Book Review — “The Girl in the Woods” by Patricia MacDonald

Blair Butler escaped the unhappy home she grew up in and fled to Philadelphia where she created a fulfilling life. But now her sister, Celeste, is dying and she’s forced to return to say “goodbye”. What she doesn’t expect, however, is Celeste’s death-bed confession about the night her friend Molly Sinclair was murdered. Knowing there is a man in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, Blair can’t turn her back on this situation. Who killed Molly Sinclair? How did they get away with it? Are they still living in this small town in the Pocono Mountains? Armed with these questions Blair sets off to find the truth — but will the killer’s face be the last thing she sees? “The Girl in the Woods” is a good read and well-written. It held my interest and I became invested in the story and its characters. This is definitely a page-turner and I recommend it to all mystery lovers!! Disclaimer– I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Net Galley for this great book!! #NetGalley

Book Review — “The Billion Pound Lie” by Bill Dare

Did you ever dream about winning the lottery? Ever wonder how you’d feel? What you’d spend your money on? Well, Leo Morphetus knows how it “feels” to win the lottery — the only thing wrong is that he really didn’t win!! After hitting rock bottom and a night of drinking with his friend, Vince, the whole world thinks Leo has won a billion pounds in the lottery. Never saying he DID win — and never saying he DIDN’T — Leo and Vince manage to stir the media into a frenzy, make some promises they’ll be embarrassed not to keep, and start off on an amazing journey around town in their newly hired limo. This is a funny book, with funny lines, zany characters and an unbelievable yet fully enjoyable story that’s very entertaining. You will root for Leo and you’ll almost wish he HAD won. And, really, we all know that if you tell a lie long enough it eventually becomes true…. Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Book Sirens for advancing me this enjoyable book!! Release date: August 16, 2019

Book Review — “A Divided Mind” by M. Billiter (pseudonym)

“A Divided Mind” is an honest story about a young man’s journey through mental illness. Branson hears voices and sees shadows. No one has ever met or seen his best friend. He has blackouts and loses time. He’s also a high school track star, a brother, a boyfriend, a son. This novel is told through Branson and his mother, Tara, and it is emotional, heart-breaking and uplifting. It’s not just about mental illness but also about love, friendship, healthiness and survival. You will feel for all of the family members that this mental illness touches. But more importantly, you will see that Branson is more than his illness, stronger than his weakness, and loved & celebrated more than he his feared & misunderstood. That being said, this is not a happy book with a neat, happy ending. It’s an honest story about a young man and his family, who are all just doing their very best. Disclaimer — I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Book Sirens for this great book. Highly recommended!! #booksirens

Book Review — “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty

Wow!!! You book yourself into a “wellness retreat” and you get waaaaay more than you bargained for!!! “Nine Perfect Strangers” check into the Tranquillum House and get the experience of a lifetime. They are told “your lives will never be the same”, and that’s about the only true thing on the brochure! I really liked this book, but I can see why some didn’t. It’s strange & creepy and takes you down a road where you’ll need your imagination. Masha, the owner and leader of Tranquillun House, is someone you do not want to see on your next spa vacation — she’s a complete nutter!! I definitely recommend this book, and think it’s a fun page-turner. Check yourself in and go along for the weird ride!!

Book Review — “I Know Who You Are” by Alice Feeney

Alice Feeney’s follow up to “Sometimes I Lie” did NOT disappoint!! Meet Aimee Sinclair, an up and coming actress who’s life starts to unravel when her husband disappears. His cellphone and wallet are on the dining room table, but he is…gone. And the evidence points towards Aimee killing him. You’ll travel back in time with her and learn of a troubled past filled with lies and brutality. Is someone from her past stalking her? Is it all in her imagination? Is she doing this herself? Can Aimee be a murderer and not remember? This is a fun, dark book and great for a rainy summer day!!