Jan 042019

Hosted by McGruffy’s Reader and 15 and Meowing

This week’s Fill-Ins:

  1. Looking back, _________________________.

  2. _________________ is a treat I give to myself.

  3. A new skill I want to learn is _________.

  4. One bad habit I want to stop is _________.

My answers:

  1. Looking back, it was a pretty good year.

  2. Jelly Belly Jelly Beans is a treat I give to myself.

  3. A new skill I want to learn is mastering the new wordpress.

  4. One bad habit I want to stop is not eating healthy.

Jan 032019

THE LIAR’S WIFE by Samantha Hayes
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Published by Bookouture
Publication Date: November 22, 2018
Pages: 358
Review Copy From: Bookouture via NetGalley
Edition: eBook
My Rating: 5

Synopsis (via GR)

When Ella wakes up in a hospital following a hit-and-run incident, she is scared and confused. Close to tears, her eyes fall on a get-well-soon card on the window sill and the nurse reassures her that her loving husband will be back soon…

But Ella has never been married.

In fact, she has lived alone her whole adult life; working hard, rarely socialising, quietly harbouring a terrible secret from her past.

Fear sweeps through Ella when she instantly recognises the man who enters the ward. He is not her husband, but she knows that she must do as he says and play the part of dutiful wife.

What choice does she have? He was there the night of the fire, he knows her secret too…

My Thoughts

This book sure packed a wallop!!!!

Ella Sinclair has a strict routine, work, home sleep, work home, sleep. That is until she wakes up in the hospital after being hit by a van as she was riding her bike home after work. But something is drastically wrong. The nurse informs Ella that her husband has been by her side since she was admitted. The problem is that Ella is not married.

For the past 10 years, Ella has kept to herself. She doesn’t share anything about her personal life nor does she interact with her co-workers socially as she is hiding from her past. That is until she opens her eyes at the hospital and sees that her past has caught up with her.

A thrilling and chilling read from the Prologue to the last word!! A white knuckle experience! The story alternates between the present and what happened 10 years ago. The ending was mind blowing, which I did not see coming. I don’t think I have ever hated a character as much as I did with Jacob.

This is the first book that I have read by this author, however, it won’t be my last. I am putting Ms. Hayes on my “authors to read” list.

If you like psychological thrillers, then I highly recommend this book.

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Dec 242018

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Mailbox Monday

According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Click on title for synopsis via GoodReads.

THE EX by Alafair Burke ~ eBook via Prime
WHAT REMAINS TRUE by Janis Thomas ~ eBook via Prime
KEEPING LUCY by T. Greenwood ~ eBook from St. Martin’s via NetGalley
MY SISTER IS MISSING by Carissa Ann Lynch ~ eBook Witness Impule/Harper Collins via NetGalley