The Stranger – A Book Review

Google Images

Copyright: 2016
Rating: 4.5/5

My Synopsis:

Everyone has their secrets – especially in Harlan Coben’s, The Stranger. In the city of Beachwood, OH, a man mostly known as ‘The Stranger’, goes out of his way to expose the secrets of others. When Adam Price is told something that changes his life forever, he is forced to deal with a whirlwind of emotions and make decisions he never thought he’d have to make.

My Opinion:

Who knew that a story about someone exposing secrets could be so entertaining and take you on such a wild ride? Harlan Coben once again puts you on the edge of your seat as you wait excitedly to find out what happens next as Adam Price grapples with the fact that his life is far from perfect. The Stranger is full of wonderful plot twists and characters that you find yourself both loving and hating – sometimes even wondering how you should feel.

The great thing about The Stranger is not only is it fast-paced and exciting to read, but it also makes you think about the human condition. Coben manages to make us think without lecturing; making The Stranger both a thrilling and thought-provoking read!

For more book reviews, feel free to click here! Thank you!

Advertisements
Standard

The Green Mile – A Book Review

Image result for Stephen King The Green Mile

Google Images

Copyright: 1996 (March – August)

Rating: 5/5

My Synopsis:

Paul Edgecomb is the head guard at Cold Mountain Penitentiary. He is used to giving criminals the death penalty, but what he isn’t used to is what happens in the year 1932 – the year that John Coffey comes to The Green Mile. Paul will find himself regretting what he must do and find that life, often times, isn’t fair.

This is a serial thriller full of miracles and wonder. This is a book that shows how you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and how, there are people in this world with big hearts and the ability to do amazing things!

My Review:

The Green Mile is an incredible story! Stephen King is an amazing story teller and the narration in The Green Mile is superb. You truly feel for the characters in this series and feel part of the world that Stephen King has created.

All emotions are brought to life in this series. You feel joy, pride, anger, frustration, and sadness as you read about the events that take place on The Green Mile. This is a book that you don’t want to miss! A truly inspirational read! [Goodreads.com]

Standard

Tell No One – A Book Review

Image result for Tell No One Harlan Coben

Google Images

Copyright: 2001

Rating: 5/5

My Synopsis:

Dr. David Beck loved his wife and eight years after that horrible night at the lake, he still holds a special place in his heart for her. However, he also regrets that he couldn’t help her and that the last sound he heard from her that horrible night was the sound of her screaming.

Eight years later, David’s world is turned upside down. He begins receiving emails from an unknown source. Before too long, Beck is running for his life trying to uncover a huge secret.

My Opinion:

This book is amazing! Re-reading it made me remember once again why it is I love Harlan Coben’s writing so much. His books are fast-paced and all you want to do is tag along on the wonderful journey that his words take you on.

Coben creates characters that you can relate to and that you find yourself wanting to be friends with. He does a great job of making you feel like you’re part of the story, something that I don’t think all writers are good at achieving.

Tell No One is a book that has you constantly flipping the pages for more. The book has tons of twists of turns and leaves you wanting more. I fell in love with Dr. David Beck and I’m not ashamed to say that at the end of the story, I felt deep relief for the characters. Heck, I almost cried!

If you want to read a book that you can really sink your teeth into and that will surprise you in fantastic ways, then I definitely recommend you read Tell No One! I promise you won’t be disappointed!

For more book reviews, click here!

Standard

New York Times By The Book Tag!

Hi guys! I just saw this awesome tag over at Poppy’s Best of Books and thought I would participate! Please feel free to do the same and let me know if you do! Thanks!

Questions:

What book is on your nightstand right now?

Stay Close by Harlan Coben! I was re-reading Wicked but it was going kind of slow. My mom found me Stay Close really cheap so I started reading that instead!

If you could meet one author (living or dead) who would it be? What would you ask?

Harlan Coben is my favorite actor but I think I’d have to go with John Saul. I struggle a little writing imagery and Saul is amazing at it!

What books might we be surprised to see on your shelf?

Maybe the couple of non-fiction books I have? I don’t know.

How do you organise your personal library?

Not very well, actually! It’s sort of my author and title, but also by size. I refuse to put a small book under a big one even if that’s how it would go alphabetically! There’s a such thing as something looking awkward!

What book have you always meant to read but haven’t gotten round to yet?

A lot of books that I haven’t finished (I know, I should be ashamed – and am!). Some of these include Zoo by James Patterson and Missing You by Harlan Coben.

Disappointing, overrated, just not good: what book did you feel you were supposed to like but didn’t?

I don’t really know. I do know though that even though it’s well written, I find Harry Potter highly overrated!

What kind of stories are you drawn to?

Thrillers and more recently, horror stories. I also love books with well written imagery! I like to be able to see with my mind’s eye what’s going on!

What do you plan to read next?

Hopefully I’ll be able to re-read Wicked. I really do want to.

I Tag…

Everyone, especially book lovers!

Standard

Fool Me Once – A Book Review

Copyright: 2016

Rating: 4/5

My Synopsis:

Maya Stern was a former special-ops pilot. She is currently a mother and widow, along with a teacher of flying classes. After her sister and husband were murdered, she begins to wonder if what some people say about her is true: that death follows her. Just when she thought things couldn’t get more frightening, she sees something unexplainable on the new nanny cam that her close friend has given her. Now Maya finds herself questioning both her sanity and the truth.

My Opinion:

This is a wonderful book. The way that Harlan Coben describes Maya’s character is amazing. She is a strong woman who is a straight-shooter. Right away we like Maya, we see what a loving mother she is and how no matter what, she will fight to find the answers.

One of the things that I think could have been improved upon in this book is that there are parts that  go rather slowly. I understand that not every book can be a constant page turner, but there were points when I didn’t pick back up the book for days. Sometimes I like a book where you can hardly put it down. This wasn’t always like that. However, towards the end, it was. I could hardly put it down and all I wanted was to find out what happened!

Also, the very ending of the book was one of the most touching endings I’ve ever read. I’ve never really felt like crying at the end of a book, but this one came close. Also, while I wasn’t sure if I totally liked the conclusion of this mystery, I did like how the end of the mystery was written and how, in the end, it all came together. I think Coben did a fantastic job of fitting all the pieces of the puzzle together and in the end, keeping his readers satisfied.

The book definitely made you question things and kept you guessing. I enjoyed reading about many of the characters and liked being surprised with all the new information that was discovered throughout the story. I definitely suggest that anyone who likes mysteries, or would just like to read a really good book, read this!

 

Standard