Coming Soon! Terrific Books You Will Want To Read Before 2021


Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane is a fantastic, fast-paced thriller.  I liked the character, the pacing, and the plot. From the very beginning, I was curious about which direction this story would take!

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Lila Ridgefield lives in an idyllic college town, but not everything is what it seems. Lila isn’t what she seems.

A student vanished months ago. NowLila’s husband, Aaron, is also missing. At first these cases are treated as horrible coincidences until it’s discovered the student is really the third of three unexplained disappearances over the last few years. The police are desperate to find the connection, if there even is one. Little do they know they might stumble over only part of the truth….

With the small town in an uproar, everyone is worried about the whereabouts of their beloved high school teacher. Everyone except Lilahis wife. She’s definitely confused about her missing husband but only because she was the last person to see his body, and now it’s gone.

A missing husband, secrets, and a main character you will root for… this slow-burn novel is the perfect suspense for a cold winter’s night. Snuggle up with some blankets, get a hot drink, and settle in with this novel!

Out on December 29, pre-order here.


I Lie In Wait by Amanda Brittany came out in August and its a great read! Featuring past and present storylines along with the “locked room” trope that I always enjoy, this is set in the Scottish Highlands which I liked.

Grab it now and read it this afternoon.

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One year ago, Amelia Taylor’s sister, Lark, disappeared from a family holiday in the Scottish Highlands.

The police are convinced that Lark was abducted, but with no new leads, the case has gone cold. Amelia is certain the answer lies at the holiday cottage and she returns to the place where her sister went missing.

But during her second night at the cottage a shrill scream cuts through the darkness, just as it did a year ago, and a sense of dread engulfs everyone.

Another girl has vanished.

Leading the search, Amelia is convinced that both girls are alive, waiting to be found. But someone is determined to keep her from the truth at all costs

Will Amelia be able to find her sister, or is she too about to find herself in danger?

A must-read for those who gravitate towards mysteries and suspense novels!

Available now, get it here for free!


When I started The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher, I wasn’t sure what was happening. Who is the narrator that is watching this family? Things began to clear up, and I then understood what was happening.

Juno is a retired therapist who lives with the Crouch’s. She listens to their conversations and sees the aftermath of their arguments.

I was creeped out by Juno and knew there had to be something more to her. She’s not the only one with secrets though…

Here’s the official synopsis:

Have you ever been wrong about someone? Juno was wrong about Winnie Crouch. Before moving in with the Crouch family, Juno thought Winnie and her husband, Nigel, had the perfect marriage, the perfect son—the perfect life. Only now that she’s living in their beautiful house, she sees the cracks in the crumbling facade are too deep to ignore. Still, she isn’t one to judge. After her grim diagnosis, the retired therapist simply wants a place to live out the rest of her days in peace.

But that peace is shattered the day Juno overhears a chilling conversation between Winnie and Nigel… She shouldn’t get involved. She really shouldn’t. But this could be her chance to make a few things right. Because if you thought Juno didn’t have a secret of her own, then you were wrong about her, too. From the wickedly dark mind of bestselling author Tarryn Fisher, The Wrong Family is a taut new thriller that’s riddled with twists in all the right places.

Winnie and Juno are the main characters who narrate this book and you will get to know both of them. This was an intriguing book that kept me interested from start to finish!

Out of December 29, pre-order right now!



I loved this book! It was exactly the kind of story I was in the mood for and enjoyed everything about it from the characters to the plot and the writing. It reminded me of Sophie Kinsella book, it’s just sweet and funny and the perfect escape for an afternoon!

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At sixteen, Emmie Blue stood in the fields of her school and released a red balloon into the sky. Attached was her name, her email address…and a secret she desperately wanted to be free of. Weeks later, on a beach in France, Lucas Moreau discovered the balloon and immediately emailed the attached addressed, sparking an intense friendship between the two teens.

Now, fourteen years later, Emmie is hiding the fact that she’s desperately in love with Lucas. She has pinned all her hopes on him and waits patiently for him to finally admit that she’s the one for him. So dedicated to her love for Lucas, Emmie has all but neglected her life outside of this relationship—she’s given up the search for her absentee father, no longer tries to build bridges with her distant mother, and lives as a lodger to an old lady she barely knows after being laid off from her job. And when Lucas tells Emmie he has a big question to ask her, she’s convinced this is the moment he’ll reveal his feelings for her. But nothing in life ever quite goes as planned, does it?

This is just a wonderful, entertaining, heart-breaking (at parts) story that is a must-read.

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A Lie for A Lie by Julie Corbin centers around a nurse named Anna Pierce (called Sister Pierce) who is accused of hitting a troubled student named Tori. Tori doesn’t have a great reputation and is quite possibly lying.

But Anna needs to clear her name and when Tori is discovered dead, its Anna who is the prime suspect.

Who killed Tori?

Here is the synopsis:

As a school nurse, Anna Pierce is a well-respected and trusted member of the community. So when she is accused of hitting a pupil, the reaction is one of shock and disbelief.

The pupil is Tori Carmichael – Anna’s mentee and a troubled child known for bending the truth.

With her career and reputation on the line, Anna is determined to clear her name. But before she can, the worst happens: Tori is found dead.

Suspicion mounts against Anna, who says she didn’t do it.

But if she isn’t the killer, there is someone out there who is . . .

This book got off to a slow start for me, but it picked up and was a good read that kept me interested. Those who enjoy a true suspense will love this book!

Out on December 8!


I love a good true crime and don’t read nearly enough of them. Some favorites of mine over the last year or two are If You Tell by Gregg Olsen, A Tangled Web by Leslie Rule, and American Predator by Maureen Callahan. Most recently, I read The Perfect Father: The True Story of Chris Watts, His All-American Family, and a Shocking Murder byJohn Glatt, which was excellent.

Now comes We Thought We Knew You by M. William Phelps, a must-read for fans of true crime stories.