Someone We Know-Shari Lepena

When a young high school-aged boy gets caught by his parents sneaking into his neighbor’s homes to hack into their computers, he is grounded BIG TIME. But when they start to realize their son may have found more than he bargained for, things they would kill over, this game becomes more dangerous they could have expected.

Someone We Know is 292 pages and took me two days to read.

I realllllly enjoyed this book and am giving it a 4 out of 5! It kept me guessing the whole time and I felt the anxiety of the family throughout the book in a way that felt real. Highly recommend as a fast summer read!

Thank you, Penguin Random House, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

The Sentence Is Death-Anthony Horowitz

Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne has found another case to solve with author, Anthony Horowitz. An infamous divorce lawyer, Richard Pryce, was found murdered in his home via a bottle of $3000 of wine smashed over his head. Hawthorne is known to notice the details no one else sees. Together they will find out who and why Richard Pryce was murdered.

The Sentence is Death is 371 pages long and took me three days to read.

I always enjoy reading Anthony Horowitz mysteries. He writes in a way that makes you feel as though you are able to solve the crime while dancing around you in circles. I’m giving it a 3.5 out of 5 and am looking forward to my next Horowitz mystery!

Thank you, Harper, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

Theme Music-T. Marie Vandelly

Oh man! I had no idea what I was getting myself into with this one!

Dixie Wheeler is the lone survivor of her father’s murder-suicide which killed her mother and three older brothers. Being only 1 1/2 at the time allowed Dixie a different life. Being raised by her aunt uncle, she grew up with complicated feelings and outlooks on life. Now being an adult and on the lookout for her first home, she stumbles across the house in which her family was brutally murdered. She decides to do a walkthrough of the home and feels it pulling for her to stay. While she thinks staying at her old house will help her, she starts seeing things and people that couldn’t be real. Will Dixie remain the only Wheeler or will the house claim her life too?

Theme Music is 383 pages long and took me four days to read.

This book was much darker than I had anticipated but I’m giving it a 4 out of 5. This is not for the weak of heart or stomach for that matter! If you’re looking for a thriller that will keep you guessing, this one is for you!

Thank you, Dutton, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

Man of the Year-Caroline Louise Walker

Dr. Robert Hart was just awarded “Man of the Year” in his hometown. He seems to have the perfect life even though his current marriage started off with an affair. His teenage son and his best friend are staying with Dr. Hart and his wife, Elizabeth, for the summer. Dr. Hart wants to be accommodating as his son doesn’t have friends. But his son, Jonah’s friend, Nick is rubbing Dr. Hart the wrong way. Dr. Hart is convinced that Nick is trying to sleep with Elizabeth. When Dr. Hart does some questionable things to push Nick out of his life, the police end up getting involved.

Man of the Year is 291 pages long and took me four days to read.

At first I wasn’t too thrilled with this book but about halfway through it turned around. I’m giving this a 4 out of 5. Because I work in the medical field I REALLY hated Dr. Hart. It was hard for me to read his point of view. But once I accepted what a shitty dude he is, I was able to enjoy it.

Thank you, Gallery Books, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

The Night Before-Wendy Walker

Laura is newly single and back on the dating scene for the first time in a long time. She is currently living with her sister, Rosie, and is nervous about her upcoming blind date. When Laura doesn’t come home from her date the next day, Rosie starts to worry about her sometimes careless sister. So Rosie starts the hunt for her sister who would never let Rosie worry in this way. Rosie and her husband go down the rabbit hole trying to find Laura and immediately suspect foul play.

The Night Before is 310 pages long and took me two days to read.

This book is fast paced and kept me guessing the entire way. I’m giving it a 4 out of 5. I highly recommend this book for those who enjoy thrillers.

Thank you, St. Martin’s Press, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

The Scholar-Dervla McTiernan

 

A young woman is found dead by hit and run in the early hours of the morning. The victim appears to be Carline Darcy, the heir to Darcy Therapeutics and was struck outside of the the laboratory funded by the therapeutic company on Galaway University’s campus. Detective Cormac Reilly finds the whole situation very strange and doesn’t believe this was an accident. He will find why this young woman was targeted and try to stop the killer from hurting others involved.

The Scholar is 362 pages long and took me four days to read.

I am giving this book a 3 out of 5. I enjoyed the premise of this book and found that the trail to the ending kept me on my toes.

Thank you, Penguin Random House, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

 

The Cutting Room-Ashley Dyer

 

I previously read Ashley Dyer’s previous book, Splinter in the Blood, and I couldn’t get over how much I enjoyed reading about detectives Ruth Lake and Greg Carver.

There is a serial killer on the loose. He has been named “The Ferryman” and he claims to be an artist who uses his killing as his installments. He now has a social media following that has the followers participating in the murders by documenting the scenes and obstructing justice. But detectives Lake and Carver are on the case and will do what they do best, find the man responsible.

The Cutting Room is 436 pages long and took me four days to read.

Ashley Dyer has done it again! I loved The Cutting Room even more than her previous Lake and Carver book. I’m giving this book at 4 out of 5. I enjoyed reading this book so much and can’t wait for the next book!

Thank you, William Morrow, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey

The Perfect Plan-Bryan Reardon

I absolutely LOVED Bryan Reardon’s previous book ”The Real Michael Swann”! When I heard ”The Perfect Plan” was coming out I was super excited to read Reardon’s next thrilling story.

Liam has always been second best to his big brother Drew. Drew has the looks, brains, charisma, wife, house and the job. Drew is running for governor in the upcoming election and has Liam standing by his side as the ”muscle”. But Liam is tired of being in Drews shadow and has come up with a plan to make sure he no longer has to be. Kidnapping Drew’s campaign manager should do the trick, right?

The Perfect Plan is 335 pages long and took me 2 days to read.

Mr. Reardon did not disappoint! I loved this book and am giving it a 4 out of 5! The characters he has developed are complex for such a face paced story. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this!

Thank you, Dutton, for sending me this copy!

Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!

Lacey