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Can’t-Wait for: The Stranger Inside by Laura Benedict @laurabenedict @HBGCanada @about_thethrill #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers

It’s that time of the week when we sister up with Traveling Sisters, Kim and Christina and talk about books we can’t wait to read. Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a meme that is hosted by  Wishful Endings.  Christina Recipe and a Read is still not back at posting regularly due to family health reasons. We miss her and hope she will be back at it with us in the New Year.

Now on to the upcoming sister read that Kim @It’s all about the Thrill Norma, Lindsay and I can’t wait to read.

The Stranger Inside by Laura Benedict

Kimber Hannon’s belief that she has complete control over her life is shattered the night that she comes home from a trip to find her key no longer opens her front door. There is a stranger living in her house. A stranger who claims he has every right to be there, with the paperwork to prove it. When she confronts the man, he lets her get close enough to whisper, “I was there. I saw what you did.”

She doesn’t know how he knows her, but with those words Kimber knows this stranger isn’t after anything as simple as her money or artwork or charming Craftsman bungalow. She has to find out exactly what he wants and get him out of her carefully orchestrated life before he ruins it.

There are plenty of people in her life who might help, but should Kimber trust any of them? Her lawyer, Gabriel, is also her ex-lover; Diana, her best friend, doesn’t know Kimber slept with her husband; her ex-husband has a new, happier life since leaving her; and her co-workers know she’ll do anything to get her next sale. And no one can know the real reason this man is in her house. Without trust, everyone’s a stranger….

Expected Publication date February 5, 2019. Thank you to Hachette Canada for our copies of this book.


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Can’t-Wait for: Fallen Mountains by Kimi Cunningham Grant @amberjackpub @kimicgrant #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers

It’s that time of the week when we sister up with Traveling Sisters, Christina and Kim and talk about books we can’t wait to read. Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a meme that is hosted by  Wishful Endings.  Christina Recipe and a Read is on a mini-hiatus right now while she deals with families’ health.

Today Kim It’s All About The Thrill is talking about a group read for The Au Pair by Emma Rous that we both can’t wait to read and of course, I have fallen behind on.

The book I am talking about that Norma, Lindsay and I can’t wait for is Fallen Mountains by Kimi Cunningham Grant.  Our advanced copies didn’t have the cover yet because we just couldn’t wait for it, so I have added the cover from Goodreads for you all to see.

Fallen Mountains

“An intense and engaging portrait of characters driven by—and bound by—the secrets of their pasts . . . an absorbing mystery as well as a gracefully layered story of death and loss in a small town.” —Allen Eskens, USA Today bestselling author of The Life We Bury and The Shadows We Hide

When Transom Shultz goes missing shortly after returning to his sleepy hometown of Fallen Mountains, Pennsylvania, his secrets are not the only ones that threaten to emerge. Red, the sheriff, is haunted by the possibility that a crime Transom was involved in seventeen years earlier—a crime Red secretly helped cover up—may somehow be linked to his disappearance. Possum, the victim of that crime, wants revenge. Laney will do anything to keep Transom quiet about the careless mistake they made that could jeopardize her budding relationship. And Chase, once a close friend, reels from Transom’s betrayal of buying his family’s farm under false pretenses and ruthlessly logging it and leasing the mineral rights to Marcellus shale frackers. As the search for Transom Shultz heats up and the inhabitants’ dark and tangled histories unfold, each one must decide whether to live under the brutal weight of the past or try to move beyond it.

This one is a read now on NetGalley and Kim has downloaded it to join on in with us.  If anyone is interested in reading this one with us let us know and we will start a group read for it.

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Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Lies We Told by Camilla Way

It’s that time of the week when we sister up with Traveling Sisters, Christina and Kim and talk about a book we can’t wait to read. Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a meme that is hosted by  Wishful Ending.

Today Kim over at It’s All About The Thrill and I are so excited to talk about The Lies We Told by Camilla Way. Christina over at Recipe and a Read will be joining in with another book we can’t wait to read.

Norma got this one from book of the month and all it took was an I want to read this one….I was all over it and now it’s an upcoming Traveling Friends group read.  Now how does Norma get book of the month well she really does have a book fairy who magically makes these books appear for her just out of the kindness of her heart.  You know who you are and we love you!!

On to more about this book.  We haven’t read Watching Edie but have heard some really good things about it.  I am thinking we will need to put it on our TBR list in the new year.  A few friends have mentioned they really enjoyed it and can’t wait to read The Lies We Told.  It should be a great group read.  As always if anyone wants to join in with us, you can find The Travelings Friends group on Goodreads.

About the book

The highly acclaimed author of Watching Edie returns with a new novel of dark psychological suspense that explores how those closest to us have the most to hide…

When Clara’s boyfriend, Luke, disappears, everyone believes that he’s left her, but Clara thinks she knows the truth. Recent evidence suggests that Luke had a stalker, and Clara worries that he’s been kidnapped. Then Luke’s older sister, Emily, who vanished twenty years ago, suddenly reappears.

Emily wants to help Clara with her search for Luke, but she refuses to talk about what happened–even though it nearly destroyed her family when she vanished. And the deeper Clara digs into Luke’s mysterious disappearance, the more convinced she is that the two incidents are connected.

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Have you read this one or Watching Edie?  What are your thoughts on it?  Drop us a comment!  We would love to hear from you!

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Can’t Wait Wednesday: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty #travelingfriendsread #BookBloggers

It’s that time of week when we sister up with Traveling Sisters Christina and Kim and talk about a book we can’t wait to read. Can’t Wait Wednesday is a meme that is hosted by  Wishful Ending.

However, Kim over at It’s All About The Thrill  is unwell today and we might need to catch up with her later. Christina over at Recipe and a Read will be joining in with another book we can’t wait to read.

In the Traveling Freinds group, we can’t wait to read Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty.  Through my book travels, I have seen some mixed reviews for this and I am really curious to see how this read will go.  Some of our most interesting discussions often have had some mixed feeling towards a book.  I think this just might end up being one of them.  With Liane Moriarty being one of our favorite authors how could we not read this one?

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? In Liane Moriarty’s latest page-turner, nine perfect strangers are about to find out…

Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.

Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer – or should she run while she still can?

It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.

Combining all of the hallmarks that have made her writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers once again shows why she is a master of her craft.

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Have you read this one?  Want to read this one?  Drop us a comment!  We would love to hear from you!

 

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Can’t Wait Wednesday: Watching You by Lisa Jewell @about_thethrill #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers

Here we are again sistering up with our Traveling Sisters Christina and Kim with another Can’t Wait Wednesday meme that is hosted by  Wishful Endings

Our Traveling Sisters Group Read for Watching You by Lisa Jewell is fast approaching and we can’t wait to read it.  Lisa Jewell is another favorite author of mine.  After reading I Found You I was hooked and knew I had to read more of her books.   I have read most of her books in our group and she is a favorite author for a few of us.  Every time I see a new book out by her I do that cheering thing we love to do.

Kim over at It’s All About The Thrill  and Christina at Recipe and a Read have not read any books by Lisa Jewell and I knew I had to correct that.  Pop on over and check out what the have to say about that.  There is just something so exciting about reading a book with sisters who are reading a book by an author for the first time.

So on to the book and the cheering.

 

 


Watching You
by Lisa Jewell
Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Bristol, England; home to doctors and lawyers and old-money academics. It’s not the sort of place where people are brutally murdered in their own kitchens. But it is the sort of place where everyone has a secret. And everyone is watching you.

As the headmaster credited with turning around the local school, Tom Fitzwilliam is beloved by one and all—including Joey Mullen, his new neighbor, who quickly develops an intense infatuation with this thoroughly charming yet unavailable man. Joey thinks her crush is a secret, but Tom’s teenaged son Freddie—a prodigy with aspirations of becoming a spy for MI5—excels in observing people and has witnessed Joey behaving strangely around his father.

One of Tom’s students, Jenna Tripp, also lives on the same street, and she’s not convinced her teacher is as squeaky clean as he seems. For one thing, he has taken a particular liking to her best friend and fellow classmate, and Jenna’s mother—whose mental health has admittedly been deteriorating in recent years—is convinced that Mr. Fitzwilliam is stalking her.

Meanwhile, twenty years earlier, a schoolgirl writes in her diary, charting her doomed obsession with a handsome young English teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam

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Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Suspect by Fiona Barton @figbarton @BerkleyPub @about_thethrill #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers

Here we are again sistering up with our Traveling Sisters Christina and Kim with another Can’t Wait Wednesday meme that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The Suspect by Fiona Barton has all of us cheering and we all can’t wait for this group read.  After reading The Widow and The Child, Fiona Barton has become a go-to author for Norma.  Both Norma and I were cheering around the house when we received our copies in the mail from Berkley Publishing. Seriously I did.  You should see how my family looks at me when I do that.  Thank you so much Elisha for our copies.

Kim over at It’s All About The Thrill has really expressed her excitement over this title and had me on the floor laughing with her feel good post.  Christina @ Recipe and a Read always knows how to bring on the excitement.  Check out their posts, they will have you excited to read this title and laughing too with their feel-good posts.

Here come the cheers for The Suspect by Fiona Barton

 

The new must-read standalone crime thriller from the author of Sunday Times bestseller, The Widow, and the Richard & Judy No. 1 bestseller, The Child – featuring unforgettable journalist, Kate Waters.

The police belonged to another world – the world they saw on the television or in the papers. Not theirs.

When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing on their gap year in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft and frantic with worry.

Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth – and this time is no exception. But she can’t help but think of her own son, who she hasn’t seen in two years since he left home to go traveling. This time it’s personal.

And as the case of the missing girls unfolds, they will all find that even this far away, danger can lie closer to home than you might think . . .

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Let’s Chat!  Have you read The Widow or The Child by Fiona Barton?  I have read The Child and really enjoyed it but I didn’t realize at the time the story featured the same character Kate Waters from The Widow.  I thought it worked well but I would of like to have read The Widow first.

Have you read The Suspect?  Want to read and have added it to your want to read list?  Drop us a comment!  We loved to hear from you.