Atheists Who Kneel and Pray

35186206by Tarryn Fisher
Published July 13th, 2017
Contemporary Romance
4 Stars

 

“You don’t forgive because they deserve it. Most of the time they don’t. You forgive to keep your heart soft. To move forward without bitterness. Forgiveness is for you.”

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Beneath the Surface

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

Dear Aaron

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by Mariana Zapata
Published June 10th, 2017
Romance
4 Stars

 

Ruby Santos knew exactly what she was getting herself into when she signed up to write a soldier overseas.
The guidelines were simple: one letter or email a week for the length of his or her deployment. Care packages were optional.
Been there, done that. She thought she knew what to expect.
What she didn’t count on was falling in love with the guy.

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Into the Water

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by Paula Hawkins
Published May 2nd, 2017 by Riverhead Books
Mystery
3.5 Stars

 

I cannot even begin to imagine the pressure Paula Hawkins must have been in after the massive success of The Girl on the Train. It was such a huge hit that I could understand if she didn’t release a book after it. I mean, look at Gillian Flynn after Gone Girl and E.L. James after the Fifty Shades Series, the expectations from the public would be too much and certainly too hard to match. Continue reading

Blood Sisters

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by Jane Corry
Expected publication: June 29th, 2017 by Penguin
Mystery/Thriller
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 Fourth Monkey

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by J.D. Barker
Published: 27th June 2017 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mystery/Thriller
4.5 Stars

 

I loved every minute of this amazingly crafted, sick and twisted book! I have tried to find the right words to say but I keep erasing everything because they all feel like I am not doing the book justice. J.D. Barker has done such a fantastic job with this one. Continue reading

The Girl At The Bar

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by Nicolas Nash
Published
Mystery/Thriller
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

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