The Missing by Kiersten Modglin ~ 5⭐

Genre: Phycological Thriller ~ Releases: May 18, 2021

REVIEW: My brain is like a slot machine! Ding ding ding… I’ve won the jackpot! I have been most fortunate to be on the review team for Kiersten Modglin. Her new book called The Missing is fabulous. The twists and turns are not as fast in this book. It’s a lot of mini climaxes until the final one at the end.

I’ve told you that she doesn’t have an outline she follows. Not one of her books are the same. When I started this one, I had the feeling it was going to be like The Perfect Getaway. Nope. Wrong again. It is nothing like that at all and once again she has provided a new and completely different story. I’m a little worried about how Kiersten’s mind works. She is so….I don’t have words. 

Her characters are all likeable to some extent. Maybe. In this book I found myself vacillating between like and hate. I think like the characters themselves, my emotions were being yanked back and forth like a yoyo. Kiersten always keeps me guessing and I NEVER know how the book ends until the end. In this book it was the very last sentence. 

Thank you Kiersten Modglin for yet another story that kept me engaged and on my toes. You are making a name for yourself and when you are a number one bestseller, I’ll be proud to say I knew you from the early days. 

I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest review. Thank you! 

SYNOPSIS: They disappeared…

That was just the beginning.

When five strangers are abandoned on an island without any idea where they are or whom to trust, their nightmarish new reality begins to unfold.

Someone is lying.

Someone is hiding a terrible secret.

They’d all do anything to get home… Wouldn’t they?

As the group struggles to uncover the truth about their mysterious whereabouts, only one thing is certain: every choice they make on the island will affect the others.

And when they uncover a strange note with a chilling revelation, the group begins to question everything they thought they knew. If they want to make it off the island alive, they’ll have to discover who brought them there and why…before it’s too late.

Lowcountry On My Mind by Ashley Farley ~ 5⭐

Genre: Women’s Fiction ~ Releases: May 11, 2021

REVIEW: Honored. I feel so honored to be able to read and review the new ARCs by Ashley Farley. Her new book coming out is Lowcountry On My Mind. It is book 3 of the Palmetto Island Series. Muddy Bottom is book one and it is free! If you haven’t downloaded it and read it yet, you don’t know what you are missing! It is a heartwarming series of friendship and love of long time friends. 

I have loved everything I’ve read by Ashley Farley. She writes wonderful Women’s Fiction. In this installment Max is accused of Arson when there is a fire in her hotel. Amelia has lost her mother and is planning an escape from her abusive husband. Birdie’s Cafe is expanding to offer fine dining at night so, all of the friends have a lot on their plates. There are some new characters and more planned for the next installment named Sail Away. 

There is a little suspense, some mystery, a little danger and a new relationship or two budding. I love this series and hope it doesn’t end for several more books. Time will tell. I highly recommend downloading the free book and then reading the next two before May 11 when Lowcountry On My Mind comes out. You will thank me for the advice! 

I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest review. Thank you, Ashley Farley! 

SYNOPSIS: “An element of suspense along with the right amount of romantic sparks.”

Childhood friends reunite in an explosive tale of family dysfunction and romance gone wrong.

Amelia has been plotting to escape her abusive husband for years. When her mama’s untimely death provides an unexpected opportunity, she hops on the next bus to the South Carolina Lowcountry. Her husband will eventually come for her. But she’s prepared. Her freedom has given her confidence to face her uncertain future. She settles in at her family’s oceanfront estate to await her destiny. But a visit from Amelia’s past presents danger in a different form.

After a string of disastrous blind dates, Max falls for the first guy who expresses an interest in her. As the weeks wear on, her attraction to Ron wanes. But he’s living in her apartment. And he won’t be so easy to get rid of.

Jump on board for a wild ride of adventure with the continuation of the bestselling Palmetto Island Series. Be sure to download Muddy Bottom, the series novella prequel, for FREE.