I See You, Clare Mackintosh – Book Review

Wowzers! I’ve had quite a strange Christmas; surgery and spending 6 days in the hospital! All good now – just thankful for my loved ones. ANYWAY with all that time in a bed I got to read a book I’ve been dying to get my eyes on! 😀

I See You

Rating: 3.7/5 (SORRY I just couldn’t give it a 3.5 or 4…HAHA!)

I See You by Clare Mackintosh is one of those books I got hooked to, it was creepy enough to keep me reading yet had a slice predictably…but don’t let that stop you from giving it a chance!

If you haven’t read  I SeeI found Mackintosh did a wonderful job until  You, it’s about a women named Zoe Walker who finds her photo in the classifieds section of the newspaper and understandably  wants to know why her face is next to a phone numer and website called FindTheOne.com. A website where unsuspecting women’s commute details are posted for men to buy, and then do whatever they want with. Zoe discovers some women are victims of violent crimes, even murder. Zoe becomes paranoid, worried she is the next target. I say no more!

There are many WOAH moments in I See You. I’m not a paranoid person but even I thought whether I could be followed easily or stalked. Until chapter 33 I was hooked and thought Mackintosh’s book deserved a 4/5. In chapter 33 the book became predictable and I started rolling my eyes(Sorry!). Throughout the book I did wonder if Zoe’s character needed more depth – or perhaps I thought the woman was a bit…dim! I DID like this book, I just wanted to LOVE it so I was a tad disappointed with the last few chapters. 😕

I want to know what YOU think! Have you read I See You? Have you read I Let You Go, Mackintosh’s previous book? I don’t have my next book chosen, so let’s hear some suggestions! 📚 I’m in the need of another good mystery or thriller I think! What are YOU reading? I’m eager to hear from all you lovely people. 😙*Stay tuned for my LAST 2016 post…it’s going.to be a good one! All about this year’s BEST books and a few things I’ve learned 😁

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Book Review Monday

As promised, today I’ll be reviewing two riveting books I read in June. Baby Doll by Hollie Overton and My Husband’s Son by Deborah O’Connor. Happy Independence Day to my neighbors to the south! 🌍📚🍷

Baby Doll by Hollie Overton
Rating: 5/5

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Lily, abducted as a teenager, now has a child named Sky. Together they are being held captive…until one day their captor leaves the bolt to the room unlocked.

At the beginning of the book I hadn’t a clue what to expect since the kidnapped was back with her family within the first few chapters. Usually this wouldn’t happen until the end, so I had no idea what filled the book ahead of me.

Throughout this book I kept thinking how good it was, but how bad it could be if the author went in a certain direction. The author does a good job at capturing the struggles and joys in the characters lives. I enjoyed that this book wasn’t strictly about Lily’s years in captivity, like all (?) books dealing with situations like this. Instead it’s about life after she’s freed and building a new life for herself and her daughter, Sky. Yes, there are parts that were unrealistic and I was quite skeptical that things would play out like that in real life but hey, it’s fiction right?

Overall I loved this book and finished it in 2 days.

My Husbands Son by Deborah O’Connor

Rating: 4/5

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Heidi and Jason…a couple who are brought together by the loss of their children. They met at a conference for parents dealing with this loss. Heidi’s daughter was murdered, Jason’s son was abducted and is still missing. One day Heidi sees a boy that looks just like Jason’s missing son. Interesting plot, right?

My Husbands Son was a good book. Due to the fascinating plot and fast paced nature, the author kept me hooked all the way through. I’ve given it 3 stars stars because I don’t actually LIKE any of the characters in this book; Heidi is strange, Jason is an ass face, Tommy is very creepy, Vicky had no brains…just no depth. I would still recommend reading this one though, because the story line is quite captivating. Until the ending, where I just wanted to hit my head against a wall.

Up next I’m reading Room, which I’ve been excited to read since it came out. I’m very interested to hear from you about these books. Would you read either of them? Have you? What are you reading? Happy reading!

Book Review Monday

Oooh exciting stuff, I know. It’s Monday and I’m ready to review two books I read recently. Both books were sent to me by publishers, in return for an honest review. So here they are!

Forgotten Secrets by Robin Perini
Published: July 19th, 2016
Rating: 4/5
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Forgotten Secrets is basically about an FBI agent, Riley Lambert and an ex-navy SEAL, Thanyne Blackwood. Together they investigate missing women in Wyoming, one being Riley’s sister and another being Thayne’s sister. This book is certainly fast paced, there’s really no break in action. I read this one in less than 2 days and was captivated the whole time. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was the whole plot is rather unbelievable and the ending has a few too many rainbows and butterflies. No spoilers though! Once this book is released to the public in July I would highly recommend it to all of you, it’s a fun book that will grab you right away.

Saving Abby by Steena Holmes
Published: May 31st, 2016
Rating: 2/5
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I was very excited when the publisher sent me a copy of Saving Abby, but soon after I settled into a comfy chair and began reading this one I was unimpressed. The two main characters, Josh and Claire are a fairy tale couple who seem to compliment each other well. I liked Josh, but Claire was just dense. She refused to help herself; wouldn’t take her medicine, wouldn’t eat and lied about how she was feeling. There wasn’t one relationship in this book I felt a connection to either. Whether it was the friendship between Abby and Claire or Derek and Josh, it was all very tedious. The main focus of every character in the book seemed to be having a baby and living this very bland, streotypical life involving white fluffy dresses and future beautiful children.

On a personal note, I was very frustrated with the obsessed of motherhood, specifically being pregnant. I wish Steena Holmes wouldn’t have glorified it as much as she did, with “Baby Bucketlists”, “Pregnant Wishlists”, at some point I just wanted to scream. Why wasn’t adoption a viable opinion? Instead they proceeded to ruin their lives and everyone elses. The ending was drawn out to add to my annoyance.

I want to know what you think! Are these books that you’d want to read? What are you currently reading? What should I read next? Reminder that we can be friends on Goodreads! 👓📖📚