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4 Books To Read If You Loved The Turn Of The Key By Ruth Ware

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Did you fall in love with The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware? Not sure what book you should read next? Don't worry, here are four books you should read if you loved The Turn of the Key.
The Breakdown by B.A. Paris Cass is having a difficult time ever since she decided not to stop to help the woman pulled over on the side of the road. She tells herself it was night time, storming, and in the middle of nowhere and not safe to stop, but then, the next day, that same woman Cass didn't help is found murdered in her car. Cass starts forgetting things . . . simple things. Then comes the mysterious phone calls and the feeling she's being watched.

Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake, #1) by Rachel Caine Gina Royal is your typical housewife that drives the kids to and from school and makes sure she has dinner on the table when her husband Melvin comes home from work. That all changes one day when she comes home from picking up their kids and the police are swarming their house. Melvin has…

Book Review: Love Shack (Ocean City, #2) by Katherine Applegate

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Since I reread Ocean City (Ocean City, #1) by Katherine Applegate, I decided to continue rereading the series and continued on to Love Shack (Ocean City, #2). I honestly do not remember most of what happened in the series even though I read it at least twice, so it's kind of like reading it for the first time. The major theme in the second installment was alcoholism. Underlying themes include illegal immigrants, racism, premarital sex, sexual advances, and suicide.
Katherine Applegate did a phenomenal job in portraying the struggles of what an alcoholic might go through to have just one more drink and that no matter how many people try to help them, people with an addiction have to want to change. I'm not sure how I feel about an eighteen year old already being an alcoholic as I feel like someone that age would be more likely to have a drug addiction, but regardless, I felt like it was a great teaching moment for teens. I thought it would have been beneficial if the publisher…

Book Review: Suspect in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries, #10) by Gemma Halliday

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One of my favorite cozy mystery book series is Gemma Halliday's High Heels Mysteries. It originally caught my eye from an email I received from BookBub.com. The first five books could be bought in a bundle for the amount of 99 cents, and the synopsis included a description of the main character being a fashion designer for shoes. After reading the first book in the series, Spying in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries, #1), I was hooked. When I heard that the latest edition, Suspect in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries, #10), was coming out on October 1, 2019, I could hardly wait.

Suspect in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries, #10) exceeded my expectations. Both of the people I suspected of being the killer (one more than the other) were not the killer. Usually one of the people I suspect is correct, but I definitely was in the wrong this time. I love the main character, Maddie Springer, and how she always seems to get herself in trouble and that her husband is so forgiving of her getti…