My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing: The unbearable “thrill” of a good marriage

I agree because I love this book so much!

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mylovelyMy Lovely Wife is Samantha Downing’s debut novel, and it’s really difficult to believe it’s a debut because it’s damn good! The dysfunctional, nontraditional love story between the couple in this book was such a different and refreshing read.

This book has the BEST ever start I have read in a thriller. Kicking you hard in the start, awaking you(well I was reading this in the bed) the story introduces us the model family, a happily married couple, Millicent and her husband (his real name is never revealed if I didn’t miss it), and their 2 teenager kids. Millicent is a devoted wife, with a controlling authority, and as her husband starts telling us more about her and their life, we kind of sense, jeez, something is going on!

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For a while I was literally like this woman in the picture, holding the book tight, trying to get what the…

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I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney

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Bleep Bleep! Sassy thriller lover alert! I am so picky when it comes to liking thrillers, I know- but this time it’s a huge me likey from me.

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Short take: I love my thrillers when I don’t need to spend any effort to “get into” the story, it just picks me up to a roller coaster ride and this book was SO like that.  It was a bit on the “unrealistic” side at times but it was OK for me as overall it was good fun and in the mystery/thriller genre it’s the perfect book. If you’re a huge thriller lover like me and want a book to cut you out from the world, a couple of hours, then this is it!

21b090aa-b262-4b00-876a-cea118716a84Aimee’s husband goes missing, and things are really off between them. Then bang! Someone empties Aimee’s bank account- she goes to the bank and they say “oh honey…

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Every vow you break by Peter Swanson

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I love Peter Swanson’s work. He has written some amazing psychological thrillers likeThe Kind Worth KillingandBefore She Knew Him. I also enjoyedEight Perfect Murders, which felt like a homage to the greatest mystery writers.

In this book, he writes about Abigail, who is engaged to a wealthy man. On her bachelorette party, she has a one night stand with a stranger. They didn’t even share the real name. When the stranger shows up at her hometown, trying to get in touch with her, she freaks out. Later when she goes to a honeymoon on an island with her husband, the stranger shows up there too.What happens next forms the plot.

I could tell, he has changed his pattern on Every Vow You Break, this felt more like a fast paced survivor story than a phycological thriller. This book reminded me a bit ofMark…

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The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

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“In the mirror, she’d seen more than her face. She’d seen the girl she’d been before all of this. A dreamer, a believer. Someone who would go places. How had she forgotten all of that?”

Set in the darkest period of the great depression, the dust bowl era, The Four Winds tells us the story of Elsa.

Elsa, born as a sick child in a wealthy family was never loved. Her family has always made her feel so unworthy. Inspired the books she read, she yearns to get out and chase her dreams. Then, she meets Rafe Martinelli an italian man who is so charming. When she gets pregnant with his child, her family disowns her and she is married into this new unknown family. With time, Elsa has carved out a piece of paradise for herself– a loving family, a land to farm and be proud of, and a…

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Book Review: The Dry ( Aaron Falk #1) by Jane Harper

I totally loved this book!

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The Dry ( Aaron Falk #1) by Jane Harper

Set in Kiewarra, Australia ” The Dry” by Jane Harper presents triple murder and small town Dynamics in the right proportion.

Aaron Falk returns to his hometown 20 years later to attend his friends funeral. His friend, Luke Hadler allegedly killed himself after killing his wife and his six year old son leaving only baby Charlotte alive.

As soon as Aaron enters his hometown, he realizes he is not welcome here. 20 years ago, Aaron was a suspect in the murder of a teenager Ellie Deacon and he was let go as Luke gave him an Alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back…

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2017 wrap up – Part 1

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Favorites of 2017:

As 2017 is coming to an end, I would like to share my favorite books this year. I had a great year in terms of reading. I set a goal of 25 books and I exceeded it by a lot!

Okay! Here it goes. My favorite reads of 2017 (so far!!). They are not in any particular order but I have left short description about each one (not necessarily the summary of the book) and I encourage you to pick the one that suits you the most.

  1. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – This is the best fiction of 2017 according to good reads. Little fires everywhere, like the title suggests is about crackling fires and intricate burns that happens amidst relationships. This is a slow-moving character portrait filled with complex family dynamics and small-town politics. Little Fires everywhere is a great example of how small…

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Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

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Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is definitely one of my favorite reads of 2021. A well written thriller. It has unreliable characters, multiple povs , creepy and has a lot of twists. In my opinion, its Alice Feeney’s best so far.

Adam and Amelia win a free weekend getaway to Scotland. They move away from civilization to a remote chapel that looks extremely creepy. Right from the start, you see the couples dynamics and its a trip that might make or break their marriage. Strange things start happening at the chapel and they realize, they have been invited here for a reason.

There are multiple layers to this novel. Adam’s face blindness, his writing career, power struggles in marriage, and the letter Adam’s wife writes every anniversary ( that she does not let him read). All these layers are slowly unraveled throughout this book in a right order, at the right…

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The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

I loved it

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Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book was highly entertaining. The night swim is a perfect blend of courtroom drama and a mystery. This book is layered, well researched and it has great characters.

Rachel, a star podcaster is in Neapolis, to cover a rape trial for her third season. On her way, she receives mysterious letters from a fan named Hannah, asking her to look into her sister Jenny’s death.

Though initially skeptical, Rachel is drawn by those letters and starts looking into Jenny’s death, which was closed as accidental drowning . As she starts asking questions , she finds something is extremely wrong with Jenny’s death.

With chapters alternating between Rachel’s narrative , Hannah’s letters and the podcast , Megan Goldin makes this a compelling read. Between Jenny’s mystery and the rape trial, there is lot going on in the book and I felt it was blended in perfect proportion.

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Every last fear by Alex Finlay

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You have two choices when you are confronted with your every last fear : Give up or fight like hell.

I loved this one. Every last fear is about a family who believe that their son is wrongfully convicted of a crime and their quest for justice.

Danny pine, is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of his teenage girlfriend Charlotte – was the subject of true crime documentary suggesting that he was wrongfully convicted.

When the Pine family went on a vacation to Mexico , all except Matt Pine, a NYU film student , were killed in a gas leak accident. Is it really an accident? Or their death is related to his brothers case ?

Told on multiple perspectives of the family members and the detective who investigates the case, this story goes back and forth between the timelines.Alex Finlay with his Clever plot, keeps the…

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