Friday, September 13, 2019

Review: In the Darkness

In the Darkness In the Darkness by Mike Omer
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

Lent this with a free Kindle Unlimited trial. Did not like the first book in the series, my 1 * review.

So why did I read this one? First, I considered it an easy DNF, so I was surprised that I read/FF (fast-forward) through it, and although it was very straight, again, by-the-numbers-serial-killer-book, I knew what to skip, and the case was way better.
Even so, this could have been read in a day or on a rainy weekend, but it was just not interesting enough to read this faster.

Do not like the MC, nor her sidekick, straight story, little sex happening of page, little romance, too many sidestories which did nothing for the suspense of which again, there was too little.

No good twists, ending ok. Good integration of social media (streaming of video, Instagram, Youtube), which was interesting and without mistakes, so 3 stars, if you want to read it, it is ok, but
again not recommended by me.
Better than the first one, but will never read something by this author or in this series again.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Review: One of Us Is Lying

One of Us Is Lying One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Had this on my TBR for some time, and with this article - warning lots of ads - sorry - stating that it may be filmed, and my choice of books rather bad (A Killer's Mind, The Lying Kind), I wanted to read something fast and entertaining.

This one, wow, gripped me right from the start. Up-to-date use of social media (tumblr, 4chan, etc.). Safety precautions mentioned, hacking mentioned but not really en-detail so as not to give a blueprint for would-be-hackers.

Told with short parts consisting of one POV from one of the 4 people in the room when Simon died than changing to the next POV, each clearly labeled.
Each with at least one secret that gets revealed, be it from Simons App "About That" or through normal leaks and gossip. Only a few have multiple secrets.

And a lot of twists, most I did not guess, even the reveal surprised me, that is always a good thing.

Highly recommended standalone, as it is concluded and even a few pages about what happens after the conclusion (like with Swipe Right for Murder which I also recommend), high-octane-page-turner, I nearly regret reading that during 3 days.

Really looking forward to the TV-series - if it happens. And will certainly look for other books from this author!

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Review: One of Us Is Lying

One of Us Is Lying One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Had this on my TBR for some time, and with this article - warning lots of ads - sorry - stating that it may be filmed, and my choice of books rather bad (A Killer's Mind, The Lying Kind), I wanted to read something fast and entertaining.

This one, wow, gripped me right from the start. Up-to-date use of social media (tumblr, 4chan, etc.). Safety precautions mentioned, hacking mentioned but not really en-detail so as not to give a blueprint for would-be-hackers.

Told with short parts consisting of one POV from one of the 4 people in the room when Simon died than changing to the next POV, each clearly labed.
Each with at least one secret that gets revealed, be it from Simons App "About That" or through normal leaks and gossip. Only a few have multiple secrets.

And a lot of twists, most I did not guess, even the reveal surprised me, that is always a good thing.

Highly recommended standalone, as it is concluded and even a few pages about what happens after the conclusion (like with Swipe Right for Murder which I also recommend), high-octane-page-turner, I nearly regret reading that during 3 days.

Really looking forward to the TV-series - if it happens. And will certainly look for other books from this author!

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Review: One of Us Is Lying

One of Us Is Lying One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Had this on my TBR for some time, and with this article - warning lots of ads - sorry - stating that it may be filmed, and my choice of books rather bad (A Killer's Mind, The Lying Kind), I wanted to read something fast and entertaining.

This one, wow, gripped me right from the start. Up-to-date use of social media (tumblr, 4chan, etc.). Safety precautions mentioned, hacking mentioned but not really en-detail so as not to give a blueprint for would-be-hackers.

Told with short parts consisting of one POV from one of the 4 people in the room when Simon died.
Each with at least one secret that gets revealed, be it from Simons App "About That" or through normal leaks and gossip. Only a few have multiple secrets.

And a lot of twists, most I did not guess, even the reveal surprised me, that is always a good thing.

Highly recommended standalone, as it is concluded and even a few pages about what happens after the conclusion (like with Swipe Right for Murder which I also recommend), high-octane-page-turner, I nearly regret reading that during 3 days.

Really looking forward to the TV-series - if it happens. And will certainly look for other books from this author!

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Review: One of Us Is Lying

One of Us Is Lying One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Had this on my TBR for some time, and with this article stating that it may be filmed, and my choice of books rather bad (A Killer's Mind, The Lying Kind), I wanted to read something fast and entertaining.

This one, wow, gripped me right from the start. Up-to-date use of social media (tumblr, 4chan, etc.). Safety precautions mentioned, hacking mentioned but not really en-detail so as not to give a blueprint for would-be-hackers.

Told with short parts consisting of one POV from one of the 4 people in the room when Simon died.
Each with at least one secret that gets revealed, be it from Simons App "About That" or through normal leaks and gossip. Only a few have multiple secrets.

And a lot of twists, most I did not guess, even the reveal surprised me, that is always a good thing.

Highly recommended standalone, as it is concluded and even a few pages about what happens after the conclusion (like with Swipe Right for Murder which I also recommend), high-octane-page-turner, I nearly regret reading that during 3 days.

Really looking forward to the TV-series - if it happens. And will certainly look for other books from this author!

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Review: A Killer's Mind

A Killer's Mind A Killer's Mind by Mike Omer
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Lent this with a free Kindle Unlimited trial.
Got till 30%, boring. Read the last two chapter, might look into the next book, but this was no page-turner. This is a by-the-numbers-serial-killer-book, but it nothing new, no suspense in that 30%.
Also again to much background/sidestory for the MC.

Pro:
Michigan / Chicago!
No swearing, so far no romance/love.
Nice cliff-hanger into the next book.

But also no regrets that I can give it back to Kindle Unlimited and borrow another book. And being that is my third (!) free KU trial, I did not even pay for that!

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