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.
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: gripping suspense by Rowena Holloway
Less You Know: gripping suspense is the second book in the Ashes to Ashes serie by Rowena Holloway. This book can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend you read them in order you definitely won’t be disappointed. This book is full of mystery, action and suspense, it will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. This book features Charlotte Ashe, an investigative reporter. The action was fast paced, the twists and turns really had me guessing what was going to happen next. I’m really enjoying this series and I have put Rowena Holloway on my permanent TBR list. I can’t wait to read more from her.
Reviewed by @sunbarn
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
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
a great read about truth. After the events of the last book, Allie is eager to spend Christmas with friends. But it all goes wrong with a knock on the door. Charlottes life is turned upside down when Allie goes missing and fears for her safety. Desperate to find her charlotte must uncover some seceets totry and find her friend. Can she discover the truth before its too late?
a great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns. Although i did find the Tyrone Garned subplots distracted the narrative from the search for Allie at times but it does make sense in the end. Well developed characters like charlotte standing up for herself but concerned for her friend. i loved how the sequel was more about Allie, to flesh out this character from the first novel as shy and reserved but more to her than it first appears.
i loved the visual detail throughout the novel like with the senseof Christmas with the lights and tree and also the smells of cake and sounds of music for a warm feel that can also hide dangers perfectly writfen. The use of suspense was drawn out to perfection as you raced to solvefhe myserty and find Allie with Charlotte,. The switch of perspectives worked well once again to display both sides of the stroy and was easy to follow. The times and dates for each chapter werea a great addition once again and helped to fuel the fast paced feel of ghe novel and time fo find Allieslipping way quickly. Fast paced actions and high stakes made for a captivating read. Overall, a great read and i eould givd it four stars.