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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Review of Desperate Girls (Wolfe Security #1) by Laura Griffin

I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Defense attorney Brynn Holloran is right at home among cops, criminals, and tough-as-nails prosecutors. 

With her sharp wit and pointed words, she has a tendency to intimidate, and she likes it that way. She’s a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom, but in her personal life, she’s a mess.

When a vicious murderer she once helped prosecute resurfaces and starts a killing spree to wipeout those who put him behind bars, one thing becomes clear: Brynn needs to run for her life.

With no help from the police, Brynn is forced to take matters into her own hands, turning to a private security firm for protection. But when Brynn defies advice and gets involved in the investigation, even the former Secret Service agent assigned to protect her may not be able to keep her safe. With every new clue she discovers, Brynn is pulled back into the vortex of a disturbing case from her past.

As the clock ticks down on a manhunt, Brynn’s desperate search for the truth unearths long-buried secrets and reignites a killer’s fury.

My Review:
5 Stars

Brynn is a force to be reckoned with. She has dedicated her life to her career. Forsaking relationships and continuing on her path in life. All of that is upset when a convicted killer escapes from a maximum security prison. 

With an important trial starting, Brynn doesn't have time to focus elsewhere. All she cares about is her client and proving that he didn't commit the heinous crime he has been accused of. While trying to be her best for her client she also has to focus on her new unwanted security detail. 

Twists and turns will have you searching for the solution in this novel. A gripping and thrilling read that will have you on the edge of your seat. 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Review of I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter

I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Ellie Frias disappeared long before she vanished.

Tormented throughout middle school, Ellie begins her freshman year with a new look: she doesn't need to be popular; she just needs to blend in with the wallpaper.

But when the unthinkable happens, Ellie finds herself trapped after a brutal assault. She wasn't the first victim, and now she watches it happen again and again. She tries to hold on to her happier memories in order to get past the cold days, waiting for someone to find her.

The problem is, no one searches for a girl they never noticed in the first place.

My Review:
4 Stars

Ellie hasn't had an easy life. All throughout her school career she has been tortured and tormented by her classmates. Nobody caring to get to know the young woman that she is. Ellie decides that this year is going to be different. This year she is going to blend in and escape the torment. This year is going to be her year. 

In an instant that all changes. Ellie finds herself in more trouble than she could have ever imagined. Trouble that will not only effect her, but her family as well. 

What happens to the ones who go unnoticed? The ones that fade into the background. Only Ellie can answer that question. 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Review of Believe Me by JP Delaney

I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

In this twisty psychological thriller from the New York Timesbestselling author of The Girl Before, an actress plays both sides of a murder investigation.

A struggling actor, a Brit in America without a green card, Claire needs work and money to survive. Then she gets both. But nothing like she expected.

Claire agrees to become a decoy for a firm of divorce lawyers. Hired to entrap straying husbands, she must catch them on tape with their seductive propositions. The rules? Never hit on the mark directly. Make it clear you’re available, but he has to proposition you, not the other way around. The firm is after evidence, not coercion. The innocent have nothing to hide.

Then the game changes.

When the wife of one of Claire’s targets is violently murdered, the cops are sure the husband is to blame. Desperate to catch him before he kills again, they enlist Claire to lure him into a confession.

Claire can do this. She’s brilliant at assuming a voice and an identity. For a woman who’s mastered the art of manipulation, how difficult could it be to tempt a killer into a trap? But who is the decoy . . . and who is the prey?

My Review:
4 Stars

Claire is a struggling actress. Knowing that she has to either find a job or head back home she tries her hardest to land a gig that will keep her in the country. So when a law firm offers her a job she takes it without hesitation. 

Claire's targets are men who cheat anyways. All she has to do is prove that they have the intention to cheat and she's done. Easy peasy right? She couldn't have been more wrong. 

When the wife of one of Claire's marks is violently murdered her job changes. Instead she now has to head into the thick of the investigation. Seeking evidence for the police and tucking her feelings aside. 

A twisting and turning read that will leaving you doubting who you can trust.