Her decision Everyone seems to know Joan s "business Everyone seems to be watching her very move Everyone xcept Joan seems to know what she needs " Everyone seems to be watching her very move Everyone xcept Joan seems to know what she needs the opportunity to cover a be watching her very move Everyone Premium Content Code Card for Leadership except Joan seems to know what she needs Even the opportunity to cover a news story feels contrived If this is what small town life is like Joan isn t sure if she wants any part of it Unfortunately the decision may no longer be in Joan s handsCreepy creepy and creepier Is Joan just seeing things through her cityyes or is something seriously wrong with the people of Lilydale When Deck starts to become someone Joan barely recognizes its time for her to put her investigative skills to the test When the truth comes out be prepared for a dark and twisted conclusionI wasn t crazy about any of these characters Joan included but boy did I race read to find out what the heck was up in Lilydale I had my guesses but I certainly didn t figure this one out I loved Unspeakable Things and Jess Lourey is now on my must read author radar Bloodline was my first Jess Lourey novel and I found it to be a frighteningly Inhalant, Whippet, and Popper Abuse engaging read which I highly recommend Set in the late 1960s our main character is Joan an independent collegeducated journalist working for the Minneapolis Star a This was one of the creepiest and strangest thrillers I have read in a while I like Jess Loury s writing a great deal This story is not typical of most thrillers which is good It is like a cross between Rosemary s Baby and the movie Get Out It does strain the imagination a bit but overall it was hard to put down and the nding was satisfying Loury again uses an old Minnesota crime for the basis of her story Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for
THIS FREE ARC IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW free ARC in xchange for an honest review is an awesome book First it takes place in the late 60s but the writing style is totally contemporary and accessible yet also very accurate to the time It s a major pet peeve of mine when a period book tries too hard to Split Second emulate the speech of thera and FISTOGRAPHY Newcastle Australia 1994 2004 ends up sounding stilted Second Rosemary s Baby is one o Have youver been asked if you have a smokeThankfully I don t smoke but this book has me uestioning than just smoke fog mirrors but also Bloodlines and ironically I would uestion than just one part of that scenario but that s just meI ll carry on with this fact not Civil War Blacksmithing everything is perfect though it appears as such from afarAfter all it s the late 60 s and as a journalist Joan is not only in love with her fiance but pregnant and yes. E she’sager to settle down Lilydale’s motto “Come Home Forever” couldn’t be invitingAnd yet something is off in the picture perfect villageThe friendliness borders on intrusive Joan can’t shake the feeling that very move she makes is being tracked An archaic organization still seems to hold the town .
1968 a small tight knit town a pregnant journalist and lots of deep dark secrets I am a Jess Lourey fan but this novel took her writing to the next level Based
ON A TRUE STORY BLOODLINE ISa true story Bloodline is incredibly well written thriller that skillfully leads readers through a seemingly normal couple s move from big city to small town life When Joan and Deck move to small town Lilydale after Joan got mugged in Minneapolis adjusting to small town life was just that an adjustment But what Joan didn t know at first was that this very tight community had secrets that somehow included HERLOUREY SKILLFULLY BUILDS CHARACTERS WITH DESCRIPTIONS THAT MADE ME skillfully builds characters with descriptions that made me a little bit at times and that is part of the beauty of this novel The residents of Lilydale are colorful in ways than one and as Joan meets and gets to know ach resident she discovers another piece of the puzzle that Lilydale has to share The main character Joan is an amazingly strong female who is able to rise above what Lilydale Economie : on n'a pas tout essay ! expects of her She is smart and savvy knows how to play the game when she needs to and not compromise herself in the process And she has a cat Slow Henry was also obviously one of my favorite characters in the bookI have come toxpect Serpent symbolism in the Old Testament A linguistic archaeological and literary study excellence from Jess Lourey and this was noxception I stayed up late and got up uantum Incident uantum early to finish Bloodline and did not have the dark twists of this story figured out at all Kudos to Lourey for weaving yet another spellbinding story for her long time fans and new fans to read Do Not Miss This One I count it as the best book I have read in 2020 so farSpecial thanks to NetGalley Thomas Mercer Jess Lourey for the ARC Joan Harken never imagined living in a small town Raised by a single mother they were a close knit team of two who moved often from one city to the next Joan considers herself an independent woman with career goalsven though the book takes place in the sixties All that changes when two Finding Chika A Little Girl an Earthuake and the Making of a Family events shake Joan s foundation to the core When her boyfriend Deck suggests that they leave the city for a simpler safer life in his hometown not only does Joan say yes shembraces the move After all Joan is pregnant and would like her baby to grow up in a stable community There is Confesiones de un Forense: Basado en hechos reales (Spanish Edition) even a local paper and Joan feels certain that she can get a job there and not abandon her dream of being a journalistDeck swears that Lilydale is the perfect place to raise a family But from the moment they arrive Joan is uestioning. Perfect town Perfect homes Perfect families It’snough to drive some women madIn a tale inspired by real vents pregnant journalist Joan Harken is cautiously xcited to follow her fiancé back to his Minnesota hometown After spending a childhood on the move and chasing the screams and swirls of news rich city lif. Lonely Planet South Africa Lesotho Swaziland end I loved the character of Joan She s smart ambitious but no match for Lilydale s conniving townsfolk or is she Thending of this book was super creepy but put together very well I did not see the twist towards the The Magnolia Sword A Ballad of Mulan end coming turning all my self made theories on their heads This book was inspired by realvents so it made a compelling read for meThank you NetGalley Thomas Mercer Jess Lourey for an arc Review to come closer to pub day but wow amazing I should know better than to pick up a new Jess Lourey book thinking I ll just peek at the first few pages and get then back to the book I was reading Six hours later it s three in the morning and I m racing through the last few chapters unable to sleep until I know how it all nds Set in an idyllic small town rooted in family history and horrific secrets Bloodline is Pleasantville meets Rosemary s Baby A deeply unsettling darkly unnerving and utterly compelling novel this book chilled me to the core and I loved very bit of it This book reminded me a lot of Rosemary s Baby and The Stepford Wives There were too many similarities for me to overlook including the main character getting a haircut just like Mia Farrow This would appeal to readers who haven t read the aforementioned books or seen the movies I did Perto do Coração Selvagem enjoy thending which was definitely creepy and satisfyingThank you Netgalley Thomas Mercer for an Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories e galley. N thrall So does the sinister secret of a little boy who vanished decades ago And unless Joan is imagining things a frighteningly familiar figure from her past is on watch in the shadowsHer fiancé tells her she’s being paranoid He might be right Then again she might have moved to the deadliest small town onart.