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The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan - Excerpt, Review, Q&A

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The Wrong Victim : A Novel  Allison Brennan On Sale Date: April 26, 2022 9780778312307 Hardcover $26.99 USD 464 pages I am super excited to be part of the Harlequin Book/MIRA Books blog tour for Alison Brennan's newest book The Wrong Victim, which released on April 26, 2022. Book Summary A bomb explodes on a sunset charter cruise out of Friday Harbor at the height of tourist season and kills everyone on board. Now this fishing and boating community is in shock and asking who would commit such a heinous crime—the largest act of mass murder in the history of the San Juan Islands. Was the explosion an act of domestic terrorism, or was one of the dead the primary target? That is the first question Special Agent Matt Costa, Detective Kara Quinn, and the rest of the FBI team need to answer, but they have few clues and no witnesses. Accused of putting profits before people after leaking fuel endangered an environmentally sensitive preserve, the West End Charter company may itself have bee

September Wrap-Up

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September Reviews The Adventures of Rembrandt the Tuxedo Cat Helps Callie, the Calico Cat, Find Her Meow by Marsha Walk Carroll (Release date: Oct. 6, 2020) Review preview:   This is my first children's book that I have picked up from Netgalley for a review. I thought it would be a nice way to get some books that my 10 month old son might like as well as a way to share my thoughts on the book with other parents (hopefully). I chose this book for a few reasons, first its about a tuxedo cat. My family has 4 cats, none of which are a Tuxedo cat but I had one as I was growing up. Secondly, its about cats and we love cats. Thirdly, it had pictures which I thought would be nice for my son... Rating is 3 out of 5. Check out the full review here . Publication date is October 6, 2020.  I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll  Review preview: Alice is a journalist for a small local country paper in England. When she answers the phone at work on a Wednesday she is shocked by the callers threa

The Wicked Hour (Natalie Lockhart, #2) by Alice Blanchard - Publishing date December 1, 2020

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Title: The Wicked Hour Author: Alice  Blanchard Series: Natalie Lockhart Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Psychological Thriller Format: Kindle ARC No. of Pages: 304   Date of Publication: December 1, 2020 Description:  The day after Burning Lake’s notorious, debauched Halloween celebration, Detective Natalie Lockhart uncovers a heartbreaking scene―a young woman, dead and lying in a dumpster. There’s no clue to who she is, save for a mystifying tattoo on her arm, and a callus underneath her chin. She’s not from around here. No one knows who she is. As Natalie retraces the young woman’s steps leading up to her death, she uncovers a deeper, darker horror―a string of murders and disappearances, seemingly unconnected, that may have ties to each other―and explain the abrupt disappearance of her best friend years ago. As she digs deeper within the mind of the hunter, Natalie finds a darkness she could never have imagined. And as she draws closer to the truth, the killer is weaving a trap for her t

Don't Be a Victim: Fighting Back Against America's Crime Wave By Nancy Grace with John Hassan

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Title:  Don't Be a Victim: Fighting Back Against America's Crime Wave Author:  Nancy Grace with John Hassan Genre: Self-help, non-fiction Format: Kindle ARC No. of Pages: 384 Date of Publication: September 22, 2020 Description:  Discover gripping true crime stories and the surprising tools you need to keep you and your family safe -- from iconic legal commentator, TV journalist, and  New York Times  bestselling author Nancy Grace.   Nancy Grace wasn't always the iconic legal commentator we know today. One moment changed her entire future forever: her fiancĂ© Keith was murdered just before their wedding. Driven to deliver justice for other crime victims, Nancy became a felony prosecutor and for a decade, put the "bad guys" behind bars in inner-city Atlanta.   Now, with a new and potentially life-saving book, Nancy puts her crime-fighting expertise to work to empower you stay safe in the face of daily dangers. Packed with practical advice and invaluable prevention ti

The Look-Alike by Erica Spindler

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Title: The Look-Alike Author: Erica Spindler Genre: Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Format: Hardcover No. of Pages: 311 Date of Publication: January 28, 2020 Description:  Sienna Scott grew up in the dark shadow of her mother’s paranoid delusions. Now, she's returned home to confront her past and the unsolved murder that altered the course of her life. In her mother’s shuttered house, an old fear that has haunted Sienna for years rears its ugly head —that it was she who had been the killer’s target that night. And now, with it, a new fear—that the killer not only intended to remedy his past mistake—he’s already begun. But are these fears any different from the ones that torment her mother? As the walls close in, the line between truth and lie, reality and delusion disintegrate. Has Sienna’s worst nightmare come true? Or will she unmask a killer and finally prove she may be her mother’s look-alike, but she’s not her clone? My Thoughts: I was drawn to this book for a number of

I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll

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Title: I Will Make You Pay Author: Teresa Driscoll Genre: Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Format: Kindle No. of Pages: 317 Date of Publication: October 10, 2019 Description:  Every Wednesday, like clockwork, the terror returns. It seems like an ordinary Wednesday, until the phone rings. A mysterious caller with a chilling threat. Journalist Alice Henderson hangs up, ready to dismiss it as a hoax against the newspaper. But the next Wednesday, the stalker makes another move—and it becomes clear that this is all about Alice. Someone wants her to suffer, but for what? Her articles have made her a popular local champion—could it be her past rather than her work that’s put her life in danger? Alice is determined not to give in to fear, but with the police investigation at a dead end, her boyfriend insists on hiring private investigator Matthew Hill. With every passing Wednesday the warnings escalate, until it’s not only Alice but also her family in the stalker’s sights. As her tormentor cl

The Adventures of Rembrandt the Tuxedo Cat Helps Callie, the Calico Cat, Find Her Meow by Marsha Walk Carroll (Release date: Oct. 6, 2020)

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Title: The Adventures of Rembrandt the Tuxedo Cat Helps Callie, the Callico Cat, Find Her Meow Author: Marsha Walk Carroll Genre: Children's book Format: Kindle ARC No. of Pages: 32  Date of Publication: October 6, 2020 Description:   Rembrandt, affectionately known as Remy, is well loved and lives with his Purr-ents and his big brother, Leo, the Tabby Cat. In this inaugural story book of Rembrandt, the Tuxedo Cat, Remy comes upon an unfamiliar calico cat who has shyly seated herself on the bench in his backyard. A great mystery has presented itself with the quiet little calico cat. As Remy strikes up a conversation, the little calico cat has no meow. Remy and Callie, as he calls her, go on a quest to help her find her meow. They search his back yard and the woods behind his house. Will they find Callie’s meow? And if so, where will they find it? My Thoughts:  This is my first children's book that I have picked up from Netgalley for a review. I thought it would be a nice way to