This Might Hurt- Stephanie Wrobel

When Natalie receives a mysterious email threatening her from a secluded retreat her sister is attending, she knows she was right about letting her sister stay on the small island off the coast of Maine for six months without contact. Natalie knows now that she must intervene. After all, what kind of place blackmails their “student’s” relatives?

This Might Hurt is 319 pages long and took me four days to read.

The longer this book sat with me, the more I enjoyed it. I’m giving it a 3.5 out of 5! The character’s backstories are fascinating and pairing it up with the current circumstances in the book makes for a great read! This is a book you should snuggle up with on a cold winter night and be thankful that you’re inside!

Thank you, Berkley Publishing, for sending me this copy!!

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

Lacey

Dead Silence- S.A. Barnes

Claire wakes up in a strange room in what appears to be a hospital. She knows that the other things that she sees in the hospital aren’t real. The ghosts of her crew are staring back at her with knowing gazes. She wasn’t supposed to make it off of the Aurora, a famously lost luxury space ship that the crew had discovered with the intent of salvaging and cashing out. When Claire is pressed on what happened, she can’t seem to remember how this seemingly easy discovery could have gone so south. All she knows is that she can’t allow anyone to breach the ship because she does remember the blood, whispers and overwhelming fear that hit her the moment she stepped foot on the cursed Aurora.

Dead Silence is 329 pages long and took me two days to read.

I can’t give higher praise for this book than giving it a 5 out of 5! It was one of my favorite books I read in 2021 and is genuinely a unique horror that I won’t ever be able to forget! If you enjoy reading books that feel like you’re in a movie and also being scared, look no further!

Thank you, Tor Nightfire, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

Marion Lane and the Deadly Rose- T.A. Willberg

The second book in the Marion Lane series leaves off in the dangerous underground world of Miss Brickett’s Investigations and Inquires. After Marion’s troublesome first year at Miss Brickett’s, she is relieved to have some downtime to focus on learning her role within the group. But the Inquirers get asked to work on “The Florist” murder who brands his victim with a rose. Marion is assigned to the case and is receiving helpful hints from a mysterious informer. She doesn’t feel she can fully trust this anonymous person but knows she must once again put herself in danger to stop the killer and to prove herself worthy of being an Inquirer.

Marion Lane and the Deadly Rose is 296 pages long and took me three days to read!

I absolutely adore these books! I’m giving this a 5 out of 5! The exciting world T.A. Willberg has created will stay with me for a lifetime. I truly love the characters and can’t wait for the next in the series! If you haven’t already, you need to pick up the Marion Lane books now!

Thank you, Park Row Books, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

The Witching Tree-Alice Blanchard

Detective Natalie Lockhart is still mourning the loss of her younger sister after a very traumatic death and is contemplating leaving the force when a call comes in. A beloved member of the community has seemingly been murdered. Chained to the train tracks in the middle of the night while dressed in a Halloween witches costume, the Wiccan died in a very upsetting way. The more Natalie digs into the case the more she knows someone in her small town has to be responsible. Who would have wished this kind older woman harm and what will they do once Natalie comes knocking?

The Witching Tree is 324 pages long and took me five days to read.

I’m giving this book a 3.5 out of 5! This was the first I’ve read of Alice Blanchard and I will absolutely be going back and reading the first two books in this series. It’s creepy and atmospheric and I really enjoyed reading from inside Natalie’s head.

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

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

Lacey

The Mirror Man-Lars Kepler

Detective Joona Linna is on a disturbing case. A woman’s body has been found hanging from a children’s playground. When the body is identified they find it’s Jenny Lind, a girl that was kidnapped five years prior that had never been found. When Joona notices a mark that connects Jenny’s murder with other girls who had gone missing and then turned up dead, he’ll put everything into solving this crime and in turn, risk everything he’s ever known.

The Mirror Man is 462 pages long and took me six days to read.

I hadn’t read Lars Kepler before and wasn’t sure what to expect but this book is brutal in the best way! I’m giving it a 4 out of 5! If you’re not into torture or gore you should skip this book but if you can hang then this is a must read!

Thank you, Knopf, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

Last Seen Alive-Joanna Schaffhausen

In the suspenseful fifth book of the Ellery Hathaway series, we find the detective caught up her most dangerous assignment yet, facing off with her former attempted murderer Francis Coben. Her ex-boyfriend and savior from Coben, FBI agent Reed Markham gives Ellery a letter from Coben saying he has additional information about his previous string of murders but will only give them the details if Ellery joins Reed at the prison. Ellery is faced with the horrible guilt of surviving and never wanting to face this monster again and knowing that she is the only way they will get justice for other victims.

Last Seen Alive is 305 pages long and took me three days to read.

If you haven’t started this series already then you absolutely need to. This book is my favorite so far and I’m giving it a 5 out of 5! I loved everything about this twisty-turny action-packed story. Ellery is so compelling and feels so real. Joanna Schaffhausen has done it again!

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

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

Lacey

Good Rich People-Eliza Jane Brazier

Lyla has always valued money over everything. Money over kindness, love or happiness and she had just that with her husband Graham and his controlling mother. All the money in the world but absolutely no say in how she lives her life. When Graham tells Lyla she is to partake in his mother and his game to prove her worthiness, Lyla doesn’t have a choice. While she loves her husband she loves his money even more and will do what must be done.. destroy the life of their current house guest Demi.

Good Rich People is 319 pages long and took me two days to read.

THIS BOOK IS WILD! I enjoyed it so much and am giving it a 4 out of 5! I absolutely hated every character but it made it that much more enjoyable! One thing is for certain.. they are absolutely not “good” rich people!

Thank you, Berkley, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

Twenty Years Later-Charlie Donlea

Twenty years after 9/11, remains of a murder suspect have been discovered in the rubble. When Avery Mason, an upcoming superstar of a true crime tv show discovers this amazing story, she is weary that maybe the murder suspect Victoria Ford is innocent and works to uncover the mystery. But Avery has secrets of her own that will follow her to New York which will inevitably change the course of her investigation and also her future.

Twenty Years Later is 367 pages long and took me two days to read.

This book was so entertaining! While there were some cheesy parts, I really enjoyed the story and had a blast watching it unfold! I’m giving it a 4 out of 5! This is a great book if you like twists and turns and enjoy a unique mystery.

Thank you, Kensington Publishing, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey