Review – Good as Gone

Good as Gone
By: Amy Gentry
Release Date: June 26th, 2016
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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I will start this review by saying that I understand I’m a suspense and crime junkie so any book that can feed that for me is already ahead of the game. However, this book by Amy Gentry definitely did not disappoint.

This story is about a girl named Julie who was taken from her home as a child and how the family is dealing with this years later, especially when a young woman appears, saying she is Julie.

The shifting perspectives are not everyone’s cup of tea and I recognize that and while it definitely isn’t my favorite thing ever it worked in this story to give us a better understanding of all the characters.

When we realize it has been eight years and Julie, now twenty-one years old and, aside from the expected psychological scars, unharmed returns home there is an immediate air of something not being quite “right”. Anna, the mother of Julie and June, isn’t quite sure what to do with a young woman, especially one she can’t connect to. The pressing, constant nagging question of whether or not this is really Julie won’t leave Anna alone and as a reader you grow suspicious too.

This was a relatively quick read, I finished it in a few days and I wasn’t disappointed by the end. If this sounds like something up your alley, give it a go. It’s a standalone work so you won’t be pulled into a series and you can walk away after if you aren’t pleased, you get enough answers at the end that you can move on with your life.

Review – Walking on Her Grave(Rogue River #4)

Walking on Her Grave(Rogue River #4)
By: Melinda Leigh
Website: https://melindaleigh.com/
Release Date: November 18th, 2014
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Rogue River
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This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you round out a series! I have to say that while I tend to lean toward the characters in Kendra Elliot’s half of this novella series I was pulled in immediately by Melinda Leigh this time and the final book in the novella series. If you’ve read novellas one through three already, go ahead and finish the series. If you haven’t read any start with number one, you won’t regret it.

Blog Tour – Cursed edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane

Cursed: An Anthology of Dark Fairy Tales
By: Marie O'Regan (editor); Paul Kane (editor)
Release Date: March 3, 2020
Publisher: Titan Books
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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Another fantastic anthology edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane has been published by Titan Books. Following 2019’s Wonderland: An Anthology comes Cursed: An Anthology of Dark Fairy Tales. Eighteen short stories are within this volume, bookended by two poems by extremely prolific author Jane Yolen.

Review – Her Grave Secrets (Rogue River #3)

Her Grave Secrets (Rogue River #3)
By: Kendra Elliot
Website: https://www.kendraelliot.com/home/
Release Date: November 4th, 2014
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Rogue River
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We’re back in Solitude, Oregon and things aren’t as peaceful as the town name implies (of course). When a skull is found on the Rogue River banks Stevie and Zane are rushing to piece all the clues together before more victims fall and before the spread of the drug takes over their town.

Review – Gone to Her Grave (Rogue River #2)

Gone to Her Grave Gone to Her Grave
By: Melinda Leigh
Website: https://melindaleigh.com/
Release Date: October 21st, 2014
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Rogue River
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In the second novella of this series we focus on Social Worker Carly Taylor. Believing a kid has been falsely accused of dealing a lethal new drug she works to prove the kid innocent. This determination puts her at direct odds with her estranged husband Seth, the detective in charge of the investigation.

Review – The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull

The Lesson
By: Cadwell Turnbull
Release Date: June 28, 2019
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Award: Audie Award Nominee for Science Fiction (2020)
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First contact with aliens is breathed new life in Cadwell Turnbull’s novel, The Lesson. While this is Turnbull’s first novel-length work, his short fiction has appeared across the web and in literary magazines such as Asimov’s Science Fiction and Lightspeed. His work has also been included in The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 and Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019.

Review – Sealed by Naomi Booth

Sealed by Naomi Booth Sealed
By: Naomi Booth
Release Date: July 2, 2019
Publisher: Titan Books
Award: Guardian's Not the Booker Prize Nominee (2018)
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A rather timely horror novel, Sealed by Naomi Booth is set in a world in fear of an epidemic, the knowledge of which is suppressed in a country whose government seems to be sliding into a dystopian landscape. Reading this during the beginnings of the Coronavirus outbreak and around the time of the massive fires in Australia provided a rather morbid ambiance, one that hits a little too close to reality was a very unique experience.

Review – Seconds to Live (Scarlet Falls #3)

Seconds to Live
By: Melinda Leigh
Website: https://melindaleigh.com/
Release Date: June 28th, 2016
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Scarlet Falls
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Melinda Leigh did us all a favor with this series, she kept it to the Barrett family, giving us three books, focusing on each living sibling. In this installment we meet Mac Barrett the youngest and perhaps wildest of his siblings.

Review – Minutes to Kill (Scarlet Falls #2)

Minutes to Kill (Scarlet Falls #2)
By: Melinda Leigh
Website: https://melindaleigh.com/
Release Date: June 30th, 2015
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Scarlet Falls
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Hello Scarlet Falls and hello book two in yet another Melinda Leigh series. I’m back again and, once more, looking beyond the romance tag to the thriller and crime portions of this novel (while also enjoying the swoon worthy heroes and bad ass heroines of this tale).