BookCase.Club November Review

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BookCase.Club sends hand-picked books to your door for less than $15 including shipping per month! Each month, I opt for the Thrill Seeker case, which features mystery, thriller and suspense novels.

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If you’re not a fan of Thrill Seeker type books, you can select another genre, such as Strange Worls (Sci-fi/fantasy), Teenage Dreams (young adult), Looking for Love (romance novels) or one of the various other choices when you sign up!

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Don’t Look Back by Gregg Hurwitz
(Amazon Hardcover Price: ~$20)

Description From Amazon:
In Don’t Look Back, Eve Hardaway, newly single mother of one, is on a trip she’s long dreamed of―a rafting and hiking tour through the jungles and mountains of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico. Eve wanders off the trail, to a house in the distance with a menacing man in the yard beyond it, throwing machetes at a human-shaped target. Disturbed by the sight, Eve moves quickly and quietly back to her group, taking care to avoid being seen. As she creeps along, she finds a broken digital camera, marked with the name Teresa Hamilton. Later that night, in a rarely used tourist cabin, she finds a discarded prescription bottle―also with the name Teresa Hamilton. From the camera’s memory card, Eve discovers Teresa Hamilton took a photo of that same menacing looking man in the woods. Teresa Hamilton has since disappeared.
Now the man in the woods is after whoever was snooping around his house. With a violent past and deadly mission, he will do anything to avoid being discovered. A major storm wipes out the roads and all communication with the outside world. Now the tour group is trapped in the jungle with a dangerous predator with a secret to protect. With her only resource her determination to live, Eve must fight a dangerous foe and survive against incredible odds―if she’s to make it back home alive.

The Book of You: A Novel by Claire Kendal
Amazon Softcover Price (~$14)

Description From Amazon:
A mesmerizing tale of psychological suspense about a woman who must fight to escape an expert manipulator determined to possess her, Claire Kendal’s debut novel is a sophisticated and disturbing portrait of compulsion, control, and terror that will appeal to fans of Before I Go to Sleep, The Silent Wife, and Into the Darkest Corner.
His name is Rafe, and he is everywhere Clarissa turns. At the university where she works. Her favorite sewing shop. The train station. Outside her apartment. His messages choke her voice mail; his gifts litter her mailbox. Since that one regrettable night, his obsession with her has grown, becoming more terrifying with each passing day. And as Rafe has made clear, he will never let her go.
Clarissa’s only escape from this harrowing nightmare is inside a courtroom—where she is a juror on a trial involving a victim whose experiences eerily parallel her own. There she finds some peace and even makes new friends, including an attractive widower named Robert, whose caring attentions make her feel desired and safe. But as a disturbingly violent crime unfolds in the courtroom, Clarissa realizes that to survive she must expose Rafe herself. Conceiving a plan, she begins collecting the evidence of Rafe’s madness to use against him—a record of terror that will force her to relive every excruciating moment she desperately wants to forget. Proof that will reveal the twisted, macabre fairy tale that Rafe has spun around them . . . with an ending more horrifying than her darkest fears.
Masterfully constructed, filled with exquisite tension and a pervasive sense of menace, The Book of You explores the lines between love and compulsion, fantasy and reality, and offers a heart-stopping portrait of a woman determined to survive. Claire Kendal’s extraordinary debut will haunt readers long after it reaches its terrifying, breathtaking conclusion.

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I loved my last BookCase.Club selection, and so I’m super excited to start reading these new books! The Book of You is definitely up my alley, with characters entwined in a story of fear, stalking and escape, and Don’t Look Back, with disappearing witnesses, and a focus on survival after seeing some things that the main character shouldn’t have seen.

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Have you tried any of the BookCase.Club subscriptions? Visit BookCase.Club to subscribe or find out more!

Kenzie

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