Wishing everyone a peaceful day!
Right Behind You; Lisa Gardner
(Book #7 of the Quincy and Rainie Series)
Brilliance Audio - 2017
The story begins with when Sharlah May Nash was just 5 years old and living with her older brother Telly Ray and their alcoholic and drug abusing parents. One terrible night, in an attempt to protect his little sister, the parents end up dead and the siblings separated in foster care.
Now 13, Sharlah is about to be adopted by FBI profilers Quincy & wife Raine, and the brother Sharlah hasn't seen is 8 years is on the run after he is wanted for questioning for the deaths of his foster parents and some store clerks.
While Quincy & Rainie try to protect Sharlah from harm, they try to piece together what has happened in the last 8 years to Telly.
Rating - 4.5/5 stars
The Banker's Wife; Christina Alger
GP Putnam & Sons - 2018
A private plane carrying Swiss United banker, Matthew Weiner and his assistant crashes as they fly to Geneva. He leaves behind his young widow, Annabel whose life soon turns chaotic when it appears she is being followed. As Annabel delves deeper into Michael's business she soon realizes that that her life might just be in danger.
Back in New York, Marina is engaged to the grandson of a presidential candidate and, although she planned to stop working as a journalist, the unexpected death of her mentor makes her want to find out more.
Readers who enjoy political intrigue, international conspiracy and mystery might want to try this one.
Rating - 3.5/5 stars
The Waiting Room; Emily Bleeker
Lake Union Publishing - 2018
Veronica Shelton is a children's book illustrator now suffering from postpartum depression. She hasn't even been able to hold her baby for the last 6 months so her mother has taken on that role. She's in therapy as she's also dealing with the loss of her husband.
As things seem to be improving slightly, her infant daughter goes missing and Veronica becomes the prime suspect.
This is a story that hooked me immediately but, soon began to feel like just another story with an unstable, unreliable narrator. I do think that readers who like twisty, psychological fiction might want to try this as it was a very quick read.
Rating - 3.5/5 stars