Title Gone Daddy Gone
Author Cheryl Bradshaw
Genre Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
My Rating ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
I believe in something, a higher power perhaps, I’d like to believe in some form of afterlife, that when we die, we go on, existing in another way.
Cheryl Bradshaw ( Gone Daddy Gone , Chapter: 31)
A single moment is about to change Sloane Monroe’s life forever…
On an early winter morning, college student Shelby McCoy walks the quiet, snowy path back home. A tree branch snaps in the distance. Then another. A man is there with her, following close behind, whispering her name. She looks back, sees him gaining on her, and runs. Who is this man, and why is he carrying a gun?
After starting this piece my hopes were really high, expectations that were never quite met by the end. Its starts out really well only to culminate in a somewhat sloppy ending. I felt the bar that was set in the beginning wasn’t maintained throughout. It was a good story full of twists & suspense but I wasn’t quite satisfied with the conclusion although the story was reasonably well paced.
Title The Secrets of Their Souls
Author Brooke Sivendra
Genre Romance, Thriller, Suspense
My Rating ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Things that fall apart can never be put back together. We can try, and we do, but the cracks will always be there no matter how good a craftsman we are.
Brooke Sivendra ( The Secrets of Their Souls, Chapter: 22)
Zahra Foster is good at keeping secrets.
By day she is a high-powered hustler with an enviable career, while at night, in her dreams, she plays a deadly assassin. Tormented by the crimes she has witnessed, Zahra doesn’t tell anyone about her nightmares. But, when she meets her new boss, Mr. Jayce Tohmatsu, she soon realizes that they have more in common than just the company they work for, and that her dreams are the storytellers of her long-forgotten past.
Unable to resist the magnetic pull between them, Zahra and Jayce embark on an all-consuming and passionate affair–one that is built on love as well as lies. As Zahra’s dreams intensify, she will discover that she is not the only one keeping secrets, that the past is never truly forgotten and that all debts must be paid, one way or another.
Strangely enough, protagonist or antagonist are the same person in this novel as this story revolves around reincarnation. Centred around strong characters with intricate weaves of past & present into the story line. One can find romance, thrill & suspense all in one here. I’d have personally preferred it to be a standalone storyline but it’s not apparently. Onto the second book in series to find out the truth of these characters..!
Title Silk & Shadows
Author Mary Jo Putney
Genre Romance novel, Historical Fiction
My Rating ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
A scar of the body cannot wholly destroy beauty. Only a scar of the spirit can do that.
Mary Jo Putney (Silk & Shadows : Chapter 15)
He called himself Peregrine, the wanderer, and he came to London for revenge…
Like the falcon he named himself for, Peregrine is wild and free, an exotic prince who fascinates 1839 London with his wealth, mystery, and dangerous allure. He emerged from his mysterious Asiatic past to exact retribution for an appalling crime. Nothing and no one can stop him—except perhaps Lady Sara St. James, whose fragile beauty conceals a gentle heart, genuine goodness, and a soul of steel.
Unable to resist his seductive charm, Lady Sara turns away from her ordered life to embrace a man she loves, but cannot fully trust. In Sara, Peregrine sees a chance for a life beyond revenge. But can he keep her without revealing his devastating secrets? Or protect her from the enemy he has vowed to destroy?
Yes its a revenge story but knitted beautifully with love. As a reader I could tell how involved the writer was. Didn’t find loose ends throughout the story. Each and every character held a strong ground in the novel and were very believable. Though it has its own cliché points, which is normal I guess. I was able to visualize while reading which is in favour of this book. The best part of this book was the knowledge involved regarding different civilizations, lands & customs around the world. One can learn quite a few things at the end with a good story. Had a great time reading this book .