Source: NetGalley

May 03 2022
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What Remains True by Nancy Naigle – Release Day Review

What Remains True by Nancy Naigle – Release Day Review

My Thoughts

Merry Anna needs a fresh start and finds it – and herself – in Antler Creek, North Carolina. After her divorce, she takes a leave of absence from the family business and decides to stay in this little town she comes across when getting gas. She quickly falls in love with the town. The slower pace of life, appreciating the smaller things and making genuine friends, as well as attending church again all have Merry Anna feeling happier than she has ever felt.

Adam Locklear is a professional bull rider on the path to the championship this year. He has a big goal and hopes that by winning this year, he can retire to the back end of the sport …

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Oct 28 2021
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One More Kill by Carolyn Arnold

One More Kill by Carolyn Arnold

Wow! If you haven’t read one of Carolyn Arnold’s thrillers, you absolutely need to remedy that. I’ve read a few books in the Brandon Fisher series and this might be the best one yet. I love television shows and movies about the FBI and the author does an incredible job of bringing that to life in this series. One of my favorite things about this series is how quickly I get sucked into the book. The killer and the plot of One More Kill had me on the edge of my seat. I felt like I was profiling right alongside Brandon. This story (and series) absolutely reads like one of my favorite TV shows: Criminal Minds. The nuances, getting inside …

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Oct 24 2021
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The Last Line by Robert Dugoni – Review, Author Q&A + Giveaway

The Last Line by Robert Dugoni – Review, Author Q&A + Giveaway

My Thoughts

The Last Line by Robert Dugoni is a short suspense/thriller story featuring Detective Del Castigliano working his first case as a homicide detective in Seattle, WA. I have read an earlier short story as well as the first book in the Tracy Crosswhite series, but it has been about 7 years since I read them. Still, you can absolutely read this as a standalone short story/prequel. This story takes place before Tracy arrives at the Seattle PD. It will definitely whet your appetite for the series!

The Last Line hooks you right from the beginning – the mystery of two bodies that appeared to be drowning victims coupled with Del attempting to build a new life in Seattle and …

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Oct 06 2021
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The Silent Witness by Carolyn Arnold

The Silent Witness by Carolyn Arnold

The Silent Witness is the third book in the Detective Amanda Steele series. It pulls you in right away and has you having to turn the pages until you find out what happens next. Ms. Arnold has a gift for writing taut, suspenseful police procedurals that keep you guessing. This series is a must-read if you like shows like CSI or Criminal Minds.

I love how Amanda tries to stay emotionally detached from her cases but because of her personality and what she’s been through, she can’t help but feel a connection. That raw emotion often helps her find just what she is looking for. The drama and the mystery had my adrenaline pumping. As much as I wanted to …

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Apr 19 2021
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Stolen Daughters by Carolyn Arnold

Stolen Daughters by Carolyn Arnold

My Thoughts

Stolen Daughters by Carolyn Arnold is the second book in the Detective Amanda Steele mystery series. I loved the first book and was definitely looking forward to reading this one. Ms. Arnold did not disappoint! This book was full of action and suspense. Stolen Daughters feels like an episode of Criminal Minds. Once I started reading, I didn’t want to put it down. If you love crime shows and suspenseful stories that keep you guessing until the end, you need to read Stolen Daughters.

I’ve read and enjoyed many books by Ms. Arnold – she has a knack for writing books that draw the reader in right away and don’t let go until the conclusion. I’m happy to have …

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Jan 21 2021
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The Little Grave by Carolyn Arnold

The Little Grave by Carolyn Arnold

My Thoughts

The Little Grave by Carolyn Arnold is a thriller packed with mysteries at every turn. I found myself utterly wrapped up in the story and staying up well past my bedtime to finish reading. Detective Amanda Steele is very relatable…as a mother and a wife, I can understand her anguish at losing her family. The character development by Ms. Arnold is spot-on. I love that Amanda is shown from all sides – she has dark moments and we get to see them as well as her flaws. It really helps drive the story. The pacing is perfectly done. One thing I love when I read a book by Ms. Arnold is that I feel like I’m watching one of …

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Jul 01 2020
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A Sprinkling of Murder by Daryl Wood Gerber – Review and Giveaway

A Sprinkling of Murder by Daryl Wood Gerber – Review and Giveaway

My Thoughts

A Sprinkling of Murder by Daryl Wood Gerber is everything I hoped it would be and more! From the moment I saw the cover of this magical read, I knew I was going to love it. Courtney is the owner of Open Your Imagination, a fairy garden store. She has lots of fun events, from book clubs with tea (and live harp music!) out on the patio to learning activities where participants can make their own fairy garden. One minor detail: Courtney can see fairies. Or, at least, her fairy Fiona. 🙂

Courtney is loving her life – she adores her home and is enjoying every aspect of owning her business. That is, until the night she finds …

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Jun 21 2020
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Grave Consequences by Lena Gregory

Grave Consequences by Lena Gregory

My Thoughts

Grave Consequences is the fifth book in this cozy mystery with light paranormal elements. This delightful series is set in Bay Island, a little town just a ferry ride from Long Island. Cass and Bee are two of my favorite cozy mystery characters. Bee is larger than life and full of personality. He cares deeply for his friends and always has me saying “awwww” or laughing out loud. Cass is smart and determined. Even when she doesn’t understand her psychic abilities, she still tries her best to help the people who need helping.

I really enjoyed that this book centered around the Bay Island Lighthouse. It was a way for us to visit somewhere new on the island …

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Jun 20 2020
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Booked for Death by Victoria Gilbert

Booked for Death by Victoria Gilbert

My Thoughts

Booked for Death by Victoria Gilbert is the first book in the new Booklovers B&B Mystery series and it is set in Beaufort, NC. North Carolina is my favorite state to visit – my sister-in-law’s sister lives in Wilmington, and I’ve been fortunate enough to spend some time there. I love everything about a B&B for book lovers! What a perfect destination vacation. I’d love to participate in fun bookish events – especially in an area I love spending time in. The setting and the premise of the story drew me in first. I found myself reading until I was too sleepy to keep going! That is the mark of a good book for me – when I …

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Apr 19 2020
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All We Buried by Elena Taylor – Schweitzer: A Story About a Dog + Review & Giveaway

All We Buried by Elena Taylor – Schweitzer: A Story About a Dog + Review & Giveaway

Schweitzer: A Story About a Dog

I am a working dog and Earle Rivers was my person. He taught me how to sniff out all kinds of things so I could help him in his job as the Sheriff of Collier. We made a great team. He was my person and I would do anything for him.

Then Earle went away. I don’t really understand what happened. He left on a walk. I know that’s what he was doing, because I know what he looks like when he’s planning a long walk in the woods. I wanted to go with him, but he wouldn’t let me. He said. “You stay with Bet. She’s your person now.”

I’m not sure why he said …

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