Book Review | The Liar by Nora Roberts

Hey everyone,

How are you? Last week was awful for me, things happened at work and it kept piling up with more stuff. I have always believed that any day can be a good day whatever the circumstances but that day specifically, I wish that someone could have just run it over with their car or a sledgehammer because it was awful.

On a lighter note, I WENT AND SAW AVENGERS INFINITY WAR!! Oh, my goodness, it was amazing and I want to watch it again and again. My dad said this to me once when we went to see The Last Jedi at before Christmas, that he could barely understand what was said in the movie and after seeing Avengers I have to agree, some of the dialogue in the movie I couldn’t tell what was being said. But it was still amazing, I also grabbed some posters of the movie and I was told that they are getting the full larger poster next week, so I will definitely be getting it.

On to the review…

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The Liar by Nora Roberts

When her husband Richerd is killed in a freak accident, Shelby Pomeroy is devastated. But she soon learns a horrible truth – Richard was a conman and a cheat, and their life together was a lie.

Returning home to Tennessee, Shelby discovers a new sense of strength and freedom. And hope, too, in the form of handsome carpenter Griffin Lott.

But not everyone is thrilled to see Shelby Pomeroy back in town, And when a shocking act of violence is traced back to Richard’s shady business, Shelby realises she is still not safe from his lies …

Published: 2014
Published Edition: May 2016
Publishers: Piatus
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Suspense
Pages: 564

Format of reading: Paperback

Goodreads Star Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

Review

You are introduced to a character who has a daughter but is also mourning the death of her husband but also coming to the realisation that her husband was a liar. He owed so much money to people that she couldn’t believe the man that she trusted and loved could do this. I was proud of her to make the decision to go back home and realise what that man really was like. He never loved her, he used her. it’s a type of a man controlling his wife just for the sake of his selfishness.

I found the book to focus more on Griffin and Shelby’s romantic relationship but also Shelby’s fight back into herself. She lost a lot of herself because of what Richard shaped her to be and during the book she was able to bring back her older self by going back into singing and to college but still have time for her family and daughter. Speaking of a daughter, I kept noticing that her daughter was always left with family members and not being around Shelby but I also found her daughter to be ridiculously annoying it might be me but I kept imaging an annoying toddler who could not stop talking.

I felt that the book was very predictable, I think it is because I have read too many Nora Roberts books already and I have figured her way of writing. I enjoyed the book, I enjoyed the family, Shelby and Griffin but the end of the book was soo predictable. I was not surprised about it.

I enjoy Nora Roberts books, they do a good job in balancing suspense in romance because I find romance to be too lovey-dovey and suspense to be a bit dark. So I enjoy the balance between the genres in her books.

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Book Review| Find Me by J.S. Monroe

Hey Everyone,

How are you?

I have to admit I have seemed to have read more books than I thought I did. I found that I have been able to read a lot more than I had in quite some time, I remember around Sept-Nov throughout the three months I think I read a total of 6 books which I have been noticing in my Bullet Journal that I have been reading around 6 books or more in the last couple of months and I am very satisfied with that.

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Find Me by J.S. Monroe

A young man embarks on a desperate search for the truth in this chilling, razor-sharp thriller.

Five years ago, Rosa walked to the pier in the dead of night, looked into the swirling water and jumped. She was a brilliant young Cambridge student who had just lost her father. Her death was tragic, but not unexpected.

But is that what really happened?

Her death was ruled a suicide. But Rosa’s boyfriend, jar still can’t let go. He sees Rosa everywhere – a face on the train, a figure on the cliff. He is obsessed with providing that she is still alive. And then he gets an email.

“Find me, Jar. Find me, before they do…”

As Jar digs into the past, he enters a dark underworld where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. He is soon thrust into the heart of a larger intrigue that may finally shed some light on Rosa’s death…even as it dangerously threatens his own life.

Published: September 2017
Publishers: Head of Zeus
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction, Suspense

Pages: 400

Format of Reading: Paperback

Goodreads Star Rating:

Review

One of my colleagues recommended this book to me, she described it as a conspiracy theory a man who believed the woman that he loved as a student faked her death and he wants to discover why. We both agreed that this book was quite cheesy in the first half of the book.

But I have to admit it, this book surprised me in the second half. Basically, you are time jumping back and forth from present day to the time when Rosa was in University. You are introduced to Jar who was in a sort-of relationship with Rosa when they were both in University, what I mean by sort-of relationship because you only see how they met and the beginning stages of their relationship but nothing much of their relationship and I felt it lacked in feeling upset about Rosa’s death and how Jar is feeling about the loss of Rosa.

The second part of the book is a game changer, it’s not like a sappy romantic boy and girl reunited and they prevented anything that could separate them two ever again. No!, it goes very different. I don’t want to spoil it but I was very surprised that it went into that kind of twist.

I do recommend the book but don’t try and rush reading this book like I did I read about over 200 pages of the book from 9.00pm till 1.00am.

I hope you are having a lovely day xx

Book Review | The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer

Hey Everyone,

How are you?

I don’t know if you follow me on Goodreads but I did finish a book before The Beautiful Dead which was City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, I decided not to do a book review of it because I want to read the full series before I make a review.

I also want to share you, my newest spread for February. I went with a fairytale theme, in all my spreads I try and keep it at a consistent theme throughout the month although there are a couple of pages that do wander off on their own. My first week is in the theme of Little Red Riding Hood, I think out of all the fairytale books that I have read when I was younger I never had a favourite but Little Red Riding Hood was something that I have grown to love.

Anyway moving off topic.

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The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer

They wanted the same things. Death – and an audience.

Eve Singer makes her living from death. As a TV crime reporter, she’ll go to any length to get the latest scoop.

But when a twisted serial killer starts using her to gain the publicity he craves, Eve must decide how far she’s willing to go – and how close she’ll let him get . . .

Published: March 2017
Publishers: Black Swan
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Format: Paperback

Pages: 416

Goodreads Star Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Review

I had seen this book on Instagram and I was very attracted to the beautiful butterfly cover. But I think the plot itself really drew me in, I haven’t been reading a lot of mystery thriller books in a long time, I mean even though some of Nora Roberts standalone novels do fall in the mystery, thriller and I am a little obsessed with her books but this is different.

I found the book to be very good, I never thought about the length most reporters have to go through like Eve to capture something in order to garner attention. I found the killer using Eve to seek more fame to be a clique theme you would see in movies and tv. But I have to say it played out differently than I thought.The killer believes that he is an artist and uses Eve to help him “promote” his work telling her that she and he are alike. Bauer is a really good writer, I never heard of her until I saw the book and while I am curious about her other work but I honestly know that it will not happen.

I have to say it was a very fast read and I couldn’t stop crying of relief towards the end. I really liked the relationship with Eve and her father, as well as her friendship with Joe and how both Eve and Joe planned to stop the killer was very well planned out.

I do recommend anyone this book, it’s such a good read when you are stuck at home because of the weather and it just warms you up, with death💀

I hope you are having a lovely day