Book Review | The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor

Book Review | The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor

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Title: The Chalk Man

By: C.J. Tudor

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Pages: 280

Published: January 9th, 2018

By: Crown Publishing Group

Genre: Adult | Mystery | Thriller | Horror

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Synopsis


In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever the same.

In 2016, Eddie is fully grown, and thinks he’s put his past behind him. But then he gets a letter in the mail, containing a single chalk stick figure. When it turns out that his friends got the same message, they think it could be a prank . . . until one of them turns up dead.

That’s when Eddie realizes that saving himself means finally figuring out what really happened all those years ago.

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Double Book Review | Two Incredibles but Different Adventures | Last Girls & Come Tumbling Down

Double Book Review | Two Incredibles but Different Adventures | Last Girls & Come Tumbling Down

 🌿 Hi guys, I hope you’re having the most incredible day full of good readings! ❤️ Today I have a new post for you with a double book review and I’m SUPER excited to share it with you. In general, I like taking time with each book to give it its protagonism, but I thought that since I didn’t get to talk about Last Girls by Demetra Brodsky last month when I read it, and Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children #5) by Seanan McGuire is super short, it was a good idea to put both books together and bring you my thoughts on them. 🥰  One of them is a unique adventure with a lot of suspense and unexpected twists & the other one is a familiar world that I missed SO MUCH, extraordinary and whimsical. I hope you enjoy and can find new readings to enjoy. LOVE YOU! 🌿  Continue reading “Double Book Review | Two Incredibles but Different Adventures | Last Girls & Come Tumbling Down”

Top 5 | 2020 Mystery/Thriller Books I Want to Read This Year 🔍

Top 5 | 2020 Mystery/Thriller Books I Want to Read This Year 🔍

🔍 Hi, guys! I hope you’re having the most wonderful day, as always sending you my best energy and all my love for these difficult times, it will soon pass, you’re strong and I love you.❤️ I’m super excited because I come back with another post where I try to organize my readings doing these king of mini-TBRs, because I think it’s a fun way to encourage myself to read more books of the genres that I want to read or that I challenge myself to read more. I’ve already done some similar mini-TBRs with different themes, which I’ll be this year trying to read all of them, here I’ll leave you all my lists for you to check out and tell me what you think or maybe you’ve read some of the books that I’ll be reading this year and you want to let me know your thoughts, I would LOVE that! I already have on the blog “TOP 5 || SCI-FI BOOKS I WANT TO READ IN 2020 “, “TOP 5 | 5-STAR BOOK PREDICTIONS | 2020 EDITION ” & “TOP 5 || MY MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2020 ” 👏🏻
So this time it seemed fun to me, to create another top 5 with those new releases within the genre Thriller/Mystery, that I can’t wait to read. 🥰 I love this types of genres, and I feel that I haven’t been reading much, so this can be a good way to encourage myself to finally read a little more of it, and obviously, I want to read some new releases of this 2020 and thus share my thoughts with you, maybe I’ll find some incredible titles within my selection and that’s really exciting, each and every one of them sounds like something that I’ll enjoy. 😍
Without further ado, I hope you like the idea of these mini-TBR/top 5 posts and that you join me on my journey where I’ll try to read them all, hopefully, it will be fun, so let’s get started! 🔍

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ARC Review: We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott

ARC Review: We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott

Title: We Told Six Lies

By: Victoria Scott

Pages: 352

Publication: February 5th 2019

By: Entangled Teen

GenreYA|Mystery|Thriller|Romance

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Remember how many lies we told, Molly? It’s enough to make my head spin. You were wild when I met you, and I was mad for you. But then something happened. And now you’re gone.

But don’t worry. I’ll find you. I just need to sift through the story of us to get to where you might be. I’ve got places to look, and a list of names.

The police have a list of names, too. See now? There’s another lie. There is only one person they’re really looking at, Molly.

And that’s yours truly.

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My Boyfriend (Milo) Review: One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

My Boyfriend (Milo) Review: One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Title: One of Us is Lying

ByKaren M. McManus

Pages: 361

PublishedMay 30th 2017

ByDelacorte Press

Genre: YA|Contemporary|Mystery|Thriller|Crime

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The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.
Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
AndSimon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.”

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Book Review: Sadie by Courtney Summers

Book Review: Sadie by Courtney Summers

Title: Sadie

By: Courtney Summers

Pages: 311

Published: September 4th 2018

By: Wednesday Books

Genre: YA|Contemporary|Mystery|Thriller|Crime

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Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meagre clues to find him.

When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.

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Book Review: Born Scared by Kevin Brooks

Book Review: Born Scared by Kevin Brooks

38256493Title: Born Scared

By: Kevin Brooks

Pages: 256

Published: September 11th 2018

By: Candlewick Press (MA)

Genre: ARC|YA|Contemporary|Thriller|Mental Health

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Elliot has lived his first thirteen years confined to his home, incapacitated by fear. Now he’s out of pills, snow is falling, and his only safe person is missing. A terrifying thriller from Carnegie Medalist Kevin Brooks.

From the moment of his birth, Elliot’s life has been governed by fear of almost everything, even of his own fear — a beast that holds him prisoner in his room. The beast is kept at bay, though not eliminated, with a daily regimen of pills. But on Christmas Eve, a mix-up at the pharmacy threatens to unleash the beast full force, and his mother must venture out in a raging snowstorm to a store that should be only minutes away. Hours later, when she still hasn’t returned, Elliot sees no choice but to push through his terror, leave the house, and hunt for her. What happens if the last of his medication wears off and the beast starts scratching at the doors of his mind? Everyone has a breaking point — will Elliot come to his? With plot twists and turns that keep readers on the edge of their seats, multi-award-winning author Kevin Brooks offers a high-suspense exploration of fear and what it means to truly be afraid.

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Book Review: The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

Book Review: The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

30969755Title: The Cheerleaders

By: Kara Thomas

Pages: 384

Published: July 31st 2018

By: Delacorte Press

Genre: YA|Contemporary|Mytery|Thriller

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There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook.

First there was the car accident—two girls gone after hitting a tree on a rainy night. Not long after, the murders happened. Those two girls were killed by the man next door. The police shot him, so no one will ever know why he did it. Monica’s sister was the last cheerleader to die. After her suicide, Sunnybrook High disbanded the cheer squad. No one wanted to be reminded of the girls they lost.

That was five years ago. Now the faculty and students at Sunnybrook High want to remember the lost cheerleaders. But for Monica, it’s not that easy. She just wants to forget. Only, Monica’s world is starting to unravel. There are the letters in her stepdad’s desk, an unearthed, years-old cell phone, a strange new friend at school. . . . Whatever happened five years ago isn’t over. Some people in town know more than they’re saying. And somehow Monica is at the center of it all.

There are no more cheerleaders in Sunnybrook, but that doesn’t mean anyone else is safe.

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Book Review: The Girl In The Ice/Te Vere Bajo el Hielo by Robert Bryndza

Book Review: The Girl In The Ice/Te Vere Bajo el Hielo by Robert Bryndza

33536851Title: Original: The Girl In The Ice (Detective Erika Foster #1). Spanish Edition: Te Vere Bajo el Hielo

By: Robert Bryndza

Published: First published : February 12th 2016/ Spanish: March 16th 2017

By: Bookouture/ Spanish Edition: Roca Editorial

Genre: Mystery-Thriller-Dark-Contemporary-Adult-Crime

Llega una nueva y adictiva serie de thrillers protagonizada por la detective Erika Foster. Más de 1.000.000 de ejemplares vendidos. Su cuerpo está congelado. Sus ojos abiertos han visto la muerte. Sus labios, delicadamente separados, parecen estar a punto de decir algo. ¿Qué oscuros secretos esconde la chica que está bajo el hielo? Un joven descubre el cadáver de una chica debajo de una gruesa capa de hielo en un parque del sur de Londres. La detective Erika Foster será la encargada de dirigir la investigación del caso, mientras lucha contra sus propios demonios personales. Cuando Erika comienza a indagar en el pasado de la víctima, todo parece apuntar a que su asesinato está conectado con el homicidio de otras tres mujeres que han sido encontradas con signos de estrangulación, las manos atadas y, sospechosamente, también bajo las aguas congeladas de otros lagos en Londres. Poco a poco, Erika se aproxima a la verdad, sin sospechar que el asesino quizá también la observa y se acerca cada vez más a ella



Her eyes are wide open. Her lips parted as if to speak. Her dead body frozen in the ice…She is not the only one.

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation.

The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London.

What dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding?

As Erika inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on Erika.

The last investigation Erika led went badly wrong… resulting in the death of her husband. With her career hanging by a thread, Erika must now battle her own personal demons as well as a killer more deadly than any she’s faced before. But will she get to him before he strikes again?

A page-turning thriller packed with suspense. If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter, discover Robert Bryndza’s new series today.

Watch out for more from DCI Erika Foster

She’s fearless. Respected. Unstoppable. Detective Erika Foster will catch a killer, whatever it takes.

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Book Review: Roses of May by Dot Hutchison

Book Review: Roses of May by Dot Hutchison

30109999Title: Roses of May (The Collector #2)

By: Dot Hutchison

Published: May 23rd 2017

By: Thomas & Mercer

Genre: Mystery-Thriller-Dark-Contemporary-Adult

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Four months after the explosion at the Garden, a place where young women known as the Butterflies were kept captive, FBI agents Brandon Eddison, Victor Hanoverian, and Mercedes Ramirez are still entrenched in the aftermath, helping survivors in the process of adjusting to life on the outside. With winter coming to an end, the Butterflies have longer, warmer days of healing ahead. But for the agents, the impending thaw means one gruesome thing: a chilling guarantee that somewhere in the country, another young woman will turn up dead in a church with her throat slit and her body surrounded by flowers.

Priya Sravasti’s sister fell victim to the killer years ago. Now she and her mother move every few months, hoping for a new beginning. But when she ends up in the madman’s crosshairs, the hunt takes on new urgency. Only with Priya’s help can the killer be found—but will her desperate hope for closure compel her to put her very life on the line?

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