Whoa this book is great! Twisted thriller with a little bit of supernatural ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Finished this morning. I enjoyed the first half or 3/4 and then the supernatural element just made me feel like I was really missing something. I generally enjoy supernatural twists and inexplicable events but in this particular book, it made it hard to get through the climax and muddied the otherwise compelling stories (IMO).
Wow this was a wild ride! It started out as a “So-So” and ended as a PICK 👍 hadn‘t read a single review, so was completely taken off guard by the thrilling ending.
Is there a genre for contemporary horror? .. because this is it! I didn‘t “love” any character but thought the writing was great. POV chapters told by the cop, her daughter, the hipster journalist, a homeless man and the killer weave a gripping story I really enjoyed!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mystery thriller set in Detroit about a serial killer who creates art pieces and installations with the victims. Multiple points of view I including the killer, good pacing and diverse characters. Downside was a supernatural element brought in, seemed unnecessary and took away from the novel IMO.
#booked2019 1. Female detective And I've officially completed winter 😁 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
Detective Versado is a seasoned homicide detective who has seen it all. Or so she thinks. Until one day when she stumbles upon a murder victim. The dead boy has a normal upper body, but his bottom half is that of a deer.
Thank you @kellyann28 for my gifts, everything is perfect! A beautiful stocking, two awesome books from my TBR that I can't wait to read, a book stack ornament, four (!) pairs of socks, and a cozy throw that is already on my couch waiting to be snuggled. Plus two really cool bookmarks! Did you make them?! Thanks again for spoiling me with these lovely goodies ☺️🎄❤️
And thank you for hosting such a great swap @Avanders ! #stuffedstockingswap
1. Football game (marching band at halftime being my favorite part) and a parade. Youngest daughter plays drums. Snare in band.
2. Laundry. Always laundry.
3 Broken Monsters - was awesome once I got about halfway.
4. Groceries and a Diet Ski
5. Pasta. Pasta. And more pasta.
Kept trying to read this in bits and pieces during a week of work, but it wasn‘t really going well . Gritty Detroit police procedural, check, mother -daughter angst, check, serial killer check, boho PoMo check, all in bits. Finished work and started all over again and couldn‘t put it down. Supernatural thriller, shades of Charlie Parker! This, and Only Lovers Left Alive is my Detroit. Nicely done.
I‘ve finished my first #screamathon book! It took me almost a week to read. I had such a hard time with the first half. I felt it was tedious, and I had to force myself to read on. But the second half? Wow! I read the second half in two sittings, having fallen asleep reading. It was riveting. Creative, original, and suspenseful-couldn‘t put it down for anything. Would I recommend it- absolutely. But a slow starter for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Why is it so hard to pick my next read?!?! Decisions, decisions.
A good book, in my opinion, but not the stand out I was expecting from other reviews. Interesting but I didn't feel much tension as much of the foreshadowing actually revealed plot points much to easily. Though it was a short book it still felt as if the story wandered about needlessly.
"They were so dead-set on naturalizing themselves, and her especially, that it was always English, English, English."
My father absolutely refused to allow us to learn Spanish growing up. He forbade my Grandmother and Auntie from teaching us. He'd yell at us if we spoke any Spanish. He wanted his #biracial children to pass for white in every way possible.
Lauren Beukes really knows how to write a serial killer. This book was extremely compelling and smartly written. She incorporated modern technology and social media in this book in a way that really added to the story. I liked The Shining Girls better because it was just so unique, but this was also very good.
(audio) I was actually a bit disappointed with this one. I loved Shining Girls & had heard over & over again that this was one of the most terrifying books ever, but I really didn't think so. The characters were amazing, her writing was (as always) excellent, & I thought the world & fantasy elements were wonderful. That's obviously not bad, & this is a good book, but I had my hopes very very high & it wasn't quite there. Still recommend though!
I just finished this book and I don‘t know how I feel about it or what the hell I just read.
I‘ve never read a book where the reader knows who the killer is up front and you get his POV. I liked it but this wasn‘t your typical who dun it thriller.
The story kept me hooked but it got a little to paranormal/sci-fi at the end. The ending left me scratching my head and with a lot of questions with no answers.
People just don‘t understand. 😂
Plus I love this movie.😍
After gym breakfast. I love these protein pancakes! They are whole grain and only 90 calories for two. They keep me full too. And I‘m a strawberry whore (hope that word doesn‘t offend anyone).
Also starting this book today.
WOW this book is great. Super dark and twisted, even more so than The Shining Girls. I wish I hadn't waited almost four years to finally read this one, but hopeful that will make my wait for the next Lauren Beukes novel shorter. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Found this today for 1$!
Wow! What did I just read? A Detroit Police Detective, who is a single Mom raising a teen age daughter, investigates a series of bizarre murders that involve fusing human bodies with animal bodies. This leads us to the wild Detroit art scene that inhabits the abandoned factories. And then there is the geeky daughter who plays on the Internet to trap child predators. Perfect pacing. A page turner. Crime, horror and maybe some supernatural.
First physical book of 2018! #disturbia
I made it! Now I need to get back to the tagged book and finish it before bed. #24in48 Thank you all for such a fun weekend!