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I really enjoyed The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell. Before reading it, I didn’t look over the synopsis, I just dug right in. It was slightly confusing but I soon figured it all out. Lisa knows how to spin a story and get the reader invested in the characters lives. There were a few surprises in the book which kept me intrigued.

Here’s the synopsis:

Gifted musician Clemency Thompson is playing for tourists on the streets of southern France when she receives an urgent text message. Her childhood friend, Lucy, is demanding her immediate return to London. It’s happening, says the messageThe baby is back.  Libby Jones was only six months old when she became an orphan. Now twenty-five, she’s astounded to learn of an inheritance that will change her life. A gorgeous, dilapidated townhouse in one of London’s poshest neighborhoods has been held in a trust for her all these years. Now it’s hers.

As Libby investigates the story of her birth parents and the dark legacy of her new home, Clemency and Lucy are headed her way to uncover, and possibly protect, secrets of their own. What really happened in that rambling Chelsea mansion when they were children? And are they still at risk?

This was so good, fans of Lisa’s books will not be disappointed. Pre-Order now, due out in October.

 

 

The Doctor by Lisa Stone was CHILLING! I loved the plot which we haven’t seen a million times before and by now you might now I don’t love recycled plotlines. I really worried for the characters and the suspense took hold early in the book and didn’t let go until the end. I loved this one.

 

How much do you know about the couple next door?

When Emily and Ben move in next door to Dr Burman and his wife Anita, they are keen to get to know their new neighbours. Outgoing and sociable, Emily tries to befriend the doctor’s wife, but Anita is strangely subdued, barely leaving the house, and terrified of answering the phone.

When Emily goes missing a few weeks later, Ben is plunged into a panic. His wife has left him a note, but can she really have abandoned him for another man? Or has Emily’s curiosity about the couple next door led her straight into danger?

This one has everything you want in a suspense including a creepy doctor, a wife in trouble, and a well-meaning neighbor who just wants to help but gets caught up in something that might end her own life. Scary!

Coming on July 25! Order now.

 

 

There are a few authors whose books I always love and Shari Lapena is one of them. Every single book is very good and worth your time to read. When I saw Someone We Know, I got my hands on it to review and read it in one sitting. Such a great premise and a page-turning story! I really didn’t know how it was going to end.

 

Maybe you don’t know your neighbors as well as you thought you did . . . 

“This is a very difficult letter to write. I hope you will not hate us too much. . . My son broke into your home recently while you were out.”

In a quiet, leafy suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses–and into the owners’ computers as well–learning their secrets, and maybe sharing some of them, too.  Who is he, and what might he have uncovered? After two anonymous letters are received, whispers start to circulate, and suspicion mounts. And when a woman down the street is found murdered, the tension reaches the breaking point. Who killed her? Who knows more than they’re telling? And how far will all these very nice people go to protect their own secrets?

In this neighborhood, it’s not just the husbands and wives who play games. Here, everyone in the family has something to hide . . .You never really know what people are capable of.

This is a quick and compelling read that I completely enjoyed from start to finish. Not a single boring moment! If you haven’t read any books by this author, do so now!

Order here, due out on July 30.

 

 

I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover but that’s exactly what I did. I assumed that The Perfect Son by Lauren North was going to be about an evil child along the lines of Baby Teeth. WRONG. Wrong on many levels but I was thoroughly entertained and later in the book I was shocked!

 

When Tess Clarke wakes up in the hospital the day after her son Jamie’s eighth birthday, she’s sure of these things: She’s been stabbed, her son is missing, her brother-in-law and her grief counselor are involved. But no one is listening to her.

After her husband, Mark, died suddenly in a terrible accident a few months earlier, the only thing keeping Tess together is Jamie. As they struggle to make sense of their new life without Mark, they find joy in brief moments of normalcy like walking to school and watching television together. Life is hard without Mark, but Tess has Jamie, and that’s what matters.

But there in the hospital, confused and surrounded by people who won’t listen, Tess’s world falls apart. To save her son, she must piece together what happened between Mark’s death and Jamie’s birthday, but the truth might just be too much for her to bear.

 

This was a great novel, I highly recommend it!

Order here, due out August 13 

 

Michael Robotham is an incredible author. I have read a few of his novels and really enjoyed this one- Good Girl, Bad Girl is the latest and wow! From the very beginning, I was hooked and kept reading and reading.

 

A girl is discovered hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a terrible crime. Half-starved and filthy, she won’t tell anyone her name, or her age, or where she came from. Maybe she is twelve, maybe fifteen. She doesn’t appear in any missing person file, and her DNA can’t be matched to an identity. Six years later, still unidentified, she is living in a secure children’s home with a new name, Evie Cormac. When she initiates a court case demanding the right to be released as an adult, forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven must determine if Evie is ready to go free. But she is unlike anyone he’s ever met—fascinating and dangerous in equal measure. Evie knows when someone is lying, and no one around her is telling the truth.

Meanwhile, Cyrus is called in to investigate the shocking murder of a high school figure-skating champion, Jodie Sheehan, who dies on a lonely footpath close to her home. Pretty and popular, Jodie is portrayed by everyone as the ultimate girl-next-door, but as Cyrus peels back the layers, a secret life emerges—one that Evie Cormac, the girl with no past, knows something about. A man haunted by his own tragic history, Cyrus is caught between the two cases—one girl who needs saving and another who needs justice. What price will he pay for the truth? Fiendishly clever, swiftly paced, and emotionally explosive, Good Girl, Bad Girl is the perfect thrilling summer read from internationally bestselling author Michael Robotham.

 

I like the intensity of this novel, I read it quickly. There are no boring parts or paragraphs that you will want to skim over. Michael is a very good author and a master of suspense.

 

 

Shalini Boland is another author whose books I am eagerly anticipating because I know she delivers on suspense every time. The Marriage Betrayal was another intense book that is full of suspense and characters that you will find interesting and sympathetic. All of Shalini’s novels are equally excellent, you cannot go wrong with any of them!

 

‘Daddy has been lying.’

Faye Townsend has planned the perfect summer trip for her family. But returning to the small seaside town her husband grew up in does not go to plan, the rain pours and the long days become stifling. And then the unthinkable happens…

Her husband Jake and her six-year-old son Dylan go for an early morning walk along the beautiful, windswept clifftops. They don’t come back.

As the hours tick by, Dylan’s red baseball cap is found on the beach and Faye finds herself being questioned by the police. They want to know everything about the man she married – is Faye ready to face her husband’s dark past? Or will she have to confront her own secrets first?

And just how far will a mother go to save her only child?

 

You can pre-order here, the Kindle version is only $3.99!

 

 

Temper by Layne Fargo is a dark thriller and as many have recommended, it’s best to go in not knowing much about the story. Let it unfold and surprise you along the way. Here is what you need to know upfront:

After years of struggling in the Chicago theater scene, ambitious actress Kira Rascher finally lands the role of a lifetime. The catch? Starring in Temper means working with Malcolm Mercer, a mercurial director who’s known for pushing his performers past their limits—onstage and off.

Kira’s convinced she can handle Malcolm, but the theater’s cofounder Joanna Cuyler is another story. Joanna sees Kira as a threat—to her own thwarted artistic aspirations, her twisted relationship with Malcolm, and the shocking secret she’s keeping about the upcoming production. But as opening night draws near, Kira and Joanna both start to realize that Malcolm’s dangerous extremes are nothing compared to what they’re capable of themselves.

Plot twists, a gripping story, excellent writing and for some reason, I was reminded of Black Swan but that could just be me.

Due out July 2,  you can pre-order now.

 

 

I enjoyed everything about this book. As I was reading, I kept telling my husband that he’d like it too because of its one of those novels that will appeal to everyone. Thirteen (or TH1RT3EN if you want to get fancy) is written and constructed so well, I think you are going to see this one everywhere this summer. Though its number four in a series, its the first time I read anything by this author and I had no problem jumping in.

I found the plot fascinating and how the character pulled it off was like something out of a movie, but better because the book is always better than the movie!

It’s the murder trial of the century. And Joshua Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house – and to be sure the wrong man goes down for the crime. Because this time, the killer isn’t on trial. He’s on the jury.

But there’s someone on his tail. Former-conman-turned-criminal-defense-attorney Eddie Flynn doesn’t believe that his movie-star client killed two people. He suspects that the real killer is closer than they think – but who would guess just how close?

I don’t always love courtroom dramas, legal thrillers OR books in a series, this was all three yet I gave it four stars over on Goodreads which is a testament to the author’s skill in writing. What a thrilling novel!

Coming on August 13! 

 

 

One Little Secret by Cate Holahan is an entertaining story told over three days.  Here is the basic idea of the story: a few couples decide to rent a beach house in the Hamptons as a quick getaway but someone is murdered and the others are suspects. I love that premise!

The glass beach house was supposed to be the getaway that Susan needed. Eager to help her transplanted family set down roots in their new town—and desperate for some kid-free conversation—she invites her new neighbors to join in on a week-long sublet with her and her workaholic husband.

Over the course of the first evening, liquor loosens inhibitions and lips. The three couples begin picking up on the others’ marital tensions and work frustrations, as well as revealing their own. But someone says too much. And the next morning one of the women is discovered dead on the private beach.

Town detective Gabby Watkins must figure out who permanently silenced the deceased. As she investigates, she learns that everyone in the glass house was hiding something that could tie them to the murder, and that the biggest secrets of all are often in plain sight for anyone willing to look.

Of course, everyone is hiding something, they all have secrets they don’t want to be shared but who is the killer and WHY? I always like books like this one, where a group of people are together tensions begin to build, secrets are exposed,  add some wine, and a murder and there you go. This is a great book to bring with you on vacation!

Due out on July 9! Order here.

Does this sound extremely creepy or what?

You just dropped off your child at the bus stop. A panicked stranger calls your phone. Your child has been kidnapped, and the stranger explains that their child has also been kidnapped, by a completely different stranger. The only way to get your child back is to kidnap another child within 24 hours. Your child will be released only when the next victim’s parents kidnap yet another child, and most importantly, the stranger explains, if you don’t kidnap a child, or if the next parents don’t kidnap a child, your child will be murdered. You are now part of The Chain.

The Chain by Adrian McKinty has a very interesting premise that I have not seen before. Every parent’s ultimate nightmare is having their child abducted. But what if the only way to get your child back from a kidnapper was to kidnap someone else’s child? Yes, that sounds completely twisted and weird. Is the only way to break this chain, to allow your own child to be killed? Yikes!

This is a thriller with twists and turns and lots of suspense. I have a feeling that those who love intense page-turners will love this one!

Coming out on July 9, order here now.

 

 

I loved this book so much that when I finished, I bought the author’s novel, The Book of You which I hope is equally as gripping and intense! From the very first pages, I was hooked and didn’t want to stop reading. The best books keep you looking forward to reading more and more.

Holly wanted to be a spy but never made it. Instead, she lives a life different than what she imagined and lives under an assumed name. Then she gets her wish, to be a spy… only this opportunity is never quite what she imagined.

 

Your secrets won’t stay safe when you’re sleeping with the enemy.

Holly always wanted to be a spy. When at last she is given the chance, the experience proves more dangerous—and intimate—than anything she imagined.

Now she has to live under an assumed name. She avoids relationships and trusts no one—until she meets a young mother and her two-year-old daughter. They promise a friendship that Holly craves. But she can’t shake the fear that this time, someone is spying on her

Nothing is what it seems in Claire Kendal’s pulse-pounding novel of psychological suspense about a woman’s desperate attempt to escape—and survive—her past.

 

The book is told from present/past points of view which was done cleverly and both timelines had me reading quickly to see what was going to happen next. This was a five star read for me, it kept me engaged, I liked the plot, was intrigued by the character of Holly and I was bummed when it was over.

Pre-Order now, it comes out on August 6.

 

If you are looking for thrillers and suspense to read now, check out these

I read them all and really enjoyed each one!

 

Degrees of Guilt by HS Chandler only $1.99 for the Kindle version!

The Woman Next Door by Sue Watson, .99cents for Kindle

Such a Perfect Wife by Kate White

One More Lie by Amy Lloyd

Watching You by Lisa Jewell

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