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My Review of The Reappearance of Rachel Price by Holly Jackson

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​ Title: The Reappearance of Rachel Price  Author: Holly Jackson  Published: April 2,2024 Published by: Delacorte Press  Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult  Pages: 441 pages  Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Review:  Wow! What a wild journey! Those twists though are whiplash-worthy!  Rachel Price was last seen on security footage with her then-toddler Bel never to be seen again. Rachel's car was on the side of the road running with the heater on and Bel buckled in the back seat but no sign of Rachel. It's been sixteen years since the disappearance and Bel along with her family are working with a producer to do a documentary about the disappearance of Rachel Price.  Bel is having a hard time with the documentary because there is always speculation about her father. Upset she takes off and on the way home she finds her, she finds Rachel. Thinking she is seeing a ghost she runs home without looking back, and soon there is a knock on the door, and it's Rachel. Rachel is back.  Bel calls

My Review of The Lady He Lost by Faye Delacour

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​ Title: The Lady He Lost  Author: Faye Delacour  Expected Publication: April 2,2024  Publisher: Dreamscape Media Genre: Historical, Historical Romance, Romance  Pages: 336 pages  Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review:  I completely adored this!   Let's begin in the beginning Jane Bishop is an orphan, she's without a dowry and has already been through a couple of seasons without finding a match. She also is part of a two-woman partnership of a gambling club, she runs this club because she is trying to secure her financial future.  However, all of this becomes a tumble when her long-lost love returns to town.  Eli returns from the dead, well-pronounced dead years after being involved in a ship wreck. Now, Jane's cousin Cecily was engaged to Eli but when he was assumed dead she found another, even from the beginning Jane loved Eli. Since he was first engaged to Cecily, Jane tried to keep him at arm's length because Cecily and Jane have a very competitive streak between the two and Ja

My Review of Dead Dog Road by Diane N. Black

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​ Title: Dead Dog Road  Author: Diane N. Black Published: March 24,2024  Published by: Black Flower Press  Genre: Nonfiction, True Crime  Pages: 322 pages  Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Review:  This is a heartbreaking story, a devastating reality for many children.  There are agencies that many parents fear but for the ones that need the agencies the most they seem to fall through the cracks. When most people hear stories about children who are adopted from other countries, usually it is seen as an ultimate act of sacrifice for the person to spend money and to want to try to help children in other countries that are less fortunate. However, these three children were adopted from Russia and they were adopted by a sadistic woman. As soon as these children arrived home they spoke Russian and she slapped them in the face and told them never to speak Russian again. These were children and they did not have a choice to come and did not understand. Then when the boy tried to run away and hid under a hou

My Review of The Manicurist’s Daughter by Susan Lieu

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​ Title: The Manicurist’s Daughter  Author: Susan Lieu Published: March 12,2024 Published by: Celadon Books  Genre: Memoir/Nonfiction  Pages: 320 pages  Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating:  This book was amazing! It's very raw and emotional but worth every moment. I enjoy books such as this one because they give an unfiltered view into their life and what events shaped them into who they have become today!  Susan's mother was the center of everything when she was young. She came to America and sponsored other people so they could come into America and had them work in the successful nail salon she built from the ground up. However, Susan's mother tragically died from a botched tummy tuck when she was eleven. As any child would have Susan had lots of questions and she wanted to be able to grasp what happened to her mother and why. But, her family shut down any questions about the death of her mother, as if they just moved on and left the death in the past. While Susan struggled in more

My Review of Listen to the Lie by Amy Tintera

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​ Title: Listen for the Lie  Author: Amy Tintera  Published: March 5,2024 Publisher: Celadon Books Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense  Pages: 353 pages  Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review:  Wow! This is probably the best thriller that I have read this year! I was glued to the edge of my seat because I had to know who did it!!!  Lucy is in a tough spot one night her best friend is found murdered and to make things worse she is found covered in her blood and cannot remember anything about that night. When they did not have enough evidence to charge her with her friend's murder, the whole town firmly believed that she had killed Savvy and she had gotten away with murder. Knowing her whole hometown hated her she moved to another state and attempted to start a new life and leave the past behind her. That was until two things happened: One she had to return to her hometown for her grandmother's birthday and two there was a podcaster doing a podcast about Savvy's murder and was determined

My Review of Fairytale by Stephen King

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​ Title: Fairytale  Author: Stephen King  Published: June 6, 2023  Published by:  Scribner  Genre: Fantasy/ Horror  Pages: 624 pages  Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Review:  I wasn't expecting this to be as good as it was! I loved all the references to the psycho house and cujo but this book was good! It kinda felt like reading a tale from Grimm Fairytale books I loved it definitely worth the read! Charlie is like your average teen, he had a tough childhood with his mother passing away suddenly in an accident and his father was an alcoholic. He was walking down the road by the local "Psycho House" with the dog that was once described as "Cujo" when the dog, Radar, was barking trying to get his attention. That was the moment he met Mr. Bowditch and he called 911 for the man who fell off a ladder. While Mr. Bowditch was in the hospital Charlie took care of Radar and Mr. Bowditch's home and eventually became his caregiver when he came home. Then one day in class Mr. Bowdi

My Review of The Last Word by Gerri Lewis

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​ Title: The Last Word  Author: Gerri Lewis  Expected Publication: February 06, 2024 Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery  Pages: 304 pages  Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review:  This one was a good first installment of a series! I read a lot of cozy mysteries and this one was unique because the main character and sleuth is an obituary writer, which was pretty intriguing!  Our story starts with Winter when an elderly woman calls her and requests Winter to write her obituary before Friday however, at the time of making this request the woman was very alive! So when Winter goes to Mrs. Arlington's estate she finds her at the bottom of the stairs.  Winter is then in the middle of a murder investigation!  Winter then starts investigating because she does not trust one of the cops, Tom, because he is intent on creating a case against her trying to prove she murdered Mrs. Arlington! So with the twist and the turns she slowly starts unraveling all the secrets that were meant to