Before we exit the blogosphere, here are two works of fiction and one collection of essays for your “hide inside cuz it’s cold out there” reading pleasure.
Written by: Victoria Helen Stone
Released on: 7/1/19
Rating: 4 Bold Face Lies
Recommended for: Suspicious Spouses
Veronica learns life can quickly go from monotonous to circus when her husband instantly becomes a local hero. Johnny has found the missing child, a story that has captivated the state of Colorado for days. As media outlets obsess over the story and a criminal investigation begins to take over their lives, Veronica and Johnny won’t be able to keep their secrets hidden. In False Step, best selling author Stone gives the reader a twisty tale filled with deception and suspense as Veronica navigates her husband’s betrayals and attempts to conceal her own. Buy it here.
Her Perfect Lies
Written by: Lana Newton
Released on: 11/7/19
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Rating: 4 Amnesiacs
Recommended for: People who love other peoples family dysfunction
Claire is a beautiful young woman with a handsome cardiologist husband. More than that, she is a famous ballerina with a majestic home where she hosts enviable social events. The only problem is, Claire can’t remember any of that. A tragic car accident has left her with severe brain trauma, resulting in amnesia. As Claire desperately searches her home for anything that might help recover her memories, truths are revealed and questions abound. When Claire begins to dig into her childhood, her search for answers only becomes more complicated. The more Claire learns the more she begins to fear for her safety. Soon another tragedy will send her reeling, but it may also send her closer to the truth. When Claire suspects everyone is lying, distinguishing friend from foe becomes almost impossible. Her Perfect Lies, the premier novel from Lana Newton, will keep you guessing until the last chapter. Get it here tomorrow.
Life is a 4-Letter Word
Written by: Dr. David A. Levy
Released on: 12/3/19
Genre: Nonfiction, Advice
Rating: 3.5 Life Lessons
Recommended for: Those who need to chill by remembering some simple truths
In this collection of essays, Psychologist Dr. David A. Levy shares personal life stories, each representing a pearl of wisdom. Some lessons Dr. Levy hopes to impart are quite basic, for example, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is”, and “Things could always be worse”. Cliches yes, but still Dr. Levy understands there are reasons why cliches become so. Other life lessons in Life is a 4-Letter Word, dive deeper into the wisdom pool with takeaways like “The experience of betrayal accentuates the value of loyalty.” There is nothing groundbreaking here, and frankly I thought a book entitled Life is a 4-Letter Word would have more “lol” moments. However, the essays are entertaining and relatable, each with a reminder of a simple truth that we humans tend to take for granted. A nice coffee table or bathroom book. Pre-order it here.
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