Detective Archie Sheridan is about to receive a birthday present from the last person he ever wants to see again: Gretchen Lowell.
The investigation into Jack Reynolds’s drug enterprise is heating up and has Archie heading off to attend a masked Halloween party on Jack Reynolds’s island, where Susan is a reluctant guest. But the next morning one of the guests is found murdered, and Archie quickly realizes that nothing is what it seems. Only one thing is clear: Gretchen is back, and she’s been closer than anyone thinks. On Halloween Eve, with time running out, Archie will have to risk everything, and choose wisely whom to trust, if he and his loved ones are going to live through the night.
This is by far one of my favorite books I’ve read/listened to this year. It was getting close to Halloween, and I thought it’d be a nice festive book. It was so much more. I can’t believe I’ve not heard of this series before. Let Me Go is the 6th in the Gretchen Lowell series and I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest. I told my cousin about the book and she immediately went and got the first one so she could start from the beginning.
I’m going to leave this review short and sweet. Once you get this deep in a series, you forget that others may not have read it and there are some major spoilers. There are spoilers in the summary, but I’ll let you figure them out for yourself.
This book is action packed and Archie Sheridan is a total badass. He’s kind of invincible….knowing he’s gone through six books with Gretchen Lowell lusting after him.
Sometimes when you start with a book that’s in the middle of the series, you are completely lost. There are characters you don’t know, plot points you’ve missed, and it’s hard to catch up and fill in the holes. At first in this book, I was a little confused, who the heck is Gretchen Lowell anyway? But there was a totally “Holy %$#!” moment where it all made sense. And that’s when I fell in love with the book and couldn’t get enough.
I definitely want to go back and read the rest of the series and will keep my eyes out for future books.
Cain nailed this one. I give Let Me Go 5 out of 5 bookmarks.
The most hated woman in Savannah, Georgia, is about to be set free. Twenty years ago, Blondell O’Henry was convicted of murdering her eldest daughter and wounding her two other children. The prosecution argued that beautiful, selfish Blondell wanted to be rid of them to be with her lover.
Now Blondell’s son, Niall, has recanted his testimony and demolished the case in the process. Reporter Nikki Gillette is determined to get the true story, and not just for professional reasons. Blondell’s murdered daughter, Amity, was Nikki’s childhood friend. The night she died, Amity begged Nikki to meet with her, insisting she had a secret to tell, but Nikki didn’t go. Her guilt is compounded by other complications–Nikki’s favorite uncle, Alexander, was the attorney who helped save Blondell from execution. And rumors swirl that he was one of her many lovers.
Nikki’s fiancé, Detective Pierce Reed, is concerned she may be compromising the case. As she digs for answers during one of the most sweltering summers in Savannah’s history, he also worries for her safety. Everyone involved seems to have secrets, from Blondell’s old boyfriend and his fundamentalist, snake-handling in-laws to the cop who led the original investigation. And somehow, the events of that tragic night connect to Nikki’s own fractured family. But now the killing has begun again. Is Amity’s murderer still at large, or is this a new, darker danger? Soon Nikki will discover what really happened twenty years ago, but the answers may come too late to save her life.
Who loves a good mystery where a journalist is involved?? This girl! Who would have probably stepped away from this story because it may be a conflict of interest?? This girl! But I loved this story.
I listened to this book on my commutes to and from work. At times, the hour commute just wasn’t long enough. Nikki got involved in some pretty intense scenes and I just needed that extra few minutes to get to the end of the chapter.
I consider myself quite the whodunit connoisseur. I feel like I’ve listened to so many of these over the past couple of years, I normally nail them. They are the best way to pass the time. If I’m not listening to a mystery, I find myself not paying attention. So whodunits it is. But this one… I was shocked when the killer was revealed. Kudos to you Lisa Jackson.
There were a lot of characters in this book, which tends to run together when you are listening instead of physically looking at the pages. I have read some other reviews and see that many people say if you read The Morning After, which is the second book in this series, you will have a better understanding of the characters, and have a chance to get better acquainted with them.
I give Tell Me 4 out of 5 bookmarks.
In 1916, French artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his wife Sophie to fight at the Front. When her town falls into German hands, his portrait of Sophie stirs the heart of the local Kommandant and causes her to risk everything – her family, reputation and life – in the hope of seeing her true love one last time.
Nearly a century later and Sophie’s portrait is given to Liv by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. Its beauty speaks of their short life together, but when the painting’s dark and passion-torn history is revealed, Liv discovers that the first spark of love she has felt since she lost him is threatened…
I reviewed this book for the monthly selection on SheReads.org. Through SheReads I have expanded my genre of reading to books that I never thought I’d pick up. I’ve read so much about art the past few months, something I’d never thought I’d read about. But the books that have been chosen are about so much more than art.
In The Girl You Left Behind you bounce back and forth from the 1900s to the 2000s. In the past, we learn about a woman’s struggle to keep herself and her family afloat in France when the Germans invade. Then in the modern century, you have a woman who was gifted a painting, that just so happens to date back to wartime. It brings two women together, who had nearly 100 years between them.
I enjoyed reading from both centuries in this book. In the 1900s, we are left wondering what will happen to Sophie. Will she see Edouard again? What will happen to her beloved painting? Will she make it through the war? The writing is fast paced and keeps you turning the pages to find out what happens next to her.
Then you jump to closer to present time with Liv. She’s had a bit of a tough time after she lost her husband a few years back. Before they got married, he gave her a painting. Now that painting is at risk of being taken from her, by Sohpie and Eduoard’s ancestors. This is the one thing she still feels she has in life, and will do anything to keep it.
Both centuries tell a love story. Between Eduoard and Sophie, battling through wartime and distance and not knowing if the other is alive and well. And in the present, Liv falls for Paul. It happens quickly, but what she doesn’t realize is that he may be working to take the one thing from her that she can’t afford to lose. It’s amazing though how love can flourish through times when you really have all the odds stacked against you.
I give The Girl You Left Behind 4 out of 5 bookmarks.
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Does being in a relationship make you a hot commodity in the eyes of would-be suitors?
Chloe Lane is about to find out. When her childhood pal, Ethan Webster, asks her to play the part of his girlfriend in order to test this theory, she reluctantly agrees. As a work-crazed fashion designer, boutique owner and soon-to-be reality show judge, Chloe has no time for a real boyfriend, but being part of a faux pair will do just fine. Not that she has any intention of trying to attract someone else.
Opportunity unexpectedly knocks when Chloe meets fellow reality judge, William Shannon. Super successful and super sexy, this high-powered entrepreneur inspires Chloe to test Ethan’s theory herself. Now, on top of keeping her fashion business productive, carving out a new role as a television personality, maintaining a fake relationship and attempting to lay the groundwork for a future relationship, she’s lying to William, lying to her friends, lying to her family and quite possibly lying to herself. Will Chloe be able to keep it all together, or are things about to explode?
If you are in the market for a fun, quirky, chick lit book, Lying to Meet You is the perfect choice. And this was a cute listen on audio book.
Chloe and Ethan have nothing to lose and everything to gain in the relationship department. And don’t tell me you’ve never thought about how everyone seems to like you more when you are taken. It’s the thrill of the chase. In high school, there were always boys we had our eyes on, but they never noticed us until we started dating someone else. Never. Failed. I’ve not dealt with this in adult life, but I think the concept is great.
Chloe is a very fun character. She went after her dream and made it a reality. Gotta love a successful woman, and I love a little fashion in a book. There are a few things about Chloe that I didn’t love. As successful and strong as she is in the business world, in the love world, she’s the kind of woman who I feel make the rest of us look bad. I can’t say much, I’ve been that girl who drops everything to spend time with a guy, and doesn’t necessarily appreciate what she has in front of her. But you live and you learn, so I can’t fault Chloe too much in this book, although I went through it much younger that she does.
Moral of this story: DON’T LIE! It will do nothing but get you in a pickle that just might explode in your face!
I give Lying to Meet You 4 out of 5 bookmarks.
Happy Sunday. Hope you’ve had a great week and weekend. Today I have a long To-Do list that includes the boring chores like laundry, grocery shopping and dishes, and some more fun things like catching up on the DVR, doing my nails, organizing some of my pictures. There’s a good chance my computer my poop out on me soon so I’m trying to save everything I want.
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for my family, so also on my list today is R&R!
It has been a good couple of weeks for reading though. I have reviews coming up soon on the following books:
The Bones of Paris
The Girl You Left Behind
Where the Stars Still Shine
Out This Week