REVIEW: All the Best Lies by Joanna Schaffhausen

All the Best LiesTitle: All the Best Lies by Joanna Schaffhausen
Pages: 400
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 11th February 2020
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

FBI agent Reed Markham is haunted by one painful unsolved mystery: who murdered his mother? Camilla was brutally stabbed to death more than forty years ago while baby Reed lay in his crib mere steps away. But a shattering family secret changes everything Reed knows about his origins, his murdered mother, and his powerful adoptive father, state senator Angus Markham. Now Reed has to wonder if his mother’s killer is uncomfortably close to home.

Reed enlists his friend, suspended cop Ellery Hathaway, to join his quest in Vegas. Ellery has experience with both troubled families and diabolical murderers, having narrowly escaped from each of them.

Far from home and relying only on each other, Reed and Ellery discover young Camilla had snared the attention of dangerous men, any of whom might have wanted to shut her up for good. They start tracing his twisted family history, knowing the path leads back to a vicious killer—one who has been hiding in plain sight for forty years and isn’t about to give up now.

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February 2020 TBR!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my February TBR (also my birthday month!). I did really well in January and according to Goodreads I’m up to date with my reading challenge, so hopefully I can keep that going this month.

The Manifestations of Sherlock Holmes by James Lovegrove: I’m currently reading this collection of short stories and I’m enjoying it so far though I do feel that Holmes has solved the cases extremely fast in some of them! I’m not very far in yet though so maybe there’s longer stories further in.

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January 2020 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! January, which always seems to be a struggle to get through, is finally over so that means I’m posting my wrap up. Last January I only managed two books which was super disappointing; however, I am very pleased to say that this year I managed to read seven books!

Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare: I finally read this giant book and it was actually everything I was hoping for. Admittedly, some stories were confusing as they had a lot of characters and I was struggling to remember who was who and who was related to the characters I already knew. I don’t know how Cassie manages to keep up with this world! My favourite stories were the ones with Jem and Tessa and the brief moments they manage to have together. Then the stories at the end when they’re finally together, that was super emotional. I loved this and I can’t wait for Chain of Gold now!

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January 2020 Book Haul!

Hey guys! You know how said I wanted to tackle my TBR this year? Well I’m not really helping myself achieve that goal with all the books I got in the first month of 2020. On the plus side, they look like good books and I don’t regret getting them. Also half of them were kindly sent to me for review. Here’s what I got this month:

The Sight of You by Holly Miller: I won this one in a giveaway and it doesn’t come out until June 2020 so I was thriller about that! I don’t normally go for romance but this one had a nice twist to it which sounded really intriguing. There’s two main characters: Joel and Callie. Joel has visions of the future and he believes the only way to prevent bad things from happening is to never let anyone close to him again. Callie has been lost since her best friend died and doesn’t know how to be the person she used to be. When they meet, it feels life-changing until Joel has a vision of how it’s going to end. It sounds really good and I hope it lives up to my expectations!

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All of my unread books (#2)

Hey guys! I went away this weekend and I didn’t have time to prepare a post for today, but I didn’t want to disappear and not post anything again like I normally do (One of my goals this year is to blog more and so far I think I’m doing well and I want to keep it up). I wanted something quick and easy to do, so I thought I’d share with you an updated list of all my unread books. I first did this in September 2018 and you can take a look at that here if you’re interested.

The first time I did this I had 98 unread books and this time I have 86, so in over a year I haven’t really got much further on with my TBR problem. However, there’s quite a few series on my first one that I’ve now read (Shatter MeDavid Raker, Percy Jackson) so I’m quite pleased with that. Below are my current unread books and this time I decided to group it by author because I thought that would be better.

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BLOG TOUR: The Guesthouse by Abbie Frost

book jacketTitle: The Guesthouse by Abbie Frost
Pages: 320
Published by: HarperCollins
Publication date: 9th January 2020
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

You use an app, called Cloud BNB, to book a room online. And on a cold and windy afternoon you arrive at The Guesthouse, a dramatic old building on a remote stretch of hillside in Ireland.

You are expecting a relaxing break, but you find something very different. Something unimaginable. Because a killer has lured you and six other guests here and now you can’t escape.

One thing’s for certain: not all of you will come back from this holiday alive…

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Five Book Series I Want to Finish in 2020

Hey guys! One of my 2020 reading resolutions was to finish series I’m in the middle of and so today I thought I would pick out my top five series that I’m determined to finish this year. So without further ado, lets get into it!

The Nevernight Chronicle by Jay Kristoff

I feel like I don’t have any excuse for not finishing this series. Despite having a rocky start with Nevernight, I ended up loving it and thought it was one of the darkest and most interesting stories I’ve come across. I really love how this series is completely driven by the need for revenge and that the main character, Mia Corvere, is in no way, shape or form a good character. I’m terrified of how it will end though as I’ve seen many shocked reactions but at the same time I’m kind of looking forward to it?

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