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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

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

The Photographer by Mary Dixie Carter Narrated by Mary Dixie Carter

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Title: The Photographer Author: Mary Dixie Carter Narrator: Mary Dixie Carter Genre: General Fiction Format: Audiobook Listening Length:  8 hours 47 minutes Date of Publication: May 25, 2021 Description:   When perfect images... As a photographer, Delta Dawn observes the seemingly perfect lives of New York City’s elite: snapping photos of their children’s birthday parties, transforming images of stiff hugs and tearstained faces into visions of pure joy, and creating moments these parents long for. ...are made of beautiful lies... But when Delta is hired for Natalie Straub’s 11th birthday, she finds herself wishing she wasn’t behind the lens but a part of the scene - in the Straub family’s gorgeous home and elegant life. ...the truth will be exposed. That’s when Delta puts her plan in place, by babysitting for Natalie; befriending her mother, Amelia; finding chances to listen to her father, Fritz. Soon she’s bathing in the master bathtub, drinking their expensive wine, and eyeing the be

Bitterroot Lake by Alicia Beckman Narrated by Linda Jones

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Title: Bitterroot Lake Author: Alicia Beckman Narrator: Linda Jones Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Format: Audiobook Listening length: 9 hours 6 minutes Date of Publication: April 13, 2021 Description:  When four women separated by tragedy reunite at a lakeside Montana lodge, murder forces them to confront everything they thought they knew about the terrifying accident that tore them apart, in Agatha Award-winning author Alicia Beckman's suspense debut Twenty-five years ago, during a celebratory weekend at historic Whitetail Lodge, Sarah McCaskill had a vision. A dream. A nightmare. When a young man was killed, Sarah's guilt over having ignored the warning in her dreams devastated her. Her friendships with her closest friends, and her sister, fell apart as she worked to build a new life in a new city. But she never stopped loving Whitetail Lodge on the shores of Bitterroot Lake. Now that she's a young widow, her mother urges her to return to the lodge for healing. But wh

Heartsick (Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell, #1) by Chelsea Cain Narrated by Carolyn McCormick

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Title: Heartsick Author: Chelsea Cain Narrator:  Carolyn McCormick Series: Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell Genre: Mystery Thriller Format: Audiobook Listening length: 11 hours 1 minute Date of Publication: August 9, 2007 Description:  Damaged Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent ten years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful serial killer, but in the end she was the one who caught him. Two years ago, Gretchen kidnapped Archie and tortured him for ten days, but instead of killing him, she mysteriously decided to let him go. She turned herself in, and now Gretchen has been locked away for the rest of her life, while Archie is in a prison of another kind---addicted to pain pills, unable to return to his old life, powerless to get those ten horrific days off his mind. Archie's a different person, his estranged wife says, and he knows she's right. He continues to visit Gretchen in prison once a week, saying that only he can get her to confess as to the whereabouts of more