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First Line Friday #125

Today’s First Line Friday is a thriller I need to read:

I often wonder what would have happened if I hadn’t seen her car that day.


When Joe Lynch stumbles across his wife driving into a hotel car park while she’s supposed to be at work, he’s intrigued enough to follow her in.

And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene.

But just as the confrontation between the two men turns violent, and Ben is knocked unconscious, Joe’s young son has an asthma attack – and Joe must flee in order to help him.

When he returns, desperate to make sure Ben is OK, Joe is horrified to find that Ben has disappeared.

And that’s when Joe receives the first message . . .

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I now want to share a friend’s review of Lies. Yami has a Facebook Page called A Bookworm’s Thoughts where she shares her reviews.  This is what she thought of Lies:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It kept me on the edge of me seat! This book was hard to put down. I just had to know what was going to happen next to the main character, Joe.

I felt so bad for Joe for all this craziness that was going on in his life! And the twist to this book! I did not see that coming. The writer did such a good job with that twist. Sometimes, there are authors who write a twist to their ending to give you this shock feeling but instead it makes no sense. Like you wonder why did they even wrote that. Well, that was not the case in this book. That twist did its job, lol. I was like “Wait, whaatttttt?”

I will definitely recommend this book to people who enjoy thrillers and being on the edge of their seat!

Yami’s Facebook page is here: Give her a look and a ‘like’!

First Line Friday #124

Today’s First Line Friday is a thriller that came out earlier this year that I still need to read!

Panic gripped her as the airplane’s hatch door closed.

Can you love someone to death?

Some would say Becky Gerard is a devoted mother and would do anything for her only child. Others claim she’s obsessed and can’t stop the vicious circle of finding a cure at her daughter’s expense.

Fifteen-year-old Meghan has been in and out of hospitals with a plague of unexplained illnesses. But when the ailments take a sharp turn, doctors intervene and immediately suspect Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a rare behavioral disorder where the primary caretaker, typically the mother, seeks medical help for made-up symptoms of a child. Is this what’s going on? Or is there something even more sinister at hand?

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Here is a bookmark that St. Martin’s Press sent me along with a copy of the book:


First Line Friday #123

Today’s First Line Friday is a YA novel that focuses on gender fluidity. I find it hard to keep up with all the different types of genders and sexual preferences that now exist, but I’m trying! Maybe reading this book will help….

The first thing you’re going to want to know about me is: Am I a boy, or am I a girl?


Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. The thing is…Riley isn’t exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in uber-conservative Orange County, the pressure—media and otherwise—is building up in Riley’s so-called “normal” life.

On the advice of a therapist, Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent those pent-up feelings and tell the truth of what it’s REALLY like to be a gender fluid teenager. But just as Riley’s starting to settle in at school—even developing feelings for a mysterious outcast—the blog goes viral, and an unnamed commenter discovers Riley’s real identity, threatening exposure. Riley must make a choice: walk away from what the blog has created—a lifeline, new friends, a cause to believe in—or stand up, come out, and risk everything.

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