Goodreads Monday – August 17, 2020

 

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners . To take part, simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off.  Be sure to check out Lauren’s blog too!!

Today the book I’m going to show off is :

 

We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin

We Are All the Same in the Dark

Published August 11, 2020 by Ballantine Books

 

Goodreads Description:

It’s been a decade since Trumanell Branson disappeared, leaving only a bloody handprint behind. Her pretty face still hangs like a watchful queen on the posters on the walls of the town’s Baptist church, the police station, and in the high school. They all promise the same thing: We will find you. Meanwhile, her brother, Wyatt, lives as a pariah in the desolation of the old family house, cleared of wrongdoing by the police but tried and sentenced in the court of public opinion and in a new documentary about the crime.

When Wyatt finds a lost girl dumped in a field of dandelions, making silent wishes, he believes she is a sign. The town’s youngest cop, Odette Tucker, believes she is a catalyst that will ignite a seething town still waiting for its own missing girl to come home. But Odette can’t look away. She shares a wound that won’t close with the mute, one-eyed mystery girl. And she is haunted by her own history with the missing Tru.

Desperate to solve both cases, Odette fights to save the lost girl in the present and to dig up the shocking truth about a fateful night in the past–the night her friend disappeared, the night that inspired her to become a cop, the night that wrote them all a role in the town’s dark, violent mythology.

In this twisty psychological thriller, Julia Heaberlin paints unforgettable portraits of a woman and a girl who redefine perceptions of physical beauty and strength.

 

My Thoughts:

I’ve read some very positive reviews for this novel, and the book’s description has me thinking this could be a very good read. This will be my first Julia Heaberlin novel. I’m considering trying the audiobook for this one, but haven’t completely decided yet. I’m really starting to enjoy audiobooks a lot more, but there are times where they don’t work out as well for me. Either way, I’m really looking forward to reading this.

Have you read this yet? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

 

Happy Reading!

Have a great week!

Goodreads Monday – July 20, 2020

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners . To take part, simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off.  Be sure to check out Lauren’s blog too!!

 

Today the book I’m going to show off is :

 

Always the Last to Know by Kristan Higgins

 

Always the Last to Know

Published June 9th 2020 by Berkley Books
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Goodreads Description:

The Frosts are a typical American family. Barb and John, married almost fifty years, are testy and bored with each other…who could blame them after all this time? At least they have their daughters– Barb’s favorite, the perfect, brilliant Juliet; and John’s darling, the free-spirited Sadie. The girls themselves couldn’t be more different, but at least they got along, more or less. It was fine. It was enough.

Until the day John had a stroke, and their house of cards came tumbling down.

Now Sadie has to put her career as a teacher and struggling artist in New York on hold to come back and care for her beloved dad–and face the love of her life, whose heart she broke, and who broke hers. Now Juliet has to wonder if people will notice that despite her perfect career as a successful architect, her perfect marriage to a charming Brit, and her two perfect daughters, she’s spending an increasing amount of time in the closet having panic attacks.

And now Barb and John will finally have to face what’s been going on in their marriage all along.

From the author of Good Luck with That and Life and Other Inconveniences comes a new novel of heartbreaking truths and hilarious honesty about what family really means.

 

My Thoughts:

I actually just finished this today.  I really enjoyed this wonderful novel and I will have my review up soon.  I was already a huge fan of Kristan Higgins and this book made me like her writing even more.

 

Have you read this novel yet? Do you plan on reading it?

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Have a great week!!

Happy reading!!

Goodreads Monday – October 14, 2019

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners . To take part, simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off.  Be sure to check out Lauren’s blog too!!

Today the book I’m going to show off is :

 

Take It Back by Kia Abdullah

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Published August 8, 2019 by HarperCollins Publishers

Goodreads Description:

The Victim: A sixteen-year-old girl with facial deformities, neglected by an alcoholic mother. Who accuses four boys of something unthinkable.

The Defendants: Four handsome teenage boys from hardworking immigrant families. All with corroborating stories.

Someone is lying.

Former barrister Zara Kaleel, one of London’s brightest young legal minds, takes up Jodie Wolfe’s case; she believes her, even if those closest to Jodie do not.

Jodie and Zara become the centre of the most explosive criminal trial of the year, in which ugly divisions within British society are exposed. As everything around Zara begins to unravel she becomes even more determined to get Jodie the justice she’s looking for. But at what price?

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My Thoughts:

This sounds like it is going to be a very intense and emotional read.  I’m hoping to start reading it very soon. I have a feeling it’s going to be hard to put down.

Have you read this book?  Are you planning on reading it?

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Goodreads Monday – September 23, 2019

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners . To take part, simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off.  Be sure to check out Lauren’s blog too!!

Today the book I’m going to show off is :

 

Six Minutes by Petronella McGovern

Six Minutes

Published July 1, 2019 by Allen & Unwin

 

Goodreads Description:

 

How can a child disappear from under the care of four playgroup mums?

One Thursday morning, Lexie Parker dashes to the shop for biscuits, leaving Bella in the safe care of the other mums in the playgroup.

Six minutes later, Bella is gone.

Police and media descend on the tiny village of Merrigang on the edge of Canberra. Locals unite to search the dense bushland. But as the investigation continues, relationships start to fracture, online hate messages target Lexie, and the community is engulfed by fear.

Is Bella’s disappearance connected to the angry protests at Parliament House? What secrets are the parents hiding? And why does a local teacher keep a photo of Bella in his lounge-room?

What happened in those six minutes and where is Bella?

 

The clock is ticking…

 

My Thoughts:

 

I have this book on audio and can’t wait to start listening!  From the description this sounds like it’s going to be a very intense read.

 

Have you read this book?  Are you planning on reading it?

I’d love to hear your thoughts!