Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Poison by Galt Niederhoffer

A whirlwind romance opposed by her mother, a marriage made in heaven, and a move across the country.  Was the move part of Ryan’s plan to have no family around for Cass?

A second chance with a man that she never dreamed would come into her life after her husband died was what Cass needed, and Ryan fit the bill.

Everything was perfect wasn't it? A perfect marriage, three perfect kids, and a loving relationship until..…

The Connor family looked perfect on the outside, but the Connors were not perfect at all.  Ryan and Cass started out as the dream couple until Ryan showed his true colors of physical as well as psychological abuse.  When Cass would confront him with things that happened, he would turn it around and make her feel as if she were the guilty party.

Ryan went from the perfect loving husband and father to an abusive monster that Cass put up with and even denied.

POISON had good writing that pulled you in, but it seemed to drag on and brought up one crazy situation after another.

Domestic abuse was the main theme of POISON and very upsetting, but not as upsetting as some domestic thrillers.  It definitely is frightening how often domestic abuse occurs and how many books have this as a theme.

Cass made some very stupid decisions that put herself and her children in danger when she knew she should have just left.  It was pretty tense at those moments.

POISON was not a bad read, and the ending was unexpected, but it could have been shortened. 

It definitely is a psychological thriller and makes you wonder who you can truly trust.

I would not recommend reading this book if you have been in a similar situation.

If you like intense situations, you will enjoy POISON.  

I read it very quickly because I was nervous about what would happen. 4/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher and NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Monday, November 20, 2017

It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading? - 11/20/2017

I hope you had a great reading week. 
This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish at some point.
Books Completed

THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen - review will be on January 9, 2018 - finished November 16.

HMMMM is my reaction when it ended. :)
THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A. J. Finn - review will be on January 2, 2018 - finished November 12.

A bit slow at first, but it is worth the wait.  :)

CARNEGIE'S MAID by Marie Benedict - review will be on January 1, 2018 - finished November 8.

A very lovely, interesting read.

THE PARIS SECRET by Karen Swan - review is in the book's title - finished November 4.

POISON by Galt Niederhoffer - review will be tomorrow - finished on October 25

A tense, domestic thriller.

Book Currently Reading

THE ENGLISH WIFE by Lauren Willig - review will be on January 10, 2018.
Books Up Next:

SISTERS LIKE US by Susan Mallery - Review will be on January 23.

AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN by Susan Meissner - review will be on February 6, 2018.
WHERE THE WILD CHERRIES GROW by Laura Madeleine - review will be on February 13, 2018.
SUNBURN by Laura Lipmann - review will be on February 20, 2018.
THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR by Sally Hepworth - review will be on March 13, 2018.
THE RECIPE BOX by Viola Simpson - review will be on March 20, 2018.
I WAS ANASTASIA by Ariel Lawhon - review will be on March 21, 2018.
THE BROKEN GIRLS by Simone St. James - review will be on March 22, 2017.

NOT THAT I COULD TELL by Jessica Strawser - review will be on March 27, 2018.
THE NEW NEIGHBORS by Simon Lelic - review will be on April 10, 2018


Mailbox Monday - 11/20/2017

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books, has a permanent home now at Mailbox Monday.
Here’s a shout out to the administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree 
Serena @ Savvy Verse And Wit
Martha of Reviews By Martha's Bookshelf
THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive.
I hope you had a good mailbox.
On Monday, November 3, I received: 

1.  THE BROKEN GIRLS by Simone St. James, courtesy of Berkley and NetGalley.

2.  SUNBURN by Laura Lippman, courtesy of a Harper Collins Bookperk PageTurners Request for a complimentary advance copy of a paperback ARC.

On Tuesday, November 14, I received:

1.  THE FAERIE HANDBOOK by Carolyn Turgeon, courtesy of Lily Lopate of Harper Collins, Copyright © 2017 by Carolyn Turgeon.  Reprinted courtesy of Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Gorgeous photos, projects, art, and recipes in this book.  GIVEAWAY for the book will be on November 22.

I also received a copy of FAERIE MAGAZINE that contains more beautiful photographs and recipes.