The President’s Widow – Jeffrey Bates

Two Smart Strong Women, A Murder Investigation that too of the President of the US and the accused is the First Lady who is caught with the supposed murder weapon. What else would you like in a murder mystery novel. The president’s widow is a has a plot full of surprises twists and strong characters. Though it has strong female characters at the forefront the male characters are equally important to the pace of the story which keeps the reader bound at every page and never falters. A book that is gripping and thrilling and a must read in this times of quarantine and lockdown.
A great treat from start to end.
Though Hoyt’s story seemed irrelevant to me but it adds to the thrill and never slows the plot.
Thanks @BookTasters and Jeffrey Bates for this Book48137847._SY475_

Crossed – Shelby Haisley

Crossed by Shelby Haisley is the 3rd installment in the story of the teenager August Haven. In this book finally after intriguing the readers in the 1st 2 books some answers about August are revealed
This book is also as fast paced and from start to finish as the previous and makes the reader eager for the next one to know how it all ends. One o side it makes us eager to know the end and on the other side it makes one wish this thrill ride never ends.
I hope to see soon a movie announced on this series on the lines of the Jason Bourne series.
A non stop thrill ride for all lovers of thrillers.

The Women’s Meeting – J E London

The Women’s Meeting by J E London is the story of a psychologist who specialises in domestic violence . Though she has her own practice, a virtual pandora’s box is opened when she agrees to a woman only meeting at a local Church. The stories of each women attending the meeting are gut wrenching tales of abuse self loathing and fear While helping the women she also has to confront the hidden truths of er past and until then she cannot move on.
This book is a very hard and painful read and sometimes has to stop due to overwhelming emotions.
This is not a tale to preach or give motivational talk but a self discovery for each of the women to their potential and the truths and tries to convey the message that until one stops being the victim the circumstances will never change and hidden truths will never give the courage to do what one has to do to change the circumstances.
A very good though tough read
Thanks @Booktasters for the opportunity to review this book

The Parrot’s Perch – Karen Keilt

The Parrot’s Perch by Karen Keilt is a memoir of the testimony she gave before The Brazilian national Truth Commission (whorrich was constituted to find the truth of the atrocities committed in the time of military rule.
The account is chilling, graphic in detail as Karen narrates the sequences that turned her fairy tale life that any girl dreams of. The tortures , the beatings and rapes perpetrated by the corrupt police on Karen and her newly wed husband who were arrested on a false charge and never formally arrested or charged with just note that they were brought for questioning became a statistic in the horrific crimes committed by the state. the narrative chills your heart and there is a saying in Hindi “Rongte khade kar dena” though it literally means Gets you goosebumps (in Hindi means very horrifying and scary )
Through the narrative Karen just tells the story as she remembers and never tries to sugar coat or add more details and never asks for pity or sympathy but demands truth and justice and tries to understand why it happened and still happens She tries to get hang and move on from those more than month long horror that destroyed her almost perfect life and marriage and she had to escape from both using false means as the patriarchal society wouldn’t have allowed her either to talk about or escape from those days but her father and husband ans silently her mother too just wanted her to forget as it never happened .
Though she built a new life in US with another loving man and her son but those days still haunted her and she wanted answers.
Thanks @ReadersHouse for connecting me to the author51jSa8HgteL._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_