Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Month in Review: December 2019



It was an excellent reading month...really, an excellent year. There were so many great books published this year, and I managed to balance all the review books with reading some books from my own shelves, which I'm quite happy about. I think #theunreadshelfproject is the only reading challenge I am going to be participating in going forward as I am really trying to get that situation under control. I also plan on working on getting some of my backlist review books read as well.

Do you have any reading goals/challenges you will be working on in 2002?
 

  Reading Stats: 

  • Read this month: 23
  • Year to date: 222

Books Read: 

  1. The Great Pretender -- Susannah Cahalan
  2. A Wedding in December -- Sarah Morgan (e-book)
  3. Would Like to Meet -- Rachel Winters (e-book)
  4. Cross Justice -- James Patterson
  5. Meg & Jo -- Virginia Kantra (e-book)
  6. Christmas in Paris -- Anita Hughes
  7. Trace of Evil -- Alice Blanchard
  8. Shatter the Night --Emily Littlejohn
  9. Cross the Line -- James Patterson
  10. The Wicked City -- Beatriz Williams (reread)
  11. Her Dark Heart -- Carla Kovach (e-book)
  12. Reputation -- Sara Sheppard
  13. Vanishing Girls - Lisa Regan
  14. The Wicked Redhead -- Beatriz Williams
  15. The Eating Instinct -- Virginia Sole-Smith (print/audio)
  16. Good Girls Lie -- J.T. Ellison
  17. Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop -- Jenny Colgan (audio)
  18. Recipe for a Perfect Wife -- Karma Brown
  19. Smokescreen -- Iris Johansen
  20. Seven Days -- Alex Lake
  21. The Best of Us -- Robyn Carr (audio)
  22. The Tenant -- Katrine Engberg
  23. The Forgotten Girl -- David Bell (audio)
  
Favorite Books of December: 
 

  • The Wicked Redhead by Beatriz Williams
  • Good Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison
  • Seven Days by Alex Lake

Challenges:
I am participating in 2 challenges/projects this year and I will be keeping be giving updates in these posts.


#UnReadShelfProject2019:

*These numbers only refer to books that have been sitting on my shelf for a while or that I have recently purchased. It does not include any review books.


  • Total # unread books on shelf at beginning of December: 178
  • Books read in December (that count): 4
  • Books bought/received as gift in December: 2
  • Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 18
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of December: 158
 
 YTD Stats: 

  • Total # unread books on shelf at beginning of January: 186
  • Total Books read from shelves (that count): 35
  • Total Books bought/received as gift: 44
  • Total Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 37
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of December: 158
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#ThrillerThursdayChallenge:


  • January's challenge: a thriller from a debut author
    •  Book read: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • February's challenge: a thriller with a one word title
    • Book read: Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson
  • March's challenge: a thriller with the word "Woman" in the title
    • Book read: The Woman in the Dark by Vanessa Savage
  • April's challenge: a thriller written in a language other than English
    • Book read: The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson (Icelandic)
  • May's challenge: a historical thriller
    • Book read: The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry 
  • June's challenge: a thriller that's been made into a movie
    • Book read: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • July's challenge: a new-release thriller/released in 2019
    • Book read: The Chain by Adrian McKinty
  • August's challenge: a thriller with the word "Girl" in the title
    • Book read: The Birthday Girl by Melissa de la Cruz
  • September's challenge: a thriller published before the year you were born
    • Book read: The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
  • October's challenge: a thriller from a series that's new to you
    • Book read: It Takes One by Kate Kessler (series: Audrey Hart, book 1)
  • November's challenge: a thriller with more than 10k reviews on Goodreads
    • Book read: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (did not finish)
  • December's challenge: a thriller with "Murder" "Kill" "Killing" or "Death" in the title 
    • Book read: (did not read one for this month)
 
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Review: Seven Days by Alex Lake


Title: Seven Days
Author: Alex Lake
Published: December 2019, HarperCollins
Format: ARC Paperback, 432 pages
Source: Publisher

Summary: 
A race against time to save her child…

In seven days, Maggie’s son, Max, turns three. But she’s not planning a party or buying presents or updating his baby book. She’s dreading it. Because in her world, third birthdays are the days on which the unthinkable happens… she loses her child.

For the last twelve years Maggie has been imprisoned in a basement. Abducted aged fifteen, she gave birth to two sons before Max, and on their third birthdays her captor came and took them from her.

She cannot let it happen again. But she has no idea how to stop it. And the clock is ticking…



My thoughts: I have long been a fan of Alex Lake ever since reading After Anna, the author's debut novel. Since then I have devoured all this author's books and this latest one was no exception.

This book pulled me in right from the start and never let up. It is fueled by adrenaline and emotion and it is impossible not to be completely hooked by what is going on. We find out early on who has Maggie, but it's such a wicked game of psychological suspense, wondering if it will turn out well for all involved. It's dark and twisted and will absolutely get under your skin, but you will not be able to stop turning those pages until you find out the resolution.

I loved the way this story was told, alternating between the present and the past, and from Maggie's point of view to that of her parents and brother. We see how her disappearance has impacted their lives, how they are coping with the loss. We also hear from the policewoman, Detective Inspector Wynne, who has been on the case from the beginning and is unwilling to give up until this case is resolved.

This story is brilliantly crafted and the short chapters add to the suspense and truly make it that much more addictive. It is a tense, dark, disturbing tale that you won't be able to stop thinking of long after you finish the last page - it packs quite the punch in more ways than you can imagine. I've loved all of Alex Lake's books but this might be my new favorite!

 
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Monday, December 30, 2019

Review: Shatter the Night by Emily Littlejohn


Title: Shatter the Night
Author: Emily Littlejohn
Series: Detective Gemma Monroe, #4
Published: December 2019, Minotaur Books
Format: ARC Paperback, 320 pages
Source: Publisher

Summary: 
An enthralling, atmospheric new novel from Emily Littlejohn, author of acclaimed debut Inherit the Bones, featuring Colorado police officer Gemma Monroe.

It’s Halloween night in Cedar Valley. During the town’s annual festival, Detective Gemma Monroe takes a break from trick or treating with her family to visit an old family friend, retired Judge Caleb Montgomery, at his law office. To Gemma’s surprise, Caleb seems worried—haunted, even—and confides in her that he’s been receiving anonymous threats. Shortly after, as Gemma strolls back to her car, an explosion at Caleb’s office shatters the night.

Reeling from the shock, Gemma and her team begin eliminating suspects and motives, but more keep appearing in their place, and soon another man is killed. Her investigation takes her from a chilling encounter with a convicted murderer at the Belle Vista Penitentiary, to the gilded rooms of the renovated Shotgun Playhouse, where Shakespeare’s cursed play Macbeth is set to open in a few weeks.

Yet most disturbing of all is when Gemma realizes that similar murders have happened before. There is a copycat killer at play, and if Gemma can’t stop him, he’ll carry out his final, deadly act.



My thoughts: The is the fourth book in Emily Littlejohn's Detective Gemma Monroe series and the second book I've read and I really like this series. I read the previous book, Lost Lake, and while I had every intention of going back and reading the earlier books, time just got away from me. But, I really do intend to do so as one of my favorite aspects of this series, and all series actually, is the character development, and I know I am missing a big part of that from the earlier books.

This was a great installment to the series. It starts off with quite a bang and doesn't really let up. The suspense builds at a steady pace and I love that even in a small town there are a ton of suspects. I was really kept on my toes as to who was behind everything and I love that - I like making my brain work when I'm reading and that's what I love about a good mystery series and this one definitely does that. Plus, I love the way this author uses the small town and it's history and weaves it into her story. She was able to do that in the previous book and does it again here as well. 

I love Detective Gemma Monroe. She is such a great character, strong and independent, yet also a loving mom and soon-to-be wife. She really has a tough time balancing it all and we  really see that struggle in this book. She likes to give her all in whatever it is she does so to see her have issues with the work/life balance just makes her that much more relatable and real as a character.

This is a great series and I hopefully will be able to get to the earlier books before the next book comes out. I love reading series and am usually a stickler for reading them in order, but sometimes it just doesn't work out that way. Have your read this series yet?



Books in this series: 
  1. Inherit the Bones
  2. A Season to Lie
  3. Lost Lake
  4. Shatter the Night
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Friday, December 27, 2019

Blog Tour & Review: Good Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison


Title: Good Girls Lie
Author: J.T. Ellison
Published: December 2019,
Format: ARC Paperback, 464 pages
Source: Publisher

Summary: 
Goode girls don’t lie…

Perched atop a hill in the tiny town of Marchburg, Virginia, The Goode School is a prestigious prep school known as a Silent Ivy. The boarding school of choice for daughters of the rich and influential, it accepts only the best and the brightest. Its elite status, long-held traditions and honor code are ideal for preparing exceptional young women for brilliant futures at Ivy League universities and beyond. But a stranger has come to Goode, and this ivy has turned poisonous.

In a world where appearances are everything, as long as students pretend to follow the rules, no one questions the cruelties of the secret societies or the dubious behavior of the privileged young women who expect to get away with murder. But when a popular student is found dead, the truth cannot be ignored. Rumors suggest she was struggling with a secret that drove her to suicide.

But look closely…because there are truths and there are lies, and then there is everything that really happened.

J.T. Ellison’s pulse-pounding new novel examines the tenuous bonds of friendship, the power of lies and the desperate lengths people will go to to protect their secrets.



My thoughts: I have been a fan of J.T. Ellison's stand-alone books for quite a while now. She manages to create such wickedly addictive reads and this one is no exception. 

There is just something so fun about a story dealing with a girls' boarding school, especially one that has secret societies and girls that are brimming with secrets. Add in an unknown narrator and a completely atmospheric setting and it just totally amps up the tension and suspense. I could not flip the pages fast enough, trying to work out just what was going on and which characters were trustworthy and which were not.

I loved this book. It is twisted and dark and just when you think you have it all worked out, that you know where things are headed, a new twist pops up to throw a wrench in the works and I loved every minute of it. Nothing is as it seems with these characters and that is what makes this book so good. There's manipulation, deviousness and that mean-girls vibe running through this book, with a double-crossing revenge angle that hooks you and never lets up. 

J.T. Ellison is an author that never lets me down and I'm so grateful for that. This is one psychological thriller you do not want to miss - it's such a binge-worthy read and one that will keep you hooked from start to finish. Pick it up, you won't be sorry!






About the author: J.T. Ellison is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 20 novels, and the EMMY-award winning co-host of A WORD ON WORDS, Nashville's premier literary show. With millions of books in print, her work has won critical acclaim, prestigious awards, and has been published in 26 countries. Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and twin kittens.

Author links: WebsiteFacebook  | Twitter  | Instagram  | Goodreads | Bookbub


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Review: Cari Mora by Thomas Harris


Title: Cari Mora
Author: Thomas Harris
Published: May 2019, Grand Central Publishing
Format: Hardcover, 311 pages
Source: Publisher

Summary: 
From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed, and the consequences of dark obsession.

Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Ruthless men have tracked it for years. Leading the pack is Hans-Peter Schneider. Driven by unspeakable appetites, he makes a living fleshing out the violent fantasies of other, richer men.

Cari Mora, caretaker of the house, has escaped from the violence in her native country. She stays in Miami on a wobbly Temporary Protected Status, subject to the iron whim of ICE. She works at many jobs to survive. Beautiful, marked by war, Cari catches the eye of Hans-Peter as he closes in on the treasure. But Cari Mora has surprising skills, and her will to survive has been tested before.

Monsters lurk in the crevices between male desire and female survival. No other writer in the last century has conjured those monsters with more terrifying brilliance than Thomas Harris. Cari Mora, his sixth novel, is the long-awaited return of an American master.



My thoughts: While I know who Thomas Harris is, I have never read any of his books...until now. For some reason, I never read any of his Hannibal Lecter series, though I have seen the one movie, The Silence of the Lambs, which I really liked. That being said, when I saw he had a new book coming out, I decided I wanted to read it.

Now, I will say not having read his other books, I really have nothing to compare this work to. Is it better or worse? I have no idea. All I can comment on is whether I liked it and I did...I thought it was a good story - it kept me engaged and was fast-paced, which I always like in a thriller. The characters were all quite interesting, and I liked that Cari was a fierce to be reckoned with - Harris certainly knows how to create a strong female character that is for sure.

I loved the chilling, horror-type feeling I got from this book. Perhaps that's why so many people love Harris's writing. He definitely has a knack for creating psychopathic characters and I loved it. Will I read more of his work? Absolutely! This story got under my skin in the best possible way - think mobster with serial killing vibes. It was good and I'm glad I took a chance on it.


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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Review: Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown


Title: Recipe for a Perfect Wife
Author: Karma Brown
Published: December 2019, Dutton Books
Format: ARC Paperback, 336 pages
Source: Publisher

Summary: 
In this captivating dual narrative novel, a modern-day woman finds inspiration in hidden notes left by her home's previous owner, a quintessential 1950s housewife. As she discovers remarkable parallels between this woman's life and her own, it causes her to question the foundation of her own relationship with her husband--and what it means to be a wife fighting for her place in a patriarchal society.

When Alice Hale leaves a career in publicity to become a writer and follows her husband to the New York suburbs, she is unaccustomed to filling her days alone in a big, empty house. But when she finds a vintage cookbook buried in a box in the old home's basement, she becomes captivated by the cookbook's previous owner--1950s housewife Nellie Murdoch. As Alice cooks her way through the past, she realizes that within the cookbook's pages Nellie left clues about her life--including a mysterious series of unsent letters penned to her mother.

Soon Alice learns that while baked Alaska and meatloaf five ways may seem harmless, Nellie's secrets may have been anything but. When Alice uncovers a more sinister--even dangerous--side to Nellie's marriage, and has become increasingly dissatisfied with the mounting pressures in her own relationship, she begins to take control of her life and protect herself with a few secrets of her own.



My thoughts: I've been a fan of Karma Brown's writing ever since reading her debut novel, Come Away With Me, back in 2015. She has a way of pulling you into her writing and not letting up and even though this new book has a bit of a different feel to it, I was still captivated by the writing.

I loved the way this story was told - I'm always a fan of a dual narrative when it's done right and Karma Brown does it really well here. Moving back and forth from the present day and to 1950's, we get to know two housewives, who at first glance couldn't have been more different, yet as we all know, appearances can be deceiving. This book is all about finding out who you really are and boy do we find out who these women are, for sure! I loved how some of the chapters would start with either a recipe from the 1950's or advice for a married women - talk about interesting tidbits on how to keep your marriage from falling apart! Boy were these some interesting gems. 

There is a little bit of a mystery surrounding some letters that Alice, the housewife from the current time frame, finds in some old magazines that were from Nellie, the housewife from the 1950's. I liked how this mystery didn't overtake the book, but did make you eager to find out more about their importance.

This was such a great read -  one that once I started reading, I could not put down. I was equally invested in both time lines and that isn't always the case when it comes to dual narratives. I cannot recommend this book enough...it's an engaging read and one that I think would be perfect for book clubs as it provides much fodder for discussion!


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Review: The Good Sister by Gillian McAllister


Title: The Good Sister
Author: Gillian McAllister
Published: June 2019, G.P. Putnam's Sons
Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Source: Publisher

Summary: 
An electrifying novel about the unyielding bond between two sisters, which is severely tested when one of them is accused of the worst imaginable crime.

Martha and Becky Blackwater are more than sisters--they're each other's lifelines. When Martha finds herself struggling to balance early motherhood and her growing business, Becky steps in to babysit her niece, Layla, without a second thought, bringing the two women closer than ever. But when Layla is found dead one morning, at only eight weeks old, Becky is charged with the unthinkable: the murder of her sister's child.

Nine months later, Becky is on trial and maintains her innocence--and so does Martha. Unable to shake the feeling that her sister couldn't possibly be guilty, Martha sets out to uncover exactly what happened that night, and how things could have gone so wrong. As the trial progresses, fault lines between the sisters begin to show--revealing cracks deep in their relationship and threatening the family each has worked so hard to build. With incredible empathy and resounding emotional heft, The Good Sister is a powerhouse of a novel that will lead readers to question everything they know about motherhood, family, and the price of forgiveness.



My thoughts: This is the first time I've read anything by Gillian McAllister and it definitely won't be the last. While the subject matter of this book was a bit difficult to read at times, it was for sure a riveting read nonetheless and I found it to be a totally tense read.

I love books that delve into family relationships and this did without a doubt. Yes, this book had an awful outcome no matter how you look at it - a baby died and that was never going to change. I liked how we got flashbacks to the night everything happened rather than just dialogue of the courtroom trial. It made things much more interesting. Plus the emotions really came out this way.

This is a complex, emotional read filled with flawed characters - my favorite type of read. No one is exactly who you think they are and I love that. You never really know someone or what is going on inside their head and this book really showcases this. 

There were quite a few twists and turns that I did not see coming which really kept me on my toes. But this book also deals with grief and loss and how a family can be divided by a tragedy. There is a lot going on here to mull over and it definitely gets under your skin as you flip the pages. 

I cannot wait to read more from this author as I really enjoyed her writing style. Have you read anything by her? If so, what do you recommend I pick up next?


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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Review: Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop by Jenny Colgan (audio)


Title: Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop
Author: Jenny Colgan
Series: Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop, #2
Narrator: Lucy Price-Lewis
Published: October 2019, HarperAudio / William Morrow Paperbacks
Length: Audio - 8 hours 31 minutes / Paperback - 368 pages
Source: Audio via library / Print via Publisher via TLC Booktours

Summary:
A nip in the air, chiming bells and carolers, and the genial glow of love and family. But for this English village, it’s going to be a Christmas to remember in ways it never expected....

In her comfy cottage nestled in the Derbyshire hills, Rosie Hopkins has good reason to feel a warm blush in her cheeks. With Christmas weeks away, the holiday is being ushered in with England’s first glorious snowfall of the season. Her boyfriend Stephen is starting his new job as a teacher in the village school. Her quaint Sweetshop and Confectionery has been restored to its former glory, and she has a loveable mop of a new puppy named Mr. Dog. Most joyous of all, Rosie and Stephen’s relatives will finally be gathering together in Lipton for what is sure to be a merry feast.

But when a devastating tragedy strikes at the heart of the close-knit town, plans for a cozy Christmas are suddenly in danger of melting away. It’s going to take Rosie’s indomitable spirit, the embrace of family and friends, and the resilient good will of a community to turn it all around and make this a holiday to be thankful for.

Soulful, emotional, uplifting, and complete with recipes for delicious wintry treats, Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop is a perfect gift for everyone.

My thoughts:  This is the second book in Jenny Colgan's Sweetshop series and while I did not read the first one, I had no problems enjoying this story. And Jenny does give us a little rundown on the characters in a note to the reader at the beginning of the book, so you do get a little backstory. I do think, though, I would like to read that first book at some point as I very much enjoyed these characters!

This holiday read was such a delight and more to the point, has so many little thought-provoking moments that I do cherish when I'm reading these types of books. Maybe it's because I'm getting older, but I really can't do those silly light-hearted reads any more. I need substance to my books and this had it.

I also love the way Jenny Colgan writes. Her characters come alive on the pages. I really felt connected to these characters. They are all written in such a way that you can't help but sympathize with them. They are quirky, endearing, flawed characters that will have you loving them all, and some will have you laughing non-stop. 

This was a great Christmas book and I'm so glad I was able to fit it in right before the holidays. I don't usually read too many holiday books but this year, I managed to fit in quite a few and this one might be my favorite of the bunch. I definitely plan on reading more of this series because I want more of these characters in my life. Have you read any of these books? 


Audio thoughts: I decided to do the audio of this book and it was the perfect choice. The narrator really made this book come to life and her narrations was spot on. Her intonations and pacing were perfection and she made this story quite enjoyable.


Books in this series:
  1. Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams
  2. Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop
  3. The Christmas Surprise
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Monday, December 23, 2019

Blog Tour & Review: The Wicked Redhead by Beatriz Williams


Title: The Wicked Redhead
Author: Beatriz Williams
Series: The Wicked City, #2
Published: December 2019, William Morrow
Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Source: Publisher via TLC Booktours

Summary: 
The dazzling narrator of The Wicked City brings her mesmerizing voice and indomitable spirit to another Jazz Age tale of rumrunners, double crosses, and true love, spanning the Eastern seaboard from Florida to Long Island to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

1924. Ginger Kelly wakes up in tranquil Cocoa Beach, Florida, having fled south to safety in the company of disgraced Prohibition agent Oliver Anson Marshall and her newly-orphaned young sister, Patsy. But paradise is short-lived. Marshall is reinstated to the agency with suspicious haste and put to work patrolling for rumrunners on the high seas, from which he promptly disappears. Gin hurries north to rescue him, only to be trapped in an agonizing moral quandary by Marshall’s desperate mother.

1998. Ella Dommerich has finally settled into her new life in Greenwich Village, inside the same apartment where a certain redheaded flapper lived long ago...and continues to make her presence known. Having quit her ethically problematic job at an accounting firm, cut ties with her unfaithful ex-husband, and begun an epic love affair with Hector, her musician neighbor, Ella’s eager to piece together the history of the mysterious Gin Kelly, whose only physical trace is a series of rare vintage photograph cards for which she modeled before she disappeared.

Two women, two generations, two urgent quests. But as Ginger and Ella track down their separate quarries with increasing desperation, the mysteries consuming them take on unsettling echoes of each other, and both women will require all their strength and ingenuity to outwit a conspiracy spanning decades.



My thoughts: This is the second book in Beatriz Williams' Wicked City series and I have been so anxious for its release. I love this author's writing and love nothing more than getting lost in her books and could not wait to start this one.

This latest installment picks up right where the previous book, The Wicked City, starts off, so I'm so glad I decided to reread that one right before starting this one. It had been three years since I read The Wicked City and I've read a lot of other books since then. It was great reconnecting with Gin and Ella and getting back in that mindset and it made jumping into this new book a much easier transition. Now that's not to say that you have to do the same thing (read the book right before reading this one) but I do suggest you at least read it at some point prior to picking this one up. Yes, the author does give some background but I think you will have a much richer experience if you read book 1.

One of the things I love most about Beatriz Williams' novels is how she always manages to bring back characters from previous books into her current novels. Now I'm not just talking about the characters from The Wicked City. That is to be expected. I'm talking about characters from other books. If you are a super fan like I consider myself to be, you are used to this happening, knowing that Beatriz loves the characters she writes and so it is not unusual for a particular character to pop back up again in another book and that is what happens here. Do you have to have read all of her books to understand The Wicked Redhead - absolutely not. You will just appreciate all the minor characters a little bit more if you have.

Once again, much like in The Wicked City, our story is told in a dual narrative, alternating between 1998 and 1924. I was equally invested in both timelines, though the majority of the book does take place in 1924. I loved that both women, Gin in 1924 and Ella in 1998 have their own challenges to face. Both women have big decisions to make and I love that neither back down. Ella finally takes control over her life and it seems Gin seems to have less control but that doesn't stop her from trying to make the best of a bad situation. These women are so strong and have such unique personalities that each time it came to switching back to the other point of view, I wanted to stay but I also wanted to be with the other...does that make sense? I really have come to love both characters and was desperate to know what was going to happen next with each character.

I also loved that while we do get some answers to the questions from book 1 in this installment, we are not given all the answers and in fact, we are left with many more questions along the way. Does that mean that there is another book in the works? Will the wait be long? Perhaps I will be rereading both book 1 and 2 if and when a book 3 comes out as it worked so well this time around. 

Beatriz Williams is hands down a favorite author and I know when I pick up one of her books, I am going to be entertained and consumed by her story. And how cool that she gives nod to her writing partners in this book - if you read her other books, you will certainly pick up on this and if you don't, no worries. Is anyone else excited for the next Williams, Willig and White book? Beatriz Williams, I adore your writing and recommend it to anyone who loves great historical fiction.



Books in this series: 
  1. The Wicked City / reread - updated review
  2. The Wicked Redhead



About Beatriz Williams: A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz Williams spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons, before her career as a writer took off. She lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore.

Author links:  Website | Facebook  | Twitter  | Instagram


Purchase Links:   HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Be sure to check out all the other stops on the blog tour and follow the tour on Twitter (hashtags:  #TLCBookTours & #thewickedredhead).

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