Showing posts with label Mystery list. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mystery list. Show all posts

Review // A Fatal Affair by A.R. Torre

July 14, 2023

The female victim wasn't beautiful.
Wasn't rich.
Wasn't single.
So how did she end up in a Beverley Hills mansion with Trent Iverson? And why was she dead?

A Fatal Affair by A.R. Torre

My Rating - ★★★★
Release - June 20, 2023
Genre - Murder Mystery
POV - Multiple 3rd person
Source - borrowed from Kindle Unlimited
Length - 313 pages

Actress Nora Kemp loves two men. One is Hugh Iverson, a philanthropic movie star who gives Nora security and respectability. The other is Hugh’s twin brother, Trent, a Hollywood bad boy who brings out Nora’s wild side. When Trent and an unidentified woman are found dead on the Iversons’ Beverly Hills property, more than Nora’s and Hugh’s reputations are at stake.

An investigation suggests murder-suicide. But there’s more to the crime than first meets the eye: suspicions of a serial killer with a bizarre motive, Hugh’s unnerved and cautious staff, and a missing mother and son. As two LA detectives sift through the deceptions of the innocent and the guilty—some living and some dead—solving the case becomes a cunning cat-and-mouse game.

Because in a city of illusions, the truth—no matter how dangerous—is so easy to hide.

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My Two Cents

Was I caught completely by surprise? No.
Did I guess the answers pretty much from the beginning? Yes.
Did any of this matter? Absolutely not!

It’s been some time since I’ve read from this author, but thanks to Deanna @A Novel Glimpse and her fantastic reviews, this story hit my radar.

I love a good mystery and A Fatal Affair delivered. While I guessed many of its secrets before their reveals, I wasn’t as prepared for all of the ultimate twists and turns involved in this story. When reading a mystery, what more can you ask for than a book that keeps you guessing until the end?

I really liked how everything was wrapped up so neatly. There was a crime, many suspects, loads of secrets, a ton of subtext, and I enjoyed it all. There were multiple sides to the story and each one was captured in its own short chapters, moving the story along fast and keeping me engaged. I read this in TWO HOURS!! I’d recommend this one to anyone who likes a bit of fun and intrigue with their reading.

The Author

A.R. Torre is a pseudonym of Alessandra Torre and is her dark alter ego. While Alessandra enjoys spicy romances, A.R. love twisted stories filled with secrets, suspense, drama, and danger.

Alessandra/A.R. is a multi-time Goodreads Choice Nominee. Her books have hit the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Charts bestseller lists. Over a million readers have enjoyed her novels in more than thirty countries.

In addition to writing, Alessandra teaches online courses to aspiring and published authors via She hosts an annual conference and has built a community of over 40,000 authors.

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ARC Review: THE ELDER by Celia Aaron

February 05, 2018

Mississippi King
Now called Mississippi King: An Azalea Novel

A shocking murder.
A suspicious son.
A dedicated detective.
In Azalea, Mississippi, the only thing hotter than the summer days are the men of the King family.
When the patriarch Randall King is found dead, Detective Arabella Matthews will race the clock to stop the killer from striking again.
Benton, the eldest of the King siblings, has to decide if he wants to cooperate with the feisty detective or conduct his own investigation.
The more he finds out about his father—and the closer he gets to Arabella—the more he wants to keep her safe.
But the killer has different plans . . .

--> This is a full-length mystery with a slow-burn romance. xx

ARC Review: The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre

October 01, 2017

The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Release - September 29, 2017
Genre - Mystery
Multiple POV - Heroine (1st) and secondary characters (3rd)
Length - 318 pages

Four years ago, I lied. I stood in front of the police, my friends and family, and made up a story, my best one yet. And all of them believed me.

I wasn't surprised. Telling stories is what made me famous. Fifteen bestsellers. Millions of fans. Fame and fortune.

Now, I have one last story to write. It'll be my best one yet, with a jaw-dropping twist that will leave them stunned and gasping for breath.

They say that sticks and stones will break your bones, but this story? It will be the one that kills me.

Find your copy of The Ghostwriter here:
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Review: EXPLOITS: A Glamorous, Dangerous Romance by Clara Grace Walker

January 01, 2017

Exploits by Clara Grace Walker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sex & Secrets #1
Release: July 1, 2016
Length: 368 pages

What would you do if someone left a dead body in the backseat of your car?

Publicity-shy author Sunny Drysdale is forced to find out. After bumping into celebrity impersonator Boyd Bradford at a wedding reception the night before, and seeing him leave with rival author Darla Arnold, Sunny knows exactly who to blame for his appearance in her car. She’s suffered countless dirty tricks at Darla’s hands, and Sunny is determined this one will be the last. Her plan to return the body to Darla is thwarted, however, when she is flagged down, corpse still in car, by handsome police Chief Jeremy Jennings.

How can you love someone if you can’t trust them?

Jeremy is torn by his attraction to Sunny. If life has taught him anything, it’s that relationships are a trap. Worse still, he has two main suspects in Boyd Bradford’s disappearance, and Sunny Drysdale is one of them. With counterfeit bills popping up all over town and Boyd rumored to be a mob hit, Sunny is either in way over her head, or a beautiful, but devious criminal. His head says she’s only using their romance to distract him. His heart is determined not to care. Telling himself his interest in Sunny is only about solving his case; Jeremy loses himself to the passion simmering between them.

Will these two ever be honest with one another, and give in to the desire tempting them both? Or is their romance doomed to a catastrophic end?

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