this with caution as some readers could find it upsetting.

Thank you so much to NetGalley, Bookouture, and K.L. SLATER for the opportunity to read a copy of this book in exchange for a review.

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Kaceey’s Review

I’ve been reading a lot of thrillers lately that deal with obsession and manipulation.
K.L. Slater’s latest thriller The Mistake shows the control one man has over a naive girl, who believes she’s found her true love. How blind we all can be when our emotions take over. How easily we put aside the warnings when our head is screaming NO! Only to follow what our heart wants. Sadly, more often than not, with painful consequences that effect our lives and relationships for years to come.

When Rose is only 18 she meets such a man. A very charming older man Gareth, who begins sweeping her off her feet. Ignoring her inner voice and friends warnings, she is soon in over her head, unable to break free.

K.L. Slater’s portrayal of Gareth is both repulsive and frightening. I felt sickened at his manipulation of Rose as she became more entangled in his web. So frighteningly real. It actually gave me chills. I found myself wanting to warn Rose! But, as with any young woman in love, they need to find out the truth themselves…even if it’s the hard way.

An extremely fast read that was difficult to put down. There are many layers to this story which kept me glued to the pages. As with any great thriller, plenty of twists to keep me satisfied! I certainly recommend!

A traveling sister read with Brenda, Norma and Susanne!

Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and K.L. Slater for a copy to review in exchange for an honest review.

Traveling Sisters Review: Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison @thrillerchick @HarlequinBooks #travelingsistersread #BookReview

Lie to MeLie to Me by J.T. Ellison

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Norma’s Review

Traveling Sisters Read with Brenda, Kaceey & Susanne

LIE TO ME by J.T. ELLISON is an interesting and intriguing domestic psychological thriller novel that was quite the imaginative, entertaining and fun book to read.

J.T. ELLISON delivers a gripping and fast-paced read here with plenty of twists and turns that had me guessing right up until the very end.  Nothing is quite as it appears to be and had me questioning almost everything that was happening within the pages of this book.  The story slowly builds suspense which starts off with an unknown narrator, then the husband and then switches narrative to the wife which created some tension and suspicion to the storyline.

I really like when an author adds in an unknown narrator as it is always fun trying to figure out who it is and how they are connected to the story.  In this case my suspicions of who it was were correct but I didn’t really know what the connection was and the reasoning behind it.

I thought this story started off strong and was pretty good with so many twist and turns and there were some surprises along the way but then there were some twists that literally made no sense to me and had me questioning the reasoning behind it.  Huh, what just happened?

To sum it all up it was an entertaining, fun, interesting, and a quick and easy read with an ending that I wasn’t totally satisfied with.  Would recommend!

In addition to reading this book, I purchased myself a copy of the audiobook and I thoroughly enjoyed the performances by all the narrators and thought they all delivered the perfect voices for the characters to make this an enjoyable and entertaining read.

Thank you so much to NetGalley, HQ Digital, and J.T. Ellison for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review!!

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Brenda’s Review

I read Lie To Me with three of my Traveling sisters.  We squeezed this one in between our other sister reads and we weren’t really on schedule with each other.  We didn’t really discuss this one that much.  So for this review I will stick with my thoughts.

Lie to Me is a purely entertaining and intriguing psychological thriller revolving around some domestic violence.  I found the story to be unique in the way the domestic violence was portrayed as I felt J.T Ellison touched on the violence and used it for the convenience of the story.  The story felt like I was watching a soap opera in my head and for me that was a good thing.  For many years when my children were young my guilty pleasure was watching my favorite soap for an hour a day.  That’s what this story felt like to me a guilty pleasure with the over the top dramatic scenes that felt a bit scandalous and doubtful at times giving me that perfect guilty pleasure escape I craved for many years.

Ellison does a good job giving some creepiness to the story with an unnamed character that sent shivers down my spine.  I thought she gave this story just the right amount of balance with the soap opera feel to it and the unpredictable twists and turns that made this a very fun and entertaining read for me. I will admit I was a bit surprised I enjoyed this one so much.  I highly recommend for readers who like a little guilty pleasure with their stories.

Thank you so much to NetGalley, HQ Digital, and J.T. Ellison for the opportunity to read and review this book.

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Kaceey’s Review

What a fabulous thriller. Secrets, lies and betrayal! The perfect, juicy recipe! The twists in this book take you in directions you could never imagine. So good!

Ethan returns home to find his wife Sutton, missing. After exhausting all connections with friends and family, he’s at a complete loss. Should he take the next logical step and call the police? Or just keep looking on his own? After all, isn’t the husband the first one on the police radar when a spouse goes missing?

Ethan also has an image to protect – he’s a best-selling author! His current project is based on his wife, and in fact, their life! Probably a mere coincidence – right? Hhmmm….

Told in two time-lines.
THEN – When Ethan and Sutton were first falling in love.
NOW- When their marriage is falling apart.

He said/she said. Who has more to hide? More to lose? There are so many more layers of deception that will keep you guessing right to the end. I thought I had it all figured out, too! (A couple times, in fact) Ha! Hope you will end up with the same surprise I had! Highly recommended for all thriller fans!

A traveling sister read with Norma, Brenda and Susanne!

Thank you to NetGalley, HQ Digital and J.T. Ellison for an advanced copy to review in exchange for an honest review.

 

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