Well… it’s obvious I’m BIG on crazy twisty-turny books that shock the heck outta me. I like ’em “psych-thriller” (as it seems those are the ones I’ve been reviewing lately). But ANY book that leads me in a certain way to believe a certain “thing” (or to deduce it and anticipate it) only to SHOCK me right outta my expectations and/or comfort zone, well… I JUST LOVE that!
<— HOLY MOLY PURE FANTASTICNESS ALERT!!!!!!! OMG. You guys were NOT kidding when you told me to read it ASAP so I wouldn’t come across any spoilers and I could experience that jaw-dropping twist blindly. Actually… TWO jaw-dropping twists. I have not been this elated in AGES. Pure steamy book romance at it’s finest, with but then even better. BOOK CLEVERNESS!!!
R. Renee: My readers group is going ballistic over Perfect Strangers by J.T. Geissinger. Thinking of reading it next (whenever I start reading again).
I couldn’t help myself but jump right into this one after the authors sent it my way (squirreling from my two thrillers I had started) ’cause I kept hearing about a twist many didn’t see coming, and that’s just my catnip!!!! I CANNOT RESIST A JAW-DROPPING TWIST!!! And this one had it, in spades!!! SQUEEEE!!
Susan: I just finished Park Avenue Player by Penelope Ward. It was sooo good and had a twist I didn’t see coming. Oh my heart!! Such a great book 🤗🥰
<— Remember this one??? GASP!!!! I didn’t realize this was a series!! WE LOVED book #1 like crazy here (reminiscent of our old-school super-angsty romance with a jaw dropping twist), and I just realized that there are TWO more!!!! P.S. Here’s my review of book #1 (Cruel and Beautiful). IT IS A MUST READ!!!!
NOTE: While each one can be read as a standalone (each one focuses on a specific set of characters), the characters DO cross over. Many readers recommending reading in order so you can get to know the characters as the series progresses (and also – most importantly – so book #1 is not “spoiled” by the next book in the series).
Review by Johanne Pearl Couturier
The second book I read on vacation (well, it was the first book in fact but I did not give it 5 stars like I did for Final Girls by Riley Sager) was up to Mr. Coben’s standards, in my opinion at least. He is a very prolific author AND I love almost everything he writes. The minute I get into one of his stories, the mind movie starts. I forget who I am, where I am, that I even exist. From the first line, he sets the tone. By the end of the first page, I’m THERE. We are “God” who knows everything… particularly everything going on in Maya’s head…
Queeeeeeen of angsty, unputdownable duets has a new one going LIVE in just a few days!!! SQUEEEEE!! YAY US! I absolutely LOVE this author.
I’ve devoured a bunch of her books and I’m always hooked, and Theresa just told me this amazing news (plus it’s super-bargain priced right now!!)
Theresa: Her new duet is up for preordered. With a 3 day only bargain on first book due out 5/23
Maryse: SQUEEEEE!!!! I’m going to post it now. 😀 !!!!
Michelle E: Omg!! I’m reading the new Aly Martinez book and here I am thinking this book is so unusual for her writing style. Sure it’s angsty.. and hooked me from page one but it seemed sweet too and then WHAM…BAM twist I should have seen, but didn’t see at the 97% mark hit me like WHOA!! I threw my kindle with only a few pages left because I DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING… I’m pacing while typing this to you. I don’t know if I can read the rest. *spoiler* has to be wrong about our *spoiler* but now it’s out there and I can’t unsee it and it’s a cliffhanger.. so yeah I don’t know if I can finish.