Doing some reading on this rainy afternoon.
Loved it! Guessing and unsure till the very end.
Perhaps an unpopular opinion:
Although I finished, this nearly earned DNF status. The characters were mostly interesting, yet the story fell flat for me. Luring husbands into affairs is just too much of an obsessive behavior for a respected therapist. I never bought into it. I kept hoping for an awesome twist, but the only one presented I had deduced earlier on. ⭐⭐
I just couldn't give it any more than this, sadly.
2019 Book 29: I love a good psychological thriller, and this one was great! I read their second book before I read this one, and I have to say they are masters at their craft. The opposing viewpoints (the creepiest one written in second person) made this story chilling. Highly recommend!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
2. Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California. Or Sand Beach in Acadia National Park. Or Prince Edward Island National Park. Or 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA. I clearly have trouble picking favorites.
3. Neither? DVDs from the library or Amazon Prime
#HumpDayPost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea
As I scrolled through my Goodreads feed and saw glowing review after glowing review for Sarah Pekenen and Greer Hendricks second novel An Anonymous Girl I feel like I am standing alone on an island of discontent. Am I the only one who didn‘t like this book very much? Don‘t get me wrong, I‘m alright with being alone on my little island, hand me a Piña Colada and let me soak up the sun while I‘m here, but seriously, am I the ONLY one here?
This is my view while doing yoga tonight.
Week 1 ✔ in
I've hit my step goal everyday; I did some form of meditation or yoga everyday except for yesterday. And I have finished one book towards the challenge.
#bfcr2 #BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn @BookBridget @BookishBelle @Econaghan @jmtrivera @laurar311 @mc916 @Honeybeegirl @WriterAtHeart Try to check-in today if you can and haven't yet.
Finished my first book for #bfcr2 while eating portabella with fresh caught crabs, zucchini and potatoes. @BookBridget @BookishBelle @Econaghan @jmtrivera @mc916 @Honeybeegirl @WriterAtHeart
Didn't do a formal meditation today, but I did paddle board in nature, and I deleted my Outlook app, so I wouldn't be tempted to check my work e-mail while on vacation.
The tagged book had such horrible reviews, but it wasn't the worst thing ever.
This was a good one. It‘s hard to review without spoiling, but it really makes you question ethics and morality. I loved it. It all starts with a college study for $500.00...
Hank wearing a sweatband after our first walk on #bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2
Reading goal: 7 libros
Mental Health: Incorporate mindfulness for at least 5 minutes everyday including guided meditations, acupuncture, and yoga.
Physical: At least 10,000 steps every day & 20 minutes of daily exercise. @wanderinglynn
Any ideas for team names or team hashtag? @WriterAtHeart @laurar311 @BookBridget @jmtrivera @mc916 @Honeybeegirl @BookishBelle
Not what I had been expecting...
Unfortunately this book was highly predictable and had no major climax or shocking moments.
Jessica signs up for an anonymous survey, hoping to make some extra money, be participating as one of the subjects in Dr. Shields‘ experiments on morality and ethics.
The story did connect the plot lines and had great character development. It just certainly was not a page turner.
This was a quick read for me! It only took me a few days. Once I started I had a hard time putting it down. I felt engaged from start to finish. At first I thought the story line sounded a little boring, a girl, Jess lies her way into a study on study on ethics and morality. But that's just the beginning for Jess. She has no idea what's in store for her. This might not be a pick for everyone, but I enjoyed it! 4 🌟's from me.
I was very excited when this came in the other day. I haven't read The Wife Between Us yet. But do have it and plan on reading it. I'm only 9 chapters in. So I really can't say how I feel so far. So we'll see how it goes. I heard good and bad. Some say it's not as good as their 1st but since I haven't read that one yet. Maybe I'll really like this one since I'll have nothing to compare it to.😊
This was a JOURNEY - an excellent psychological thriller that really had me hooked from the very beginning. I found myself genuinely anxious in places. I'll certainly be checking out the other books that this author duo have written together!
First of all, I want to say that this book was well written and it immediately drew me in. However, I found myself having the same kinds of thoughts I had in the middle of Behind Her Eyes. The villain is exhausting. I just don't understand the point of spending so much time obsessing over your husband's faithfulness. If you don't want to be with someone who cheats, leave. The story was completely predictable and unsurprising. Just not worth it.
This novel rotates between the narration of a psychiatrist and her subject during an experiment that goes astray. I wanted to enjoy this book so much. Unfortunately, I was very bored no matter how much coffee I drank. I was tempted to bail at least 3 times. In general, book was uneventful and bland.
Overall score 2.5/5.0
Finished this last night before bed. I really like these authors‘ books. Since both of their books have two alternating narrators, I wonder if they each pick one and write exclusively from that POV. In any case this was disturbing and unsettling and I loved every minute of it. I recommend if you like the genre.
A research trial, an unethical practitioner, a vulnerable (but strong) young woman, and a handsome stranger or two. For me, this was a unique psychological suspense that kept me listening with interest and will not blur into the next one I read by next week. One caveat-it definitely requires some suspension of disbelief to enjoy. But I‘m cool with that. Most thrillers do. Sometimes even real life does!
Some things about this were just too implausible, but it did make me want to keep reading. I'm torn, I guess I'll say it was so-so. Therapist relationships, marital issues, and a bit of a mystery thrown in, but nothing really worked that well for me. It also felt a little long. But, the #audiobook was nicely done and I enjoyed some parts.
OMG - So, my hubby is sending me on a much needed MOMCATION end of this month. Phoenix!!! Here I come, just me and my TBR Shelf. I have three I already want to bring which includes tagged. Any #Littens have some recommendations for a good read in Phoenix? (Strong Female lead, any genre, something airy and good feels) Any Littens want to meet up for Brunch and Books? 😁😁 I am so excited.
Just okay. Not bad, it had plenty of suspense and creepiness in some places. In other parts, though, I found myself skimming to get moving along, and rolling my eyes a bit as character's decisions and motivations were just sort of nonsensical. I would for sure read more by these authors, though.
My eyes hurt from rolling them so often while reading this book. The premise is ridiculous and unrealistic. I abandoned this once and decided to go back after reading positive reviews, but it did not improve in my opinion. While I was interested in seeing what the ending would be, it was more out of a sense of seeing things through than being truly gripped. This is especially disappointing as I loved their debut novel 'The Wife Between Us'.
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen just rocked my world. I was shaking this book back and forth while reading and threatening to throw it across the room on more than one occasion. Obsessive is the perfect word. Or maybe twisted? If you‘re looking for a thriller that jumps right into a whirlwind of psychological suspense and anxiety.. An Anonymous Girl is a perfect choice. This copy was an ARC ❤️
Back to my regularly scheduled programming.
Post workout. Still in my running clothes. Hot cup of coffee. Books.
There are always socks all over my floor, because bailey believes they are toys. She digs them out of the laundry basket and leaves them everywhere. At this point I‘ve given up on fighting it.
I enjoyed this one. I wouldn‘t say it was the best but it was good. I heard they‘re making it into a tv show right after I finished it so that will be interesting.
Also did this as a buddy read with two friends.
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