Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Exclusive Author Interview Annoucement

Coming up tomorrow-December 1st- on my Layered Pages WordPress is my interview with best-selling author C.S. Harris! She will be talking to me about her book, Good Time Coming.




Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Manic Monday & Bookish Delights


Today at Layered PagesWordPress, I am sharing with you David Morrell’s Opium-Eater (Thomas De Quincey trilogy) a Victorian mystery trilogy, is truly brilliant. Every historical detail is impeccable; you hang on to every word. His characters are unforgettable and he transports to you the Victorian London streets with vivid imagery, as if you were really there. Murder mysteries at its finest! Also, I share weekend happenings, thoughts and discovery of a show on Netflix! Be sure to check out my post and support book bloggers! We support you.



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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Upcoming Interview @ indieBRAG

I've got a REALLY fantastic interview coming up with award winning author & graphic designer Lee Davis tomorrow at the indieBRAG Blog,here. Don't miss it! -Stephanie M. Hopkins 

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Bookish Things & Reflections


Today over at my Layered Pages WordPress  I have shared some bookish happenings and some reflections about what has been going on this week during election time. Click on the link here to check out what I have to say. Also, I mention some great posts from my fellow book bloggers! I hope you all join me in supporting book bloggers, authors and great reads!



Now I am going to take a short break and enjoy a quick cup of tea before getting back to work. Enjoy your weekend and thank you for visiting Layered Pages! Many blessings.



Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Book Review: I See You by Clare Mackintosh

When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it’s there. There’s no explanation: just a website, a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it’s just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.
Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make . . .
I See You is an edge-of-your-seat, page-turning psychological thriller from one of the most exciting and successful British debut talents of 2015.

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Three sentences that grabbed me in the book description not mentioned above:

You do the same thing every day

You know exactly where you’re going.

You’re not alone.

My Thoughts:

How much privacy do you think we really have? With social media-it’s next to none. Imagine opening a newspaper and finding your picture shown big as a day on it with no explanation. There are no words to describe how one would feel. Or is there? Did Clare Mackintish accomplish that goal in, I See You?

I am absolutely fascinated with psychological thrillers. Why? I am curious about the human condition and what makes people tick. What motivates them to commit the acts they do. I do- however- think there is a fine line writers should not cross in this genre. Some things are too dark and disturbing for the average reader to venture to or for anyone for that matter. Clare Mackintosh is one of the few writers who can get into the mind of a psychopath or sociopath-if you will and stay in the boundaries just enough to not leave you feeling physically ill. She gives you the right amount of tension and chill factor to leave you totally creeped out. She has you thinking about just how much information do you put out there and what could happen. The ramifications in this story are mind-boggling and so intense!

I love how she has you thinking throughout the whole story-guessing-who is the perp. Who is the mastermind behind these unnerving and horrible acts? I was quite surprised the end but started to have my suspicions about a little over halfway through. I admired how she ended the story and I wanted more! I would also like to mention I was really intrigued with how the detectives handled the case and their process.

Be sure to check out I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh as well! Fabulous read.
I rated this book four and a half stars!

I received an ARC Copy from the publishers through NetGalley for an honest review.

Book Publishing Information:
Berkley Publishing Group/Berkley/Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 04 Apr 2017

Stephanie M. Hopkins

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Waterstone's Bookstores


B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree Authors-

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Historical Mysteries At Its Best!

The Sin Eater by David Penny has just been awarded the B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree and I am really curios about it. This story looks seriously good! Adding it to my wish-list! For more information about David Penny and his other books click here. Be sure to check out other posts by me at my WordPress here! Happy reading!

Synopsis

Moorish Spain, 1484, and no-one is innocent.

Thomas Berrington, emigre Englishman who has made the doomed city of Garnatah his home, is once again attempting to solve a series of mysterious deaths. Accompanied by his companion, the palace eunuch Jorge, Thomas struggles to discover the truth while those in power seek to distract him. As his investigation continues, his personal life splinters into chaos and he finds the Spanish once more demanding his presence.

As Thomas and Jorge draw closer to their quarry, the killer’s attention turns on them and those they love. The pair must race to unmask the sin eater before the lives of those close to them become forfeit.


The Sin Eater is the follow up to The Red Hill and Breaker of Bones, stunning historical mysteries set in a time and place coloured by intrigue and battle.