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Unbury Carol – Josh Malerman ★★★★

Blurb; Carol Evers is a woman with a dark secret. She has died many times . . . but her many deaths are not final: They are comas, a waking slumber indistinguishable from death, each lasting days.

Only two people know of Carol’s eerie condition. One is her husband, Dwight, who married Carol for her fortune, and—when she lapses into another coma—plots to seize it by proclaiming her dead and quickly burying her . . . alive. The other is her lost love, the infamous outlaw James Moxie. When word of Carol’s dreadful fate reaches him, Moxie rides the Trail again to save his beloved from an early, unnatural grave.

And all the while, awake and aware, Carol fights to free herself from the crippling darkness that binds her—summoning her own fierce will to survive. As the players in this drama of life and death fight to decide her fate, Carol must in the end battle to save herself.

My Review; From the author of Bird Box comes this creepy, dark read. One off my library pile. I absolutely loved it. The setting. Transported back into time through the description. The evil characters VS the good characters. I really enjoyed this one. But poor Carol.

Carol suffers from a very rare illness which makes her look and feel dead but she isn’t. Her husband takes advantage of this and is about to Bury her alive. But is anyone who knows about Carol’s illness going to stop this? Save her? With many, many obstacles along the way it won’t be easy for her to be buried. It’s a very clever story. Very dark in parts, containing fire, deaths, fights and a little bit of magic.

I was hooked. I had to know what happened to Carol! A fast paced, edge of your seat read. A race against time. I don’t think I’ve read anything similar to this either. I really liked it. Something different. I’d hate to be buried alive, I’m sure we all would! Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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*BLOG TOUR* The Legacy – Alison Knight ★★★★

Blurb; London, 1969.
James has his dreams of an easy life shattered when his aunt disinherits him, leaving her fortune to her god-daughter, Charlotte. He turns to his friend, Percy, to help him reclaim his inheritance – and to pay off his creditors. But when their plans backfire, James becomes the pawn of Percy and his criminal associates.
Charlotte is stunned when she is told of her windfall. After an attempt at cheating her out of her inheritance fails, James tries to intimidate her. But she is stronger than he thinks, having secrets of her own to guard, and sends him away with a bloody nose and no choice but to retreat for now.
Resigned, James and his spoilt, pampered girlfriend, Fliss, Percy’s sister, travel across France on a mission that promises to free James from the criminals for good. But James isn’t convinced he can trust Fliss, so he makes his own plans to start a new life.Will James be able to get away, or will his past catch up with him? Will Charlotte’s secrets turn the legacy into a curse?

My Review; This was a short read and I have read this author before and enjoyed her stories. This was another great read for me. All over a will, a legacy, money. Even after death people will fight over your money remember that. In this case the woman who left the money behind played a very clever game with it. She did what she thought best for all and she was right.

I understood both sides of this story. But boy did James’s character get on my nerves. Entitled. Demanding. He got himself into the position he was in. It all ends in a huge secret coming undone. Shocking. Didnt see it coming. A read some may be able to relate too. A well deserved four stars from me. One I will remember. Short but perfect. Gripping. Fast paced. Suspense. Highly recommend.

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Rules For Perfect Murders – Peter Swanson ★★★★

Blurb; If you want to get away with murder, play by the rules

A series of unsolved murders with one thing in common: each of the deaths bears an eerie resemblance to the crimes depicted in classic mystery novels.

The deaths lead FBI Agent Gwen Mulvey to mystery bookshop Old Devils. Owner Malcolm Kershaw had once posted online an article titled ‘My Eight Favourite Murders,’ and there seems to be a deadly link between the deaths and his list – which includes Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders, Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train and Donna Tartt’s The Secret History.

Can the killer be stopped before all eight of these perfect murders have been re-enacted?

My Review; This one I had seen all over social media and hyped up. I have read this author before so was expecting something good. I actually devoured this in two sittings. I just loved it all. All over a list of books eh. It’s a very clever story. I loved the little second hand bookshop setting for the most part of the book.

I actually just lost myself into this story & I noted all the books mentioned within the story down to look up for myself. It was intriguing the whole plot kept me hooked figuring out who this person was killing people. But not just that shocking secrets emerged! Couldn’t believe any of it. Would not have guessed any of it. Far too clever. A brilliant gripping read. Fast paced. Was over before I knew it. Loved it all! Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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