Books To Keep You Up At Night

Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone was so good that I stayed up late and finished this book in record time. I read it on my kindle where, in the corner, it tells you how long it will take to read the book based on your previous reading, and when you see one hour left… forty-five minutes…thirty minutes…its easy to keep reading until the book ends.

I didn’t know what to expect when I started this, I was happy when I immediately connected to the character and wanted to know what was going to happen next. Jane is not unlikable but she’s not warm and fuzzy. She has one goal and one goal only- seek retribution for the suicide of her friend. If her best friend hadn’t gotten involved with Steven, who built her up and tore her down, who was cruel and belittling to Meg, she would never taken her own life.

Jane wants revenge for what Steven drove Meg to do. So she sets out to make him fall in love with her and she won’t rest until he has paid.

 

Here is the official synopsis:

Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty in her floral-print dresses and extra efficient at her low-level job. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes—meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Least of all Steven.

But plain Jane is hiding something. And Steven’s bringing out the worst in her.

Nothing can distract Jane from going straight for his heart: allowing herself to be seduced into Steven’s bed, to insinuate herself into his career and his family, and to expose all his dirty secrets. It’s time for Jane to dig out everything that matters to Steven. So she can take it all away.

Just as he did to her.

 

Jane’s not a killer like the main character in YOU (one of my all-time favorite thrillers), she’s not an unreliable narrator like The Girl On The Train. But she is cold and calculating and has a very detailed plan, it’s interesting to watch the plan unfold on the pages. You find yourself rooting for her even though there is something evil and bitter in her.

I cannot believe its only $1.99 on Kindle, so don’t hesitate, get it immediately! This was a five star book!

 

 

The Space Between by Dete Meserve promises twists and turns which immediately catches my eye when I see those mentioned in a review. The main character is an astronomer which is a career we don’t often see in thrillers. I am drawn to space and stars, I love the mysteries of what lies beyond what we can see.

Here’s the scoop:

The truth isn’t what it seems in this stirring novel of suspense.

After presenting a major scientific breakthrough to a rapt audience across the country, renowned astronomer Sarah Mayfield returns home to a disturbing discovery. Her husband, Ben, a Los Angeles restaurateur, has disappeared, leaving behind an unexplained bank deposit of a million dollars, a loaded Glock in the nightstand, and a video security system that’s been wiped clean. The only answers their son, Zack, can offer are the last words his father said to him: keep the doors locked and set the alarm.

Sarah’s marriage was more troubled than anyone suspected, but now she is afraid that her husband’s recent past could be darker than she dares to admit. Suspecting that nothing about Ben’s vanishing is what it seems, Sarah must delve into the space between old memories, newfound fears, and misleading clues to piece together the mystery of her husband’s disappearance—and find what she hopes in her heart is the truth.

This has all the ingredients needed for a great story and I look forward to starting (and finishing) it soon!

 

 

I was interested in the book cover as soon as my eyes fell on it, What if your whole life was based on lies? That’s the question! And I love thinking about it. What would you do? 

Im eager to dive into Lies by T.M. Logan.

Here’s the plot: 

Six days ago, Joe Lynch was a happily married man, a devoted father, and a respected teacher living in a well-to-do London suburb. But that was before he spotted his wife’s car entering a hotel parking garage. Before he saw her in a heated argument with her best friend’s husband. Before Joe confronted the other man in an altercation where he left him for dead, bleeding and unconscious.

Now, Joe’s life is unraveling. His wife has lied to him. Her deception has put their entire family in jeopardy. The man she met at the hotel has vanished. And as the police investigate his disappearance, suspicion falls on Joe.

Unable to trust the woman he loves, Joe finds himself at the mercy of her revelations and deceits, unsure of who or what to believe. All he knows is that her actions have brought someone dangerous into their lives—someone obsessed with her and determined to tear Joe’s world apart.

What if your whole life was based on LIES?

There is nothing better than a domestic thriller with lots of untruths, twists, turns, people you can’t trust. This book is getting GLOWING reviews. I guess I won’t getting much sleep!

 

 

Another page turner to add to your list! Three Little Lies by Laura Marshall caught my eye right  away. Who is lying and why? What happened? Who is telling the truth? Who can you trust?

Here’s what you need to know:

When Sasha disappears, Ellen fears the worst. Then long-buried secrets resurface, Ellen realizes she may not know Sasha — or what she’s capable of — at all.

2005: 17 year old Ellen falls under the spell of glamorous newcomer, Sasha. As Ellen is welcomed into Sasha’s family, she doesn’t see the darkness that lies beneath their musical, bohemian lifestyle. At a New Year’s Eve party, events come to a dramatic head, resulting in a court case (in which Ellen is a key witness) that means family life at the Corner House will never be the same again.

2018: Now 30, Ellen and Sasha are still entwined in each other’s lives and sharing a flat in London. When Sasha disappears, Ellen fears the worst. She has gone missing like this before and the police won’t take it seriously, but long-buried events in their shared past mean that Ellen has good reason to be frightened – not only for Sasha, but also for herself. Finding out the truth about what really happened on New Year’s Eve twelve years ago puts Ellen in terrible danger, and forces her to confront not only the past, but how well she really knows her best friend.

I like a book with a dual timeline. Sometimes I write this way in my own stories. I’m also drawn to stories about friends…let’s be real, I’m just drawn to really good books! Three Little Lies promises to be an excellent novel. The author wrote a book called Friend Request which also looks compelling. I’m going to have to download that on my kindle next!

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