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Book 9 in the 2014 booklist: The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison

Friday, November 11th, 2016

The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison
Finished: March 28
This book was meh. I give it a 3. It might have gotten a higher rating if the ending didn’t suck so badly.
This book’s publisher summary compares it to “Gone Girl”, and I don’t see it near the same or even in the same ballpark. It seems like the author had those intentions when setting out to write this book, but still managed to come up just short.

If you like books that keep you guessing and leave you confused, then give this book a read. I know it won’t make my “Must re-read” list.


Book 2 from the 2014 Booklist: Don’t Scream by Wendy Corsi Staub

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Finished: January 15, 2014
Don’t Scream by Wendy Corsi

Don’t Tell A Soul. . .

In a remote, heavily wooded area near the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Rachel Lorant died on her birthday. But she didn’t die alone. That night, her four sorority sisters make a solemn, trembling pledge. They will never reveal what has just happened in those woods – ever. Instead, they will take their terrible secret to their graves.

Don’t Think About The Past. . .

Now, ten years later, their secret is coming back to haunt them as each receives a card in the mail from Rachel: “Happy Birthday to Me. xoxo R.” It’s clear that someone knows what happened that night. Someone is stalking them and sending mysterious, chilling gifts that only they can understand – deadly warnings of what is to come. For the sins of the past have come back with a vengeance, and a killer will see that they all pay in blood.

And Whatever You Do – Don’t Scream. . .

Brynn Costello has never felt such pure fear. She didn’t want any part in what happened so long ago, but now, the mother of two will do anything to stay alive and protect her family – even if it means matching wits with a killer she can’t see…a twisted psychopath who is closer than she thinks and who is saving her death for last.

I admit, I took horrible notes on this book, and my memory fails me slightly on the ending…
but do I remember some of the important parts.

This was an Audible sale book, and I remember when I read the above description that it was kind of a “I know What You Did Last Summer” type of thing.
Which is of course why I bought it… I was hoping it would be good and be a slasher type as well.

It did not disappoint, I was very pleased with the twist and turns this author threw at me, and I even have it on my books I will reread… because some of the scenes… the birthday party.. oh my!

HAHA, I really suggest that you grab this book if you want a little mystery, a little betrayal, and a whole lot of messed up…

It was a very good book.

TaTa for Now,
Amanda Ellen

Book 11 in the 2013 Book list:Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Finished: March 27
Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay
This book was a suggestion from RO , and have her thoughts on it too . If I recall properly, this book was tied for the number 1 spot on her end of the year top 10 books for 2012.
And it rightly deserved that spot. After reading this book all I could say was “Wow”. I hope I never have to be put in the situation this family had to be in. Murder genes, is your son a cold blooded killer, is it wrong if you think he could be? Just a million things in this story and the author wraps it up nicely! I really enjoyed this book, and I’m still not convinced of Jacob’s guilt or innocence. But the things this family goes through during the whole process and how they deal with things when the worst is over, I was just shocked! Yes, even Taylor started to enjoy this book as well on his passing trips through the living room while I listened! Now I’m on to some somewhat nonfiction which is another suggestion of Ro’s, so far she’s 2 for 2, let’s see if she makes it 3 for 3!
Amanda Ellen