Category Archives: Erica Spindler

[REWIND] April 2020 Releases

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If you stopped keeping updated on book stuff in 2020, this blog series is for you. A list, organised by month, of 2020 book releases. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Kindle Editions. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

APRIL 2020 RELEASES

Darcey Bell: Something She’s Not Telling Us: Buy: Goodreads
Christina Dalcher: Master Class (also published as Q): Buy: Goodreads
R. Z. Held: Clean Install: Buy
Kristi Helvig: The Missing: Buy: Goodreads
L. A. Larkin: Prey: Buy
Veronica Roth: Chosen Ones: Buy
Andrew Shaffer: Let’s See Them Poems: Buy
Erica Spindler: The Final Seven: Buy: Goodreads

[REWIND] March 2020 Releases

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If you stopped keeping updated on book stuff in 2020, this blog series is for you. A list, organised by month, of 2020 book releases. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Kindle Editions. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

MARCH 2020 RELEASES

Kelley Armstrong: Wolf’s Curse: Buy
Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell: Between Burning Worlds: Buy
Amy Ewing: The Alcazar: Buy
Mindy McGinnis: Be Not Far from Me: Buy
Tara Moss: The Cobra Queen: Buy
Natasha Preston: The Twin: Buy: Goodreads
Tiffany Reisz: The Priest: Buy
Ren Richards: The Broken Ones: Buy
Kate Elizabeth Russell: My Dark Vanessa: Buy: Goodreads
Erica Spindler: Triple Six: Buy: Goodreads
Erica Spindler: Fallen Five: Buy: Goodreads
Erica Spindler: Random Acts: Buy
Victoria Helen Stone: Problem Child: Buy

[REWIND] January 2020 Releases

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If you stopped keeping updated on book stuff in 2020, this blog series is for you. A list, organised by month, of 2020 book releases. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Kindle Editions. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

JANUARY 2020 RELEASES

Simone Buchholz (translated by Rachel Ward): Mexico Street: Buy: Goodreads
Rachel Caine: Bitter Falls: Buy: Goodreads
A. R. Capetta: The Storm of Life: Buy
Nicci French: Losing You: Buy
Megan Hart: Shattered: Buy
Kristi Helvig: The Boy Who Wasn’t There: Buy: Goodreads
Parker Peevyhouse: Strange Exit: Buy
Erica Spindler: The Look-Alike: Buy: Goodreads
Laurie Faria Stolarz: Jane Anonymous: Buy: Goodreads

April 2020 Releases

The following is a thread of books released in April 2020, which was last month.

Darcey Bell: SOMETHING SHE’S NOT TELLING US: US Kindle Edition; US Hardcover; US Paperback; UK Hardcover; UK Paperback; CA Kindle Edition; AU Hardcover; AU Paperback; Worldwide Hardcover; Worldwide Paperback

Christina Dalcher: MASTER CLASS/Q: US Kindle Edition; US Hardcover; UK Kindle Edition; UK Hardcover; CA Kindle Edition; AU eBook; AU Hardcover; Worldwide Hardcover; Worldwide Paperback

Megan Hart: ALL THE HARDEST CHOICES: US Kindle Edition; UK Kindle Edition; CA Kindle Edition

Megan Hart: REASON ENOUGH: US Kindle Edition; UK Kindle Edition; CA Kindle Edition

Kristi Helvig: THE MISSING: US Kindle Edition; UK Kindle Edition; CA Kindle Edition

Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: AURORA RISING: US Paperback; UK Paperback; Worldwide Paperback

Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: AURORA BURNING: AU eBook; AU Paperback; Worldwide Paperback

Alex Kava: LOST CREED: US Paperback; UK Paperback; CA Paperback; Worldwide Paperback

Alex Kava: DESPERATE CREED: US Paperback; UK Paperback; CA Paperback

Laura Lam: GOLDILOCKS: UK Kindle Edition; UK Hardcover; AU eBook; AU Paperback; Worldwide Hardcover; Worldwide Paperback

L. A. Larkin: PREY: US Kindle Edition; US Paperback; UK Kindle Edition; UK Paperback; CA Kindle Edition; AU eBook; AU Paperback; Worldwide Paperback

Tiffany Reisz: THE PRIEST: US Paperback; UK Paperback; AU Paperback; Worldwide Paperback

Veronica Roth’s CHOSEN ONES: US Kindle Edition; US Hardcover; UK Kindle Edition; UK Hardcover; UK Paperback; CA Kindle Edition; AU eBook; AU Hardcover; AU Paperback; Worldwide Hardcover; Worldwide Paperback

Lisa Scottoline: EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES: US Paperback; UK Paperback; AU Paperback; Worldwide Paperback

Andrew Shaffer: LET’S SEE THEM POEMS: US Kindle Edition; CA Kindle Edition

Lilja Sigurðardóttir: CAGE: US Paperback; AU Paperback; Worldwide Paperback

Erica Spindler: THE FINAL SEVEN: US Kindle Edition; CA Kindle Edition

Wendy Walker: THE NIGHT BEFORE: US Paperback; UK Paperback; AU Paperback; Worldwide Paperback

March 2020 Releases

The following is a list of books released in March 2020, which was last month.

Amy Ewing: The Alcazar: US Kindle Edition; AU eBook; Worldwide Hardcover; Worldwide Paperback

Mindy McGinnis: Be Not Far from Me: US Kindle Edition; US Hardcover; AU Hardcover; Worldwide Hardcover

Tara Moss: The Cobra Queen: US Kindle Edition; AU eBook; Worldwide Paperback

Natasha Preston: The Twin: US Kindle Edition; US Paperback; AU eBook; Worldwide Paperback

Kelley Armstrong/Katey Wolfe: Undone: US Kindle Edition

Kate Elizabeth Russell: My Dark Vanessa: US Kindle Edition; US Hardcover; AU eBook; Worldwide Hardcover; Worldwide Paperback

Kelley Armstrong: Wolf’s Curse: US Kindle Edition; US Paperback; AU eBook; Worldwide Paperback

Tiffany Reisz: The Priest: US Kindle Edition; US Paperback; AU eBook; Worldwide Paperback

Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell: Between Burning Worlds: US Kindle Edition; US Hardcover; AU Hardcover; Worldwide Hardcover

Victoria Helen Stone: Problem Child: US Kindle Edition; US Paperback; AU Paperback; Worldwide Paperback

Erica Spindler: Random Acts: US Kindle Edition

January 2020 Releases

Simone Buchholz: Mexico Street: Kindle Edition
Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre: Honor Bound: Paperback
Rachel Caine: Bitter Falls: Kindle Edition, Paperback
Amy Rose Capetta: The Storm of Life: Kindle Edition, Hardcover
Tracey Garvis Graves: The Girl He Used to Know: Paperback
Megan Hart: Shattered: Kindle Edition, Paperback
Carrie Jones: The Places We Hide: Paperback
Parker Peevyhouse: Strange Exit: Kindle Edition, Hardcover
Danielle Rollins: Stolen Time: Paperback
Erica Spindler: The Look-Alike: Hardcover
Laurie Faria Stolarz: Jane Anonymous: Kindle Edition, Hardcover

[REVIEW] The Other Girl – Erica Spindler

Erica Spindler
The Other Girl
Macmillan St. Martin’s (US: 22nd August 2017); Hachette Little, Brown Sphere (UK: 26th October 2017; AU: 31st October)
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Miranda Rader knows a revenge-killing when she sees one. Yet her colleagues and higher-ups in the police force claim she’s not objective, and that she’s leading witnesses. These men don’t want to believe that a murder victim may have been sexually and psychologically abusive while he was alive.

The deceased’s father protects his son’s reputation in a way that brings to mind the Brock Turner case – wherein if a male commits sexual violence, his future shouldn’t be “ruined” because of “ten minutes of action”. Way to perpetuate rape culture, you terrible parent.

The Other Girl rings true on so many levels: Women not being believed. Men more interested in defending a man’s reputation than supporting his victims. The gaslighting. And women being punished – via employment loss and/or psychological anguish – because they know the truth and speak of it.

It reminds me so much of those conservatives on Twitter shouting about “due process”, because they believe false accusations of rape are more damaging than actually being raped. “Due process” gives the accused the benefit of the doubt, instead of the accuser. This cruel environment supports rapists (or suspected rapists) instead of the raped. They’d rather perps go unpunished than have one false accusation lead to a conviction.

And it’s impossible to ignore the racism that gets innocent black people killed by police or imprisoned, while white rapists walk free to commit their crimes again. (Though race isn’t discussed in the novel, because I think all the characters are white.)

In fewer than 300 pages, Erica Spindler has crafted a timeless thriller packed with hurtful truths. Sometimes no one will believe or help you. But there’s also hope that maybe there’ll be a person like Miranda Rader who won’t give up on you, and will keep fighting for justice.

P.S. Two unrelated characters named Cathy and Catherine confused me. One of them should’ve had a different name.

Hachette Australia Roadshow: The Tez Edition

I recently attending the Hachette Australia Roadshow in Melbourne, which showcased upcoming books from the publisher that will be getting major publicity pushes.

I took home two books from the goody bag on offer: Karen Hamilton’s The Perfect Girlfriend and Kelly Rimmer’s Before I Let You Go. I’d heard of neither author before, but figured I’ll give these a try.

But my overall impression of the night was disappointing, because I’d hoped to hear that my favourite Hachette authors would be getting the big publicity pushes. Unfortunately, none of them were mentioned. Maybe because the night was focused on 2018 titles, perhaps?

But if you want a box hurled into the sun, you have to do it yourself. After searching through Hachette Australia’s website, I now present to you the upcoming Hachette books I’m interested in, plus a full list of Hachette authors I like – even if they don’t have anything upcoming listed on the site. Though the publication info – including covers and release dates – are for the Australian editions, I’ve included international pre-order links, so everyone can join in to support these authors and books.

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[COVER REVEAL] Triple Six – Erica Spindler

This post is part of the official cover reveal for Erica Spindler’s Triple Six (to be published in the UK as If You Dare). Below, you will find the author’s links, and information about the Lightkeepers series.

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March 2016 Reads

Yes, this is coming a week late, but it took time to summon up the brainpower to even write a single paragraph about a book. In the end, I reviewed six books, and wrote a paragraph for a seventh.

Megan Shepherd: Her Dark Curiosity: 5 stars
Erica Spindler: The Final Seven: 3 stars: Review
Blythe Woolston: MARTians: 5 stars: Review
Carrie Mesrobian: Cut Both Ways: 3 stars: Review
Megan Hart: Hold Me Close: 4 stars: Review
Robin Bridges: Dreaming of Antigone: 3 stars: Review
Sophie Littlefield: The Guilty One: 3 stars: Review

HER DARK CURIOSITY
When Book 1 in a series is worth five stars, you may hesitate to pick up Book 2. What if the sequel can’t live up to the quality of its predecessor? I needn’t have worried, because Her Dark Curiosity is another smashing read from Megan Shepherd. The novel opens with science, which bodes well for the rest of the story, a battle not to cure but to perhaps manage a violent condition. I’m not sure why Juliet shags Edward, but otherwise it’s a fabulous read that I definitely recommend. (NOTE TO ANIMAL LOVERS: There’s a dog character, and he’s alive for the entire book. There are thoughts against him, though thankfully none of them turn into action.)