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The Ex-Husband by Karen Hamilton (Excerpt)

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The Ex-Husband  Author: Karen Hamilton ISBN: 9781525811609 Publication Date: January 18, 2022 Publisher: Graydon House I am super excited to be part of the Harlequin/Graydon House book blog tour for Karen Hamilton's upcoming book The Ex-Husband, which releases on January 18, 2022. Book Summary It’s an offer she can’t refuse…and can’t escape. True: Charlotte has an unsavory past. She married the wrong man, got caught up in his con artist games, took what wasn’t hers. She got out, though: divorced Sam, started fresh. False: She left him before things went too far. Nothing bad happened. True: Sam is missing, and before he disappeared, he left cryptic messages about someone threatening him—someone who has been threatening Charlotte, too. True: She’s on the straight and narrow, has accepted a job as a personal assistant for an engagement party on board a private luxury cruise ship, the  Cleobella . False: No one on board knows about her past, and she’s far away from anyone who means her

The Perfect Mother by Caroline Mitchell

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Title:  The Perfect Mother Author: Caroline Mitchell Genre: Suspense, Thriller Format:  Kindle Arc No. of Pages: 364 Date of Publication: January 14, 2020 Description:  She thought they wanted her baby. But they won’t stop there. Roz is young, penniless and pregnant. All she wants is to be the perfect mother to her child, but the more she thinks about her own chaotic upbringing, the more certain she is that the best life for her baby is as far away as possible from her hometown in Ireland. Determined to do the right thing, Roz joins an elite adoption service and can’t believe her luck. Within days she is jetting to New York to meet a celebrity power couple desperate for a child of their own. Sheridan and Daniel are wealthy and glamorous—everything Roz isn’t. Her baby will never go hungry, and will have every opportunity for the perfect life. But soon after Roz moves into their plush basement suite, she starts to suspect that something darker lurks beneath the glossy surface of their ho

Die Next by Jonathan Stone

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Title: Die Next Author: Jonathan Stone Genre:  Suspense, Thriller Format:  Kindle ARC No. of Pages: 353 Date of Publication: April 14, 2020 Description:  In a crowded coffee shop, Zack Yellin swaps identical-looking cell phones with the businessman next to him. It's an honest mistake - and a deadly one. Because the "businessman" is actually a professional - and highly volatile - hit man named Joey Richter, and his phone is filled with bombshell evidence. If Zack takes Joey's phone to the police, will they believe his swapped cell phone story? Would they even be able to protect him? Because the hit man now has Zack's phone with the phone numbers and addresses of Zack's new girlfriend Emily, his best friend Steve, and all the texts and information from Zack's life.  Whether he keeps the phone or ditches it, Joey will kill him for what he now knows. In cat-and-mouse twists, turns, and continually mounting terror, one thing is clear: Zack is next on the hit ma

A Desperate Place: A McKenna and Riggs Novel by Jennifer Greer

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Title: A Desperate Place: A McKenna and Riggs Novel Author: Jennifer Greer Genre: Mystery, Suspense, & Thriller Format: Kindle Arc No. of Pages: 316 Date of Publication: August 11, 2020 Description:  Three separate homicides. Three unrelated victims. One grisly secret. When the body of famous actress Niki Francis is unearthed from its shallow grave, the small town of Medford, Oregon is alarmed, but not shook. After all, there should be plenty of motives and suspects--Niki had fame, wealth, looks. The kill was targeted, premeditated, and it's about her celebrity. Or so they thought. Whit McKenna is licking her wounds, working as a reporter for the local Medford rag. Fresh from a harrowing assignment for her previous post at the  L. A. Times  which cost her her husband, Whit must pull herself together for the sake of her two daughters. The wound has hardly begun to scab when she's called to cover the murder, so she teams up with her best friend, medical examiner Katie Riggs.

Chaos (Alisa Flynn, #1) by Iris Johansen

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Title: Chaos Author: Iris Johansen Genre: Mystery & Suspense Format: Kindle Arc No. of Pages: 416 Date of Publication: September 1, 2020 Description:  When CIA agent Alisa Flynn flaunts the rules by breaking into a mansion in the middle of the night, she skillfully circumvents alarms and outwits guards only to find herself standing in billionaire Gabe Korgan's study . . . busted by Korgan himself. This could cost her her job unless, in a split second, she can turn the tables and try to convince him to join her on the most important mission of her life. In a ripped-from-the-headlines plot, schoolgirls in Africa have been kidnapped, and Alisa knows that Korgan has the courage, financial means, and high-tech weaponry to help rescue them. With so many innocent lives hanging in the balance, what she doesn't reveal is that one of those schoolgirls is like a little sister to her. But when the truth gets out, the stakes grow even higher. Calling in additional assistance from renown

The Essence of Darkness by Tom Clearlake

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Title: The Essence of Darkness Author: Tom Clearlake Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Format: Kindle ARC No. of Pages: 447 Date of Publication: April 18, 2020 Description:  Five unexplained child disappearances have plagued the small town of St. Marys in the space of four months. All the elements indicate that these are abductions. FBI Special Agent Eliott Cooper is sent to investigate. Little by little, he uncovers facts that he can’t rationally explain. Soon, he finds that a dark and very ancient evil seems to have taken over the forests around the city. This is only the beginning of his investigation... My Thoughts:  I almost didn't complete this book as I found it extremely difficult to get into it until I was a little more than half way through. Honestly, I thought about putting this book down a number of times but since I had requested the book from Netgalley and it was granted to me, I felt an obligation to try to complete it.  I requested the book because of the synopsis