Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Falling by Jane Green

This book is about Emma who has given up her fast paced life in New York City. She moves to a quiet beach town where she meets Dominic, her new landlord, along with his young son, Jesse. Well, you know right away what's going to happen here. BUT, there is an unexpected thing that does happen in the book and I won't give it away here. However, I have to say this, is by far the weakest female character I have ever seen. About halfway in the book, a SLIGHT misunderstanding takes place between Emma and Dominic, plunging Emma into a depression to the point of where she keeps thinking "it's over." I didn't understand the author's intent here. Why did she make Emma so dramatic. I didn't find much of this believable. I know I will not be in the majority here with my review. As always though, I am grateful for the opportunity to read this book. My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the publishers and to NetGalley! 

I was really interested in this book and to be truthful, I was hooked right away. The book revolves around a terrible car accident which kills five year old Jacob where the driver leaves the scene. What happens after that is a whirlwind of a story! Revolving around the mother of the child, the suspect driver as well as the police who are on the case made this a book I couldn't put down!  In fact, this is the first book in a long time that I couldn't wait to get back to when I was busy doing other things. 

I don't want to give too much away because a lot does happen and I would love for you to read it and enjoy it the way I did. I saw someone comment that they didn't like how the author went behind the scenes in the police officers' personal lives, but I have to say, I enjoyed that. The author was not overly wordy with descriptions and so it kept me hooked. I like how she described all the characters, actually.  

Word has it that the author has a new book out this year. I will definitely be checking that out. Go ahead and read this. It truly was a great read.