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The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak #travelingsistersread #bookreview @DurangoWriter

The Last SuppersThe Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book.

We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed this interesting story that brought some food for thought to our discussion.

Mandy Mikulencak does a good job capturing the emotional memories surrounding the food that left us thinking and discussing our favorites that we would choose for a “last supper”.

Mandy Mikulencak delivers an extremely moving and engaging story here and does a really good job creating a likeable character here with Ginny that we cared for and who we found to be very interesting.  We loved the compassion that she had with the convicts and her need to see humanity in people and as the story progressed we could see her grow and we loved how we were shown how deep Ginny’s need for redemption was as the story progressed.

Food becomes its own character within this story and we begin to see the “last suppers” more in an in-depth and complex thought-provoking way as it is tied into Ginny’s desire to find out her own truth and what that means. Along with Roscoe we started to question the reasoning behind Ginny’s desire to give the convicts the perfect “last supper” and we needed to know what that was and why it has haunted her throughout her life.

To sum it all up it was an extremely interesting, thought-provoking, and well-written novel that had quite the unique premise to it which we all found extremely enjoyable with a satisfying ending that led to a very interesting and enjoyable discussion. Would highly recommend!

Thank you so much to NetGalley, Kensington Books, and Mandy Mikulencak for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review.

 

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Forget Me Not by Kierney Scott @Kierney_S @bookouture #BookReview #travelingsistersread

Forget Me Not (Detective Jess Bishop, #1)Forget Me Not by Kierney Scott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 Stars

Review by Brenda with Lindsay

I was lost in the dark, unusual, unearthly craggy coulee with Lindsay reading Forget Me Not.

Forget Me Not is a haunting, chilling psychological thriller with a little ick to it that had us a little uncomfortable in the craggy dark trenches of the Coulee looking for a more comfortable place to settle in. It didn’t take long to warm up and find a more grassier sheltered spot as we got to know our flawed and guarded main character, Detective Jess Bishop. We really liked her right from the start and wanted to know what secrets kept her awake at night.

Kierney Scott does a good job creating an interesting story and character here with Detective Jess and she is different from the typical female detective in so many ways that I have read lately with a past she’s trying to hide. She is haunted by the chilling secrets that she would like to keep buried.

Kierney Scott does a good job leading us down a jagged rocky path that starts to break apart as we tried to figure out how they are related to the case Jess is working. We love Jess’s connection with her returning partner and the tension starts to rise between them as their relationship is tested. We started questioning who we could trust or not. There is a little romance to this story that didn’t leave us rolling our eyes or wanting to leave the coulee.

The heat starts to turn up and the tension rises with every twists and turns as we dodge every sharp rock to reach the satisfying end of this enjoyable story. We will definitely be looking out for the second book to this one. We recommend.

Thank you, NetGalley, Bookouture and Kierney Scott for a copy to read and review.

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Lindsay’s Review

4.5 stars!   I loved this gripping and suspenseful novel!

From the very first page, I immediately liked the main character, FBI Special Agent Jessica Bishop (Jess).   I felt an instant connection with her and admired her tough-girl, don’t-mess-with-me personality.   The story follows Jess and a team of FBI agents on a case hunting down a horrific serial killer.  

The suspense kept me addicted all the way through.   I truly enjoyed reading every single page and had a constant feeling of being anxious to find out just how things would all come together in the end.   The author, Kierney Scott, did an outstanding job pulling me right into the story which kept me flipping the pages as quick as possible.   

I was impressed to learn in the Acknowledgements section that this was the first crime thriller written by Scott who has been a romance writer to date.  What a feat for an author to be able to switch genres so smoothly – that’s talent!

I really loved every minute of this book and am excited that this is the start of a series.  I’ll be eagerly waiting for Book #2!!  

A big thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Kierney Scott for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review!!