Book Review: All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

All the Beautiful Lies - Peter Swanson

This is the third novel I’ve read by Swanson, I loved both The Kind Worth Killing and Her Every Fear, so it should come as no surprise that I loved his latest novel, All the Beautiful Lies.

Book Description:

Harry Ackerson has always considered his stepmother Alice to be sexy and beautiful, in an “otherworldly” way. She has always been kind and attentive, if a little aloof in the last few years.

Days before his college graduation, Alice calls with shocking news. His father is dead and the police think it’s suicide. Devastated, Harry returns to his father’s home in Maine. There, he and Alice will help each other pick up of the pieces of their lives and uncover what happened to his father.

Shortly after he arrives, Harry meets a mysterious young woman named Grace McGowan. Though she claims to be new to the area, Harry begins to suspect that Grace may not be a complete stranger to his family. But she isn’t the only attractive woman taking an interest in Harry. The sensual Alice is also growing closer, coming on to him in an enticing, clearly sexual way.

Mesmerized by these two women, Harry finds himself falling deeper under their spell. Yet the closer he gets to them, the more isolated he feels, disoriented by a growing fear that both women are hiding dangerous—even deadly—secrets . . . and that neither one is telling the truth. Continue reading “Book Review: All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson”


Book Review: Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

Let Me Lie - Clare Mackintosh

After loving Mackintosh’s two previous books, I was so excited to read her latest one.

Book Description:

The police say it was suicide.
Anna says it was murder.
They’re both wrong.

One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since.
Now with a young baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to ask questions about her parents’ deaths. But by digging up the past, is she putting her future in danger? Sometimes it’s safer to let things lie . . .

The stunning, twisty new psychological thriller from number one bestseller Clare Mackintosh, author of I LET YOU GO and I SEE YOU. Continue reading “Book Review: Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh”

Book Review: The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton

The Perfect Girlfriend - Karen Hamilton

Ever since reading a review of The Perfect Girlfriend on The Belgian Reviewer’s blog, I knew it was a novel I had to read! Is there any such thing as “the perfect girlfriend?” – Juliette certainly thinks so…

Book Description:

Juliette loves Nate.
She will follow him anywhere. She’s even become a flight attendant for his airline, so she can keep a closer eye on him.

They are meant to be.
The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing. Because Juliette has a plan to win him back.

She is the perfect girlfriend.
And she’ll make sure no one stops her from getting exactly what she wants.

True love hurts, but Juliette knows it’s worth all the pain… Continue reading “Book Review: The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton”

Blog Tour | Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts (@rararesources)

Hiding - Jenny Morton Potts

I’m delighted to be kicking off the Hiding blog tour with a book spotlight and giveaway! The minute I saw this book, it was instant cover love. If you’re a fan of psychological thrillers this book may appeal to you. So, let me shine a spotlight on this novel and then you can enter the giveaway!

Book Description:

A gripping psychological thriller with chilling twists, from a unique new voice.

Keller Baye and Rebecca Brown live on different sides of the Atlantic. Until she falls in love with him, Rebecca knows nothing of Keller. But he’s known about her for a very long time, and now he wants to destroy her.

This is the story of two families. One living under the threat of execution in North Carolina. The other caught up in a dark mystery in the Scottish Highlands. The families’ paths are destined to cross. But why? And can anything save them when that happens? Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts (@rararesources)”

Book Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things - Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is such a well-known author, I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to pick up one of her books. I read Small Great Things in a readalong with 14 other readers and, wow, did it generate a lot of discussion – once you’ve read the synopsis, I’m sure you’ll see why.

Book Description:

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong. Continue reading “Book Review: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult”