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The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

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Don’t Miss This Fascinating New Release Coming 7/25/17.

I Loved It!

 

The Marriage Pact is a fast-paced, riveting psychological thriller.
Alice and Jake were newlyweds, and after receiving encouragement, from influential people, joined the Pact. It was very exciting, cryptic, and new. The Pact was a secret society that followed and enforced a set of rules that guaranteed successful marriages for their members. At first, the Pact sounded wonderful. Alice and Jake were all for having their marriage last forever.

When Vivian had come to their home carrying the Pact contract, Alice and Jake should have escorted her out the door. But since she convinced the couple that there had never been a divorce within the Pact, Alice and Jake signed the papers. It wasn’t until Alice and Jake broke some rules that their torture began, and their life started to spin out of control.

I found the storyline captivating, and although the book is a work of fiction and the punishments over-the-top, parts of the Pact reminded me of various cults. The book is fascinating, the characters complex and likable and the dialogue realistic. The Pact is an entertaining novel, engrossing and thought-provoking. This is the first book that I have read by this talented author, but it will not be my last.

Thank you, Random House Publishing Group-Ballantine and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~5 out of 5 stars ~Review by Peg Glover

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Lockdown by Laurie R. King

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New Gripping Intense Thriller
by Laurie R. King

 

Linda McDonald was well aware of the huge project she took on when she accepted the position at the Guadalupe Middle School. Gangs, violence, bullying, and drugs were the norm there. But after only a year as their principal, Linda had fallen in love with the students and could already see improvements in their schoolwork. Sure, Guadalupe Middle School still had problems, some of them weighed more heavily on her than others, such as, the missing eleven-year-old, and the student who was murdered. But, nothing prepared Linda McDonald for what she would face on Career Day.

Sergeant Olivia Mendez, of San Felipe Police Department, was walking the school perimeter when she eyed Gordon, Linda McDonald’s husband. There was something mysterious and shady about Gordon. But until he gave her cause for real concern, she wouldn’t investigate. Olivia didn’t have many friends, and she was afraid that if she dug too deeply into Gordon’s past, she would lose Linda McDonald’s friendship. However, Olivia still planned on watching Gordon, closely, along with Tio, the janitor. There was something off about that man, also. He didn’t act like a janitor. Tio was hiding something, Olivia was certain of it. But, today she would concentrate on Career day. Olivia would make sure that everything went as smoothly and safely as possible. She was wrong though, very, very wrong.

Lockdown is a fast-paced, intense, and gripping thriller. Once I got to know the unique characters in this complex story, I couldn’t put it down.

Thank you, Random House Publishing Group-Ballantine and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy!

~4 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

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Pretty Dolls and Hand Grenades by Cara Reinard

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Don’t Miss This Brilliantly Crafted, Unputdownable, Complex Thriller!

I Loved It!

 

 

Pretty Dolls and Hand Grenades is a brilliantly crafted, unputdownable, complex thriller. I was captivated from the very first page.

Cece Laramie’s life was spinning out of control. Her perfect family was disintegrating. Cece caught her husband, Mitchell, cheating on her; anorexia was stealing her daughter’s life and her loner son was obsessed with weapons and terrorism.

Cece was fighting to keep her OCD from taking over her life. She didn’t want to become like her impossible, crazy mother. But, she was rapidly losing that battle. Her OCD was spinning out of control, blinding migraines were crippling her, and all she could think of was getting revenge. Cece wanted her old life back, but first, she wanted Mitchell and his playmate, Kate, to suffer.

Cece figured that Dinah, her new Russian friend, was probably a psychopath. She was cold, calculating and downright scary. She promised Cece that if she followed her instructions, Mitchell and Kate would get their comeuppance. Cece was petrified carrying out the things Dinah was mandating her to do, but crossing the Russian mastermind wasn’t a comforting option, either. Cece sincerely hoped that prison time wasn’t in her future.

Pretty Dolls and Hand Grenades is a cleverly written, character-driven, edge-of-the-seat psychological thriller. If you enjoyed Gone Girl, you’re going to devour this novel. I can’t wait to read more by this talented author. This book gets 5 shining stars from me.

Thank you, Wild Rose Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it!

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

 

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Best New Thrillers Released in Jan Feb March 2017

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My Reviews of Three 5 star New Thriller Releases Jan/Feb/March- Recap

 

If you missed reading about these thrillers, I’ve included the links to my reviews.

 

The Silent Wife copyReleased 2/24/17 The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/24/the-silent-wifeby-kerry-fisher/

 

 

Serenity Stalked. copyReleased 1/14/17 Serenity Stalked by Craig A. Hart
https://write-escape.com/2017/01/19/serenity-stalked-by-craig-a-hart/

 

 

Gone copy.jpgReleased 1/10/17 Gone by Elisabeth Naughton
https://write-escape.com/2017/01/10/gone-by-elisabeth-naughton-5-stars/

 

 

 

Secrets of the Dead by Carol Wyer

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New Unputdownable Crime Thriller by Carol Wyer, Coming 5/30/17!

This is One Book that You’re Not Going to Want to Miss!

 

Secrets of the Dead is a Brilliantly crafted, perfectly paced crime thriller. I loved every page of this riveting novel.

DI Robyn Carter is exhausted, she hasn’t slept in days; neither has her team. There is a serial killer loose in Litchfield England, and the dead bodies are beginning to pile up. Because, of gang war killings in the area, DCI Mulholland can’t authorize more help for Robyn’s team. DI Tom Sherarer should be working with Robyn, but because she has bruised his ego, Tom is blocking Robyn’s progress instead of assisting her. But, DI Robyn Carter is not above breaking a few rules, and if thinking and working outside the box is what it takes to get the job done, then so be it.

Journalist, Amy Walters, named the serial killer, the Lichfield Leopard, and the residents of the town are petrified. Someone is feeding Amy information, but who? The killer always seems to be one step ahead of DI Carter, and the thought of more innocent lives being taken was making Robyn sick. The race to capture the scruffy, wild-eyed, crazed monster was on.

There isn’t a dull page in this book. It’s captivating and unputdownable. The tension, twists and turns, kept me flipping the pages. This is the first book that I have read by this talented author, but it won’t be my last. I love finding new favorite authors, and Carol Wyer is now one of them. I’ll eagerly await for her next book to be published. Don’t miss discovering this author for yourself. Secrets of the Dead gets 5-shining stars from me.

Thank you, Bookouture and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it!

~5 out of 5 shining stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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