Lies She Told-Cate Holahan

If you need an idea for a holiday gift for the thriller-lover in your life, look no further!

Liza is a semi-successful author who is struggling on her follow up book to her first best selling novel. Her life is complex at the moment, between trying to get pregnant with her husband who is abnormally distant due to his law partner vanishing, Liza is struggling. When her life starts to reflect what she writes in her novel, her world becomes even more blurry than before.

Lies She Told is 278 pages long and took me three days to read.

I am giving this book a 3.5 out of 5. I really enjoyed reading this story because there are multiple, similar stories being told. Cate Holahan does a great job with keeping the lines blurry on the narrators point of view.

Thank you Crooked Lane Books for sending me a copy!

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

Lacey

Jackaby-William Ritter

I’m usually not a Young Adult reader simply for the fact that I have it stuck in my mind that YA novels are for just that, young adults! But I’m trying to get over my fear of feeling weird about reading them and this book was a great start!

Abigail Rook is not your old fashioned girl in 1892. In fact, she is ahead of her time and demands to explore the world and its mysteries. When she finds herself in New England without shelter or job, she starts to scope out local businesses. After being turned away too many times to count, she stumbles across an investigative services assistant position. Meeting the employer,

R. F. Jackaby officially for the first time, Abigail finds herself fascinated with Jackaby’s keen sight into the world in which she lives. On her unofficial interview, Jackaby brings her to a brutal murder scene that screams paranormal. While Abigail is slightly terrified about this strange new world that she is unfamiliar with, the adventure in her is sure that she can help Jackaby solve the case!

Jackaby is 299 pages long and took me 2 days to read.

I absolutely loved this book and am giving it a 4 out of 5 for its truly lovable characters and dark but funny plot.

I highly recommend to anyone that loves a mystery and unusual characters! I will ABSOLUTELY be reading the rest of the series!

Thank you Algonquin for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey

She Rides Shotgun- Jordan Harper 

My dad is one of my best buds so when I read the synopsis of this book about a daughter-father duo that outruns a prison gang, I was all in!

The eleven year old, Polly, hasn’t seen her dad in quite some time so when he shows up to pick her up from school, she knows something is wrong. Her dad, Nate has been in prison most of her life so she remembers very little about him. When Nate tells Polly that some bad men from prison are after him and he has to protect her she isn’t sure what to think and really just wants to go home with her mom but she knows by the look on her father’s face that home is no longer an option. Nate realizes that the only way to protect his daughter is to send a message to the gang after them but Polly is more like him than Nate could have imagined and she wants in on the action.

She Rides Shotgun is 257 pages long and took me 3 days to read.

I freaking loved this book and am giving it a 4.5 out of 5. I fell in love with Polly and Nate and their relationship and will be recommending this book to anyone who will listen!

Thank you Ecco for sending me this amazing book! It’s been one of my favorite reads of 2017!

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

Lacey

The Last Mrs. Parrish-Liv Constantine

I don’t often compare books to Gone Girl, and while it is a deliciously twisted plot, it more reminds me of that story because the main characters in both novels are horrible.  I genuinely hated the main character in The Last Mrs. Parrish but my anger made me want know what happens to her.

Amber Patterson is a sociopath. She is intelligent, cunning and extremely manipulative. Her current target is the spouse of Daphne Parrish, the incredibly handsome and rich Jackson Parrish. Her plan is to befriend Daphne and become close to Jackson. While we watch her plan unfold it becomes clear that not everything in the life of the Parrish’s is as perfect as it seems.

The Last Mrs. Parrish is 390 pages and took me three days to read.

I give this book a 4 out of 5 for its awesome ending and completely stomach turning characters. I loved this book and how it plays out! Thank you Harper for sending me this advanced copy!

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

Lacey

13 Minutes-Sarah Pinborough

I should have a disclaimer before this review that I love Sarah Pinborough. Behind Her Eyes has become my go-to recommendation and she could probably write complete trash but I’d still read it, I loved BHE that much. That being said, 13 Minutes is not trash and I was thrilled to death when Flatiron Books sent me this copy for review.

Natasha is the most popular girl in her school and is undoubtedly the most simultaneously loved and hated. When she is pulled from an icy river near her home and found to have been dead for approximately 13 minutes it has everyone talking. Once she regains consciousness she tries but cannot remember how she ended up in the river but immediately starts to second guess her friends closest to her. With the help of her ex-best friend Becca, she tries to solve her own mystery of how and why this happened to her.

13 Minutes is 412 pages long and took me 2 days to read.

I give this book a 4 out of 5 for its hugely dramatic twists and turns throughout the story. I really enjoyed reading this and flew through it because I just had to know how it ended!! I highly recommend this book, especially if you love some good girl drama!

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

Lacey

Ragdoll-Daniel Cole

After I read Ragdoll and realized it is Daniel Cole’s first novel, I was completely blown away. For this to be a debut is astounding. I will be stalking the rest of his publications from here on out!!!

When a corpse of six individual’s body parts found sown together is discovered in London, it can easily be called the most disturbing case of detective William “Wolf” Fawkes’s career. Even more disturbing than the case he is infamously linked to called the “Cremation Killer”. Wolf is not known in London for his great detective work on this case but for stopping at nothing to bring the killer to justice, even by illegal means. The case of the “Ragdoll” immediately haunts him not just because the image of six bodies sown together but because Wolf’s ex-wife, a tv news reporter, tells him that she received a list from the Ragdoll killer with five more names and dates these people will be killed and his name is the last on the list.

Ragdoll is 372 pages long and took me three days to read.

I absolutely loved this book and give it a 4 out of 5! Once I started, I couldn’t put it down. Cole’s writing has you guessing and questioning every character involved and is absolutely addicting.

 Thank you, Ecco, for sending me this copy!

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

Lacey