Beneath the Surface

34204813by Sibel Hodge
Published July 27th, 2017 by Thomas & Mercer
3.5 Stars

Dean Hudson didn’t look evil…so what could drive an ordinary boy to kill?
When the teenage son of Holly Gold’s school friend brutally murders his parents before killing himself, her sleepy hometown is rocked by the sudden tragedy.
Appalled, Holly investigates. What could have caused the happy-go-lucky boy she remembers to commit such a heinous crime? When another teen commits suicide, she uncovers a horrifying link between the recent deaths and a dark conspiracy to hide the truth.
But someone doesn’t want Holly asking questions and, as she hunts for evidence to prove her theory, she’s dragged into a nightmare that threatens her life and her sanity. Then tragedy strikes again—and this time it’s closer to home… Continue reading

Blood Sisters


by Jane Corry
Expected publication: June 29th, 2017 by Penguin
3.5 Stars


My Husband’s Wife was the debut novel by Jane Cory and I read it earlier this year. For a debut, it was not bad even though it didn’t leave me itching to turn the pages so fast. When I saw that she has a new book coming up I got excited and even more excited when I received an ARC, which I am thankful for. Continue reading

The Girl At The Bar


by Nicolas Nash
3.5 Stars

Rebecca, a cancer researcher goes missing after a one-night stand with a questionable man. Her disappearance happens in the middle of a battle between two pharmaceutical companies on the quest to find a cure for cancer. She is the best researcher they have had and she has done substantial work towards the ultimate goal of both companies. Continue reading

The Other Girl


by Erica Spindler
Expected publication: August 22nd 2017 by St. Martin’s Press
4 Stars

Officer Miranda Rader is a well-respected officer in the Hammond, Louisiana police department. No one would have guessed that she had an unruly past and had even spent some time in juvenile detention. Fourteen years ago, a crime was committed against her and she was able to get away but she left behind somebody who needed help. The only problem was that her track record with law enforcement before that date had never been good and so they did not believe her when she reported the crime. Continue reading

Release Day:Here and Gone


by Haylen Beck
Published: June 20th 2017 by Crown Publishing Group
Mystery Thriller
4.5 Stars


I read this about a month ago and I really enjoyed it! It’s out now and you can also get to love it as much as I did!

Audra Kinney is on the run. She has her two kids in the backseat and a trunk full of everything she dimmed essential to haul across the country. They are on their way to California from New York to start a new life. Audra’s husband was abusive and she finally got the courage to leave him. The only problem is that he has sent the child services after her because he claims she is an unfit mother. This means that every cop car she comes across spooks her out and so she tries to be on her best behavior. But everything goes wrong when they are driving through Arizona. Continue reading

My Husband’s Wife


by Jane Corry
Published January 31st 2017 by Pamela Dorman Books
4 Stars


“The fact that you no longer have a right to grieve for someone you once shared your life with makes the pain even worse.”

I picked this one up on a whim, it was not even on my TBR list even though I had seen it around on bookstagram. When I found it at Nakumatt when I was walking by the Books First section (seriously, I was just walking by) I just grabbed it. Books First is the reason I have so many books in my shelf that I have not gotten around to reading. They can have books at really good prices to be honest I just wish they had a wide variety because their collection often feels limited. After picking this one up, I started reading it in the car on my way home and I was done with almost a hundred pages by the time I got there. Continue reading

Never Let You Go


by Chevy Stevens
Published March 14th 2017 by St. Martin’s Press
4 Stars


This book was so hard to put down! I was drawn in by the title and the cover and boy am I glad I read it. I’m almost mad at myself because I didn’t know about Chevy Stevens before this book and she gave a good story. At first I thought I knew where it was going but then it got to appoint I thought it would go some other way but in the end I had it all wrong and that kind of pissed me off. I always want to be right, who doesn’t? Let me just say that this was a perfect book to pique my interest in Chevy Stevens’ work because I will definitely be picking up something else from her previous work just to see if she holds up. Continue reading

City of Saints & Thieves


by Natalie C. Anderson
Published January 24th 2017
Young Adult/Mystery
4 Stars


Question: What is worth more than diamonds and gold? What is the most stable currency? What thing, when stolen, becomes most dangerous and precious of all?
Answer: a secret.

This is a young adult contemporary fiction set in modern day Kenya about revenge. The story is set in a fictionalized city called Sangui which is meant to be a mix between Mombasa’s coastal vibes and Nairobi’s hustling nature. It also takes us to Congo and follows the plight of women today in that country with many businesses and government officials not putting in a lot of effort to fix the problems. This was such a breath of fresh air when it comes to YA books. It almost gave me the same feeling I got when I was reading Rubbing Stones by Nancy Burkey. Continue reading