Bully Boy Blue by John Nicholl

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Bully Boy Blue is an Intense Dark Thriller.

Inspector Michael Conner was more than just a bully and wife-beater; he was a smooth-talking manipulator as well. Michael was relentless in his cruel treatment to his wife. Kathy Conner was once a happy woman with ambitions. But, Michael’s verbal, emotional, and physical abuse had broken her down. She felt alone in the world without support. Michael had convinced her family, friends, and the law officers at the station, that Kathy was not right in the head.

Kathy was beaten down, with no hope. Her calls for help had gone unanswered for a year. And, every time she’d tried to escape, Michael would find her, drag her home, and beat her. Kathy found an inner strength, though, after becoming pregnant for the second time. Kathy was determined not to allow her husband to end this life like he did the first.

Michael had done his best to convince people to ignore his crazy wife’s pleas for help. He underestimated Kathy, though. Thinking that she was brainless, was a big mistake.

This is a well-written dark novella. My emotions were in turmoil from the very first page. Bully Boy Blue is not for the fainthearted, however. It’s graphic, violent, and disturbing. It’s unfortunate, though, that monsters like Michael actually do exist.

Thank you, John Nicholl, for my complimentary copy of Bully Boy Blue.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse

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Coming, 7/18/17 – A Book Too Good To Miss.
The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse- I Absolutely Loved It!

The Art of Hiding is a superbly written, captivating and heartfelt novel. It’s a story, well told, and too good to miss!

Nina McCarrick was a happy and contented wife. She had a loving husband; a gorgeous home, and two sons, who attended a prestigious private school. Nina’s fantasy world, however, came crashing down, after her husband’s accident. Finn, the man whom she had loved and trusted, had hidden important information from her. Sadly, Nina didn’t discover this, until it was too late. The man whom Nina loved more than anything in the world was an enigma. She was shocked to find out that she really, didn’t know Finn, at all.

When Nina first got married and moved out of her poverty-stricken neighborhood, she thought that she had arrived. Nina was in love with life. But, what she didn’t realize at the time, was that pieces of her personality were being swept away and buried. And by the time she lost her husband, Nina was just a shell of a person of who she once was. It was Tiggy, the sister whom Nina had distanced herself from, who came to her rescue. She reminded Nina of the fearless girl she had once been, before a fancy lifestyle and husband, stripped that away.

Nina didn’t know how she was going to live and support her boys. What she discovered, though, was that it was family, friends, and genuine kindness from strangers, who made the difference for her. And that sometimes, less, truly was more.

I’m glad that I discovered the talented author, Amanda Prowse. Her newest book, The Art of Hiding is now one of my favorite books and a novel that I will definitely read again. I absolutely loved, everything about this book! Highly recommended.

Thank you, Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy!

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

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Today’s New Releases

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Reminder-Today’s New Releases

My Review-Secrets of the Tulip Sisters-5 Stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/07/08/17/secrets-of-the-tulip-sisters-by-susan-mallery/

My Review-I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool-4-stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/07/07/i-need-a-lifeguard-everywhere-but-the-pool-by-lisa-scottoline-francesca-serritella

Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery

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Don’t Miss This 5-Star Captivating New Release by Susan Mallery
Coming July 11, 2017–I loved it!

Kelly and Olivia were strangers to each other, even though they were sisters and had once been very close. Coming from a dysfunctional home and forced to live apart for years had scarred them.

Kelly was speechless when Olivia unexpectedly showed up at their father’s home. Her sister was stunning. Kelly hadn’t seen Olivia for thirteen years. And, unlike her chic, stylish sister, Kelly lived in boots, jeans, and tee shirts. Kelly loved working as a farmer, but standing next to Olivia, made her cringe and feel like a country bumpkin. Olivia and Kelly, however, were both hiding something from the other. They were also aware that to enjoy the sisterly bond that they once had, they’d have to confess their secrets, risk hurting one another, and hope that their relationship survived.

Secrets of the Tulip Sisters is about relationships, love, and forgiveness. There are several complicated love stories within this book. Although the book touches on some dark subjects, it is not at all depressing. Susan Mallery, peppers her writing, with a lot of humor making the story thoroughly enjoyable. I found this book to be well-written, compelling and thought-provoking. Susan Mallery is one of my favorite authors, and now, I can’t wait for her next new release.

Thank you, Harlequin Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella

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New Release Coming July 11, 2017- Check it out!

 

In the book, I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool, Lisa Scottoline, and her daughter, Francesca Serritella, team up to write about incidents that occurred in their lives.

I found the book to be engaging and easy to read. Each chapter is crafted by either Lisa Scottoline or Francesca Serritella. Both writers, are good storytellers. Because different people find different things funny, I didn’t rate this book on how humorous I thought it was. I realize that, what I might not find funny, someone else would find hysterical. I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool is a captivating and well-written read.

Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Best Thriller New Releases for April/May/June 2017

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In Case You Have Missed These New 5-Star Thriller Releases

Here Are My Reviews:

Released 5/30/17 Secrets of the Dead by Carol Wyer- 5 stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/04/18/the-secret-room-by-sandra-block/

Released 4/18/17 Gone Without A Trace by Mary Torjussen- 5 stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/04/18/gone-without-a-trace-by-mary-torjussen/

Released 4/18/17 The Secret Room by Sandra Block- 5 stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/04/18/the-secret-room-by-sandra-block/

Released 4/12/17 Serenity Avenged by Craig A. Hart- 5 stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/04/28/serenity-avenged-by-craig-a-hart/

Released 4/11/17 One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline- 5 stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/04/11/one-perfect-lie-by-lisa-scottoline/