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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-06-28 00:56
Book Review : Talking as fast as I can Lauren Graham
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) - Lauren Graham,Lauren Graham

June 26-27

In her first work of nonfiction, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood recounts her experiences on Gilmore Girls - the first and second times - and shares stories about life, love, and working in Hollywood. This collection of essays is written in the intimate, hilarious, and down-to-earth voice that made her novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, a New York Times best seller.
"This book contains some stories from my life: the awkward growing up years, the confusing dating years, the fulfilling working years, and what it was like to be asked to play one of my favorite characters again. You probably think I'm talking about my incredible achievement as Dolly in Hello, Dolly! as a Langley High School junior, a performance my dad called 'you're so much taller than the other kids.' But no! I'm talking about Lorelai Gilmore, who, back in 2008, I wasn't sure I'd ever see again. Also included: tales of living on a houseboat, meeting guys at awards shows, and that time I was asked to be a butt model. A hint: all three made me seasick.

Review : I loved this audio cause I'm a big gilmore girls fan I love Lauren's writing and her audiobook was awesome I loved hearing about her and her getting onto Gilmore girls and her stories in acting and her family life . And it was interesting to hear about her life and I loved when she talked about Gilmore girls a year in the life I cried I highly recommend this book .

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But life doesn’t often spell things out for you or give you what you want exactly when you want it, otherwise it wouldn’t be called life, it would be called vending machine.


“Because who wants to Fast Forward anyway? You might miss some of the good parts

 

 

 

 

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I told Rhy's before we did so that I had half a mind to deposit his ring at the weaver's cottage to make him retrieve it . He's laughed and said that if I truly felt it was necessary to settle the score between us , perhaps I could find some other creature for him to battle - one that wouldn't delight in removing my favorite part from his body.
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Because who wants to fast forward anyways ? you might miss some of the good parts .
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review 2017-06-26 03:24
The Child
The Child - Fiona Barton
ISBN: 978-1101990483
Publisher: Berkley 
Publication Date: 6/27/2017 
Format: Hardcover 
My Rating: 5 Stars 

 

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Fiona Barton returns following her award-winning debut The Widow, landing on my Top 50 Books of 2016, with a riveting follow-up, THE CHILD — as readers catch up with journalist Kate from the first book.

From love and loss, a character-driven intense psychological suspense tale of three women. Emotional destruction — dark secrets and lies are exposed, a whodunit mystery keeping readers glued the pages to the twisty finale!

You can bury the story . . . but you can’t hide the truth.

“When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.” — Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Kate Waters, a journalist was bored. She needed a story. She soon finds an intriguing case and she will not stop until she writes the story and solves the mystery.

Headlined “Baby’s Body Found.”

An infant’s skeleton had been unearthed on a building site in Woolwich near London. The police were investigating. No other details. She tore it out of the paper to save for later as she often does when running across a potential story.

Who is the baby and how did it die? Who would bury a baby? How could anyone kill a baby?

When checking with the authorities she found newborns were tricky when it came to DNA especially if they have been underground for years.

Kate loved a glint of something in the dark. Someone to absorb her totally. Something to sink her teeth into. Anything to get her out of the office. She is obsessed with finding out the name of this baby. She wants the story. The Building Site Baby. Who drove someone to bury a baby?

 

 



From alternating POVs, we hear from Kate and the three women: Emma Simmonds, Jude Massingham, and Angela Irving. (enjoyed the way each section is clearly defined).

Angela’s newborn daughter went missing some 28 years earlier. Every March 20 she would cry, thinking of Alice’s birthday. She had less than twenty-four hours with her. The dread would come each year before the baby’s birthday. She could not put the painful memories behind her.

Emma suffers from anxiety and depression from her past. She knows that a secret takes on a life of its own. She must protect her secret. She will keep it safe.

“I’ve always thought that’s a funny saying. Let sleeping dogs lie. Because sleeping dogs always wake up eventually, don’t they?”



Angela soon calls Kate to find out more. Could this be her daughter? She has never given up hope her daughter would one day be found.

Jude had been a single mom in the late seventies trying to forge a new career with a child to look after, but the rent was cheap. It did not matter where she lived, she was caught in her own little world. She threw Jude out of the house when she was sixteen, choosing her boyfriend Will over her daughter.

How does this current tragedy connect these three women? Secrets threaten current lives. A nameless child.

With alternating time periods (2012-2013) with flashbacks to the 70s-80s, Kate continues to dig deep to solve the mystery of the baby. She begins looking at old missing children cases from the 70’s to the mid-1990s. (Loved Kate from The Widow) and her tenacity!

 

 


Barton captivates readers with an enthralling page-turner, as addictive and intense as her debut. How well you know those closest to you?

A well-written slow-burning whodunit suspense mystery with depth, Barton once again shines, using her own career as a journalist to enhance the intensity and mystery of the Building Site Baby. Even though each of the women brings emotion to the story, the real mystery to be uncovered comes from the relationship between Emma and Jude and how this connects with Angela.

Highly recommend, both The Widow and The Child. For fans of Mary Kubica, B.A. Paris, Clare Mackintosh, and Ruth Ware. These talented ladies are TOP-Notch authors and enjoy their writing style.

Often a psychological suspense makes a big impact, even though they may not always be edge-of-your-seat fast paced action. I also enjoyed reading about the inspiration behind the novel.

A strong theme of motherhood with a twisty surprise ending. A mother who has not given up after forty-two years. Readers will be drawn into the lives of each of these women. Savor and unravel the mysterious puzzle, with many red herrings. The tension mounts and all the secrets and lies surface. Enjoy the journey.

Well-crafted, twisty, addictive, and intriguing. Can’t wait to see what comes next. . .

A special thank you to Berkley and NetGalley for an early reading copy.

JDCMustReadBooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

About the Author

 

My career has taken some surprising twists and turns over the years. I have been a journalist - senior writer at the Daily Mail, news editor at the Daily Telegraph, and chief reporter at The Mail on Sunday, where I won Reporter of the Year at the National Press Awards, gave up my job to volunteer in Sri Lanka and since 2008, have trained and worked with exiled and threatened journalists all over the world.

But through it all, a story was cooking in my head.

 

The worm of my first book infected me long ago when, as a national newspaper journalist covering notorious crimes and trials, I found myself wondering what the wives of those accused really knew - or allowed themselves to know.

 

It took the liberation of my career change to turn that fascination into a tale of a missing child, narrated by the wife of the man suspected of the crime, the detective leading the hunt, the journalist covering the case and the mother of the victim.

Much to my astonishment and delight, The Widow was published in 36 countries and made the Sunday Times and New York Times Best Seller lists.

 

It gave me the confidence to write a second book ,The Child, in which I return to another story that had intrigued me as a journalist. It begins with the discovery of a newborn's skeleton on a building site. It only makes a paragraph in an evening newspaper but for three women it's impossible to ignore.

 

The Child will be published in June 2017 and I am embarking on my next novel. My husband and I are still living the good life in south-west France, where I am writing in bed, early in the morning when the only distraction is our cockerel, Titch, crowing.  

 

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"The ultimate psychological thriller! Barton carefully unspools this dark, intimate tale of a terrible crime, a stifling marriage, and the lies spouses tell not just to each other, but to themselves in order to make it through. The ending totally blew me away!"  --Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author  

 

 

Source: www.judithdcollinsconsulting.com/single-post/2017/01/03/The-Child
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Buy The Books: New Releases 6/26 – 7/1 #Free #BookDeals #PreOrder

 

June 26th, 2017

 

 

Semper Fi Cowboy (Lone Star Leathernecks #1) by Heather Long – (Western/CR)
Not My First Rodeo 2 Boxed Set (Not My First Rodeo #2) – (CR)
Seduced by the Tide (Dragon Soul #2) by Sean Michael – (M/M Romance)
The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Sting (Nava Katz #2) by Deborah Wilde – (UF/PNR)
Cursed Sight (Dark Sight Book 2) by T.G. Ayer – (UF)

 

 

June 27th, 2017

 

 

Midnight Jewel (The Glittering Court #2) by Richelle Mead – (YA)
Now I Rise (The Conqueror’s Saga #2) by Kiersten White – (YA)
The Witchwood Crown (The Last King of Osten Ard #1) by Tad Williams – (Epic Fantasy)
The Queen of Swords (Golgotha #3) by R.S. Belcher – (Steampunk)
The Mech Who Loved Me (London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #2) by Bec McMaster – (PNR/Steampunk)
Hunted (Eternal Guardians #8.75) by Elisabeth Naughton – (PNR)
The Sweetest Burn (Broken Destiny #2) by Jeaniene Frost – (UF/PNR)
Alchemy and Arcana: An Urban Fantasy Novella Collection
The Spawn of Lilith (Lilith #1) by Dana Fredsti – (UF/PNR)
Heart of Malice (Alice Worth, #1) by Lisa Edmonds – (UF/PNR)
Death of a Lobster Lover (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery #9) by Lee Hollis – (Cozy Mystery)
Luca (Ruin & Revenge #2) by Sarah Castille – (CR/Mystery Thriller)
The Legend (Sons of Texas #3) by Donna Grant – (CR/RS)
Branded as Trouble (Wrangler’s Creek #3) by Delores Fossen – (Western/CR)
Undaunted: A Western Romance Novel (Long, Tall Texans) by Diana Palmer – (Western/CR)
Down Home Cowboy (Copper Ridge #8) by Maisey Yates – (Western/CR)
Dropout (Bad Boy Homecoming #1) by Carrie Ann Ryan – (CR)
Rock Star (Bad Boy Homecoming #5) by Stacey Kennedy – (CR)
Raw Need (Larson Brothers #2) by Cherrie Lynn – (CR)
Make Me Stay (Panic #2) by Sidney Halston – (CR)
The King (Masterpiece Duet #1) by Skye Warren – (Dark Romance)
The Highland Commander (Lords of the Highlands #2) by Amy Jarecki – (HR)
The Duke of Defiance (The Untouchables #5) by Darcy Burke – (HR)
Love with a Scottish Outlaw (Highland Weddings #3) by Gayle Callen – (HR)
The Day of the Duchess (Scandal & Scoundrel #3) by Sarah MacLean – (HR)
Three Weeks with a Princess (The Improper Princesses #2) by Vanessa Kelly – (HR)
Duke with Benefits (Studies in Scandal #2) by Manda Collins – (HR)

 

 

June 29th, 2017

 

 

The Catch (The Player #2) by K. Bromberg – (CR/Sports)

 

 

July 1st, 2017

 

Say Yes to the Cowboy (Thunder Mountain Brotherhood) by Vicki Lewis Thompson – (Western/CR)
Turned by a Tiger (Eternal Mates #12) by Felicity Heaton – (PNR)

 

 


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