Not much going on this, working, and sleeping! Nephew graduation party was fun, proud of him! Still reading “The Child”, fantastic ….reviews coming later in the week…
Everyone, be safe and read!
Thanks to ST. Martin’s Press for allowing me to read and give an honest review. I was so excited when I seen this novel in my mail. I read B.A Paris first novel, “Behind Closed Doors” and loved it.
I love this authors writing, she grabs the reader and doesn’t let go. You get to know the characters, and you are so involved in the story, that you can’t stop reading.
This novel goes beyond a cheating husband story, and a best friend story. Cass has no idea what she has stepped into when she sees a broken down car. She drives through the woods on a stormy night, and sees a woman sitting in a car, Cass wonders if she should stop, but its pouring down rain, its in the woods, its late, her husband would be very upset if he found out she drove home taking the short cut. So she drives on home, convincing herself that the woman has probably already called someone and is waiting for them to arrive.
The next day, things begin to fall apart, Cass finds out that the woman in the car was murdered, and Cass knows her. She is ridden with guilt-she should have stopped, but its to late now, right! Cass is already have memory problems and is fearful that she has the illness that her mother has. Then the phone calls begin, things start disappearing, things are moved, she loses her car, she feels that someone is watching her. Cass is so anxious, she feels she on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
WOW! The characters are fantastic, the author does a great job allowing you to get to know them, and you will have mixed feelings, at times it seems things are on the up and up with the husband and best friend, but then you read further and think OH NO HE DIDN’T!
This novel is full of great characters, a great story, suspense, a true psychological thriller with a great ending.
I can’t wait to read her next novel. Thank you, B.A. Paris and St. Martins Press.
I finished two books this week , Murder In Mayfair by D.M Quincy and The Story of
Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg, I will be posting reviews tomorrow, also mu review for
The Breakdown by B.A. Paris…amazing. This week I am reading: Any Dream Will Do by
Debbie Macomber and another book from my TBR pile, I just haven’t decided what it will
be. It will be a surprise for us all. Everyone have a great week, and check out my reviews.
I am going to try and do a Sunday reads every week, letting you know what I’ m reading that week, or what I’m finishing up that week. I will be adding photos of book hauls, and any other interesting pictures I take.
This week I am finishing up reading “The Story of Arthur Truluv, given to me by NETGALLEY, to read and review, I am loving this novel, written by one of my favorite authors, Elizabeth Berg.
I am also reading “Murder In Mayfair by D.M Quincy, a cozy mystery during Regency England, 1st in a new series, this was a GOODREADS win for me, to read and review.
So let me know if have read either of these books, and what you thought. Reviews coming soon….
Have a great week …..
Thanks to NETGALLY and Kay Bratt for allowing me to read and give an honest review.
There’s a dog on the cover, so I already knew that I would love this novel.
Sister’s, Cara and her sister see their mom taken away in a squad, they were told she has died. They were taken into the foster care system, going from one family to another, most of them, really bad. Hana had depression issues, was suicidal. Cara always felt the need to take care of her, then something horrible happens and Cara feels the only answer is to run, and run she does.
Cara’s favorite author is Ernest Hemingway ,so she decides to head to Key West.
She walking, with little money, little provisions, however she runs into a stray, I love that she shares what little bit of food she has with the stray. Cara ends up taking the stray with her, she names him, ” Hemi”, of course the plan is to take him to a rescue, but she falls in love with “Hemi”.
Along her travels, Cara meets some interesting people, she meets people that are really nice, and caring, this is very new to her, she is beginning to wonder if maybe there are nice people. Cara meets Luke, Ava and Tori , they run a rescue in Key West, she gets a job there, and she can keep Hemi with her.
This is a whole new beginning for her, she is learning to trust, and learning to love. Of course there are many ups and downs, but Cara begins to feel that life is good, she begins to relax, and she feels love. This is all new for her.
This novel is full of love, sadness, family, a huge love of animals, most of all, its all about new beginnings.
Thank you, NETGALLEY.
I started this last night and finished it today. It’s not earth shattering, or a thriller, and the subject matter is not humorous, but it is a touching and very tender story. The author did a great job introducing the characters, right away, I felt empathy and pure sadness for Diane. Imagine that you have this wonderful family, a loving husband and a beautiful little girl, then the unthinkable happens, how do you go on?
This is Diane’s story, she tries to recover, but instead she shuts down. She doesn’t go to work, she doesn’t see her family, her husbands family. She locks herself in and doesn’t come out. Then she decides the best thing to do is leave, to try and get control of her life, she feels that she is losing the will to live. She rents a cottage far away from everyone.
Diane does meet her neighbor, a very surly grouchy unhappy man, Edward has demons of his own, they instantly dislike each other, but they are also drawn to each other.There are numerous encounters with each other, a large dog, and extended family. Things begin to make sense to Diane again, she begins to feel, she wants to give life another chance.
This novel has family drama, love, pain, suffering, forgiveness, but most of all this novel is about new beginnings, what happens when a person experiences the worse loss you could imagine. I really was hoping for a tided up ending, but the ending left the reader with a great amount of hope.