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Monday, April 19, 2021

Show Me Your Books - March

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I feel like it has been forever since I did a What I Read. To be honest, I haven't read that much in months. I guess I was in a reading funk. But I read a few books this month and they were really good!

Goodnight Beautiful - Aimee Molloy
Genre: Suspense, Mystery, Thriller
Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Goodnight Beautiful - Aimee Molloy

This book is broken up into three parts. I really loved part 1 and then I became a bit confused. I finally got what was going on, but I just wish it stuck with part ones way of the story. 

Newlyweds Sam and Annie move from New York City to Sam's hometown to take care of his mother. They move into a beautiful house, renovate an area for Sam's office and things are falling into place beautifully. Sam is a psychotherapist and sees his patients in his new office which is downstairs in their home. Annie's life has changed since moving from NYC and she is a bit bored. Until she hears one of the sessions Sam is in. Annie starts listening to all of Sam's sessions and knows all the towns secrets. One of Sam's patients seems a bit off and Sam goes missing one night. Where is he?

I loved reading the sessions that Sam was in and seeing Annie's obsession start. But then it goes to part 2 and that is where some confusion starts. I liked the book, but some of it just seemed too far fetched. 

Here is Amazon's synopsis:

A handsome psychotherapist. His lonely wife. And in his home office ceiling, a vent …

You’d listen too, wouldn’t you? (You know you would.)

Newlyweds Sam Statler and Annie Potter are head over heels, and excited to say good-bye to New York City and start a life together in Sam's sleepy hometown upstate. Or, it turns out, a life where Annie spends most of her time alone while Sam, her therapist husband, works long hours in his downstairs office, tending to the egos of his (mostly female) clientele. Little does Sam know that through a vent in his ceiling, every word of his sessions can be heard from the room upstairs. The pharmacist's wife, contemplating a divorce. The well-known painter whose boyfriend doesn’t satisfy her in bed. Who could resist listening? Everything is fine until the French girl in the green mini Cooper shows up, and Sam decides to go to work and not come home, throwing a wrench into Sam and Annie's happily ever after. 

Don't Look for Me - Wendy Walker
Genre: Suspense, Mystery, Thriller
Rating: 4 1/2 starts

Don't Look for Me - Wendy Walker

I read this one quickly...in about a day and a half. Once I started, I wanted to know what happened. The story goes back and forth between Molly and her daughter, Nik. And Molly's starts from day one that she goes missing and Nik's starts around day 14 of her mother missing.

Molly disappears on the drive home from her son's football game. She has stopped at this gas station many times over the years, but this time they find her car abandoned. She got into a heated argument with her kids that morning and her family thinks she has left them. Fast forward two weeks and her daughter Nik gets a tip that someone had seen her mother. Nik goes back to the town and tries to find out what happened to her mother. Did she leave on her own or did something bad happen.

I don't want to give away Molly's parts, but read this. I really enjoyed it and kept guessing what happens and I only got part of it right. There is one part that I was very shocked and another that I saw coming. Bottom line: read it.

Here is Amazon's synopsis:

They called it a “walk away.” The car abandoned miles from home. The note found at a nearby hotel. The shattered family. It happens all the time. Women disappear, desperate to start over. But what really happened to Molly Clarke?

The night Molly disappeared began with a storm, running out of gas, and a man offering her a ride to safety. But when the doors lock shut, Molly begins to suspect she has made a terrible mistake.

A new lead brings Molly’s daughter, Nicole, back to the small, desolate town where her mother was last seen to renew the desperate search. The locals are sympathetic and eager to help. The innkeeper. The bartender. Even the police. Until secrets begin to reveal themselves and Nicole comes closer to the truth about that night—and the danger surrounding her.

What did you read this month?

26 comments :

  1. Yay to a 41/2 star review. Has me intrigued.

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  2. Dont look for me has been added to my reading list! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

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  3. Don't look for me sounds really good!!

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    1. It is a good book. Definitely not what you expect to happen.

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  4. Oh my gosh, reading the synopsis for Don’t Look for Me on the edge of my seat!!

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    1. It isn't a thriller or scary at all. It is sooo good though. A good mystery.

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  5. I have Don't Look for Me on my bookshelf waiting to be read. Happy to hear you liked it.

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  6. I haven't read much lately either, but yesterday was a cozy rainy day and I picked back up a book I had started and dove right back in. It felt so nice <3

    Green Fashionista

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  7. Oooohh, now I need to read DON'T WALK AWAY! I recently finished THE SEARCHER, and it was really good!

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  8. Don't look for me sounds fabulous!

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  9. I have said this a million times.... I need to find a good book to read.

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  10. Don't Look for Me sounds interesting! Thanks for the review!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  11. I agree on Goodnight Beautiful. I heard Don't Look For Me was great but I haven't read it!

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    1. Glad to know you thought the same thing on Goodnight Beautiful. Don't Look for Me is really good.

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  12. I love a book that I dont want to put down because I want to know what happened.

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    1. Me too. That makes the best books and then I am sad when it is over.

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  13. Don't look for me sounds really gripping if you read it so quickly but it's not the kind of book for me - I like light reads mostly, I read just before bed as it's the only quiet time I get as the kids are asleep, haha! But if a book is too intense or scary it's hard to get to sleep after, ha!

    Hope that you are having a lovely week :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. I totally get that. Don't Look for Me was sort of like that at the end, but throughout it isn't scary. More of a mystery. I hope you are having a good week too!

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