Girl From the Tree House

Girl From the Tree House
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, Book # 1
BooksGoSocial
May 30, 2019
ebook from NetGalley
279
English
May 30, 2019 June 7, 2019

It all unraveled at the funeral...

Horace Reid's death opened the door to our freedom. His widow, Elizabeth, exists only on paper. She disappeared thirty years ago. It's us, the Tribe, who live in her body now. But nobody knows that. Us are Elise, the reluctant host, Lilly the closer, Ama, the proverbial mother, Sky, our wise guide, Amadeus, the warrior, and Luke, the man around the house. There are others, but we make sure they stay hidden and away from harm.

After Horace's funeral, they tried to lock us in a mental hospital. Our sister-in-law had it all carefully planned. Thanks to quick thinking—yes, being a multiple has its advantages—we escaped to New Zealand's South Island. Tucked away in the West Coast wilderness we... well, the plan was to continue our healing. We didn't expect that monsters from our past still had us on their radar. When the police accuse us of murder we have to run again. Where to go, which way to turn? Our neighbor Scott appears helpful, but can we trust him? Can we trust ourselves? Can we trust anyone?

The GIRL FROM THE TREE HOUSE is the first of a series of psychological thrillers set in current day New Zealand. It describes how Elizabeth, a thirty-two-year-old woman with multiple personalities (Dissociative Identity Disorder, DID), fights for her sanity and freedom. Four core personalities tell the story from the inside out, giving a touching insight into the workings of the dissociated mind. There are no graphic descriptions of abuse.


About the book

I would like to thank NetGalley and the author for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This is a different reading for me, I like psychological thriller and this is quite so. The book category is Mystery & Thrillers and Women’s Fiction on NetGalley website, but I have to say that the “thriller” part, isn’t about a crime as I thought when I read the synopsis. There isn’t even a “real crime” and with that I mean that the murder isn’t the “protagonist” or the main thing that needs to be solved. There is a murder but the protagonist’s tale is the main subject of the book.

The book is told by different points of view, but those points of view belong to the same person. This woman, because of the trauma endured when she was a child, has developed a dissociative identity disorder so the book is told by these multiple personalities that live inside her.

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The Wedding Crasher

The Wedding Crasher
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, Book # 1
Ruthenia Press
May 8, 2019
ebook
340
English
May 14, 2019 May 19, 2019

ISBN13: 9780999548738
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

A brunette in a bridal gown turns up in Pickett County, Tennessee, throat slit and ring finger missing. She’s the latest victim of the Wedding Crasher, a serial killer who murders women just weeks before their weddings.

Samantha Tate is Picket County’s yoga-loving, poker-playing new sheriff, a former Nashville homicide detective who struggles with her inner demons. To catch the meticulous murderer, Sam will have to follow her instincts and ignore her worst impulses. Can she stop the Wedding Crasher before another bride-to-be dies?


About the book

The Wedding Crasher begins immediately with the discovery of the body, a woman is found under a white oak, with a fairly dated wedding dress. Sheriff Samantha Tate knows that the “wedding crasher” is back. He didn’t make many casualties, “only” five, in Florida, in Georgia and then in Tennessee, but this is the second murder in the area and Samantha wants to solve the case.

With Samantha, Special agent Terry Sloan investigates, out of Tampa FBI that during the first investigation seems to have approached the new sheriff a little too much only then to return to Florida when the case became cold. Will they be able to solve it together? And what is hiding in Samantha’s past?

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A Perfect Evil

A Perfect Evil
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, Book # 1
Harlequin Mira
June 17th 2000
ebook
400
English
March 19, 2019 March 22, 2019

The brutal murders of three young boys paralyze the citizens of Platte City, Nebraska. What's worse is the grim realization that the man recently executed for the crimes was a copycat. When Sheriff Nick Morrelli is called to the scene of another grisly murder, it becomes clear that the real predator is still at large, waiting to kill again.

Morrelli understands the urgency of the case terrorizing his community, but it's the experienced eye of FBI criminal profiler Maggie O'Dell that pinpoints the true nature of the evil behind the killings--a revelation made all the more horrific when Morrelli's own nephew goes missing.

Maggie understands something else: the killer is enjoying himself, relishing his ability to stay one step ahead of her, making this case more personal by the hour. Because out there, watching, is a killer with a heart of pure and perfect evil.


First book in the series dedicated to Meggie O’Dell, an FBI expert in profiling. In this book we are in Nebraska, in a small town near Omaha where the body of a missing child is found near a river. The murder resembles the one of three children, that took place six years earlier. The problem? Someone has already paid for those murders, in fact he was executed a few months earlier. Copycat or is there something more underneath?

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Little Girls Sleeping

Little Girls Sleeping
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, Book # 1
Bookouture
May 31, 2019
ebook from NetGalley
284
English
May 20, 2019 May 27, 2019

He looked down at the little girl, sleeping peacefully, her arms wrapped around a teddy bear. He knew he was the only one who could save her. He could let her sleep forever.

An eight-year-old girl, Chelsea Compton, is missing in Pine Valley, California and for Detective Katie Scott it’s a cruel reminder of the friend who disappeared from summer camp twenty years ago. Unable to shake the memories, Katie vows she won’t rest until she discovers what happened to Chelsea.

But as Katie starts to investigate, the case reveals itself to be much bigger and more shocking than she feared. Hidden deep in the forest she unearths a makeshift cemetery: a row of graves, each with a brightly coloured teddy bear.

Katie links the graves to a stack of missing-persons cases involving young girls—finding a pattern no one else has managed to see. Someone in Pine Valley has been taking the town’s daughters for years, and Katie is the only one who can stop them.

And then another little girl goes missing, snatched from the park near her home.

Katie’s still haunted by the friend she failed to protect, and she’ll do anything to stop the killer striking again—but can she find the little girl before it’s too late?


About the book

I would like to thank NetGalley and the author for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first book of the new series by Jennifer Chase, a new author for me, dedicated to Detective Katie Scott. Katie has just returned from the war and her uncle, very fond of her, is at the airport to take her home. At home waiting for her there is a surprise, her faithful dog Cisco who saved her life in the war. Now both “retired” from the army, Katie must understand what she wants to do with her life. In the past, she was a police officer in Sacramento so her uncle, who is the sheriff of the city where she lives (Pine Valley in California), asks her to help them at the station. It’s here that Katie learns about the case of little Chelsea Compton, who disappeared four years ago.

Clashing with the appointed detective, Katie believes that the investigation made by the detective is superficial and with stubbornness manages to find the corpse. But with Chelsea’s body there’s another girl.

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Strong As Steel

Strong As Steel
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, Book # 10
Forge Books
April 23rd 2019
ebook
336
English
February 23, 2019 February 27, 2019

ISBN: 0765384671
ISBN13: 9780765384676
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Tough-as-nails Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong returns in this electrifying ninth installment of the series, by USA Today bestselling author Jon Land

1994: Texas Ranger Jim Strong investigates a mass murder on a dusty freight train linked to a mysterious, missing cargo for which no record exists.

The Present: His daughter, fifth generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong, finds herself on the trail of that same cargo when skeletal remains are found near an excavation site in the Texas desert. She’s also dealing with the aftermath of a massacre that claimed the lives of all the workers at a private intelligence company on her watch.

These two cases are connected by a long buried secret, one that men have killed and died to protect. Caitlin and her outlaw lover Cort Wesley Masters must prove themselves to be as strong as steel to overcome a bloody tide that has been rising for centuries.


About the book

The book begins in the past, 1959 a ship arrives in the Turkish port of Ordu with the dead crew. Time jump to 1964 Mexico City, Mexico, a girl is bringing wedding rings to her parents’ wedding and hears “fireworks”, they are gunshots and both parents are killed. 1994 Texas Fort Stockton, a group of Mexican men, perhaps belonging to the drug cartel, are found dead. Jim Strong investigates.

Today Dallas, Texas, Caitlin Strong accompanies Captain Bub McNelly, captain of the Texan Criminal Investigation Division, to serve a search warrant in an information-gathering company and the pandemonium breaks out when they enter.

Caracas, Venezuela, Guillermo Paz is hanged, but just before the hanging trapdoor opens, the pandemonium breaks out.

Nigeria, Enrico Molinari, the faceless man, must punish the infidels, those who have turned their backs on his God. And for this reason,  he gathers the firstborn males of a village, all kids, and has them killed.

Are all these cases connected?

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