The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie

A year ago, an explosion in a Chicago building took the lives of more than 500 people, and injured thousands more, and the lives of three particular women are altered permanently.

As the one year anniversary approaches, Cecily is morning not just the loss of her husband, but also of her best friend. She was supposed to be in the building at the time of the explosion, but was running late and instead witnessed the aftermath from the street.

Kate, ran from the scene of the explosion and is hoping that her past won’t catch up with her, and Franny, a young woman in search of her birth mother, watched the horror unfold on the morning news, knowing that the woman she was so desperate to reconnect with was in the building.

To honor the anniversary, a documentary is being made, but each of the women have something to hide, and are desperately hoping that their secrets remain hidden.

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All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

Days before his college graduation, Harry’s stepmother Alice calls to tell him that his father is dead and the police think it’s suicide. Shortly after he arrives back in Maine for his father’s funeral, Harry meets a mysterious young woman named Grace. Though she claims to be new to the area, Harry begins to suspect that Grace may not be a complete stranger to his family – especially since he saw her at his father’s funeral.

Alice is also acting strangely – she’s convinced her husband’s death wasn’t an accident, and clings to Harry in a romantic and sexual way.

Mesmerized by these two women, Harry finds himself falling deeper under their spell. Yet the closer he gets to them, the more isolated he feels, disoriented by a growing fear that both women are hiding dangerous—even deadly—secrets . . . and that neither one is telling the truth.

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Meme: That’s What HE Said Thursday! Also known as, help me find wedding readings!

Today I’m linking up with Chapter Break’s That’s What HE Said Thursday meme! The purpose of this meme is to share a favorite line (or lines!) from a male character to his lucky lady!

I actually found this meme a week ago, and the timing works perfectly, because if you didn’t know…I’m engaged! I got engaged in February, and my fiancé and I are both big readers, and that is one of the things that initially drew us together (our first date was at Strand bookstore in NYC!), so I’d love to use some literary quotes or readings as part of my wedding!

So far I’ve found one that I love, which is the one I’m sharing for my That’s What HE Said contribution, but I would love to know if there are any quotes, paragraphs, speeches, etc. from books that you think would work well as a possible reading during my wedding ceremony! Share your favorites down in the comments!

Anyway, here is a short one from The One by Kiera Cass that I just love!

“My love, you are sunlight falling through trees. You are laughter that breaks through sadness. You are the breeze on a too-warm day. You are clarity in the midst of confusion.

You are not the world, but you are everything that makes the world good. Without you, my life would still exist, but that’s all it would manage to do.”

**What do you think of the one I’m thinking about? What are some of your favorites? Let me know down in the comments!**

April book releases I’m looking forward to!

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There are SO many books I’m excited about this year, so I wanted to share the ones that are being published in April that I’m really looking forward to! Check out my list below and let me know which books you’re anticipating!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly feature hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate, where we can share what you have been reading, what you are currently reading, and what you’ll be reading soon.

I’ll start with what I finished last week!

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Blog Tour: The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton

Juliette loves Nate. She will follow him anywhere. She’s even become a flight attendant for his airline, so she can keep a closer eye on him.

They are meant to be.

The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing. Because Juliette has a plan to win him back. She is the perfect girlfriend. And she’ll make sure no one stops her from getting exactly what she wants.

True love hurts, but Juliette knows it’s worth all the pain…

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Into the Black Nowhere (UNSUB #2) by Meg Gardiner

Inspired by real-life serial killer Ted Bundy, an exhilarating thriller in which FBI profiler Caitlin Hendrix faces off against a charming, merciless serial killer

In southern Texas, on Saturday nights, women are disappearing. One vanishes from a movie theater. Another is ripped from her car at a stoplight. Another vanishes from her home while checking on her baby. Rookie FBI agent Caitlin Hendrix, newly assigned to the FBI’s elite Behavioral Analysis Unit, fears that a serial killer is roaming the dark roads outside Austin.

Caitlin and the FBI’s serial crime unit discover the first victim’s body in the woods. She’s laid out in a bloodstained, white baby-doll nightgown. A second victim in a white nightie lies deeper in the forest’s darkness. Both bodies are surrounded by Polaroid photos, stuck in the earth like headstones. Each photo pictures a woman in a white negligee, wrists slashed, suicide-style–posed like Snow White awaiting her prince’s kiss.

To track the UNSUB, Caitlin must get inside his mind. How is he selecting these women? Working with a legendary FBI profiler, Caitlin searches for a homology–that elusive point where character and action come together. She profiles a confident, meticulous killer who convinces his victims to lower their guard until he can overpower and take them in plain sight. He then reduces them to objects in a twisted fantasy–dolls for him to possess, control, and ultimately destroy. Caitlin’s profile leads the FBI to focus on one man: a charismatic, successful professional who easily gains people’s trust. But with only circumstantial evidence linking him to the murders, the police allow him to escape. As Saturday night approaches, Caitlin and the FBI enter a desperate game of cat and mouse, racing to capture the cunning predator before he claims more victims.

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