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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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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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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!

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Boy on Hold by JD Spero – Review by Jenn Beth

Boy on HoldBoy on Hold by J.D. Spero
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Slow to start, Boy on Hold by JD Spero, has twist & turns that made it impossible to put down. I am amazing how JD put into prospective mental illness and how it affects not only the person suffering, but everyone that knows that person.

Boy on Hold, starts off as more JV, and then turns into a complex novel of forgiveness & how hard it is.

Hen’s thoughts of how love could be like Play Dough, as described in this passage, blew my mind: “Hen imagined love was like Play Dough. He could keep it warm in his hand and mush it around, change its shape. It would get under his fingernails and into the grooves of his thumbprint. Once, Hen ate some. It tasted okay. Sometimes, tiny specs fell onto the kitchen floor and dried into hard pebbles. Mom would sweep them up and throw them away. Was love like that? Could it change like that?” ***Page 3189 of 4103 78% finished.

The one passage that broke me down and made me connect with Marcella in a way no author has ever done; is this: “He knew who she really was—a broken woman who lived in denial. She loved the wrong people, suffering valiantly, hurting those who loved her most.” *** Page 3359 of 4103 82% finished.

This is a five star book, showing a mother’s love, a brothers ultimate passion of belief in his older brother and how mental illness is passed from family member to family member with no one ever noticing.

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Remember My Name (Remember My Name Series Book 1) by Laurencia Hoffman – Review by LeeAnn Leonard

Remember My Name (Remember My Name #1)Remember My Name by Laurencia Hoffman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Childhood trauma can manifest in an adult in many ways. Shane has suffered and survived, but has yet figured out how to thrive. Coming to terms with long kept secrets may be the key to his healing. This book is full of compassion, intrigue, mystery and heartbreak. You’ll be rooting for Shane & Teddy as they both deserve a happy ending.

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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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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Erica Fish

Chatroom With A ViewChatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Glenn Maynard is a new author to me that I am going to look forward to reading more. Chatroom With a View is a frightful good story. It is scary, psychological, thriller, and suspenseful. The characters are fully developed and complex-complicated. It is about a serial killer’s family and a “killer” gene passed down through the generations. Troy comes from a family that has members that have been serial killers. Veronica is Troy’s ex-girlfriend who is now pregnant. She is worried that her baby may have the “killer” gene. Troy has his own agenda. What happens next you will have to read. I highly recommend this book. It is a page-turner so I recommend leaving enough time to finish it in one seating.

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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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