Black Coral-Andrew Mayne

The Underwater Investigation Unit is a relatively new and small portion of the Florida State Police. Sloan is one of two divers that make up their three person team. When she discovers four bodies trapped in a van from 20 years ago in one of Florida’s many swampy ponds, it eats at Sloan. Things aren’t adding up and Sloan suspects this wasn’t an accident like the State Police are portraying. While digging she discovers even more missing person cases that fit a similar profile. She knows in her gut that they are all connected but she’s put herself in a new dangerous position, facing a predator out of the water.

Black Coral is 308 pages and took me five days to read.

I am so freaked out by deep water and the things that hide in it but I am so glad I read this book! I’m giving it a 4 out of 5! I think about this story often and can’t wait for the next in this series!!

Thank you, Thomas & Mercer, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

Every Waking Hour- Joanna Schaffhausen

The fourth book in the Ellery Hathaway series does not disappoint! Starting a new relationship can be an exciting and nerve-wrecking time. Especially if you start dating the man who saved your life from a serial killer years ago. But detective Ellery and her new boyfriend, FBI agent Reid, are off to what they can only describe as a normal start. While Reid is visiting from out of town, they become roped into a missing child case. Not only will this case be dangerous for their budding relationship but also their lives.

Every Waking Hour is 326 pages long and took me three days to read.

I love this series so much!! I’m giving this book a 4 out of 5 for it’s ability to keep me on my toes. If toy haven’t already, I highly recommend starting this series!

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

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

Lacey

The Electric Kingdom- David Arnold

The Fly Flu has wiped out the world as we know it. Following a group of children as they navigate their way across the United States, we see that not only do they have to worry about the deadly flies and the disease they spread but the remaining humanity left in the dust. But one thing is for certain, although they feel alone in this large and dangerous world, the relationships they create with one another will last for a lifetime, however brief.

The Electric Kingdom is 421 pages long and took me four days to read.

I’m giving this book a 3.5 out of 5. There was a point that I thought about stopping because it felt so complex but the ending is absolutely worth it. It’s been hard to stop thinking about this book since I’ve finished it a week ago.

Thank you, Viking, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

Bone Canyon-Lee Goldberg

All star detective, Eve Ronin, is assigned to the case of recently discovered skeletal remains after wildfire have wrecked the Santa Monica Mountains. As Eve digs into this mystery with her soon retiring partner, she learns that not everyone can be trusted and that she must watch her back… even with her brothers in blue.

Bone Canyon is 295 pages and took me 4 days to read.

I’m not kidding when I tell you how much I’m going to shove this recommendation down everyone’s throat. I’m giving this book a 4.5 out of 5! It is one of my favorite books of 2020! I can’t wait to the next Eve Ronin book!

Thank you, Thomas & Mercer, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

The Wrong Family-Tarryn Fisher

This is the kind of book that has me afraid to describe it out of fear I’m going to spoil it so I’ll keep it real simple.

Juno recently moved in with what she thought was the perfect family, the Crouch’s. But Juno starts to see the cracks immediately and knows she has an opportunity to make things right in an attempt make amends for her own dark history. But in doing so it will leave Juno more exposed than she ever intended on being with the Crouch family.

The Wrong Family is 302 pages long and took me 3 days to read.

Holy crap, this book!!!! I’m giving it a 4 out of 5! It’s truly a thriller of epic proportions and you won’t know what hit you.

Thank you, Graydon House, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

Interference-Brad Parks

When prominent physicist, Matt Bronik, goes missing after suffering from seizures possibly related to his work, his wife Brigid will do whatever it takes to get him back. Even if it means risking her own life.

Interference is 388 pages long and took me 3 days to read.

I loved this book and am giving it a 4 out of 5. It is an action-packed mystery thriller that will keep you flipping the pages long past your bedtime!

Thank you, Thomas & Mercer, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

The Preserve-Ariel A. Winter

After a plague has made the human race a minority, robots rule the United States. Humans have been allowed a small area called ”The Preserve” in which robots are banned in order to keep some semblance of peace. But when the first murder on ”The Preserve” is a cyborg, chief of police Jesse Laughton must solve the case quickly before the robots step in. What seems to be the future of humans peaceful way of living falls on the shoulders of the exhausted Chief of Police.

The Preserve is 239 pages long and took me 2 days to read.

I really enjoyed this book and am giving it a 3.5! I really liked the world-building and my only complaint is that the book isn’t longer!

Thank you, Emily Bestler Books, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

A Stranger At The Door-Jason Pinter

Rachel Marin has been on the run from her past for a long time. Working as an independent contractor helping solve cases for the local police department she finally feels semi-safe in the Illinois town she has settled down in with her two children. But when she receives a phone call from her son’s high school teacher minutes before he is murdered Rachel starts to suspect there is something bigger afoot. Then she gets a knock on her door from her past.

A Stranger At The Door is 392 pages long and took me 4 days to read.

I’m giving this book a 3.5 out of 5! It was “oh no, what’s going to happen next” sort of ride and I enjoyed every minute!

Thank you, Thomas & Mercer, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey