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Goodreads Summary: Every Fifteen Minutes 

Dr. Eric Parrish is the Chief of the Psychiatric Unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Recently separated from his wife, Caitlin, he is doing his best as a single dad to his seven-year-old daughter Hannah. His work seems to be going better than his home life, however. His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the country and Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses who are as caring as Eric is. But when he takes on a new patient, Eric’s entire world begins to crumble. Seventeen-year-old Max has a terminally ill grandmother and is having trouble handling it. That, plus his OCD and violent thoughts about a girl he likes makes Max a high risk patient. Max can’t turn off the rituals he needs to perform every fifteen minutes that keep him calm. With the pressure mounting, Max just might reach the breaking point. When the girl is found murdered, Max is nowhere to be found. Worried about Max, Eric goes looking for him and puts himself in danger of being seen as a “person of interest”. Next, one of his own staff turns on him in a trumped up charge of sexual harassment. Is this chaos all random? Or is someone systematically trying to destroy Eric’s life?

My Review 3 Stars 

I was a bit disappointed with this book. I was waiting for it to finally end…I hate when that happens.

Halfway through I knew who it was…it just seemed so obvious to me. There were subtle clues and hints, but then towards middle and on the clues became stronger.

I really hated his soon to be ex wife…does it change? You’ll have to read to find out.

The only thing I liked was the fact that you NEVER know who is a sociopath in real life. Who is playing you or is being played. It’s a scary thought…can you really trust anyone?

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(((((At first it appears to be Sam Ward, one of the other psychiatrists who is the sociopath. Then at the very end, it is revealed that is Lori who was in fact the sociopath, she played Sam…who in turn played Kristen and Max and killed Rene.

The whole time Kaitlin is being a b*tch with custody of their daughter Hannah, finally she comes around in the end and shares custody 50/50. She lets him buy the house and knows Hannah will be better off with her dad in her life.

He gets his job back and takes on full control the way he should have before.)))))

 

 

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Goodreads Summary: The Pocket Wife

A stylish psychological thriller with the compelling intrigue of The Silent Wife and Turn of Mind and the white-knuckle pacing of Before I Go to Sleep—in which a woman suffering from bipolar disorder cannot remember if she murdered her friend.

Dana Catrell is shocked when her neighbor Celia is brutally murdered. To Dana’s horror, she was the last person to see Celia alive. Suffering from mania, the result of her bipolar disorder, she has troubling holes in her memory, including what happened on the afternoon of Celia’s death.

Her husband’s odd behavior and the probing of Detective Jack Moss create further complications as she searches for answers. The closer she comes to piecing together the shards of her broken memory, the more Dana falls apart. Is there a murderer lurking inside her . . . or is there one out there in the shadows of reality, waiting to strike again?

A story of marriage, murder, and madness, The Pocket Wife explores the world through the foggy lens of a woman on the edge.

Dana keeps counting down to her next mental breakdown. She is seeing things and now someone is threatening her. Is it real or is she doing it to herself.

I have three theories: 1) Her husband killed the neighbor to hide an affair and wants to make Dana think she did and go crazy. 2) The neighbor’s husband did it and wants to make it look like Dana did so he can get away with murder. 3) She’s already insane and stalking and threatening herself. 

I HOPE that the ending lives up to all this suspense and drama. 

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Old MacDonald Had a Dragon

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Amazon Summary:

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O! And on that farm he had…a dragon? The animals aren’t happy that there’s a dragon on the farm. But Old MacDonald likes his dragon…until it starts swallowing up the animals! Can Old MacDonald save his farm before it’s too late? Find out in this silly adaptation of the popular song. Christopher Santoro’s brilliant artwork combines with Ken Baker’s fun text for a story sure to tickle kids’ funny bones.

Dino’s Review:

There’s a dragon on the farm. Dragons can’t be on farms, they belong in castles and mountains. The bad dragon swallows all the animals until he can’t move. I can’t tell you what happens to the farmer, it’s a secret. (Dino starts laughing.) Don’t worry, it’s a happy ending.   

Mommy’s Review:

Another book with repetition and wonderful illustrations. Dino loved guessing what would happen next and got mad when the dragon kept swallowing the farm animals. Dino thought the dragon would explode and there would be dragon parts all over. He really wanted a dragon explosion.

No worries though, all the animals and the farmer make it out safely.

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Goodreads Summary: Big Little Lies

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.

New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all. 

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

My Review 5 Stars 

The entire time I read this I was screaming, whooping, yelling gibberish unable to control my emotions. A total on the edge of your seat read! So suspenseful and grips at your emotions. Seriously, I was screaming like a lunatic in my car…people must have thought I was a whack job. 

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((((Who died???? It was Perry and I hope he suffered…I hope he heard everyone saying they saw nothing, I hope he realized he was just the trash they threw out, I hope he realized Celeste won! Love how Renata was the first one to say she didn’t see anything.

OMG, as soon as Celeste said Saxton Banks was Perry’s cousin, I knew it was Perry using his name…I knew it was him who tormented and abused Jane and fathered Ziggy.

Once I realized Perry was an abuser, I knew it had to be one his boys that was the bully.

Poor Ziggy and Jane being harassed and tormented by those evil moms! All the lot of them were horrible. I am so glad the truth finally came out and Renatta had to apologize to Jane and Ziggy.

Sooooo glad Jane and Tim are together, she will finally have the love she always deserved and Ziggy will finally have a dad…someday!

Loved Madeline and all that she overcame and the person she became. Oh that Bonnie…I knew something must have happened…not everything is at is seems…Yay to Abigail finally realizing she needed her mom!

WTF Ed? Really? you couldn’t just keep your mouth closed, I know it was the ex-husband’s wife…but more about a an abuser who got what he deserved.))))

 

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Goodreads Summary: Every Fifteen Minutes

Dr. Eric Parrish is the Chief of the Psychiatric Unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Recently separated from his wife, Caitlin, he is doing his best as a single dad to his seven-year-old daughter Hannah. His work seems to be going better than his home life, however. His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the country and Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses who are as caring as Eric is. But when he takes on a new patient, Eric’s entire world begins to crumble. Seventeen-year-old Max has a terminally ill grandmother and is having trouble handling it. That, plus his OCD and violent thoughts about a girl he likes makes Max a high risk patient. Max can’t turn off the rituals he needs to perform every fifteen minutes that keep him calm. With the pressure mounting, Max just might reach the breaking point. When the girl is found murdered, Max is nowhere to be found. Worried about Max, Eric goes looking for him and puts himself in danger of being seen as a “person of interest”. Next, one of his own staff turns on him in a trumped up charge of sexual harassment. Is this chaos all random? Or is someone systematically trying to destroy Eric’s life?

Okay…so is the sociopath the young kid or someone else? I’m so cnonfused already and hope in the end Eric comes out on top. I HATE, HATE, HATE Erjc’s soon to be ex-wife…she is pure evil and needs to be eradicated immediately. Can we have her end up a victim of the sociopath? 

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Dinosaur Reads…

Bear Snores On

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Amazon Summary:

Bear’s cave fills with animal friends as he sleeps in this classic book from New York Times bestselling team of Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.

In a cave in the woods,
in his deep, dark lair,
through the long, cold winter
sleeps a great brown bear.

One by one, a whole host of different animals and birds find their way out of the cold and into Bear’s cave to warm up. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on!

See what happens when he finally wakes up and finds his cave full of uninvited guests—all of them having a party without him!

Dino’s Review:

Bear sleeps because it’s winter and he’s tired. The other animals come in, because it’s cold. They make food and talk and have a party. They don’t want to wake bear up because he might eat them. Then he wakes up and is sad, because they didn’t invite him to the party. 

Mommy’s Review:

First of all, I love a book where there is repetition so Dino can read along. We keep reading “…and Bear snores on.” 

What a clever book about animals coming into Bear’s den to get out of the cold, they all get along staying warm and sharing their food. Then Bear wakes up and you think he’s going to be mad and scare them away, instead he is sad that they didn’t save him any food. 

They all feel bad and make more food for Bear and he feels loved. Then at the end of the book, Bear is enjoying the warmth and food while his friends snore on. 

The illustrations are detailed and captivating!  

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Goodreads Summary: The Stranger

The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.
 
Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream: a big house, a good job, a seemingly perfect life.
 
Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret about his wife, Corinne, he confronts her, and the mirage of perfection disappears as if it never existed at all. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corinne’s deception, and realizes that if he doesn’t make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he’s stumbled into will not only ruin lives—it will end them

My Review: 5 Stars

OMG…I was not expecting that ending, I knew it would be bad, but not THAT bad…why?????? sobs! I was way off on all my theories, this was a deeply twisted and total mind fuck of a story…well done Harlan Coben. How will I sleep tonight???

I’m so distraught and devastated by the ending…

Spoilers…highlight to read

(((What did that group think would happen? Did they think people would be okay after their secrets were out in the open, after their lives were destroyed?

Did Tripp really think he could get away with murder and pin it on Adam? OMG…I am still crying over what happened to Corinne…her boys will never have their mom again…sobs uncontrollably.)))

 

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Goodreads Summary: Big Little Lies

Pirriwee Public’s annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. 

In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times–bestselling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.  And in her pitch-perfect way, she shows us the truth about what really goes on behind closed suburban doors.  

Oh boy, it’s crazy how realistic this is…cliques, gossiping, and bullying between parents is something that happens all the time. 

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The Monster Who Lost His Mean

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Amazon Summary:

Everyone knows that the M in “monster” stands for MEAN. But what happens when a monster can’t be mean any more? Is he still a monster at all?

One young monster’s attempts to live up to his name go hilariously awry as he discovers—with a little help from new friends—that it’s not what you’re called but who you are that counts.

Dino’s Review:

The Monster can’t be mean anymore and the other monsters bully him. He has no friends, but the kids are his friends. He likes his new friends because they like him.

Mommy’s Review:

I really enjoyed this book. Dino wanted to buy it at his daycare book fair a year ago and I’m glad he did. The monster lost his “M” which means he can no longer be mean. Instead he finds himself doing kind things for others and it makes him happy. He sees his former friends, the other monsters, as bullies and thinks he’s alone. Then he is surprised by his new friends, who like him just the way he is and name his Onster! 

Really like the message about bullying and friendships. The illustrations are captivating and draw you in.   

 

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Goodreads Summary: A Tap on the Window When Cal Weaver stops at a red light on a rainy night while driving home, he ignores the bedraggled-looking teenage girl trying to hitch a ride – even when she starts tapping on his window. But as soon as he realizes she’s one of his son’s classmates, he knows he can’t really leave her, alone, on the street.

But nothing prepares him for the consequences of trying to help her out. The next morning he’s gone from Good Samaritan to Murder Suspect, and with one girl dead and another missing, he’s suddenly at the center of a deadly puzzle that reaches right to the heart of the town – from its bullying police force to its strangely furtive mayor – and finally to one family’s shocking secret.

My Review: 5 Stars One good deed and this all happens. It’s crazy how one wrong choice can put you in the middle of crap you want nothing to do with. What a crazy web that slowly unraveled as Cal begins to find more clues. Of course the clues lead him to a truth he never expected or can handle. It leads to a ending that is insane. 

Spoilers: Highlight to read…. (((As the story progressed, I had a feeling his son was murdered and I was right!!!! I thought it was one of the cops, but never expected it to be the mayor. The mayor who was hiring him to find his daughter…SICK! I knew the boyfriend who suddenly broke up with Claire, was the one who helped her out of town. The reason he left…wow! How did the chief of police not know this was going on???  Poor Cal loses everyone he loves…it’s not fair…sobs, I was not expecting this, was not expecting that ending…I was shocked to the core.)))

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Goodreads Summary: The Stranger Harlan Coben’s seven consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers feature unrivaled depths of emotion combined with cutting-edge suspense plots that keep millions of readers turning pages deep into the night. In The Stranger, married parents Adam and Hannah confront the shocking secret on which their marriage is built—leaving Adam wondering whether he ever truly knew Hannah at all.

What a concept. How does the stranger know all this? He is a for hire or just a sick b^stard? So intriguing already. 

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By Lisa Unger: Darkness, My Old Friend   /      Fragile     /    Die For You   /    Black Out Tiffany L. Warren: The Replacement Wife Nora Roberts: The Liar Lisa Scottoline: Every Fifteen Minutes Susan Crawford: The Pocket Wife Chevy Stevens: Never Knowing David Rosenfelt: Don’t Tell a Soul Liane Moriarty: Three Wishes    /   Big Little Lies Tess Gerritsen: Die Again  

Dinosaur Reads…

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The Yuckiest, Stinkiest,
  Best Valentine Ever

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Amazon Summary:

Even boys will fall in love with this valentine! 

Leon has a crush. A let-her-cut-in-line-at-the-water-fountain kind of crush. And he’s got the perfect valentine. But this valentine has no intention of getting caught up in any romantic conspiracy. “Love is yucky, kid! Valentine’s Day is all about CANDY!” the card yells at Leon, before leaping out the window and running away, leaving Leon to chase it across town, collecting interested kids along the way. 

Here is a hilarious take on the holiday that boys love to hate, the most complex holiday of them all. Saying “I love you” has never been so yucky or so sweet

 

Dino Review:

The valentine didn’t want to be given to his girlfriend. He runs away and Leon chases him. All the kids follow. He meets his girlfriend and the two valentines love each other.

Why did Mommy post a review of a Valentine’s book? Mommy and Daddy have been married for 14 years! YUP! 14 years! That’s a long time, like 292 years right?  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MOMMY AND DADDY. I’M THE BEST GIFT EVER, RIGHT? 

 

Mommy Review:

What a cute book…the set up on each page is colorful and with story lines and speech bubbles. The valentine thinks love is stinky and runs away, Leon chases him, as kids chase Leon. They finally meet up with Zoe, his love interest. Zoe’s valentine and Leon’s valentine fall in love. It’s a great, very different, very cute book about Valentine’s Day.

Yup, fourteen years of marriage, twenty years together!!!! That’s insane! Happy Anniversary Tony! 

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Dinosaur Reads…

Big Mean Mike

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I know I haven’t posted what Dinosaur has been reading in a long time. Not to worry, Dino has been reading like mad, I’ve just been lazy about sharing the books and reviews. Taking advantage of Scholastic Book Club and buying books for Dino has become a habit. Slowly I can build a sufficient library for him, one filled with books that he an eventually read on his own as he gets older.

Amazon Summary:

Big Mean Mike is the biggest, toughest dog in the whole neighborhood. He has a big, mean car that he likes to drive around the big, mean streets. Everyone knows that Mike is big and mean, and that’s just the way he likes it. But one day a tiny, fuzzy bunny shows up in his car. Mike can’t believe it! Before anyone can see, he puts the bunny down on the sidewalk and drives away. When the tiny, fuzzy bunny shows up again — and this time brings a friend — Mike tells them both to get lost. Big mean dogs do not hang out with tiny, fuzzy bunnies! But gosh, those bunnies sure are cute. . . . From best-selling author Michelle Knudsen and illustrator Scott Magoon comes a comical lesson about how keeping up your image is not nearly as fun as being your own quirky self.

Dino Review:

Mike is mean to everyone. He doesn’t like cute bunnies. He doesn’t want him in his car, but they are there. He tries to get rid of them because he’s mean. Then he likes them, they become friends. They are so cool.

Mommy Review:

This is a cute book, about a guy who acts tough and cool, but inside he has the personality of a soft, cute, bunny. It teaches that boys can like bunnies. It teaches that you can be friends with whomever who want. It teaches you to just be yourself and people will like you for who you are.

 

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Goodreads Summary: Lying With Strangers

Peyton Shields had always wanted to be a doctor, and now, thanks to her relentless drive, stellar academic credentials, and a mountain of debt to Harvard Medical School, she’s a first-year resident at a major Boston children’s hospital. The hours are impossibly long but it’s the life she wants, complete with a husband who’s an up-and-coming young lawyer.

But a late-night drive home in a heavy snowstorm changes everything. A car coming straight at her drives her off the road and into a frozen pond. Peyton knows she’d be dead if a stranger hadn’t pulled her from the wreckage before vanishing into the darkness. In an instant her wonderful life has turned dark. No one believes her claims that the “accident” was deliberate—not even her husband. Without explanation, he has become distant and bitter, calling her paranoid and accusing her of having an affair with a former lover.

Yet the terror has only begun, for a series of strange, increasingly dangerous events begin to plague Peyton, moving her closer to a faceless and very deadly enemy who seems to know her every move.

4 Stars

I really hope if I ever say I’m innocent, my family believes me. The horror of not being trusted is too much to comprehend. What a great read, you get caught up in the panic of not being trusted and thought of as guilty. Though at times I was getting annoyed and wishing it would end already.

The whole time I wanted to junk punch Kevin for not believing Peyton, when he was the one who was unfaithful and making excuses for it.

OMG…I did not think it was that person…just couldn’t believe that person would be that evil, selfish and twisted, but should have known. WOW! The whole time I had a different person as a suspect, though I wasn’t far off.

 

SPOILERS…highlight to see the spoilers.

(((Dude it was the f^cking mom….seriously her own mother. I should have known with all her horrendous comments about making am mistake of being a mom. Of course the second kid was given up for adoption, of course the mom was too selfish to be a mom again…but to pretend to by your  daughter online and not say anything when the guy tries to kill her and her husband. So glad the dad is divorcing her sorry @ss. Hope she spends the rest of her life alone, just like she wanted.))) 

 

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Goodreads Summary: The Hypnotist’s Love Story

Ellen O’Farrell is a professional hypnotherapist who works out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents. It’s a nice life, except for her tumultuous relationship history. She’s stoic about it, but at this point, Ellen wouldn’t mind a lasting one. When she meets Patrick, she’s optimistic. He’s attractive, single, employed, and best of all, he seems to like her back. Then comes the dreaded moment: He thinks they should have a talk. It turns out that Patrick’s ex-girlfriend is stalking him, and Ellen is intrigued by the woman’s motives. She wants to meet her, but doesn’t know that she already has. –Publisher description.

OMG…the summary gave me chills. Wonder what will happen.   

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