Say Goodbye (Quincy & Rainie #6) by Lisa Gardner

Say Goodbye

If you have a fear of spiders, then this is not the book for you! It is crawling with them!

For Kimberly Quincy, FBI Special Agent, it all starts with a pregnant hooker. The story Delilah Rose tells Kimberly about her johns is too horrifying to be true—but prostitutes are disappearing, one by one, with no explanation, and no one but Kimberly seems to care.

As a member of the Evidence Response Team, dead hookers aren’t exactly Kimberly’s speciality. The young agent is five months pregnant—she has other things to worry about than an alleged lunatic who uses spiders to do his dirty work. But Kimberly’s own mother and sister were victims of a serial killer. And now, without any bodies and with precious few clues, it’s all too clear that a serial killer has found the key to the perfect murder . . . or Kimberly is chasing a crime that never happened.

Kimberly’s caught in a web more lethal than any spider’s, and the more she fights for answers, the more tightly she’s trapped. What she doesn’t know is that she’s close—too close—to a psychopath who makes women’ s nightmares come alive, and if he has his twisted way, it won’t be long before it’ s time for Kimberly to . . . SAY GOODBYE.

Sadly this wasn’t the best book in the Quincy and Rainie series. It focuses on Kimberly Quincy – who is 5 months pregnant! Yay! There was a little bit of Quincy and Rainie, but sadly not enough as they took a backseat role. I do like Kimberly, but I didn’t like her as much as in The Killing Hour.

This book is very creepy and disturbing. There is a lot of references to spiders (each chapter opens with a spider fact) and very uncomfortable scenes with young boys. This book won’t be for everyone.

I wasn’t too impressed with the ending. I had guessed a few of the reveals early on. The past scenes really throw you off because you aren’t sure who the boy is and how far in the past it takes place. There is also a old woman’s perceptive where a young boy keeps coming to her house. I was really confused on what time this was suppose to be taking place, but it all works itself out in the end.

3 calculators out of a potential 5. My least favourite book in the series because of both the humans and spiders that made my skin crawl.


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Trick or Treachery (Murder, She Wrote #14) by Donald Bain

Murder she Wrote

Did you know that there are Murder, She Wrote books? Similar to the TV show, each book Jessica ends up in the middle of a murder and eventually solves the crime. I’ve read a few of these books and they are perfect if you are looking for a light read with a side of mystery. Trick or Treachery would be a perfect Halloween read!

Jessica Fletcher and the town of Cabot Cove are eagerly waiting for their yearly Halloween party. Of course, the biggest dilemma at the start of the novel is finding the perfect costume to wear! The night comes and the party is cut short when a visitor of the town is found dead. No one knows the real reason why she was there, but now everyone is a suspect!

I didn’t love this novel as much as the earlier novels that I read in the series. I found that there was too many people to kept track of and it jumped without warning from past to present. It didn’t make for an easy transition.

Unless you are looking for a Halloween read, I would recommend another Murder, She Wrote novel. Both Gin & Daggers or Rum & Razors were some of my favourites!

2 calculators out of a potential 5. Disappointed that it wasn’t as good as other novels in the series.


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Faithless (Grant County #5) by Karin Slaughter


Not only was this an awesome book, but it only cost $1!

I’m so sad that I only have 1 book left in the Grant County series. However, it is nice to know that the characters (Sara, Jeffrey and Lena) in the Grant County will appearance in the Will Trent series (Slaughter’s other series).

The victim was buried alive in the Georgia woods–then killed in a horrifying fashion. When Sara Linton and Jeffrey Tolliver stumble upon the body, both become consumed with finding out who killed the pretty young woman. For them, a harrowing journey begins, one that will test their own turbulent relationship and draw dozens of life into the case.

For as Jeffrey and Sara move further down a trail of shocking surprises and hidden passions, neither is prepared for the most stunning discovery of all: the identity of a killer who is more evil and dangerous than anyone could have guessed.

There are lots of murders in this small town in Georgia. In this novel, a young woman is discovered murdered in the woods and Sara (medical examiner and local pediatrician) and Jeffrey (police chief) have to start from ground zero, including finding out who the woman is.

Once they have identified the woman, the case is just gets started. The family always get looked at first and this family is a doozie. From their lifestyle to their relationships with one another, there are a lot of family secrets! I really enjoyed the mystery and there is a very dramatic showdown at the end of the novel!

Faithless is entertaining from the beginning to the end. I liked how Lena (one of the town’s detectives) seems to be moving forward with her life, instead of backwards like in the previous novels. I really like the relationship between her and Nan.

I also really love Sara and Jeffrey and their relationship. They work so well together and I hope that they are able to put their past behind them and move forward. Similar to Lena, there are positive steps happening!

4 calculators out of a potential 5. Love this series and all the characters! Doesn’t get the full 5 because I enjoyed the last novel (Indelible) a bit more.


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Play Dead (Andy Carpenter #6) by David Rosenfelt

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Before I get into my review, I’ll get into a brief history of how I started reading (and loving) David Rosenfelt’s novels. Based on a previous mystery novel that I had read, Goodreads suggested that I read one of David Rosenfelt’s novels. I had it on my-reads for a while and I ended up deleting it because I figured a story about a lawyer and his dog wasn’t too interesting (I was young and stupid haha!).

Then I ran a Turkey Trot race in 2015 and as part of the race kit pickup you got to select a few free books. David Rosenfelt’s Heart of a Killer was one of those free books. It’s a stand alone book and I loved it! Then I started reading the Andy Carpenter series (the series about a lawyer and his dog that I had turned my nose up previously) and it’s full of everything that I want from a book. I laugh so hard (and out loud) at Andy’s witty humour and each book comes with a killer court case that has me guessing until the very end.

In summary, I will never judge a cover with a dog on it again and if you like to laugh and to be amused, then check out this series (as well as Heart of a Killer). I have no shame admitting that the below Acknowledgements had me laughing out loud and interrupting my husband’s reading to share in the comedy.

Play Dead

In the 6th novel in the series: Andy Carpenter rescues a golden retriever from being put down and finds that the dog was supposed to have died five years before during an accident that resulted in his master being convicted of murdering his fiancee at sea. Encouraged by the prisoner’s sister, Andy endeavours to reopen the case by using the dog as a witness in court.

If you like courtroom dramas, then you’ll like this one because it has two of them! First Andy has to defend a golden retriever from being put to death and then defend that dog’s owner who is currently serving time in prison. The book moved at a quick pace and of course the case wasn’t as it seemed.

4 calculators out of a potential 5. Another nice and easy read in the Andy Carpenter series. Can’t wait to read more!


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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court Of

I’m going to keep my review pretty short on this one because I know there are a lot of fans of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. This is more of a “it’s not you, it’s me”. This book just wasn’t for me.

Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever. 

Reasons I didn’t like the novel:

  1. I didn’t love the writing style, some parts just went on and on.
  2. I never felt connected to the characters. Feyre reminded me of Katniss from the Hunger Games, but I didn’t feel much sympathy for her, partly because of reason #3.
  3. The plot was unbelievable. I felt that everything was too easy for Feyre and nothing went wrong.

2 calculators out of a potential 5. Disappointed that I didn’t enjoy the novel.


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