The Day I Lost You by Alex Sinclair
Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Bookouture for the ebook ARC of The Day I Lost You by Alex Sinclair.
You only let her go for a second… Now she’s gone.
Erika is taking her four year old daughter, Alice up to her father’s apartment for a toy that she has left behind.They are in the elevator, when all the lights go out. It jerks to a stop on the seventh floor with a bunch of deserted apartments and the little girl runs out into the corridor.
But before Erika can follow her the doors slam shut again. Now her daughter is nowhere to be seen.
Erika was about to take Alice away for a fresh start, far from her troubled past, when the child vanished. How could a four year old disappear into thin air? And with no one to help her, will Erika ever find her daughter?
I give this book a rating of 4 stars. The book was a very gripping thriller. It had me right from the beginning. I found some of the things that happened in the story didn’t quite make sense. Like why wouldn’t Erika call the police herself to report her child missing is she suspected that no one else actually did. It seemed long and a bit repeating through the middle of the story. I was very shocked and surprised by the ending of the book, and I never saw it coming. I definitely will read another one of Alex Sinclair’s books.
Where Wildfires Glow by Mutch Katsonga
Thanks to the author Mutch Katsonga for an ebook copy of Where the Wildfires Glow.
When a twelve year old boy is found living in the unforgiving Baybrook woodlands, there are many questions that need answering. Nothing can prepare the local state trooper for what he is about to learn.
I give this book a rating of 5 stars and I highly recommend it. This book was amazing and it was nothing like I have read before. It was very emotional and it really made me think about a lot of different things while reading it. It had a lot of twists and it kept me wanting to read and glued to the book right to the last page.This will definitely not be the last book that I read by Mutch Katsonga.
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Where Wildfires Glow is a beautiful nightmare that reveals a child’s resiliency, exposes the horrors of childhood trauma, and provides a thought-provoking look at healing the soul all in one dose.” — Manhattan Book Review
When a twelve year old boy is discovered living in the unforgiving Baybrook woodlands, there are many questions that need answering. After the boy is taken into custody, nothing can prepare the local state trooper for what he is about to learn.
Where Wildfires Glow is that boy’s shocking true story!
From the author already described as a “master story-teller” and flowing from the same creative headwaters as his previous novels Beyond The Spiral Gates and The Ghost Years.
Bad Blood by E.A. Owen
Publisher: Twisted Karma Publishing
Thanks to the author E.A. Owen for an ebook copy of Bad Blood.
Mary calls her life a nightmare, but the pain has only just begun… and Mary will not be the only victim. Mary was born into a perfect family, her mother and father were a storybook couple. But they were both killed by a drunk driver when she was only 12. She grows up to marry a man who betrays her, and her teen daughter is victimized by a family friend, and ends up pregnant and gives birth to twins.
That is just the beginning of an entire family’s descent into a series of devastation that amounts to more than can be blamed on just bad fortune, including the greatest sin imaginable, committed unintentionally and born of nothing less than true love.
Mary wonders why life can be so cruel. Years later she discovers the complexity of which she is a part of and the terrible truth. The main characters relationships are revealed as fate brings the survivors together, some bound by blood and love but all of them bound by a curse.
I give this book a rating of 5 stars. It was a well written book. There were many twists and turns in the book. About more than half way through I kind of figured out part of the truth. The book was hard to put down and it kept my attention. Very big shocking and surprising ending. I highly recommend reading it. I look forward to reading more books from E.A. Owen.
I Promise by Tonya Coffey
Series: A Night Hawks Saga #1
Publisher: Tonya Coffey
Thanks to author Tonya Coffey for an ebook ARC of I Promise.
Do you remember your first high school crush? Would he jump into danger for you?
My daddy warned me not to walk down Cider Avenue after school. I thought the threat on my life was nonsense, just like the times before. But when arms consumed me, tugging me into a van, on that very street, I wish that I had listened.
My only hope is in the motorcycle club, Night Hawks. I couldn’t deny that the club’s presidents son, Dante had swept me off my feet. I was drawn to the boy with rugged looks and a heart of gold.
As my world crashes into chaos, will he pull me from the claws of my enemies or will our families be drawn into a war of blood, guns and broken promises?
I give this book a rating of 5 stars and I highly recommend reading it. This is by far I think one of the best books written by Tonya Coffey. I was drawn right into the book from the very beginning and it was so hard to put down. It was filled with adventure and romance. I can’t wait to read book 2 in the Night Hawks Saga and learn more about Dante, Cora and the other characters.
Storytime: Astromouse by Steve Smallman
Publisher: QEB Publishing
Thanks to NetGalley and QEB Publishing for the ebook ARC of Astromouse by Steve Smallman.
Pip the mouse learns that the moon is made of stinky cheese, he has a big idea – he’s going to be an Astromouse.
He makes himself a rocket out of an old funnel and cardboard, and prepares himself for take – off. But blasting off is harder than he thought and things don’t go as planned.
On his way home, he sees the reflection of the moon in a pond. The moon has come to him! He reaches down to break off a piece of the stinky cheese, the eyes of a large frog appears and a frightened Pip runs all the way back home.
Pip decides the moon is far too scary for a mouse, and he’d much rather live with his mum instead.
I give this book a rating of 4 stars. I read it to my 4 year old daughter and she enjoyed it. It was a fun and quick read with cute and colourful illustrations.
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The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne
Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Bookouture for the ebook ARC of The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne.
You trust her with your family. Would you trust her with your life?
Mark and Melissa Cain are thrilled to have found Jade, a babysitter who is brilliant with their young children. Having seen her own house burn down, Jade needs them as much as they need her. Moving Jade into the family home can only be a good thing, can’t it?
As Mark works long hours as a police officer and Melissa struggles with running a business, the family has become more than ever reliant on their babysitter, who is only too happy to help. And as Melissa begins to fall into depression, Jade is the one who is left to pick up the pieces.
Before long Mark notices that things aren’t quite as they seem. Things at home feel wrong, and Mark begins to investigate their seemingly perfect sitter. He is shocked to his core when he discovers that he has met Jade before. And now he suspects he might now what she wants….
Now Mark is in a race against time to protect his family. But what will he find as he goes back to his family home?
I give this book a rating of 4 stars! It kept me on the edge of my seat and kept guessing until the very end. It was creepy and suspenseful. It was written in different points of views between the three main characters, Mark, Melissa and Jade. Parts of the story was kind of hard to believe because Mark is a detective and he couldn’t see what was going on in his own house. Other than that I highly recommend reading this book. It was well written.