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This Is Not Over: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062456830
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 17th, 2017


  In an age of "Don't call me; text me!" there's bound to be miscommunication. And bullying.

Holly grew up in Southern California. Her parents weren't rich, she grew up poor. Holly's parents weren't parents at all. 30 years old, married, better off, what more could she want.

Miranda, 50's, husband who's a Doctor, beachfront property in California, a stable marriage, picture perfect life, what more could she want.

This Is Not Over is so much more than the $200 deposit. It shows what people will go through to protect what's theirs, even if they're wrong.

Half a Heart Cover Image
ISBN: 9781503954663
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Published: Lake Union Publishing - March 13th, 2018

****4 stars

Nine year old Logan is being physically and emotionally abused. Neglected by his alcoholic father Robert, he's scared of his next beating. Logan hides in the back of a moving truck. 

Unbeknownst to Logan, he ends up in Wisconsin. Hours away from Chicago. After finding himself a creek and treehouse nearby, his main focus is to survive. When a bad storm hits, he has no choice but to take cover in Joanne's backyard.

Knowing Robert isn't looking for him, his maternal grandmother Nancy is on the search. Three years have passed since she has last seen him. With Robert moving all the time, Nancy has no clue where to start.

The story was a bit predictable, but still a good story of good winning over evil. The characters were well thought out. Be prepared to fall in love with Logan.

Believe Me: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524799342
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Published: Ballantine Books - July 23rd, 2019

*****5 stars

JP Delaney did an outstanding job with his latest novel Believe Me. I was hooked from the first page and could not put it down.

Claire is a struggling actress trying to make it big in New York. Without a Green Card, she has trouble get and keeping jobs. She works for a divorce firm, who hires her to be a decoy to catch cheating husbands. When the wife of a target is brutally murdered, Claire finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation.

I do not want to give too much away because, believe me, you want to be surprised in all the right places. It's a psychological thriller that kept me guessing til the end.

Abandoned: A Novel (Max Revere Novels #5) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250164490
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 24th, 2019

***3 stars

New York, Cold Case Investigator reporter Maxine Revere finally decides to take on a very personal case. A case of her missing mother, Martha Revere some 16 years ago. Max has to find out why? Why was she abandoned with her grandparents who she never met at age 9? Why her abandoned car in the small town? With only a few clues, she's set out to find out what truly happened to Martha and why?

I loved Max! Max is the type of person every girl wants to be. She's a smart, strong / headstrong, charasmatic individual who lives life to the fullest. With twists I did not see coming, I would definitely recommend this book. This was my first time reading a book by Allison Brennan, and will not be my last.