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 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.


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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