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
Rating:


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.

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
Rating:


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
Rating:


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 – 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).

Review – Hour of Need (Scarlet Falls #1)

Hour of Need (Scarlet Falls #1)
By: Melinda Leigh
Website: https://melindaleigh.com/
Release Date: December 9th, 2014
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Scarlet Falls
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My absolute obsession with Melinda Leigh continues! This series, focusing on different couples in the fictional small town of Scarlet Falls but while the town may be imaginary the characters and the plot feel intense and real.

Review – A Bone to Pick (Widow’s Island #2)

A Bone to Pick (Widow's Island #2)
By: Melinda Leigh
Website: https://melindaleigh.com/
Release Date: October 30, 2018
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Widow's Island
Rating:


As we return to Widow’s Island I have to say that while it was interesting that two authors were writing this series I found it easy to transition from Kendra Elliot to Melinda Leigh. Their styles are similar enough that I wasn’t completely thrown off by the change of author and I can only imagine the intense process they went through to accomplish this series. I’m always impressed when authors co-write books and series.