Sunday, November 30, 2014

Book Review: In the Blood by Lisa Unger

This is my very first book from Lisa Unger, but after finishing it, it definitely won't be the last. It kept me up almost all night until I finished it. So, here are my impressions for it.

The plot centers around Lana, college student, who tries to run away from her past. She is so frighten by her father who is waiting his death penalty for murdering her mother. In order to earn some money, she accepts the offer to take care for a very special child. At first it seems that the boy is autistic, that he has some special needs, but the first impression is far away from the truth. In the same time her roommate is missing, just like another girl couple of years ago.

Parallel with Lana's story goes another story, a page from a diary of a woman who recently becomes a mother. She gives birth to a boy who as he grows up, becomes obsessed with his mother. A small boy who becomes the evil itself as he is grows up.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Book Review: First to Fall (Avalon, #1) by Carys Jones

*Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Aiden Connelly turns his back to the city life. Looking for a new start for his family, together with his wife and daughter, they move to the small town of Avalon. In a small place where everyone knows everyone, life seems so simple. But nothing is what it looks like. Connelly's first case seems pretty plain: the wife killed her husband and confessed the murder. Simple and plain case that has to end very soon. But it takes just one visit to the local prison for his gut to tell him different things, that this woman is not a murderer. Looking for new evidence, Connelly digs up some old skeletons that have to stay buried. The victim was local favorite boy and everyone loved him. He came from a respectful family and was some kind of local celebrity. But his wife, the most beautiful woman who won a beauty contest as a teenager, had no proper home and a had a drug addict for a mother. Everyone was so surprised with their marriage, but no one was surprised when she was arrested for his murder. "That sl*t deserves a death penalty!" Did Brandy really kill her husband? What is hiding behind her angel face? Can she twist men around her little finger or is she a victim of long-term domestic violence? Aiden Connelly has his hands full of work.