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Everything She Feared

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What a fun quick thriller! Anna, teenage babysitter of Katie, falls off a cliff while trying to take the perfect selfie. Katie is the only witness and the last one to see her alive. Katies mom is concerned though, this isnt the first death that Katie is linked to. Is it an accident or is it a trend linked to her own past?
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This one came out of nowhere and I liked wayyyyy more than I was expecting to. The characters were solidly written and the plot moved at a great pace. Just enough details to keep an amateur sleuth guessing!
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Are we destined to follow in the footsteps (good or even evil) of our ancestors? An interesting premise, explored by this author, as we meet nine-year-old Kate Harmon, with her very complicated parentage, who happens to be the only witness to a horrific fatal event. An event which may have been a tragic accident, but perhaps could be something more.  As we learn, little by little, Katie’s genealogical history, we find ourselves compelled to consider her duplicity.  As is the case as the characters Katie is surrounded with in this book discover. And none more hauntingly than Katie’s own tormented mother.

Written as a combination police procedural, from the POV of newly promoted Detective Kim Pierce, who is leading this, her first major case, and a domestic thriller following the families of perpetrators and victims of a historical serial killing spree with what may or may not be a connection to the current day accident or crime.

A twisty read which will keep you guessing, and a slow burn, this reader found the plot well thought-out and the premise appealing, although the pacing and the characterization of this story did not stand out.

A great big thank you to the publisher for an ARC of the book. All thoughts presented are my own. 

*** three and a half stars
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As an ER nurse, I've seen mothers who are afraid of their children. This book really resonated with me for that fact alone. I could envision what Sara might be feeling and how frightening it must be. Caught between protecting your child and protecting everyone else, the decisions Sara makes will have an impact on everyone around her. I would never wish this on anyone!
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I am so thankful to Harlequin Trade Publishing/MIRA, Rick Mofina, and NetGalley for getting advanced digital and physical copies of his book before publication day. What a seriously twisted and demented tale needing to be told. I am literally living for this book.
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This was the first book I have read by this author, and it won't be the last! Quite a few twists and turns here, and a fair few red herrings. I never expected the ending, either. All the characters were well-written, the dialogue made sense, and the book kept me interested from beginning to end, and none of my theories were true!  This was a great multi-point of view story, helped along by flashbacks and a true crime podcast, as well as an amateur investigator, who happens to be the brother of a victim covered in the podcast.  I look forward to reading more books by this author, if they're all as good as this one!

Thank you, NetGalley, for the chance to read and review this ebook. All  opinions are expressed freely and are my own.
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This is my first Rick Mofina book and I am so glad that I chose to read it. Everything She Feared follows the suspected accidental death of Anna. However, it is so much more than a suspicious accidental death as it is also following the story of the couple serial killers the Vrykers, specifically that of Magda and her daughter. 

When I first started to read the story, I found it to be a bit disjointed because it kept going back and forth between the death of Anna, case files on murders committed by the Vrykers and the search for Magda and her daughter. It takes a while to draw any connections between these three stories.

With that being said, I enjoyed this book. Once I was able to figure out how all aspects of the story were connected, then it was much easier to follow and to be drawn into the story. Before that happened, I found myself skipping over bits and pieces where I didn't understand how it fit into the story.

Rick Mofina creates a storyline that creates intrigue in the reader. It makes it so you do not want to put the book down because you want to know what happens next. 

Rating 4 out of 5. I would pick up another Rick Mofina book if it was as good as this one. I am giving it a 4 out of 5 though because of the disjointed beginning.
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Everything She Feared by Rick Mofina
A story that keeps you guessing was Katie guilty or not of pushing her friend/babysitter over the edge. Great story lots of characters and different points of view but still a fast read. Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this and leave my opinion.
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A teenager’s supposedly accidental death by falling off a cliff becomes immensely more complicated when the detectives investigating her case are convinced that it was no accident. Could the young girl who was the only witness actually be responsible? A very tangled web of evil and deception is exposed as this very twisted story unfolds. Mofina does an excellent job of weaving an intricate backstory and creating suspense.
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FIRST LINE: "Seventeen-year-old Anna Shaw didn't want to die."

THE STORY: A strong and ambiguous opening draws the reader into "Everything She Feared" and the pages keep turning. A teen falls taking a selfie at the edge of a cliff. The last thing she sees is nine year old Katie Harmon looking down at her.

Using a variety of points of view, the story is a puzzle with bits and pieces carefully shared throughout. The worry is, "Was Katie involved?" This all turns out to be much more complicated and there are many characters to follow from detectives, therapists, true-crime podcasters, and a journalist researching the death of his sister.

WHAT I THOUGHT: This was my first (and probably last) Rick Mofina. His writing style is repetitive which works for most readers, but some will find overdone. He did his research on police procedures in Washington State and beyond. My other comment is the ending seems to happen quickly although I was finally able to stop holding my breath. He does know how to touch his readers and I would give this book a 3.5

BOTTOM LINE: RECOMMENDED for mystery/thriller readers. If you find you enjoy Mofina, he has written many books in several series and has a devoted following.

DISCLAIMER: A copy of was provided to me by Harlequin Trade Publishing/Mira /NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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My mind is blown away at the talent of this author whom I had never read before now! (How did I miss this one?!?) The plot is so intricately woven, the suspense so intense and the message so powerful that I literally had difficulty putting this book down. Sara Harmon has a secret past, one that terrifies her and keeps her awake at night. Her one goal in life is to protect her young daughter Katie from the truth about the past and how it could affect her future. Unfortunately, when Katie’s babysitter Anna dies in a freak fall at a local park, the protection starts to unravel as does Sara and her hiding from the truth. There are so many facets to this multi-layered story, but I think my favorite was the one about Ryan Gardner, an investigative reported determined to find out what happened to his older sister Carrie. His queries take him into a dark world of serial killers, secrets, lies and manipulation and is totally intriguing. I enjoyed meeting the characters and felt as though I were reading a true crime novel, so detailed were the descriptions of the police procedures and the settings. This book is part thriller, part suspense, part police procedural and all entertainment rolled up into one propulsive story that has depth and head-spinning twists. I cannot recommend this book highly enough and plan to look for other books by this author since I know that I can count on him for crackling tension and a brilliantly woven plot. 
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guidelines Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”
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This was my first time reading a book by this author and it was really a good one!   This was an interesting multi-layered  mystery with a creepy kid!  There are quite a few people to keep up with who they are but I managed that ok - re-read a chapter or two.   I look forward to reading more books from this author!
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I usually love Rick Mofina books, and although the writing and storyline of this book was intriguing and engaging, I had a really difficult time getting into it due to all the characters and multiple point of views. 
Overall I enjoyed the creepy kid storyline and the book as a whole! 

Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC of this book!
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Fluffer My Nutter! 😳😯🤯😳🤯

⊰ 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐑𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐌𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐚 ⊱
Can a child be capable of murder? The old age dilemma of nature vs nurture. And Mofina yet again nails his suspenseful thriller with this conundrum of a plot! I was beyond invested and enveloped in another of genius Mofina's novels. He never lets me down and comes up with the most original & twisted plots that are so believable and feel so realistic. How he comes up with such wickedly planned ideas are nothing short of brilliance. You'll be sucked in & spit out with one unbelievable gasp-filled ride that leaves to such a mind-bending twist of an end you're sure to end up with whiplash! Believe me when I say, you NEED this book because it will destroy alllll your plans for the day! 😂 Be ready to be absolutely shook like a cocktail shaker in the best way. 

Thank you to NetGalley & Harlequin Trade Publishing for this ARC.
Release Date: Out Now!

𝐌𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐭: 4.5 / 5 Full Moons! 🌕
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I highly recommend this suspenseful mystery by Rick Mofina. He never disappoints!
Multi-layered with riveting suspense makes this novel unputdownable!
Can violence and evil be inherited?
Nine year old Katie watches as Anna, her teenage babysitter, falls over a cliff while trying to take a selfie. Could Katie be to blame?
The author keeps us guessing until the very end.

Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin Trade Publishing/MIRA for an arc of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
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This one was mixed for me. I liked the premise and the writing style was easy to follow but there were too many characters and, in my view, too much was going on with various plot-lines. As a result, it made the novel feel longer than it should have been. The ending was not a total surprise. This was an average read for me.

Thanks to MIRA and Netgalley for this complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
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GEEZ, this guy can write a book! I feel like he is very underrated. Hopefully I'm wrong about that. Any fan of fast-paced thrillers usually based around a family type situation will love him. AND he has about a million books, most of which I have read so I can speak! But I digress...... The story grabbed me from the very beginning. Creepy kid? COOL! Count me in! A babysitter taking a selfie falls to her death off a cliff and the last person she sees is the kid she is babysitting. But there is more. It is a family story, police procedural and a bit of a true crime podcast also. This all sounds like a lot but it all comes together well. Rick Mofina knows what he is doing and like I said, he has a LOT of other books so read this, then go back and read some more!

Thank you to #NetGalley, Rick Mofina and Harlequin Trade Publishing MIRA for this ARC. All opinions are my own. 
I have posted my review to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Instagram, Facebook and various other retail and social media sites upon publication.
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I just started reading this book and from the opening sentence I cannot put it down!! Rick Mofina is a master of suspense. I guarantee you will. To be able to put this book down until the very last page!! Thanks for the advanced copy!
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This was a very different and interesting story.  But, there was just so much going on within the story with so many characters that it was a bit hard getting through.  That’s not saying I didn’t like the book.  I just feel the book dragged on a bit longer than necessary.  I also got confused about certain things that happened.
Overall, a ok read for me.
Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher and author for the opportunity to read this book for my honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own.
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Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read this ARC of Everything She Feared.  I have to say, I really enjoyed this book.  There were times in the first half that the story was a bit slow to "get to the point" and the tension building stalled a bit as a result, but it was still very well written.  Once the story started to slowly reveal the truth piece by piece, the tension was well maintained and there were some surprises that made this book a satisfying read.  I liked how the perspective was split between the main characters (Sara and her daughter Katie) as well as the police detectives (Pierce and Benton).  Then we got to see things from a third perspective, the brother of one of the murder victims at the heart of the main storyline.    I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone that likes a good mystery book!  I'm definitely going to be checking out more books by this author.  My true rating would actually be 4.5 if I was able to do it.
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