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    Hadley & Grace: book review

    Title: Hadley & Grace

    Author:Suzanne Redfearn

    Publisher:Lake Union Publishing

    Date: February 1st, 2021

    Pages: 347

    Genre: Women’s Fiction

    Synopsis

    Needing to escape her abusive marriage, Hadley flees with her two kids, knowing it might be her only chance. A woman who can’t even kill a spider, Hadley soon finds herself pushed to the limits as she fights to protect her family.

    Grace, new mother of baby Miles, desperately wants to put her rough past behind her for good, but she finds it impossible when her path crosses with Hadley’s, and her quest for a new start quickly spirals out of control and turns into a terrifying flight for survival.

    Stronger together than apart, the two find their fates inextricably entwined, and as the danger closes in, each must decide how much she is willing to risk for the other.

    A powerful story of self-discovery, Hadley and Grace is the heart-racing tale of two women facing insurmountable odds, racing to stay one step ahead of the trouble that is chasing them, and discovering new kinds of love and family along the way.

    Review

    What a wild ride! If you enjoy multiple POV, character-driven books then this one is for you.

    Hadley and Grace were flawed characters that you just couldn’t  help but love. They were both flawed but their love for their kids and their quest for better lives made the book for me.

    The writing was sharp and at times witty, even in tense situations. This felt like a dramatic comedy which isn’t something I read enough of.

    Billed as another Thelma & Louise, it didn’t quite get there for me but I was still on the edge of my seat the entire time.

    My only criticism would be a few implausible details that were important to the story. This wasn’t a deal breaker for me but it was a small annoyance.

    All in all, Hadley & Grace is a page-turning escape with two strong female character you will grow to love.

    Content warning: This book does contain domestic violence but there is no graphic violence. The bulk of the story is focused on the escape rather than the past.

    Thanks to TLC Book Tours and Lake Union Publishing for the gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.

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    And Then She Vanished: Review

    And Then She Vanished

    Hardcover: 350 Pages

    Publisher: Blackstone Publishing (February 2, 2021)

    He only looked away for a second.

    Still haunted by the disappearance of his little sister Amy over twenty years ago, Joseph Bridgeman’s life has fallen apart. When a friend talks him into seeing hypnotherapist Alexia Finch to help with his insomnia, Joseph accidentally discovers he can time travel. His first trip only takes him back a few minutes, but his new-found ability gives him something he hasn’t felt for the longest time: hope.

    Joseph sets out to travel back to the night Amy went missing and save her. But after several failed attempts, he discovers the farther back he travels, the less time he gets to stay there. And the clock is ticking.

    With the help of Alexia, Joseph embarks on a desperate race against the past to save his sister. Can he master his new skill and solve the mystery of Amy’s disappearance before it’s too late?

    Review

    I have always loved a good time travel plot! So, that combined with a solid mystery made this book completely captivating for me.

    This is the first book in the series and I’m so excited that there’s more to come. The characters were so well developed and there are so many directions that the next books can go.

    The writing was excellent – the grief Joe felt was palpable and his search for hope was compelling. I won’t spoil anything but I couldn’t put this book down. The twists were as unique as the premise – definitely not your typical missing person plot line.

    If you love mysteries, time travel, and creative plots then this book is for you! This was my first book by Nick Jones and it will not be my last.

    Purchase Links

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    About Nick Jones

    Nick Jones was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, and now lives in the Cotswolds, England. In a previous life, he ran his own media company and was a 2nd Dan black belt in Karate. These days he can be found in his writing room, working on his latest mind-bending ideas, surrounded by notes and scribbling on a large white board. He loves movies, kindness, gin, and vinyl.

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    Thanks to TLC Book Tours and Blackstone Publishing for the gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.

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