Reviews

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

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I had this book sitting on my shelf for months.  I don't know what it was but I just never picked it up.  Something else always seemed more interesting.  Take my advice, if you have this on your shelf, bring it to the top of your tbr list.  This book was full of plot twists...things I never saw coming.  Your emotions are all over the place with this one.  I can't say too much so as not to spoil it but I have read many reviews where people did not like this book because you're reading from the perspective of the con artist, then the next part of the book you go over the same scenarios but now in the mind of the victim.  I can see how maybe some people don't like this kind of writing, but for me personally, I like this type of psychological suspense where the how and the why's and the other perspective is revealed.  It's a fast read and I would say it's a good one to use as a palette cleanser.

 

Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more—a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted.
To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne—a socialite and philanthropist—and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale.
Amber’s envy could eat her alive . . . if she didn’t have a plan. Amber uses Daphne’s compassion and caring to insinuate herself into the family’s life—the first step in a meticulous scheme to undermine her. Before long, Amber is Daphne’s closest confidante, traveling to Europe with the Parrishes and their lovely young daughters, and growing closer to Jackson. But a skeleton from her past may undermine everything that Amber has worked towards, and if it is discovered, her well-laid plan may fall to pieces.
With shocking turns and dark secrets that will keep you guessing until the very end, The Last Mrs. Parrish is a fresh, juicy, and utterly addictive thriller from a diabolically imaginative talent.
~Goodreads
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Keep Her Safe by K.A. Tucker

Keep Her Safe

My introduction to K.A. Tucker as an author was through her book The Simple Wild.  This book checked all the boxes for me.  It was a new adult romance with a hate to love trope and some family drama.  This made me want to try out more of her work.  The next book of hers that I read was Say you still love me.  This book had a dual timeline going back and forth between what happened at a summer camp while growing up and the main characters as adults.  Honestly, after coming off of The Simple wild, this book seemed a bit young to me.  In the end, I enjoyed it, but became apprehensive about reading more of her books.  Next on my list from K.A. Tucker was He will be my ruin.  She did it again!  This book was a psychological thriller with some steamy love scenes.   Three different books, covering three different genres.  I am enjoying the unpredictability of this author.  Especially since, at the end of they day, she is a great author no matter what she writes.  Of course we all have our preferences on story lines and/or tropes but K. A. Tucker has proven that when you got it, you got it...no matter the genre.

This brings me to Keep her safe.  Once again, a completely different genre.  This time romantic suspense/thriller.  I don't usually like detective stories, but this one isn't your usual detective case story.

 

Noah Marshall has known a privileged and comfortable life thanks to his mother, the highly decorated chief of the Austin Police Department. But all that changes the night she reveals a skeleton that’s been rattling in her closet for years, and succumbs to the guilt of destroying an innocent family’s life. Reeling with grief, Noah is forced to carry the burden of this shocking secret.
Gracie Richards wasn’t born in a trailer park, but after fourteen years of learning how to survive in The Hollow, it’s all she knows anymore. At least here people don’t care that her dad was a corrupt Austin cop, murdered in a drug deal gone wrong. Here, she and her mother are just another family struggling to survive…until a man who clearly doesn’t belong shows up on her doorstep.
Despite their differences, Noah and Gracie are searching for answers to the same questions, and together, they set out to uncover the truth about the Austin Police Department’s dark and messy past. But the scandal that emerges is bigger than they bargained for, and goes far higher up than they ever imagined.
Complex, gritty, and thrilling, Keep Her Safe solidifies K.A. Tucker’s reputation as one of today’s most talented new voices in suspense.
~ Goodreads