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Thoughts by Brenda: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

What Alice ForgotWhat Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Read January 6-8, 2017

I found What Alice Forgot to be a humorous, uplifting and an enjoyable book with the right balance of heartache. The concept was interesting with a little mystery to it as well.

Alice has a fall at the gym and loses her memory of the last 10 years. I really enjoyed how the story was told through Alice’s eyes as I learned how she has changed and also the people around her as she pieces the events of the last 10 years together. She remembers the people around her and their situations as they were 10 years ago and given little clues which creates the mystery of how the events of their lives have changed and shaped who they are today.

What Alice Forgot gets 5 bright stars from me because I had a bright smile after finishing reading this novel.

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What Norma’s Reading

The Acheron DeceptionThe Acheron Deception by Patrick F. Rooney

From Goodreads:  A CIA agent recruits a Wall Street securities trader to help her track down a surreptitious nest of terrorists manipulating the stock market in this decade-spanning espionage thriller.

It begins in 1987, when the prevailing winds of Glasnost have caught the Russian leadership by surprise… catapulting the confusion caused by the impending breakup of the Soviet Union to new levels. For KGB agent Mikhail Volkov, the chaos provides something else altogether-An opportunity to steal four nuclear weapons from a Russian test facility.

Sean McGowan, a software engineer in the securities industry, has come a long way from the trailer park where he grew up in New Mexico. He leads an exciting life now, with wealth, influence, and the company of beautiful women, until Volkov comes after him to expropriate his ultra-fast derivatives trading program.

CIA Agent Beate Nicholson recruits Sean to help her track down financiers manipulating the stock markets. But first they must use their computer skills to thwart a massive cyber-attack against the world’s banking system perpetrated using a multi-player gaming platform.

Sean and Beate’s collaboration leads them to the doorstep of a rogue’s gallery of sinister figures, including white-collar jihadist Rahim Delacroix—who wreaks revenge against the infidels that killed his family; and the mysterious John Napoleon, leader of the Protectorate—an environmental syndicate committed to saving the planet by seizing control of the world’s resources.

Sean and Beate watch in helpless disbelief as terrorists strike Europe. Can they connect all the dots in time to collar the villains before they inflict even more destruction?

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Review by Norma: Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens

Never KnowingNever Knowing by Chevy Stevens

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Date read:  January 7 to 10, 2017

This was another excellent psychological thriller by CHEVY STEVENS that was extremely hard to put down and also grabbed my attention from the very first session (chapter).

THE COVER didn’t come into play on this one as this book was chosen to be read solely on who the author was although I do find the cover appealing.

NEVER KNOWING is a fitting TITLE for this novel. Is it better to know or not know the truth?

NEVER KNOWING has us following along Sara Gallagher’s search for her birth parents through sessions with her therapist. I found that I didn’t really enjoy this method as much as I did with STILL MISSING as it didn’t feel quite as compelling to me.

I liked Sara’s CHARACTER and her voice throughout this novel. I felt sympathy for her as she unravels the details and the truth about her birth parents and thought that she handled herself very well throughout most of her ordeal. She was impulsive, obsessive, brave, and passionate. I really like CHEVY STEVEN’S writing style and how she delivers the storyline as she keeps you entertained and interested to the very end. I found it was a solid plot which was easy to follow along with the storyline and all the secondary characters involved.

I did have a slight suspicion on how one of the characters was going to be involved but I felt that the reveal was still shocking and satisfying. The ENDING was intense, satisfying and very pleasing for another enjoyable read by this author.

To sum it all up it was a suspenseful, fast-paced, quick & easy read with a satisfying ending. Would recommend!!