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Mina Hardy

Autor(a) de After All I've Done

4 Works 100 Membros 14 Críticas

Obras por Mina Hardy

After All I've Done (2020) 51 exemplares
We Knew All Along (2022) 42 exemplares
Like a Mother: A Thriller (2024) 6 exemplares
Bitter Is the Heart: A Novel (2024) 1 exemplar

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It was an easy read of a twisted story but I didn't feel it as it felt so unrealistic for me.
Jewelann Khan has a history from high school as a stoner with addiction issues. There wasn’t much she wasn’t addicted to: drugs, medication, alcohol and shopping. She becomes fearful when her high school crush Christian Campbell who broke her heart shows up at there 25th high school reunion. She wants desperately to keep her sordid past with Christian a secret from her husband, Ken and son, Eli. Things get twisted when Ken goes out of town and Christian reappears to stir up trouble. With revenge on her mind there can only be trouble ahead.

Thank you NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for providing this book for review
consideration. My review is my honest, unbiased opinion.
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marquis784 | 7 outras críticas | Mar 20, 2024 |
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For fans of books about the secret lives behind closed doors. A good suspense thriller though I think the book could have done with a bit of a larger “cast” as it made things feel to tidy and neat. Like my thrillers a little more erratic and unpredictable.
 
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opinionatedgnome | 7 outras críticas | Sep 15, 2023 |
One day, I will learn not to blindly pick up books without glancing over its description.

Not this time though.

We Knew All Along by Mina Hardy, follows the trials, tribulations, and trepidations of stay-at-home mom and wife, Jewelann Jordan. Jewelann dolls herself up, putting on airs, to vie for the attention of a high school fling, Christian Campbell. She thinks her presence is reminding him of what he could have had. Amid the compliments and attention, little does she know that that wasn’t all she’s getting from this one night of playing catch-up.

“Faking the funk” catches up and the seams of Jewelann’s life start to unravel. How do I know? Because I hung on with her to the very end and the end to that end before it became the end.

Jewelann has been through enough for several lifetimes. Ya’ll, I’m ready to take a nap.

Full Review: https://readingbeyondthebookcover.com/book-review-we-knew-all-along-by-mina-hard...
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Jaleesa_RBTBC | 7 outras críticas | Jan 30, 2023 |
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Jewelann Jordan has only one reason for attending her high school reunion: seeing Christian Campbell, [hopefully] ensuring he’ll realize just what he passed up all those years ago. And, although things don’t go quite as she’d planned, Jewelann leaves believing she’s put Christian in his place.

But it isn’t long before Christian turns up at her house and convinces her husband, Ken, to let him rent the carriage house. As he settles in, Christian makes a point of befriending Jewelann’s son, Eric.

With Ken traveling for work, often for weeks at a time, Jewelann tries to keep Christian from interfering in her life and destroying the life she worked so hard to build, the one keeping her son safe.

But everyone has secrets and they may destroy everything Jewelann holds dear.

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Well-developed characters [not always likable], a twisty plot, and the constantly-building suspense work together to keep the pages turning.

There’s a slow build-up to the sudden and unexpected plot twists that take everything the reader knows and twists it into something else. The intensity of the story at this point is likely to leave readers rather breathless, but this is the heart of the story . . . and exactly where everything that came before was leading.

Highly recommended.

I received a free copy of this book through the LibraryThing Early Readers program
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jfe16 | 7 outras críticas | Jan 2, 2023 |

Estatísticas

Obras
4
Membros
100
Popularidade
#190,120
Avaliação
½ 3.4
Críticas
14
ISBN
15

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