Tuesday, November 21, 2017

THE WIFE BETWEEN US REVIEW & GIVEAWAY




THE WIFE BETWEEN US

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing.

Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

Read between the lies. (synopsis from Amazon)

Enjoy the teaser!  :)




Clever, ingenious, intricately plotted; all can be used to describe THE WIFE BETWEEN US, yet all fall woefully short of adequately capturing it. Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen adroitly leads readers down the primrose path and the hits keep coming right up to the last page. I didn’t know what I thought I knew and relished it.

THE WIFE BETWEEN US is sure to surprise, in some shape, form or fashion, even the most seasoned reader.

5 stars and I don’t give those lightly.

The publisher is giving away a print copy (US ONLY) to one lucky commenter. This will be sent out from the publisher mid to late December.
What draws you to this book?  Do tell & be entered to win!

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Friday, November 17, 2017

THE WIFE BETWEEN US Review




THE WIFE BETWEEN US

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing.

Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

Read between the lies. (synopsis from Amazon)

Enjoy the teaser!  :)




Clever, ingenious, intricately plotted; all can be used to describe THE WIFE BETWEEN US, yet all fall woefully short of adequately capturing it. Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen adroitly leads readers down the primrose path and the hits keep coming right up to the last page. I didn’t know what I thought I knew and relished it.

THE WIFE BETWEEN US is sure to surprise, in some shape, form or fashion, even the most seasoned reader.

5 stars and I don’t give those lightly.

Meet the authors:


Sunday, November 12, 2017

PICINIC AT HANGING ROCK Review & Giveaway


PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK
by Joan Lindsay
Foreword by Maile Meloy



Mysterious and subtly erotic, PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (Penguin Classics; On-sale: October 3, 2017; $16.00; ISBN: 9780143132059) was first published 50 years ago and inspired the iconic 1975 film of the same name by Peter Weir—as well as a six-episode TV series starring Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer, scheduled to be released by Amazon next year. Widely considered one of the most important Australian novels of all time, it stands with Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, and Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Virgin Suicides as a masterpiece of intrigue.

On a cloudless summer day in the year 1900, everyone at Appleyard College for Young Ladies agreed it was just right for a picnic at Hanging Rock. After lunch, three girls climbed into the blaze of the afternoon sun, pressing on through the scrub into the shadows of the secluded volcanic outcropping. Farther, higher, until at last they disappeared…. They never returned.


My thoughts....


It’s not hard to see why PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK is a classic. The central mystery, what happened to the girls and the math teacher on the rock, is still a puzzle to this day. 

Even more interesting is the aftermath of their disappearance. The effect on those left behind, and the sole survivor, is an encapsulated study of human nature; and it's not always pretty or noble.

Disquieted best describes how I felt during and after reading PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK.

However, I would caution against reading the foreword in its entirety. When she recommends stopping, please do. A lot of my reading pleasure evaporated after reading the ending the author alludes to in several scenes. These incidents stand alone fine without the original ending, thank goodness.

3 stars

Penguin is offering a print copy giveaway to one lucky commenter who answers this question.
What are your thoughts on a bit of ambiguity sometimes?  Does knowing the original intent of the author sometimes ruin it for you?
Good Luck!

*All print giveaways are US only unless stated otherwise. Not responsible for 3rd party giveaways*