Book Reviews

NO EXIT by Taylor Adams

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

NO EXIT

 

Imagine yourself on the way to see your mom who is entering the hospital and you get stuck in a snowstorm. There is a rest stop so you pull in but before you enter you see a small hand in a van and when you investigate it is a little girl in a cage.

And now you take it upon yourself to save her. That’s what Darby does – she doesnt know who to trust and she has little in the way of arms – having only a small Swiss Army Knife on her. So she sets out to save the little girl. There is no cell service and she doesnt know which of the people inside to trust.

Just when you think Darby has it figured out there is a twist to this book. Things changed in so many chapters and you can’t figure out who the bad guys are. This book is a thrilling page turner and and just don’t forget to – breathe!

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Depth of Lies by E.C. Diskin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Excellent read.The whole time you are wondering exactly what happened to Shea…did she commit suicide, did she get murdered or was it an accident. The book covers long time friends who lived near each other, raised their children together….until the day one of them dies. They all seem to blame themselves until Kat decides she is going to find out exactly what happened to Shea.

But in doing so she finds out all the lies and secrets between friends she thought she knew. I would have given it 5 stars but the story reads as a before and after and switches back and forth every chapter. For me that is hard to follow, although I did so and was surprised at the final outcome.

Planning to read other books by this author.

 

 

I Wish You Happy by Kerry Anne King

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rae runs into Kat – literally…..Kat is bicycling and turns into Rae’s car getting run over. Somehow she survives and Rae feels guilty (Kat was trying to commit suicide or so she thinks)….and then takes on the responsibility of getting her well. But Rae bites off more than she can chew – between working at the home where elderly people need her attention and opening up her home to Kat who is so dependent on her – it all becomes too much – that combination along with very little sleep leaves Rae spread out very thin.

When Kat attempts another suicide try it is time for Rae to do something about all of this responsibility she took on, along with her feelings for Cole, a crises worker helping her with Kat.

The book was interesting but dragged in certain places….but I needed to see what the outcome was in the end.

 

 

Lift and Separate: A Novel by Marilyn Simon Rothstein
My rating: 4 of 5 starsLift and Separate: A Novel

Didnt think I would love this book. Just isnt my genre – BUT I loved it. How many things can go wrong in ones life? Just ask Marcy Hammer. She thought she had a great marriage only to find out her husband is cheating on her….he’s sorry, she takes him back – then his mistress is pregnant. That isnt enough but her mom falls, breaks her ankles – finds out she has cancer! And dont get me into what her daughter is doing.

This book is so refreshing and delightful to read that I finished it in 3 days…(that’s a record for me). I would have given it 5 stars but the ending left me hanging – I wanted more and more! Cant wait for October – when her next book comes out – Pass the Brownies. Sometimes it pays to read new authors.

The First Word by Isley Robson34945564

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

 

Fast moving, sad and romantic all wrapped up in one story. Rhys’ son is autistic; wife runs out on family and he is left to raise him. Along comes Andie, pediatric OT, who comes with baggage of her own. But makes wonderful breakthroughs with Will (Rhys’ son). When she loses her job, Rhys offers her a job as OT for his son exclusively, residing in his home. Thinking this is what she needed to block out her own rocky childhood, she accepts but things get a bit hot when they both find themselves drawn to each other – at the same time Rhys’ ex-wife returns to the family.

Great Story, looking forward to other books by Robson.

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