Review: A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell

Michelle Campbell is a new to me author, though I have had my eye on her debut novel, It’s Always the Husband, for over a year now. When this book came up for review, I was excited to try something by this author, even if it wasn’t the book that I had had my eye on for so long.

I enjoy domestic thrillers and this one sounded like it was going to be one of those books that I would devour in one or two sittings. And based on a number of other reviews that I had read,  most people would agree that this book could easily be read in a sitting or two since it was fast paced—like many domestic thrillers.

That’s why I needed up picking this book up rather late, I had it up for review on a Wednesday and started reading it on a Sunday afternoon with the hope that it would be a fast read that I would enjoy either at home or on the beach with my family. Continue reading “Review: A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell”

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Special Feature: The Heart Keeper by Alex Dahl

Last year I read the debut thriller by Alex Dahl, The Boy at the Door, and though it was pretty good! The author has a unique story telling style and really captures the darkness of Scandinavian thrillers.

Now this summer Dahl is back with another new thriller and I am ecstatic to share all the details with you guys and I also have a giveaway up on my Instagram this week so be sure to get our entries in for this book as you don’t want to miss it!

This book promises the same dark and psychological twists that this author is known for plus some intense emotions and very thought provoking. It’s out now so be sure to add it to your TBR list as it sounds like a very promising read this summer! Continue reading “Special Feature: The Heart Keeper by Alex Dahl”

Review: The Last Woman in the Forest by Diane Les Becquets

I wanted to read this book for entirely superficial reasons.

I loved the dog on the cover.

I know, I know, you can barely see the dog but I know it’s a husky and I have a husky so as a husky lover, I couldn’t pass this book up based on that alone. That and in the summary it sounded like said dog was going to be part of the book, as the main character worked with rescue dogs.

So that’s what roped me in initially, but then I read the description and I liked the sound of the thriller/suspense genre mixed with a romance aspect of the book, so I decided to give it a try. Continue reading “Review: The Last Woman in the Forest by Diane Les Becquets”

Review: The Night Before by Wendy Walker

This one arrived on my desk a couple of weeks ago and I loved the classic thriller cover. Thrillers have such a distinct style of cover and I opened this one and I was like ‘yep thriller’ before I even got it out of the package.

Author, Wendy Walker, has written a few other thrillers and her latest one, The Night Before, has had a ton of advanced praise and is popping up all over my social media! I was intrigued mostly by the cover because I thought it was eye catching, but the summary sounded promising and interesting.

While there is a summary for the book—it’s short. It doesn’t really give you a whole lot to go on, and for the most part it sounds pretty basic—-girl goes missing. Blah. Except that it leaves you feeling like wait, that’s it?! So basic but yet I want to know more, because thrillers are anything but basic right? That’s exactly how this one hooked me in. Even the press package gave me only the slightest hint of what this book was about. The summary was brief and tantalizing and left me wanting to know more. Continue reading “Review: The Night Before by Wendy Walker”

Special Feature: The Last Thing She Remembers by J.S. Monroe

You all know how I love a good thriller. There is nothing better on a lazy weekend or especially on a beach or dark stormy night…..ok who am I kidding, thrillers are always fun to read!

I’m excited to tell you about this new psychological thriller that just came out yesterday!

After achieving international acclaim and bestselling success around the world with his novel Find Me, J.S. Monroe returns to chill readers with a gripping, twisting psychological thriller, THE LAST THING SHE REMEMBERS (Park Row Books; May 28, 2019;  $15.99 U.S./$19.99 CAN).

It’s about a woman who tries to reconstruct her life and identity while suffering from stress induced amnesia when her bag is stolen in Heathrow Airport.  In the vein of S.J. Watson’sBefore I Go to Sleep and Wendy Walker’s All is Not Forgotten, Monroe’s forthcoming novel is a story about memory, identity, and how people are not always what they seem.

Following a rough week of traveling for work, Jemma’s handbag with all her important possessions including her passport, credit cards, laptop, and house keys is stolen at the airport. Even more disturbing, when she goes to report the incident, she realizes she can’t recall her own name. Home and her past no longer exist in her mind, but the only thing in her pocket is a train ticket “home.” Jemma is a source of mystery when she arrives at the sleepy Wiltshire village where she thought she lived and quickly becomes a cause of fear and curiosity amongst the locals when no one recognizes her. Is she a victim or a killer? Where did she come from? All at the same time as she is thinking: Who are these people? Who am I?

In this shocking tale of deception and murky paths, J.S. Monroe forces readers raise dark questions about who we are, who we think we are, and who we pretend to be

About the Author

J.S. Monroe studied English at Cambridge University, worked as a freelance journalist in London and was a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4. He was also a foreign correspondent in Delhi for the Daily Telegraph and was on its staff in London as Weekend editor. He is the author of six other novels and lives in Wiltshire, England, with his wife and their three children.

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