Jody Gehrman é 5 eviewI buddy ead The Girls Weekend with Julie JuJu and she summed it up wellIt definitely wasn t a deep thought provoking book but it kept my attentionlike a bad soap opera June and her friends make so many bad decisions one after another Once I got over the fact they were never going to do the smart thing I just settled in for the wild weekend went with the flow and enjoyed the story June Sadie Amy Kimi and Em are 38 ish year old college best friendsfrenemies spending a long weekend at Sadie s estate for Amy s baby shower Sadie s husband who first asked June to marry him before he married Sadie is staying down at the beach house But Sadie won Sadie has it all wealth from her best selling children s books Ethan the guy both Sadie and June fawned over during their college years something to lord over each and every person there and an ego that won t let her be bested by anyone else It doesn t take long to figure out that almost everyone at the estate is messed up June s boyfriend has just dumped her by text and she has never gotten along with Sadie eally They were like competition to each other which helped them both to be better at what they were doing June still has a crush on Ethan not having expected him to un to Sadie the minute she turned down his marriage proposal all those years ago Kimi likes her drugs and drink Amy s baby daddy was a one night stand Em has a secret that Sadie is going to make public and Dakota seems to hate her mom Ethan isn t just at the beach house for this weekend but instead he and Sadie are estranged Then there is the landscaper who lives on the property Leo has his own secrets that he s not eady to discuss with June or anyone else After an evening of drinking where all the women seem to have been drugged with something that had them A Wizard in Love running wild but notemembering what happened they wake to Sadie missing and blood on the walls and floor But don t worry drugged drinks one night doesn t keep them from drinking the next night They also take their time calling the cops which made no sense to meso that s where I just zipped my brain and just went along for the ide Once the cops are involved June is prime suspect because she had visited Ethan s cabin the first night she was there But never fear everybody has a motive for doing harm to manipulative bossy greedy grabby Sadie so this who done it is wide open for guessing who did it Publication August 11th 2020Thank you to Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley for this ARC Nope no suspense or surprise for meI had a hard time with this novel from the beginning I wouldn t have finished it if it wasn t a eview copyThe synopsis sounded like a novel that would suit me but it failed in every way I hated all the characters and couldn t connect June was so annoying that my eyes were Tigers in Normandy rolling non stop but the other girls weren t much better Very slow very mild mystery that was far fetched I m going to stop here because this was a huge struggle from beginning to end Thanks to NG for my advanced copy OUT in June 2020 EXCERPT Theest of the night is a series of blurred snapshots the feel of someone s warm lips closing over mine Hands in my hair Golden light all around us There are large black patches where everything goes dark I can see myself sitting on a beach The stars pulse with clear silver joy I can feel their happiness coursing through my body There s
Cold Sand Beneath My Toessand beneath my toes is braiding my hair A scream high and sharp full of panic my throat aches as I scream high and sharp full of panic my throat aches as I it s coming from me These are the fragments I m left with shards of sensation broken and scattered I m aware only of the gaps the dark places where my memories crouch unwilling to be coaxed into the light ABOUT THIS BOOK June Moody a thirty something English professor just wants to get away from her Presidential Secrecy and the Law recent breakup andeunite with girlfriends over summer break Her old friend and longtime nemesis Sadie MacTavish a mega successful author invites June and her college friends to a baby shower at her sprawling estate in the San Juan Islands June is less than thrilled to spend time with Sadie and her husband June s former crush but agrees to goThe party gets off to a shaky start when old grudges esurface but when they wake the next morning they find something worse Sadie is missing the house is in shambles and bloodstains mar the staircase None of them has any memory of the night before they wonder if they were drugged Everyone s a suspect Since June had a secret endezvous with Sadie s husband she has plenty of Hume on Religion reason to suspect herself Apparently so do the copsMY THOUGHTS Brooding No Atmospheric No Suspenseful Mildly in parts Interesting like a carwreck Yes Ieally didn t like this book but I just had to keep eading it although I must admit to doing a fair bit of skimming around halfway The characters are just awful Obnoxious Self obsessed Insecure Jealous of one another People you love to hate I felt like I was eading about teenagers City Schools: Lessons from New York rather than a group of supposedly mature women Bitchy Manipulative Sulky Drama ueens They do not like or trust one another Why would they want to spend a weekend together I wouldather have un to the other side of the world than spend a weekend with this lot The missing presumed murdered woman Sadie is the hostess Outwardly successful her life is crumbling around her She is a control freak Her daughter is leaving home her marriage falling apart Her life is becoming a is a control freak Her daughter is leaving home her marriage falling apart Her life is becoming a of tangled knots of angst as those whose lives she has controlled are wriggling free So why has she chosen now to bring her friends togetherA uick okay but not great ead Far too much dialogue But that ending That made the whole The Story Within read Theireunion just became a crime scene June Moody a thirty something English professor just wants to get away from her ecent breakup and eunite with girlfriends over summer break Her old friend and longtime nemesis Sadie MacTavish a mega successful author invites June and her college friends to a baby shower at her sprawling estate in the San Juan Islands June is less than thrilled to sp. Lmost worthwhile and bumped up my God Gave Me a Mulligan: A Journalist's Life in War and Peace rating a few points 4 TheGirlsWeekend NetGalley THE AUTHOR Jody Gehrman is a native of Northern California where she can be found writing teachingeading or obsessing over her three cats most days DISCLOSURE Thank you to Crooked Lane Books via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC of The Girls Weekend by Jody Gehrman for Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris review All opinions expressed in thiseview are entirely my own personal opinions For an explanation of my The American Academic Profession: Transformation in Contemporary Higher Education rating system pleaseefer to my Goodreadscom profile page or the about page on sandysbookadaywordpresscom This eview and others are also published on Twitter Instagram and my webpage Hangover meets Knives Out waltzes with And Then There Were None vibes A great summary of vacation book Best 5 friends eunion at least likeable but wealthier one s estate in the San Juan Islands But the least likeable aka control freak bitch disappears Her 17 year daughter of the least likeable and now missing probably murdered friend is annoying than her mother yes she eminds us of Rosemary s baby we haven t seen herhis image and Polanski s movie but as you think about the father with horns and long tail you may imagine what kind of child she will become and the desperate father hits on main heroine JuneI didn t introduce you those five women once upon a time living dangerously thick as thieves but ight now every of them are facing their troubled adulthood June community college English professor indie author her book is not shelved any dumped by a text comes from bastard boyfriend who Jewish Thought, Utopia, and Revolution runs with his half aged girlfriend to Amsterdam Now she needs to accept her ex best friend and old nemesis Sadie s invitation The very same woman who got married her love of her life after sheejected his marriage proposal same man hitting on her throughout their holiday gathering Sadie seems like have it all June s ex lover Ethan as charming husband a beautiful also Chucky s bridedaughter Dakota A Kangaroo's Life reminded me of Dakota Johnson who gets aggressive when she finds out her mother Melanieejects to watch her amazing performance at FSOG a mansion a ising career at the literature industry Of course June is jealous about her June s bestie Em is also having her dream career and a great elationship cool casual loyal but she keeps a big secret from her past only Sadie knows Amy is suffering from bi polar Filosofía e inmanencia related with Sadie who takes care of her and also controlling her life is pregnant that s why they gathered for her baby shower but she keeps baby s father as secret And Kimiko Japanese Italian works in her dispenseraising her problematic son a little aggressive mostly stoned with weed or drunk because of too many gin tonics one of the volatile and unpredictable characters So those girls get drunk and afterwards they don t The Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia: The Drums of Life remember anything Somebodyoofied them And Sadie is nowhere to be seen There is blood on the walls So what the hell happened that night Who has been drugged them Nope not Zach Galifianakis June is prime suspect because she secretly met with Sadie s husband She hates the guts of Sadie Em hates her because Sadie will spill the beans about her big secret Amy hates her because Sadie will take her baby and Raise Baby As Hers the baby hers hates her because of common financial issues Ethan hates her they had problematic marriage and Dakota hates her because she already casted as Anastasia Steel but her mother wants to end her and Dakota hates her because she already casted as Anastasia Steel but her mother wants to end her career Ha ha I tested you to make sure you e still eading Nope her mother pushes her go to Yale but she wants to be actress and get her education at UCLASo everyone can be murderer and everyone has motive So who did it What I hate about the book Too many annoying characters and predictable conclusion What I like about the book It was fun when all those crazy women got tense and started to fight with each other It was like Murder in Gutenthal regular episode of Bachelor I got my popcorn accompanied with Cabernet when I waseading those parts and laughed so hard I wish they start to fist fight or pull each other s hair I know I m so bad The fast pacing claustrophobic one place mystery with high tension picked my interest and I never got bored till the end It was easy entertaining One of Our Thursdays Is Missing riveting page turnerI went back and forth between three and four stars but I guess it was better than most of my mediocre books let s meet in the middle and call them Switzerland books so I mounding up 35 stars to 4 Special thanks to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for sharing this entertaining ARC in exchange my honest On the Field of Glory: an Historical Novel of the Time of King John Sobieski reviewbloginstagramfacebooktwitter Theireunion just became a crime scene Getting together with your friends from college sound like fun Lassie Come-Home right Except when the host is your old nemesis who married the man you once dated and gasp turned down June Moody is an English professor who had big dreams of becoming a successful author Her nemesis Sadie married June s ex and went on to become a successful author whose children s books have been made into popular movies Begrudgingly she agrees to attend the weekendSadie has it all a handsome husband a successful writing career a beautiful daughter who is about to go to college and a beautiful home She has invited her college friends to her home for a girl s weekendThe weekend gets off to an awkward start and after a night of drinking the women wake up with mega hangovers and very little memory of what occurred the night before Glimpses of memories here and there but nothing solid When they slowly begin toegroup they find Sadie is missing the house is The People from the Sea ransacked and there are bloodstainsSoon the police are called in and as the investigation begins so does the suspicions bickering and feelings of dre. End time with Sadie and her husband June's former crush but agrees to goThe party gets off to a shaky start when old grudgesesurface but when they wake the next morning they find something worse Sadie is missing the house is in shambles and bloodstains mar the staircase None of them has any memory of the night before; they wonder if they were drugged Everyone's a suspect Since June had .
AdWhere is Sadie What happened to herThis was a fast St Lucy's Home For Girls Raised By Wolves read that didn t disappoint The synopsis is intriguing and as soon as the bickering started thingseally got interesting Fairly early on I had a suspect in mind and was ight but still enjoyed how this book played out This is pure entertainment This book doesn t euire much thinking just curling up in one s favorite Mr. Majeika and the Dinner Lady and Mr. Majeika and the Music Teacher reading chair I like to think of this as a guilty pleasure book Everyone appears to have a motive everyone has gaps in her memory but is one of them lying hmmFun entertaining captivating and a fasteadThank you to Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest Twilight of the Idols review All the thoughts and opinions are my own The Girls Weekend is a 2020elease by Jody Gehrman a new author to me I found the book on NetGalley and thought it would be a clever thriller to Ninth City Burning (War of the Realms, read this week I enjoyed the book and ended up allotting 35 stars as it was a good story but didn t fully pop or surprise me at any point That said Iecommend it as a solid thriller and suspense novel for fans of this genreFive college friends lost touch over 20 years Some stayed close others drifted the missing years are a little murky When one is pregnant another throws a weekend bash to celebrate and Der Ritter und die Bastardtochter reunite During the course of the evening secrets come out blood appears on the wall and people go missing What happened that night Someone drugged the others or an outsider sneaked in and drugged the whole group Toss in a husband a daughter a boyfriend and a curious landscaper you ve got a cast of 10 potential culprits or is the missing woman faking her deathThe story is easy toead The writing is good and it kept me interested I kept waiting for the major shocker but it never uite came I had expected some illicit Chinaberries and Crows relationship or secret popping up Instead we knew the basics but figuring out how those played into someone s disappearance andor death was the puzzle placed before us I nevereally connected with any of the characters enough to wish they would be innocent Our narrator the main girl who never wanted to attend the event is a bit wishy washy and one of the other girls is so erratic I couldn t understand why anyone would choose to befriend her So given all those things I couldn t push it up to a 4 as a eally great eadI did like the setting and the dialog felt Blessed Are the Wicked real I wouldead another book by this author as I think maybe this story was just a little underwhelming for me The est was all good I love love love a closed oom mystery and I enjoyed the writing dialogue and characterizations in this book I fear however that it needed a few characters in order to successfully pull off a surprise endingI suspected early the who and why but it was still a very enjoyable ead and I still ecommend stronglyThank you to Jody Gerham Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley for giving me this ARC in exchange for an honest eview 375Attention ladies It s time for the old gang to eunite A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE SPRAWLING ESTATE BELONGING TO ONE getaway to the sprawling estate belonging To One The Most Successful In The one the most successful in the Hmmmm let me thinkcan t
imagine there would be hard feelings or jealousy After allthey are all friendsrightAfter a sleeping off athere would be hard feelings or jealousy After allthey are all friendsrightAfter a sleeping off a of hard partying they awaken to the disturbing news that one of their fellow merry makers has disappeared Was she murdered Well maybe that huge smear of blood on the wall is a subtle clue I was locked in from the start The mystery was set up perfectly And while it was a fun light mystery I felt like I needed just a bit I ve enjoyed Jody Gehrman s books in the past and will definitely be watching for her next Reform, Red Scare, and Ruin releaseThank you to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for an ARC toead and Grauwacht reviewExpected date of publication August 11 2020 I was expecting something gritty and salacioustheeality of The Girls Weekend was uite differentI m so drawn to books like this one because I elate so deeply to the stage of life depictedmiddle age women spending time with old friends and eliving their youth Unfortunately this particular story didn t Lies, Damned Lies, and History resonate at all At it s heart this is a lockedoom mystery but there weren t enough characters to make it much of a mystery at all I suspected the antagonist very early on but kept thinking to myselfthat s way too obvious Surely I m not The New World right I held out hope until the final pages I wasight Beyond that the dialogue was super cheesy I was fully expecting one of the women to break out in a You Wouldn't Want to Be an Inca Mummy!: A One-way Journey You'd Rather Not Make raspy voice and impersonate Clint Eastwood saying Go ahead Make my day I couldn telate to any of the characters all of whom were uite unlikable and lacking in common sense Thankfully the story did somehow manage to keep me turning pages so for that eason I m going to call it average and slap on a 25 star ating This might work for an ingenue to the genre but for long time suspense The Fashion Industry and Its Careers: An Introduction readers it s pretty elementary Available August 11 2020 My sincere thanks to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for myeview copy This was a pretty darn entertaining ead It wasn t incredibly deep or scary but it was efreshingly entertaining and had my attention throughout The characters felt very Auschwitz: True Tales from a Grotesque Land real to me and actuallyeminded me of a few people I know similar to Sadie our protagonist I appreciated that at one point it seemed like every character had motive and opportunity and I suspected all of them at one point which I love in a good thriller An important lesson this book teaches us is that the grass isn t always greener on the other side despite appearances I m definitely going to keep my eye open for Gehrman and go back and check out her debut I d Einführung in die germanistische Linguistik recommend this book to all of my thrillermystery enthusiasts. Secretendezvous with Sadie's husband she has plenty of クロネコ彼氏の甘え方 [Kuroneko Kareshi no Amaekata] reason to suspect herself Apparently so do the copsA Celtic knot of suspense and surprise this brooding atmospheric novel will keep you guessing as each twisteveals a new possibility It will Sneeuwwitje moet sterven remind you of friendships hidden in the depths of your own past and make you wonder how well youeally know the people you've loved the longes. .