The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker

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For more than five years, the Chicago police department has been on the hunt for a serial killer they’ve deemed as the Four Monkey Killer, 4MK for short. When his body is found after being hit by a bus, they find information that leads them to think his most recent victim is still alive. Detective Sam Porter is working the case, and is determined to save the girl that’s been taken my 4MK, and when he finds a diary in the pocket of the body, he finds himself in the mind of a psychopath that will stop at nothing to exact “punishment” on his victims.

Told in alternating timelines between the present day and diary entries that detail 4MK’s childhood, The Fourth Monkey is an edge of your seat thriller that you won’t want to miss!

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Seed by Ania Ahlborn

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After fleeing his childhood home at a young age because of horrific events that took place there, Jack has grown up and is happily married with two daughters. He’s sure he’s left his past behind, and the unknown entity that haunted him as a child is gone…until the day he realizes his daughter can see the entity, too. Jack quickly realizes that whatever it is that’s been haunting him isn’t gone, and wont rest until his life is torn apart.

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Confession time: book series I liked…but never finished

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Before I get started, let me just say that just under two weeks ago, I spent more than an hour writing this post. I was about to go on vacation, so I wrote the post and set it to publish while I was gone, which it did…however I just realized that it posed a completely blank blog post! WHYYYYY?! I’m so sorry that I just realized that the previous post was blank THE ENTIRE TIME, but I’m going to attempt to re-write the post (ahh) for you today!

That all aside, I am notoriously bad at finishing series of books, even when I like the first books! I attribute it to three things. First, I sometimes worry that the final book in a series will be a letdown, as has happened to me so many times! Second, I tend to get distracted with other books, so I’ll move to something else with the intention of going back to the series, and then I just never do. Third, I read a series that isn’t finished, and by the time the next book in the series has been published, I forgot a lot of what happened in the first books and need to re-read them before I can continue the series, and it just never happens. I swear I have great intentions of finishing all of the series listed below, but we’ll see what happens!

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Mini Reviews – quick reviews on 8 books!

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Occasionally Cait over at Paper Fury posts mini-reviews on her blog, and I’ve always loved the idea. Every now and then, I don’t feel like writing a full review on a book, so I’ll post some quick thoughts on Goodreads.

Lately, I’ve had a string of “meh” books that I didn’t love but didn’t hate, but I just couldn’t muster up the effort of writing full reviews on them. Instead, I’m going to take a page from Cait’s book and share some mini reviews on 8 different books I’ve read recently!

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Blog Tour: The Second Captive by Maggie James @bloodhoundbooks @mjamesfiction

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Eighteen year old Beth Sutton is thrilled when she meets a slightly older (very handsome) man named Dominic who seems to take an interest in her. Things are home are tense, and her father is putting a lot of pressure on her to decide what to do after she graduates.

What starts off as a seemingly normal relationship quickly turns sinister when Dominic invites Beth to his house for a fancy home-cooked meal, but instead traps her in his basement and tells her she’ll never escape.

What Dominic is looking for is a companion. If Beth follows his rules, she’ll gain privileges until she realizes that she needs him. When Beth is completely reliant on him, Dominic will make her love him. Relying on Stockholm Syndrome to gain Beth’s compliance and trust, Dominic has no plans of ever letting Beth go…not even when she escapes.

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June 2017 Wrap Up!

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I know I’m a few days late with this post, but I woke up with a cold a few days ago and hadn’t quite had the energy to blog! Now that I’m feeling better, I want to wrap up how the month of June went for me.

June felt like an off month if I’m being completely honest. I had two vacations, both which were jam-packed with activities and left little time for reading, so while I did get through 17 books, two of them were short, and I felt like I could have done more. That said, read below to see the books I finished in June and which were my favorites! All of the titles link to Goodreads, so be sure to check them out!

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The Killer Inside (Detective Jessica Daniel #1) by Kerry Wilkinson @bookouture

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Detective Sargent Jessica Daniel is called to investigate a murder, and she quickly notices that there are no signs of a forced entry – all of the doors and windows are locked when she arrives, and no keys are missing.

When a second body is found killed in the same way, Jessica knows she’s up against the clock and that she needs to crack the case before the killer strikes again. How are the victims connected, how is the killer able to get in and out of the house, and who is this journalist that seems to know more about the case than anyone else?

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