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The Man in Black by L.R. Liverpool – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Man In BlackThe Man In Black by L.R. Liverpool
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

WARNING: there is violence and MM adult sexual situations.
The Man In Black is definitely an intriguing historical MM thriller/mystery. Imagine a brutal and bloody Wild West. Imagine questioning your sexuality at that time and imagine a MM relationship that if exposed is just as deadly.
It is a complex adventure and quite a long story but it keeps you interested so the pages fly by. There is violence and foul language but that is what you expect from deadly outlaw gangs who are in the crossfires. It is a dark tale that is full of action and the intensity is strong. It is a tale that is raw and gritty. There is a lot of characters to keep track of throughout and the narrative is cleverly written and an interesting way of telling a tale that is intricately woven together.
ON top of all that there is mysterious killings on top of daily grind and who is the very mysterious Man In Black.
You will have to read it to find out how it all comes together.

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The Man in Black by L.R. Liverpool – Review by Shelly Kittell

The Man In BlackThe Man In Black by L.R. Liverpool
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I found it an interesting story. The details are fascinating. The characters are exciting. The story will keep you involved if this is your type of story. Lots of drama, adventure and other items. A good read.

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The Man in Black by L.R. Liverpool

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The Man In Black by L.R. Liverpool
Genre – Romance, Thriller
Page Count – 897
Cover Designer – Cover art (characters) – Gabriel Sanchez, cover design itself (elements, font choice) – L.R. Liverpool

Naive dreamer Fenimore James runs from home and goes west to become a famous outlaw––Simon Shaw. However, his fantasies of glamorous robberies quickly evaporate as he joins the notorious Red Evans gang and finds himself in the middle of a strange and bloody game, where gang members are suddenly being murdered one-by-one at the hand of a mysterious pursuer, who leaves cryptic signs scarifying their bodies.

To complicate matters further, Fenimore’s waking hours become torture, when he begins questioning his own sexuality, finding himself falling head-over-heels for a fellow male gang member, whom he hated and feared just recently. While his nights are plagued by a bizarre dream figure––the Man In Black.

Meanwhile the boss of the gang slowly gets paranoid, starting to suspect that the killer is someone among his own men…

WARNING: The Man In Black is an LGBT thriller and mystery that contains violence, occasional foul language, and adult sexual situations.

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Sarah King

Chatroom With A ViewChatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book but after reading the sleeve I knew I had to read it. Chatroom with a view was far darker than I was expecting; it may be triggering for some. Troy, one of the main characters, character took be through a range of emotions. I started out feeling sympathetic to his history but by the end of the book I found I really did not care for him ( well written character I believe this was the author’s intent). the book was well written, though there were a few places I felt like there was something missing. Even still I would recommend this book. I know I will be reading more of Maynard.

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Hush, My Darling (Benoit and Dayne Mystery Book 2) by Winter Austin – Review by Jamie Burns

Hush, My Darling is the second book in the Benoit and Dayne Mystery series by Winter Austin. I flew through the first book in this series and could not wait to get my hands on the second book! Hush, My Darling did not disappoint! This book had me on the edge of my seat as I completed the investigation with Lila Dayne, the Deputy, and Sheriff Benoit. Two bodies that have similar features make for the possibility of a serial Killer. Will they catch the killer before he/she strikes again? Pick up a copy of Hush, My Darling to find out.

I will have to say that it has been a hot minute since I read a mystery/thriller book that has captivated my attention and immersed me so fully into the action. If you like mystery books, you will LOVE this book!

Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Jade Thomson

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was pleasantly surprised by this book! I read some of the reviews before I read it- and I was worried about how dark the story would be- but it was really well written. I didn’t feel like it was dark for the sake of being dark (if that makes any sense?). It was for sure a more creepy, twisty, read than I normally consume but I thoroughly enjoyed it! The characters were very well developed and at times relatable. I had empathy for several of them. The authors writing style was vivid and captivating! Like other reviewers I kind of stumbled my way through the beginning but I’m really glad I gave this book a read. It kept me guessing and excited to continue reading! This was a fantastic start to my first book by this author and I’m eager to read even more! (:

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Jennifer Ramos

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a compelling and hook to the beginning of the story! I’m just an avid reader and for me personally, it takes a bit for me to get hooked into the story itself but this one had me at page one. As the story details develop, the characters unveil their true intents, and the story line emerges, the story grapples its readers.
Troy, a 24 year old born and raised in a small town in Connecticut with a dysfunctional family setting. When a family tragedy occurs and he receives some unexpected news, Troy takes his anger and becomes vengeful. When a surprising truth is discovered about his family background, something must be done to change his future outcome.
With a psychology background, it is quite interesting in seeing the destructive pattern of negative, hateful atmosphere that engulfs those surrounded by its actions and it becomes a cycle. In order to break a cycle, drastic action and change is needed. Aside from those notions brought to light, this novel is amazing from start to finish!

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Kirsten Berkebile

This is a very dark book and unless you are understanding of that and are willing to really read it thoroughly I wouldn’t recommend it. I honestly wasn’t sure if I was going to like it bc it is so dark. It makes me feel sad for people who have gone thru things like this. I feel so much pain as well as a connection with Troy throughout the whole book. There are moments that I can actually visualize and its quite disturbing when I see what Troy is going through. I will tell that his father got what he deserved in my opinion.

Chatroom With A ViewChatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a very dark book and unless you are understanding of that and are willing to really read it thoroughly I wouldn’t recommend it. I honestly wasn’t sure if I was going to like it bc it is so dark. It makes me feel sad for people who have gone thru things like this. I feel so much pain as well as a connection with Troy throughout the whole book. There are moments that I can actually visualize and its quite disturbing when I see what Troy is going through. I will tell that his father got what he deserved in my opinion.

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Chatroom With A ViewChatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a fast paced, rather dark and intense thriller, which had me hooked from page one. A real page turner of a novel, the storyline focuses on the idea that a ‘killer gene’ can be passed down through the generations of a family. The main character, Troy Cullen comes from a very dysfunctional family which has kept him from, “the normal integration with society”. However, it’s the knowledge that his ex girlfriend Veronica is pregnant that causes Troy’s life, and mental state to spiral out of control. Whilst Troy plots to “do unto others as they have done unto him”, Veronica looks into his family’s past. Veronica is shocked when she finds the ‘killer gene’, in Troy’s family, and must decide what action to take, knowing that her unborn child could also carry this gene. Meanwhile, Troy’s plans result in an epic showdown! This is an emotional rollercoaster of a read, with an intriguing storyline which kept me gripped throughout. It can be difficult to read in places due to the sensitive issues raised, but I felt engaged with the main characters and immersed in the story.

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Misti Maggio

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story was much darker than what I normally read. Overall, I enjoyed the book. It is an edge of your seat, fast paced book. The author jumps right into the story of the main character, without any preamble. This was my first book by this author and I look forward to reading more by him in the future.

Reviewed by @mimimadge
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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Elizabeth Sanchez

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I went back and forth if I wanted to read Chat Room with a View. I liked the synopsis, but it also sounded kinda creepy. I ended up giving it a try, because I kept coming back to it… I had a hard time getting into this book. I really liked the plot of the story, but I felt it was a little much. It got pretty dark and twisted in places, so a little of a warning on that for readers who are iffy. I also felt like there was too much psychological issues… like every main character seemed to have something…. off… about them- paranoid, dangerous, killer, bipolar, schizophrenic, depressed, something. Not all are clearly identified, but the author did a wonderful job giving us a view into their feelings and actions, which I was happy about. It gave more detail and depth to the book. The bark started dark, and seemed to get worse and worse… It was like watching an episode of Law and Order SVU mixed with 13 reasons why. There was just so much trauma and bad things going on. I did like how it addressed the nature vs nurture topic, and whether some things are learned behaviors, or genetic. Makes you think and wonder…

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Nina Maes

This is a full psychological thriller on steroids. It has it all dysfunctional family drama and classic teenage drama gone wrong. This is a fast paced read. Gripping you in from the start and keeping hold of you to the end. Recommend to those who love a great thriller.

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

This is a full psychological thriller on steroids. It has it all dysfunctional family drama and classic teenage drama gone wrong. This is a fast paced read. Gripping you in from the start and keeping hold of you to the end. Recommend to those who love a great thriller.

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Hanging Softly in the Night: A Detective Nick Larson Novel by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra – Review by Heidi Sturgess

Hanging Softly in the Night (Detective Nick Larson #1)Hanging Softly in the Night by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Manhattan’s 16th precinct seems to be crippled by flu and men are short so when partners Nick and Victor get given a case , it looks like an open and shit case but it’s to far from it ….

It looks like suicide but it’s murder and with the body count piling up and personal matters my nerves are shattered on behalf of these 2 🫣

If you like a fast paced book , be patient you will be rewarded , I promise 😉
I was pretty much hooked from the get go ❣️📕and a lot of effort was put into research for this , well it seems that way but al in all a thrilling read 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Tanya Wall, January 2023

Chatroom with a ViewChatroom with a View by Glenn Maynard
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Chatroom with a View is a story with a ton of twists and turns. The main storyline is about Troy and the idea that he inherited a gene that makes him evil like his father and grandfather. The story starts out with a grisly scene in a cabin in the woods. It then morphs into Troy getting revenge on two girls who bullied him in high school while a psycho girl falls for him and is intent on making him belong to her. Through it all, he has a great friend in Stitch who helps him through many unfortunate events. This book is a litte far fetched and at times seems like there is just too much going on, but overall the story line is interesting and the characters are well developed.

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Hush, My Darling (Benoit and Dayne Mystery Book 2) by Winter Austin – Review by Brittany Angel

Hush, My Darling (Benoit and Dayne Mystery, #2)Hush, My Darling by Winter Austin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow!! I’m not one to normally pick up a thriller but every time I do, I’m reminded why I need to read them more often. Hush, My Darling takes you on an investigative journey, searching for the I-80 killer once they hit far too close to home for Deputy Lila Dayne. She’s the one who got away and the I-80 killer is coming back after her. I devoured this novel and gasped far too many times as we reached the climax of the story. I am looking forward to reading another one of the Benoit and Dayne Mysteries.

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Hush, My Darling (Benoit and Dayne Mystery Book 2) by Winter Austin – Review by Angela Renee Diaz

Hush, My Darling (Benoit and Dayne Mystery, #2)Hush, My Darling by Winter Austin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lila Dayne is a traumatized cop. Thanks to the I-80 killer and her being the only surviving victim. He has shown her he is back. What is Lila to do? Keep soldering on or quit her law enforcement job. A really fast paced easy read that you won’t be able to put down.

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard-Review by Tonya Merritt

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I began my reading into this book very excited and open minded. It took a few chapters before I became hooked. The story was new and had many twists and turns that you would not expect. Is Troy gonna be like his father or his grandfather? Or will he be a better man? If you take the time you’ll find out the answer and be just as surprised as I was.

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Megan Conley

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a great psychological thriller from the start. I do want to say; however, this book is very, very dark and that it may be too much for some people…please know this going in. I really liked how Maynard just threw us into the characters lives…we didn’t get a backstory, we were just submerged into the middle of a violent (but not particularly gruesome) episode between Tony and his father. I will say that in the beginning I felt sorry for Tony, but as the story goes on I really grew to not like him at all (which I think is the point). There are so many twists and turns throughout this book that sometimes you feel like your head is spinning, but Maynard does eventually get everything back on track 🙂 I would recommend this book, but with caution.

Reviewed by @meggs1717

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Ashley Hasting

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Can I just start with wow. Troy had a dark life, and it impacted how he led his life as well. Veronica also had a mental health issue. The waitresses knew something would catch up one day. I haven’t had a thriller hit my emotions so hard. If you’re a thriller reader, here’s your book!

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Betsy Melano

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I like to mix up genres in hopes I don’t read just feel good stuff but also read psychological thrillers to keep things interesting. This book was a lot more dark, creepy, and unsettling than I usually choose. However, it sure makes you wonder about the environment and family you grow up in and what effect it has.

The book kept my attention, is fast paced and is well written. Troy Cullen is a character that’s hard to like or attempt to connect with. Lots of dysfunction in the family and also in Troy. There is something about Troy though that keeps you reading. Some parts may be a trigger for some readers.

As I mentioned earlier, this was a darker book than I fully expected. I would like to read something else by the author in the future.

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Julie McComas

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book grabbed my attention from the start, but it was a lot. It was creepy, dark, and twisted. I don’t know if I have ever not liked a character as much as I didn’t like Troy. This was a fast-paced read, and I felt like the ending was rushed. I kind of feel like there should be some trigger warnings on this one.

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Trista Priest

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The book doesn’t start with a build-up or back story of Troy’s life instead the reader ends up in the middle of the mess that is his life. Troy was raised in an abusive home and in the beginning, I thought that he would rise above it and be a good guy despite this. However, he ends up being just as dark and twisted. Around the middle of the book it does lag a little, but overall it was a quick read and surprised me with the ending.

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Erin DeRoma

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was not at all what I was expecting, but in such a good way. This book certainly exceeded all my expectations. I don’t think I have been able to read anything this dark and twisted in a long time. When I say this is dark, boy is this dark, and yet I couldn’t put it down. I did have to reset and read something very light and easy after reading this. So I guess this is your warning to prepare yourself for dark and heavy, because I was not expecting it to be so dark and heavy. The characters all had their own darkness. This started off slow, but it didn’t take to have my full undivided attention. I will say that I do wish the ending didn’t feel so rushed, but it didn’t take away from my reading experience in any way so I am still giving this a 5 star review.

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Sheri Schrader

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Chatroom with a View is an edge-of-your-seat creepy story. The story is fast-paced, keeping the story moving along. After reading the blurb, I was intrigued by what the story would hold. What would change if there is a genetic predisposition to killing found? Troy comes from an extremely dysfunctional family and possesses the killer gene. Drawn in yet? I was and wasn’t disappointed. I will warn you that this is dark and super creepy. There are twists and turns down a dark path. Be warned this is a read that will keep you reading late into the night and then keep you awake because of what you read. I will keep a look out for more books by this author in the future.

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Alison Risher

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

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” This quote describes perfectly the plot of this captivating tale! The title derives partially from the setting of an internet chatroom. Catfishing co-workers collide with delusional personalities. It is difficult to discern which characters are telling or acknowledging the truth. It all culminates in an ending that is fantastically twisted.

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Christine Baranek

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Chatroom with a View
By: Glenn Maynard

This book is so fast paced. It is also truly chilling. I don’t know if I have read a book that has haunted me quite like this in a while. The author chooses to begin the book right in the middle of the action – in the middle of a completely chilling scene. And from there he never takes his foot off of the gas. Troy truly lives a chilling life and the premise of a gene that makes one prone to being a killer really is an interesting concept. For me, as I read, I really found myself wondering how much of Troy’s behavior was his upbringing and his experiences and how much of it has to do with the potential for a propensity for killing via a specific gene. I definitely liked this book and definitely recommend it for anyone who enjoys a good thriller that will keep you reading!

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Toni Sellers

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was very good and definitely kept my attention from page one. It was a lot, so intense, creepy and twisted. I will say it’s very dark and has some very touchy subjects in it, extreme dysfunctional family, violence and manipulation. Lots of twists and turns. I do recommend this book..

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Emily H

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Troy Cullen grew up in an abusive house, his family is beyond dysfunctional. When Veronica tells Troy she is pregnant, everything begins to spiral. Troy uses chatrooms to flirt with other women. All is not as it seems with what happens next.

Intriguing idea. The story is fast paced and you are pulled in with what is happening. Ending is not what I expected which is a nice twist to the story.

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard reviewed by Jessica Pritt

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a wonderful book. This had me staying up past my bedtime. There were so many twists and turns, that keep you wanting more. Troy really dug a deep hole for himself. So many things go wrong, just maybe there is a way out of this mess.

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Chatroom With A View by Glenn Maynard – Review by Amber Howard

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

What drew me into this book was the mention of the killer gene and how it may be passed on genetically. I wanted to read and see how it played out. This book is a page turner. I needed to know every next move and thought. This is the first book in a long time that I didn’t like a character from start to finish. A main character at that. I despise Troy lol. As far as the ending of the book goes, it was unexpected but fitting.

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