Thursday, February 23, 2023

Out of The Ashes by Kara Thomas

About the book: 

A woman’s investigation into her family’s murders uncovers lies, secrets, and dangerous truths in a heart-wrenching novel of suspense.

When she was thirteen years old, Samantha Newsom’s family was murdered and their Catskills farmhouse set ablaze in an unsolved crime that left nothing behind but ashes.

Twenty-two years later, Sam is pulled back to her hometown of Carney, New York, under the shadows of the grim tragedy she’s never forgotten or forgiven. Authorities mishandled the evidence, false rumors were seeded about her family, suspects yielded nothing, and the case went cold. Not anymore. Investigator Travis Meacham has been assigned to the case, and he has news for Sam: a prison inmate has come forward with a shocking admission. Sam’s baby sister, presumed dead in the fire, made it out of the house that night.

It’s not the only reveal that upends everything Sam thinks she knows about the crime and her family. But Carney protects its secrets. And this time, Sam might not be able to escape the town alive.


 You know when you have like 555 other reviews to do but you just want to talk about the last book you read because it knocked your socks 🧦 off? Well that is this book!! Wow!! Thank you soo much @mbc_books for putting this gifted copy in my hands. πŸ₯° I seriously can’t recommend this book enough!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Pub date is 5/1/23!!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Why was it so exceptional?? Let me tell you…πŸ˜‰ First off… Dark… gritty… Suspense filled… 😳I went in completely blind and @karathomaswrites is a new to me author. So I was absolutely blown away when I loved this so much!! 😍

Samantha is an ICU nurse… Hey girl.. I am an ED nurse… soooo I ✅Loved that…We have seen ALOT!! Not much surprises us… yet Sam did manage to suprise me…😳😬

Imagine this… your entire family.. murdered and then burned in your childhood 🏑 home.. not you… as you were spending the night at a friend’s house… now your entire family is gone… and the killer is on the loose…😳 Fast forward 22 years… you are back… you left this small town that is riddled with drugs… crime… and lots of secrets 🀫… You NEED to know what happened that night… did everyone really die in that fire? πŸ”₯

Seriously this was so well done… I had no idea 🀷‍♀️ what to think!! Who did it? Are these cops corrupt? The writing was so atmospheric…..I could feel the small town feeling.. and it wasn’t a good one… 😬 … Let me tell you… this town put the G in gritty… 😏…. SO sketchy!!! 🀨…. Now let’s talk about THAT ending!! Wow!! 😳🀯🀯🀯I loved it!!! I know it’s only February but this is one of my favorite books so far this year!! I can’t recommend it enough!! 😍😍😍 Obviously..5 big stars ⭐️

This isn’t a thriller that is so far out there that it is over the top… this was a perfect mix.. I felt like I could be reading true crime. I seriously can’t wait to read more by @karathomaswrites !!

Kara is the author of The Darkest CornersLittle Monsters, and The Cheerleaders. She is also the author of the Prep School Confidential series from St. Martin's Griffin under the pen name Kara Taylor.

Kara has written for Warner Brothers Television and currently writes full-time on Long Island, where she lives with her husband and rescue cat.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

The House Guest by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Release Date: February 7, 2023

About The Book:

After every divorce, one spouse gets all the friends. What does the other one get? If they’re smart, they get the benefits.


Alyssa Macallan has been dumped by her wealthy and manipulative husband, and now she’s terrified that her toxic soon-to-be-ex is scheming to ruin her, leaving her penniless and alone.


Just when Alyssa could really use a friend, she makes one -- a seductive new friend who’s running from a dangerous relationship of her own. Alyssa offers Bree Lorrance the safety of her guest house, and the two become confidantes. Then, Bree makes a tempting offer. Maybe they can solve each others’ problems.


But no one is who they seem. And the fates and fortunes of these two determined women twist and turn until the shocking truth emerges: You can’t always get what you want. But sometimes you get what you deserve.


 Happy Saturday! LOOK πŸ‘€ at this gorgeous cover!!! 😍 I am so excited to be on this book tour with @suzyapprovedbooktours for The House Guest by @hankpryan !!! You guys… I love @hankpryan books but I am going to say this is my favorite one yet!!! She KILLED it!! This book is πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ 5 stars!!⭐️

You are happily married.. until you are not..😬..Bill is mega rich.. handsome and charming..πŸ˜‰…in fact - he is always the life of the party..and well now he is packing 🧳 up and leaving with no explanation.🀷‍♀️ 😳

So you decide to hit the bar πŸ₯‚πŸΈπŸ·..yes all alone… and then you meet her.. Bree..she appears down on her luck.. and well misery loves company..🀷‍♀️… so you invite her to your home.. to stay in your guest house…WHAT??? 😳 Girl.. who does that??? 🀦‍♀️What are you thinking Alyssa?? πŸ™„ I literally wanted to scream at the book… NO ….NO…Step away from the bar…BAD IDEA Alyssa!!! One too many drinks!! πŸ₯‚πŸΈπŸ·…However apparently Alyssa didn’t agree with me! SO let the games begin! 😏

I swear this is @hankpryan ‘s best book yet in my opinion!! The game of cat 🐈 and mouse 🐭 that ensues was fantastic!! Yet who was the cat and who was the mouse?? πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€” It was so twisty that I kept changing my answer to that question!! πŸ˜‚ Which is the best kind of thriller in my opinion! πŸ˜‰

Pub date was 2/7/23!! So run πŸƒ‍♀️ and get a copy!! ❤️ Huge thank you to @suzyapprovedbooktours and @hankpryan for this absolutely gorgeous gifted copy!! πŸ₯°

About The Author:
USA Today bestselling author HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN has won five Agatha Awards in addition to Anthony, Macavity, Daphne du Maurier, and Mary Higgins Clark Awards. As on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, she's won 37 Emmys and many more journalism honors, and her work has resulted in new laws, criminals sent to prison, homes saved from foreclosure, and millions of dollars in restitution for victims and consumers. A past president of National Sisters in Crime and founder of MWA University, her novels include Trust Me, The Murder List, the Charlotte McNally series (starting with Prime Time), and the Jane Ryland series (which begins with The Other Woman). Ryan lives in Boston with her husband, a nationally renowned civil rights and criminal defense attorney.

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