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The Missing Husband by Natasha Boydell and Narrated by Rupert Degas, Penelope Rawlins

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Title: The Missing Husband Author: Natasha Boydell Narrators: Rupert Degas and Penelope Rawlins Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Format: Audiobook Listening Length: 8 hours and 11 minutes Date of Publication: September 2, 2021 Description:  Kate and Pete have been the perfect couple ever since they were teenagers. Fifteen years later, they have two young daughters, live in a beautiful London townhouse, and seem like they have it all. But one day, Pete leaves for work and never comes home.   In a note Kate discovers, he confesses that he’s been unhappy for a long time and that he’s met someone else. Distraught, she later learns that he has left everything behind, including his mobile phone, and she sets out to learn the truth about his disappearance.  But is she prepared for what she will learn? My Thoughts: I really wanted to like this book as I love a good Mystery & Thriller. However, this was totally not what I expected it would be from the description of the book. The book moves v

The Bullet by Iris Johansen and Narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers (Eve Duncan, #27)

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Title: The Bullet Author: Iris Johansen Narrator: Elisabeth Rodgers Series: Eve Duncan Series Genre: Psychological fiction Format: Audiobook Listening Length: Date of Publication: June 8, 2021 Description:   Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn must protect the life of a brilliant scientist so that she can live long enough to bring her discovery to the world, in this fast-paced thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen. Diane Connors is a dedicated doctor with the world’s biggest secret, a discovery that could have shocking global ramifications. But while conducting private research trials, word has gotten out. The wrong people have heard the news and now want to hide Diane’s achievement for their own ends. With nowhere else to turn, Diane finds herself on the doorstep of the last man she wants to ask for help: her ex-husband, Joe Quinn. Joe has remarried, and he and his wife, Eve Duncan, seem blissfully happy in their quiet, rural life until they are faced with the c

Dark Tribute (Eve Duncan, #24) by Iris Johansen

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Title: Dark Tribute Author: Iris Johansen Series: Eve Duncan Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Format: Hardcover ARC No. of Pages: 384 Date of Publication: March 26, 2019 Description:  Despite her tragic childhood, violin prodigy Cara Delaney has finally found peace in her career as a professional musician and stability in her relationship with her guardians, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy SEAL Joe Quinn. If only Jock Gavin, Cara's lifelong friend and a man with his own twisted history, would come back into her life, everything would be perfect. But the carefully constructed world Cara has built for herself is suddenly threatened when she is kidnapped by a mysterious man trying to settle a score against her family, setting off a violent chain of events that puts everyone Cara loves in danger. Now, Cara will have to use every instinct she has to stay one step ahead, or else she’ll pay the deadly tribute of her family’s dark past. My Thoughts:  I absolutely loved this

Exposed (Maggie O'Dell, #6) by Alex Kava

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Title: Exposed Author: Alex Kava Series: Maggie O'Dell Genre: Psychological Thriller Format: Paperback No. of Pages: 384 Date of Publication: February 11, 2019 Description:  Veteran FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell and Assistant Director Cunningham believed the threat targeted Quantico. It targeted them. A deadly virus—virtually undetectable until it causes death from a million internal cuts. The victims appear random, but Maggie wonders if vengeance isn’t the guiding hand. An aficionado of contemporary killers, using bits and pieces from their crimes—the Beltway Sniper’s phrases, the Unabomber’s clues, the Anthrax Killer’s delivery. Maggie knows dangerous minds, but she must tackle this new opponent from within a biosafety isolation ward—while waiting to see if death is already multiplying inside her body. She just fears her last case might end with the most intelligent killer she’s ever faced escalating from murder…to epidemic. My Thoughts:  Maggie's story continues when she an

The gender game (The Gender Game, #1) by Bella Forrest

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Title: The Gender Game Author: Bella Forrest Series: The Gender Game Genre: Action and Adventure, Science Fiction Format: Kindle No. of Pages: 414 Date of Publication: September 24, 2016 Description:  A toxic river divides nineteen-year-old Violet Bates's world by gender. Women rule the East. Men rule the West. Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus. Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet's life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes. But one decision could save her life. To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit. Everything about the patriarchy is dangerous for a rebellious girl like Violet. She cannot break the rules if she wishes to stay alive. B ut abiding by rules has never been her strong suit, and w hen she is thrust into more danger than she could have ever predicted, Violet is forced to sacrifice many thing

Don't Look for Me by Wendy Walker

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Title: Don't Look for Me Author: Wendy Walker Genre: General Fiction, Mystery, Thriller Format: Kindle No. of Pages: 345 Date of Publication: Sept. 15, 2020 Description:  They said she walked away. But what really happened to Molly Clarke? From the bestselling author of  All Is Not Forgotten  comes a compelling and emotionally powerful story of a daughter's desperate search to find her mother before it's too late. They called it a “walk away.” The car abandoned miles from home. The note found at a nearby hotel. The shattered family. It happens all the time. Women disappear, desperate to start over. But what really happened to Molly Clarke? The night Molly disappeared began with a storm, running out of gas, and a man offering her a ride to safety. But when the doors lock shut, Molly begins to suspect she has made a terrible mistake. A new lead brings Molly’s daughter, Nicole, back to the small, desolate town where her mother was last seen to renew the desperate search. The l

Toaster Oven Takeover by Roxanne Wyss and Kathy Moore

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Title: Toaster Oven Takeover Author: Roxanne Wyss and Kathy Moore Genre: Cookbook   Format:  Kindle No. of Pages: 159 Date of Publication: April 20, 2021 Description:  Enjoy delicious and fresh weeknight meals in just minutes with these easy recipes using the most underrated yet versatile appliance in the kitchen—the toaster oven! While your standard oven is great for big meals, who wants to wait for it to pre-heat when you’re making weeknight dinner? That’s when the toaster oven comes in handy! As one of the most flexible and space-saving appliances in the kitchen, the toaster oven can do everything a standard oven can but is faster, easier to clean, and more energy-efficient. In  Toaster Oven Takeover , you’ll learn how to make recipes the whole family will enjoy, like: -Freezer-Ready Breakfast Burritos -Stromboli -Sweet Chili-Glazed Wings -Lemon-Roasted Fish with Olives + Capers -German Chocolate Cake -And more! Perfect for cooks of every skill level,  Toaster Oven Takeover  is choc

The Lost Village by Camilla Sten

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Title: The Lost Village Author: Camilla Sten Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Format: Kindle No. of Pages: 336 Date of Publication: March 23, 2021 Description:  The Blair Witch Project  meets  Midsommar  in this brilliantly disturbing thriller from Camilla Sten, an electrifying new voice in suspense. Documentary filmmaker Alice Lindstedt has been obsessed with the vanishing residents of the old mining town, dubbed “The Lost Village,” since she was a little girl. In 1959, her grandmother’s entire family disappeared in this mysterious tragedy, and ever since, the unanswered questions surrounding the only two people who were left—a woman stoned to death in the town center and an abandoned newborn—have plagued her. She’s gathered a small crew of friends in the remote village to make a film about what really happened. But there will be no turning back. Not long after they’ve set up camp, mysterious things begin to happen. Equipment is destroyed. People go missing. As doubt breeds fear and the

Blink of an Eye (Kendra Michaels, 8) by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen Narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers

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Title:  Blink of an Eye   Author: Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen Series: Kendra Michaels Genre: Mystery Format: Audiobook Listening Length: 8 hours 12 minutes Date of Publication: February 02, 2021 Description:  Delilah Winter is one of the hottest pop stars on the planet, so how in the world was she kidnapped right in the middle of a show at the famous Hollywood Bowl? If anyone can figure it out, it's Dr. Kendra Michaels, who works with local and federal authorities on only the most impossible cases. Blind for the first 20 years of her life until a revolutionary surgical procedure allowed her to regain her sight, Kendra uses her powers of observation - honed during her years in the dark - to detect what other investigators don't. She agrees to lead the race to rescue the young singer before time runs out. Joined by Jessie Mercado, the singer's former bodyguard and a military hero, Kendra closes in on the hideout location, but not before casualties mount up. Desperate for l

The Ultimate Air Fryer Oven Cookbook by Coco Morante

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Title: The Ultimate Air Fryer Oven Cookbook  Author: Coco Morante Genre: Cookbook Format: Kindle No. of Pages: 304 Date of Publication: Oct. 12, 2021 Description:  An accessible book of 100 easy-to-make recipes for delicious dishes prepared in your air fryer, including roasting, frying, baking, dehydrating, and proofing bread. Authorized by Instant Brands. Air fryer ovens are wildly versatile appliances, and the newest model from Instant Brands, ranked #1 in the category, promises to be the best of them all. They have the requisite air fryer basket, as well as an oven rack, baking sheet, and rotisserie spit. The temperature settings are precise and wide-ranging, allowing you to do everything from dehydrating jerky and proofing bread dough to high-heat roasting and broiling.   The Ultimate Air Fryer Oven Cookbook  makes use of all of these functions and more! The recipes include family-friendly breakfasts such as baked oatmeal and breakfast burritos, snacks and appetizers such as vegeta

Thread and Dead (The Apron Shop Series, 2) by Elizabeth Penney

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Title: Thread and Dead Author: Elizabeth Penney Series: The Apron Shop Genre: Mystery Format: Paperback No. of Pages: 269 Date of Publication: August 25, 2020 Description:  Iris Buckley is busier than ever this July, with the town’s annual Lobster Festival fast approaching. In just a matter of days her apron shop Ruffles & Bows, will be jam-packed with tourists eager to lay eyes on its world-class collection of aprons and linens—and Iris’s inventory is running low. Then, just when all hope seems lost, Iris gets a call from Eleanor Brady, a wealthy, reclusive spinster who just happens to have trunks full of vintage fabrics. Would Iris like to come down to Eleanor’s cottage estate Shorehaven and have a look? Before long Iris is on the scene—and on the case. Turns out that Eleanor has rented Shorehaven to the handsome, charismatic environmentalist Dr. Lukas de Wilde and his flock of students. What begins as an apron-scouting endeavor soon morphs into a full-blown murder investigation

The Meat-Free Kitchen: Super Healthy and Incredibly Delicious Vegetarian Meals for All Day, Every Day by Jenn Sebestyen, Kelli Foster, and Joni Marie Newman

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Title:  The Meat-Free Kitchen: Super Healthy and Incredibly Delicious Vegetarian Meals for All Day, Every Day Author:  Jenn Sebestyen, Kelli Foster, and Joni Marie Newman Genre: Cookbook Format: Kindle No. of Pages: 307 Date of Publication: February 15, 2021 Description:  Improve the health of your family  and  the planet with more than 125 delicious, plant-based, easy-to-prepare recipes for every meal of the day. The Meat-Free Kitchen  has all the recipes you need for busy weeknights, packed weekends, or whenever you feel like trying out a meat-free meal. From many different breakfast options to many different kinds of vegetarian burgers, these meatless meals will satisfy even the pickiest of palates. Chapters cover all meals throughout the day,  from yummy breakfasts to satisfying salads, hearty soups, handheld snacks, perfect pastas, and one-pot wonders. Many of these recipes can also be made in  30 minutes or less . Preparing meatless meals has never been simpler! Find something fo

Bodies and Bows (The Apron Shop Series, 3) By Elizabeth Penney

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Title: Bodies and Bows Author: Elizabeth Penney Series: The Apron Shop Series Genre: Mystery Format: Paperback No. of Pages: 288 Date of Publication: March 30, 2021 Description:  Bodies & Bows  is the third in the charming cozy Iris Buckley mystery series set in an apron shop in Maine―Elizabeth Penney will have you on pins and needles … Iris Buckley is hoping for a bit of rest and relaxation now that the summertime rush is winding down in Blueberry Cove, Maine. Her apron shop Ruffles & Bows has been a huge success, her friendships are stronger than ever, and now she’s ready for all of the end of summer cookouts on the beach that she can handle. But before Iris can even turn on the grill, Bella’s latest fling, former Olympian sailor and gorgeous bad boy Lance Pederson is killed in a hit and run while jogging at dawn―and all the evidence points to Bella herself. Suddenly the month of August isn’t looking so restful, since now Iris has been roped into the Lighthouse Rehabilitation

The Therapist by B.A. Paris Narrated by Olivia Dowd &Thomas Judd

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Title: The Therapist Author: B.A. Paris Narrator's: Olivia Dowd & Thomas Judd   Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Format: Audiobook Listening Length: 10 hours and 2 minutes Date of Publication: July 13, 2021 Description:  When Alice and Leo move into a newly renovated house in The Circle, a gated community of exclusive houses, it is everything they’ve dreamed of. But appearances can be deceptive… As Alice is getting to know her neighbours, she discovers a devastating secret about her new home, and begins to feel a strong connection with Nina, the therapist who lived there before. Alice becomes obsessed with trying to piece together what happened two years before. But no one wants to talk about it. Her neighbors are keeping secrets and things are not as perfect as they seem… My  Thoughts: The book starts off pretty slow and it picks up its pace a little bit but not by much. I felt like Alice, the main character, was relatable and you can really understand why she is so obsessed wit

Spells Trouble (Sisters of Salem, #1) by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast Narated by Cassandra Campbell

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Title: Spells Trouble Author: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Series: Sisters of Salem Trilogy Genre: YA Fantasy Format: Audiobook Listening Length: 10 hours and 43 minutes Date of Publication: May 25, 2021 Description:  The first audiobook in the Sisters of Salem trilogy about twin witches from the powerhouse duo P.C. and Kristin Cast! Double double, twins spell trouble.... Hunter and Mercy Goode are twin witches, direct descendants of the founder of their town of Goodeville. As their ancestors have done before them, it is now time for the twins to learn what it means to be Gatekeepers - the protectors of the Gates to different underworlds, ancient portals between their world and realms where mythology rules and nightmares come to life. When their mother becomes the first victim in a string of murders, the devastated sisters vow to avenge her death. But it will take more than magic to rein in the ancient mythological monsters who’ve infected their peaceful to

Flight (The Texas Murder Files #2) by Laura Griffin Narrated by Terri Clark Linden

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Title: Flight Author: Laura Griffin Narrator: Terri Clark Linden Series: The Texas Murder Files Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Format: Kindle & Audiobook No. of Pages: 348 Listening Length: 9 hours and 16 minutes Date of Publication: March 30, 2021 (Kindle) & April 27, 2021 (Audiobook) Description:  When former forensic photographer Miranda Rhoads moves to the seaside town of Lost Beach, she's decided to make her living as a wildlife photographer and put crime scenes behind her. But her plans are quickly upended when one morning, she comes across a couple sleeping in a canoe, entwined in an embrace. Looking closer, she realizes the man and woman aren't asleep—they’ve been murdered. Detective Joel Breda sets out to find answers--not only about the unidentified victims in the marshy death scene, but also about the aloof and beautiful photographer who seems to know more about his investigation than he does. As they begin to unravel the motivation of a merciless serial kill

The No-Fuss Family Cookbook by Ryan Scott

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Title: The No-Fuss Family Cookbook Author: Ryan Scott Genre: Cooking Format: Digital No. of Pages: 288 pages Date of Publication: May 25, 2021 Description:  Emmy Award–winning celebrity chef (and dad) Ryan Scott knows well that family life is wonderful, but can be a very hectic business—stressing over mealtime shouldn’t add to the madness! This heartfelt collection comes straight from his home kitchen’s regular rotation into yours. Reflecting Ryan’s colorful personality and practical approach, the recipes are kid-friendly and packed with clever hacks and pro tips for getting meals on the table (and cleaning up) quickly. There are no fussy cooking techniques or long ingredient lists; instead, the focus is on family-centered meals for even the busiest of days—irresistible recipes like Turkey Reuben Meatloaf, Broccoli-Cheddar Bow Ties, and Naturally Sweet PB&J Pancakes. Even crowd-pleasing desserts like Everything-But-the-Kitchen-Sink Cookies and Butterscotch Marshmallow Squares remai