Review – Little White Lies

Little White Lies
By: Philippa East
Website: https://www.harpercollins.com/blogs/authors/philippa-east
Release Date: February 4th, 2020
Publisher: HQ
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This is one of those books where giving a full review would definitely lead to spoilers so I’m going to do my best to avoid doing that to all of you.

Seven years ago Anne White looked away for a second but then her daughter Abigail was gone. Now, Abigail is home but not everything is a happily ever after now that she’s returned.

Between carrying the guilt over that lost second, juggling her younger children and wanting to know exactly what happened to her daughter Anne is struggling and that is putting it nicely. With Abigail coming home and her sons having to grasp that this person is the sister they don’t remember Anne is trying to find a way to make things right when she’s not even sure of the depths of how wrong things actually are.

The story is told through the eyes of Anne, Abigail’s cousin Jess and Lillian, Anne’s sister and Jess’s mother. The story was interesting to read as we piece together how everyone is feeling about Abigail’s return and the most genuine and least complicated is Jess’s story as she is simply thrilled to have her cousin back.

I had to wait two whole days before I was allowed to see her. Two whole days. I badgered Mum all round the house, but all she could say was, it’s complicated, like a bad status update. It maddened me the way Mum’s rules were so rigid, the way her opinions were always right. Because what could be simpler than Abigail and me? Ever since we were tiny it had been that way.

-Jess, Little White Lies

The intertwining, complicated story that brought the character’s to Abigail’s disappearance and now the even more complicated unraveling of what happened to her while she was away is mind-bending and truly gripping.

With a good cast of characters, a heart-wrenching story and plenty of surprises if you like thrillers and plot-twists you’ll love Little White Lies.

Review – Heartbreak Bay (Stillhouse Lake #5)

Heartbreak Bay Heartbreak Bay (Stillhouse Lake #5)
By: Rachel Caine
Website: https://www.rachelcaine.com/
Release Date: March 9th, 2021
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Series: Stillhouse Lake
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Gwen is still investigating crimes and when she gets a call from her friend Kezia about two bodies of children found submerged in a car in a lake the case becomes personal as the killer continues to hunt for victims that they can drown and silence forever.

Review — A Line to Kill by Anthony Horowitz

Front cover of the book A Line to Kill by Anthony Horowitz A Line to Kill
By: Anthony Horowitz
Release Date: August 19, 2021
Publisher: Harper
Series: Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery #3
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Prolific author and television writer Anthony Horowitz brings readers another easily devourable installment to his Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery series. A Line to Kill is the third book to be released, the first two being The Word is Murder and The Sentence is Death respectively.

Review – Wolfhunter River (Stillhouse Lake #3)

Wolfhunter River (Stillhouse Lake #3)
By: Rachel Caine
Website: https://www.rachelcaine.com/
Release Date: April 23rd, 2019
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Series: Stillhouse Lake
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Gwen Proctor is a survivor. She’s also an advocate for people that need help. So when she gets a call from a woman who is afraid someone is after her, Gwen is ready to step in and see what she can do to help keep this woman safe.

Unfortunately Gwen is too late to do that.

Review – Killman Creek (Stillhouse Lake #2)

Killman Creek (Stillhouse Lake #2)
By: Rachel Caine
Website: https://www.rachelcaine.com/
Release Date: December 12th, 2017
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Series: Stillhouse Lake
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We’re back at Stillhouse Lake and things for Gwen and the kids haven’t gotten any easier. Especially not now since her psychotic ex Melvin has broken out of prison and is coming after Gwen and the kids.

Review – Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1)

Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake #1)
By: Rachel Caine
Website: https://www.rachelcaine.com/
Release Date: July 1st, 2017
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Series: Stillhouse Lake
Award: Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Mystery & Thriller (2017)
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So, obviously I have a thing for thrillers. And crime stories. And mysteries. A fast-paced book that takes off from the first sentence is definitely my cup of tea.

Gina Royal had the perfect life. Two kids, a home in the suburbs, a husband that works hard. That all disappeared when a drunk driver crashed into her family’s garage…and revealed her husband is a serial killer.

Now she’s on the run with her kids while her husband rots in jail and Gina is now Gwen and she has to keep them moving to stay safe. When the land in the small, quiet town of Stillhouse Lake Gwen thinks maybe, just maybe, they’ve found a new place to call home. Online vigilantes haven’t found her yet, the people in town don’t appear to know her face from the news and her kids are settling in.

Review – Shadow Sands (Kate Marshall #2)

Shadow Sands (Kate Marshall #2)
By: Robert Bryndza
Website: https://robertbryndza.com/
Release Date: November 3rd, 2020
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Series: Kate Marshall
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Book two in the Kate Marshall series and I’m still in a crime thriller haze of fiction love. We’re back with Kate Marshall as she and her assistant Tristan try and figure out what is going on at the Shadow Sands reservoir and why, after the body of a skilled swimmer is found, that everyone associated with the reservoir is acting off and missing persons cases are being ignored.

Just as I said with the first novel in this series there is a lot of heavy subject matter in this book including kidnapping, abduction, rape, abuse etc. If that’s not something you care to read about turn back now.

Review – Nine Elms (Kate Marshall #1)

Nine Elms
By: Robert Bryndza
Website: https://robertbryndza.com/
Release Date: December 1st, 2019
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Series: Kate Marshall
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Sometimes book suggestions are so perfect it’s as if the website providing it to you is really inside your head. Nine Elms by Robert Bryndza was one such suggestion that, despite the heavy topics and intense scenes that were admittedly uncomfortable at times, was a perfect fit for me. If you like crime, thrillers, mysteries and tough female main characters the story of Kate Marshall may be a good fit for you as well.

Review – The Last Agent (Charles Jenkins #2)

The Last Agent (Charles Jenkins #2)
By: Robert Dugoni
Website: https://www.robertdugonibooks.com/
Release Date: September 22nd, 2020
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Series: Charles Jenkins
Received From: NetGalley
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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When we return to the life and world of Charles Jenkins we learn that, luckily, he has been exonerated. All should be well as the retired man focuses on his family, right? Well, that wouldn’t be much of a story. If you haven’t read book one and are looking for an edge of your seat espionage novel, start with The Eighth Sister. Then join me with The Last Agent.