Sunday, May 1, 2022

The Dinner Guests

The Dinner Guests by Kiersten Modglin Pub date: 5/1/2022 1000000000⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars outta 5 GIRL! I seriously don't know how you do it! The stories you write are just absolutely gorgeous, creative, spine-tingling, chilling, disturbing stories. Just when I've thought I've read the best, you write another more amazing novel! You are seriously one of my favorite authors and I will read everything you write here on out. I'm actually going to start a collection and get all of your books so I can look at them and read them whenever I want. 5 friends plus one date get invited to attend dinner at their new neighbors house where it is completely monitored by cameras and there is a wall built around it to keep people out. What starts out as fun but then turns sinister. I flew through the chapters because I wanted to find out what was happening but also trying to slow down so I could savor every word! Your writing is amazing and impeccable! Now! When can I expect your next novel? 😘

Monday, February 28, 2022

Tell Me The Truth by Kiersten Modglin

Idk how KMod does it! Once again a well written thriller with a twist you won't see coming! Edith discovers photos of another woman on her husband Joe's phone and the tension only grows from there... read to find out what happens next and why? 5 out of 5 stars and I can't wait to Kiersten's next thriller!

Monday, January 31, 2022

Cul-de-sac by Joy Fielding

What an amazing psychological thriller! Maggie separated from her husband Craig, mother to Erin and Leo, needs to find herself again. Dani and Nick, parents to two boys Ben and Tyler, both successful doctors, but you can tell there is something dark simmering beneath the surface. Heidi and Aiden, a young married couple living under the hard spotlight of Aiden's mother's controlling ways. Sean and Olivia, parents to twin boys and a daughter, are dealing with Sean losing his job and becoming a house husband while Olivia gets to go back to work and be the breadwinner. And then there's Julia, sweet 84 yo woman living alone while dealing with her pompous son and his fourth wife Poppy as well as helping her grandson to finding himself. This book was utterly wild, gut-wrenching, funny, some gasp out loud spots with a twist that will leave you speechless. Thanks to Joy Fielding, Random House and Netgalley for the review copy and for my honest review.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

The Replacement Wife by Darby Kane


Friday, June 10, 2016

Review of Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf

A woman uncovers earth-shattering secrets about her husband's family in this chilling page-turner from New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf 
Sarah Quinlan's husband, Jack, has been haunted for decades by the untimely death of his mother when he was just a teenager, her body found in the cellar of their family farm, the circumstances a mystery. The case rocked the small farm town of Penny Gate, Iowa, where Jack was raised, and for years Jack avoided returning home. But when his beloved aunt Julia is in an accident, hospitalized in a coma, Jack and Sarah are forced to confront the past that they have long evaded. 
Upon arriving in Penny Gate, Sarah and Jack are welcomed by the family Jack left behind all those years ago—barely a trace of the wounds that had once devastated them all. But as facts about Julia's accident begin to surface, Sarah realizes that nothing about the Quinlans is what it seems. Caught in a flurry of unanswered questions, Sarah dives deep into the puzzling rabbit hole of Jack's past. But the farther in she climbs, the harder it is for her to get out. And soon she is faced with a deadly truth she may not be prepared for. (blurb from

This book sent spine-tingling chills down my back the entire time I was reading. Heather Gudenkauf has a way of weaving stories for different characters without confusing the reader. It took me a little while to read but I'm so glad I did because it was simply Heather at her finest! Once I started the prologue, I knew I had to read to the end to see what happened to Jack's mother when he was a teenager. Thanks to Heather Gudenkauf for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Review of Center Ring by Nicole Waggoner

Norah Merrit, a dedicated obstetrician known for her bedside manner and service to Doctors Without Borders, walks into girls’ night out with a confession to make―and what she has to say shakes the group to its core. In the aftermath of Norah’s revelation, each of the women she calls her sister-friends―photojournalist Camille, stay-at-home mom Leila, publicist Ellison, and designer Kate―are left questioning the roads they haven’t taken, and revisiting the vastly different choices they’ve made in life and love. Told in alternating points of view between the five friends, Center Ring is a story about modern women finding balance through action, relationships, and growth in the midst of challenges and change. (blurb from

I absolutely loved Center Ring. From the very first sentence to the very last, I knew I just had to find out what was going on with Norah, Camille, Leila, Ellison and Kate. The book was so well-written that I felt like I was side by side with the sister-friends, living through their trials and tribulations. Thank you Nicole Waggoner for sending me a copy for an honest review.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Review of BIGLAW by Lindsay Cameron

The Devil Wears Prada meets One L, BIGLAW provides an insider's view of the cut-throat world of big New York law firms. Mackenzie Corbett has always dreamed of living in New York City. Now, almost two years into her job as an associate at a premier Manhattan law firm, she's living her fantasy--big salary, high profile deals, cute boyfriend, designer bag on her arm. The giant bags under her eyes from lack of sleep don't fit into the fantasy, though. To make matters worse, she's being tormented by a bitter, bitchy senior associate, her boyfriend is annoyed she never has time for him, and now she's stuck on the deal from hell with a partner whose biggest claim to fame is throwing a stapler at a cleaning lady because she touched his ficus plant.  With the opportunity to secure a prestigious secondment on line, the overachiever in her is determined to endure whatever it takes to close the biggest deal in the firm's history. But when Mackenzie finds herself the focus of a devastating investigation her dream job begins spiraling into a nightmare. In this pitch perfect, frightening accurate novel, Lindsay Cameron throws back the curtain to this intriguing world exposing the truth about life in Biglaw.
(Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

I received this from BookSparks for their Fall Reading Challenge 2015. I was hesitant at first to read this book because I had had to reread it but I'm so glad I read it. Lindsay paints a picture of a girl who just wants to get the credit she rightfully deserves after all the hard work she has had to endure as well as being verbally abused by her superiors. Reading Biglaw reminded me of The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger because (in my opinion) Miranda Priestly was like Saul Siever except the fact she was female. The way Lindsay Cameron wrote, I was able to follow the story and get to experience the ins and outs of working as a lawyer and rooting for Mackenzie that she makes it to the finish line.