Heather Gudenkauf’s ‘Before She Was Found’ Proves the Need to Pick Our Friends Wisely [REVIEW]

Girl on tracks

A slumber party game has dangerous consequences in Heather Gudenkauf’s Before She Was Found. (Photo by Barta IV, Flickr)

Three young girlfriends. A sinister obsession. A chilling crime that rocks a quiet community to its core. In Heather Gudenkauf’s Before She Was Found, discover how some friendships prove treacherous.  Read more of this post

Eric Rickstad’s ‘What Remains of Her’ Will Steal Your Sleep [REVIEW]

Secrets

Some secrets must never be told. (Photo by Sarah Horrigan, Flickr)

A grieving recluse. An ethereal girl in the woods. A decades old mystery that’s never been solved. Just how deep have some secrets been buried and at what cost will they be unearthed? Find out in Eric Rickstad’s perplexing new thriller, What Remains of Her.  Read more of this post

The Brambles on the Branches of a Family Tree [GUEST POST]

Looking up at the branches of a leafless tree against the sky

Every family tree has its secrets. But some just won’t stay hidden, especially when there’s a writer among its branches. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

For as long as we can remember, we’ve loved reading romantic suspense fiction, especially novels filled with deeply buried family secrets. Recently, award-winning author Linda Hughes appeared on our radar, and she’s fearless when it comes to throwing open tightly sealed closet doors and digging up old family skeletons, which makes stories like Secrets of the Island, the second volume in her Secrets trilogy, so delicious. In today’s guest post, find out how her own family tree inspired her to write her latest novel. Enjoy! —J&H


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One Mother’s Worst Nightmare Comes True in ‘The Missing’ [REVIEW]

Something's wrong

When her son goes missing, one mother will stop at nothing to get to the truth in C.L. Taylor’s The Missing. (Photo by Adrien Leguay, Flickr)

When her teenage son disappears, one woman relies on her family to help her through the devastating crisis. But what can she do if she realizes that she may be relying on the wrong people for support? In fact, who can she turn to if she discovers that she can’t trust anyone at all? Find out in C.L. Taylor’s compelling psychological thriller, The Missing. Read more of this post

Forgiveness Doesn’t Come Easily With ‘A Mother Like Mine’ [REVIEW]

Mother and daughter at the beach

Tensions flare when a mother and daughter reunite at the beach in Kate Hewitt’s A MOTHER LIKE MINE. (Photo by Lorrie McClanahan, Flickr)

Left behind as a toddler to be raised by her grandmother, a young woman works hard to build a life of her own with her young son in a picturesque seaside village. Just when she thinks she’s finally happy, her mother suddenly returns. Will she be able to forgive and bridge the chasm between them? Find out in Kate Hewitt’s emotion-packed new novel, A Mother Like Mine. 
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