Tuesday, February 28, 2017

I See You by Clare Mackintosh - Review and Short Videos


Seeing your blurry but recognizable photo in an ad for escorts caught Zoe Walker's attention, but no one in her family believed the photo was Zoe.

After seeing other faces in the same ad and seeing that harm had come to those women either brutally or by robbery definitely had Zoe worrying she was next.

I SEE YOU was confusing at first because there were too many characters, and making a connection took a while.

The plot seemed to go round and round and not get anywhere, but I didn't want to stop because I know Ms. Mackintosh throws in zingers and twists right up to the end.

The zingers started when Zoe's live-in boyfriend and her boss seemed to be suspects in the stalking. 


The ending was ​good and was worth the LONG wait for the suspense to begin.

I am wavering between a 3/5 and a 4/5 for my rating.

The 3/5 would be because it took too long for the suspense to begin.

The 4/5 would be because I SEE YOU dealt with a problem that technology​ can potentially cause as well as being helpful, the intense ending, and how the characters involved with the crimes were a complete surprise. 

I will leave it at that, and let you make your decision after you read the book.

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.


SEE BELOW FOR TWO SHORT VIDEOS.
 



Monday, February 27, 2017

Mailbox Monday - 2/27/2017

 
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books, has a permanent home now at Mailbox Monday.
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Every week Mailbox Monday will have a new linky posted for our Mailbox Monday links at Marcia's Mailbox Monday blog.

Here’s a shout out to the administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree 
Serena @ Savvy Verse And Wit
Martha of Reviews By Martha's Bookshelf

THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive.
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I hope you had a good mailbox.

I am excited about my mailbox.  :)
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On Tuesday, February 21, I received:

1.  THE BRIDGE ACROSS THE OCEAN by Susan Meissner, courtesy of Danielle Dill of Penguin Random House.

 

2.  BEYOND THE WILD RIVER by Sarah Maine, courtesy of Rachel Brenner of Simon & Schuster.

  
On Saturday, February 25, I received:

1.  THE WIDOW'S HOUSE by Carol Goodman, courtesy of  Amelia Woods of Harper Collins.



2.  NEVER LET YOU GO by Chevy Stevens, courtesy of Katie Bassel of St. Martin's.



It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading? - 2/27/2017

http://bookdate.blogspot.com/
   
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I hope you had a great reading week.  
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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed last week, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish this week.

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Books Completed the last three weeks:

LAND OF HIDDEN FIRES by Kirk Kjeldsen - review will be on March 1.

Marvelous writing and story line even though it is tense.
 
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THE DRESSMAKER'S DOWRY by Meredith Jaeger 

Review is in the book's title.

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I SEE YOU by Clare Mackintosh - review will be tomorrow

 
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WINDY CITY BLUES by Renee Rosen - review will be on March 7

A marvelous read and a treasure for music fans and historical fiction fans.

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Book Currently Reading:

THE BRIDGE ACROSS THE OCEAN by Susan Meissner - review will be on March 22

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Books Up Next:

BEYOND THE WILD RIVER by Sarah Maine - review will be on April 23

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NEVER LET YOU GO by Chevy Stevens

 
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THE WIDOW'S HOUSE by Carol Goodman

 
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THE HOPE CHEST by Viola Simpson - review will be on April 4.

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THE BOOK OF SUMMER by Michelle Gable - review will be on May 9, 2017.




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How was your reading week?

THANKS for stopping. 









Friday, February 24, 2017

Book Beginnings - 2/24/2017

 
*Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.  *Taken directly from Rose City Reader's Blog Page. 
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My book beginnings is taken from BRIDGE ACROSS THE OCEAN by Susan Meissner:

 
"The afternoon sun lies low and sweet among the clouds that bug the harbor, bathing the promenade deck in shimmering half-light.  On the pier a brass head plays a happy tune as good-byes are said at the far end of the gangway."
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Book Finished the last three weeks:

THE DRESSMAKER'S DOWRY by Meredith Jaeger

Review is in book's title.


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THE MOTHER'S PROMISE by Sally Hepworth

Review is in the book's title.

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I SEE YOU by Clare Mackintosh - review will be on February 28.

Good, but not as good as her first book.

 
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WINDY CITY BLUES by Renee Rosen - review will be on March 7.

A marvelous read and a treasure for music fans and historical fiction fans.


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Book Blogger Hop - 2/24 - 3/2


Question of the Week:

How do you feel about books with multiple narrators? (submitted by Eli @ The Book Supplier)

My Answer:

They are a bit confusing at first, but that doesn't make me stop reading.  :)