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Monday, March 21, 2016

In My Mailbox...

In My Mailbox... I've received some great books last week! And I decided I would join in on the fun sharing them with you and the other bloggers participating in Mailbox Monday!

Mailbox Monday is a weekly event for bloggers to share what books arrived in their mailboxes. Mailbox Monday was originally created by Marcia of To Be Continued and is now hosted by Vicki, Serena and Leslie at Mailbox Monday's own blog.

Spring has sprung and so has the new season of fantastic books! This week I was pleasantly surprised to find 2 great books in the mail and an eBook too hot to send through the normal channels! Here they are...

As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark... In this exciting thriller from Mary Higgins Clark, the #1 New York Times bestselling “Queen of Suspense,” a news reporter tries to find her birth mother just as she is assigned to cover the high-profile trial of a woman accused of murdering her wealthy husband.

Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the six p.m. news. She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. When Delaney’s friends Alvirah Meehan and her husband Willy offer to look into the mystery surrounding her birth, they uncover a shocking secret they do not want to reveal. On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wealthy doctor who has been an Alzheimer’s victim for eight years. When her once-upon-a-time celebrity lawyer urges her to accept a plea bargain, Betsy refuses: she will go to trial to prove her innocence. Betsy’s stepson, Alan Grant, bides his time nervously as the trial begins. His substantial inheritance hangs in the balance—his only means of making good on payments he owes his ex-wife, his children, and increasingly angry creditors. As the trial unfolds, and the damning evidence against Betsy piles up, Delaney is convinced that Betsy is not guilty and frantically tries to prove her innocence.

I have always loved Mary Higgins Clark! Her books are always good and this sounds like it will be too! Thank you to Simon & Schuster for sending this along to me for review!
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night night, sleep tight by Hallie Ephron... A riveting tale of domestic noir, infused with old Hollywood folklore and glamour, set in a town rife with egotism and backstabbing and where fame and infamy are often interchangeable.

Los Angeles 1986: When Deirdre Unger arrived in Beverly Hills to help her bitter, disappointed father sell his dilapidated house, she discovers his lifeless body floating face down in the swimming pool. At first, Deirdre assumes her father’s death was a tragic accident. But the longer she stays in town, the more she suspects that it is merely the third act in a story that has long been in the making. The sudden re-surfacing of Deirdre’s childhood best friend Joelen Nichol—daughter of the legendary star Elenor “Bunny” Nichol—seems like more than a coincidence. Back in 1958, Joelen confessed to killing her movie star mother’s boyfriend. Deirdre happened to be at the Nichols house the night of the murder—which was also the night she suffered a personal tragedy of her own. Could all of these events be connected?

This book has been nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award this year, which honors the best women's suspense novel of the year. I'm excited to be reading it! And it sound great! Thank you to William Morrow/Harper Collins for sending this book along!
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Guilty Pleasure by Lora Leigh... Marty Mathews had always known about the secret, forbidden pleasures that the women she had grown up with enjoyed. Women whose husbands or lovers were members of the exclusive "Club," where they took a selected "third" into their beds. And there is one man—a dangerous, forbidden man—who is part of this world and who has haunted Marty's dreams for years. But she had been the FBI agent assigned to shadow him, making him completely off limits. . .That is until Khalid is cleared and Marty is released from her assignment. Now, all bets are off. . .
The beautiful, fierce Marty Mathews is the one woman Khalid hungers for like no other and is the one woman he dare not let himself have. His past dogs his every step and danger lurks around every corner. If he wants to keep her safe, he must stay away from her. But the power of their desire is something they cannot deny—and once Marty is his, Khalid will do whatever it takes to keep her in his bed and in his arms.

Okay, this is definitely a "Guilty Pleasure" read! Lora Leigh is the queen of sexy erotica (heck she's the king too) and I look forward to reading her newest book! I want to thank St. Martin's Press for sending along an eGalley of this. (probably too hot for the mail!)
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So, that's what was in my mailbox, how about you!? What do you think about these books? You can check out what everyone else received in their mailbox, by going to Mailbox Monday! Enjoy!

7 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I haven't read anything by Mary Higgins Clark in years but always enjoyed her books when I did read them. Happy reading!

Serena said...

I have not read any Clark yet?! What is wrong with me?! Happy reading

Suzanne Yester said...

Thanks Kathy! Mary Higgins Clark is always a good solid read and I'm sure I'll enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by!

Suzanne Yester said...

Hi Serena!
One day you'll have to give Mary Higgins Clark a try! Always a solid read. I actually met her at a local book signing and she was so classy and elegant, not to mention beautiful. And she was very nice to boot.

Elizabeth said...

I really enjoyed night, night sleep tight. I hope you do too.

Love Mary Higgins Clark.

ENJOY your reading week.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

Harvee Lau - Book Dilettante said...

I'm looking forward to Night Night, Sleep Tight. It has gotten good reviews! Hope you enjoy it!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I noticed the Ephron book in a few mailboxes this week. Hope you love it!

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