Wednesday, January 8, 2020

2020 A New Year of Reading Materials to Discover!

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My New Years Resolution!
At the start of 2020, I made a decision to not only read more, but to vary the types of books that I sink my teeth into.  So here is a new author and a new book for my Review This Review Today.

As a member of Goodreads, I saw that my list of preferred books seems to be either mysteries or spy thrillers.  Added into that mix there are also some historical romances.  What I realized looking at my list, is that there are so many more categories of books that I have not delved  into.  

So, along with a new year and a new decade, comes the promise to rectify that situation.  And so I offer you a new author and a new genre of books for me.  

My New Genre is a Psychological Thriller!

Now you might ask why I haven't tried this category before now, and the answer is rather simple.  Psychological thrillers, while they keep you on the edge of your seat, they make me uncomfortable.  I find that I can't get these stories out of my head.  They (these types of thrillers) keep me from sleeping well.  I don't watch these types of movies either.  After Silence of the Lambs, I did not sleep well for weeks.  I don't know what that says about my character, but I know that sleep deprivation does not look good on me!

A New Year and a New Decade means there are changes afoot!

I love starting the new year off with a bang.  So beside the fireworks that lit up the sky, I found a new author and a whole different genre of reading to go along with it.

Samantha Bailey is the author of Woman on the Edge.  It's fresh off the presses and will be available in paperback,  after the 3rd of March this year.  If you are an Audible member it has the best price tag ever. $ 0.00 for Prime members or if you start a trial membership. 

woman on the edge book cover

There are so many twists and turns in this novel, that you just won't figure out who's behind all the mystery.  It is a page turner that will have you losing sleep, because you just can't put it down.  As her debut novel,  I think Samantha Bailey has a real winner on her hands.  It's a novel that all women can relate to.  Motherhood, sleep deprivation, secrets from your youth and so much more are all part and parcel of Woman on the Edge!

Just a couple of the reviews that are being posted about this book:

“One woman’s struggles with motherhood and another’s desperate desire to be a mother collide in this explosive debut. Woman on the Edge is a white-knuckle read that welcomes a bright new talent to the world of psychological suspense.”
— MARY KUBICANew York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl

"Gripping from the first page to the last, Woman on the Edge had me nail-biting and breathless all the way through. But even after you've turned the final page, this riveting and deeply felt thriller from debut author Samantha M. Bailey won't relinquish its hold on you." 
— LAURA SIMS, author of Looker

I could post more but I don't want this to be a spoiler for anyone.  One of the things I loved about the author is that she is Toronto based!  Everyone loves hometown celebrities and I'm no exception.  It thrilled me to read her book and be able to geographically know where she was.  It's a small thing that resonates with me.  If you aren't from Toronto, it will not detract from the story in any way,  I just was amused that I knew these places.  

So What Else is in Store for 2020?  

I don't know just yet, but rest assured I will be looking into some of the genres that I have been ignoring.  The world is just so much better with so many books to choose from.  

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  1. I do like psychological thrillers. I'll have to check this one out. It's always excellent to stretch our horizons at the beginning of a new year. Here's to pushing boundaries and exploring new genres. Thanks for introducing me to a new author.

    1. It's never too late or too early to start something new. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  2. I do like your idea of trying a new genre. I’ll have to think about what I’d like to try. Thanks for a thought provoking review

    1. Glad to be of help, stretching our boundaries makes us grow! That is never a bad thing, I think.

  3. I really hope you enjoy this genre Olivia. Since I read at night, I don't read psychological thrillers, even though I do watch thriller movies on occasion. If you find one that won't scare the wits out of me, be sure to tell us.

    1. Will do, I'm still quite new at this genre but working so that they don't get under my skin quite as much.

  4. I, too, like the idea of trying a new genre, but I don't (and likely will never) read psychological thrillers. Nora Roberts' "In Death" series about Eve Dallas is about as much psychological scariness as I can tolerate! I'm looking forward to finding out what other genres you will be exploring this year. :)

    1. There are many, so many that I should give a try. I think I may start living at my local library when I get into full swing. I don't have enough bookshelves at home.

  5. Ooh this sounds like something I'll love, just looking at the book I'm imagining various different ways the story could go. I actually love psychological thrillers so will have to add this one to my must read list.

  6. It is a page turner that's for sure. Not as dark and demented as Silence of the Lambs, but surely will keep you riveted to the pages.

  7. Ok, you're making me want to buy this book for my mom - I just might - I think she'd like it. Psychological Thrillers hey? yikes! I can barely watch those type of shows never mind read a book about that.

  8. I had the same resolution :) - but choosing another genre as I need my sleep!

  9. Woman on the Edge sounds like a good book and I love the fact that it is set in Toronto!


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