Expected publication: January 8th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press Rating: 4*
The ad she discovered was too good to pass up. Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed. So good that Jessica Farris decided to apply knowing that the girl it was intended for wasn’t going to show up. Jess would go and take the chance of applying herself
Thinking that the psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, would just be answering a few questions for to her simply collect a windfall of money, Jess thought , “a piece of cake”! Answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive she was offered more money and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding. After numerous scenario’s the doctor put her in Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what was real, and what was manipulative by the doctor. Caught in a web of deceit, jealousy, and betrayal Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly and betrayals could shred one’s heart!
*** This was an intense read – and for the longest while I wasn’t sure of what seemed to be going on as to who was the good or bad person of the piece. Unfortunately, clarity can come too late before the lessons learned have already decimated what happiness you discovered before your life blows apart. An intriguing read.
Looking for a dark psychological read with twisted characters, then you should definitely pick this one up! It was a bit difficult to wrap my head around the swapping around of families who seemed to have nothing to do with one another but wow, the connection was pretty amazing.
Clara has been in 7th heaven that she had seemed to catch the best looking guy at work – and they were even living together!But then Luke, didn’t come home one night and seemed to disappear, most folks assumed he dumped her. But Clara knew more than anyone else – Luke had a stalker!
There were complications in Luke’s family – Luke’s older sister, Emily who had vanished twenty years earlier, suddenly contacts Clara but doesn’t want Clara to tell anyone of her existence, or she’ll disappear again. Emily wants to help Clara find Luke, but won’t tell Clara why she disappeared 20 years earlier, leaving Clara to wonder what Emily’s end game seems to be.
There are a lot of questions you’ll be thinking of when you read this.The biggest one is what really happened 20 years ago and why is no one discussing what happened, including Luke’s brother Tom who seems very angry with everyone.
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 321 pagesPublished October 9th 2018
Never fear if you are looking for a great “who done it” with unspeakable and brutal crimes by psychopaths – Mary Burton is sure to fulfill all those needs.Not only that but you’ll have terrific characters who are fleshed out admirably and in some instances with their motivation built right into the dynamics of the story.However, you probably will not figure out the bad guy until very close to the end.
What sets this one apart is the mystery of the twin sisters who were separated at birth.As a medical examiner Faith isreunited only to realize that her identical twin sister might never live to know who she is.Faith McIntyre knew she had been adopted but her sister, FBI Agent Macy Crow, the victim of a hit and run, might not live to be introduced.Macy had stumbled into a discovery that put her into the cross hairs of someone who wasn’t ready for the world to know of their crimes.
Paperback, 452 pages Published June 28th 2018 by Avon
One thing for sure, this book had a twist ending I hadn’t seen coming.Yes, right from the start you see that the lead character Emily has issues – rather big issues to begin with.Her self esteem is in the cellar and she is paranoid beyond belief.Seeing another woman killed right before her eyes was indeed traumatizing, and Emily took that moment and it started to define her life.
Researching and discovering all she could of Rose – the woman who had died instead of her – Emily was moved by the life she had led, the beautiful home, gorgeous husband who seemed to idolize her,the numerous friends she had, her perfect gorgeous son, and even the co-workers who loved her.It was a life Emily coveted.
First Emily landed Rose’s old job, and then she worked her way into becoming Rose’s husband’s friend and confidante.But soon Emily came to understand that the perfect life she thought Rose had was not as perfect as it seemed to be.
High suspense, and some very dark scenarios to keep you on the edge.Great read!
For a debut novel THE OTHER WOMAN had a twist to it I never saw coming!Thinking about it did I have my own idea on how it could have played out, well yes – but I was not the author and because of that I still think it was extremely good.
Emily thinks Adam is perfect; so perfect that she couldn’t imagine why he took notice of her.Basically she just kept waiting for the other shoe to drop because her self esteem couldn’t comprehend that this ever so handsome dude was paying so much attention to her.What Emily never suspected was that in the back ground there was a sinister‘ other woman’who was not about to let Emily come between her and her son!
From the moment Emily met “Pammie”the mother, she sensed that this woman had a very deep bond with her son and knew that in spite of Pammie’s kind words, there was a sense of knowing that they were only spoken, but not felt.Unfortunately, Adam wouldn’t believe that his mother had any ulterior motives towards Emily after he had asked her to marry him. Emily knew better but couldn’t speak a bad word against Pammie and had to walk on eggshellsto see Adam happy.
You’ll be sitting on the edge of your seat thru this one from beginning until the end.Great psychological thriller casting a tensedysfunctional relationship between Emily, her fiancé Adam and his twisted mother Pammie. Hold onto your seat – you won’t see the twist when it hits you like a bolt of lightening!