Review: The Wife Stalker by Liv Constantine

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Title: The Wife Stalker
Author: Liv Constantine
Genres: Fiction, Psych Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Published: May 19, 2020
Pages: ~320
My Rating: 4.5/5
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Breezing into the tony seaside paradise of Westport, Connecticut, gorgeous thirtysomething Piper Reynard sets down roots, opening a rehab and wellness space and joining a local yacht club. When she meets Leo Drakos, a handsome, successful lawyer, the wedding ring on his finger is the only thing she doesn’t like about him. Yet as Piper well knows, no marriage is permanent.

Meanwhile, Joanna has been waiting patiently for Leo, the charismatic man she fell in love with all those years ago, to re-emerge from the severe depression that has engulfed him. Though she’s thankful when Leo returns to his charming, energetic self, paying attention again to Evie and Stelli, the children they both love beyond measure, Joanna is shocked to discover that it’s not her loving support that’s sparked his renewed happiness—it’s something else.

Piper. Leo has fallen head over heels for the flaky, New Age-y newcomer, and unrepentant and resolute, he’s more than willing to leave Joanna behind, along with everything they’ve built. Of course, he assures her, she can still see the children.

Joanna is devastated—and determined to find something, anything, to use against this woman who has stolen her life and her true love. As she digs deeper into Piper’s past, Joanna begins to unearth disturbing secrets . . . but when she confides to her therapist that she fears for the lives of her ex-husband and children, her concerns are dismissed as paranoia. Can she find the proof she needs in time to save them?

-Goodreads

MY REVIEW:
Woah. I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING. There’s honestly nothing else I can say. The beginning of the story is kinda slow and you’re waiting to start hating Piper and is she poisoning the kids, is she planning to push them off a cliff—everything’s set up to hate her but the punchline never comes. And then I was getting annoying with them telling the kids Joanna was in heaven when she wasn’t and then OMMMMGGGGG. Just it really caught me off guard and I loved it!

Review: The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

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Title: The Hunting Party
Author: Lucy Foley
Genres: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Published: January 24, 2019
Pages: ~406
My Rating: 3.5/5
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TRIGGERS: ALCOHOL/DRUG USE, ANIMAL DEATH, GUNS, MURDER, PTSD, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SELF HARM, MENTAL ILLNESS.

Everyone’s invited…everyone’s a suspect…

All of them are friends. One of them is a killer.

During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of thirtysomething friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students ten years ago. For this vacation, they’ve chosen an idyllic and isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands—the perfect place to get away and unwind by themselves.

They arrive on December 30th, just before a historic blizzard seals the lodge off from the outside world.
Two days later, on New Year’s Day, one of them is dead.

The trip began innocently enough: admiring the stunning if foreboding scenery, champagne in front of a crackling fire, and reminiscences about the past. But after a decade, the weight of secret resentments has grown too heavy for the group’s tenuous nostalgia to bear. Amid the boisterous revelry of New Year’s Eve, the cord holding them together snaps.

Now one of them is dead . . . and another of them did it.
Keep your friends close, the old adage goes. But just how close is too close?

-Goodreads

MY REVIEW:
If you can stomach the incredulous character that is Miranda then it really leads up to certain key points in the story. It’s like we were made to be annoyed with her. There are some twists in the story that I was even like 🤔😳 but nothing OMG worthy. You kind of get the jist of where the story is going towards the latter 3/4 of the book. It was a great read and towards the end I couldn’t put it down just because I needed to know the ending and how everyone ended up—did they go their separate ways or still stay connected somehow?! AND there’s like a little romance thrown in too lol.