Friday, November 3, 2023

Book Review: Run for your life by James patterson

Run for Your Life (Michael Bennett, #2)Run for Your Life by James Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the Michael Bennett series.

in the middle of a hostage negotiation as he struggles to resolve the situation before it goes tactical, that is, to SWAT to resolve.

Shortly thereafter we're thrust into the machinations of a mysterious character who seems to have a hatred for many inhabitants of New York, the rude, the self involved, the selfish - shortly therein he commences a plan, a plan of killing said people. Initially it seems random but as Bennett investigates the motivations and meaning behind the killings becomes more clear.

All the while Bennett has his ten kids we met in the prior novel, only this time round rather than introductions we find they've been struck down with a 'flu that's passing around the city, enter ten projectile vomiting children. ( Having 5 children of myself, i wanted to laugh and cry at this part of the story) As a parent we all know how it feels to be up to our ears in vomit from the flu.... not a fun time especially when you are trying to catch a killer.

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Thursday, November 2, 2023

Book reivew: One of us is next by Karen McManus

One of Us Is Next (One of Us Is Lying, #2)One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well I guess you could say i am on a Karen McManus kick this year....... but what can i say...when you find something you like...why change it....

I was super excited to read the second book in this series!

Bayview is one messed up place. I will just state the obvious right here and now. You would think that after the events of "One of Us is Lying" and the death of Simon......there would be more active security measures, the blocking of chats, etc. But instead, we get the worst game of Truth or Dare.

I honestly couldnt wait for the next text to see who was next, what secret was going to be unleashed... I thought i knew who it was then i was wrong...... i was literally spinning trying to figure out who the new "simon" was.

I honestly enjoyed the relationship that grew between Maeve and Luis Santos . It was cute and gave you just enough to still want to know and read more.

Every chapter leaves you with a cliff hanger and you it just leaves you hungry for more.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Book Review: The Cousins By Karen McManus

The CousinsThe Cousins by Karen M. McManus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Of course I had to read another one from the Queen Karen McManus.

This one is by far my favorite. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time and was always so sad when i had to put it down.

This book alternates between the past and present, as well as between several POVs. Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins. They hardly know each other, but they're united by family mysteries and drama. Twenty-four years ago, wealthy Mildred Story shocked everyone by suddenly disinheriting all four of her children. The only explanation she gave was a letter sent through her lawyer that said "You know what you did." Mildred has refused to have any contact with her children since then, and she's certainly never contacted her grandchildren.

Until now. Out of the blue, Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah have been invited to spend the summer working at one of Mildred's properties, the Gull Cove Resort. None of them particularly want to go there, but their parents, hopeful that Mildred might be softening in her old age, don't give them much of a choice.

The Story family has more secrets than any of the cousins ever realized, and Gull Cove Resort is going to give them an opportunity to find them all out.

To be honest i wasnt a big fan of the character Jonah

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Book Review: Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo

Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder, #1)Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book caught my attention because i live around the Amish community. A book about murder, rape, mystery, amish.... sign me up.

This book is about an ex amish girl name Kate Burkholder. She is now the police chief in Painters Mill, OH. She makes a great chief since there is a big Amish community and she speaks Pennsylvanian Dutch. Sixteen years ago,a series of murder shattered the peaceful farming community. Kate survived the Slaughterhouse killer.

She now has as to stop a vicious killer in this book that may be a copycat or a killer that murdered several women 16 years ago. However, she has personal reasons for believing that it has to be another killer. It doesn't get easier for her when her role as police chief is getting questioned as more people are killed while she is trying to figure out who the killer is. Some local people just don't think she is trying hard enough.

I really enjoyed this book and couldnt put it down. I cant wait to plow through the rest of the books in this series.

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Monday, October 30, 2023

Book Review: Nothing More to Tell by Karen McManus

Nothing More to TellNothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Again another stand alone from the queen Ms. McManus. I really have been enjoying her books.

A stupid mistake may have cost Brynn the future in journalism that she'd planned. In an effort to make up for it, she's become an intern with Motive, a true-crime show. She's hopeful that they'll use her idea for a show, investigating the murder of Mr. Larkin, her favorite teacher at Saint Ambrose.

Four years ago, three Saint Ambrose students, Tripp, Charlotte, and Shane, found Mr. Larkin's body in the woods behind their school. Around the time of the murder, Mr. Larkin was looking into the theft of some money. After his death, the envelope of money was discovered in Charlotte's locker. The fingerprints of Shane, the boy Charlotte had a huge crush on, were found on the rock that killed Mr. Larkin. Things weren't looking good for them, especially Shane, except Tripp's account of events matched theirs. Tripp wasn't a friend of the two other kids at the time, so what motive would he have had to lie?

Brynn is convinced that there's more to the story than the three of them ever shared, and now that she's back at Saint Ambrose she's determined to find out the truth.

I couldn't put this book down and had my headphones in the whole time i was cleaning my house and making dinner.

So good!

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Sunday, October 29, 2023

Book Review: You'll Be The Death of Me By Karen McManus

You'll Be the Death of MeYou'll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read this book because I loved One of Us is Lying and also love love love Karen McManus.

* I am a little upset this is a standalone..... Like honestly how is this a standalone... I wanted more..

Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close friends due to the Greatest Day Ever, a time when they all skipped school together and had an amazing day. They've since drifted apart, and they're now all in high school and mostly hang out with different people. But the Greatest Day Ever still ties them together, so when Ivy is faced with coming to school after a humiliating senior-year class president election loss to Brian "Boney" Mahoney, she easily agrees when Cal suggests that the three of them skip school together like old times.

Unfortunately, the Greatest Day Ever isn't exactly something that can easily be replicated. Things go from vaguely disappointing to horrible when the three of them spot Boney (who should be at school, delivering his acceptance speech), follow him into an abandoned building, and then discover his body. For various reasons, none of them want to be around when the police arrive, but the end result is that Ivy becomes the prime suspect in Boney's murder. Finding out what really happened will involve digging into all of their secrets and getting to know the people they've become since they drifted apart.

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Saturday, October 28, 2023

Book Review: Step On A Crack By James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

Step on a Crack (Michael Bennett, #1)Step on a Crack by James Patterson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Step On A Crack was my first book in the Michael Bennett series, and I found it quite engaging. A detective with the NYPD, Michael is caught up in a horrendous hostage situation while struggling to support his dying wife, Maeve, and take care of his ten children. The plot and the characters were complicated and exciting.

I was not really a fan of the ending

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