Posted in Blog Tour

Finding Grace by K. L. Slater @KimLSlater @bookouture #bookreview #findinggrace

Happy Friday bibliophiles!

So excited to share with you my review for this compelling thriller from one of my favorite authors! Huge thank you to Kim Nash for my invitation to the tour and to Kim Slater for her wonderful story!🌹

My Thoughts

and engaging thriller bursting with twists, secrets, lies, and questions!

This was so much more than a missing child story… although that part of the story will really make you think if you are a parent… when do you let your child walk somewhere on their own, whether it be school or a friends house? The little girl Grace in this story is nine and is begging her parents to allow her to walk from their house to her friends house down the street… I was really thinking about this when did I allow my children to walk somewhere on their own? My oldest two kids a boy and a girl are only 13 months apart so it was usually the two of them and I think I was more comfortable with them walking together… but I had a hard time letting my daughter walk alone even when she was 14, however I probably let her go up the street to her friends? Just last night my youngest who is now 16 asked me if he could walk to the gas station to purchase chips and it was dark out and I really did not want him to go, of course he told me that I let his older brother who is 22 go, also my 22-year-old doesn’t live at home anymore… anyways I even struggled with this last night and my kids are pretty grown…. i’m sure you all wanted to know this😉 anyways all this is to say it is hard to let go and give your children the freedom that they need to become capable responsible adults… BUT can you imagine if the first time you allowed your child to walk alone they were snatched? Welcome to Lucy and Blake’s world….

Blake is a councilman, Lucy is a stay at home mom, they live a nice comfortable life with their two adorable children Grace and baby Oscar… then one day they allow nine-year-old Grace to walk home alone from a friends and their lives are changed forever… as the investigation begins into the who? Why? How? The layers start peeling away from Blake and Lucy‘s so-called perfect lives… both these characters were hiding quite a few things from one another, so many secrets, so many lies, so many suspects….

K L Slater is truly a masterful storyteller! This book was paced perfectly, we kept being fed breadcrumbs of information… just enough to satisfy me and make me wanting more… I really enjoyed how the secrets were revealed, I liked trying to figure out what was going on… another well-crafted thriller from a brilliant author!

A compelling thriller that will mess with your head and make you think what would I have done? Twists, turns, secrets, lies, and a bit of a Darkside! Recommend!

🎵🎵🎵 Song Running Through My Head

I have a tale to tell
Sometimes it gets so hard to hide it well
I was not ready for the fall
Too blind to see the writing on the wall
A man can tell a thousand lies
I’ve learned my lesson well
Hope I live to tell
The secret I have learned, ’till then
It will burn inside of me
I know where beauty lives
I’ve seen it once, I know the warm she gives
The light that you could never see
It shines inside, you can’t take that from me
A man can tell a thousand lies
I’ve learned my lesson well
Hope I live to tell
The secret I have learned, ’till then
It will burn inside of me
The truth is never far behind
You kept it hidden well
If I live to tell
The secret I knew then
Will I ever have the chance again
If I ran away, I’d never have the strength
To go very far
How would…

*** huge thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

This morning, my daughter sat right here, munching her breakfast, too excited to finish it. Now, she is missing.

The day after her ninth birthday, Lucie and Blake Sullivan agree, for the very first time, to let their daughter, Grace, make the four-minute walk back home alone from a friend’s house just down the street.

They joke with friends about hiding behind bushes to ensure she is safe. But the joke turns sour when Grace does not appear.

Despite the best efforts of the police and local community, Grace seems to have vanished into thin air. With hope fading fast, Lucie knows she can rely on her husband to support her through such dark times. That is until the day she makes a shocking discovery, hidden in Blake’s desk, and suddenly she begins to doubt everything she knew about the man she married. 

But Lucie harbours a terrible secret of her own. One that she has never shared with anyone, even Blake …

And as the search for Grace reaches fever pitch, Lucie receives a terrifying message. If she is ever to see Grace again, Lucie has no choice but to face the past she tried hard to bury forever. And she must do it alone.

The most gripping psychological thriller you’ll read this year from the bestselling author K.L. Slater. If you love The Wife Between Us or Gone Girl, you’ll be totally hooked on Finding Grace.


About the Author

Kim is the million-copy bestselling author of seven psychological crime thrillers. FINDING GRACE published 14th February 2019 is her eighth thriller.

Kim’s titles are also published in paperback by Sphere in the UK and Grand Central in the USA.

For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents and collected an impressive stack of rejection slips. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in Creative Writing.

Before graduating in 2012, she gained literary agent representation and a book deal. As Kim says, ‘it was a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’

Kim is a full-time writer. She has one daughter, two stepsons and lives with her husband in Nottingham and Yorkshire.

Publishers: Bookouture, Sphere, Grand Central, Audible
Agent: Camilla Bolton at Darley Anderson 

Author website: www.KLSlaterAuthor.com
Twitter: @KimLSlater
Facebook: KL Slater Author
Instagram: KLSlaterAuthor

Available Now!

Buy Links: 

Instagram|

Goodreads|
Twitter|

Have A wonderful day!

Berit☀️✨

Posted in Blog Tour

The Boy at the Door by Alex Dahl @Hoz_Books @alexdahlauthor #lovebooksgroup #bookreview

Happy Thursday book lovers!

Thrilled to share my review with you or this compelling thriller! I am always eager to read books set in Norway because I am half Norwegian, however I have never been there, maybe someday?!? A huge thank you to Kelly for my invitation to the tour and to Alex Dahl for this compelling book!🇳🇴

THE BOY AT THE DOOR:


Everyone has secrets. Even those who seem to be perfect…

On a rainy October evening, Cecilia Wilborg – loving wife, devoted mother, tennis club regular – is waiting for her kids to finish their swimming lesson. It’s been a long day. She can almost taste the crisp, cold glass of Chablis she’ll pour for herself once the girls are tucked up in bed.

But what Cecilia doesn’t know, is that this is the last time life will feel normal. Tonight she’ll be asked to drop a little boy home, a simple favour that will threaten to expose her deepest, darkest secret…

My Thoughts

A captivating character driven thriller filled with plenty of secrets and deceit!

Oh boy! I love a well-developed multi dimensional character that you love to hate! Cecelia was just that and more… she was a total bitch and the girl owned it! Such a complex character and such a complicated story… A multi layered tale that made my head spin and my jaw drop open as the layers began to fall away… Alex Dahl has crafted together one heck of an entertaining debut!

Sicilia has it all, the house, the kids, the husband, the clothes, the attitude…. but as we all know when something appears to be too good to be true, it probably is… One day when she is picking her daughters up from swimming lessons, there is a little boy who has been forgotten… cecelia is asked if she can take him home, and she begrudgingly agrees…. BUT when they arrive at the little boy’s home it appears to be abandoned and in ill repair… with no other choice Cecelia takes the littl boy Tobias home with her and so the story begins…. admittedly at this point I was thinking, I don’t think I would have agreed to take this little boy home and I am much nicer than Sicilia… not to mention I can’t imagine anyone would release the child to someone without parental permission, but this is Norway, maybe things are different? Then Cecelia takes the boy home with her? I was really thinking hmmm…. but at the end of the day this book was so entertaining and captivating, that I didn’t care if it was plausible or not….

this book sucked me in, I had to know what was up with this little boy… told from the alternating perspectives of Sicilia and Tobias… this book was filled with twists and turns, secrets and assumptions, and an ending that left me reeling! Recommend to any and all thriller lovers!

*** many thanks too Head of Zeus for my copy of this book ***

Alex Dahl is a half-American, half-Norwegian author. Born in Oslo, she wrote The Boy at the Door while living in Sandefjord.


PRAISE FOR THE BOY AT THE DOOR:


“Unsettling, layered, bold, unpredictable, dark. EXCELLENT.” Will Dean, author of Dark Pines


“Remarkable… Dahl is able to ring satisfying changes on the familiar ingredients, and her heroine Cecilia, in particular, is one of the most distinctive that readers will have encountered in recent years.” Crime Time


“Stunning… an extraordinary plot; intricate and twisted with dark secrets emerging at every turn. An engaging mystery with an ending you won’t see coming.” Alexandra Burt

“Heartbreaking and HEAD-SPINNING.” Mary Torjussen, author of Gone Without a Trace

Buy Link

https://amzn.to/2CltDF0

Posted in Blog Tour

The Second Wife by Sheryl Browne @SherylBrowne @bookouture #bookreview

Happy hump day book lovers!

I have no idea how it is already January 30? Where did January go? Time sure flies when you’re always behind! Anyways I am so excited to share with you today my review for this dark twisted thriller! A huge thank you to Kim for my invitation to this tour and two Sheryl Browne for blowing my mind!🤯

She made her bed. You’ll lie in it.

Rebecca only wanted to help out – to be kind. Richard seemed so alone after his wife, Nicole, died, and Rebecca wanted to make sure he knew he had someone to rely on.

But now she’s in Nicole’s immaculate house. Drinking from her favourite crystal wine glass. Keeping shoes in her orderly closet. Comforting her sweet and grieving step-daughter. It feels like Rebecca is living another woman’s life.

And as she gets to know the neighbours, Rebecca hears stories that make her wonder: was free-spirited Nicole happy in this perfect life, or did she feel trapped? Did she feel, as Rebecca is beginning to, that something wasn’t quite right?

The book everyone’s talking about! If you loved The Girl on the TrainThe Wife Between Us and The Girl Before, you’ll be totally gripped and unable to put down this twisty page-turning psychological thriller.

My Thoughts

YES! This was a riveting dark and twisted thriller that completely captivated me!

Sheryl Browne, you seriously blew my mind with this one! This book was darker, twistier, steamier, and more disturbing… hands-down my favorite book from this author thus far! Hold onto your hats and glasses for this one, it is a crazy ride!

Nicole and Rebecca are best friends, they share everything, but I bet they never thought they would share a husband! Nicole is still dealing with her past abusive marriage, even when she is married to the seemingly fabulous Richard… Nicole confesses everything to her BFF Rebecca, she tells her all about her loving husband and how happy they are… SO when Rebecca finds out that Nicole has committed suicide, she is determined to figure out what has really happened… Rebecca meets Richard and is instantly charmed, and before she knows it she has moved into her BFFs house and life… I know what you’re thinking… what? What kind of friend moves in on her deceased Bestie’s husband? Well apparently Rebecca, and I have to say I think this is all kinds of wrong, so shady, but still somehow I liked Rebecca?

The story is told from multiple points of view, and from both the present and the past…. we learn the truth of Nicole and Richard‘s marriage as the layers are slowly peeled away through Nicole’s eyes… we also get the present day story through the eyes of Rebecca, Olivia, and even Richard…. Olivia is richer’s 19-year-old daughter, the girl seriously disturbed me throughout this entire book… this was one strange father daughter dynamic! I really liked both Rebecca and Nicole, I was really conflicted sometimes because I didn’t necessarily agree with their actions, but I really found them both quite likable…. Richard, I am admittedly a bit of a man hater, so I was suspicious of him from page 1… * just to clarify I love my sons, my dad, my brothers, but I really have bad taste in men, so I’m not crazy about anyone that I previously had a relationship with! I’m a little jaded!* so what in the world is going on? Is Richard really a good guy or is it all an act? Is Olivia just a spoiled brat or pure evil? And what in the world is Nicole doing? At about 60% this book goes off the rails, starts zigging and zagging and bobbing and weaving… I had no idea what side was up? Oh what a dark disturbing deceitful journey this book took me on!

This was an intriguing, disturbing, dark, deceitful, twisted, and brilliant book! Absolutely recommend!

🎵🎵🎵 song running through my head! this is the first time I am going to use this song, but I can guarantee it won’t be my last, this is my go to crazy train book song! All aboard!🚂

All aboard!

Hahahahaha

Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye…

Crazy, but that’s how it goes

Millions of people living as foes

Maybe it’s not too late

To learn how to love and forget how to hate

Mental wounds not healing

Life’s a bitter shame

I’m going off the rails on a crazy train

I’m going off the rails on a crazy train

I’ve listened to preachers, I’ve listened to fools

I’ve watched all the dropouts who make their own rules

One person conditioned to rule and control

The media sells it and you live the role

Mental wounds still screaming

Driving me insane

I’m going off the rails on a crazy train

I’m going off the rails on a crazy train

I know that things are going wrong for me

You gotta…

Ozzy Osbourne 1980

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy1V5LHXWbg

*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

About the author
Bestselling Author, Sheryl Browne, brings you powerful psychological thriller and contemporary fiction.  A member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and previously writing for award winning Choc Lit, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing.

So why does Sheryl write in two genres? Quoting E. L. Doctorow, Sheryl says: “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights…” This she thinks sums up a writer’s journey, you never quite know where you are going until you get there. You might start with an outline, but a strong character will always divert from the plot. If Sheryl’s not sure where a character is going, she simply has to trust him to show her the way. Plus, according to one reviewer, she also has a scary insight into the mind of a psychopath. 


To find out more about Sheryl’s novels, go to www.facebook.com/SherylBrowne.Author/ or follow @SherylBrowne on Twitter. 
To find out more about Sheryl, go to www.sherylbrowne.com
Buy Links: 
Have a lovely day! Berit☀️✨
Posted in Blog Tour

The Lock by Andrew Barrett @andrewbarrett @BOTBSpublicity #bookreview

Happy hump day book lovers!

Excited to share with you today this gritty dark and brilliant book! A huge thank you to Sarah for my invitation to the tour and to Andrew Barrett for his gritty words!🔒

I’m Eddie Collins, a CSI. I was finishing up at a sudden death in an old house, waiting for the body snatchers to arrive, when I heard a noise from the cellar.

I had time to kill, so I went to investigate.

Turns out I wasn’t the only one with killing on his mind.

My Thoughts

An old house… a dead body… a key… a cellar… A spine tingling thriller with a horror vibe!

What a crazy, gritty, dark story this was… certain to make you fear the things that go bump in the night…. my friend Kenzie told me I’d needed to keep the lights on for this book, and she was SO right! Eddie Collins has sure gotten himself in one frightening pickle in this book!

This is a novella in the Eddie Collins CSI series, but it can absolutely be read as a standalone… this book leaned a bit more towards the horror genre than I was expecting, but it still was Full of Eddy humor… Full of plenty of grit and Eddie sarcasm… and just enough forensic investigation to quench my CSI thirst!

A little gem in the Eddie Collins series that should not be missed! Recommend!

About the Author

Author biography – Andrew Barrett

Andrew Barrett has enjoyed variety in his professional life, from engine-builder to farmer, from Oilfield Service Technician in Kuwait, to his current role of Senior CSI in Yorkshire.

He’s been a CSI since 1996, and has worked on all scene types from terrorism to murder, suicide to rape, drugs manufacture to bomb scenes. One way or another, Andrew’s life revolves around crime.

In 1997 he finished his first crime thriller, A Long Time Dead, and it’s still a readers’ favourite today, some 120,000 copies later, topping the Amazon charts several times. Two more books featuring SOCO Roger Conniston completed the trilogy.

Today, Andrew is still producing high-quality, authentic crime thrillers with a forensic flavour that attract attention from readers worldwide. He’s also attracted attention from the Yorkshire media, having been featured in the Yorkshire Post, and twice interviewed on BBC Radio Leeds.

He’s best known for his lead character, CSI Eddie Collins, and the acerbic way in which he roots out criminals and administers justice. Eddie’s series is four books and two short stories in length, and there’s still more to come.

Andrew is a proud Yorkshireman and sets all of his novels there, using his home city of Leeds as another major, and complementary, character in each of the stories.

You can find out more about him and his writing at http://www.andrew-barrett.co.uk

Social media links. Andrew Barrett

Contact: andrew@andrewbarrett.co.uk

Website: https://www.andrewbarrett.co.uk

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/AndrewBarrettUK

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndrewBarrett.author

Exclusive Readers Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BarrettERG/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewbarrettauthor

Amazon.co.uk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Andrew-Barrett/e/B0055888Q0/

Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Andrew-Barrett/e/B0055888Q0/

Thank you for dropping by! Berit☀️✨

Posted in Book Bestie Approved

One Fatal Mistake by Tom Hunt @TomHuntWriter @BerkleyPub #bookbestiesonefatalmistake #bookreview

Happy Tuesday bibliophiles!

Excited to share with you today my review for this fast paced thriller that will keep you glued to those pages! This was a group read with my Besties, and we were all riveted by this addictive read!💕

Available February 5, 2019

One Fatal Mistake by Tom Hunt

My Thoughts

An addictive fast paced read that will keep you glued to those pages!

How far would you go to protect your child? A tragic accident… a fatal mistake… a lie… a cover up… A BIG hot mess!

This book was packed full of nonstop action from first page to last… josh was involved in a tragic accident that led to the death of a man… in the process of covering it up Josh and his mom Karen run into Ross and Amber… Ross and Amber have just robbed a bank and are on the run… after Josh and Karen’s lives clash with Ross and Amber things go sideways, in a big way! Not going to go into the plot more, just know it is one wild and crazy ride….

This was such an entertaining read, but it also gave you some food for thought… Karen was a wonderful character and a definite loving mother, but… did she do the right thing? And in this situation is there a right thing? Would you help your child bury the body, literally or figuratively? I really have no idea what I would have done in Karen’s situation, and hopefully I will never need to know! Such a fun twisty story that definitely kept me engaged throughout! A book full of likable characters making some pretty bad decisions! It definitely showed you how one mistake, one lie, can lead to so much tragedy….

A nonstop thrilling thriller that will make your heart beat a little bit faster and make you need to catch your breath! Absolutely recommend!

🎵 Music running through my head! This song kept going through my head, because of Ross and Amber being on the run, and wanted dead or alive!

“It’s all the same, only the names will change

Everyday, it seems we’re wastin’ away

Another place where the faces are so cold

I drive all night just to get back home

I’m a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride

I’m wanted dead or alive”

Bon Jovi 1986

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py6U3XMy-AM

*** thank you to Berkley for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

The author of Killer Choice, a thriller “full of shocks and twists you won’t see coming” (Lee Child), delivers a nail-biting novel about a hit and run, and a lie that goes horribly wrong…

Her son accidentally kills a man.

When eighteen-year-old Joshua Mayo takes a man’s life in a horrible accident, he leaves the scene without reporting the crime to the police. He hopes to put the awful night behind him and move on with his life. But, of course, he ends up telling his mother, Karen, what happened.

Karen has raised Joshua on her own in Cedar Rapids, Iowa–and she’d thought they’d finally made it. He was doing well in school and was only months from starting college. After hearing his dark confession, she is forced to make a choice no parent should have to make, one that draws them both into a web of deceit that will change their lives forever–if they make it out alive….

The Besties Thoughts

Jennifer @ Tarheel Reader

Holly @ Dressed to Read

Mackenzie @ PhDiva

Kendall

there are no friends like book friends! Berit☀️✨

Posted in Book Bestie Approved

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen @greerkh @sarahpekkanen @StMartinsPress #bookbestiesananonymousgirl #bookreview #aktbmbookblog

Happy Monday book lovers!

Tomorrow is publication day for this dark, twisted, and deliciously creepy book! I am so excited to share my review today with you! This was a group read and it is a unanimous must read! Different and even better than this duels first book!🖤🖤

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks;& Sara Pekkanen

My Thoughts

Whoop!They did it again!!! Even better than the first book this writing dual wrote together!

An intense twisty story that will make your head spin and your heart race! A book that made me check behind me just in case somebody creepy was watching! An absolute must read my psychological thriller loving friends, the hype is real!

Jess is a struggling makeup artist trying to find her way in NYC… in need of money she fakes her way into a psychological research project… The research soon begins to spin out of control, leaving Jess bewildered and concerned… soon lines become blurred and research becomes reality…. A naïve girl, a creepy doctor, and a question of ethics… how much money would it take for you to compromise your morality? And how vulnerable does that make you?

Jess was such a sympathetic character, I really adored her, and oh how I felt for her! She really wanted to help her family out and I think that might have blinded her to some huge red flags when it came to good old Dr. Shields… dr. Shields, yikes! SO creepy! I don’t even want to use a pronoun, because I think it is best to go into this book not even knowing if the doctor is a he or a she…. just know they are one manipulative disturbed SOB! There were so many times during this book I was on pins and needle’s, just waiting to see what the doctor would do next!

This book was an intense ride until the very last word! A different and unique approach to the psychological thriller a twist to the twist! Absolutely recommend, this is one of the best!

*** A big thanks to St. Martin’s Press for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed. 

When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding. As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly. 

GET A COPY

The BESTIEs Thoughts

Mackenzie’s Thoughts: Full review on PhDiva
With a tantalizing writing style, this book pulled me in until the final delicious ending scene. I am blown away!!!!!”
Holly’s Thoughts: Full review on Dressed to Read
Highly recommend this suspense filled mind game that pushes all the boundaries.”
Kendall’s Thoughts: Full review on Goodreads

Holy gucamole! This was so incredibly devious and good!

Jennifer Thoughts: Full review on Tarheel Reader

The Wife Between Us is my favorite thriller of 2018, and the bionic author duo is back with an equally enthralling thriller likely to by favorite for 2019-released thrillers. Smooth writing, nail-biting, ramped up tension = the perfect tale of suspense.”

My Thoughts:Full review above🙂

Woomp!They did it again!!! Even better than the first book this writing dual wrote together!

An intense twisty story that will make your head spin and your heart race!

Book friends are the best friend Berit☀️✨

Posted in Psychological Thriller

Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard @wendydheard @HarlequinBooks #bookreview

Happy Thursday bibliophiles! Is anyone else confused as to what day it is? I’m so thrown off by the holidays, not sure what I’m going to do next Monday!

Excited to share with you today my review for this dark twisted story that will keep you in the mind of a psychopath throughout, and I can hardly think of a better way to spend my time!😉😇😏

Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard

My Thoughts

This book will make your mind spin and your palms sweat, an edge of your seat ride into crazy town!
Oh how I love to spend time in the mind of a psychopath! Although in the case of Sean you were never quite sure if he was a psychopath or a victim? This really was what set this book a bit apart, the not knowing if you were sympathetic towards the bad guy or the good guy… but good or bad Sean was definitely an odd duck…

Sean has recently been released from a psychiatric hospital, for reasons you’re not completely sure of until later in the book… his mother and he have relocated from San Francisco to Texas, The assumption is that Sean has brought shame on the family…. Shawn’s mother is a controlling, judgemental, condescending, neurosurgeon…. so I’m guessing there weren’t a ton of hugs and kisses and complements in Sean’s past… Shawn is an artist who spends his days drawing at a local amusement park, that is where he meets Annabelle… Shawn is immediately entranced by Annabel, and Annabelle seems to be charmed by quirky Sean… while on their first date somebody kidnaps Annabelle, and Sean is determined to find her… so who took Annabel? And why? And does Sean have something to do with this?Oh the mind f***!

Sean was both off putting an endearing, someone you wanted to give a hug and run away from…. I really had no idea if he was good or bad, or innocent or guilty, until the bitter end… Annabel was complicated, I really never could get a complete handle on her character…. two characters I didn’t necessarily like, but they were so well developed flaws and all! The book completely sucks you in from the beginning, this lonely eccentric character with an artist hand, what is really going on inside him? The pace slows down a bit in the middle with the search for Annabel, although I felt every piece of this puzzle was necessary…. then that ending! Wow that was explosive an unexpected and has you thinking to yourself what the actual f*** did I just read?

A dark and twisty creepy story that will keep you on your toes throughout, absolutely recommend!

*** A huge thank you to Harlequin Mira for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

Sean Suh is done with killing. After serving three years in a psychiatric prison, he’s determined to stay away from temptation. But he can’t resist Annabelle–beautiful, confident, incandescent Annabelle–who alone can see past the monster to the man inside. The man he’s desperately trying to be.

Then Annabelle disappears.

Sean is sure she’s been kidnapped—he witnessed her being taken first hand—but the police are convinced that Sean himself is at the centre of this crime. And he must admit, his illness has caused him to “lose time” before. What if there’s more to what happened than he’s able to remember?

Though haunted by the fear that it might be better for Annabelle if he never finds her, Sean can’t bring himself to let go of her without a fight. To save her, he’ll have to do more than confront his own demons… He’ll have to let them loose.

GET A COPY

Have a Fab Day! Berit📚💕

Posted in Blog Tour

Godlefe’s Cuckoo (Danny Lancaster #6) by Bill Todd #GodlefesCuckoo @williamjtodd @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours

Happy Thursday book friends! Finished up all my Christmas shopping yesterday, now I just need to get those gifts wrapped!🎁

This is my final blog tour of 2018! Thank you so much Emma for the invitation! Looking forward to many more in 2019!💚❄️

GODLEFES CUCKOO Front Final - LDanny Lancaster has been missing since the fishing boat exploded. Police are closing their inquiry but Wanda Lovejoy continues her campaign to find the truth. An evil man kept alive by machines nurses a corrosive hate. As drugs and disease pull his dying mind apart he throws his crime empire into a scorched earth quest to find one man. If Danny Lancaster isn’t dead he soon will be.

My Thoughts

A complicated tale of intrigue and suspense!

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I picked this book up, but I have to admit I was quite surprised! This was a compelling story that kept me up late into the night flipping those pages! This is the fifth book in the series.. however it can absolutely be read as a standalone, but as in all series you are missing out on some character development… also at the beginning of this book Danny Lancaster the main character of the series is missing and presumed dead…

This book was chock-full of a lot of characters that kept you on your toes… so many characters, but all pretty well developed, it did add to the complexity but that just requires a little more focus…. I have to admit though Wanda Lovejoy (love that last name) was my favorite, loved her! The story really had a bit of everything international intrigue, mobsters, suspense, and of course a little kidnapping!

This book made me realize that I cannot judge a book by its title! No offense, but that title just did not draw me in as much as others have … but that’s a me thing!

** recommended **

Purchase Links:

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Godlefes-Cuckoo-Bill-Todd-ebook/dp/B079Z7Z4MW/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1543678048&sr=1-1&keywords=godlefes+cuckoo

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Godlefes-Cuckoo-Bill-Todd-ebook/dp/B079Z7Z4MW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543679030&sr=8-1&keywords=godlefe%27s+cuckoo

2018-09-25 15.28.30-2

About Bill Todd:

I’m a journalist and travel writer who has visited more than 40 countries from the white wastes of Arctic Finland to the ancient deserts of Namibia. Love a good wilderness. I received the Ed Lacy travel award in 2007.

I’ve written six crime thrillers featuring soldier-turned-investigator Danny Lancaster and was startled and delighted to be voted one of the 100 best crime authors in the WH Smith readers’ poll in 2015. I’ve also written three short factual military histories. I live to write although keyboard time has been cut lately with the arrival of grandson Theo.

Social Media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/williamjtodd

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

Website: http://www.billtodd.co.uk/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/billtodd_writer/

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bill-Todd/e/B008SA121U/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

GodlefesCuckoo

thank you for dropping by! Berit☀️✨

Posted in Book Bestie Approved

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks;& Sarah Pekkanen #bookbestiereadsanonymousgirl #lookingforward

Happy Wednesday bibliophiles! Also happy birthday to Jennifer over at Tarheel Reader! Be sure to drop by and wish her a happy day!🎉🎉🎉

Today I am taking another look forward at a book the girls and I finished up this week! We all absolutely LOVED it! I personally thought this was even better than the first book these authors wrote together! It was creepy, twisty, and full of delicious misdirection! This book is coming out soon in January 2019, strongly encourage you to add this one to your TBR!📚😍

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks;& Sara Pekkanen

About the Book

Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed. 

When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding. As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly. 

GET A COPY

The BESTIEs Thoughts

Mackenzie’s Thoughts:
With a tantalizing writing style, this book pulled me in until the final delicious ending scene. I am blown away!!!!!”
Holly’s Thoughts:
Highly recommend this suspense filled mind game that pushes all the boundaries.”
Kendall’s Thoughts:

Holy gucamole! This was so incredibly devious and good!

Jennifer Thoughts:

The Wife Between Us is my favorite thriller of 2018, and the bionic author duo is back with an equally enthralling thriller likely to by favorite for 2019-released thrillers. Smooth writing, nail-biting, ramped up tension = the perfect tale of suspense.”

My Thoughts:

Woop!They did it again!!! Even better than the first book this writing dual wrote together!

An intense twisty story that will make your head spin and your heart race!

Book friends are the best friend Berit☀️✨

Posted in Book Bestie Approved

Trust Me by Hank Phillippi @HankPRyan #bookbestietrustme #bookreview

Happy hump day book lovers!

Thrilled to share my review for this thriller with you today! This was a group read with my BOOK BESTIES and it definitely encourage a lively discussion!💕❄️💕

Trust Me by Hank Philippi Ryan

My Thoughts

This book was a little quart room drama, a little psychological thriller, a little mystery, and a lot intriguing!

This book will leave you bewildered and unsettled and not knowing which way is up! A book about motherhood, tragedy, justice, and hope…. Astoria filled with lies, deception, terrible truths, and redemption… A book that will anger you, frustrate you, and leave you reeling….

Ripped from the headlines, Ashlyn is accused of killing her three-year-old daughter Tasha Nicole… Mercer is a journalist who is grieving the death of her husband and young daughter Sophia…. Mercer takes a job to write a true crime story about Ashlyn and so the threads of these women’s lives begin to tangle… The blurb to the story is short and sweet, so I will stop here with the plot….

Mercer is a likable and sympathetic character whose grief is palpable…Ashlyn on the other hand is unlikable, unsympathetic, and cold as ice…. but as much as I disliked her she was extremely well drawn… The ultimate unreliable narrator, because I don’t think a true word ever came out of her mouth…. A liar like no other, and she was really good at it, half the time I was convinced of her stories…. and to be honest I’m still not sure what the truth is! The girl twisted everything and I mean everything, she turned Mercer and me upside down and inside out and every other direction…. what a brilliantly deceitful character that made this book so very compelling! A book that will hold your attention from first page to last and leave you satisfied…
Absolutely recommend to anyone who enjoys a thriller filled with complex characters and plenty of twists!

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

About the Book

An accused killer insists she’s innocent of a heinous murder.

A grieving journalist surfaces from the wreckage of her shattered life.

Their unlikely alliance leads to a dangerous cat and mouse game that will leave you breathless.

Who can you trust when you can’t trust yourself?

Trust Me

GET A COPY

The Besties

Jennifer @ Tarheel Reader

Holly @ Dressed to Read

Mackenzie @ PhDiva

Kendall

Book friends are the best friends! Berit☀️✨