Top 5 Tuesday // Mind Blowing Mystery/Thrillers

Top 5 Tuesday

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly tag hosted by Bionic Book Worm! Please head over and check out her blog!

This week’s topic is top 5 books that are mind blowing mystery and/or thrillers!! I’m really excited for this week’s topic because I have been really into mystery/thriller type books lately! Below are my top 5!! Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sisters Hemingway by Annie England Noblin

40221471TITLE: The Sisters Hemingway

AUTHOR: Annie England Noblin

PUBLICATION DATE: February 12th, 2019

GENRE: Fiction, Women’s Lit, Romance, Contemporary

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Alcoholism 

The Hemingway Sisters of Cold River, Missouri are local legends. Raised by a mother obsessed with Ernest Hemingway, they were named after the author’s four wives—Hadley, Pfeiffer, Martha, and Mary. The sisters couldn’t be more different—or more alike. Now they’re back in town, reunited to repair their fractured relationships.

Hadley is the poised, polished wife of a senator.

Pfeiffer is a successful New York book editor.

Martha has skyrocketed to Nashville stardom.

They each have a secret—a marriage on the rocks,  a job lost, a stint in rehab…and they haven’t been together in years.

Together, they must stay in their childhood home, faced with a puzzle that may affect all their futures. As they learn the truth of what happened to their mother—and their youngest sister, Mary—they rekindle the bonds they had as children, bonds that have long seemed broken. With the help of neighbors, friends, love interests old and new—and one endearing and determined Basset Hound—the Sisters Hemingway learn that the happiness that has appeared so elusive may be right here at home, waiting to be claimed. Continue reading

Book Review: The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

28118532TITLE: The Dead House
AUTHOR: Dawn Kurtagich
PUBLICATION DATE: September 15th, 2015
GENRE: Horror, Young Adult, Paranormal

Welcome to the Dead House.

Three students: dead.

Carly Johnson: vanished without a trace.

Two decades have passed since an inferno swept through Elmbridge High, claiming the lives of three teenagers and causing one student, Carly Johnson, to disappear. The main suspect: Kaitlyn, “the girl of nowhere.”

Kaitlyn’s diary, discovered in the ruins of Elmbridge High, reveals the thoughts of a disturbed mind. Its charred pages tell a sinister version of events that took place that tragic night, and the girl of nowhere is caught in the center of it all. But many claim Kaitlyn doesn’t exist, and in a way, she doesn’t – because she is the alter ego of Carly Johnson.

Carly gets the day. Kaitlyn has the night. It’s during the night that a mystery surrounding the Dead House unravels and a dark, twisted magic ruins the lives of each student that dares touch it.

Debut author Dawn Kurtagich masterfully weaves together a thrilling and terrifying story using psychiatric reports, witness testimonials, video footage, and the discovered diary – and as the mystery grows, the horrifying truth about what happened that night unfolds. Continue reading

ARC Review: Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy #1) by Emily A. Duncan

36118682TITLE: Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy #1)

AUTHOR: Emily A. Duncan

PUBLICATION DATE: April 2nd, 2019

GENRE: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Self harm, Alcoholism

A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.

A prince in danger must decide who to trust.

A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.

Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.

In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Continue reading

ARC Review: Little Lovely Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly

40645166TITLE: Little Lovely Things

AUTHOR: Maureen Joyce Connolly

PUBLICATION DATE: April 2nd 2019

GENRE: Fiction, Thriller

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Child abduction, drug use, child death, child abuse

Claire Rawlings, mother of two and medical resident, will not let the troubling signs of an allergic reaction prevent her from making it in for rounds. But when Claire’s symptoms overpower her while she’s driving into work, her two children in tow, she must pull over. Moments later she wakes up on the floor of a gas station bathroom-her car, and her precious girls have vanished.

The police have no leads and the weight of guilt presses down on Claire as each hour passes with no trace of her girls. All she has to hold on to are her strained marriage, a potentially unreliable witness who emerges days later, and the desperate but unquenchable belief that her daughters are out there somewhere. Continue reading