Weekly Wrap-Up (Mar 13)

Weekly Wrap-Up



BOOKS READ

• The Body in the Apartment by Judi Lynn (eARC)
• Born to Run by Christopher McDougall (audio)

The Body in the Apartment by Judi LynnBorn to Run by Christopher McDougall


CURRENTLY READING

• Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel (eARC)
• Artemis by Andy Weir (print)
• Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (audio)

Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie WrobelArtemis by Andy WeirTurtles All the Way Down by John Green


ADDED TO MY TBR

No new books added this week.


BLOG POSTS

Book Review: The Deep by Alma Katsu
Book Review: Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth
Book Review: Revolver Road by Christi Daugherty
• Weekly Wrap-Up (Mar 13)


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Book Review: Revolver Road by Christi Daugherty

Revolver Road by Christi Daugherty


BOOK INFO

Title: Revolver Road
Author: Christi Daugherty
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publish Date: March 10, 2020
Genre: Mystery – Crime
Series: Harper McClain #3
Goodreads Ratings: Me 5.00 / Community 4.26


BOOK BLURB

Crime reporter Harper McClain is back on the beat when a troubled musician vanishes in Christi Daugherty’s Revolver Road.

Even in the chill of February, no place touches Harper McClain’s heart like Savannah. She should be walking beneath the historic city’s towering oaks, surrounded by graceful mansions. Instead, she’s hiding miles away on Tybee Island after a mysterious voice on the phone warned her that someone wanted her dead. The call was too specific to ignore. The caller knew everything about her. But that was months ago, and she’s getting tired of being scared.

Her only escape is her work at the newspaper, where the hottest story in town is the disappearance of Xavier Rayne. The singer had a hit album on his hands, and was about to go on tour, but then he walked out of his beachfront home and vanished. The police believe he drowned, but Harper suspects his disappearance may be more ominous than that. Something doesn’t feel right about it.

His bandmates and actress girlfriend say he’s run away before. They expect him to come home. Until a body washes up with two bullet holes in it. Now everyone in Rayne’s life is a suspect. As Harper digs deeper into the case, though, the threats against her own life return. The phone call she received was very real. A killer from her past is coming for her.

Now she must solve two murders, or end up dying on Revolver Road…



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MY REVIEW

Crime reporter Harper McClain is back in the third book in this crime series. Someone wants Harper dead, and she’s been scared into hiding. She’s tired of hiding though, and she believes finding who killed her mother will help solve the mystery of who is after her. For work, Harper is staying busy with the case of missing man Xavier Rayne, a popular musician. Harper works to solve both mysteries.

The mysteries are intriguing. One mystery has Harper digging into the past, and learning the truth about her mother’s murder. The other mystery involves a celebrity that everyone assumes drowned, but Harper suspects there’s more to the story. The characters are well-developed, and I especially like Harper. She is smart, independent, and hard-working. I love settings like Savannah, with such a rich history, the setting is like another character and adds to the enjoyment of the story.

This is one of my favorite mystery series, so I was excited to read this latest book. I’m happy to say, this continues to be an engaging series. I recommend reading this series in order.

Compelling characters. Entertaining story. Atmospheric setting. A recommended read for fans of crime thrillers with strong female protagonists.

I received a free digital copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.


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Book Review: Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth

Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth


BOOK INFO

Title: Unfollow Me
Author: Charlotte Duckworth
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publish Date: March 10, 2020
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Series: na
Goodreads Ratings: Me 5.00 / Community 3.90


BOOK BLURB

A gripping domestic thriller examining the terrifying depths of our social media obsessions.

You can’t stop watching her.

Violet Young is a hugely popular journalist-turned-mummy-influencer, with three children, a successful husband and a million subscribers on YouTube who tune in daily to watch her everyday life unfold.

Until the day she’s no longer there.

But one day she disappears from the online world – her entire social media presence deleted overnight, with no explanation. Has she simply decided that baring her life to all online is no longer a good idea, or has something more sinister happened to Violet?

But do you really know who Violet is?

Her fans are obsessed with finding out the truth, but their search quickly reveals a web of lies, betrayal, and shocking consequences…



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MY REVIEW

Violet is a popular social media influencer and “mom” vlogger with over a million followers. When all of her social media accounts are suddenly deleted, fans start to question what happened. Some think Violet simply decided to quit it all, while others believe something more sinister has happened.

Told from multiple points of view – Lily, Yvonne, and Henry. Lily and Yvonne are fans that have unhealthy obsessions with Violet. Henry is Violet’s husband. Everyone has secrets.

A witty psychological thriller. Unreliable narrators in a story about social media and obsession. Clever, engaging, and highly entertaining.

I received a free digital copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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Book Review: The Deep by Alma Katsu

The Deep by Alma Katsu


BOOK INFO

Title: The Deep
Author: Alma Katsu
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Publish Date: March 10, 2020
Genre: Horror
Series: na
Goodreads Ratings: Me 4.00 / Community 3.65


BOOK BLURB

From the acclaimed and award-winning author of The Hunger comes an eerie, psychological twist on one of the world’s most renowned tragedies, the sinking of the Titanic and the ill-fated sail of its sister ship, the Britannic.

Someone, or something, is haunting the ship. Between mysterious disappearances and sudden deaths, the guests of the Titanic have found themselves suspended in an eerie, unsettling twilight zone from the moment they set sail. Several of them, including maid Annie Hebley, guest Mark Fletcher, and millionaires Madeleine Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim, are convinced there’s something sinister–almost otherwordly–afoot. But before they can locate the source of the danger, as the world knows, disaster strikes.

Years later, Annie, having survived that fateful night, has attempted to put her life back together. Working as a nurse on the sixth voyage of the Titanic‘s sister ship, the Britannic, newly refitted as a hospital ship, she happens across an unconscious Mark, now a soldier fighting in World War I. At first, Annie is thrilled and relieved to learn that he too survived the sinking, but soon, Mark’s presence awakens deep-buried feelings and secrets, forcing her to reckon with the demons of her past–as they both discover that the terror may not yet be over.

Brilliantly combining the supernatural with the height of historical disaster, The Deep is an exploration of love and destiny, desire and innocence, and, above all, a quest to understand how our choices can lead us inexorably toward our doom.



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MY REVIEW

Told with alternating timelines and alternating points of view. The main character is Annie, who survived the Titanic and is now working aboard the Britannic. While aboard the Titanic, Annie felt an evil presence. Now on the Britannic, evil is still present.

Annie is running from something, but it’s not clear what until later in the book. An unsettling thing for Annie on the Britannic is that she recognizes one of the wounded soldiers as Mark. On the Titanic, Mark, his wife, and child were first class passengers, and Annie was not aware that he had survived. At first, his presence is a good thing, but dark secrets are slowly revealed.

A dark and eerie novel that combines historical fiction and horror. Good for readers who enjoyed Katsu’s The Hunger. Gothic and mysterious.

I received a free digital copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.


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Weekly Wrap-Up (Mar 6)

Weekly Wrap-Up



BOOKS READ

• You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (eARC)
• The Deep by Alma Katsu (eARC)
• Snakes and Ladders by Victoria Selman (ebook)
• Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (audio)

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah PekkanenThe Deep by Alma KatsuSnakes and Ladders by Victoria SelmanUnbroken by Laura Hillenbrand


CURRENTLY READING

• Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier (print)
• Revolver Road by Christi Daugherty (eARC)
• Haunted House Ghost by James J. Cudney (ebook)
• The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin (audio)

Cold Mountain by Charles FrazierRevolver Road by Christi DaughertyHaunted House Ghost by James J. CudneyThe City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin


ADDED TO MY TBR

• Checked Out for Murder by Allison Brook
• Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen Byron
• Read or Alive by Nora Page

Checked Out for Murder by Allison BrookMurder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen ByronRead or Alive by Nora Page


BLOG POSTS

Book Review: You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Single-Word Titles
March 2020 TBR
• Weekly Wrap-Up (Mar 6)


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March 2020 TBR

Happy March!

I have a lot of ARCs on my TBR this month. I also hope to fit in some books from Kindle Unlimited and a couple of books I own. One of my reading goals for the year is to read more books that I own, so I’m canceling my KU this month. I usually subscribe to it for a few months then take a break for a while. During the months without it, I plan to focus more on reading books already on my shelves.



Revolver Road by Christi DaughertyThe Return by Rachel HarrisonThe Deep by Alma KatsuThe Body in the Apartment by Judi LynnProblem Child by Victoria Helen StoneDarling Rose Gold by Stephanie WrobelGirl Can't Help It by Max Allan CollinsHaunted House Ghost by James J. CudneyA Criminal Justice by William L. Myers, Jr.Snakes and Ladders by Victoria SelmanCold Mountain by Charles FrazierArtemis by Andy Weir



ARCs

• Revolver Road by Christi Daugherty
• The Return by Rachel Harrison
• The Deep by Alma Katsu
• The Body in the Apartment by Judi Lynn
• Problem Child by Victoria Helen Stone
• Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel


Kindle Unlimited

• Girl Can’t Help It by Max Allan Collins
• Haunted House Ghost by James J. Cudney
• A Criminal Justice by William L. Myers, Jr.
• Snakes and Ladders by Victoria Selman


Owned Books

• Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
• Artemis by Andy Weir



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Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Single-Word Titles

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. It is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Books With Single-Word Titles. Below are 10 mysteries and thrillers that I enjoyed.

1. Sadie by Courtney Summers
2. Disturbed by Jennifer Jaynes
3. You by Caroline Kepnes
4. Lies by T.M. Logan
5. Hounded by David Rosenfelt
6. Deranged by T.R. Ragan
7. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
8. Robicheaux by James Lee Burke
9. Witness by Caroline Mitchell
10. Verity by Colleen Hoover

Sadie by Courtney SummersDisturbed by Jennifer JaynesYou by Caroline KepnesLies by T.M. LoganHounded by David RosenfeltDeranged by T.R. RaganPostmortem by Patricia CornwellRobicheaux by James Lee BurkeWitness by Caroline MitchellVerity by Colleen Hoover


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Book Review: You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen


BOOK INFO

Title: You Are Not Alone
Author: Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publish Date: March 3, 2020
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Series: na
Goodreads Ratings: Me 4.00 / Community 3.92


BOOK BLURB

The electrifying #1 New York Times bestselling authors of THE WIFE BETWEEN US and AN ANONYMOUS GIRL return with a brand new novel of psychological suspense.

Shay Miller wants to find love, but it eludes her. She wants to be fulfilled, but her job is a dead end. She wants to belong, but her life is increasingly lonely.

Until Shay meets the Moore sisters. Cassandra and Jane live a life of glamorous perfection, and always get what they desire. When they invite Shay into their circle, everything seems to get better.

Shay would die for them to like her.
She may have to.



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MY REVIEW

Shay witnesses a woman commit suicide, and becomes consumed with wanting to know more about the dead woman. She befriends some of the woman’s friends. Shay wants friends. They have darker ideas.

Told using multiple points of view – Shay and the dead woman’s friends. Shay is lonely and struggling. She’s working as a temp since getting downsized at her last job. She’s single, but wants a relationship. Her friends are busy moving on, and Shay is feeling a little left behind. Shay is a data analyst and loves statistics. After witnessing a suicide, she uses her research skills to learn about the dead woman. When she meets the woman’s friends, they seem so glamorous, and she dreams of being accepted into their circle. The dead woman’s six friends have something they are hiding though.

A fun psychological thriller. Shay is relatable and a little quirky. Fans of this writing duo will likely enjoy this latest novel by them. Suspenseful, fast-paced, and wild.

I received a free digital copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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February 2020 Wrap-Up

Monthly Recap


TOP 5 FEBRUARY READS

1. The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

2. Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth
Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth

3. Pretty as a Picture by Elizabeth Little
Pretty as a Picture by Elizabeth Little

4. Follow Me by Kathleen Barber
Follow Me by Kathleen Barber

5. The Breakdown by B.A. Paris
The Breakdown by B.A. Paris


STATS

BOOKS READ
· print – 3
· digital – 9
· audio – 10

YEARLY READING CHALLENGES
· Genre Bingo – 10/25
· Popsugar – 17/50


ON THE BLOG

BOOK REVIEWS
· Behind Every Lie by Christina McDonald
· Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes by Kathleen West
· Dead to Her by Sarah Pinborough
· The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica
· The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
· Pretty as a Picture by Elizabeth Little
· Follow Me by Kathleen Barber
· Watching from the Dark by Gytha Lodge

WEEKLY WRAP-UPS
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Feb 7)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Feb 14)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Feb 21)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Feb 28)

BOOKISH UPDATES
· February 2020 TBR
· Netgally & Edelweiss Shelves (February 2020)
· February 2020 Wrap-Up


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Weekly Wrap-Up (Feb 28)

Weekly Wrap-Up



BOOKS READ

• Watching from the Dark by Gytha Lodge (eARC)

Watching from the Dark by Gytha Lodge


CURRENTLY READING

• The Silence by Daisy Pearce (ebook)
• The Night Fire by Michael Connelly (audio)

The Silence by Daisy PearceThe Night Fire by Michael Connelly


ADDED TO MY TBR

• The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell
• Until I Find You by Rea Frey

The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele CampbellUntil I Find You by Rea Frey


BLOG POSTS

Book Review: Pretty as a Picture by Elizabeth Little
Book Review: Follow Me by Kathleen Barber
Book Review: Watching from the Dark by Gytha Lodge
• Weekly Wrap-Up (Feb 28)


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