Tag Archive | suspense

Still Life by Dani Pettrey–Book Review

 

When Avery Tate decides to go to her first gallery opening since being ousted by the photography community, it was only to support her friend, Skylar. However, she soon finds herself thrown into the midst of an investigation to find her friend, Skylar, who is no where to be found, and one of the photographer’s photos had been replaced with an eerie photo of her posing as if she’s dead. As Avery and her friends begin to dig into the case to find her friend, things quickly turn and they find themselves in some very precarious situations. Will they find Skylar? Will they be able to find who photographed her and catch him? Are they too late?

Pettrey will keep you intrigued until the very end. You’ll be guessing the entire time! I was enthralled from the very beginning, and couldn’t put it down. I couldn’t figure out who did it until the very end. This story was very well written. I felt like I was right there with them as they were investigating, finding leads, and falling in love. If you like suspense and a splash of romance, this is a great book for you. While this is the second book in the series, I feel as though it can stand alone because I didn’t feel like I was missing anything too crucial (I haven’t read the first one yet, but now I want to.) So go grab your copy today, you won’t regret it!

**I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

 

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Twilight at Blueberry Barrens by Colleen Coble–book review


Since her mother’s blueberry barrens are no longer producing enough fruit to make a living, Kate decides she needs to rent her cottage out. Drake Newham shows up with his nieces and not only wants to rent it, but also needs a nanny. When Kate finds out Drake is in Maine to look into his brother and sister-in-law’s deaths, they decide to team up to get to the bottom of it. However, Kate’s uncle has recently escaped prison and someone may be stalking her. Will they ever find the people responsible for all the threats to Kate and her loved ones?
I always enjoy Colleen Coble’s books, and this was no different. It was packed with suspense and romance. I found myself turning page after page wondering who the stalker was, who really killed Drake’s family, and will they ever catch Uncle Paul? I find myself so engrossed I feel like I’m right there with Kate and Drake, rooting for them. The characters are very relatable. If you love suspense with romance mixed in, you’ll love this book!

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**I received this book free from the publishers through the Fiction Guild program for review. I was not required to write a positive review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Sister Dear by Laura McNeill–book review

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Allie Marshall was convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, but after 10 long years she’s out on parole. She’s determined to prove her innocence. Her return turns everyone’s world upside down, especially her daughter’s. Will she be able to mend her relationship with her daughter and prove once and for all she didn’t murder the coach?

I enjoyed this suspense. It was full of unexpected twists and turns all the way to the end. It keeps you enthralled the whole time. While I loved this book I wouldn’t call this Christian fiction as there’s no mention of God at all. It’s fairly clean, however, there are a few instances of cursing and there were a couple racy spots (more than I prefer). Minus those spots the storyline was great and kept me on my toes.

**I received this book free from the publisher for review through Book Look Bloggers. I was not required to write a positive review; all thoughts and opinions are my own.

If I Run by Terri Blackstock–book review

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Casey Cox is tortured by her past, but now a new threat has sent her running for her life. She’s accused of murdering her good friend, but doesn’t know who she can and cannot trust. Will she be able to find justice for her father and for her friend without being in jeopardy herself?

I was drawn into this book from the very first line. It is a gripping story told in the first person that draws you in so far you feel like you’re right there with Casey as she tries to figure out this mess. The characters are complex with their own flaws. This is the first in a trilogy so when I got to the end I was ready to jump into the next one, but alas, I have to wait. I finished this book in 2 days (which is a big deal for me…lol) because I couldn’t bear to put it down long because every time I did it left me wondering what was going to happen next! Highly recommend this book!

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Fatal Convictions by Randy Singer–book review

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After the converted wife of a prominent Muslim leader is murdered, personal injury lawyer, Alex Madison, is thrown into the biggest case of his career. Overwhelming evidence against his client, as well as pressure from his church urging him to drop the case cause him to doubt whether he should stay on the case, but something tells him that he should stay on and believe in this man.

I love how Singer takes topics that are controversial and makes you really think about both sides of things. I found myself drawn into this suspense and trying to figure out who was guilty and who was innocent. I love the twists and turns in the book. The characters are very well developed and some are complex. Highly recommend this book!

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Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble–Book Review

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Mallory’s father’s last words to her on the phone were “Find…mother,” but her mother died 15 years ago. The sheriff believes it was an accident, but Mallory and her friend, game warden Kevin O’Connor, believe otherwise. As they begin to search for answers and threats to Mallory’s own life emerge, they are forced to deal with their past. Can they move past their past and work together to find out the truth about her father’s death?

This book captivates you from the very first chapter. The characters were very well developed, and it felt like you could really relate to them. I felt drawn into the story, like I was searching with them. I love the unexpected little twists that are thrown into the book. This is the second in the Sunset Cove Series, but you can read it as a stand alone novel. I haven’t yet read the first one and I didn’t feel as though I was missing anything. That being said, I need to go find the first one because I can’t wait to read the whole series!

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A Respectable Actress by Dorothy Love–Book Review

51lcxid7DDL__SY344_BO1,204,203,200_When India Hartley arrived in Savannah, she never dreamed of the horrible events that would take place. Accused of murder, she must depend on her lawyer, Philip Sinclair, to help her prove her innocence. After getting permission for India to come back to his home on St. Simons island until her trial date, India discovers a locked door in the house that seems to be a shrine to his wife who died tragically. This room raises questions in India’s mind and after finding a few clues in an abandoned boat and a burned down chapel, she unravels secrets that lead back to Philip himself, and may lead to her freedom.

This story is set in Georgia during the post Civil War era. I found both the story and the characters to be very well developed. I loved the twists and turns that are thrown in to keep you on your toes. It was hard to put down. There were times, I’ll admit, where I wondered so much what was going to happen next that I had to stop myself from looking forward in the book to cheat to see the outcome, so I’d know what was coming. I can’t wait to read more of Dorothy Love’s books. If you love historical fiction with suspense and romance mixed in, this is the perfect read for you!

**I was sent this book from the Fiction Guild through Zondervan/Thomas Nelson publishers free for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.