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Bad Things Happen: Gripping Psychological Suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 1) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Bad Things Happen (Ashes to Ashes, #1)Bad Things Happen by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Bad Things Happen : Gripping Psychological Suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 1)by Rowena Holloway is the first book in the Ashes to Ashes series.I was sucked in from the very beginning and came up for air when I read the last page.This author done an amazing job with the development of the characters and the ability to grab your attention from the start and keep it till the end.At times I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what happens next. This is a mystery Thriller that I highly recommend reading I can’t wait to read more from this Author.

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Bad Things Happen (Ashes to Ashes – Book 1) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Melissa Agena

Bad Things Happen (Ashes to Ashes, #1)Bad Things Happen by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was surprisingly pleased with this book! I didn’t know what to expect but I’m so glad I read this book! Bad Things Happen is Book 1 in the Ashes to Ashes series by Rowena Holloway. This story follows Joey Baptiste, who is a professional football (Soccer) player that has witnessed a major crime. This story also follows Charlotte Ashe. She is a weather girl on television trying to become a true crime reporter. Charlotte gets lucky when Joey comes to her with this crime, but Charlotte has no idea what she’s getting into. Her job and life is on the line and Joey is trusting her with everything. Now it’s up to Charlotte to uncover the whole truth behind Joey’s story. Can she do it? I guess you will have to see! I did like the way that the author grabbed you and continued to keep you in suspense the whole time. To be truthful, it was a little bit difficult to keep track of the timeline. Other than that…I loved the characters and the well to be honest the British language! I truly do love books based in the U.K. Things tend to be a bit more forward and raw. The humor is hysterical and I loved how Charlotte is completely focused on her work and doing well at her job. She is determined to prove everyone wrong and prove that she can do the job! I love when the female lead is strong and learns to come into her own.

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Bad Things Happen: Gripping Psychological Suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 1) By Rowena Holloway – Review by Katie Kearney

Bad Things Happen (Ashes to Ashes, #1)Bad Things Happen by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bad Things Happen: Gripping Psychological Suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 1) By Rowena Holloway. This is my first book by this author and I’m glad I gave it a try. While I had a bit of a time fully sinking into the story at first once it picked up a bit I couldn’t put it down. There’s definitely some moments that had me guessing and on the edge of my seat wondering what was coming next. It does a bit of jumping back and forth time wise but it never felt confusing to me. The characters are complex and compelling making for a very good read.I’m excited to read more from this author. I’m giving this book a four star review and recommend it.

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Bad Things Happen: Gripping Psychological Suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 1) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Candida Hopper

Bad Things Happen (Ashes to Ashes, #1)Bad Things Happen by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bad Things Happen: Gripping Psychological Suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 1)
By Rowena Holloway

This book will definitely take you on a thrilling ride of suspense, twists and turns, murder, and drugs. This story had some wonderful characters in it and it had me wondering what was going to happen next. Is Charlotte going to find the answers shes looking for or is she going to get herself killed? Will this be her big break? This book is captivating and entertaining and will have you at the end of your seat at times. I recommend this book and I look forward to what’s coming in the next one.

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Bad Things Happen: Gripping Psychological Suspense (Ashes To Ashes Series) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Sunday Barnaby

Bad Things Happen (Ashes to Ashes, #1)Bad Things Happen by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bad Things Happen: Gripping Psychological Suspense by Rowena Holloway
Four Stars

Bad Things Happen: Gripping Psychological Suspense is the first book in the Ashes to Ashes series by Rowena Holloway. This mystery/thriller is the first book I have read by Rowena Holloway, but definitely won’t be the last. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. This book had me hooked from the very first page and I just couldn’t put it down until the last. Charlotte Ashe is a local weather babe, trying to rise up in ranks to investigative reporter. Joey Baptist’s is a on the rise soccer player, who ran into some trouble. When Joey contacts Charlotte with a scoop and things start happening, Charlotte doesn’t know who she can trust as she investigates what really happened to Joey. This book had me on the edge of my seat with all the twists and turns. If you love a great mystery, I highly recommend this book.

Reviewed by @sunbarn

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Bad Things Happen (Ashes to Ashes, #1) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Emily Walsh

Bad Things Happen (Ashes to Ashes, #1)Bad Things Happen
ByRowena Holloway
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bad Things Happen (Ashes to Ashes #1) by Rowena Holloway was a suspense thriller that had me holding my breath.

My first read by this author, I didn’t know what I was getting into, but I took that chance and man did it ever pay off. A dark look into London’s football, drugs, secrets and a deadly tip that puts our MC in danger, this read hooked me, and pulled me into the game.

As much as I was absorbed into this book, I will say that the start was a little too info-dumpy. I get that a setting needs to be set, but sometimes holding info back will add to the story instead of just unloading and hoping the reader will stay with you. Also with all that info, I had a time sifting through it, and keeping the facts straight. But once I got pass that, this story dug it’s dark claws in and I got lost in this thriller.

Overall this book is an engaging, entertaining read that will have you guessing, lead astray, and wondering what’s up and what’s down. Paired with an multi layered plot and complex well rounded characters, this book will take you on a dark ride, have you on the edge of your seat and leave you shocked.

So please take my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval that you will not be able to put this book down.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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Bad Things Happen: Gripping Psychological Suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 1) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Heather Bahm

Bad Things Happen (Ashes to Ashes, #1)Bad Things Happen by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rowena Holloway’s Bad Things Happen is the first book in the Ashes to Ashes series. This gripping psychological suspense was a thrilling page-turning read. The element of suspense was expertly timed keeping me fully engaged within the story. The details that were embedded into the story were rich and well thought through. Charlotte’s character shone in this story with her ambitions to move out of where she was presently in life. However, things don’t always play out the way you would anticipate and that is absolutely the case for Charlotte when Joey comes into her life and changes everything. The unknown was riveting to read in this story and seeing where it took the characters within the story.

Reviewed by @hbahm

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Bad Things Happen (Ashes to Ashes, #1) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Michelle Austin

Bad Things Happen (Ashes to Ashes, #1)Bad Things Happen by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bad Things Happen was a great 5 star read and book one in the Ashes to Ashes series.

This is Charlotte and Joey’s story and it was a thrilling, mystery about a secret that Joey, a football player shares with Charlotte. Charlotte is a reporter looking for her big break and when Joey took a chance on her she knows she is on the verge of getting what she wants.

Loyalty and truth? No freaking way. There is no loyalty. And in this life there is only one truth. Everybody lies.

Charlotte is determined to get that secret from Joey, but things take a very dangerous twist. Now that Joey is gone, will Charlotte solve the mystery behind Joey’s death before anyone else gets hurt? Who can she trust?

The story is told in alternating POV going from past to present which helped with understanding the story and being pulled right in. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was coming next. I really liked the secondary characters. The author does a great job with her writing and pulls you right in. If you’re looking for a good suspense with mystery, twists and turns this is a read for you.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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Bad Things Happen by Rowena Holloway – Review by Kerry Baker

Bad Things Happen (Ashes to Ashes, #1)Bad Things Happen by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bad Things Happen by Rowena Holloway is the first book in the Ashes to Ashes series. It is an intriguing and exciting book that will keep you on your toes.
This is the first book I have read by this author and I loved how she developed the story all the way along. She wasn’t scared to twist the story round in a direction you wouldn’t necessarily see coming.
I loved that the story jumped back and forth in time. It added to the suspense of what was happening
This book is a great way to start a new series and for me was a brilliant introduction to a talented new author.

Reviewed by @kerry

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Bad Things Happen (Ashes to Ashes, #1) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Emily Brockschmidt

Bad Things Happen (Ashes to Ashes, #1)Bad Things Happen by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh my goodness, what a story!! Rowena Holloway has woven an intricate and fascinating thriller in “Bad Things Happen!” Charlotte Ashe is a determined woman, she came to London to make her big break and has been stuck as a weather girl for too long. So when she meets local footballer Joey Baptiste, she jumps at the chance to tell his story. Like Charlotte, just when I thought I had this story figured out, I was thrown for a loop and oh boy was it a good one! This story was by no means predictable, which I love! Sometimes, I read a mystery/thriller and can figure out the bad guy in no time, but this story really keeps you on the edge of your seat and guessing until the very end! There was a quality to the story I didn’t love and it has to do with Joey. However, overall this was a fantastic read and I can’t wait to dig into the sequel “Less You Know!” So, I give “Bad Things Happen” five stars!

Reviewed by @emilybee430

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