Saturday, September 27, 2014

Shard Objects by Gillian Flynn

Current read
Title - Sharp Objects
Author - Gillian Flynn (http://gillian-flynn.com/)


Amazon description -
Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.



Ebook currently available for $6.99 at Amazon here.
Update: Finished reading on 9/30/2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Current read
Title - Dark Places
Author - Gillian Flynn (http://gillian-flynn.com/)


Amazon description -
Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice" of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: She’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club—for a fee. As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer.


Ebook currently available for $4.99 at Amazon here.
Update: Finished reading on 9/27/2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Current read
Title - Gone Girl
Author - Gillian Flynn (http://gillian-flynn.com/)


Amazon description -
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? 

Ebook currently available for $7.99 at Amazon here.
Update: Finished reading on 9/24/2014
(FYI - the ending almost made me chunk my Kindle across the room, lol)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Insomnia by Stephen King

Current read
Title - Insomnia
Author - Stephen King (http://stephenking.com/)


Synopsis from author's website -
Since his wife died, Ralph Roberts has been having trouble sleeping. Each night he awakens a little earlier until he's barely sleeping at all. During his late night vigils and walks, he observes some strange things going on in Derry, Maine. He sees colored ribbons streaming from people's heads. He witnesses two strange little men wandering the city under cover of night. He begins to suspect that these visions are something more than hallucinations brought about by sleep deprivation. Ralph and his friend, widow Lois Chasse, become enmeshed in events of cosmic significance.


Ebook currently available for $7.69 at Amazon here.
Update: Finished reading on 9/21/2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty

Current read
Title - Three Wishes
Author - Liane Moriarty (http://lianemoriarty.com.au/)


Amazon description -
Australian triplets Lyn, Cat, and Gemma Kettle are about to turn thirty-three and one is pregnant, one has just had her life turned upside down, and one is only just keeping hers from skidding off the fast lane. Meanwhile, their divorced parents have been behaving very oddly indeed.
In this family comedy by Liane Moriarty, we follow the three Kettle sisters through their tumultuous thirty-third year -- as they deal with sibling rivalry and secrets, revelations and relationships, unfaithful husbands and unthinkable decisions, and the fabulous, frustrating life of forever being part of a trio.


Ebook currently available for $2.80 at Amazon here.
Update: Finished reading on 9/16/2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Current read
Title - What Alice Forgot
Author - Liane Moriarty (http://lianemoriarty.com.au/)


Amazon description -
Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. 





So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over — she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over…

Ebook currently available for $7.99 at Amazon here.
Update: Finished reading on 9/14/2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty

Current read
Title - The Last Anniversary
Author - Liane Moriarty (http://lianemoriarty.com.au/)


Amazon description -
Sophie Honeywell always wondered if Thomas Gordon was the one she let get away. He was the perfect boyfriend, but on the day he was to propose, she broke his heart. A year later he married his travel agent, while Sophie has been mortifyingly single ever since. Now Thomas is back in her life because Sophie has unexpectedly inherited his aunt Connie's house on Scribbly Gum Island -- home of the famously unsolved MunroBabymystery.
Sophie moves onto the island and begins a new life as part of an unconventional family where it seems everyone has a secret. Grace, a beautiful young mother, is feverishly planning a shocking escape from her perfect life. Margie, a frumpy housewife, has made a pact with a stranger, while dreamy Aunt Rose wonders if maybe it's about time she started making her own decisions.
As Sophie's life becomes increasingly complicated, she discovers that sometimes you have to stop waiting around -- and come up with your own fairy-tale ending.

Ebook currently available for $8.99 at Amazon here.
Update: Finished reading on 9/12/2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty

Current read
Title - The Hypnotist's Love Story
Author - Liane Moriarty (http://lianemoriarty.com.au/)

Amazon description -
Ellen O’Farrell is a professional hypnotherapist who works out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents. It’s a nice life, except for her tumultuous relationship history. She’s stoic about it, but at this point, Ellen wouldn’t mind a lasting one. When she meets Patrick, she’s optimistic. He’s attractive, single, employed, and best of all, he seems to like her back. Then comes that dreaded moment: He thinks they should have a talk. 



Braced for the worst, Ellen is pleasantly surprised. It turns out that Patrick’s ex-girlfriend is stalking him. Ellen thinks, Actually, that’s kind of interesting. She’s dating someone worth stalking. She’s intrigued by the woman’s motives. In fact, she’d even love to meet her.



Ellen doesn’t know it, but she already has. 

Ebook currently available for $9.99 at Amazon here.
Update: Finished reading on 9/10/2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Current read
Title - Big Little Lies
Author - Liane Moriarty (http://lianemoriarty.com.au/)

Description from author's website -
Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that ‘sharing is caring.’ So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified.
And one parent is dead.
Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal…


Ebook currently available for $10.99 at Amazon here.
Update: Finished reading on 9/7/2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Current read
Title - The Book Thief
Author - Markus Zusak

Amazon description -
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. 




Ebook currently available for $6.99 at Amazon here.
Update: Finished reading on 9/6/2014