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review 2017-08-16 19:06
The Well by Marie Sexton
The Well - Marie Sexton

The Well is a perfectly creepy, atmospheric little read for those of you who don’t like their horror all up in your face. I’m not going to say it scared me, because books rarely do, but it did build up a dastardly little mystery that did make my skin crawl a time or two.

It’s told in two timelines.

 

Twelve years ago Haven is goaded into staying the night at a rumored haunted house by his cousin Elise. It didn’t take a lot of goading though because Haven’s crush, Pierce, was also attending. He knew nothing was likely to happen either ghostly-wise or with Pierce but off he goes with Elise, Pierce and a few other teens for a night of spooky fun. When Elise decides to throw a séance things take a sinister turn and later Elise disappears.

 

The other timeline is set in the present day. Since that fateful night, Haven has been haunted by the loss of his favorite cousin Elise and spent most of his youth believing one of the teens present that night committed murder and has distanced himself from them. He’s become a horror writer to excise those demons but hasn’t kept in touch with his old group of friends – until now. Pierce, now a tv ghost hunter, has returned to town to do a segment on the vacant house and he wants Haven to participate. Old lusts are reignited as well as old suspicions . . .

 

There is a little romance here so if you don’t like that sort of thing invading your horror fiction you have been warned. Mostly this book is a slow burning murder-mystery with a side helping of ghostliness. I enjoyed it watching it all and especially loved the ghost-busting segment where scary sh*t actually happened! It kept me guessing and had just the right mix of thrills, atmosphere and engaging characters.

 

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley courtesy of author Marie Sexton.

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review 2017-08-16 15:48
Giveaway & Review – The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter @SlaughterKarin @partnersincr1me
The Good Daughter - Karin Slaughter
 

 

 

MY REVIEW

NO. NO. NO. The girls…

 

Secrets do not stay buried. The past catches up with you.

 

 

Twenty eight years later and the memories of the past are brought back to Charlotte. Charlie is a pit bull. She doesn’t run from danger…she runs toward it.

WOW Karin, from ones horror to another. People can turn into rabid dogs, unable or unwilling to control themselves. The bad guys…deserve to be buried under the jail, wiped off the face of the earth.

 

OMG. This book is terrifying. My mistrust of police officers is reinforced after reading this up close look at corruption in law.

 

The Good Daughter is a wickedly evil look into the human psyche and all its ugliness…Yet…some characters goodness will shine through.

 

I was so enraged in the first seventy pages…so into the book, that even though I went on a road trip and it wasn’t convenient to take notes, I couldn’t stop reading.

 

I laughed, I cried, I hated, and I loved.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter.

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review 2017-08-16 09:05
freaking LOVED this!
Bone to Pick - TA Moore Bone to Pick - TA Moore
I won an early ARC copy of this book, for my honest opinion. Cloister is a man with a dog. Bournville is his best friend and she always finds what she is looking for. When called in to help search for a missing ten year old boy, Cloister is and Bon Bon are again boughtinto contact with FBI agent Javi. Against a back drop of cold cases running hot again, Cloister and Javi must work together to bring the child home alive. This is the first book of TA Moore's I have read, I do have Dog Days to read and I will pull that to the top of the TBR pile, because I freaking LOVED this!! Cloister and Javi have, quite clearly, come into contact before and Javi made his opinion of Cloister as just a dog man perfectly clear. Here though, Javi's mind and indeed, his body are running off a whole nother page! But what I really liked is, we don't get the full picture of that meeting. You get enough to keep you wondering, but only JUST enough. Loved that! The guys attraction to each other creeps up on them. It's not an instant thing. But when they get it on?? oh hell yeah! And after?? Oh, that was brilliant! Random thoughts, things said, or the way they were said set each guy off. You never knew just what would cause the reactions! Loved that! Well played there, Ms Moore, very well played! I couldn't see where the missing child storyline was going until it was revealed in the book and I do so LURVE being kept on my toes. And I did NOT see the way that went down coming at me, not at all. There are some interesting comments and hints about Cloister's family and his history. Hints that left you with questions. Questions that need answering in another book. Because there HAD better be another books! There isn't a happy ever after as such for the guys, more a happy for now. Both men have commitment issues that will take some working through before they get their HEA. So, again, another book, Ms Moore! So, Because I almost read it in one sitting but the darn dayjob got in the way. Because I'm left with so many questions about their meeting before, and about Cloister's family. Because because because, oh just bloody because. . . . . 5 full and shiny stars, even if they are covered in dog hair! **same worded review will appear elsewhere**

 

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review 2017-08-15 22:25
Meow…Woof, Woof…Bahhhaah…
Gemina (The Illuminae Files) - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman

Book Title:  Gemina

Author:  Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Series:  Illuminae Files

Genre:  YA, Sci-fy,

Setting:  Heimdall Station

Source:  Both the Hardcover (yes an actual book), and a Kindle eBook (Library)

 

 

 

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Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  5/5

Main Characters:  5/5

Secondary Characters:  5/5

The Feels:  5/5

Addictiveness:  5+/5

Theme or Tone:  5/5

Flow (Writing Style):  4/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4.5/5

Originality:  5+/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Ending:  5/5  Cliffhanger:  …a 'to be continued'

Total:  5/5 STARS ✧A+✧

 

 

My Thoughts

 

This series is the cat's meow and dog's bark and the ram's bahhhaah…all that shit and more…It's not going to be for everyone…but damn, it should be.  I think so, anyway.  The format is crazy, and it (for me) may be part of what makes it so good…that, and the amazing and intricate plot.  Nothing is off limits in this series.

 

I read this both from a hardcover book (that my daughter bought me for Christmas) and a Kindle eBook that I borrowed from the library at the same time.  I'm so glad that I did it this way.  Because…the eBook is good for low lighting and when I was at work, seriously though, that book is lug…and the actual lug of a book is perfect for those pages with small, teeny tiny pictures/documents and such on them.  I flipped back and forth between the two constantly.  I also used an Audible credit for the Audiobook of Gemina, which I plan to listen to right before Obsidio comes out in March, 2018.

 

Will I continue this series⇜  Damn Straight!!!

 

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review 2017-08-15 12:41
Spannender Thriller mit aktuellem Thema
Der Präsident: Thriller - Sam Bourne,Ruggero Leò

Amerika hat nicht den Präsidenten bekommen, den es haben wollte. So sehen es zumindest einige seiner Mitarbeiter in diesem Roman.
Doch das Volk hat ihn gewählt, und nun müssen sie sich mit einem egozentrischen und machtbesessenen Staatsoberhaupt herumschlagen, der durch seine unüberlegten Entscheidungen den ganzen Weltfrieden in Gefahr bringt. Kein Wunder also, dass hinter den Kulissen Intrigen geschmiedet werden, um den Präsidenten für unzurechnungsfähig zu erklären. Doch der Plan hinterlässt Spuren, denen die eifrige Maggie Costello beharrlich folgt. Sie deckt Verschwörungen, Morde und schließlich einen Attentatsversuch auf den Präsidenten auf. Als sie der Wahrheit immer näher kommt, und die wahren Drahtzieher entlarvt, gerät auch ihr eigenes Leben in Gefahr.

Mir hat dieser Polithriller von Sam Bourne sehr gut gefallen. Gleich zu Beginn nimmt er Fahrt auf, als der Präsident versucht, einen Bombenangriff auf Nordkorea zu befehlen. Sehr schnell bekommt man ein Bild vom gefährlichen Charakter des Staatsoberhauptes. Der Roman wirft die Frage auf, wie weit man in einer solchen Situation gehen darf? Welche Möglichkeiten bleiben, um einen Machtmissbrauch zu verhindern? Darf man bis zum Äußersten gehen und zum Wohle der ganzen Welt einen einzelnen Menschen töten?

Der Thriller ist spannend geschrieben und lebt von seinen interessanten Charakteren. Bis zum Attentat hat er mich durchweg gefesselt und nachdenklich gemacht. Das Ende jedoch konnte mich nicht gänzlich überzeugen. Es wirkte schließlich doch etwas konstruiert und unglaubwürdig. Trotzdem war es für mich ein insgesamt überzeugender Thriller, mit einer aktuellen Thematik, der sehr lesenwert ist.

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