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Review: The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson

Review: The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson

Twenty years later, George Foss is still obsessed with his first love. I get it – he is nearing forty and has built a solid, quiet and utterly boring life. His college girlfriend Liana is all bright colors and excitement and probably a murderer. Despite everything he knows about her, he is easily ensnared in her dangerous game of sex and lies from which he may not be able to escape unscathed.

Posted February 24, 2015 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Mystery, Reading, Suspense / 2 Comments
Book Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Book Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Sometimes, reading a particular book at just the right moment in your life can make it that much more powerful of a read. At the beginning of January, as I was thinking about being the best version of me this year, I read The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay.

At its heart, The Sea of Tranquility is a story not only of survival, but of learning to be whole again and recognizing the opportunities life gives you. It’s about choosing to surround yourself with the right people even when that choice is hard to make. It’s about second chances.

Posted February 4, 2013 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Romance / 0 Comments
Review: Political Suicide by Michael Palmer + Giveaway

Review: Political Suicide by Michael Palmer + Giveaway

Today marks the release of Michael Palmer’s newest medical thriller Political Suicide and to celebrate, Palmer has graciously offered to giveaway a SIGNED Hardcover Edition here on the Lazy Day Books Blog! We’ll tell you how to enter for your chance to win at the end of our review.

I have to say the Prologue is one of the best I’ve read in quite a while and the shock value alone is enough to quickly propel you through many chapters while searching for answers to your questions. I mean, what kind of purely evil person would ever want to do such a thing to the truest, bravest, most honorable men of our armed forces? Because as soon as you read it, you know that wasn’t something these men signed up for, or were ever trained to do, or could ever believe in.

Which means somebody did this to them. And that person absolutely must be stopped.

Book Review: The Last Man by Vince Flynn

Book Review: The Last Man by Vince Flynn

Mitch Rapp is back!

The last two Rapp Series books went back in time to show us how Mitch Rapp became the meanest, toughest, baddest CIA Counter-terrorist Operative ever. American Assassin set the stage and showed us the whole selection and training process and gave us just the right amounts of insight into his psyche. The second prequel, Kill Shot, was a great action thriller and showed us more about Rapp’s development history.

With The Last Man, we are back to a modern-day setting in Afghanistan, where a CIA agent has gone missing.

Posted November 21, 2012 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Suspense, Thrillers / 1 Comment
Book Review: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Book Review: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a young girl, Victoria, growing up in a foster care system. A system designed to protect and provide her with a home, tragically neglects her emotional development and ability to trust. The only thing she truly takes comfort in is flowers, their beauty and their hidden meanings.

Posted November 5, 2012 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Popular Fiction / 0 Comments
Book Review: The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

Book Review: The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton was a great read. I became totally engrossed in the lives of the characters. The story is set in Europe and stretches over decades, from pre-WWII through modern day Europe. It begins with Laurel, the teenaged daughter of one of the main characters, witnessing a crime that turns her view of both her world and her parents upside down.

Flash to current day Laurel, a successful actress, who returns home for her mother Dorothy’s birthday.

Posted October 29, 2012 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Book Review: House Blood by Mike Lawson

Book Review: House Blood by Mike Lawson

In House Blood, Joe DeMarco, a legal investigator on the staff of former Speaker of the House John Mahoney, is asked to look into the murder conviction of a former lobbyist. His heart isn’t really in it, but when he starts reviewing the case, he discovers a pharmaceutical company has been testing a new unknown drug on humans in different parts of the world and the company has been using natural disasters to hide what they are doing. As the investigation continues, DeMarco becomes the target of two assassins and must figure out how to stop them before he becomes their latest victim.

Posted August 27, 2012 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Thrillers / 0 Comments