Review: Jar of Hearts, by Jennifer Hillier

jar of hearts jennifer hillierRating: ★★★☆☆

Genres: Thriller

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This was one of the most talked about thrillers of this year! I was compelled by curiosity to read it.

Jar of Hearts tells the story of Georgina, who, after 14 years, is now going to jail for helping her ex-boyfriend Calvin murder and hide the body of her High School best friend, Angela Wong. While she goes to prison, Calvin escapes. As her time to leave jail approaches, a series of crimes resembling that of Angela start happening right next to her childhood home… and maybe the secret she has worked to hard to keep can’t be protected anymore. Continue reading

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Review: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, by Michelle McNamara

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Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Nonfiction, Biography, True Crime

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I heard amazing things about this book, written by the author of the blog http://truecrimediary.com/, which deals with never-solved cold cases. Michelle died in 2016, and this book was published after being put together from what she’d written plus her notes. The author has a matter-of-factly but tactful voice. She makes the point to make the victims the center of the story, and doesn’t deal with the crimes with morbid curiosity. She aims not to glamorize the murderer, and I think she did that very well. Continue reading

Review: My Sister, the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

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This is such an interesting book! I heard lots about it before I picked it up, and it did not disappoint.

My Sister, the Serial Killer is the story of Korede and her sister, Ayoola. Ayoola has always been beautiful, gorgeous skin, lovely smile, charming personality. She’s full of curves, where Korede is not. She’s full of charm, where Korede is bitter – and for good reason. Ayoola is a serial killer. Her latest victim is her boyfriend Femi, who Ayoola swears attacked her, and she killed him in self-defense. But Korede has doubts about that. When her sister sets her eyes on the man Korede has been in love with for a while, she fears for his life… Continue reading

Mini-Review: Illusive, by Emily Lloyd-Jones

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Rating: ★★★★★

Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult

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This wonderful gem is like Ocean’s Eleven met the X-men and had a Young Adult book child. When a dangerous viral disease swept across Earth, a vaccine brought the cure. But it also brought side effects – superpowers. These people are called immune, and Ciere is one of them – she can change her appearance to whatever she wants, whenever she wants.

I highly recommend this book, this heist story is so much fun, with lots of action and a tiny bit of romance! I really enjoyed this and can’t wait to read the second book!

eARC Review: Her Last Word, by Mary Burton

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Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Thriller, Mystery

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I have received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I got this book on Netgalley, but since I have Kindle Unlimited this month, I also got it in Audiobook – I love listening to thrillers!

Her Last Word is the story of Kaitlin Roe, whose cousin Gina disappeared fourteen years ago and was never heard of again. Kaitlin is working on a podcast, trying to gather all information she can to bring the cold case back to the public and enhance the chance of finding her. She was the last person to see Gina, as a man with a clown mask took her cousin, but her memory fails her. Did she recognize his voice? How did she end up with Gina’s blood on her hands? Continue reading

Mini-Review: The Extinction Trials, by S. M. Wilson

The Extinction Trials S M Wilson

Rating: ★★★★★

Genres: Fantasy, Thriller, Young Adult

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This book came out on January 1st, but it might already be one of the coolest books of the entire year! The best thing? The sequel is already out! I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

The blurb about this book says that it’s a mixture of Jurassic Park and The Hunger Games. And it kind of is! Stormchaser decides to take part in the contests for going to Piloria, the land where dinosaurs live. Her own country is heavily overcrowded, and the people who pass the contest must survive for a whole week in Piloria. Not many people returned the years before. But Stormchaser is sure that this is her chance to change her life for better and to have an adventure. Continue reading

eARC Mini-Review: Vanishing Girls (Detective Josie Quinn #1), by Lisa Regan

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Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Thriller

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I’ve been on such a mood for thriller lately! I love reading those when I’m travelling or ill, they keep me focused and interested.

In Vanishing Girls, Detective Josie Quinn is suspended from the police force for misconduct. Now, with a girl missing and the Chief refusing to let her go back to work, she takes matters into her own hands – but the truth is much more complex and darker than she expected. Will she be able to save Isabelle and other girls who went missing?  Continue reading

eARC Review: The Last Thing I Saw, by Alex Sinclair

The Last Thing I Saw Alex Sinclair

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Genres: Thriller

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The Last Thing I Saw is a thriller that does keep you reading! I read this in one day during a long, long trip and it kept me both wide awake and entertained!

This is the story of Emma, who wakes up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there or what happened the day before. She soon realizes it’s a mental institution, and that her husband and son refuse to visit her. As she tries to put the pieces together, she also cannot forget the last thing she saw the day everything changed: a pair of black, cold eyes. Continue reading

ARC Review: #Prettyboy Must Die, by Kimberly Reid

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Rating: ★★★☆☆

Genres: Young Adult, Thriller, Contemporary

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I have received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I had seen this book in so many bloggers’ TBR for this year, it got me so curious! Normally, this cover and title wouldn’t be my thing at all, but, as usual, my curiosity overcame my reasoning and I requested this book!

This is the story of Jake, a spy for the CIA who is undercover as Peter Smith in his high school. He is on a secret mission to find the hacker who was involved in his last mission in Ukraine but got away. But when a picture of him goes viral, he is in terrible danger and his days as a spy are over. Continue reading

Double Mini-Review: The Naturalist & Looking Glass (The Naturalist #1-2), by Andrew Mayne

I love a good thriller with murder and mystery and an unorthodox detective. This series is one of my absolute favorites in this genre and today I am sharing mini-reviews of the first two books of this series!

the naturalist andrew mayneRating: ★★★★★

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Synopsis: Professor Theo Cray is trained to see patterns where others see chaos. So when mutilated bodies found deep in the Montana woods leave the cops searching blindly for clues, Theo sees something they missed. Something unnatural. Something only he can stop.

I heard a lot about this book once it came out in 2017, and while I was curious, it took me months to really pick it up – I normally don’t pay too much attention to hype among thrillers, because of previous disappointments. But The Naturalist is an actually unique thriller among a multitude of thrillers that get published every month. And that is because Theo Cray, the “detective” of this story, is such a unique character, a mixture of intelligence, social ineptitude, charmingly witty personality, and acute perception. I loved following his steps towards this very unique crime story! So naturally, I had to pick up the second book… Continue reading