Comic Review: Lady Mechanika, Vol. 4: The Clockwork Assassin

Lady Mechanika, Vol. 4 The Clockwork AssassinLady Mechanika, Vol. 4: The Clockwork Assassin By Joe Benitez, M.M. Chen

Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk, Mystery
Pages: 88 pages
Published: June 26th 2018
Publisher: Benitez Productions
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Synopsis: When a series of brutal murders linked to Mr. Lewis’ past leads Detective Inspector Singh to Lady Mechanika’s doorstep, the Inspector is finally forced to consider: is Lady Mechanika a crime-fighting hero or a cold blooded killer?


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Blog Tour: The Last Time I Lied | Review + Giveaway

The Last Time I LiedThe Last Time I Lied By Riley Sager

Genre: Adult, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 384 pages
Published: July 3rd 2018
Publisher: Dutton Press
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Synopsis: Two Truths and a Lie. The girls played it all the time in their tiny cabin at Camp Nightingale. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and first-time camper Emma Davis, the youngest of the group. The games ended when Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of the cabin in the dead of night. The last she–or anyone–saw of them was Vivian closing the cabin door behind her, hushing Emma with a finger pressed to her lips.

Now a rising star in the New York art scene, Emma turns her past into paintings–massive canvases filled with dark leaves and gnarled branches that cover ghostly shapes in white dresses. The paintings catch the attention of Francesca Harris-White, the socialite and wealthy owner of Camp Nightingale. When Francesca implores her to return to the newly reopened camp as a painting instructor, Emma sees an opportunity to try to find out what really happened to her friends.

Yet it’s immediately clear that all is not right at Camp Nightingale. Already haunted by memories from fifteen years ago, Emma discovers a security camera pointed directly at her cabin, mounting mistrust from Francesca and, most disturbing of all, cryptic clues Vivian left behind about the camp’s twisted origins. As she digs deeper, Emma finds herself sorting through lies from the past while facing threats from both man and nature in the present. And the closer she gets to the truth about Camp Nightingale, the more she realizes it may come at a deadly price.

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pseudonymABOUT THE AUTHOR

Riley Sager is the pseudonym of a former journalist, editor and graphic designer who previously published mysteries under his real name.

Now a full-time author, Riley’s first thriller, FINAL GIRLS, became a national and international bestseller and was called “the first great thriller of 2017” by Stephen King. Translation rights have been sold in more than two dozen countries and a film version is being developed by Universal Pictures.

Riley’s next book, THE LAST TIME I LIED, will be published in July. It was inspired by the classic novel and film “Picnic at Hanging Rock” and one horrible week Riley spent at summer camp when he was ten.

A native of Pennsylvania, Riley now lives in Princeton, New Jersey. When he’s not working on his next novel, he enjoys reading, cooking and going to the movies as much as possible. His favorite film is “Rear Window.” Or maybe “Jaws.” But probably, if he’s being honest, “Mary Poppins.”

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Waiting On Wednesday: Somebody’s Daughter

Somebody's DaughterSomebody’s Daughter By David Bell

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
Pages: 432 pages
Release Date: July 10th 2018
Publisher: Berkley Books

Plot: When Michael Frazier’s ex-wife, Erica, shows up on his doorstep pleading for help, she drops a bombshell that threatens to rip his family apart: Erica’s nine-year-old daughter is missing–and Michael is the father. Unable to quickly determine if Erica is telling the truth, and unwilling to leave the little girl’s fate to chance, Michael has no choice but to follow the elusive trail of the child he has always wanted and never knew he had.

But finding Felicity comes at a price–the closer Michael gets to the truth, the further into jeopardy his marriage falls and the faster his family begins to unravel. As lies that span a decade bubble to the surface and the window for Felicity’s safe return closes, Michael will have just a few short days to decide who can be trusted and who is hiding the truth.


Why I Need This Book: I recently read David Bell’s book, Bring Her Home. I ended up really enjoying it a lot. It had a lot of surprises. So I am really excited to see what he’s come up with for this book. I do have an e-arc of this book. I am hoping to read it soon. There is an event that he will be at so I would like to have the book read by then but we shall see.


Have you gotten to read this early? If so what are your thoughts on it? If not, are you guys interested in picking this book up? I would love to hear your thoughts on it. I seriously can’t wait for it to come out!

Arc Review: Jar of Hearts

Jar of HeartsJar of Hearts By Jennifer Hillier

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Fiction
Pages: 311 pages
Published: June 12th 2018
Publisher: Minotaur Books
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

PlotThis is the story of three best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who’s been searching for the truth all these years . . .

When she was sixteen years old, Angela Wong—one of the most popular girls in school—disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls back in high school.

But fourteen years later, Angela Wong’s remains are discovered in the woods near Geo’s childhood home. And Kaiser—now a detective with Seattle PD—finally learns the truth: Angela was a victim of Calvin James. The same Calvin James who murdered at least three other women.

To the authorities, Calvin is a serial killer. But to Geo, he’s something else entirely. Back in high school, Calvin was Geo’s first love. Turbulent and often volatile, their relationship bordered on obsession from the moment they met right up until the night Angela was killed.

For fourteen years, Geo knew what happened to Angela and told no one. For fourteen years, she carried the secret of Angela’s death until Geo was arrested and sent to prison.

While everyone thinks they finally know the truth, there are dark secrets buried deep. And what happened that fateful night is more complex and more chilling than anyone really knows. Now the obsessive past catches up with the deadly present when new bodies begin to turn up, killed in the exact same manner as Angela Wong.

How far will someone go to bury her secrets and hide her grief? How long can you get away with a lie? How long can you live with it? Continue reading “Arc Review: Jar of Hearts”

Arc Review: Lying In Wait

Lying In WaitLying In Wait By Liz Nugent

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction
Pages: 336 pages
Publication Date: June 12th 2018
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Plot: My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.

On the surface, Lydia Fitzsimons has the perfect life—wife of a respected, successful judge, mother to a beloved son, mistress of a beautiful house in Dublin. That beautiful house, however, holds a secret. And when Lydia’s son, Laurence, discovers its secret, wheels are set in motion that lead to an increasingly claustrophobic and devastatingly dark climax.
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Arc Review: Bring Me Back

Bring Me BackBring Me Back By B.A. Paris

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction, Suspense
Pages: 336 pages
Publication Date: June 19th 2018
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Plot: A young British couple are driving through France on holiday when they stop for gas. He runs in to pay, she stays in the car. When he returns her car door has been left open, but she’s not inside. No one ever sees her again.

Ten years later he’s engaged to be married; he’s happy, and his past is only a tiny part his life now. Until he comes home from work and finds his new wife-to-be is sitting on their sofa. She’s turning something over in her fingers, holding it up to the light. Something that would have no worth to anyone else, something only he and she would know about because his wife is the sister of his missing first love.

As more and more questions are raised, their marriage becomes strained. Has his first love somehow come back to him after all this time? Or is the person who took her playing games with his mind?
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Waiting On Wednesday: The Death of Mrs. Westaway

The Death of Mrs. WestawayThe Death of Mrs. Westaway By Ruth Ware

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense
Pages: 384 pages
Release Date: May 29nd 2018
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press

Plot: On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money.

Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased…where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it.

Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.


Why I Need This Book: I am a huge Ruth Ware fan. She is an auto buy author for me. I’ve been hearing really great things about this book. Plus the plot seems really interesting. I really can’t wait to get my hands on this when it comes out.


Have you gotten to read this early? If so what are your thoughts on it? If not, are you guys interested in picking this book up? I would love to hear your thoughts on it. I seriously can’t wait for it to come out!

Waiting On Wednesday: The Outsider

Outsider X RD5BThe Outsider By Stephen King

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Fiction, Thriller
Pages: 576 pages
Release Date: May 22nd 2018
Publisher: Scribner

Plot: An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.

An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.


Why I Need This Book: First off, it’s Stephen King. Also this book just sounds so up my alley. Sure I have a couple of Stephen King books I have yet to read but I really want this one. I can really see myself enjoying this. Plus I just love the vibes I’m getting from that cover. I also heard that Holly from the Bill Hodges series makes an appearance in this. The Bill Hodges series was one of my favorite series that I read last year. I have been missing the characters so much. I am excited to see what Stephen does with her in this book.


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Book Review: Bring Her Home

Bring Her HomeBring Her Home By David Bell

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense
Pages: 434 pages
Published: July 11th 2017
Publisher: Berkley Books
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Plot: Just a year and a half after the tragic death of his wife, Bill Price’s fifteen-year-old daughter, Summer, and her best friend, Haley, disappear. Days later, the girls are found in a city park. Haley is dead at the scene, while Summer is left beaten beyond recognition and clinging to life.

As Bill holds vigil over Summer’s bandaged body, the only sound the unconscious girl can make is one cryptic and chilling word: No. And the more time Bill spends with Summer, the more he wonders what happened to her. Or if the injured girl in the hospital bed is really his daughter at all.

When troubling new questions about Summer’s life surface, Bill is not prepared for the aftershocks. He’ll soon discover that both the living and the dead have secrets. And that searching for the truth will tear open old wounds that pierce straight to the heart of his family…
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Book Review: Bird Box

Bird BoxBird Box By Josh  Malerman

Genre: Horror, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Post Apocalyptic
Pages: 262 pages
Published: March 1st 2014
Publisher: Ecco
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Plot: Something is out there . . .

Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.

Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now, that the boy and girl are four, it is time to go. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat—blindfolded—with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them. But is it man, animal, or monster?

Engulfed in darkness, surrounded by sounds both familiar and frightening, Malorie embarks on a harrowing odyssey—a trip that takes her into an unseen world and back into the past, to the companions who once saved her. Under the guidance of the stalwart Tom, a motely group of strangers banded together against the unseen terror, creating order from the chaos. But when supplies ran low, they were forced to venture outside—and confront the ultimate question: in a world gone mad, who can really be trusted?

Interweaving past and present, Josh Malerman’s breathtaking debut is a horrific and gripping snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.
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