You Can’t Catch Me

You Can’t Catch Me


You Can't Catch Me book coverA Novel
by Catherine McKenzie

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On Sale: June 9, 2020
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Paperback: 333 Pages


From the #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author of I’ll Never Tell, Catherine McKenzie, comes You Can’t Catch Me a  novel of cunning psychological suspense.

Do you want to play a game?

Twelve years ago Jessica Williams escaped a cult. Thanks to the private detective who rescued her, she reintegrated into society, endured an uncomfortable notoriety, and tried to put it all behind her. Then, at an airport bar, Jessica meets a woman with an identical name and birth date. It appears to be just an odd coincidence—until a week later, when Jessica finds her bank account drained and her personal information stolen.

Following a trail of the grifter’s victims, each with the same name, Jessica gathers players—one by one—for her own game. According to her plan, they’ll set a trap and wait for the impostor to strike again. But plans can go awry, and trust can fray, and as Jessica tries to escape the shadows of her childhood, the risks are greater than she imagined. Now, confronting the casualties of her past, Jessica can’t help but wonder…

Who will pay the price?

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The Bright Side of Going Dark – Review

The Bright Side of Going Dark – Review


The Bright SIde of Going Dark book coverA Novel
by Kelly Harms

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On Sale: May 12, 2020
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Paperback: 341 Pages


From the bestselling author of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler comes The Bright Side of Going Dark, a fresh, funny, and thoughtful story about going off the grid in order to truly live.

As one of the most popular influencers on social media, Mia Bell has lived her life online for years. With her celebrity dog and gorgeous fiancé, she is planning the ultimate virtual wedding—expensive, elaborate, and entirely paid for by sponsors. But off-camera, her world is far from picture perfect. After being jilted by her fiancé and faking her nuptials to please her sponsors, Mia finally has had enough. She heaves her phone off a cliff, ready to live—and maybe find love—offline for a change.

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The Summer Deal

The Summer Deal


The Summer Deal book coverA Novel
by Jill Shalvis

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On Sale: June 2, 2020
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Paperback: 384 Pages


New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes with a new beach read. The Summer Deal is a friends-to-frenemies-to-lovers story…

Add in a few secrets. Shake. Stir.

Then read on a lazy summer day at the beach…

Brynn Turner desperately wishes she had it together, but her personal life is like a ping-pong match that’s left her scared and hurt after so many attempts to get it right. In search of a place to lick her wounds and get a fresh start, she heads back home to Wildstone.

And then there’s Kinsey Davis, who after battling serious health issues her entire twenty-nine years of life, is tired of hoping for . . . well, anything. She’s fierce, tough, and she’s keeping more than one bombshell of a secret from Brynn — her long-time frenemy.

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The Whispers of War – Book Review

The Whispers of War – Book Review

by Julia Kelly

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The Whispers of War - Book coverPublication Date: January 14, 2020
Publisher: Gallery Books
Paperback: 333 Pages


WHEN WAR COMES TO BRITAIN, THREE FRIENDS WILL HAVE THEIR LOYALTY TESTED

In August of 1939, as Britain watches the headlines in fear of another devastating war with Germany, three childhood friends must choose between friendship or country. Erstwhile socialite Nora is determined to find her place in the Home Office’s Air Raid Precautions Department, matchmaker Hazel tries to mask two closely guarded secrets with irrepressible optimism, and German expat Marie worries that she and her family might face imprisonment in an internment camp if war is declared. When Germany invades Poland and tensions on the home front rise, Marie is labeled an enemy alien, and the three friends find themselves fighting together to keep her free at any cost.

“The Whispers of War is a beautifully told story, and a timely reminder that history works in chillingly familiar patterns. Julia Kelly writes gripping, moving historic fiction that’s not to be missed.” —Kelly Rimmer, author of The Things We Cannot Say

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Three young women, friends since childhood, struggle to come to terms with the changes in their lives. Germany has invaded Poland and England is about to go to war.

These three young ladies are a determined bunch. Marie is originally from Germany. She has lived in England for most of her life. Now she is threatened with an internment camp. Her friends come together to make sure this does not happen! But, they have some tough decisions to make.

I loved Julia Kelly’s novel Light Over London. (It is definitely a 5-star read) But The Whispers of War fell short for me. I just felt like the story did not go anywhere. It is basically three young women worried about whether their German friend is going to be placed into an internment camp. I kept waiting for the story to have action and more intensity. This did not develop. But, it is well researched and I did learn some things about London during the beginning of WWII.

I received The Whispers of War from the publisher for my honest review.

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Behind Every Lie – Book Review

Behind Every Lie – Book Review

by Christina McDonald

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behind every lie book coverPublication Date: February 4, 2020
Publisher: Gallery Books
Paperback: 334 Pages

With Behind Every Lie, Christina McDonald, author of The Night Olivia Fell returns with a thrilling new suspense novel about the insidious nature of family secrets…and their deadly potential.

If you can’t remember it, how do you prove you didn’t do it?

Eva Hansen wakes in the hospital after being struck by lightning and discovers her mother, Kat, has been murdered. Eva was found unconscious down the street. She can’t remember what happened but the police are highly suspicious of her.

Determined to clear her name, Eva heads from Seattle to London—Kat’s former home—for answers. But as she unravels her mother’s carefully held secrets, Eva soon realizes that someone doesn’t want her to know the truth. And with violent memories beginning to emerge, Eva doesn’t know who to trust. Least of all herself.

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The Silent Sister – Book Review

The Silent Sister – Book Review

by Diane Chamberlain

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The Silent Sister book coverPublication Date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, First Editon
Paperback: 513 Pages

In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager.

Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she’s in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity.

But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family.

Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality, in this engrossing New York Times bestselling mystery from Diane Chamberlain. Continue reading “The Silent Sister – Book Review”