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First Part of My 2019 Reads

Their broke down by month 

Books I plain to read 
January 
total books to read:9
books
1 Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith-physical
2: The Nowhere Man (Orphan X #2) by Gregg Hurwitz-netgalley
3: The Burglar by Thomas Perry-netgalley
4: Hellbent (Orphan X #3) by Gregg Hurwitz-netgalley
5: Depraved Difference (Detective Shakespeare Mysteries, #1) by J. Robert Kennedy-kindle
6: The Au Pair by Emma Rous-netgalley
7" Guns of the Mountain Man (Mountain Man, #24) by William W. Johnstone-netgalley
8; Honor of the Mountain Man (Mountain Man, #20) by William W. Johnstone-netgalley
9: The Luck of the Bride (The Cavensham Heiresses #3) by Janna MacGregor-netgalley

 

 

February
read a total of 9

10: George Washington's Secret Spy War The Making of America's First Spymaster by John A. Nagy - physical
11: The Perfect Horse the Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis by Elizabeth Letts-physical
12: Murder by the Book (Melanie Hart #1-3) by Anna Drake-kindle
13: The Odyssey by Homer-kindle
14: Satellite Lost by John Paul Cater-kindle
15: Master and Commander (Aubrey & Maturin, #1) by Patrick O'Brian-kindle
16: A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1) by V.E. Schwab-google play
17: Kaiju Rampage by Eric S. Brown-kindle
18: The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore-kindle
19: Brotherhood of the Gun (Blood Bond, #2) by William W. Johnstone-netgalley

 

 

March
read a total of 9 

20: The Sumerians Discover History?s First Civilization - Everything You Need to Know About the Sumerians of the Ancient World by Thomas Beckett-kindle
21: The Lady in the Cellar Murder, Scandal and Insanity in Victorian Bloomsbury by Sinclair McKay-netgalley
22: The Sixth Day (A Brit in the FBI, #5) by Catherine Coulter-netgalley
23: The Sheikh's Unexpected Wife (Zahkim Sheikhs #3) by Leslie North-netgalley
24: The Sheikh's Tempting Assistant (Sheikh's Meddling Sisters, #1) by Leslie North-netgalley
25: The Sheikh’s Island Fling (Sheikh's Meddling Sisters, #2) by Leslie North-netgalley
26: The Sheikh’s Pregnant Fake Wife (Sheikh’s Meddling Sisters, #3) by Leslie North-netgalley
27: Kim by Rudyard Kipling-kindle
28: Winter by M. Raiya -Netgalley

 

 

April 
read a total of 9 

29: The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne-kindle
30: Colter's Journey (Tim Colter, #1) by William W. Johnstone-physical
31: The Velveteen Rabbit (Rabbit Ears) by Margery Williams Bianco-kindle
32: Hercule Poirot's Casebook (Hercule Poirot, #42) by Agatha Christie-physical
33: The Reversal (Mickey Haller, #3; Harry Bosch Universe, #21) by Michael Connelly-physical
34: The Watchmaker's Daughter (Glass and Steele, #1) by C.J. Archer-kindle
35: The Wife's Secret by Kerry Wilkinson-netgalley
36: Dragonflight (Pern Dragonriders of Pern, #1) by Anne McCaffrey-google play
37: The Classroom by A.L. Bird-netgalley 

 
 
May 
read a total of 9

38: Letters from Alcatraz by Michael Esslinger-kindle
39: Redwall (Redwall, #1) by Brian Jacques-physical
40: The Angel of Darkness (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, #2) by Caleb Carr-physical
41: The Purge of Babylon (Purge of Babylon, #1) by Sam Sisavath-kindle
42: Kraken's Keep by Jean Kilczer-kindle
43: Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1) by Kerri Maniscalco-physical
44: The Hunt for Red October (Movie Tie-In) by Tom Clancy-physical
45: The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne-kindle 

 
 
June
read a total of 10

46; MINIMAL by Phillip R. Hall-kindle
47; Footprints in the Frosting (Holly Hart, #1) by Laura Pauling- kindle
48: Hero Dogs How a Pack of Rescues, Rejects, and Strays Became America's Greatest Disaster-Search Partners by Wilma Melville-netgalley
49: The Darkest Thread (The Flint K-9 Search and Rescue Mysteries #1) by Jen Blood-kindle
50: Savage Sam (Old Yeller, #2) by Fred Gipson-physical

51:: Shōgun (Asian Saga, #1) by James Clavell- Google play
52: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain- physical 
53; Out of the Dark (Orphan X, #4) by Gregg Hurwitz-netgalley
54; Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, #1) by Dean Koontz- physical 

 
After I read these I pick the rest of my TBR for July - December 
 
 
 

2019 Reading Goals

2019 Goodreads Reading Goal : 54 books

Just to have fun reading and not stress out about what I'm reading no matter how long the books are ,so its all about JUST TO HAVE FUN READING 

No matter what don't stress out if I'm behind on my Netgalley ARC reviews , like I kind of was in 2018 

And the last thing I have to remember is this :

NEVER FORCE YOURSELF  TO READ A BOOK YOU DO NOT ENJOY 

 

 

 

 

Non fiction about Lizzie Borden

Netgalley EPUB date read : 12/14/18 rating: 4.5 stars comes out : March 12, 2019 Gener: Non fiction ( true crime) The Trial Of Lizzie Borden :Book review:The remarkable new account of an essential piece of American mythology—the trial of Lizzie Borden—based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed evidence.
 
The Trial of Lizzie Borden tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history. When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest of the couple’s younger daughter Lizzie turned the case into international news and her trial into a spectacle unparalleled in American history. Reporters flocked to the scene. Well-known columnists took up conspicuous seats in the courtroom. The defendant was relentlessly scrutinized for signs of guilt or innocence. Everyone—rich and poor, suffragists and social conservatives, legal scholars and laypeople—had an opinion about Lizzie Borden’s guilt or innocence. Was she a cold-blooded murderess or an unjustly persecuted lady? Did she or didn’t she?
 
The popular fascination with the Borden murders and its central enigmatic character has endured for more than one hundred years. Immortalized in rhyme, told and retold in every conceivable genre, the murders have secured a place in the American pantheon of mythic horror, but one typically wrenched from its historical moment. In contrast, Cara Robertson explores the stories Lizzie Borden’s culture wanted and expected to hear and how those stories influenced the debate inside and outside of the courtroom. Based on transcripts of the Borden legal proceedings, contemporary newspaper accounts, unpublished local accounts, and recently unearthed letters from Lizzie herself, The Trial of Lizzie Borden offers a window onto America in the Gilded Age, showcasing its most deeply held convictions and its most troubling social anxieties
 
My Thoughts
rating: 4.5
For a debut book as well as for the author , I'm glad that I picked this one to read , because I'm now looking foreword to see what else she writes about, while I knew a little bit about the case going into the story i didn't know a hole lot about it and that funny since i love to read true crime , and its ones of my top non fiction to read , i do have to say that the author brought the story to life , and made you think about why Lizzie did this , was she crazy , was it out of hatred to her father and step mother or was there something else going on that people just didn't see. Still a good book to read . With that said I want to say thank you to Netgalley for letting me read and review it in a change for my honest opinion.

Completed my 2018 Goodreads Reading Goal

237 books in 2018.

 
  • Paid In Blood by William W. Johnstone
  • Patriot Games by Tom Clancy
  • Watching You by Lisa Jewell
  • The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste
  • Return of the Birds by Joe Moore
  • Fast Vengeance by Kaylea Cross
  • SEAL's Honor by Megan Crane
  • Behind the Iron by William W. Johnstone
  • The Winter Sister by Megan  Collins
  • Chasing American Monsters by Jason Offutt
  • Blood Brothers by Nick Pope
  • Preacher's Rage by William W. Johnstone
  • Ceremony in Death by J.D. Robb
  • Last Seen by J.L. Doucette
  • Storm Rising by Sara Driscoll
  • The Memory by Lucy Dawson
  • Forget Me Not by A.M.  Taylor
  • Christmas on the Run by Shirlee McCoy
  • The Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor
  • Right Between the Eyes by William W. Johnstone
  • Top Secret Tales of World War II by William B. Breuer
  • Murder at the Courthouse by A.H. Gabhart
  • She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge
  • First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
  • The Promise by Teresa Driscoll
  • Edinburgh Dusk by Carole Lawrence
  • The Death and Life of Eleanor Parker by Kerry Wilkinson
  • Night of The Pumpkin Man by Jack Beaumont
  • A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier
  • The Unfleshed by Lisa Vasquez
  • Red Dragon by Thomas   Harris
  • The Lies We Told by Camilla Way
  • The Night Ferry by Lotte Hammer
  • Hunter by James Byron Huggins
  • A Tale of Two Murders by Laura Thompson
  • Little Darlings by Melanie Golding
  • The Edge of Hell by William W. Johnstone
  • Witches' Brew by Morgana Best
  • Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle
  • Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz
  • Antarctica's Lost Aviator by Jeff Maynard
  • 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
  • Dark Captive by Kate Douglas
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • Dictionary of Dinosaurs by Natural History Museum
  • Haunted World War II by Matthew L. Swayne
  • The Crimes of Jack the Ripper by Paul Roland
  • Through the Fire by Katie Ruggle
  • Death in Paris by Emilia Bernhard
  • Damnation Valley by William W. Johnstone
  • Vendetta by Iris Johansen
  • The Ex-Wife by Jess Ryder
  • Insomnia by Stephen King
  • The Bones Will Tell by Vickie McKeehan
  • Rattus New Yorkus by Hunter Shea
  • Dying Scream by Mary Burton
  • Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter by Breeana Puttroff
  • Flotilla of the Dead by David P. Forsyth
  • The House Without A Key by Earl Derr Biggers
  • Thresher by Michael Cole
  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  • The Moor by Sam Haysom
  • Afraid by Jack Kilborn
  • What Lurks Beneath by Ryan Lockwood
  • Kiss Kill Love Him Still by Jamie  Blair
  • Broken Ground by Val McDermid
  • True Bigfoot Stories by Roger P. Mills
  • The Fractured Earth by Matt     Hart
  • True Paranormal Hauntings by Max Mason Hunter
  • Redeeming The Pirate by Chloe Flowers
  • 55 Graves by Robert P. Maroney
  • Shadow's Bane by Karen Chance
  • Typhoon Fury by Clive Cussler
  • Death Among the Dead by Stephen Charlick
  • The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy by Tim Tate
  • The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
  • The Sheikh's Determined Lover by Leslie North
  • Ugadra Enile by Bradford L. Blaine
  • Abandoned by Allison Brennan
  • The Alienist by Caleb Carr
  • Haunted Artifacts by Sarah Ashley
  • The Flying Tigers by Samuel Kleiner
  • A People's History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond A. Villareal
  • Forever Charmed by Rose Pressey
  • Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier
  • Creature by Hunter Shea
  • An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks
  • Into the Storm by Taylor Anderson
  • Trigger Warning by William W. Johnstone
  • Whiskey Witches - Complete Season 1 by S.M. Blooding
  • Deadly Secrets by Robert Bryndza
  • Exit Strategy by Steve Hamilton
  • Glory in Death by J.D. Robb
  • The Silent Executioner by Marcel Allain
  • Intensity by Dean Koontz
  • The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • The Devil to Pay by William W. Johnstone
  • The Good Twin by Marti Green
  • The Angel Makers by Tessa Harris
  • Cold Malice by Toni Anderson
  • Out, Proud, and Prejudiced by Megan Reddaway
  • A Merciful Silence by Kendra Elliot
  • Serpentine by Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Under the Woods by K.A.  Richardson
  • Woodcutter by Shaun Baines
  • The Neighbor by Joseph Souza
  • The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz
  • Forgotten Soldiers of World War I by Alexander F Barnes
  • The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel
  • One Last Breath by Lisa Jackson
  • Our House by Louise Candlish
  • Preacher by William W. Johnstone
  • Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King
  • The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  • Into the Storm by Tristram Korten
  • Forsaken by Michael McBride
  • Subhuman by Michael McBride
  • Testament by David Gibbins
  • Who Killed These Girls? by Beverly Lowry
  • Pirate Heiress by Chloe Flowers
  • The Morgue and Me by John C. Ford
  • Dead Fish by Ruth Carrington
  • Trail of Terror by Richard Estep
  • High Alert by Alex Lukeman
  • Pitchfork Pass by William W. Johnstone
  • White Houses by Amy Bloom
  • The Big Book of Female Detectives by Otto Penzler
  • After Anna by Lisa Scottoline
  • American Detective by Thomas A. Reppetto
  • Wild Hunger by Chloe Neill
  • No Justice in Hell by Charles G. West
  • As Sick as Our Secrets by A.B. Whelan
  • Don't You Dare by A.J. Waines
  • The Darwin Variant by Kenneth Johnson
  • Graves of Wrath by Lina Gardiner
  • The Legend of Perley Gates by William W. Johnstone
  • The Coroner by Jennifer Graeser Dornbush
  • Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
  • SIDETRACKED by Richard T. Cahill Jr.
  • On Desperate Ground by Hampton Sides
  • Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird by James C Goodall
  • The Chuckwagon Trail by William W. Johnstone
  • Orca Rising by Chris Hannon
  • The Passion of Cleopatra by Anne Rice
  • The Evil Trance by Mark Dysan
  • My Lady Captor by Hannah Howell
  • The Sheikh's Captive American by Leslie North
  • Ride the Savage Land by William W. Johnstone
  • Jurassic Florida by Hunter Shea
  • The Big Book of Rogues and Villains by Otto Penzler
  • Devil's Gate by Clive Cussler
  • Poseidon's Arrow by Clive Cussler
  • Last Night by Kerry Wilkinson
  • Murder on the Home Front by Molly Lefebure
  • Joyland by Stephen King
  • The Hunger by Alma Katsu
  • Creature from the Crevasse by Michael Cole
  • The Bookworm by Mitch Silver
  • Shock Wave by Clive Cussler
  • Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb
  • Blood Demons by Richard Jeffries
  • Her Last Lie by Amanda Brittany
  • Prehistoric Life by DK Publishing
  • Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
  • Entranced by Jessica Sorensen
  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  • Inquisition by David Gibbins
  • Deadly Day in Tombstone by William W. Johnstone
  • Agatha Christie by Laura Thompson
  • The Kill Room by Jeffery Deaver
  • Arminius by Robert Fabbri
  • The Medici Letters by Taylor Buck
  • Rattle by Fiona Cummins
  • Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
  • Wereworld by Curtis Jobling
  • Preacher's Kill by William W. Johnstone
  • The Gunslinger by Stephen King
  • Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
  • Inherit the Dead by Jonathan Santlofer
  • Survive the Night by Katie Ruggle
  • Border War by Lou Dobbs
  • Ancient Egypt Secrets Explained! by Jeffrey Houston
  • Deadly Night by Heather Graham
  • My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
  • Sinking the Sultana by Sally M. Walker
  • Coffin Scarcely Used by Colin Watson
  • The Stalking Death by William W. Johnstone
  • Drink Deep by Chloe Neill
  • And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich
  • The Dolocher by European P. Douglas
  • The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews
  • Magnificence by Madison Thorne Grey
  • Violent Crimes by Phillip Margolin
  • Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
  • Pride v. Prejudice by Joan Hess
  • Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris
  • KILL THE GRIFFIN by Morgan Hannah MacDonald
  • The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
  • Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
  • If You Go Down to the Woods by Seth C. Adams
  • The Culling by Ramona Finn
  • Buckhorn by William W. Johnstone
  • Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides
  • The Devil's Grin by Annelie Wendeberg
  • Dead Day by Karla M. Hull
  • Last Girl Gone by J.G. Hetherton
  • Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen
  • Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb
  • The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne
  • Wolf Tales 12 Exposed by Kate Douglas
  • Shattered Mirror by Iris Johansen
  • A False Report by T. Christian Miller
  • The Marines' Lost Squadron The Odyssey of VMF-422 by Mark Carlson
  • Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Innocent Blood by James Rollins
  • Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon by Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Windsworn by Derek Alan Siddoway
  • Dragon's Guard by Eva Chase
  • I, Ripper by Stephen Hunter
  • Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill
  • The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz
  • The Blood Gospel by James Rollins
  • Rocket Men by Robert Kurson
  • Mark of the Dagger by Stella Rae
  • Macarthur's Spies by Peter Eisner
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • The New Guinea Job by Vince Milam
  • The Romanov Ransom by Clive Cussler
  • Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard
  • Last Stop in Brooklyn by Lawrence H. Levy
  • The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
  • Code Name by Morgan Hannah MacDonald
  • Her Soldier of Fortune by Michelle Major
  • Mister Tender's Girl by Carter   Wilson
  • Submerging Inferno by Brandon Witt
 

November Wrap Up - total books read 21

Total Read : 21

Netgalley

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Netgalley DNF 100%

 

Kindle Books

 

 

Physical Books

Creep

The Bone Keeper

by : Luca Veste

Pup date: Feb 1, 2019

Genre: thriller

What if the figure that haunted your nightmares as child, the myth of the man in the woods, was real?

He'll slice your flesh.
Your bones he'll keep.

Twenty years ago, four teenagers went exploring in the local woods, trying to find to the supposed home of The Bone Keeper. Only three returned.

Now, a woman is found wandering the streets of Liverpool, horrifically injured, claiming to have fled the Bone Keeper. Investigating officer DC Louise Henderson must convince skeptical colleagues that this urban myth might be flesh and blood. But when a body is unearthed in the woodland the woman has fled from, the case takes on a much darker tone. The disappeared have been found. And their killer is watching every move the police make.

The brilliant new police procedural from Luca Veste, featuring series characters Murphy and Rossi - a guaranteed page-turner.

my Thoughts
4.5
It really is a page- turner , because as soon as i read the first page which has the poem i was hooked because of how keep it was and is ,
The Bone Keeper's coming
The Bone Keeper's real
He doesn't stop
He doesn't feel
He'll snatch you up
And make you weep
He'll slice your flesh
Your bones he'll keep.
The story is told in chapters title Before and Now, while the before chapters can be a little confusion at times , the more you read the more understanding their become and eventually link up to the rest of the story , but to understand how and why you have to read the story. As for the characters the only one i had trouble with was Louise, there was times i just had trouble believing in her character .and you have no idea if its a copy cat or if the Bone Keeper is real . So if you like stories like this and not just any type of story but the ones that holds an element of surprise and actually gives you the heebie-jeebies and uneasiness with its creepy children’s rhyme and an urban myth that plays on people’s fears, think the bogey man crossed with the worse kind of killer ( like Jack the Ripper) and your half way there.Plus add a touch of the slasher elements to it and you wouldn't want to go any where by yourself. With that said I would like to think Netgalley for letting me read and review it in a change my honest opinion.

If you like or love The Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds

The last attack happened more than 50 years ago in another sleepy resort-side village called Bodega Bay. Little was known about that attack, since several of the principals involved either fled or died off soon afterward, and many of the records were ordered burned along with the dead birds. In fact, no one can be sure it is the same situation after all these years. Tory McKnight, a future ornithologist working on a migration project, at first refuses to believe the reports she hears. Later she feels there must be a reason for what is taking place in the quaint town of San Clemente and begins to investigate. As things progress from bad to worse, more professional help is needed, and it may already be too late. For everyone who was left hanging with more questions than answers from the movie The Birds, and for all those who like a good suspense horror book, this will satisfy your cravings. Joe Moore's first book in a darker genre will keep you on the edge of your seat and searching the skies. Hurry and read this before the next gathering My Thoughts: Rating:4.5 If you like or love The Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds then you might like this. Wow just wow, what a read.I can differentially say it has a touch and fell of the Alfred Hitchcock movie , and while it's better than the movie The Birds 2, non thing can beat the original movie, and I have to say reading this at night right before going to bed was not a good idea especially if you have a love bird in your room, because unfortunately I read this before going to bed and it give me nightmares which is something that horror neve does. It takes the story a lot deeper and more dark then the Alfred Hitchcock's movie ever did, and it adds something to the story , but you have to read it to find out. With that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it .

The Winter Sister - a suspenseful story

In this spellbinding and suspenseful debut, a young woman haunted by the past returns home to care for her ailing mother and begins to dig deeper into her sister’s unsolved murder.

Sixteen years ago, Sylvie’s sister Persephone never came home. Out too late with the boyfriend she was forbidden to see, Persephone was missing for three days before her body was found—and years later, her murder remains unsolved.

In the present day, Sylvie returns home to care for her estranged mother, Annie, as she undergoes treatment for cancer. Prone to unexplained “Dark Days” even before Persephone’s death, Annie’s once-close bond with Sylvie dissolved in the weeks after their loss, making for an uncomfortable reunion all these years later. Worse, Persephone’s former boyfriend, Ben, is now a nurse at the cancer center where Annie is being treated. Sylvie’s always believed Ben was responsible for the murder—but she carries her own guilt about that night, guilt that traps her in the past while the world goes on around her.

As she navigates the complicated relationship with her mother, Sylvie begins to uncover the secrets that fill their house—and what really happened the night Persephone died. As it turns out, the truth really will set you free, once you can bear to look at it.

The Winter Sister is a mesmerizing portrayal of the complex bond between sisters, between mothers and daughters alike, and forces us to ask ourselves—how well do we really know the people we love most?

My Thoughts
Five stars all the way
Wow just wow
First off I would defiantly recommend this book to my friends.
It's as suspenseful as I was hoping for as well as having that dark twisted I love in books.
Because as soon as I started reading I couldn't stop , it pulled me in to the story and had me hooked from the very beginning and wouldn't let go because I had to know what happened and why .
It even made me question wither Sylvie and Persephone had anything to do with Persephone's murder or if she some how know who did it because she was keeping secrets from the sister's, and how she played them off against one other .The entire time I was read The Wine Sister I dislike their mother ok ,so it was more then dislike ,I plan out hated her. It also had me question whether Ben was killer and he was other person I didn't like very much as was Persephone because of how she acted tours her mother and sister . Like I said before this book is definitely suspenseful with a dark twist that I didn't see coming .And it seems like everyone has secrets to tell more so than others. It even had me going back and forth between Persephone's mother and her boyfriend on who killed her.Because of how crazy her mother seems and how her boyfriend acts. To find out more you have to read the book.With that said I would love to give a big thanks to the publisher for inviting me to read and review The Winter Sister as well as to Netgalley in change for my honest opinion.Can't wait to see what else this author comes up with.

if you like monsters then you might like this

 

From Alabama to Wyoming and every state in between, the United States is crawling with monsters lurking in the dark corners, just waiting for the right moment to scare the pants off unsuspecting victims. This eye-opening book is a state-by-state guide to monsters, myths, cryptids, and things that go bump in the night. Discover Connecticut's Black Dog of Hanging Hills, the Tommyknockers of Pennsylvania, the Banshee of the South Dakota Badlands, and hundreds of other fearful figures. With more than 250 creatures covering everything from modern-day dinosaurs and dragons to extraterrestrials, lizard men, gnomes, and more, Chasing American Monsters brings you face to face with the unique beasts that hide in the shadows of each of the fifty states. Don't forget a flashlight, pepper spray, and a good pair of running shoes—some of these monsters are downright nasty.

My Thoughts
4.5
While I did like how it went state by state and give information in their monsters and history as well as some of their lore ,I wish it would have given a bit more about ever thing I listed up above . As well as more of the drawings that where in the book , with that said I would like to think Netgalley as well as the publisher for letting me read and review it .

Suspense Thriller

She’ll never forget… I’ll never forgive.
People always notice my daughter, Isobel. How could they not? Extraordinarily beautiful... until she speaks.
An unsettling, little-girl voice, exactly like a child’s, but from the mouth of a full-grown woman.
Izzie might look grown-up, but inside she’s trapped. Caught in the day it happened… the day that broke her from within. Our family fell apart that day, and we never could pick up the pieces
My thoughts
4.5
This is more of a suspense thriller then a psychological thriller. While in a psychological thriller makes you "jump off your seat, this one keeps you on the edge of your set. As your reading the story you meet Isoble and find out that unknowingly to her mother Isoble has a secret and not just any secret but a dark one that's connected to her childhood as well to the house they live in, and the more you read the more you find out that not only is this dark secret connected to Isoble and her home but to a other family as well, like i said its more of a suspense thriller then anything because of the the more you read , you became ware of things unknown to the Isoble's mother before she finds out, its still a good story to read because it makes you keep asking yourself what is this dark secret that holds Isoble so much that it seems that even though she's now growing up she's still a very much so a scared little girl inside, and how its connected to her home and to the other family , and why didn't she mother notice some thing was wrong until now, to find out more you have to read the book, with that said i want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review The Memory in change for my honest opinion. Can't wait to read more from this author.

WOW

Six school friends go on a camping trip and after a night of partying, one is missing in the morning; the discovery of her body thirty years later reopens a cold case investigated by a former classmate who envied the group from afar in a gripping thriller for readers of The Woman in Cabin 10 and the Lynley series.

One night during the scorching summer of 1983, a group of teenagers go camping in the forest. The evening starts like any other--they drink, they dance, they fight, they kiss. Some of them slip off into the woods in pairs, others are left jealous and heartbroken. But in the morning, the youngest in the group, Aurora, has disappeared. Her friends claim that she was safe the last time they saw her, right before she went to sleep. An exhaustive investigation is launched but no trace of the teenager is found. The search is eventually called off.

Thirty years later Aurora's body is unearthed and Jonah Sheens is the detective put in charge of solving the long-cold case. Back in 1983, he had played a part in the search as a young cop, and their small-town community meant he had known the teenagers--including Aurora--personally. Now, he's determined to finally get to the truth of what happened that night. His investigation brings the members of the camping party back to the forest, where they will be confronted once again with the events of that night--events that left one of them dead, and all of them profoundly and forever changed

my thoughts
wow just wow , i was up all night read it , just couldn't stop had to know what happened next.. And it didn'tlet me down ,not once , i can see why it might not be everyones pick or like but i loved it loved the story , loved how i was pulled into the story , loved how it kept me questioning everything i thought knew about what happened to Aurora,With that said i want to say thinks to Netgalley for letting me read it and review it can't wait for the next book in this series.

Halloween Bingo Update - A Black Out

Halloween Bingo Update - one box left ,fingers crossed I can get a black out .

Halloween Bingo Update

Thanks to Been called I just have 2 box's left waiting to be called on for a black out.

Thriller with a paranormal feel to it

will never forget the night I drowned…’
A village with something to hide.

Seventeen-year-old Eleanor Parker wakes up cold and alone in the river that twists through her quiet village. She has no memory of how she got there. But she does know that another girl was drowned in the same river the summer before, held under the water by an unknown killer…

A community torn apart.

Eleanor is a normal, every day teenager. She argues with her mum, spends her days with her best friend, and is looking forward to a carefree summer of sunshine and music. Who would want to hurt her?

A shocking secret.

Determined to unlock the mystery of what really happened to her, Eleanor can't escape the feeling that something awful links her to the previous summer's murder. But will she find out the truth before it’s too late?

My Thoughts
Rating:5 stars
Thriller with a paranormal feel ,everyone seems to have secrets, keeps you guessing on who would want Eleanor dead, for a while I thought she came back as a zombie ( but you have to read the book to find out why I thought out), also it keeps you guessing on who Eleanor can trust , and how does her almost death content to the murder girl's from the summer before. What can I say but I loved it . With that said I would love to say thanks to Netgalley for letting me read and review it in change for my honest opinion.

New series ,

First in a gripping new mystery series about a retired MP and her bomb-sniffing dog who become embroiled in an investigation in the beautiful Vermont wilderness
It may be the Fourth of July weekend, but for retired soldiers Mercy Carr and Belgian Malinois Elvis, it’s just another walk in the remote Lye Brook Wilderness—until the former bomb-sniffing dog alerts to explosives and they find a squalling baby abandoned near a shallow grave filled with what appear to be human bones. U.S. Game Warden Troy Warner and his search-and rescue Newfoundland Susie Bear respond to Mercy’s 911 call, and the four must work together to track down a missing mother, solve a cold-case murder, and keep the citizens of Vermont safe on potentially the most incendiary Independence Day since the American Revolution.

A Borrowing of Bones is full of complex twists and real details about search-and-rescue dog training that Paula learned through the training of her own dog. With its canine sidekicks and rich, dramatic story, this debut will be a must-have for mystery fans.

My Thoughts
Five stars all the way
The perfect start to a new series that I can't wait to read more of .It has everything in that I love , a good mystery of who done it and why , dogs .Really great characters , and the author pulls you into the story and never lets you go. It has action all the way though it and never stops there . With that said I would love to thank Netgalley for letting me read it and review it in change for my honest opinion. Can't wait for the next book to come out .