Check In: Montauk

Hello everyone! Just decided to check in and let you know what I’ve been reading, an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Montauk by Nicola Harrison (available 6/4/19)

I’m about 1/3 of the way through this book, and my goodness I’ve felt so many emotions flipping through each chapter! I don’t want to give away too much & spoil my review, but its based in 1938 Montauk, Long Island, N.Y. Beatrice and her husband Harry, a banker in Manhattan, spend the summer at Montauk Manor. Beatrice meets and befriends other wives who are staying at the Manor for the summer. With some ups & downs and attending a dinner show with a pig chase 🐖 I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Beatrice.

What are you all reading this month?


Bookmail 📚📬

Some bookmail I recieved these past couple weeks 😁

Thank you Celadon Books and author M.T. Edvardsson for an ARC of A Nearly Normal Family. I’m very intrigued by this one!

And thank you Susan Mallery, author of The Girls of Mischief Bay, for the free copy! This will be a good summer read!


Thank you Grand Central publishing, Novel Suspects, and author Harlan Coben for a free copy of Run Away in exchange for an honest review.

Don’t show this message to anyone, not even her. You have no idea what’s really going on.

Paige is on a dark path. 18 years old, dropped out of college, living with her junkie boyfriend looking for a fix. She’s a lost soul, running from something.
Three months after seeing his daughter, almost unrecognizable and panhandling in Central Park, Simon Green has heard that Paige is missing. He needs to find her. He meets P.I. Elena Ramirez, who in turn is looking for another missing person Henry Thorpe. After finding emails were exchanged between the two, Ramirez and Simon come across a website called, where both Paige and Henry sent their DNA to. With help and information from many recourses, including drug dealers in the Bronx, they find that Henry has four half siblings. All of whom, have a connection to a cult called Truth Haven.
Knowing Paige is addicted to drugs, abused by her boyfriend, and curious what her connection to Henry Thorpe is; will Simon do the unthinkable to get his daughter home safe, even when that means risking his life and the lives of those he loves?
I really liked this book! I was quite curious about a character named Dee Dee. Something about her made me want to ask the question “why?”: Why was she with Ash? Why did they have such a connection? Why was she so into what he did? Why did she seem so lost? I wanted to know more about her and where her story was leading. The same with Elena Ramirez, I want to know more about her; about her past with the FBI, how she started with VMB Investigations, and her relationship with late husband Joel.
Although I was skeptical in the beginning about Simon and Ingrid Greene, I love that Simon kept looking for his daughter and never gave up hope. No matter what his mission was to find Paige and get her home safe. Dedication from a father and true unconditional love was shown in this story.
This book had me up late, forgetting to sleep. There was no possible way I could put it down; truly addictive. With several characters and their own stories unfolding in every chapter, I was waiting to see how they would come together. I am an avid reader of Harlan Coben and I’ve got to say Run Away is one of my favorites. Along with the thrill and suspense, I really enjoy the family aspect in Coben’s novels. This one did not disappoint! 5/5 ⭐ posted on Goodreads and Barnes & Noble


A very special thank you to Macmillan Publishers, St. Martin’s Press, and author D.J. Palmer for the free ARC of Saving Meghan in exchange for an honest review.

A mother’s greatest fear: losing her child. With her daughter being sick and doctors not seeming to know why, Becky Gerard couldn’t imagine losing her 14 year old daughter Meghan. After countless doctors visits, bloodwork and tests the Gerard’s meet Dr. Fisher, who specializes in Mitochondrial disease at White Memorial Hospital. Once more, tests come back clear and after getting a second opinion from a fellow doctor, everyone starts questioning whether or not Meghan is even sick, including Becky’s husband, Carl. Is Becky just planting ideas of sickness in Meghan’s head to seek attention [Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy], the same as her mother continuously did to her when she was a child? Could she be too controlling of Meghan, due to unresolved issues and grief from her past?

This book had me hooked from the beginning! I really enjoyed reading the story from different characters perspectives, this made it fast paced for me. I do wish I knew more from Carl’s perspective. What did he really think? Was there a time that he ever believed his wife? Why did his relationship with his daughter change so much? I found myself going back and forth wanting to Protect Meghan from both her parents and the doctors. Yet wanting to Believe Becky that her daughter is truly sick and she’s not medically abusing her. DJ Palmer had me guessing up until the very end. He brought the story and its characters to life, and left me wanting more. I’m not big on medical thrillers but after reading this I’ll definitely be looking for more books by this author and in this genre.

*Saving Meghan is available now*