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Where Have You Been?

Where have you been is an excellent question, which has a two-part answer. One, where have I been because I haven’t posted to the blog for a while? Two, how did I not discover author Freida McFadden sooner?

It’s been more than a year since I last posted to the blog. Where have I been? Still reading as usual but mental exhaustion saw the posting of book reviews go by the wayside. The changes that COVID brought to our world plus two job promotions since 2020, meant something had to go and unfortunately, that was blogging. I don’t know that I’ll begin posting on a regular basis again, but I have missed it and would love to get back into the rhythm.

How had I never heard of Freida McFadden before 2022! I was scrolling through one of my Facebook book groups when someone mentioned how good McFadden’s The Housemaid was. McFadden is the author of numerous psychological thrillers. Mystery/thriller/suspense is my most read genre, so The Housemaid was right up my reading alley. The Housemaid was my only 5-star read in 2022! The sequel The Housemaid’s Secret releases in February and I can’t wait to read it.

Since October 2022, I have read eight McFadden books and those I haven’t read are on my TBR list ready and waiting. I don’t know what it is about her books, but each one leaves me feeling as if I’m hanging right on the edge waiting for the next thing. I wouldn’t say they are jammed packed with action, but that is not a bad thing! McFadden writes in such a way that a simple conversation or action by a character has me waiting anxiously for what’s next. Her stories are clever and always closed out satisfactorily.

Never read McFadden? Get on that immediately! All of her books are available with Kindle Unlimited. You can find a complete list of her books at https://www.freidamcfadden.com.

Until next time, which hopefully won’t be too long.

Audiobook Review: Shotgun Angels by Jay DeMarcus with Timothy D. Willard

I have loved Rascal Flatts from the moment I heard their first song, “Prayin’ For Daylight,” back in 2000. Nineteen years later, I’ve seen the group in concert 10+ times and love them still. The first time I heard about this book, I knew I had to read it. I had no idea I would walk away as if I had just been to church. That I would walk away full of hope. This was not what I expected but in the very best way. Continue reading “Audiobook Review: Shotgun Angels by Jay DeMarcus with Timothy D. Willard”

Book Review: Best Family Ever by Karen Kingsbury & Tyler Russell

Fans of Karen Kingsbury’s Baxter Family can now introduce their kids to the best family ever. Continue reading “Book Review: Best Family Ever by Karen Kingsbury & Tyler Russell”

Book Review: Forget You Know Me by Jessica Strawser

With this third novel by Strawser, I’m removing her from my must read authors list. In my opinion, each of her works has gotten progressively worse. Perhaps it’s just this reader getting picker about what grabs her? Continue reading “Book Review: Forget You Know Me by Jessica Strawser”

Book Review: The Throwaways by LS Hawker

That’s it? Well, that was a disappoint! Those were my thoughts when I finished The Throwaways. Continue reading “Book Review: The Throwaways by LS Hawker”

Book Review: Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks

As a mother, this story was hard to read. Can you imagine not knowing where your child is? Continue reading “Book Review: Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks”

Book Review: An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

I love the mystery/thriller/suspense genre, but it has been quite some time since one made me sit back and say “WOW!” Am I experiencing a book slump? Or have the books I’ve been reading in this genre lately all been missing something? Continue reading “Book Review: An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen”

Book Review: Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock

I did not like Catching Christmas as much as I thought I would. Continue reading “Book Review: Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock”

Book Review: Past Tense by Lee Child

Jack Reacher book #23. At this point you either love him or hate him. Unfortunately, the last few books in this series find me hovering a little closer to the hate side of the fence. Continue reading “Book Review: Past Tense by Lee Child”

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