Finished ✔️Blair insisted on helping me make the announcement 🙃
The Last Time I Lied was so good! My favorites are when I think I know what’s going on and then when I turn the page everything I was thinking is thrown right out the window. That happened here! So many unseen twists, intriguing characters, and a smooth, fast pace— what more does a mystery thriller girl need??? A well earned ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me 🤓
I was not able finish this arc last year when I received it and even though this type of book is not really my thing I’m going to give it another go and see if I like it better this year! And I mean look at that #gorgeouscover 😎📖
You think you know who to trust? You think you know the difference between good and evil? You’re wrong... The body of the head teacher of an exclusive Devon school is found hanging from the rafters in the assembly hall.
Hours earlier he’d received a package, and only he could understand the silent message it conveyed. It meant the end.
As Exeter suffers a rising count of gruesome deaths, troubled DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles must solve the case and make their city safe again.
But as they’re drawn into a network of corruption, lies and exploitation, every step brings them closer to grim secrets hidden at the heart of their community.
And once they learn what’s motivating this killer, will they truly want to stop him?
SMART. GRIPPING. GRUESOME.
This is a psychological crime thriller in a class of its own.
There is nothing else that brings people together like sharing a good tale!
Does anyone know who wrote this brilliant short story…
’The last man on earth was alone in a room. There was a knock at the door.’
Happy #WorldStorytellingDay !
Tidak se epic "Get Out" #imo ... Fantasi Jordan pele bikin film ini sangat tidak terjangkau sama saya sebagai penghuni C53 😆 ini film tentang apa !!!!! Opening yang bikin yakin bakal horor,adegan pas doppelganger nya muncul bener2 yakin ini film bakal serem...... Dan setalah bagian itu berakhir ??????????? @£-£--££(!#(#:#:;@;@
Akting Lupita Nyong'O dan 2 Anak nya Epic
Scoring musik nya okeeee ngeeeets
Udah itu aja 👏👏👏👏*MasihMikir 😝 #USmovie#mysterythriller 3/5 ⭐⭐⭐
Book 8 of 2019: The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I'd say I love a mystery-thriller in the wintertime, but the truth is, I love them year-round. That said, the snowy setting of The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley makes it a perfect read for this time of year. The Hunting Party is the story of a group of college friends who get together in to celebrate New Years at a remote cabin in the Scottish Highlands. The book alternates perspectives and between the past and present, but one thing is clear from the beginning: somebody is dead, and somebody is a killer.
The atmosphere of The Hunting Party is amazing. It's this story of wealthy, dangerous people, which I love, and the isolated setting with the whodunit plot is such a fun classic that is seen so rarely these days, althoughI did love Shari Lapena's An Unwanted Guest last year. Because I loved that book, it was hard not to compare to Foley's, which I really enjoyed, but just not quite as much. The main difference was that even though Foley does a good job creating a diverse and intriguing cast of characters, I never connected to any of them which meant, I was curious about what happened but I didn't feel emotionally invested and I wasn't rooting for anyone in particular. There are also a few too many points-of-view for my preference. The outcome is a little predictable, but the journey is an engaging and enjoyable read. Overall, while The Hunting Party may not be my new favourite thriller, I'd certainly recommend it if you enjoy books in this style, and if the plot caught my attention I can see myself reaching for Foley's work again in the future.
*This book was provided by @harpercollinsca for review*
Two things inspired this photo & the ones that will follow in the next week. One, seeing all of the beautiful color coordinated book stacks that came out of @jennsbookvibes#jensrainbowchallenge . I was swamped with work & life, so while I didn’t participate I did get to enjoy seeing everyone’s amazing photos!
Two, I’ve spent a lot of time lately complaining about my dissertation taking over my life. I haven’t gotten to read as much ‘for fun’ stuff because most of my brain power is being funneled into research & writing.
Inspired by all of the rainbow book stacks I’d seen, I decided to make my own during some downtime yesterday. Something struck me as I gathered several of my red books—they were all. over. the. map. in terms of genre. As I gathered each color, I became overwhelming grateful that my job & education have allowed me to read so widely.
So these stacks are a celebration of all of the words, ideas, arguments, characters, observations, and plots I’ve had the privilege of reading over the years. If your reading life, like mine, has been shaped by forces in your life other than your personal preferences, share your stacks with #genrerainbow & tag me! I’d love to see them!
Here’s what in this scarlet stack: - Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough: a @BOTM thriller that definitely kept me guessing!
- Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld: a charming & insightful retelling of Pride & Prejudice set in modern-day Cincinnati. - From Chicaza to Chickasaw by Robbie Ethridge: an important historical work (written by an anthropologist) that looks at the ways in which the Native South changed in response to European contact & invasion.
- Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos: I haven’t actually read this one yes, but it’s story of a woman & girl becoming improbably friends in a coffee shop make it one I’m anxious to get through!
- Medalon by Jennifer Fallon: a well-written fantasy rife with political machinations & latent magical powers.
- The Intellectual Life by A.G. Sertillanges: an inspiring collection of thoughts & advice for those pursuing any vocation of the mind.
[@duttonbooks#partner ] One of my most highly anticipated reads of the year 😱📖
Did you read Final Girls by @riley.sager? it made my list for best horror of 2017! So, naturally I’m thrilled to have a second book from this author! 🎉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Are there any books you’re really looking forward to that are coming out soon?
Two Truths and a Lie. The girls played it all the time in their tiny cabin at Camp Nightingale. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and first-time camper Emma Davis, the youngest of the group. The games ended when Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of the cabin in the dead of night. The last she--or 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 New York art scene, Emma turns her past into paintings--massive canvases filled with dark leaves and gnarled branches that cover ghostly shapes in white dresses. The paintings catch the attention of Francesca Harris-White, the socialite and wealthy owner of Camp Nightingale. When Francesca implores her to return to the newly reopened camp as a painting instructor, Emma sees an opportunity to try to find out what really happened to her friends.
Yet it's immediately clear that all is not right at Camp Nightingale. Already haunted by memories from fifteen years ago, Emma discovers a security camera pointed directly at her cabin, mounting mistrust from Francesca and, most disturbing of all, cryptic clues Vivian left behind about the camp's twisted origins. As she digs deeper, Emma finds herself sorting through lies from the past while facing threats from both man and nature in the present.
And the closer she gets to the truth about Camp Nightingale, the more she realizes it may come at a deadly price.
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Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell is a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read for sure!
I honestly did not like the beginning. I was reading because people had said some great things about it but I wasn’t hooked. I found it slightly predictable and a little amateur. BUT then the last quarter of the book stole my heart and was more amazing than I could have ever imagined!!! 💗
How big is your tbr?
According to GR I have 225 books on my tbr. Surprisingly that’s the one shelf I rarely look at. It’s just too easy to add books to that one. My monthly tbrs are much more interesting to me, those are the books I either have already on my shelf, purchased or borrowed from the library.
What’s your process for picking your next book?
One of the books on my tbr is Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak. It’s been released on Dec 4th, and I received this copy for free from the author and hopefully can start reading it tomorrow. I’m at the moment so into thrillers/mysteries and romantic suspense novels that this book will fit me like a glove. I’ll add the synopsis to the section below.
. Besides the genre, I have loved and read almost all of Brenda Novak’s books. My favorite series is her Whiskey Creek series, and the one I would recommend to anyone is When Snow Falls (Whiskey Creek, #2 ). If you love BAD BOYS you must read Dylan Amos. He will make you swoon. No, honestly, it’s a five star read for me, and I have read it countless times since I found it in 2013.
It’s already December 5th and still no LUNA 😭!!!
Featured 📘 : Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak.
Currently 📖 : The Ex Effect by Karla Sorensen
Currently 🎧 : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3 ) .