The Puzzle Master by Danielle Trussoni ๐ŸŒŸ Arc Review ๐ŸŒŸ

Mike Brink is one of the rare people who, after suffering a brain injury, develops Acquired Savant Syndrome. Basically, he’s a bit of a genius. Especially when it comes to solving and creating puzzles.

When Mike Brink meets Jess Price, a convicted murderer, he finds the strangest and most difficult puzzle yet.

This book is a bit mind-boggling, with religious and scientific additions to the plot. Plus, I will never forget these creepy dolls!!! I really enjoyed this one and had a lot of fun just looking at these puzzles.

Out June 13, 2023!

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The Night in Question by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson ๐ŸŒŸ Arc Review ๐ŸŒŸ

This sequel to The Agatha’s is another fun and thrilling murder mystery! I enjoyed this just as much as the first book, which surprised me because it’s a sequel, but I felt like I fell right back into the rhythm and banter of Alice and Iris’s sleuthing style!

Alice and Iris are back and ready to solve another case in Castle Cove, California. Alice is quite rich, popular, and outgoing, while Iris is just about the opposite. Put these two together, and you get the perfect team.

I really enjoyed this. Loved going into the history of Mona Moody, a movie star from the 1940s. The attention to family details is also important in this book.

Overall, another great read!

Out May 30, 2023!

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Lying in the Deep by Diana Urban ๐ŸŒŸ Arc Review ๐ŸŒŸ

This is a fun, fast-paced ya thriller that kept me on my toes.ย  Jade is a bit of a drama queen, but who could help it after a horrible breakup.ย  Jade’s ex, Silas, left her for her best friend and both cut off all contact.ย ย  Pretty depressing.ย ย  But, when she sees that they are boarding the same overseas learning cruise, things start to fly off the handle, and Jade winds up looking suspicious.

I enjoyed this one.ย  It’s really a fun and quick read.ย  I couldn’t take Jade too seriously because she seemed a bit over the top at times.ย  But, I wound up liking this!

Out May 2, 2023!

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You Shouldn’t Have Come Here by Jeneva Rose ๐ŸŒŸ Arc Review ๐ŸŒŸ

This is a fun, fast-paced thriller! I really enjoyed this while also loving the cheesy lines.ย  I don’t know if that was on purpose or not?ย  But I loved it.ย  A little cliche but also absolutely perfect.

Grace is on a retreat far from home.ย  Thisย  country retreat seems welcoming at first, but way too quickly becomes small-town drama.ย  While Grace falls in love with her airbnb host, Calvin, she can’t help but notice some discrepancies in his stories.ย ย  This leads into quite the dramatic and twisty ending.

I enjoyed this.ย  I love watching this author on tiktok.ย  She is absolutely hilarious.ย ย  And, I’m hoping Scott can at least send a nice note about this one…. the little gremlin….. Anyways, love this read.

Out April 25, 2023!

Play the Fool by Lina Chern ๐ŸŒŸ Arc Review ๐ŸŒŸ

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This was such a fun murder/mystery! Katie works at this kind of strange store in the mall, among the many odd stores that can be found in malls everywhere. When a man bleeding from a head wound comes in, Katie offers to give him a tarot reading partially just so she can figure out what is going on with him. What she doesn’t expect tho, is finding out her friend Marley is dead. And, this starts her on the case.

I loved the main character. Katie is relatable and an overall cool person. The cop that becomes involved, Jamie, is another favorite character. Really all the characters are great. This book was funny and enjoyable.

Out March 28, 2023!

The Angel Maker by Alex North ๐ŸŒŸ Arc Review ๐ŸŒŸ

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I’m reading lots of good books lately and this is another one. Super dark and absolutely thrilling, this book had me hooked, especially with the back story of the murder victim.

Allan Hobbes was murdered in his creepy mansion, and the detectives are on the case. However, this leads them in a lot of directions, making it seem like there is an underlying connection between everything.

Sarah is a protective sister with her own family, a daughter, and her husband. However, she hasn’t had a chance to be that protective sister for her little brother in over a decade. When she finds out her brother, Chris, is missing, she immediately takes it upon herself to start the search.

Chris is, in fact, in hiding. But it is not for what I first believed. There are connections, like a spiderweb, over the different character’s and their pasts. This story really drew me in with the brutal history of serial killer jack lock and his creation of a book that reveals the future. It’s almost as if the future is laid out, pre-ordained, and nobody even has any real choices. (A very interesting and quite depressing thought๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ)

I loved this. I loved the darkness of the theme that ran through this story and following these characters. Definitely recommend for fans of thrillers!

Out February 28, 2023!

Content Warnings for violence and disturbing imagery

Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson ๐ŸŒŸ Arc Review ๐ŸŒŸ

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When I saw Dolly Parton’s name on this book, I absolutely had to read it! I noticed much inside these pages that had to come from Dolly, so I was not disappointed.

This is a story about a young woman, Annielee Keyes, hitching her way to Nashville and quickly rising to fame as a country singer. There is a thriller aspect to this book, but I didn’t really feel that until much closer to the end.

Annielee Keyes is, by all means, just like her nickname, a firecracker. So, it was no surprise that her personality won her the respect of retired country superstar Ruthana. This begins her trip to fame after handsome Ethan Blake makes their introduction.

This story has romance, secrets that are revealed, and a whole lot of country music! This isn’t the style of book I usually read, but I was still able to enjoy it!

Out March 7, 2023!