Saturday, December 31, 2022

My top 10 list for 2022!!



 Happy New Year! I have had such a fantastic reading year. It was really hard to narrow it down to a top 10 but these are some that really stood out for me!

These are in no particular order- as I could not pick- I loved them all so much!! 


The Overnight Guest was my first read of 2022 and I KNEW instantly that it would be on my top 10 list! It is so good!









Never Coming Home- A new to me author and I have since read 3 of her books this year! I LOVED to hate Lucas! You MUST meet him!











Before You Knew My Name- Phenomenal debut! Blew me away and broke my heart into a million pieces! Could not stop thinking about it!















The Family Upstairs- This book officially made me a Lisa Jewell fangirl! GIVE ME ALL THE LISA JEWELL BOOKS! No seriously please do! Keep scrolling because ....the sequel made it to my list too! 










The Family Remains- OKAY...I loved this even MORE than The Family Upstairs...I did not think that was even possible. I can't get enough of this creepy, crazy family! 











The Lies I Tell- I COULD NOT PUT THIS DOWN! So many cons, so much karma! SO good! 











The Lucky One- OMG SO GOOD! She escapes a serial killer...enough said! Creepy as hell! I LOVED IT! 












The Bodyguard-  It is official! I have a new book boyfriend! OMG Jake! I could not stop thinking about this book....and Jake! LOL









Forever is the Worst Long Time- I am really late to the party with this one...but WOW...this book felt so real. I ugly cried, I smiled...I LOVED it! This author  is a MUST read for me! 







You Shouldn't Have Come Here- NOW this is how you write a thriller! One of the most brilliant endings I have come across in a long time! Out in 2023- You don't want to miss this one!










Best Day Ever- This was a reread for me. I NEVER reread.. but I did...because I LOVE this book. I wanted to mention it because it is truly one of my favorites of all time!  Read it for Paul....trust me...you need to meet him......I really hope we get to see more of Paul one day! 






Okay that is a wrap 2022! IF you stayed with me this long...THANK YOU! Here is to a great reading year in 2023!



Monday, December 5, 2022

The Kind to Kill by Tessa Wegert


About the book:

A missing tourist spells trouble for Senior Investigator Shana Merchant in this page-turning twisty mystery set in an atmospheric island community with a small-town vibe

Former NYPD detective Shana Merchant is a skilled Senior Investigator keeping New York’s beautiful Thousands Islands community safe. She’s a loving partner. A strong woman. A survivor.

She’s also bound by blood to a serial killer. And after months of concealing the truth from the world as she hunted Blake Bram down, her secret is finally out.

Shana just wants to get on with her life and win back her community’s trust. But as Alexandria Bay fills up with tourists in advance of the annual festival known as Pirate Days, a visitor goes missing, and the case threatens to destroy not just the celebrations, but what remains of Shana’s reputation.

Shana’s not to blame for the killer in her family, but people are starting to whisper that she attracts trouble. That A-Bay was safer before she arrived. And as the investigation deepens, Shana starts to fear that they may be right.

Because while Bram is gone, he is far from forgotten.


MY THOUGHTS

I am so excited to be on tour with @suzyapprovedbooktours with the latest book in my very favorite series!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ The Kind to Kill is number 4 in the Shana Merchant series. ❤️ While this can definitely be read as a stand-alone… the series is so good you really should go back and read them all!! ๐Ÿ–ค Thank you @suzyapprovedbooktours @tessawegert for this gorgeous gifted copy!!๐Ÿ˜˜


Okay first off… someone in this book will definitely be buying their own gifts ๐ŸŽ… because they have been very bad! ๐Ÿ˜‰ They are definitely The Kind to Kill… and well that doesn’t make santa ๐ŸŽ… very happy…๐Ÿคจ

SHANA is back!! Who doesn’t love a character that escaped being held captive by a serial killer…๐Ÿคท‍♀️ Pretty impressive right?! Except this tough as nails detective is getting a bit unnerved when she is seeing a much too familiar pattern of… murder…unfolding..๐Ÿค

Dead ☠️ Girls Don’t Lie…๐Ÿค”…Is there a copycat killer on the loose? My book bestie @diagnosisbookaholic and I buddy read this. I blew up his messages with.. oh I know who did it… oh no wait.. it’s really this person…๐Ÿ˜‚.. Wrong… wrong.. wrong..๐Ÿ™„ I NEVER guessed who it was…๐Ÿ–คbut I sure tried..

Can we talk about that ending?!! Oh wait we can’t! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคซ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค I really hope we are going to see another in this series!! I need to know how this ending pans out! ๐Ÿค”

5 killer stars!! I continue to love where this series takes us!! Fast short chapters… lots of suspects.. PERFECT!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค Have you read any books in this series? Are you a good detective ๐Ÿ•ต️‍♀️ or like me and all over the place?๐Ÿ™„ What are you reading today?



About The Author:

Tessa Wegert is the author of the Shana Merchant mysteries, including Death in the Family, The Dead Season, Dead Wind, and The Kind to Kill (2022). A former freelance journalist, Tessa has contributed to such publications as Forbes, The Huffington Post, Adweek, The Economist, and The Globe and Mail. Tessa grew up in Quebec and now lives with her husband and children in Connecticut, where she studies martial arts and is currently at work on her next novel.


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Saturday, November 19, 2022

Over Her Dead Body by Susan Walter


About The Book:

An inheritance that comes with a warning.


Ashley Brooks’s life isn’t working out as planned. After years of struggling to make it in Hollywood, she’s still waiting for her big break. When fate leads her to the doorstep of legendary casting director Louisa Lake George, Ashley thinks her luck is about to change: the prickly old pro knows about a role she’s perfect for. The aspiring actress never gets to thank her, though, because the day after the audition, Louisa is dead. The bigger shock—she left all her money to Ashley.


Louisa’s grown children arrive stunned and ready to fight. Her nephew tries to play peacemaker, while Ashley grapples with why Louisa would leave her fortune to a stranger—and whether she should keep it. But Ashley quickly discovers everyone, including the dead woman, is hiding something, and it’s a race to get to the truth before someone else winds up dead.


MY THOUGHTS

Happy Saturday Booksta peeps! ๐Ÿ˜˜ Fantastic thriller alert! ๐Ÿšจ Thank you @suzyapprovedbooktours for having me along on tour!!! Pub date ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณwas 11/1 and trust me…๐Ÿ˜‰… you need this book!! I loved it!! The reviews are ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Well… it all started with a dog ๐Ÿ• walk that went horribly wrong…๐Ÿ˜ฌ .. No worries… NOTHING but good stuff happens to the dog. ❤️Whew right?? Anyways…

Brando the dog ๐Ÿ• takes off and leads Ashley into the yard of THE HOUSE… the one that says No trespassing… basically letting you know… you will be shot dead ☠️ if you do..๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ณ⛔️ Let’s just say… things got very…. Interesting ๐Ÿค”

Why did I love this book??? A struggling actress in Hollywood meets a famous director…they hit it off like a house ๐Ÿก on fire..๐Ÿ”ฅ.. Louisa is crafty.. aloof and cold as ice ๐ŸงŠ… so why is she so interested in helping Ashley with her career??? ๐Ÿค” Weirder yet… why is Louisa… now dead???๐Ÿ˜ณ… Guys that is JUST the beginning!! ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคซ

This was so twisted and well quite frankly.. FUN!! It’s a super fast read and I literally couldn’t put it down! ❤️

5 big Hollywood stars for this one!! Seriously hop on Goodreads and check out the fantastic reviews!! ๐Ÿ•⛔️๐ŸงŠ☠️๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿคฏ

Thank you @suzyapprovedbooktours @susie_filmmaker for this gorgeous gifted copy!!

๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ• I need to read Good as Dead!! Have you read that one?? Is this one on your list?? Would you trespass? Like Ashley.. I would for my dog! ๐Ÿ•



About The Author:

The winner of the (not terribly) prestigious WIFTS screenwriting award for All I Wish, the film she wrote and directed starring Sharon Stone (currently streaming on Netflix), Susan Walter is excited to add “first time novelist” to an eclectic resume that includes “failed concert violinist,” “unwatchable TV news reporter,” and “dazed mother to two teenage girls.” Groomed to be alone in a room for hours on end by a childhood spent practicing violin, writing a book came naturally to Susan, and her husband is hopeful she will finally have a reason to use her computer for something more productive than watching Red Sox baseball. A native of Boston, she suppresses her irresistible accent to avoid stink eye from sports fans across Los Angeles, where she now resides. She has an AB in government from Harvard, which she thus far fails to put to good use, and enjoys skiing, lazy bike rides, and wicked strong coffee.

Read more about Susan in her self-indulgent guest column for Talkhouse Magazine, found here: https://www.talkhouse.com/what-makes-a-director/



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