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The Third Nanny (Secrets of Redemption) by Michele PW (Pariza Wacek) – Review by Debi Kircher

The Third NannyThe Third Nanny by Michele Pariza Wacek
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Third Nanny (Secrets of Redemption) by Michele PW (Pariza Wacek)

4 Stars

I have so many mixed feelings about this book. There were many times I could not put it down, then there were as many times I sat totally confused. I read it in 3 sittings and did think about it whenever I wasn’t reading it and couldn’t wait to get back to it. I did have a problem with the main character, I never connected to her and she had me all kinds of messed up with her change in personality, her change in her moods, and the thoughts she had throughout. I guess that’s what makes this a twisted psychological thriller. It definitely met that mark for me. I never really formed any opinion about the ending and how it would all play out so it not being really jaw dropping for me at the end wasn’t very surprising.

I did enjoy reading this story, the writing was awesome and did flow smoothly, I just felt at times like I was reading things that really didn’t matter, but then at the end realized it all did.

I do highly recommend reading this story especially if you like this genre. Just know, it will all make sense at the end.

Looking forward to more from this author.

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Houses of Deception (The Madeline Dawkins Mystery Series Book 6) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Sheri Schrader

Houses of Deception (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 6)Houses of Deception by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Houses of Deception by Cynthia Hamilton is the sixth book in The Madeline Dawkins Series. This book can be read without reading the rest of the series, but I highly recommend reading the books in order. There are ongoing storylines throughout the series that accompany the various mysteries. Madeline and her partner Mike are back in action. There are two different crimes on the books, all while trying to balance the events business. I enjoyed this series and was excited to pick up this book in the series. I like Madeline and how she has progressed and changed as a character. She gets better in every book. Mike is an excellent contrast to Madeline and adds a different tone to the books. Together they work well. I look forward to reading more from this series and the author soon.

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The Third Nanny (Secrets of Redemption) by Michele PW (Pariza Wacek) – Review by Wendy Wary

The Third NannyThe Third Nanny by Michele Pariza Wacek
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. This book will have you trying to sort through all the pieces up until the very end, with a major surprise ending. Janey enlists the help of her friend and roommate, Bryn, in trying to solve the mystery of her missing sister who disappeared years ago without a trace after receiving a letter two month’s delayed by a postal service mishap that indicates Kelly is still alive and going by the name Ashley. Because the letter is ripped to pieces, the pair piece together enough information to determine where the letter originated. Janey’s pursuit for the truth leads to her taking the job as a nanny to three children, where Ashley last worked, and uncovering even more mysteries as she tries to uncover the truth about her sister’s original disappearance and what led to her most recent disappearing act. This kept me on the edge of my seat and puzzled through various twists and turns along the way; a real page-turner with a truly original storyline.

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Azrael by Matthew Huntley – Review by Sarah Devereaux

AzraelAzrael by Matthew Huntley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Azrael by Matthew Huntley is a debut thriller novel that was a great read. I really enjoyed the character building in this book and the twists and turns that came along with it.

The book is set in New York state mostly taking place between Oswego and Buffalo. Levi Andrews is a retired lead officer who locked away serial killer Azrael a decade ago. Parker Williams is a young detective who has contacted Levi, now a drunk after losing so much after solving the original case, when new murders similar to the originals a decade ago have occurred and they are now wondering, have they locked away the wrong person? Or is this a copycat? Pick up a copy and find out for yourself!

If you love crime and thriller books, this book is for you. It has the twist and turns of a thriller with a police crime storyline that keeps your attention and wants you to keep reading right until the end to find out what happened! I really enjoyed this book and I hope that Matthew writes a second in the future!

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Azrael by Matthew Huntley – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

AzraelAzrael by Matthew Huntley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Levi Andrews is a detective who has seen too much and has turned in his badge and turned to the bottle to try and numb all the feelings he is trying desperately to suppress, one day when he wakes up to another sunny day and another hangover, nursing a sore head and a cup of coffee he is disturbed by a knock on the door, when he asks who it is, he is surprised when it is a Detective who is looking for him, he wonders if it is to do with his private investigative business, but he is pretty sure he kept his nose clean, but when he asks what the visit is about, the Detective says is it about Azrael, a name he has tried to forget, a name associated with a case ten years ago which ruined his life. Levi considers his options and contrary to his need to run, he opens the door and invites the Detective in, he introduces himself as Detective Parker Williams and goes on to explain that a murder has occurred which he believes is the return of the Azrael killer, he has brought a case file with him with some photo’s and reports in it to show Levi and ask for his help in solving this new case.

As he looks at the information Parker brought with him, he can see the similarities, but when he is asked if he will help, he is not surprised that it isn’t something that the higher ups don’t want him involved in, especially after who he left when the original killer was arrested, but it irks him that this young Detective is trying to tell him that he thinks he arrested the wrong person, because the details are too similar for it to be a copycat, in the end Levi asks when the Detective is returning to where the murder has taken place, he says he will meet him an hour before and give him an answer. Levi now has to make the hard decision as to whether to return home, or let sleeping dogs lie, as he tries to weigh the pro’s and cons, he concludes the current case he has on.

As it approaches time to go, Levi decides that he will pack his bag and go with the Detective, he is still not wanting to, but he feels that he has to see whether what he suspects is true, or whether Azrael really has returned. Will Levi and Parker be able to work together to solve this new mystery and get to the truth of the matter at hand, or will Levi drown in his past memories as he confronts the things he has buried for a decade? This is a thrilling chase as the two Detectives race against time to solve the case and bring a killer to justice, all the while battling their own personal demons, when they are brought into the light of the present.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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The Third Nanny (Secrets of Redemption) by Michele PW (Pariza Wacek) – Review by Kerry Baker

The Third NannyThe Third Nanny by Michele Pariza Wacek
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Third Nanny: A twisted psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping ending (Secrets of Redemption) by Michele PW (Pariza Wacek) is a fantastic book that really keeps you on the edge of your seat. I was pulled into this book immediately with the way the author sets the scene and and creates an absolutely gripping tale. The whole way through this book it kept me guessing as to what might happen in the end. I read this whole book in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down.
I would love to say so much more about this book and what happens but I really won’t because I wouldn’t want to give anything away, not even the smallest of details. This is one book that is a must read for everyone.

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Mann in the Crossfire (Jarvis Mann Detective Series Book 8) by R Weir – Review by Heather Lovelace

Mann in the Crossfire: A Jarvis Mann Hardboiled Detective Mystery NovelMann in the Crossfire: A Jarvis Mann Hardboiled Detective Mystery Novel by R. Weir
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you are looking for a thought provoking thrill ride that will keep you guessing, immediately add this book to your summer reading list. Weir is proving to be a one-click author for me, masterfully crafting stories of intrigue that brilliantly unfold and engage the reader. This book was fantastic and I am scrambling now to get caught up on the rest of the series. What an amazing find!

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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The Third Nanny (Secrets of Redemption) by Michele PW (Pariza Wacek) – Review by Dr. Anya Schultz

The Third NannyThe Third Nanny by Michele Pariza Wacek
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well, this review might be a hard one to write because I don’t want to give anything away! This was a psychological, twisted story about a toxic sister relationship. Secretive details about a sister’s life start to unfold, while the other sister follows, literally, in her footsteps. I enjoyed the fact that the story kept me bouncing ideas back and forth about what could be going on. I did start to get an idea half-way through the book about this surprising ending. However, as a psychological professional, my mind tends to wander in ways that many people don’t – it’s dark and a little pathological. I would say if you want to be surprised, try to enjoy the book and not over analyze it like I tend to do. Worth the read!

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Mann in the Crossfire (Jarvis Mann Detective Series Book 8) by R Weir – Review by Stephanie Nicole

Mann in the Crossfire: A Jarvis Mann Hardboiled Detective Mystery NovelMann in the Crossfire: A Jarvis Mann Hardboiled Detective Mystery Novel by R. Weir
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Once again R. Weir has written a brilliant suspense story with Mann in the Crossfire. His plot is fast paced and includes perfectly placed clues, complex characters, and so much suspense that you’ll be reading it in one sitting. While Mann in the Crossfire is part of a series Mr. Weir has done a wonderful job writing them to where they can be read as a stand alone. While I have read quite a few of Mr. Weir’s novels I have to say this series is one of my favorites and I have to wonder if this eighth installment is the end for Mann. Personally I hope Mr. Weir continues this series.

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Houses of Deception (The Madeline Dawkins Mystery Series Book 6) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Jana Lewis

Houses of Deception (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 6)Houses of Deception by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book! Having not read the previous ones, there were some things I did not get right away, but the explanations were adequate enough. Some aspects of the storyline I had my suspicions about but did not have it all figured out. The flow seemed to work well and it wrapped up in a good way. I will have to go read the other ones next! Great entertaining read and it kept moving at a good pace.

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