The Woman in the Mirror by Rebecca James

The Woman in the Mirror by Rebecca James is one of the best suspense thriller I read in the recent times.

Back in 1947, Alice gets a job as a governess to the twins of Winterbourne. She can’t help falling for the Captain. But before she could dream any further, the house starts playing weird games. Just like the other women before her in Winterbourne, Alice loses her sanity and ends up in an asylum.

In the present day, Rachel in America receives a letter about Winterbourne property she acquired after death of her family. Being an adopted child, she never knew her roots but always wanted to find out her lineage. She decides to go to England to find about her family. Rachel finally finds out about her family, and the curse upon the de Greys.

This is a gripping novel with amazing twists. The detailing took my breath away. I couldn’t sleep at nights and the story seemed to bring a slight shiver down my spine. Extremely well written. The female leads are incredible. A must read, I must say! The book will be up for sale from March 17th, 2020.

Special thanks to Edelweiss Plus and Minotaur Books for sharing the ARC copy with me.

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Another Shot by Stephen Anthony Brotherton – Book Review

Another Shot by Stephen Anthony Brotherton by is an interesting novel. Jo-Jo comes searching for Freddie almost after thirty years. After their teenage love affair, they parted ways and moved on with their lives. How does the reentry of Jo-Jo in Freddie’s life affect him?

The rekindling of their love brings back so many memories, untold feelings and apologies. Freddie and Jo-Jo both are still in love with each other but they dont know what to do with that love. The timeline in the story is unique.

The author also mentioned a thing or two about certain mental illnesses, broken families and kids dealing with their broken parents. The best part is the author wrote this story inspired by some true events in his own life. An entertaining book. The pace felt a little slow in between the pages but the story as a whole is very sweet.

The Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey – Book Review

The Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey is a romantic fiction. Finn Walker a special agent with the Coastal Guard Investigative Services who is investigating the death of a Coastal Guard officer. Investigative reporter Gabby is hiding from a mafia leader whom she put behind the bars. Finn and Gabby who are stuck together investigate the serial deaths of the coastal guards.

Finn and Gabby love each other but remain calm in the fear of losing each other. Finn tries his best to keep Gabby safe while Gabby is a strong and brave journalist who won’t give up a story for any reason.
During the investigation, Finn and Gabby fall in danger’s way many times but their determination finally helps them unravel the suspense and the killer and also catch a big smuggling racket.

A sweet story of love, family, suspense and second chance. I loved it.

Letters to a Stranger by Mercedes Pinto Maldonado – Book Review

Letters to a Stranger by Mercedes Pinto Maldonado is a fiction where the protagonist Berta has to come back to Spain from London to settle the financials and properties after her mother’s death. Berta has a troubled childhood from which she runs away at the age of nineteen and builds a life of her own in London.

Berta has to face her childhood demons while she stays at the house where she grew up. When she tried to find answers from her past with the help of a private detective, she finds herself in trouble. Her nanny Teresa, pet cat Aris and her doll Neca are her only companions. She finds a bunch of letters in the attic and starts reading them. Berta falls in love with the writer of the letters who happens to be living far away in USA trying very hard to get back in touch with his love Yolanda.

The story’s plotline is a little flat but readable. I really wish Berta finally settled with Saul.

The Secret of the Sacred Scarab – Book One from Chronicles of the Stone Series by Fiona Ingram

The Secret of the Sacred Scarab by Fiona Ingram is one of the books that literally took me on a roller coaster ride. I must say this is absolute read for kids as well as adults. Not many books like these are written these days. Kids would love them and I say this because my daughter who is not much of a reader loved it and made me read it to her every night. This book has been sitting on my computer for a while but I couldn’t read it since last few months. It was really getting me difficult to put my mind to reading after my dad passed away in March.

Then again when I started reading this book, I couldn’t put it down. Adam and Justin Sinclair are two cousins who get to visit Egypt with their Aunt. Egypt, the land of adventures unfolds yet another adventure for them and suddenly they are in the middle of a huge mystery. The story is about how these two young kids solve it. The details are amazingly written by the author Fiona Ingram. I could see the whole story running in my mind while reading this book.

Very enchanting and capturing book. I totally enjoyed it.