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The Secrets You Keep by Kate White
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#BookReview The Secrets You Keep by Kate White @katemwhite @HarperCollinsTitle: The Secrets You Keep

Author: Kate White

Published by Harper Paperbacks on March 21, 2017

Genres: Mystery/Thriller

Pages: 368

Format: eBook, ARC

Source: Harper Paperbacks, Edelweiss

Book Rating: 7.5/10

 

 

Synopsis:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wrong Man and Eyes on You comes a harrowing new psychological thriller about a successful self-help author who suddenly finds her life spiraling dangerously out of control.

What would you do if you realized that your new husband, a man you adore, is keeping secrets from you—secrets with terrifying consequences?

Bryn Harper, an accomplished self-help author, already has plenty to deal with. She’s still recovering from a devastating car accident that has left her haunted by recurring, smoke-filled nightmares. Worse still, she can’t shake the ominous feeling her dreams contain a warning. 

In the beginning, Bryn’s husband Guy couldn’t have been more supportive. But after moving into a new house together, disturbing incidents occur and Guy grows evasive, secretive. What the hell is going on, she wonders? Then, a woman hired to cater their dinner party is brutally murdered.

As Bryn’s world unravels—and yet another woman in town is slain —she must summon her old strength to find answers and protect her own life. Her nightmares may in fact hold the key to unlocking the truth and unmasking the murderer.


Review:

Engrossing, suspenseful and entertaining!

This is a psychological thriller that emphasizes how many deep and dark secrets people can truly have and questions is there anyone you can really trust.

The main character, Bryn, is confused, scared, and determined; and the supporting characters are suspicious, complex, and secretive.

The story is told in first-person narration and uses a stream of consciousness style to give context and insight into the main character’s thoughts, feelings and motivations.

The writing is well done and the plot is rife with intrigue, red herrings and tension.

Overall, this story is not extremely fast-paced, but is definitely a captivating, mysterious, enjoyable read that will certainly keep you guessing until the very end.

 

This book is due to be published on March 21, 2017.

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Thank you to Edelweiss, especially Harper Paperbacks, for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

 

About Kate White

Kate White, the former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, is the New York Times bestselling author of several influential books on careers and success, as well as twelve murder mysteries and thrillers.

Her career books include the upcoming The Gutsy Girl Handbook: Your Manifesto for Success (Grand Central, April 3). This a totally revised edition, in handbook format, of her groundbreaking bestseller, Why Good Girl Don’t Get Ahead but Gutsy Girl Do. Kate’s passionate about sharing with other women what she learned about success during her long career as a media executive. At Cosmo she increased circulation by 30 percent and oversaw all aspects of this top worldwide brand, including the website, apps, books, and videos.

In terms of fiction, Kate is the author of seven Bailey Weggins mysteries, including most recently, Even If It Kills Her, and five stand-alone psychological thrillers, including The Secrets You Keep. She as been published in 13 languages.

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Most Dangerous Place by James Grippando
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#BookReview Most Dangerous Place by James Grippando @James_GrippandoTitle: Most Dangerous Place

Author: James Grippando

Series: Jack Swyteck #13

Published by Harper Paperbacks on February 21, 2017

Genres: Mystery/Thriller

Pages: 480

Format: eBook, ARC

Source: Harper Paperbacks, Edelweiss

Book Rating: 7/10

 

Synopsis:

Defending a woman accused of murdering the man who sexually assaulted her, Miami lawyer Jack Swyteck must uncover where the truth lies between innocence, vengeance, and justice in this spellbinding tale of suspense—based on shocking true-life events—from the New York Times bestselling author of Gone Again.

According to the FBI, the most dangerous place for a woman between the ages of twenty and thirty is in a relationship with a man. Those statistics become all too personal when Jack Swyteck takes on a new client tied to his past.

It begins at the airport, where Jack is waiting to meet his old high school buddy, Keith Ingraham, a high-powered banker based in Hong Kong, coming to Miami for his young daughter’s surgery. But their long-awaited reunion is abruptly derailed when the police arrest Keith’s wife, Isabelle, in the terminal, accusing her of conspiring to kill the man who raped her in college. Jack quickly agrees to represent Isa, but soon discovers that to see justice done, he must separate truth from lies—an undertaking that proves more complicated than the seasoned attorney expects.

Inspired by an actual case involving a victim of sexual assault sent to prison for the death of her attacker, James Grippando’s twisty thriller brilliantly explores the fine line between victim and perpetrator, innocence and guilt, and cold-blooded revenge and rightful retribution.


Review:

Suspenseful, entertaining and complex!

In this latest novel by Grippando, Jack is back and this time he finds himself in a case rife with lies and deception where lives hang in the balance and relationships are tested to the max.

The writing is crisp. The characters are intelligent, resolute and willful. And the plot is an action-packed legal thriller about family dynamics, dark secrets, abuse and revenge.

Overall, I would have to say that this is definitely an intriguing, easy read that lovers of courtroom drama will certainly enjoy.

 

This book is due to be published on February 21, 2017.

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Thank you to Edelweiss, especially HarperCollins, for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

 

About James Grippando

The first thing you should know about bestselling author James Grippando is that he is no longer clueless—so says his wife, Tiffany, after “A James Grippando Novel” was a clue for #38 Across in the New York Times crossword puzzle. James is the 2017 winner of the Harper Lee Prize for legal fiction and a New York Times bestselling author of 26 novels of suspense, including the popular series featuring Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck. His latest, “A Death in Live Oak," is the fifteenth in the Swyteck series. His novels are enjoyed worldwide in 28 languages. He is now Counsel at one of the nation’s leading law firms, where he specializes in entertainment and intellectual property law, representing clients who have won more than 30 Tony Awards. He lives in south Florida with his wife, three children, two cats and a golden retriever named Max who has no idea he’s a dog.

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We Were on a Break by Lindsey Kelk
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#BookReview We Were on a Break by Lindsey Kelk @LindseyKelkTitle: We Were On A Break

Author: Lindsey Kelk

Published by HarperCollins on January 3, 2017

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 416

Format: eBook, ARC

Source: Harper Paperbacks, Edelweiss

Book Rating: 8.5/10

 

 

Synopsis:

Is it a break? Or is it a blip? ‘You’ve just had a holiday,’ I pointed out, trying not to yawn. ‘Wasn’t that enough of a break?’ ‘I don’t mean that kind of break.’ There’s nothing worse than the last day of holiday. Oh wait, there is. When what should have been a proposal turns into a break, Liv and Adam find themselves on opposite sides of the life they had mapped out. Friends and family all think they’re crazy; Liv throws herself into work – animals are so much simpler than humans – and Adam tries to get himself out of the hole he’s dug. But as the short break becomes a chasm, can they find a way back to each other? Most importantly, do they want to?


Review:

Humorous, heartwarming, and absolutely enchanting!

This story is told from two different points of view. One is that of Liv, a sweet, intelligent veterinarian eagerly awaiting a marriage proposal from her boyfriend. And the other is Todd, a struggling carpenter who has the perfect proposal in mind. But like most things in life things don’t always work out the way we planned and before long cold feet and bad communication cause things to get completely turned upside down.

The writing is witty and crisp, and the characterization is well done, with not only interesting, likable main characters, but a whole slew of unique and quirky supporting characters that will definitely make you smile.

Once again, Kelk has written a great rom com about life, love, family, friendship and self discovery that will make you laugh and definitely leave you wanting more.

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This book is due to be published on January 3, 2017.

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Thank you to Edelweiss, especially HarperCollins, for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

 

About Lindsey Kelk

Lindsey Kelk is a Sunday Times bestselling British writer, who was born in Doncaster, went to uni in Nottingham, moved to London, then New York and now lives in LA. So far, she has written thirteen books, including the bestselling I Heart series, and 63,500 tweets. Which is probably why her newest book is behind schedule. Lindsey has been published in more than twenty-five languages around the world and sold more than 1.2 million books. It sounds like a lot but her cats aren’t impressed.

As well as her ‘witty, funny, warm and clever books’ (thanks, Marian Keyes), Lindsey is the co-host of beauty podcast, Full Coverage, regularly contributes to magazines and spends too much time on the internet. Oh, and Channing Tatum called her a unicorn. Make of that what you will.

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