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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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Less You Know (Ashes to Ashes #2) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Sheri Schrader

Less You Know (Ashes to Ashes #2)Less You Know by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Less You Know by Rowena Holloway is the second book in the Ashes to Ashes series. This can be read as a standalone and be enjoyed. I was excited to read this book because I enjoyed the first one in the series a lot. The character of Charlotte continues to grow but this also means she finds herself falling into some strange rabbit holes in her investigations. Lies and coverups are all over the place and it makes her question everything she knows. I enjoyed the writing because it kept the story at a good pace and I didn’t want to put the book down. The characters are interesting and add to the overall suspense and mystery. I look forward to more from Rowena Holloway in the future.
Review by @sherimichelle1

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Less You Know by Rowena Holloway – Review by Kerry Baker

Less You Know (Ashes to Ashes #2)Less You Know by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Less You Know by Rowena Holloway is the second book in the Ashes to Ashes series. This book is an enthralling as the first one. Centred around two best friends it explores the fact that we never really know people as well as we think we do.
This book absolutely grabbed my attention. I had to know what was going to happen; where had Allie gone? What secrets had she been hiding? Could Charlotte find her? Would Charlotte disappear next. I could feel my heart thumping at times as I was reading this book. It truly was edge of your seat type reading.
Rowena Holloway has such a gripping writing style. I am glad that I have discovered her work!

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Less You Know (Ashes to Ashes) By Rowena Holloway – Review by Laura Furuta

Less You Know (Ashes to Ashes Book 2)Less You Know by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Less You Know: gripping suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 2)
By: Rowena Holloway
5 out of 5 stars

The story Less You Know: gripping suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 2) by Rowena Holloway is a psychological/mystery/suspense book. From the beginning, I felt like I had stepped onto a ride that didn’t stop until I had finished the final page. It made my heart beat faster and I had to remind myself to breathe. This story had me on the edge of my seat and wondering what was going to happen next. Charlotte Ashe is a woman who wants to uncover lies and expose those who tell them. She believes and wants to prove that Tyrone Garner is a fraud. Charlotte is someone that once she starts down a path, she is determined to get answers. She has a strong will. Allie is Charlotte’s friend and doesn’t shy away from helping her with her investigation. A little bit of spying sounds exciting. When Allie vanishes, Charlotte is desperate to find her. Will Charlotte find Allie? Is Allie still alive? Charlotte has now found herself going down a path in which more questions are being raised. Secrets about Allie are uncovered. Will Charlotte find out the complete truth about her friend? Is everything that she believes about Tyrone Garner the truth? Read this book to find out. Trying to put together what was happening and who was responsible was like working on a puzzle. There are characters whose motives and actions are questionable. Is Charlotte in danger? The story is fast paced and awesome to read. Don’t miss out on the next story in a series that will keep you guessing and turning pages. It is a book I would highly recommend reading.

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Less You Know: gripping suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 2) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Heather Lovelace

Less You Know (Ashes to Ashes #2)Less You Know by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a fantastic roller coaster! Literally, this book grabbed hold of me tightly with the first page. I was glued to my seat as I poured over every page attempting to figure out what was going on and who was responsible. The author establishes a very clear tone reinforced by the narration by two characters. Really enjoyed this thrilling whodunit. Definitely recommended reading!

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace

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Less You Know: gripping suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 2) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Less You Know (Ashes to Ashes #2)Less You Know by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is an action, suspense-thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat until the last page. I enjoyed the twists and turns that just kept coming. Charlotte thought she was going to enjoy Christmas Day with her friend until her friend didn’t show up. What happened to Allie? Was there a link between her and the former football star? I enjoyed how determined to find the truth Charlotte was. She made the story for me. I highly recommend reading this book, find out what happened to Allie.

Review by @bjwagner

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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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Less You Know (Ashes to Ashes Book 2) by Rowena Holloway

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Genre – Suspense Thriller
Page count – 350 pages
Publisher – Fractured Press
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If everyone lies, who do you believe?

Journalist Charlotte Ashe unmasks the big lies. But uncovering this lie could endanger the one person she’s trying to save…

Charlotte is determined to expose Tyrone Garner—a former football star turned property developer and everyone’s darling. Everyone is wrong. But to prove he’s a fraud, she needs help.

Tired of her quiet life, Allie is thrilled to engage in a bit of espionage for her best friend Charlotte. Allie’s great with secrets. She’s guarded her own well.

Then the nightmare begins.

And the cracks start to show…

Allie vanishes.

Charlotte is desperate for clues. Is Allie alive or dead? What had she discovered that put her in danger? And how will Charlotte cope with her guilt? The more Charlotte learns about Allie’s secrets, the more she wonders how well she knew her best friend. And then she uncovers a lie so big she questions everything she believes…about Garner, Allie and herself.

Best friends share all their secrets… don’t they?

Less You Know is the second stand-alone thriller in the Ashes to Ashes series by Ned Kelly Award nominated Australian writer Rowena Holloway.

Buy Less You Know today and get lost in a layered, twisty suspense that will keep you guessing until the last page.

~ AMAZON ~

I consider myself a reformed academic who discovered fiction writing was preferable to the real world. My love of suspense fiction is thoroughly indulged through writing novels and short stories about Fractured Families and Killer Secrets. My novels have been nominated for the Ned Kelly Award and semi-finaled in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, and my short stories have been included in several anthologies including the Anthology of Award Winning Australian Writing. I also review my favourite books, interview fellow writers, and blogs about books and writing.

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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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