Less You Know: gripping suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 2) By Rowena Holloway. Once again I’m taken on quite the roller coaster ride with a story that kept me guessing. The author knows how to keep the readers completely entranced in the story. The attention to all details is amazing. The characters are complex and relatable and you truly feel like you’re on this journey with them. I got completely caught up and couldn’t put it down until the end. It’s well written and paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I’m giving this book a five star review and can’t wait to read more from this author.
All I can say is, “WOW!” Less You Know is the second book in the Ashes to Ashes series by Roweena Holloway. Now I will also say that you really need to read the first book before reading this one. There is a lot of information that book that will give you a foundation for this book. Charlotte Ashe wants to expose Tyrone Garner. That is until Charlotte’s best friend Allie goes missing. Now there are all kinds of questions that arise. Charlotte is definitely on a mission to find her friend and uncover the real truths behind Tyrone Garner. Just like the first book, there are so many twists and turns that you will run into, which make this story riveting! I seriously could not put this book down! Charlotte’s character has really changed in the sense that she’s much more sure of herself and has serious guts! She has grown since her first appearance in the first book. I really love this series! This author is amazing at her descriptions and she definitely has a way of pulling you in and keeping you interested the whole way through. Truly captivating writing! There is also a cliffhanger that has you sitting on the edge of your seat wanting more and more! I cannot wait for the next book in the series! I hope it is just as good and the last two book have been.
Review by @vegasdaisie
Less You Know: gripping suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 2)
By Rowena Holloway
This book captured my attention from the beginning and kept me engaged throughout. As soon as I started this story the action started and then came the twists and turns and kept me guessing. This book can be read as a standalone but it’s my recommendation that you read the first book in this series. The author does an awesome job taking me on a thrilling ride as she weaves a very detailed and vivid story so much so that you feel like you are right there experiencing all the danger and suspenseful moments. There are wonderful characters in this series, some you will love and some you will hate. This is truly a great read. I highly recommend this book.
Less You Know is the second book in the Ashes to Ashes by Rowena Holloway. This gripping psychological suspense was another thrilling page-turning read. The author has this method to keep the reader engaged in the story with the perfectly tuned details. I enjoyed the character growth seen in Charlotte from the previous book in the series. The additional characters shared in this second novel, such as Allie, were wonderful. I thoroughly loved the suspense, the mystery in this story. It was filled to the brim begging me to continue to see where the author was leading me and the characters. I typically am not one to read these type of stories, but Rowena Holloway has woven a compelling story within the series that is a must read for any suspense lover.
Reviewed by @hbahm
Less You Know is the second book in the Ashes to Ashes series. It is left open for the story to continue. I recommend reading the first book to get a solid background on the characters and the events that led up to the second book.
Less You Know is all over the place, and not in a bad way. The author has written the story in such a way that it keeps you guessing. Characters coming at you from all sides and misdirection (or is it?) keeps you hooked.
If you read the first book you will understand why I say this: at one point while reading Less You Know, I wanted to smack Charlotte and ask her what she was thinking. I mean, seriously. Oi vey! But that is part of the entertainment, watching the characters do both expected and unexpected things. After the developments in this book, I find myself liking Garner a little bit more. And Piers…what an (insert a colorful expletive here). Of course, with the way these stories are written, who knows how things will play out. I might end up changing my mind about any or all of the characters.
Intense. Suspense. Drama. Unanswered questions. Must have answers! Looking forward to the next book. (There better be a next book, lol)!
LESS YOU KNOW is book 2 in the “Ashes to Ashes” Series and I’m not really sure it should be read as a stand-alone. There are a lot of references to book 1 AND if you aren’t used to the writing style AND lost on plot points, I think it would be a less enjoyable reading experience for you – and let’s face it… the point of reading is to have the best experience possible.
This is a multi-layered story with different threads that run throughout. It’s a mystery/suspense with twists and turns along the way. It’s one of those stories that I thought I had a handle on and then *poof* oh wait, there is something I missed. The story is fluid and, like with book 1, the timeline is well defined and told from multiple POV. Several times, I had to look back at the chapter headings to figure out what time it was and whose POV I was reading.
I’ve enjoyed watching the MC grow and find her voice and I would recommend this series (read in order, of course).
Review by @mauraharper
Less You Know Ashes to Ashes book 2 by Rowena Holloway
Confused doesn’t even cover how I feel after reading this story. The author truly played with my head on this one. So many questions I need answered. Allie’s character was the most mysterious. The circumstances surrounding her and her past. I wasn’t a fan of Charlotte, she is selfish and greedy. Man the way this story plays out isn’t how any one would guess. I can’t really write some stuff because I want the suspense to get you. The story was very compelling and showed a need for better mental health. Allie has issues and someone should’ve noticed. Overall I liked this story and hope that it doesn’t really end like this. My mouth dropped at the last line of the page and I’m excited to see what is next. So many unknown factors.
Reviewed by @gguerrero89
Allie and Charlotte are close friends.
When Allie is abducted, Charlotte makes it her business to find out who took her and why.
The story jumps narrative from chapter to chapter changing the POV from Allie to Charlotte back to Allie. Not only that, but it also changes time frames. From weeks ago, to the present, to weeks ago.
In terms of suspense, at no point was I able to pinpoint what was actually happening until it happened. I felt like the end was too close to the climax, otherwise this was a great read! 4 stars!
Reviewed by @crystald
I give Less You Know: gripping suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 2) by Rowena Holloway, 4 stars.
*This review may contain spoilers from book one of the series.*
Charlotte is still feeling the loss of her mentor and the murder of the man that could have broken a story wide open for her. But she has gained a really good friend and things are going well with her boyfriend. That is until she decides to change her plans over Christmas. She goes off with her boyfriend and blows off the dinner she was supposed to attend at Allie’s. Biggest mistake of her life. After not hearing from Allie for a few days afterwards, she goes to her place, only to find it ransacked and Allie missing. Is this all tied to the man she had been investigating? Or is there more to Allie than what appears? Is Charlotte in over her head?
This is a great book full of suspense. Charlotte has grown since book one, and it is great to see her come into herself more. Plus we learn more about who she really is and her past. Plus we learn so much more about Allie. She was introduced to us in book one, but this book is all about her. As fitting for the series, there is so much going on, you won’t get all of the angles until the very end. It keeps you in the edge of your seat. It is not necessary really to read book one, but you will understand more if you do.
If you are a fan of suspense and strong female characters, this book is for you.
Review by @erinwolf79
Less You Know: gripping suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 2) by Rowena Holloway is the second book in the series and you really need to read Bad Things Happen, the first book in the series as it lays the groundwork for this book. Less You Know is a psychological thriller that is dangerous, full of secrets and suspense and is full of many twists and turns that you don’t know what is going to happen, even when you think you do. Rowena’s skillful writing takes you on a gripping journey where you don’t know who is who and what is what.
Charlotte Ashe once again finds herself in the thick of things when her friend is missing. Investigating is in her blood but at what cost. The closer she gets, the more she finds out and the more danger she is in, shows just how much she doesn’t know who her friend is and the many secrets she holds.
Reviewed by @jennadb