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What We Finished

The NeighborsThe Neighbors by Hannah Mary McKinnon

Norma and I read The Neighbors with Lindsay.  This was a jaw-dropping fast-paced read that we all enjoyed.  A little different twist to The Neighbor than your average neighbor living next door type of book.

WHAT WE THOUGHT:

The Neighbors took us by surprise and we were not expecting some of those clever twists.  We all raced through this one, once we started it. We started at different times, with Norma finishing first and she couldn’t wait to discuss this one.  She had to have some patience and soon Lindsay and I were done and this story really made for a great discussion for all of us.

WHO WE RECOMMEND TO:

We recommend to everyone.  This is a fast easy read with a little dark to it.  We also recommend for group reads and there are some twists to this that could spark an interesting discussion with some different views to it.

Norma and Lindsay’s reviews

The DateThe Date by Louise Jensen

Norma and I read The Date with two of our Traveling Sisters, Berit and Mackenzie.  Debra our TS joined in on our conversation.  We all enjoyed this different twist to a psychological thriller, however, there was something frantic about this one that left Norma jumping out of a coulee and into her own.

WHAT WE THOUGHT:

The Date left us feeling a little frightened reading this one in a good thriller way though.  It’s a fast-paced interesting story with something a little different to it.

WHO WE RECOMMEND TO:

We recommend it to thriller lovers, especially to anyone who might be looking for something a little different twist to it rather than being terrorized by someone out to destroy you.

For our review

For Mackenzie’s review

Berit’s review to come and can be found on her Blog

Berit’s Blog

The Boy at the DoorThe Boy at the Door by Alex Dahl

I read The Boy at the Door with Lindsay and three of our Traveling Sisters and we all really enjoyed this one.

WHAT WE THOUGHT:

The characters had us twisted up in knots and we were surprised with how much we felt for these characters.  The story digs deep into the reality of two women who live very different lives from each other

WHO WE RECOMMEND TO:

We recommend to everyone looking but especially for someone looking for a realistic and believable thriller that explores some realistic thought-provoking subjects.

For Lindsay and Brenda’s review

Our Traveling Sisters Mary Beth, Diane and Melisa’s reviews they can be found on Goodreads

What we are starting this week

GhostedGhosted by Rosie Walsh

 

 

 

Little Big LoveLittle Big Love by Katy Regan

 

 

 

Sold on a MondaySold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

 

 

 

 

Drop us a comment and let us know if you read any of these titles.

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What We Finished

 

The Promise Between Us

The Promise Between Us by Barbara Claypole White

I read The Promise Between Us with Lindsay.

“Every thought is just a thought until you assign it meaning.”
Angie Alexander, founder of friends with OCD

WHAT WE THOUGHT:

We really appreciated all the information and learning more about what it is like for someone living with OCD.  However, we struggled with connecting with the characters and would of like to be shown through the characters instead of being told.

WHO I RECOMMEND TO:

I recommend to readers who are interested or curious in a story about what it’s like to live with OCD.

For my review

For Lindsay’s review
The Real Michael SwannThe Real Michael Swann by Bryan Reardon

Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our Traveling Sisters.  Interesting and clever plot around a disaster with some family drama and a bit of a love story to this thriller.

WHAT WE THOUGHT:

We had some different views and thoughts on this one.  For some of us, it was a fast-paced race to the end, and for others, it was weighted down by the family drama.

WHO WE RECOMMEND TO:

We recommend to readers who like a little family drama to their thrillers.

For our reviews

To see our different views you can find our Traveling Sisters reviews, on Goodreads:

Holly, Diane, Jan, Marialyce and Mary Beth

 

What we are starting this week

Three Days MissingThree Days Missing by Kimberly Belle

The Summer ListThe Summer List by Amy Mason Doan

The DisappearingThe Disappearing by Lori Roy

The NeighborsThe Neighbors by Hannah Mary McKinnon

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What we finished reading:

The Last Time I LiedThe Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

Norma and I read The Last Time I Lied with eight of our Traveling Sisters and this was a fast-paced entertaining read for us all.

What we thought:

The Last Time I Lied had all the elements like the camp setting, the eerie lake and girls who go missing in the night to make this a spooky, creepy good story that sent chills up our back.  

Who we recommend to:

We recommend this one to all readers but especially for readers looking for a tense, entertaining and fun creepy good story.  If you enjoy a little cinematic feel to your story that is so well done – it feels like a movie playing in your mind.  This is definitely one not to be missed.  We also recommend to reading groups for a fun and entertaining discussion as you share your suspicions and theories.

 

The Death of Mrs. WestawayThe Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Norma and I read The Death of Mrs Westaway with five of our Traveling Sisters.

What we thought:

This was a very interesting sister read for us.  We clearly were split into two different views on how we felt about this.  The twist and turns in this one kept some of us staying up late and feeling a little book hangover the next morning.   The rest of us were left with our heads spinning in confusion with those twists and turns.

Who we recommend to:

We recommend this one to all thriller lovers to see if it will leave you book hangover or your head spinning.  Please see on review and drop us a comment and let us know which side you were left on.

See our reviews here

 

The Keeper of Lost ThingsThe Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

Norma and I read The Keeper of Lost Things with three of our Traveling Sisters.

What we thought:

We all thought the premise of The Keeper of Lost Things was an interesting and unique concept and we enjoyed the feel-good feeling after reading this one.

Who we recommend it to:

For readers looking for a cute, quirky, magical feel-good easy story.

 

Tin ManTin Man by Sarah Winman

I read Tin Man with my Traveling Sister Jan.  We ended up in two different coulees after reading this one.  We both enjoyed the story, however, I am not sure the timing was right for me with this story as I struggled to stay focused.

Who I recommend it to:

To readers looking for a quiet story that compacts a lot in it while exploring different types of grief, love and loss.

Jan’s review

What we are starting this week

A Constellation of Vital PhenomenaA Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

 

 

 

The DateThe Date by Louise Jensen

 

 

 

The Boy at the DoorThe Boy at the Door by Alex Dahl