Book Review: The Child Finder


The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

Published September 5th, 2017 by Harper

Pages: 274

Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Mystery

My Rating:  3.5 Stars

“She knelt over the grave until her nose was touching the dirt. “When you are ready to inhabit a new skin,” she said, “we will be waiting for you.”

This is my first time reading anything written by Rene Denfeld and even though I gave it a 3.5/ 5 I did thoroughly enjoy this book. The story was about a child finder named Naomi who went around and solved missing children cases all the while dealing with her past. While she works on a case to bring home a little girl named Madison who disappeared in Oregon’s Skookum National Forest while looking for a Christmas tree, she uncovers all the repressed memories from her childhood. Towards the middle of the book, I was able to piece together who the kidnapper was. I like how Rene incorporated fairy tales with an ugly situation, I thought it was very unique and different. Overall, it was a good story only thing I thought was weird was how long it took Naomi to investigate the guy who was arrested before for molesting a child. I did feel bad for Madison’s captor only because of what happened to him but felt the overall story was good and worth the read!

Book Review: You


You by Caroline Kepnes

Published: September 30th, 2014 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books 

Pages: 424 pages

Genre: Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller

My Rating: 5 Stars!

I was wandering through the local bookstore the other day, and I stumbled upon this fantastic book hidden behind a bunch of books. I’ve seen nothing but great reviews about both the book and the series on Netflix online, so I decided to just go for it.

I am NOT sorry that I did....

This book was brilliant and just like Beck kept saying towards the end “Wow.” I really loved the overall concept of this book. It is not very often that you find a book that is from the stalker’s point of view usually its always the person being stalked and I LOVED that! The writing was terrific and I was hooked from the moment I started reading it. It is a real page-turner, and I’m glad I started the year out reading this one. When though Joe is a complete psycho stalker who does need serious help I couldn’t help but feel sorry for him (dare I say that!) I didn’t find myself being disgusted with his character or hating/ finding him creepy at all. The author has some really excellent writing skills.

Since I liked the book so much I plan on watching the series. Have you watched it?

book review: below

Below by Jason Chabot

Pages: 308 Genre: Fantasy, YA, Science Fiction, Dystopia

Published: August 16th 2016 by Turner

My Rating: 3.5

So there I was browsing the rows upon rows of books at the library when I stumbled upon this book. I’ve never read anything by Jason Chabot before so I decided to give it a try. I loved the concept of this book. Two worlds; one below and one above thinking that they aren’t related to each other at all. The world Above has warmth from the sun and darkness from the moon. Elisa who is from above believes that the scavengers from below are monster. Hokk who lives below comes across Elisa when she falls down from above to below. He realized she is different because out of all the bodies that fall from below, Elisa is still alive.

I realize that might sound like a poor summary of the book! But

I did enjoy this book, and it was written well in my opinion, but I don’t feel like this was a “Wow” book. It was a good story that had some plot twist but other than that it was just a quick read. I do however plan to read the second book in the series; Above.

January TBR!



Wow! I just looked at the date of my last post, and I have to admit I didn’t realize it’s been a month already. But new year, new beginnings 🙂 I have a wonderful to be read pile for this month and any books I don’t finish I will carry over to next month.

January To Be Read:

Below by Jason Chabot

Abobe by Jason Chabot

Someone like Me by M. R. Carey

Trust me by Ryan Phillippi

The Dark Days Club: A Lady Helen Novel by Alison Goodman

House of Furies by Roux Madeleine

The Dry by Jane Harper

The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

The Innocent Wife by Amy Llyod

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks

No Exit by Taylor Adams

Fierce Kingdom- Review

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Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

Published July 25th, 2017 by Viking

Pages: 288               Genre: Thriller, Fiction, Suspense

My Rating: 4 Stars

Wow. I’m just going to start off by saying this book was so good I finished it in one sitting. It feels so good to get lost into a good book after going so long without being able to focus on anything. This is my first time reading anything by Gin Phillips, and I will be reading more of her books, I don’t know why it has taken me this one to pick up one.

So my review:

I loved everything about this book from the plot, to the characters to how it ended. The story kept moving, and nothing got dragged on or dull. Fierce Kingdom is about a mother doing everything she can to protect her son from the gunmen who are shooting up the zoo. At first, while they are playing in the children’s area, they have no idea what is going on back by the entrance. Everything starts when they finally reach the front gates of the zoo, and the mother sees him….the man with the gun.

So we scops up Lincoln and she runs!

I liked how the thought process going on for all the characters involved seemed to be all over the place. No one had any relevant thoughts and that I think worked really well in the story. Because I don’t believe anyone in that kind of situation would have a clear mind.   I wanted the mother and the little boy OUT OF THAT ZOO, and I didn’t realize how badly I wanted them out of harm’s way until I was literally getting angry at how long it seemed to be taking the police to get there. Until I kept reading and found out why it was taking them 3 HOURS to get in there and then it all started making sense.

I recommended this book to everyone. Its a well-developed story about the sacrifices a mother will make to ensure the safety of her son. Even if those sacrifices will swallow her whole in guilt.