Jul 302020
 

The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell
Genre: Domestic Thriller
Published by St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: July 28, 2020
ASIN: B07YRKZ7CK
Pages: 336
Review Copy From: St. Martin’s via NetGalley
Edition: eBook
My Rating: 5

Synopsis (via GR)

From Michele Campbell, the bestselling author of It’s Always the Husband comes a new blockbuster thriller in The Wife Who Knew Too Much.

Tabitha Girard had her heart broken years ago by Connor Ford. He was preppy and handsome. She was a pool girl at his country club. Their affair should have been a summer fling. But it meant everything to Tabitha.

Years later, Connor comes back into Tabitha’s life—older, richer, and desperately unhappy. He married for money, a wealthy, neurotic, controlling woman whom he never loved. He has always loved Tabitha.

When Connor’s wife Nina takes her own life, he’s free. He can finally be with Tabitha. Nina’s home, Windswept, can be theirs. It seems to be a perfect ending to a fairy tale romance that began so many years ago. But then, Tabitha finds a diary. “I’m writing this to raise an alarm in the event of my untimely death,” it begins. “If I die unexpectedly, it was foul play, and Connor was behind it. Connor—and her.”

Who is Connor Ford? Why did he marry Nina? Is Tabitha his true love, or a convenient affair? As the police investigate Nina’s death, is she a convenient suspect?

As Tabitha is drawn deeper into the dark glamour of a life she is ill-prepared for, it becomes clear to her that what a wife knows can kill her.

My Thoughts

Michele Campbell has another winner on her hands!!!

Thirteen years ago, Tabitha Girard, 17 years old, meets the very handsome and very rich Connor Ford one summer, however, his grandmother doesn’t approve since Tabitha was born on the wrong side of the tracks. She knew he was the love of her life but by the end of the summer, Connor had to leave since his grandmother held all the cards and the money.

They both went their separate ways, both having other relationships but Tabitha knew it would always be Connor that had her heart. Until that fateful day that he entered the restaurant where she worked. Their feelings were the same as they once were but one problem, Connor was married to Nina, another very rich woman. Both knowing it was wrong, they couldn’t stop and they had an affair. However, Tabitha soon finds herself pregnant and tries to contact him with the news by going to his wife’s mansion on the night Nina is hosting a 4th of July party. But hours later, Nina is found dead. Was it a suicide or murder? And if murder, who killed her?

When things calm down, Tabitha and Connor marry and are living the life they dreamed about. Being together with a baby on the way. But as time passes both Connor and Tabitha become suspects, with Tabitha being arrested.

I love a book where within the first 2-3 pages, you know that this going to be a wild ride. And this book was. The suspense tension was as fast as watching an Indy 500 car race with no pit stops and hairpin turns. Characters, at times, that were dark and secretive that the reader will be going back and forth as who to believe had a stake in the vast amount of money that Nina leaves behind.

Tabitha claims her innocence but is now questioning if she really knew Connor. Can she truly believe him that he didn’t kill his wife? Or will they have a happily ever after that they both wanted?

A white knuckle read that will have your heart pounding!!! I highly recommend this book for those that enjoy psychological thrillers!!!

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  • May 192020
     

    A Week At The Shore by Barbara Delinsky
    Genre: Women’s Fiction
    Published by St. Martin’s Press
    Publication Date: May 19, 2020
    ASIN: B07ZG4P7XV
    Pages: 392
    Review Copy From: Publisher via NetGalley
    Edition: eBook
    My Rating: 5

    Synopsis (via GR)

    In her new bestseller, New York Times bestselling Barbara Delinsky explores how lives and relationships are forever changed when three sisters reunite at their family Rhode Island beach house.

    One phone call is all it takes to lure real estate photographer Mallory Aldiss back to her family Rhode Island beach home. It’s been twenty years since she’s been gone—running from the scandal that destroyed her parents’ marriage, drove her and her two sisters apart, and crushed her relationship with her first love. But going home is fraught with emotional baggage—memories, mysteries and secrets abound.

    Mal’s thirteen-year-old daughter, Joy, has never been to the place where Mal’s life was shaped and is desperate to go. Fatherless, she craves family and especially wants to spend time with the grandfather she barely knows.

    In just seven watershed days on the Rhode Island coast three women will test the bonds of sisterhood, friendship and family, and discover the role that love and memory plays in defining their lives.

    My Thoughts

    For the last 15+ months, I have been reading nothing but psychological thrillers and was in need of a bit of a change and then I saw that this book was available for review. So I requested a copy from St. Martin’s Press via Netgalley for the following reasons. Did I make a good choice?

    1. It’s been some time since I read a book by Ms. Delinsky, which I need to reevaluate and ask myself why I haven’t and I need to rectify that.
    2. The description/synopsis
    3. The cover
    4. Family relationships
    5. Both mystery and romance
    6. And that the setting is in my home state

    Mallory Aldiss has not been home in 20 years to see her father and younger sister, Anne, ever since the accident that tore 2 families apart and that became fodder for gossip to this day. Until Mallory receives a phone call from their neighbor, who was also the man that she loved and had left behind because of the incident, stating that her father had threatened him with a gun, was failing in health and the house needed repair. Her older sister, Margo, took the side of their mother and swore she would also never return, but decides it’s time to go back.

    Mallory’s daughter, thirteen-year-old daughter Joy, pleads with her to make the trip from NY to RI to visit with her grandfather and aunt since she is craving to have a family. Mallory agrees to go for a week but what happens in that week reignites questions, disagreements with her sisters as each one has their own perspective of their childhood and what fractured their relationships, her feelings towards the guy she left behind and one mystery that she needs to know who she really is.

    I was pulled into the story from page one, which was both poignant and captivating. The characters were believable to the point that I felt that I personally knew them. The family dynamics were both emotional and raw at times. The setting gorgeous, even though it was all familiar to me, I’m sure any reader will be able to picture it in their mind. The writing fluid. Just enough mystery and romance all rolled up in one.

    I asked, did I make a good choice, my answer is ABSOLUTELY!! I loved this book!!!!

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  • Mar 032020
     

    You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
    Genre: Domestic Thriller, Women’s Fiction
    Published by St. Martin’s Press
    Publication Date: March 3, 2020
    ISBN-10: 1250202035
    ISBN-13: 978-1250202031
    Pages: 352
    Review Copy From:
    Edition: HC/eBook via NetGalley
    My Rating: 5

    Synopsis (via GR)

    You probably know someone like Shay Miller.
    She wants to find love, but it eludes her.
    She wants to be fulfilled, but her job is a dead end.
    She wants to belong, but her life is so isolated.

    You probably don’t know anyone like the Moore sisters.
    They have an unbreakable circle of friends.
    They live the most glamorous life.
    They always get what they desire.

    Shay thinks she wants their life.
    But what they really want is hers.

    My Thoughts

    This extraordinary writing duo has done it again!!!!

    After reading An Anonymous Girl and The Wife Between Us, I knew I had to get my hands on this novel.

    At 31, Shay Miller feels that her life is going nowhere since her circle of friends has vanished due to marriages, families and careers and herself in a dead-end job.

    Then one day her life changes. Waiting for the train, she notices a girl very close to the edge and thinking if she should approach her. However, in that instant, it is too late because the girl jumps in front of the train. Shay, so traumatized by the event, wants to find out everything about this girl, who she now knows as Amanda. So much so, Shay even attends the memorial for her.

    There she meets Amanda’s friends, who seem to bring her into their circle. Her newfound friendships lift her spirits but then things turn sinister. Is it Shay that she is the guilty one in a murder or is she a victim?
    Are these girls truly her friends or are they setting her up?

    I could not put this book down. The pages turning as fast as I could read. The story pulled me in and didn’t let go until the unbelievable ending. My head was spinning throughout the story trying to figure out how it would end and it was shocking!!!! Totally engrossing and chilling! What a read!!!!!

    Not only do I recommend this book but their previous books too!!!!

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  • Nov 262019
     

    The New Husband by D.J. Palmer
    Genre: Domestic Thriller
    Published by St. Martin’s Press
    Publication Date: April 14, 2020
    ISBN-10: 1250107490
    ISBN-13: 978-1250107497
    Pages: 384
    Review Copy From:
    Edition: TPB ARC
    My Rating: 5

    Synopsis (via GR)

    The New Husband is a riveting thriller about the lies we tell ourselves from D. J. Palmer, the author of Saving Meghan.

    Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you know them.

    Nina Garrity learned that the hard way after discovering that her missing husband, Glen, had been leading a double life with another woman. But Glen’s gone–presumably drowned while fishing on his boat–so she can’t confront him about the affair or any of his other misdeeds. A year and a half after the accident, Nina considers herself a widow, even though the police never found a body. Following a chance encounter with Simon Fitch, a teacher from her daughter Maggie’s middle school, Nina finds love again and has hopes of putting her shattered life back together.

    Simon, a widower still grieving the suicide of his first wife, has found his dream girl in Nina. His charm and affections help break through to a heart hardened by betrayal. Nina’s teenage son, Connor, embraces Simon as the father he wishes his dad could have been, but Maggie sees a far darker side to this new man in their lives. Even Nina’s good friends wonder if Simon is supremely devoted–or dangerously possessive.

    But Nina is committed, not only to her soon-to-be new husband but also to resuming her former career as a social worker. Before she can move forward, however, Nina must first clear her conscience that she’s not making another terrible choice in a man. In doing so, she will uncover the shocking truth: the greatest danger to her, and her children, are the lies people tell themselves.

    My Thoughts

    After reading Saving Meghan, I was anxiously waiting to see if I could snag a copy of The New Husband and lo and behold, I did!!!!!!

    Two years ago, Glen Garrity, Nina’s husband and father to Connor and Maggie, went missing after someone found his boat with their dog Daisy and a massive amount of blood on board. The night that police tell her of their grim discovery and returning Daisy, Nina gets a text and pictures, from an unknown source, showing Glen kissing some waitress named Teresa. She then realizes that Glen has drained their savings. Was this all connected? Did he leave on his own to start a new life? Or was it something more sinister since Glen’s body was never recovered?

    It’s been 2 years and Nina has decided to move on and in with Simon Fitch, a history teacher at Maggie’s middle school. Connor doesn’t mind since he feels his dad is dead but Maggie is furious since she doesn’t trust him. Is she right not to?

    Nina can’t believe how lucky she is since Simon is close to perfect. But Maggie doesn’t think so and creates a lot of drama in this new family because she doesn’t believe her dad is dead.

    The narrative alternates between Nina, Maggie, and someone else (sorry!!! no spoilers from this lady).

    From the first chapter, the suspense mounts and the pages are turning. About 50% into the book, something happens that was like a sucker punch, which I was like, WAIT!!!! WHAT??? and had to read it three times to make sure that I understood what just happened. After that, I was reading at warp speed to find out the hows, whys, and who else will be destroyed.

    Another fast-paced chilling read!!! A book that will have you so engrossed, you won’t know what’s going on around you!!!!!

    There is one big negative, however. Since this book will not be released until April 2020, I will have a very long wait for his next book!!!!

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  • Sep 302019
     

    29 SECONDS by T.M. Logan
    Genre: Psychological Thriller
    Published by St. Martin’s Press
    Publication Date: September 10, 2019
    ASIN: B07NTQ8HP7
    Pages: 356
    Review Copy From: St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley
    Edition: eBook
    My Rating: 5

    Synopsis (via GR)

    Give me one name. One person. And I will make them disappear . . .

    When Sarah rescues a young girl in trouble, she expects nothing in return. But her act of bravery puts a powerful and dangerous man in her debt. He lives by his own brutal code, and all debts must be repaid – in the only way he knows how.

    He offers Sarah a way to solve a desperate situation with her intolerable boss. A once-in-a-lifetime deal that will make all her problems disappear.

    No consequences. No comeback. No chance of being found out.

    All it takes is a 29 second phone call.

    Because everyone has a name to give. Don’t they?

    My Thoughts

    A Psychological Thriller that will have your heart pounding from beginning to end!

    This is the first book that I have read by this author but he is now on my radar.

    Sarah Haywood, PhD. has been working at Queen Anne University in the English Department for the past 2 years and is hoping that she is up next to obtain a permanent position. Financially she really needs this promotion since her husband has left her and their 2 children to find himself with another woman, again!

    The Department head, Alan Hawthorne, an arrogant, misogynist, well respected in the community has hinted that she could have the position, however, there is a catch but she is not interested.

    On her way home from work, after being passed over for the promotion, she witnesses an apparent child kidnapping and jumps into action. But this split-second decision will turn her life upside down. The child’s father is in her debt for saving his daughter, something that seems impossible, to have someone, anyone that has done her wrong to just vanish. She just has to name the person. But she knows she couldn’t make that decision? That is until things go from bad to worse. All it took was a 29 second phone call. And then it seems her world blows up when things go wrong, horribly wrong.

    This book will have you on the edge of your seat!! As the seconds pass, the suspense will leave you breathless. A totally chilling and thrilling read!! An exceptional read!

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