Book Mail: Jane Anonymous @Goodreads @lauriestolarz #ARC #AdvanceCopy

I love it when I get a fresh, new book in the mail!!  Look what came today…


I was one of the chosen ones in a Goodreads giveaway!!  Here’s the blurb from Goodreads…

Bestselling author Laurie Faria Stolarz returns with Jane Anonymous, a gripping tale of a seventeen-year-old girl’s kidnapping and her struggle to fit back into her life after she escapes.

Then, “Jane” was just your typical 17-year-old in a typical New England suburb getting ready to start her senior year. She had a part-time job she enjoyed, an awesome best friend, overbearing but loving parents, and a crush on a boy who was taking her to see her favorite band. She never would’ve imagined that in her town where nothing ever happens, a series of small coincidences would lead to a devastating turn of events that would forever change her life.

Now, it’s been three months since “Jane” escaped captivity and returned home. Three months of being that girl who was kidnapped, the girl who was held by a “monster.” Three months of writing down everything she remembered from those seven months locked up in that stark white room. But, what if everything you thought you knew―everything you thought you experienced―turned out to be a lie?

Oooooo, this one sounds SOOO good!  I cannot wait to devour this one!!  What books have you gotten recently?

Book Review: Pretty Guilty Women @Gina_LaManna @Sourcebooks #ARC #Thriller #Mystery #BookWorm #MomsWhoRead #ReadMe #PageTurner

Thank you to Sourcebooks for my advance reader copy of Pretty Guilty Women in exchange for my honest review!  This book is scheduled to be released TOMORROW, September 3, 2019!



Pretty Guilty Women is the story of 4 old college friends who stopped talking to each other.  One of the girls is getting married and decides to get the gang back together despite everyone not talking for years (I mean, one of the girls did make out with another girl’s boyfriend so, there’s reasons why they don’t all talk).  They all meet up at this lavish resort and spa and get along as best they can.  Someone ends up murdered…four women end up confessing they did it…what is going on?

Right away we know someone is murdered because the book opens up with the detective questioning one of the women.  It alternates between the police questioning and the past week everyone spent at the resort and spa.  The story is told from the perspective of Emily, Kate, Lulu, and Ginger.  They are all old college friends except for Lulu, she’s a relative attending the wedding that the girls meet at the bar.  Whitney, the bride, is the reason why all the girls are together and hanging out at the hotel, but is too busy with wedding preparations to hang out.

Talk about suspense.  So we know that someone is killed.  We have a small sneak peek at who it possibly could be in the prologue; however, it’s so vague it leaves your brain racking all of the possibilities.  I. Never. Saw. It. Coming. 

Just when you think you have it all figured out…you don’t.  There’s enough twisting and turning from the police questioning to the girls’ time at the resort that you can’t help but just sit there and keep turning the page.  This book became an addiction for me.  I kept wanting more.  I carried this book around with me until I finished it because if I found myself with even 2 minutes to spare, I had my nose in the book.

This was such a creatively written book, 5 stars from me.  Yeah, 5 stars.  Why?  It kept me craving more.  The ending…you know I’m a stickler…there’s a one year later AND epilogue.  It’s like a double bonus…I see what happens over the course of a year after the event takes place AND I get more…it’s my dream ending for EVERY book.  I can say that this book satisfied everything and more.  I closed the book feeling complete.  You will not regret picking this book up…good thing it’s released tomorrow so you can get your hands on it quickly!!



Title: Pretty Guilty Women

Author: Gina LaManna

Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery

Publisher: Sourcebooks

Release Date: September 3, 2019

Find it here on Goodreads