The Night Visitors

Review: The Night Visitors

Author: Carol Goodman

Stars: 5/5

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This one surprised me! But I enjoyed watching the secrets unfold until the very end. This was my first Carol Goodman book, but it did not disappoint me.

The story is told from two perspectives: Alice and Mattie.
In the middle of a snow storm in Delphi, NY Alice is on the run with ten year old Oren, a young boy who has the capability of seemingly knowing things that he shouldn’t. And what they carry with them is more than what fits in a luggage. Mattie Lane is a social worker who was sent to the bus stop to meet Oren and Alice. Instantly Oren and Mattie were drawn to each other…as if there was a force bringing them together.

When Alice and Oren need a late night pick up to be taken to a shelter, Mattie against normal protocol takes them to her house to wait out the blizzard. What was suppose to be a harmless act of kindness, quickly turns out to be something completely different. And as the blizzard gets worse, the past of both Alice and Mattie are no longer buried. And while facing their truths, they both must somehow make it through the night alive in order to protect Oren.

Until next time, Until the next book.

xX Jimalion

 

Sadie

Review: Sadie

Author: Courtney Summers

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Our main character Sadie loved nothing more in this world than her little sister Mattie. They shared a mother who even when she was there she was never really present. A mother more impressed with drugs and alcohol, Sadie has to step in and give Mattie what she was missing. One day their mother Claire just ups and leaves, leaving Sadie responsible for Mattie. Mattie who adored Claire so grief stricken by her leaving, holds on to the idea of finding her when she gets a postcard from the City of Angels “be my good girl.” Mattie holds on so tight to the possibility of finding her mom, one day she too leaves. She gets into a strangers truck and her mistake is trusting someone whose intentions were way worse than she could ever imagine.

Mattie is murdered and Sadie loses herself. Her one reason to do anything…to go on is taken away from her. And the only way to right this tragic wrong is to seek out the man she believes is responsible for her sisters death.

“I’m going to kill a man. I’m going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out.”

Sadie leaves home and starts the journey to get her revenge. Along the journey we learn more about Sadie as a character, the relationship with her mother or lack thereof, and the men that came tumbling in and out of their lives. As we go on this journey with Sadie we feel her desperation, we feel her sadness and we know that there is not a soul that could stop her from doing what she’s set out to do.

Will she find her sisters killer? Will her resilience bring forth the justice that will hold Sadie?

“𝙱𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚞𝚜𝚎 𝙸 𝚌𝚊𝚗’𝚝 𝚝𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚍𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚐𝚒𝚛𝚕.”

 

Until next time, until the next book.

xX Jimalion

The Girl in The Ice

IMG_0454This book was simply amazing! It was everything I love about a thriller. Robert Brynzda is such a detailed and descriptive writer and I am obsessed with his attention to detail. I can already tell I am going to love this series.

The book follows Detective Erika Foster, who has just returned to duty to solve the murder of a young girl from an affluent family. From the beginning, Erika could tell that there was something more to this murder, but the public view of the family was more important to the Chief.

Erika goes against her bosses wishes and follows leads that shine light on the young girl (Andrea) and her secrets. This leads her down many paths that almost get her killed and dismissed from the force.

I am not going to go any further because I do not want to give away any spoilers. Just know the twist that Robert Brynzda gives us in this book will have you SHOOK!!! So please give it a read and if you do, let me know how you feel/think about it.

I give this book a 4.5/5 stars

Until next time, until the next book

xX Jimalion

The Girl On The Train

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Let me just get my thoughts together for a second.

If you have read this book then you know how great of a twist this book is. Starting out I just thought I knew what was happening. My assumption was so wrong and i did not put it together until almost the end. Paula Hawkins gives us a Gone Girl feel throughout this book. There was love, scandal, infidelity, violence and all things good spread out in these pages.

I felt sorry for Rachel as she talks about her marriage ending with Tom and having lost her job and everything that came along with finding out she could not conceive children. At one point I had convinced myself that she was the one who was behind the plot of the story. I was a little angry with her and decisions to always result to alcohol, but somewhere along the line she shows the need/want to be sober. I loved the way that each character was written with a secret, it kept it interesting to say the least.

In the last few chapters, Paula gives us a big plot twist, one that I did not in anyway see coming. I was mouth dropped, eyes wide by the last page.

Such a good read, I totally recommend it. I would give this book a 4/5

Until next time, until the next book…

xX, Jimalion

All The Missing Girls

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So I just finished this amazing book by Megan Miranda. This is the first time I have actually read through an E-book, because I prefer the physical book. This is also my first time reading a book and doing a review from my Netgalley account.

 

All The Missing Girls, started with secrets and ended with even more secrets. I really enjoyed how the story unfolded. The story itself was told in reverse, so you have to truly be paying attention to follow what is happening throughout the book. This book pulls you in and it does not let you go. I can often read several books at one time, but I had to devote my attention solely to this novel.

Just when you think you know who is behind the disappearances of the two women, Megan throws a totally new slew of clues that makes you realize that you are so wrong. From the moment that Nic is introduced and is needed back home, you get the feeling that she may not come back. The unfinished business that she has with Cooley Ridge begins to grow and as much as you want her to be of total innocent, her truths, her secrets begin to tie everything together for you.

I do not want to do a spoiler review, so I will leave you with this. If you have not picked this book up, please do yourself a favor and give it a read. With a Gone Girl feel, Megan leaves you at the end of the book with eyes wide and mouth opened. I enjoyed this book from start to finish.

 

I give this book a 5/5.

 

Until next time, until the next book..

 

xX, Jimalion

Make Me

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I have become quite fond of series. This was the first book by Lee Child that I have ever read, and although it started off a little slow for my taste, boy did it picked up. I found myself not wanting to put the book down because I needed to solve the mystery that surfaced. I have become a such a fan of Jack Reacher. He is a bundle of all the things that I love in a good character: a lover, a fighter..just all around a bad ass. This book was number 20 in Lee Childs Jack Reacher series. I now HAVE to start from the beginning so I can get a true sense of Jack Reacher and his journey. I do not want to say too much about this book because I am going to give you guys all the spoilers, because when I talk about this book I talk WAY TOO MUCH and ruin it for all of my friends.

If you have read any of Lee Child’s work please drop some suggestions below.

Until next time, until the next book…

 

xX, Jimalion

The Field of Prey

This is the first book of John Sandford’s that I have ever read. And it was not a disappointment. The plot alone was deep enough to get lost in. Every chapter left me wanting more. Reading from Davenports perspective and the switch between the killers perspective added such a good touch to the story. Finishing this book literally had me clutching my chest. Like what is life???!!!  John Sandford is such an amazing writer. I’m still not over this book and I finished this about a week ago. Such a good read! I enjoyed this book so much, I started reading the Davenport series. I just finished The Gathering Prey so that will be the next entry.

If you like crime centered books, than I recommend you give John Sandfords work a chance.

Until next time, until the next book…

 

xX, Jimalion

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