Three Books That I Didn’t Realize Were Part of a Series but Still Great


Hello there lovelies! Today I am going to review 3 page turning mysteries that I’ve read over the last week or so that were part of a series and I didn’t realize it when I requested them via NetGalley. A lot of us have been guilty of it. We start clicking on NetGalley and then we realize that “damn, it’s the 5th in the series, am I going to enjoy it still?” Luckily with these three mysteries I was able to enjoy all of the books even though I read them later on in the game! Score!

I want to thank NetGalley and the publishers for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity and all views and opinions expressed are my own.

Crossing the Line (A Detective Jessica Daniel Series #8) by Kerry Wilkinson

Long before Jessica Daniel became a police officer, Manchester was once a ghost city after dark. Fear ruled as people were afraid to be out by themselves, the notorious Stretford Slasher terrorizing its inhabitants.

Twenty-five years on and the media are feeling nostalgic over the milestone but Jessica has a new panic to worry about. Apparent strangers are being targeted in daylight, the attacker unworried about being caught. If only she and her team could find him…

It’s the coldest spring in memory and Jessica has old friends to look out for, plus secrets—so many secrets—that should have long been buried.

I give this book 5 out of 5 Thrilling Stars! I just #lovelovelove this book! Even though it was the 8th book in the series, this book can be easily read as a standalone. This was an engrossing page turner with a sturdy plot. I also enjoyed the side plot of the story as well. Jessica and her team were absolutely hilarious. I thought it was great that this book was humorous on top of being a great psychological thriller at the same time. I feel that most authors would not be able to pull this off. I can’t wait until I get the chance to read the previous books in this series! This book is Dani-approved!

Naked We Came (A Jake Travis Novel #5) by Robert Lane

Jake Travis searches for the man who abducted and killed his sister and only sibling over 30 years ago, while on a family vacation in Florida. She went to their motel room to get the book “Matilda.” She was never seen again.

Now, the man suspected of killing her has washed up on a beach near Jake’s house. He penned a confession just days before his mysterious death. Jake believes that the confession was forced and that DNA was tainted.

His vengeful quest tangles him in a web of murky and powerful figures. As Jake forges ahead, seeking both justice for his sister and personal closure, he questions if he will ever spring free of his past, or whether the past will forever shackle him in its chains.

Foreword Clarion Reviews calls, “Naked We Came” “An emotionally austere and endlessly surprising thriller. Jake remains a character who shines among other genre leads. His dialogue is snappy, his appetites are insatiable. A thriller with heart.”

I give this book 4 out of 5 Thrilling Stars! I really enjoyed this murder mystery and there were a lot of twists and turns that we all know we love so much. This was an edge of your seat thriller that was filled with cover ups and mystery. This can easily be read as a standalone and has a great plot. I really enjoyed the characters especially the supporting ones. I felt that this book dragged out a little longer than it had to and was just a tad slow at times. Overall, I highly recommend this book and think this would make a great film.

Many of Twist (County Cork Mystery #6) by Shelia Connolly

Pub owner Maura Donovan hasn’t seen her mother for over twenty years, so when she suddenly shows up in Maura’s pub, Maura’s not sure what to expect. Her mother is trying to find a life for herself back home and has taken up a position working with the new owners of the Crann Mor hotel just outside Skibbereen. Until her new boss is found dead in the gardens, dumped down the hillside behind the hotel.

Now, trying to rekindle the relationship they’ve lost, Maura must investigate in order to clear her mother’s name. It’s not so easy though, as long-time residents of County Cork, including the families of her employee Mick, and the family of the deceased hotel owner, have bottled deep dark family secrets not meant to be uncorked. And someone will kill to keep them that way.

How far would you go to protect your family? Maura tests the age-old question in Many a Twist, the charming and atmospheric sixth County Cork mystery from New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly.

I give this book 4 out of 5 Stars! I really enjoyed this book and its charming setting. I love how they portrayed Ireland in this story with the nice Irish Countryside setting. I thought the plot was well structured and the characters were charming like the setting. I loved the writing style of this story and the mystery. I wish I would have read this series in order because I felt I missed out just a tad but it still makes a good standalone. I will definitely be checking out the previous books in this series.

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35 Comments

  1. Three books in one post: seriously I thought I was alright here by having to add only one😂 But of course I know you want me to get to adding 20 books to my list a day as well lol 😂😂 Just kidding of course!
    I really like it when books stand on their own as well. Although longer series can of course be fun if the plot carries over, for newer readers it can be quite overwhelming. All these books really sound amazing and I could not help myself by adding them all now 😊
    I also loved that top one is Dani-approved (that line is such a great find). Another great post! Keep them coming 😀😀

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      1. Well, they were awesome reviews, each and every one of them 😊 You really did a great job today with all these wonderful posts. And of course it did wonders for my to read list again lol 😂😂
        And of course you are very welcome: your posts are as amazing as you are, so it an absolute joy to comment on them 😊😊😘

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  2. Dani I thought you were supposed to rest and take care of your health and you come not with one but with three reviews!!!! Rest girl 😉 Wonderful reviews as always xoxo

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  3. Waaahhh three books you didn’t know were part of a series? 😛 Gosh, I swear, I’d beat myself up if I ever found out I picked up a book that wasn’t the first book hahah I really hate the idea of starting something in the middle, unless I find out that they are meant to be stand-alones! 😛 Glad to see you enjoyed all three of them though!!

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