JUNE 2018 BOTM & MOTM

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LOVE SICK  By Autumn J. Bright

Toni Jones, Charleston’s rising radio personality, has everything going for her: beauty, talent, a promising career, and now a handsome, ambitious husband on the move. The perfect catch! But when his business fails, his dark side is revealed, leaving Toni to endure a doomed marriage plagued with years of domestic violence, deception, and even murder. But for Toni, giving up the only man she’s ever loved will be harder than she thinks. And in time, she’ll discover her unhealthy attachment to her husband will make her… Love Sick.

 

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I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK  by Michelle McNamara

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer—the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade—from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

“You’ll be silent forever, and I’ll be gone in the dark.”

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Well, he’s not in the dark any longer. They’ve caught him.
Read all about it:

**  WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE
**  CNN ARTICLE
**  HUFFINGTON POST ARTICLE
** THIS GENEALOGY WEBSITE LED TO KILLER

FACE OF A KILLER

 

 

MAY 2018 BOTM & MOTM

 

MAY 2018 BOTM:

99 RED BALLOONS
By Elisabeth Carpenter

[BUY ME]

A chillingly clever psychological thriller with a stomach-flipping twist

Two girls go missing, decades apart. What would you do if one was your daughter?

Eight-year-old Grace is last seen in a sweetshop. Her mother Emma is living a nightmare. But as her loved ones rally around her, cracks begin to emerge. What are the emails sent between her husband and her sister? Why does her mother take so long to join the search? And is there more to the disappearance of her daughter than meets the eye?

Meanwhile, ageing widow Maggie Sharples sees a familiar face in the newspaper. A face that jolts her from the pain of her existence into a spiralling obsession with another girl – the first girl who disappeared…

This is a gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist that will take your breath away.

REVIEWS:

** “This brilliant debut thriller actually does have a totally unexpected twist that took my breath away and had me sitting in my comfy chair for at least five minutes waiting to get over the shock of what I had just read before I could carry on reading.” — Nicki on Goodreads (*****)

** “A very well written novel of what happens when one of the worst things to happen actually happens.” — Linda Strong on Goodreads (****)

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MAY 2018 MOTM:

THE BURNING
By S.O. Esposito

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A Sarasota mother with dissociative identity disorder has been arrested for a murder she has no memory of committing.

Alice Leininger seems to have the perfect life. She’s happily married, has two beautiful children, a close-knit group of friends, and a cause she cares deeply about. But beneath the surface, her world of safety and comfort is unraveling. The periods of lost time she’s kept secret—even from her husband—are happening more frequently. She certainly doesn’t remember leaving her Sarasota home at three-thirty in the morning to burn someone alive.

Now she sits in a Florida state mental institution, awaiting judgment on whether she’s fit to stand trial on charges of murder and arson. While a psychologist works to help Alice face her past, her future depends on the answer to one question: How far did she go for justice?

REVIEWS:

** “I just finished the most compelling book I’ve ever read! The Burning is so amazing, riveting, spellbinding engrossing novel that every woman should read & take to heart!!” -Bonnie O. (Reviewer)

** “The Burning is a must read novel. It is the best mystery-suspense that I have ever read. It’s that good.” -ChickLit Cafe

Links for S.O Esposito:

** MAY GOODREADS DISCUSSION THREAD
** Goodreads Author Page
** Author Website
** MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER — Interview with S.O. Esposito
** Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders

Here’s something if you’re looking for a fairly long read:

** The ‘Sex Cult’ That Preached Empowerment

Why did female members of Nxivm follow a guru named Keith Raniere, who now stands accused of sex trafficking? He made them feel like they were in control.

Two very good (BIG) dogs and a good writer, too:

Abbey wearing a Thunder Jacket!

Atlas and Shannon!

And hereeee’s KALI!Kali – Trampling Shiva

U.S.PD: Reproduction of painting by Raja Ravi Varma: b. 1848. d. 1906. Indian spiritual and mythological painter of great fame.

MAY 18 It’s Mental Health Week

THE GOOD BOY

APRIL 2018 BOTM

Edgar award winner Theresa Schwegel returns with The Good Boy, her most dramatic and emotional novel to date, a family epic that combines the hard-boiled grit of her acclaimed police thrillers with an intimate portrait of a young boy trying to follow his heart in an often heartless city.

For Officer Pete Murphy, K9 duty is as much a punishment as a promotion. When a shaky arrest reignites a recent scandal and triggers a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, all eyes are on Pete as the department braces for another media firestorm.

Meanwhile, Pete’s eleven-year-old son Joel feels invisible. His parents hardly notice him―unless they’re arguing about his “behavioral problems”―and his older sister, McKenna, has lately disappeared into the strange and frightening world of teenagerdom. About the only friend Joel has left is Butchie, his father’s furry “partner.”

When Joel and Butchie follow McKenna to a neighborhood bully’s party, illegal activity kicks the dog’s police training into overdrive, and soon the duo are on the run, navigating the streets of Chicago as they try to stay one step ahead of the bad guys―bad guys who may have a very personal interest in getting some payback on Officer Pete Murphy.

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The Last Mrs. Parrish

MARCH 2018 BOTM

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Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more—a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted.

To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne—a socialite and philanthropist—and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale.

Amber’s envy could eat her alive . . . if she didn’t have a plan.

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Check this out:  [ Narcissists often recruit people called ‘apaths’ to help with their games — here’s why they’re dangerous ]

** GADZOOKS!

Now you just gotta check out this real-life conman account. This guy was waaay off the charts. [ READ IT NOW! ]

** How Psychopaths See the World [READ ABOUT IT HERE]

 

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LISA SCOTTOLINE—KEEP QUIET

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Have you ever done some little thing that woulda-coulda-shoulda turned into some great big HUGE deal? Like slipping something bright and shiny into your pocket in the Dollar Store and just happening to forget about it (OPPS!) until you were already outside in the parking lot. And you’re looking back to see if the store detective is rushing out to apprehend you. Holey smokems! Better get outta heah . . . FAST!

Then you’re thinking, what woulda happened if I’d actually gotten caught! Gadzooks! You’d be in for it then. So you keep on walking—shiny thing burning a hole in your pocket the whole time. Guilt creeping up your back like an escaped salamander. “Oh, I didn’t mean to do it. Really. I – I – I just wanted to see if I could get away with it.” Like doing one of those California Stops, where you cruise right on through and grab a right without a hint of a brake light.

Or maybe you just blew right through a stop sign or red light out in the middle of nowhere because you could. And now you’re feeling all bad boy or bad girl about it. Laughing it off . . . then. But what if things hadn’t exactly worked out like you’d hoped? Or maybe someone actually died because of your smarmy negligence! Then what?

You’d probably make a run for it. Huh?

No. You wouldn’t do a runner, or if you did, you’d drive right down to the police station and turn yourself in. Tell them how sorry you were. That you really didn’t mean any harm to anyone. That it was some kind of accident . . . where your brain misfired for some unknown reason and . . . and if you ran through enough scenarios where things turned out different, then everyone could see that you really are a “good person” who just happened to fall into the Pit of Doom and Despair, like, inadvertently slipping on a banana peel, which then causes everything in the world to come crashing down upon you. And . . . and . . . and . . .

Yeah, right. Book ‘em Dano!

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABANDON–BLAKE CROUCH

 

DECEMBER 2017 BOTM

Blake Crouch

 

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Every time Gwen closed her eyes, 
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Now her eyes are open, and 
he’s not going away.

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