Quarantine Book Review 2

April 20, 2020

Another day, another book review! I have been flying through books like crazy and I am excited to share these fun, easy read, thrillers with YOU!

When She Returned by Lucinda Berry 
I became very personally invested in this book, feeling very strong emotions of love and compassion and protectiveness for some and pure anger towards others. When young Abbi's mother disappears into thin air one day from a Target parking lot, she and her loving Father are left with the mystery of her disappearance for eleven years. It seems impossible that they will ever know what happened to her, until she is found. Alive. And hundreds of miles away from their home, disheveled and clutching a newborn baby. Unwinding the truth behind her disappearance brings out shocking secrets from everyone. It definitely did not have the ending I was hoping for, but it was fitting for the plot.
DISCLAIMER: this book deals with religion and cult activity

Until now, I feel like everyone had read this but me, and after reading it, I can see why everyone loves it! If you're not into thrillers already, this could be your gateway book. Ware does an amazing job of setting the scene, making it easy to become invested right off the bat. I was intrigued to learn that the "Cabin" was not your typical wood, log cabin in the woods, but the cabin of a Cruise Ship, making this a very unique setting. It did not take me long to make it through this inthraling page turner. To conclude you will find a victorious ending that makes you feel like you were a part of the whole thing! 

I finished this amazing book in only five hours! Emily Mills can't seem to keep herself away from trauma. When she finds a young couple brutaly murdered, one of them hanged from a tree in their backyard, it brings back all too familiar memories. Memories from twenty years ago, finding her own father, also hanged in their bakcyard. Her childhood house burning. Her sister abandoning the rest of the family. Her mother killing herself. All in the matter of one week. Now it is just her, her three elderly aunts, and her baby sister Madsion, for whom she assumes responisbility, even now that they are adults. Her discovery of these murders gets her wrapped up in more chaos that she can imagine. Digging for answers to all these tragedies, past and present. Plus, there is a small love story weaved in, and who doesn't love love!?
DISCLAIMER: this book deals with the topic of racism

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
This book will hook you from the very beginning! Erin and Mark are a total power couple, successful in their respective careers and both madly in love with the other. As they set out on a dream honeymoon, two weeks in Bora Bora, they have their whole wonderful lives ahead of them. While enjoying the lavish island and all it has to offer, Erin, being the good wife she is, agrees to scuba dive with her new husband even though she is terrified. On their excursion, just when she thinks everything has gone perfectly, they discover something that will alter the paths of the rest of their lives. And that might not be much longer. Thinking they are in this together, they decide to keep their newly discovered secret to themselves. But one betrays the other, and the other burries the traitor. This was a super fun read that had me totally enthralled!

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