Friday, July 22, 2011

3 months.....

until this :-)

Favorite cover yet!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens

Seriously, I can't get over Chevy Stevens writing! I was blessed to have been chosen to receive an advanced readers copy of Never Knowing and it was literally the book that motivated me to finish all the others I needed to read first.  I kid you not, I was LONGING to pick it up! A friend of mine had recommended Still Missing and after that I was hooked and couldn't wait for Chevy's next book! Every day my friend Debbie, asks if I've finished Never Knowing yet, cause she's been dying to borrow it.  

Never Knowing is about Sara who discovers her birth father is a serial killer/rapist. And that's honestly all I'm going to say about it other than the description down below. It. Is. Insane! I had to take 20 minute breaks and play with my dogs so I didn't get my heart rate up too much! And no, this wasn't one I was reading late into the night!  No way was I going to let myself have the opportunity to dream about any of this.  Shoot, I watched "Kid in a Candy Store" on TLC and then dreamt about cupcakes and doughnuts the next couple hours! But seriously, curled up on my couch with a glass of cold sweet tea where I felt nice and safe was the perfect setting for indulging in this psychological thriller! I  LOVED every single page of it  and highly recommend! Quite honestly, I'm surprised I didn't bite off all my fingernails.  Ms. Stevens is definitely a new favorite of mine and I'll be looking out for her third!

Never knowing is now available in stores and online, so don't wait to get your copy!

Description: From the acclaimed author of STILL MISSING comes a psychological thriller about one woman’s search into her past and the deadly truth she uncovers.

All her life, Sara Gallagher has wondered about her birth parents. As an adopted child with two sisters who were born naturally to her parents, Sara’s home life was not ideal. The question of why she was given up for adoption has always haunted her. Finally, she is ready to take steps and find closure.

But some questions are better left unanswered.

After months of research, Sara locates her birth mother—only to be met with horror and rejection. Then she discovers the devastating truth: her mother was the only victim ever to escape a killer who has been hunting women every summer for decades. But Sara soon realizes the only thing worse than finding out about her father is him finding out about her.

What if murder is in your blood?

Never Knowing is a complex and compelling portrayal of one woman’s quest to understand herself, her origins, and her family. That is, if she can survive...

Recommended: Yes! But only if you love a good suspense! And I mean GOOD!

Rating: 5 stars

Friday, July 1, 2011

Never Wave Goodbye by Doug Magee

Yet another thriller!  What's with this kick I'm on?!   I really have to credit my friend Debbie for shoving these into my hands while I'm at work, because she definitely knows how to recommend a book that gets my attention. 

This story has to be one of every parent's worst nightmares. A group of kids get picked up for summer camp when the parents discover sometime later after the real van arrives that they're children have been kidnapped!  I could not put this one down!  And it had me guessing till the very end, which of course is always a bonus. 

I guess it would be a little harder to read if you actually had little ones, but since I don't it didn't bother me too much.   There's a scene when the kids are out in the middle of the woods in this little shack and a bear appears - my palms were literally sweating as this was all going down.  I devoured this one!

Description: After passing the bittersweet parental milestone of putting her daughter, Sarah on the bus to sleep-away camp for the first time, Lena Trainor plans to spend the next two weeks fixing all the problems in her marriage. But when a second bus arrives to pick up Sarah for camp, no one seems to know anything about the first bus or its driver.

Sarah and three other children have been kidnapped, and within hours of the crime the parents receive an email demanding $1,000,000. When the specifics of the delivery terms throw suspicion on the parents of two of the abducted children, some of the parents begin to turn on each other, exposing fault lines in already strained marriages and forging new alliances. While the kidnapped children are living their parents' worst nightmare, the police are trying to sort the lies from the truth in conflicting stories and alibis that seem to be constantly changing.

Deftly weaving the emotional story that pits the parents of the missing campers against the police—and each other—with the fate of the kidnapped children hanging in the balance, Never Wave Goodbye will keep readers holding their breath until the last page.

Rating: 4 stars!

Recommend: A feast for suspense lovers!