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Sleepless

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


Synopsis: 

It’s been years since Nadja was convicted of a cruel crime. After her release from prison, she’s wanted nothing more than to live a normal life. But then a murder occurs and a remote house in the woods becomes the scene of a bizarre game – because Nadja’s past makes her the perfect victim. And the perfect murderer…


Review:   

1. Patience Is A Virtue

I wouldn’t describe this book as a slow burner but it does require a substantial amount of patience, especially at the beginning when nothing seems to connect, making it a tad hard to follow the different storylines. Fortunately, the intricate plot gets clearer along the way as the author keeps feeding us, slowly but surely, bits and pieces of her cleverly-done-puzzle.

2. Let’s Talk About The Characters

It takes talent to make the reader care about unlikeable characters and the author manages to do just that.

3. Gives Me the Creeps

This is a very dark and twisted psychological thriller with a bunch of vicious characters so needless to say, it’s not for the faint-hearted.

4. Those Twisty-Twists

There is an avalanche of twists and turns in this book, to the point where, on multiple occasions throughout this chilling reading journey, I had to stop and think about what I had just read; it was fun!

5. The Final Verdict

This is a very well-written thriller, creepy and intricate and full of twists and turns that will leave your head spinning, only if you have the patience to get through the first chapters; so read at your own risk 😉

I would like to thank the Publishers, NetGalley, and the Author for sending me a copy of this book.

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Author Bio

Romy Hausmann,  was born in the former GDR in 1981. At the age of twenty-four she became chief editor at a film production company in Munich. Since the birth of her son, Romy has been working as a freelancer in TV. DEAR CHILD is her thriller debut, and her second mind-bending thriller SLEEPLESS publishes in 2021. She lives with her family in a remote house in the woods near Stuttgart.

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The Wife Upstairs

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ 


Synopsis: 

Meet Jane. Newly arrived to Birmingham, Alabama, Jane is a broke dog-walker in Thornfield Estates––a gated community full of McMansions, shiny SUVs, and bored housewives. The kind of place where no one will notice if Jane lifts the discarded tchotchkes and jewelry off the side tables of her well-heeled clients. Where no one will think to ask if Jane is her real name.

But her luck changes when she meets Eddie Rochester. Recently widowed, Eddie is Thornfield Estates’ most mysterious resident. His wife, Bea, drowned in a boating accident with her best friend, their bodies lost to the deep. Jane can’t help but see an opportunity in Eddie––not only is he rich, brooding, and handsome, he could also offer her the kind of protection she’s always yearned for.

Yet as Jane and Eddie fall for each other, Jane is increasingly haunted by the legend of Bea, an ambitious beauty with a rags-to-riches origin story, who launched a wildly successful southern lifestyle brand. How can she, plain Jane, ever measure up? And can she win Eddie’s heart before her past––or his––catches up to her?

With delicious suspense, incisive wit, and a fresh, feminist sensibility, The Wife Upstairs flips the script on a timeless tale of forbidden romance, ill-advised attraction, and a wife who just won’t stay buried. In this vivid reimagining of one of literature’s most twisted love triangles, which Mrs. Rochester will get her happy ending?


Review:   

1. The Hype is Real

I know this book is hyped for a reason and I know I’m in the minority here and I get it, I get why this book is hitting the mark for so many readers, but these are my reasons why it completely missed it for me…

2. Make me Believe 

Neither the characters nor their actions are believable and usually, I’m ok with this to a certain extent, especially if the book has other qualities to redeem it; this was not the case in this one.

3. Surprise Me

When I pick up a thriller, I look forward to a thrilling ride with twist and turns that keep me on my toes. The main twist of this book is crystal clear from the very beginning and it sets the scene for a series of predictably underwhelming twists.

4. Ridiculous

You know what’s worse than predictable twists? A ridiculous ending and this book managed to have both!

5. The Final Verdict

Not my cup of tea but it’s so many readers’ cup of coffee and as I said before, I get it!

I would like to thank the Publishers, NetGalley, and the Author for sending me a copy of this book.

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The Last Time I Lied

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


Synopsis: 

12 hours, 13 minutes
Fifteen years ago, summer camper Emma Davis watched sleepily as her three cabin mates snuck out of their cabin in the dead of night. The last she–and anyone–saw of them was Vivian closing the cabin door behind her, hushing Emma with a finger pressed to her lips.

Now a rising star in the NYC art scene, Emma turns her past into paintings.. They catch the attention of Francesca Harris-White, the socialite and wealthy owner of the very same Camp Nightingale–and when Francesca implores Emma to return to the camp as a painting counselor, Emma sees an opportunity to find closure and move on.

Yet, it is immediately clear that all is not right at Camp Nightingale. Already haunted by surfacing memories, Emma is suddenly plagued by a security camera pointed directly at her cabin, mounting mistrust from Francesca, and, most disturbing of all, cryptic clues Vivian apparently left behind about the camp’s twisted origins. And as history begins to repeat itself and three girls go missing again, Emma must face threats from both man and nature in order to uncover all the buried secrets–including what really happened all those years ago.


Review:   

1. The Front Page

A brilliant psychological thriller, bringing mental-illness and revenge to the front-page!

Sometimes the only way out is through.

2. Lies & Uncomfortable Truths 

The story dragged on a bit at the beginning but then quickly picked up speed as it headed downhill where everything unravelled in a series of enticing lies and uncomfortable truths.

You could learn more about a person from their lies than their truths.

3. Trust? What is that? 

Who’s telling the truth? And who’s covering their tracks with a  cloak of lies? Can anyone be trusted?

4. Well-Thought-Out

I absolutely loved the writing, the multi-layered characters as well as the density of the well-thought-out plot.

Sometimes a lie is more than just a lie. Sometimes it’s the only way to win.

5. The Final Verdict

I’d definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for an utterly engrossing read.

I would like to thank the Publishers, NetGalley, and the Author for sending me a copy of this book.

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