Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone

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 I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone. I tend to mostly read mysteries and thrillers, and prefer contemporary over historical fiction. I do read a fair amount of books in other genres though, and often end up enjoying them. The books listed below fall under fantasy, science fiction, or historical fiction. These are books I enjoyed more than I expected.

1. Circe by Madeline Miller
Mythology isn’t something I usually enjoy. This one is fantastic though. It ended up being one of my favorite reads in 2018.

Circe by Madeline Miller

2. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
I’m not a big fan of time travel books, so I wasn’t expecting to like this one very much. I was wrong. It’s great.

11/22/63 by Stephen King

3. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
I thought I would be confused with all the characters. There is a lot happening, but it’s so good. I ended up reading the other books in the series too.

4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
A combination of historical fiction and romance is usually a turn off, but this one kept me captivated.

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

5. The Revenant by Michael Punke
I read very few westerns. This one is great though.

The Revenant by Michael Punke

6. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Historical fiction about a stodgy butler. Never would have guessed this one would intrigue me as much as it did.

The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro

7. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
A teen trapped on a lifeboat with zoo animals. Magical realism that I enjoyed.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

8. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
This was one of the first urban fantasy novels I read. I haven’t read much in this genre, but liking this book made me want to read more.

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

9. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
I thought this one would be slow and boring. It wasn’t.

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

10. Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow
A book about werewolves… written in free verse. Weird, but it works.

Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow


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Book Review: Well Met by Jen DeLuca

Well Met by Jen DeLuca

BOOK INFO
Title: Well Met
Author: Jen DeLuca
Publisher: Berkley
Publish Date: September 3, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: na
Goodreads Ratings: Me 5.0 / Community 4.16

BOOK BLURB
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All’s faire in love and war for two sworn enemies who indulge in a harmless flirtation in a laugh-out-loud rom-com from debut author Jen DeLuca.

Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him?

The faire is Simon’s family legacy and from the start he makes clear he doesn’t have time for Emily’s lighthearted approach to life, her oddball Shakespeare conspiracy theories, or her endless suggestions for new acts to shake things up. Yet on the faire grounds he becomes a different person, flirting freely with Emily when she’s in her revealing wench’s costume. But is this attraction real, or just part of the characters they’re portraying?

This summer was only ever supposed to be a pit stop on the way to somewhere else for Emily, but soon she can’t seem to shake the fantasy of establishing something more with Simon or a permanent home of her own in Willow Creek.


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MY REVIEW
Emily’s life is in upheaval after ending her relationship with her longtime boyfriend, plus losing her apartment. This coincides with her sister needing help after being injured in a car accident. So, Emily moves to Willow Creek to help out her sister and niece. While in the small town, she joins the cast of the local Renaissance Faire.

Emily is in her mid-twenties and has recently had some big changes happening in her life. She’s not where she expected to be at this point in her life, and she looks at moving in with her sister as a way to restart her life. Her sister’s injuries are serious enough that Emily needs to be around for several months to help out. Emily’s niece wants to join the Renaissance Faire for the summer, but needs an adult to volunteer also. Enter Emily. She volunteers so her niece can participate, but it is just what Emily needs in her life. She meets new people, makes some friends, and has a lot of fun.

In addition to new friends, Emily meets Simon… the guy in charge of the Renaissance Faire. They immediately get off to a bad start, and continue to rub each other the wrong way. Once the faire gets going though, Emily sees a new side of Simon. Emily likes the flirty side of Simon, but she’s not sure if the attraction is real.

A cute romance with a little bit of steam. Emily is new in town, and the build up to romance is slow. This works, since Emily is meeting a lot of new people and learning about the faire, the town, and the people along the way. The characters were positive and well developed. I love books that include wonderful secondary characters, and this one delivers on that.

Charming, humorous, and heartfelt. Recommended to readers of contemporary romance who enjoy good chemistry, relatable characters, and small town settings.

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: Treacherous Strand by Andrea Carter

Treacherous Strand by Andrea Carter

BOOK INFO
Title: Treacherous Strand
Author: Andrea Carter
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Publish Date: September 3, 2019
Genre: Mystery – Crime
Series: Inishowen Mysteries #2
Goodreads Ratings: Me 4.0 / Community 4.04

BOOK BLURB
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Perfect for mystery readers who enjoy character driven mysteries, with a strong female protagonist and a powerful sense of place

A woman’s body washes up on a remote beach on the Inishowen Peninsula. Partially clothed, with a strange tattoo on her thigh, she is identified as Marguerite Etienne, a French woman who has been living in the area. Solicitor Ben (Benedicta) O’Keeffe is consumed by guilt: for the second time in her life Ben has failed someone who needed her, with tragic consequences. When local sergeant Tom Molloy dismisses Marguerite’s death as the suicide of a disturbed and lonely woman, Ben cannot let it lie. Ben uncovers Marguerite’s strange past as a member of a French doomsday cult, which she escaped twenty years previously, but not without leaving her baby daughter behind. Disturbed by what appears to be chilling local indifference to Marguerite’s death, Ben pieces together the last few weeks of the French woman’s life in Inishowen. What she discovers causes her to question the fragile nature of her own position in the area, and she finds herself crossing boundaries—both personal and professional—to unearth local secrets long buried.

Treacherous Strand is the second in a series of mysteries set in the fictional town of Glendara on the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal with amateur sleuth, solicitor Ben O’Keeffe. These atmospheric and immersive mysteries are being adapted as elevision series to be filmed in Inishowen.


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MY REVIEW
Treacherous Strand is the second book in the Inishowen Mysteries series by Andrea Carter. Ben (Benedicta) O’Keeffe is back with another mystery in the small town of Glendara. When Marguerite, one of Ben’s clients, ends up dead, Ben believes the death to be suspicious. The more Ben uncovers about Marguerite’s life, the more she believes Marguerite was killed.

An atmospheric amateur sleuth story. Ben is an attorney living in a small Irish town. It is a very close-knit community, where everyone knows everyone else’s business. Ben moved to the town several years earlier, and is still considered an outsider. She doesn’t know the family histories and the stories from the town’s past. She’s learning though. With her work and occasional sleuthing, she’s picked up a lot of info about some of the locals.

I recommend reading the first book in this series, Death at Whitewater Church, before this one. While the mystery and some of the characters are new, the recurring characters have a history that progresses between books.

This book reads almost like a cozy mystery – small town, quirky characters, and an amateur sleuth. There is a little romance thrown in, but the story focuses more on the mystery than Ben’s love life. An enjoyable read for fans of cozies with atmospheric settings.

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


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August 2019 Reading Recap

Reading Recap


AUGUST 2019 STATS

BOOKS READ
· print – 1
· ebooks – 15
· audiobooks – 13

READING CHALLENGES
· Goodreads 283/350 – Read/listened to 29 books this month.
· Audiobook 63/50 – Listened to 5 books this month. Completed my goal of 50 audiobooks in July 2019.
· Colors 18/18 – Completed in June 2019.
· Genre Bingo 24/24 – Completed in July 2019.
· Library Love 34/60 – Read/listened to 7 books this month.
· Modern Mrs. Darcy 10/10 – Completed in May 2019.
· Netgalley & Edelweiss 64/50 – Read 13 books this month. Completed my goal of 50 eARCS in July 2019.
· Popsugar 45/50 – Listened to 1 book this month.
· Read Harder 16/24 – Listened to 1 book this month.


TOP 5 AUGUST READS

1. The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

2. The Woman in the Park by Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist

The Woman in the Park by Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist

3. The Whisper Man by Alex North

The Whisper Man by Alex North

4. Cold Woods by Karen Katchur

Cold Woods by Karen Katchur

5. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty


AUGUST 2019 BLOG POSTS

BOOK REVIEWS
· Keeping Lucy by T. Greenwood
· Because You’re Mine by Rea Frey
· The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
· The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney
· The Birthday Girl by Melissa de la Cruz
· The Third Mrs. Durst by Ann Aguirre
· The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan
· The Body Lies by Jo Baker
· The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
· Cold Woods by Karen Katchur
· On the Corner of Love and Hate by Nina Bocci
· The Whisper Man by Alex North
· No Good Deed by James Swain
· The Passengers by John Marrs
· The Woman in the Park by Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist
· Now You See Me by Chris McGeorge
· Here to Stay by Mark Edwards

TOP TEN TUESDAYS
· Favorite Vintage Classics (Red Spines) Covers
· Book Characters I’d Be Friends With
· Favorite Tropes
· Books That I Want in My Personal Library

WEEKLY WRAP-UPS
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Jul 27 – Aug 2)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Aug 3 – Aug 9)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Aug 10 – Aug 16)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Aug 17 – Aug 23)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Aug 24 – Aug 30)


YEARLY GOALS UPDATE

✗1. Read more print books that I own. – I read 0 books I own this month.
✓2. Read 350 books this year. – On track. I read/listened to 29 books this month.
✓3. Participate in reading challenges. – I read/listened to books for multiple reading challenges this month.
✓4. Finish more book series. – I caught up on 3 series this month.
✗5. Post 5 days a week on the blog. – I missed posting one weekday this month.

Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!


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Weekly Wrap-Up (Aug 24 – Aug 30)

Weekly Wrap-Up


My son’s school had their book fair this week. They were looking for parents to volunteer to help out, so, of course, I signed up. It’s fun to see the kids get so excited about reading. Don’t worry, we came home with a bag of new books too.


BOOKS READ

Here to Stay by Marc Edwards (ebook)
Now You See Me by Chris McGeorge (eARC)
Treacherous Strand by Andrea Carter (eARC)
The Things I Know by Amanda Prowse (audio)

Here to Stay by Mark EdwardsNow You See Me by Chris McGeorgeTreacherous Strand by Andrea CarterThe Things I Know by Amanda Prowse


CURRENTLY READING

Well Met by Jen DeLuca (eARC)
A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin (audio)

Well Met by Jen DeLucaA Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin


ADDED TO MY TBR

The Last Scoop by R.G. Belsky – eARC via Edelweiss
Sword and Pen by Rachel Caine – eARC via Netgalley
Murder in the First Edition by Lauren Elliott – eARC via Netgalley
#murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil – library book
The Two Lila Bannetts by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke – library book

The Last Scoop by R.G. BelskySword and Pen by Rachel CaineMurder in the First Edition by Lauren Elliott
#murdertrending by Gretchen McNeilThe Two Lila Bennetts by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke


BLOG POSTS

MONDAY – Book Reviews: No Good Deed by James Swain & The Passengers by John Marrs
TUESDAY – Top Ten Tuesday: Books That I Want in My Personal Library
WEDNESDAY – Book Reviews: The Woman in the Park by Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist & Now You See Me by Chris McGeorge
THURSDAY – Book Review: Here to Stay by Mark Edwards
FRIDAY – Weekly Wrap-Up (Aug 24 – Aug 30)


Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!


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Book Review: Here to Stay by Mark Edwards

Here to Stay by Mark Edwards

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BOOK INFO
Title: Here to Stay
Author: Mark Edwards
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Publish Date: September 1, 2019
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Series: na
Goodreads Ratings: Me 4.0 / Community 3.99

BOOK BLURB
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A beautiful home. A loving wife. And in-laws to die for.

Gemma Robinson comes into Elliot’s life like a whirlwind, and they marry and settle into his home. When she asks him if her parents can come to stay for a couple of weeks, he is keen to oblige – he just doesn’t quite know what he’s signing up for.

The Robinsons arrive with Gemma’s sister, Chloe, a mysterious young woman who refuses to speak or leave her room. Elliot starts to suspect that the Robinsons are hiding a dark secret. And then there are the scars on his wife’s body that she won’t talk about…

As Elliot’s in-laws become more comfortable in his home, encroaching on all aspects of his life, it becomes clear that they have no intention of moving out. To protect Gemma, and their marriage, Elliot delves into the Robinsons’ past. But is he prepared for the truth?

From the two million copy bestselling author comes a tale about the chilling consequences of welcoming strangers into your home.


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MY REVIEW
Elliot has a comfortable life with a rewarding career and a beautiful home he remodeled. The only thing missing is a family. When he meets Gemma, she seems perfect for him, and they have a brief courtship before marrying. Soon after getting married, Gemma’s family (mother, father, and sister) need somewhere to stay. Elliot is happy to welcome them into his home for a couple of weeks, but the time keeps passing and his in-laws aren’t leaving. In fact, they’re taking over his home and starting to destroy other areas of his life too.

Elliot is a decent man who works hard and enjoys his quiet life. He wants love though, and is happy when he meets Gemma. Then his in-laws move in. When his in-laws refuse to leave, Elliot is pushed beyond the breaking point. It’s a difficult time for him and Gemma. In some ways it brings them closer and in other ways pushes them apart.

While I enjoyed the story, I did feel it was a little too slowly drawn out. The in-laws are smart though, and stay within the law as they disrupt Elliot’s life. Elliot tries to remain calm, but there is only so much that a man can handle.

An intriguing story involving the in-laws from Hell. Good for readers who enjoy family drama in domestic thrillers. Crazy, suspenseful, and entertaining.

This was my Amazon First Reads pick for August 2019.


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Book Review: Now You See Me by Chris McGeorge

Now You See Me by Chris McGeorge

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BOOK INFO
Title: Now You See Me
Author: Chris McGeorge
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Publish Date: September 3, 2019
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Series: na
Goodreads Ratings: Me 4.0 / Community 3.95

BOOK BLURB
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Six went in… only one came out.

The Standedge Tunnel, the longest canal tunnel in England, has become one of the rural village of Marsden’s main tourist attractions. Now it’s also a crime scene.

Six students went into the tunnel on a private boat. Two and a half hours later, the boat reappeared at the other end of the tunnel carrying only one of the students, Matthew. He had been knocked unconscious and has no memory of what took place in the tunnel. The police suspect he killed his friends, hid the bodies and later moved them to an undisclosed location. But sitting in a cell awaiting trial, Matthew maintains his innocence.

When Matthew contacts a famous author asking him for help in return for information he claims to possess about the author’s long-lost wife, it’s an offer that can’t be refused. But before the author can prove Matthew’s innocence, he must first answer a far more unusual question: How did five bodies disappear into thin air?


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MY REVIEW
Robin’s wife, Samantha, went missing in 2015. Three years later, Robin has written a book about her to help him with his grief. He misses her terribly, and especially wishes he knew what happened to her. At a book signing, he receives a mysterious call from a man saying he spoke with Samantha years earlier. The caller, Matthew, is a man who has recently been arrested for killing five of his friends. Matthew and his friends went through the Standedge Tunnel on a boat, but only Matthew came out of the tunnel. Matthew claims he is innocent and asks for Robin’s help, promising more information about Samantha if Robin helps him. Robin is intrigued and heads off to Marsden, location of Standedge Tunnel. While Matthew maintains his innocence, there is still a big question about his friends – where are the bodies?

Robin is grieving for his missing wife and having difficulty moving on. With the hope of learning something about Samantha’s disappearance, he jumps into investigating Matthew’s claim of innocence. However, the townspeople of Marsden have already decided Matthew is guilty, and they are not welcoming to Robin and his inquiries about the Standedge Five. This makes Robin’s task more difficult, but he presses on to discover what happened in the tunnel, and in turn, hopes to learn what happened to his wife.

The atmosphere of this mystery is fantastic. The claustrophobic tunnel and tight knit community of Marsden make for a dark and eerie setting. The characters are complex and not all that trustworthy. A compelling and suspenseful mystery.

I read Chris McGeorge’s previous novel, Guess Who, and was amused to see it referred to a couple of times in this book. Both books are entertaining thrillers.

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: The Woman in the Park by Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist

The Woman in the Park by Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist

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BOOK INFO
Title: The Woman in the Park
Author: Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist
Publisher: Beaufort Books
Publish Date: August 26, 2019
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Series: na
Goodreads Ratings: Me 4.0 / Community 4.20

BOOK BLURB
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When Manhattanite Sarah Rock meets a mysterious and handsome stranger in the park, she is drawn to him. Sarah wants to get away from her daily routine, her cheating husband and his crazy mistress, her frequent sessions with her heartless therapist, and her moody children.

But nothing is as it seems. Her life begins to unravel when a woman from the park goes missing and Sarah becomes the prime suspect in the woman’s disappearance. Her lover is nowhere to be found, her husband is suspicious of her, and her therapist is talking to the police.

With no one to trust, Sarah must face her inner demons and uncover the truth to prove her innocence.

A thriller that questions what is real-with its shocking twists, secrets, and lies — The Woman in the Park will leave readers breathless.


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MY REVIEW
Sarah is attracted to a handsome man she met in the park. This new man provides a way for Sarah to escape her unhappiness at home. When a woman Sarah recognizes from the park goes missing, Sarah comes under suspicion in the her disappearance. Sarah’s home life and secret life collide. Nothing is as it seems, and Sarah’s not sure who she can trust.

A suspenseful psychological thriller with an unreliable narrator. Sarah has discontent in her life, but she’s trying to manage things with therapy. As the story progresses, it’s hard to know if everything is based in reality. An entertaining trip down the rabbit hole of Sarah’s life.

A twisty debut novel. Good for readers who enjoy domestic thrillers with unreliable narrators. Dark, clever, and captivating.

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


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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That I Want in My Personal Library

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 I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library. The books listed below are books that I read either as an eARC or borrowed from the library. I enjoyed each of the books on this list, and would like to add them to my personal library.

1. The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

2. Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine

Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine

3. The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

4. The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

5. The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

6. An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

7. The Wife by Alafair Burke

The Wife by Alafair Burke

8. You by Caroline Kepnes

You by Caroline Kepnes

9. Watching You by Lisa Jewell

Watching You by Lisa Jewell

10. The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

The Escape Room by Megan Goldin


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Book Review: The Passengers by John Marrs

The Passengers by John Marrs

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BOOK INFO
Title: The Passengers
Author: John Marrs
Publisher: Berkley Books
Publish Date: August 27, 2019
Genre: Technothriller
Series: n/a
Goodreads Ratings: Me 5.0 / Community 4.20

BOOK BLURB
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You’re riding in your self-driving car when suddenly the doors lock, the route changes and you have lost all control. Then, a mysterious voice tells you, “You are going to die.”

Just as self-driving cars become the trusted, safer norm, eight people find themselves in this terrifying situation, including a faded TV star, a pregnant young woman, an abused wife fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife, and a suicidal man.

From cameras hidden in their cars, their panic is broadcast to millions of people around the world. But the public will show their true colors when they are asked, “Which of these people should we save?…And who should we kill first?”

The Passengers by John Marrs
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MY REVIEW
Eight self-driving cars are hijacked. The hacker of the cars has told the passengers that they are going to die. Meanwhile, a jury is convened to determine the cause of accidents involving driverless vehicles. The jury and the rest of the world watch as the hacker controls the fates of the eight passengers.

Told with the alternating points of view of the passengers and a jury member. The hijacked cars and the jury are all being captured on camera, and the live videos go viral. The hacker gives the jury the opportunity to try and save a passenger. As the jury questions the passengers, secrets are revealed. Public opinion of which passengers should live and which should die are all trending on social media. A intriguing mix of characters in a unique story.

The Passengers combines the future of self-driving cars, social media, and human behavior. I enjoyed the technological aspect of the story, and found it both realistic and disturbing. Fans of John Marrs are sure to enjoy his newest thriller. Addictive, exciting, and suspenseful.

I received a free advance digital copy from Penguin’s First to Read program in exchange for an honest review.


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