I am The Weapon (The Unknown Assassin- Book 1)- Allen Zadoff

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

I am the Weapon is the story of boy nobody, the constant new kid in school. He is the kind of boy few would notice but nobody thinks much about. He shows up in a new high school in a new town under a new name, makes a few friends and doesn’t stay for too long. He stays just long enough for someone in his circle of friend’s family to die of ‘natural causes’. And then he moves on to his next target. 

But, this time, however, his target is the mayor of New York City. This is different, not only because of the target… but because of the target’s daughter too. While the mayor reminds him a lot about his once upon a time father, he falls in love with Sam (short for Samara) and she is like someone he has never encountered before. But his handlers at The Program are always watching him and Boy Nobody deep down wishes that he had a real home and parents, and wishes for his life to be normal. He wants this so bad, that he doesn’t mind sabotaging The Program’s missions for normalcy.

This is a really great book and I didn’t really follow well through the first couple of pages, but after a while, I just flew through the book. It is really very interesting and there are two more sequels to it. I love that these series are very fast-paced. 

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Count All Her Bones- April Henry

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

This is the second part of the book Girl, Stolen by April Henry. Thanks to my librarian for letting me know about this book as soon as it was available in the school because I don’t think I would have found out about it at that time. 

To give a little background about what happened in the first book– Cheyenne is accidentally kidnapped while she is sitting in the backseat of her mom’s car and a man steals the car, not knowing that she was in it. Panicked, he took her to his home and when his father realized that she was the daughter of the president of Nike, he holds her for ransom. But, Griffin Sawyer (the boy who kidnapped her) helps her escape because she is blind and he thinks that she cannot tell the police who her abductors were and also feels sorry for her. She escapes and Roy (Griffin’s dad) is awaiting trial. In the second book, Griffin and Cheyenne prepare to testify and plan to meet… but alas, the plan goes completely wrong and Cheyenne once again gets captured by Roy’s henchmen. And, this time they are definitely not going to let her get out of here alive! Can Cheyenne succeed in freeing herself before it is too late?

I really loved this book because you just cannot set it down until you are done with it! But, I would recommend reading Girl, Stolen (the first part) before this. 

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Link for the book review of Girl, Stolenhttps://windingwayblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/girl-stolen-april-henry/

Dead Girls Society- Michelle Krys

Genre: Mystery

Hope suffers from cystic fibrosis (a disease which leads to you having really bad lungs), and she is sick of being babied by her mom and her overprotective best friend, Ethan. She also has no idea how she will afford to pay for her expensive medication and college fees.

Everything changes when she receives an invitation from a mysterious group called the Society…

You are cordially invited to participate in a game of thrills and dares. Tell no one, and come alone. If you dare.

She is excited about this and thinks that this could be her ticket to the outside world. All she has to do is complete a few dares and she might probably win some real money. But soon, she finds out that the group is not what she thinks it is. Hope finds that playing the game isn’t a choice, but a requirement.

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Home- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

For those of you who know Myron Bolitar, you would most definitely also know Windsor Horne Lockwood (best known as Win)… Myron’s best friend and one of the few people he really cares about.

After a decade of the high-profile kidnapping of two young boys, only one returns home. 

Ten years ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom. And then they went silent, without ever returning the boys to the families. No trace of the boys ever surfaced…until now. One of the boys is related to Win and that is the reason he has been investigating for ten years in the hopes of coming across some clues. He is just not ready to give up unless he has solid proof that the boys are dead, but that changes when Win is pretty sure that he sees the boy in London. Myron Bolitar and his friend Win, believe that they have finally located one of the boys, now a teenager. They have no idea where he has been for ten years, whether or not he remembers the day he was kidnapped and most importantly… what can he tell Myron and Win about the fate of his still missing friend?

I loved this book very much and the author states the importance of friends, family and the true meaning of home!

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Promise Me- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

This is kind of a hard book to review without giving away most of the main story. But I will try my best not to give away the suspense in it! 🙂

The school year is nearly over. Myron makes two neighborhood girls promise him when he heard them casually talking something about a party and drinking,  that if they are ever in trouble and are afraid to call their parents, they can always call him and irrespective what time it is or where he is, he has promised to not ask any questions and drive them home safely. After several nights, the call comes in at 2am, and the next day a girl is missing… and Myron is the last person to have seen her. Now he has to find her before she’s gone forever and that is not easy considering that he asked her no questions the last time he saw her, because of his promise of not asking questions or telling the girl’s parents. This is an amazing book!

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Darkest Fears- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

I finished this book in one day because I had taken it with me when we went on a field trip to a college a little far away to learn more about the college when I was in eighth grade! 

I am pretty sure that Myron Bolitar fans will really be surprised by this novel because this is unlike most of the other MB novels. Myron Bolitar learns that he is the father of a thirteen-year-old boy from Emily Downing, the mother of the boy (Jeremy) and Myron’s girlfriend in college. Jeremy is dying and needs a bone marrow transplant. She comes to Myron in the hope of him helping her find the mysterious donor who vanished without a trace. Myron is definitely determined to help the boy, but when he starts investigating, it cracks open secrets no one would ever want to know!

I have to refrain from saying this book was amazing because I realised that I said the same thing for every Harlan Coben book, but every book of his is truly that great and I am really glad that he has written so many books! Also, I am terribly sorry for writing reviews of Harlan Coben books only, but I believe there is only 3 more left and then I am done!!! 🙂 If you read my blog on a regular basis, you should definitely try at least one of his books… You will love it!

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Six Years- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

This is a stand-alone thriller and is not a Myron Bolitar series. Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched the love of his life, Natalie, marry another man. Six years have passed by hiding his feelings and keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone. But everything seems to change when he comes across Todd’s (Natalie’s husband) obituary, and he just can’t keep himself away from visiting the funeral. But, when he sees Todd’s wife…it is clearly not Natalie! Whoever the mourning widow is, she’s been married to Todd for more than ten years now and as Jake searches for the truth, he realizes that the only woman he ever loved, might not be who she had said she is. He doesn’t stop until he learns the truth, although his life is at a great risk… This is an amazing book and I was completely wrong when I taught I knew the end but didn’t when I got there.

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Caught- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

When 17-year-old Haley McWaid is not found in bed one day, her parents and the neighborhood community assumes the worst because she is a very responsible girl, and this is completely unlike her to go somewhere without informing anybody. Three months quickly pass without any word from the girl and the police have no hopes of finding her. Wendy Tynes, a reporter who is on a mission to identify and bring down sexual predators via elaborate “sting” operations comes across a social worker named Dan Mercer. He is known as a friend to troubled teens, and when the police find out that Haley knew Dan, all evidence turns to him as the bad guy. But his story soon becomes more complicated than Wendy could have ever imagined! Read the book to find out whether Haley is found or not and who the guilty person is…

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Freefall- Susan Rae

Genre: Romantic Thriller

Freak accident, or attempted murder? Kate needs answers to her brother’s plane crash, but she wonders if she can trust undercover DEA agent ‘Spike’ Larsen to deliver them? Kate Reynolds’s quest to unravel the mystery of her brother’s plane crash makes her meet the pilot/mechanic- Everett Larsen. A bitter divorce has taught her to not trust any man she sees, so how can she trust him? This is a really good book and was fun to read and is also super suspenseful!

Long Lost- Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Myron Bolitar is back! 🙂 I am very sorry if it is getting boring because I am writing reviews of only his books, but I promise you it will be over soon! 

Myron hasn’t heard from Terese Collins since ten years now… When she makes a desperate phone call from Paris, it catches him completely off guard and Terese reveals the tragic story behind her disappearance–the greatest moment of her life when her baby was born… And the fatal accident that robbed her of it all: her marriage, her happiness, and her beloved daughter.

Now a suspect in the murder of her ex-husband in Paris, Terese has nowhere and no one to turn to help. When she calls Myron, he heeds her call to discover the murder of her ex- husband… But then a startling piece of evidence turns the entire case upside down… Which suggests that it is possible that Terese’s daughter might be alive! And during this investigation, they come across a sinister plot which has serious global implications. I enjoyed reading this book very much because the suspense and plot twists it contains is truly spectacular!


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