Posted in Mystery, Thriller

4.5 Disturbing Stars🌟 You Were Made for This by Michelle Sacks #BookReview #PubDay @littlebrown

Happy Publication Day! Thrilled to share my review of this darkly disturbing yet wonderful book!🎉💗🎉

You Were Made For This

You Were Made for This by Michelle Sacks

4.5 Darkly Disturbing Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

Synopsis

Doting wife, devoted husband, cherished child. Merry, Sam, and Conor are the perfect family in the perfect place. Merry adores the domestic life: baking, gardening, caring for her infant son. Sam, formerly an academic, is pursuing a new career as a filmmaker. Sometimes they can hardly believe how lucky they are. What perfect new lives they’ve built.

When Merry’s childhood friend Frank visits their Swedish paradise, she immediately becomes part of the family. She bonds with Conor. And with Sam. She befriends the neighbors, and even finds herself embracing the domesticity she’s always seemed to scorn.

All their lives, Frank and Merry have been more like sisters than best friends. And that’s why Frank soon sees the things others might miss. Treacherous things, which are almost impossible to believe when looking at this perfect family. But Frank, of all people, knows that the truth is rarely what you want the world to see.

My Thoughts

4.5 Dark and Disturbing Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

from the blurb… a dark look at marriage, motherhood,And friendship… don’t always agree with the blurb, but this one is spot on! Michelle Sacks did a fabulous job of painting a disturbing picture…. this book will make you look twice at the closest people in your life…

Sam and Mary have moved to Sweden from New York, and appear to be loving a quieter lifestyle… Mary is the picture of domesticity… baking, cooking, gardening, cleaning, and taking care of her adorable infant son Connor… Sam is taking on A new career and seems more than pleased to have Mary at home playing the loving wife…

This book was told from three different points of view… Mary, Sam, and Mary’s longtime friend Frank who comes for a visit… wow! Looking back my first impressions of these characters sure did change by the end… don’t want to say too much, but none of these characters were terribly likeable…. and a lot of their actions were down right despicable….. One minute I’d be feeling sympathy for a character and then they’d do something and all sympathy went out the window…. and the friendship between Mary and Frank? With friends like that who needs enemies? This book left me feeling as though I needed to take a shower (and not a cold shower)…

This book made you realize things are never quite as they seem…. you only know somebody as well as they allow you to know them…. and everybody has some kind of secret…. A very well done dark and disturbing thriller filled with plenty of characters to dislike!*Warning* some of the content in this book might be a little hard for a more sensitive reader….

Absolutely recommend to fans of a strong psychological/domestic thriller with a darker side….

*** Many thanks to Little Brown for a copy of my book ***

Have a day filled with words! Berit 💛

Posted in Mystery, Thriller

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier @JenniferHillier @MinotaurBooks #BookReview #JarofHearts

Happy Saturday all! Thrilled to bring you my review for this thrilling book a psychological thriller with a darker twist🖤

Jar of Hearts

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier

4.5 Creepy Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

Synopsis

This is the story of three best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who’s been searching for the truth all these years . . .

When she was sixteen years old, Angela Wong—one of the most popular girls in school—disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls back in high school.

But fourteen years later, Angela Wong’s remains are discovered in the woods near Geo’s childhood home. And Kaiser—now a detective with Seattle PD—finally learns the truth: Angela was a victim of Calvin James. The same Calvin James who murdered at least three other women.

To the authorities, Calvin is a serial killer. But to Geo, he’s something else entirely. Back in high school, Calvin was Geo’s first love. Turbulent and often volatile, their relationship bordered on obsession from the moment they met right up until the night Angela was killed.

For fourteen years, Geo knew what happened to Angela and told no one. For fourteen years, she carried the secret of Angela’s death until Geo was arrested and sent to prison.

While everyone thinks they finally know the truth, there are dark secrets buried deep. And what happened that fateful night is more complex and more chilling than anyone really knows. Now the obsessive past catches up with the deadly present when new bodies begin to turn up, killed in the exact same manner as Angela Wong.

How far will someone go to bury her secrets and hide her grief? How long can you get away with a lie? How long can you live with it?

~My Review~

4.5 Creepy Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

“Who do you Think you are? Runnin’ ‘round leaving scars. Collecting your jar of hearts. And tearing love apart.“

Christina Perri 🎵Jar of Hearts🎵

What if you had thought you got away with murder for 14 years? What if you found out your high school boyfriend was a serial killer? Welcome to Geo’s world! Geo was a complicated character… I found her very likable, but I knew she had a huge dark secret, and had done something bad…. I mean she was in jail and she wasn’t claiming that she was innocent…. but how big a part did she play in the murder of her high school BFF Angela?

Loved how this story was told… Clues were given and memories were revealed at the perfect pace… I felt the tension and terror that Geo felt throughout the entire story…. The parts of the book that took place in prison were interesting, however some of them were downright disturbing…. but at least in prison she was safe from Calvin her ex-boyfriend who was a serial killer, or was she?

Kaiser who was BFFs with both Angela and Geo in high school was Geo’s arresting officer… Kaiser has always had a thing for Geo, so he was very conflicted…. really liked him and couldn’t help but think… had she just dated him all of this could have been avoided… so many twists and an ending I did not see coming…

Absolutely recommend to fans of the psychological thriller with a bit of a darker side🖤🖤🖤

*** many thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book ***

Have a day filled with books! Berit💛

Posted in Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Suspense

Even Money by Alessandra Torre @ReadAlessandra #BookReview

Happy Monday all! Thrilled to bring you my review for this fabulous book with a killer cliffhanger!💜

Even Money

Even Money by Alessandra Torre

4.5 Sizzling Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

Synopsis

Sometimes it only takes a minute. A connection of eyes across a room, a quickened heartbeat, and everything changes.

I was a cocktail waitress with a fondness for partying and meaningless sex.
He owned half of Vegas, with the reputation to match.

I should have turned away. Instead, I stepped closer.

Then, the lies started.
Rumors spread.
Stalking commenced.
And someone died.

None of it stopped me from falling in love.

*This is book 1 in a duet. The second book, Double Down, will release on June 18th or 25th.*

~Review~

4.5 Sizzling Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

WOW what an ending! The ending of this book bumped it up a half star for me, wild! And now all I have to say is… is it June 18 yet? Alessandra Torre I don’t know if I should love you or hate you for this? What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right?

Bell is a student by day and a cocktail waitress by night…Dario is a casino owner, the king of Vegas, trapped in a very unconventional marriage… both these characters have a complicated past, but when they meet it is Insta lust that rapidly turns into insta love…. I know Insta love not everybody’s favorite, but it was done well in this book… also it’s funny how you forgive some things in a book… Dario did some pretty stalkerish things that I would find quitecreepy in real life, but for whatever reason they did not bother me in this book…. also whether or not he is cheating on his wife it’s kind of a gray area….

This book really did leave me reeling! What is next? There is just so many directions this book can go in… will justice be done? Will all their secrets be revealed? Will Bell and Dario find a happy ending? It’s Vegas baby! So anything can happen!

Absolutely recommend to fans of a darker spicier read, set in the city of sin…

*** many thanks to Alessandra Torre for my copy of this book ***

Get ready to double down! Berit 💛

Posted in Psychological, Thriller and Suspense

Watch Me by Jody Gehrman #BookReview @jodygehrman #Disturbed

Happy Saturday y’all! Today I am bringing you my very first Net Galley review, for this fabulously disturbing book 📚 🖤Watch Me

Watch Me by Jody Gehrman

4.25 seriously disturbing stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.25

Synopsis

For fans of dark and twisty psychological thrillers, Watch Me is a riveting novel of suspense about how far obsession can go.

Kate Youngblood is disappearing. Muddling through her late 30s as a creative writing professor at Blackwood college, she’s dangerously close to never being noticed again. The follow-up novel to her successful debut tanked. Her husband left her for a woman ten years younger. She’s always been bright, beautiful, independent and a little wild, but now her glow is starting to vanish. She’s heading into an age where her eyes are less blue, her charm worn out, and soon no one will ever truly look at her, want to know her, again.

Except one.

Sam Grist is Kate’s most promising student. An unflinching writer with razor-sharp clarity who gravitates towards dark themes and twisted plots, his raw talent is something Kate wants to nurture into literary success. But he’s not there solely to be the best writer. He’s been watching her. Wanting her. Working his way to her for years.

As Sam slowly makes his way into Kate’s life, they enter a deadly web of dangerous lies and forbidden desire. But how far will his fixation go? And how far will she allow it?

Review

Not sure what it says about me that I enjoyed spending time in the mind of crazy… there is just something I find enjoyable (for lack of a better word) when people like Sam justify their crazy actions in their own mind….

Sam is definitely completely out of his mind…. he has spent the past five years planning his perfect life with Kate, the problem is Kate and Sam have never even met… Kate is a lesser known author, but after Sam saw her picture on the back of a book cover, he just knew they were meant to be!

Sam takes stalking to the next level… however, Kate (who I am assuming is an intelligent woman because she is an English professor) doesn’t seem to clue into this when it seems fairly obvious…. and then even when she does clue in she seems more flattered than anything else, I think this just encouraged Sam even more….

Ironically I really actually like Sam more than Kate in this book, he did have a certain charm to him (Please keep in mind I have extremely bad taste in men)…. Kate was really hard for me to read and very hard for me to relate to, I almost would have preferred a book from only Sam’s perspective…. perhaps then I would have more empathy for Kate….. The very ending to this book was ironic and perfect!

This book definitely is not for everybody, but if you enjoy twisted, disturbed, and interesting characters, I’d recommend this to you!

*** I’d like to thank Net Galley and St Martins Press for a copy of this book ***

Cheers 🥂 Berit 💛

Posted in Crime Thriller

The Chosen Ones by Carol E. Wyer #BlogBlitz #BookReview @carolewyer @bookouture

Happy Saturday all! Today I am thrilled to be part of the blog blitz for this compelling book… many thanks to Kim for the invitation and to Carol Wyer for her fabulous words👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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A completely gripping murder mystery thriller with unputdownable suspense (Detective Robyn Carter Book 5)

On a hot summer’s morning, a young father is found murdered in a cornfield, outside the quiet town of Colton. Tied to a post, arms spread wide; Detective Robyn Carter is reminded of the crucifixion, and she knows she’s looking for a killer with a twisted sense of right and wrong.

The victim’s girlfriend is devastated, unable to fathom how she will tell her sick little boy. Still reeling from her own loss, Robyn vows she will find the killer – no matter what.

But then a local doctor – a popular woman with a young family of her own – is found dead outside her surgery. There are similarities between her and the first body and Robyn must take another look at the picture-postcard town, where no one has any enemies.

Can Robyn untangle the hidden web of secrets, lies, and smouldering grudges, at the heart of this close-knit community, before another life is lost?

An absolutely unputdownable thriller that will keep you reading into the night. If you love Angela Marsons, James Patterson or Tess Gerritsen, The Chosen Ones will have you hooked.

~My Review~

4 Unforgettable Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Three murders… one involves a cornfield… one involves a screwdriver… and one involves a car… all are pretty brutal… is there a link? And if so what is the connection?

Robin Carter is a clever, relentless, and committed Detective… this was more than just a case to her and those working with her… I found this case so intriguing and compelling and I loved the approach to solving it… and I was truly surprised by who the guilty party was….

I would give this book all the stars but for one small problem…. I didn’t feel connected to Robin throughout most of the book, although I did more towards the ending… and what an ending… don’t tell anyone this🤫 this is the first book I’ve read in the series, so perhaps I would feel more of a connection had I started with book one, but that’s just between you and me😉

Strongly recommend to fans of the police procedural with a strong female detective…

*** many thanks to Bookouture and Net Galley for a copy of this book ***

 
CAROLWYERTHRILLERWRITERAbout the author: 
 
Carol E. Wyer, who also writes as Carol Wyer, is an award-winning author whose humorous books take a light-hearted look at getting older and encourage others to age disgracefully. In 2017 she moved to the “dark side” and embarked on a series of thrillers. The first, gripping Little Girl Lost, shot to the #2 best-selling spot on Kindle #9 best-selling audiobook on Audible, and was also a USA Today top 150 best-seller.
Her book, Grumpy Old Menopause won The People’s Book Prize Award for non-fiction 2015.
Carol has been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ‘Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television. She has had articles published in national magazines ‘Woman’s Weekly’ featured in ‘Take A Break’, ‘Choice’, ‘Yours’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ magazines and the Huffington Post.

To learn more about Carol, go to www.carolwyer.co.uk or follow Carol on Twitter: @carolewyer. Carol blogs at www.grumpyoldmenopause.com which featured in The Mail on Sunday

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Enjoy the weekend! Berit 💛
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Folsom by Tarryn Fisher and Willow Aster #BookTrailer @DarkMarkTarryn @WillowAster

We are so thrilled to reveal the trailer for Folsom by writing duo Tarryn Fisher and Willow Aster coming on May 29th!

The nation as we know it is a thing of the past.

With the male species on the verge of extinction, a society called the End Men is formed to save the world. Folsom Donahue is one of twelve men whose sole purpose is to repopulate the Regions. The endless days spent having sex with strangers leaves Folsom with an emptiness no amount of women, money, or status can fill.

Until Gwen.

Gwen has wanted a child for as long as she can remember, but when she finally gets a chance to have her own, she uncovers a long hidden truth. The injustice she sees moves her to help save the men whom no one else believes need saving.

A forbidden love, grown in a time of despair, ignites a revolution.

Folsom and Gwen, torn between their love for each other and their sense of duty, must make a choice. But some will stop at nothing to destroy them.

Folsom is book one of the End of Men series.

Coming May 29th

Contemporary Romance with a side of Dystopian

Cover designed by Hang Le

Tarryn Fisher is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of nine novels. Born a sun hater, she currently makes her home in Seattle, Washington with her children, husband, and psychotic husky. Tarryn writes about villains.

Website: www.tarrynfisher.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authortarrynfisher

Instagram: https://instagram.com/tarrynfisher/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tarryn__Fisher

Willow Aster is the author of True Love Story, In the Fields, Maybe Maby, Fade to Red, and Lilith. Willow loves nothing more than writing the day away—anywhere will do. Her husband and two children graciously put up with her endless daydreaming and make fun of her for reading while cooking.

Website: www.willowaster.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willowasterauthor/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/WillowAster

Posted in Mystery, Thriller, Women's Fiction

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll #BookReview @JessMKnoll #CrazyTrain

All aboard! Today I am bringing you my review for a book that will take you for a ride on the crazy train… A ride that starts off slow, but once it gets going… welcome to the world of Cray Cray!🚂

The Favorite Sister

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

4 WTH Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis

When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder…

Brett’s the fan favorite. Tattooed and only twenty-seven, the meteoric success of her spin studio—and her recent engagement to her girlfriend—has made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her cast mates.

Kelly, Brett’s older sister and business partner, is the most recent recruit, dismissed as a hanger-on by veteran cast. The golden child growing up, she defers to Brett now—a role which requires her to protect their shocking secret.

Stephanie, the first black cast member and the oldest, is a successful bestselling author of erotic novels. There have long been whispers about her hot, non-working actor-husband and his wandering eye, but this season the focus is on the rift that has opened between her and Brett, former best friends—and resentment soon breeds contempt.

Lauren, the start-up world’s darling whose drinking has gotten out of control, is Goal Diggers’ recovery narrative—everyone loves a comeback story.

And Jen, made rich and famous through her cultishly popular vegan food line plays a holistic hippie for the cameras, but is perhaps the most ruthless of them all when the cameras are off.

Review

4 WTH Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

If you like to keep up with the Kardashians or can’t wait to see who gets voted off the island next, then you will enjoy this book… I don’t watch much television, but when I do it is usually trashy reality television…. there is just something I find enticing about getting a look into other peoples lives… something I felt this book did really well….

Five women who appear to have everything on the outside… beauty, strength, confidence, and status… Brett, Stephanie, Kelly, Lauren, and Jen make up the cast of ”GoldDiggers”…. a cast of women who appear perfect on the outside and yet are all hot messes…. who love to do nothing more than stab each other in the back…. to add more complexity to the situation Brett and Kelly are sisters…. and this season one of the cast members is killed, but the show must go on….

None of these women were likable… with the exception of Kelly’s 12-year-old daughter Layla, but give her a few years…. and as the show and the book progressed they became even more unlikable…. The secrets, the lies, the plotting, it was all crazy, and none of it did I predict…. Half the time I was thinking to myself… oh no she didn’t? And the other half I was thinking… what? Seriously the last 20% of this book was quite the ride on the crazy train!

Quite a few of my book friends had a hard time getting into this and thought the start was very slow… and in discussing this book I realize it is not for everybody, but I thoroughly enjoyed it…. The only slight problem I had with it was it did get a little preachy at times when it came to feminism… I mean truthfully the entire book was about women tearing down other women, but perhaps that was the point…. now I’m feeling like a slight hypocrite, I really do absolutely love strong female friendships in books, and this book really was the complete opposite of that… yet still very entertaining🙃

Strongly recommend if you enjoy reality TV, hot messes, and the crazy train…

*** thank you to the publisher and Net Galley for a copy of this book***

PS: I am currently watching The Voice😉

The tribe has spoken, Berit 💛

Posted in Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller and Suspense

Flashback Friday Featuring – The Troop by Nick Cutter #FlashbackFriday #BookReview #Disturbed

The Troop

The Troop by Nick Cutter

⭐⭐⭐⭐ If Stephen King said so stars!

Synopsis

Once a year, scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a three-day camping trip—a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story and a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected intruder—shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry—stumbles upon their campsite, Tim and the boys are exposed to something far more frightening than any tale of terror. The human carrier of a bio-engineered nightmare. An inexplicable horror that spreads faster than fear. A harrowing struggle for survival that will pit the troop against the elements, the infected…and one another.

Review

What can I say about this book??

I love horror books, I was a mahoosive Stephen King fan when I was younger, and literally hoovered up anything he wrote, also James Herbert and Dean Koontz, so I have read my fair share of yeuch throughout the years. ……..oh but this book!!!

Stephen King reviewed this on GR and said that it scared the shit out of him, that means you have to read it right??

I can safely say that this is the only book that has EVER made me gag!

I was listening to it on audio and I had to take my earphones out as I thought I was going to hurl lol.

On an island just off of Canada a scout troop go to spend a weekend there, as they do every year, with no technology or phones allowed, they go to have a great time.

Apart from this time, this time a man shows up out of nowhere, he is desperately hungry, and I mean HUNGRY, to the point that he starts eating the chair!!

Scout Master Tim helps him inside the cabin they stay in as he knows a bit of first aid and he can clearly see that the man is ill, but he doesn’t know how ill ……..until he sees something moving in the man’s stomach!

A stomach churning – 4☆ read

Read with caution,

Vicci

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Three Secrets by Clare Boyd #BlogBlitz #BookReview @clareboydclark @bookouture

TGIF! Excited to be part of the blog blitz for this book that actually surprised me… this is a psychological thriller that will stand out in a crowd! Thank you so much to Noelle for the invite and to Clare Boyd for these wonderfully twisted words!😍

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Title: THREE SECRETS  

Author:  Clare Boyd

Description:

A terrible secret killed your husband… but which one?

Robert kisses his wife on the head before heading out to the shop for more wine; he walks up the hill, takes a left across the footbridge and jumps to his death on the busy motorway below.

Two years later, Francesca and her young daughter are leaving London for a fresh start, money is tight and Robert’s mother has found them a little cottage in her village. Francesca is grateful for the help, but why does Robert’s mother want to keep them so close? Does she know about what Francesca did in the hour before Robert’s death?

Soon Francesca begins to suspect there was more to her husband’s death than she realised, that there might be even darker secrets hiding in his past than her own…

The closer gets to uncovering the truth, the more she asks: is her own life in danger now too?

If you couldn’t put down The Girl on the Train or The Couple Next Door, then you will absolutely love this gripping and twisty new psychological thriller. 

~My Review~

4.5 Secrets And Lies Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

“Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”

“There are two types of secrets; The type you want to keep in, and the type you don’t dare let out.”

Now this was one dysfunctional family! I am sure there were more than just three secrets… what a vicious circle… secret, lie, secret, lie, secret, lie and so on…. I am dizzy just thinking about it! But the beauty of this book I was never not one time confused as to what was going on….. The time period Switched around, the point of view changed, but it was seamless and such a fun read….

Fran’s husband Robert kills himself, leaving behind a mess of secrets and lies… told from Fran and John(Roberts brother) alternating points of view…. this book reminded me of those domino creations… all it takes is one falling down to set off a spectacular chain reaction…. after one secret was revealed the secrets and lies kept coming…. ending with one spectacular,“ I did not see that coming,” ending!

Amidst all this craziness there were several characters I really actually liked and felt sorry for (sort of)… first of all the kids were all super adorable, especially Alice and Beatrice…Fran, Yes she did some things she probably should not have, but she definitely did not deserve to be caught up in this crazy family’s drama…. and John, oh boy both his wife and his mother were just evil women…. i’m not saying anymore than this, best to go into this book not knowing too much…. I really enjoyed Clare Boyd’s first book ”Little Liar” but this book was a cut above….

Absolutely recommend to all my psychological thriller loving friends, this is a good one all!

*** thank you too Bookouture and Net Galley for a copy of this twisted book ***

Have a lovely weekend, Berit 💛

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Clare-Boyd-500Author Bio:

Clare lives with her husband and their two daughters in Surrey, where her little green shed at the bottom of the garden provides a haven for her writing life. Before becoming a writer, she enjoyed a career in television, as a researcher in documentaries and then as a script editor in drama at the BBC and Channel Four, where her love of storytelling took hold.

Clare’s debut novel, Little Liar​, is published by Bookouture and is available to buy now.

Three Secrets, will be available to buy on May 17th 2018

Author Social Media Links:

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/clareboydclark

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Blood Runs Cold by Dylan Young #BlogBlitz #BookReview @dyoungwrites @bookouture

How is it already Thursday? Today I am thrilled to be part of the blog blitz for this intriguingly dark police procedural… i’d like to thank Noelle for the invite and Dylan young for his wonderful words📚🖤

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Title: BLOOD RUNS COLD

Author:  Dylan Young

Description:

She had stopped crying. There was no window, the walls were smooth and it was quiet. She didn’t want to be alone. But she didn’t want him to come back.

On a bright spring morning, walkers find a tattered plastic bag half-buried in the rolling hills of Somerset. Inside lie a collection of bones; human, but too thin and light to be an adult’s.

The bones belong to Rosie Dawson, a little girl who disappeared ten years ago. Detective Anna Gwynne is back at work after a case that nearly cost her her life. The trail is stone cold, but Anna will stop at nothing to find the killer, and escape thoughts of her own dark past.

Then another little girl is abducted near a river bank on the hottest day of the year, and her sister can’t remember anything about the man who took her. Nobody thinks the cases are connected, but then Anna finds a photo of her that matches an old one of Rosie. In the same dark room. The same concrete walls. The same stony floor.

The killer is bragging.

With just two photos and a witness too young to help, can Anna find the killer in time to save a little girl’s life?

A heart-pounding thriller that will get right under your skin. If you love Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni and Angela Marsons you’ll love this killer crime thriller.

~My Review~

4 Cold Blooded Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Full disclosure I did not read the first book in this series, so I might have missed some character development when it comes to Anna…. this is a police procedural and the second book in the Anna Gwynne series….

I liked Anna as a character, but I wanted to know her better… in fact really the main complaint I had with the book is I felt a bit of disconnect with Anna and all the secondary characters…. I would have liked to see them fleshed out better and perhaps they were in the first book or will be in future books… there were a couple relationships I found quite intriguing…. the first is Anna and Hector Shaw a convicted serial killer… shades of “Silence of the Lambs…” and it looks as though Hector will be an important part of the next book… i’m also hoping to see more of Dr. Hawly … suspect turned consultant turned possible love interest?

A girl is abducted in Scotland at the same time bones are discovered from a 10-year-old local abduction…. then pictures are found on the dark web of both girls in the same room… how are these cases connected? And will they find Blair alive? Plenty of twists and turns, and an ending I did not see coming….

Recommend two fans of police procedurals with some intriguing relationships…

*** thank you to Bookouture and Net Galley for a copy of this book ***

Stay connected, Berit 💛

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018-Dyl-018Author Bio:

Dylan Young grew up in a mining village in South Wales before boarding a train for university in London. A career in the NHS followed, but the urge to write never went away. Three dark psychological thrillers for Random House emerged in the late nineties, two of which were made into BBC films. Over the last decade, under different pseudonyms, he’s written children’s books and an adult contemporary fantasy series. But his liking for crime (writing) never died. Book 1 in the Detective Anne Gwynne crime thriller series, The Silent Girls, and Book 2, Blood Runs Cold, are available now.

 Author Social Media Links:

Website: http://www.dylanyoungauthor.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dyoungwrites/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/dyoungwrites

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