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All The Good Girls
by Willow Rose
Pub DateJan 13 2020
Buoy Media LLC
Mystery & Thrillers

Buoy Medis LLC and Netgalley have provided me with a copy of All the Good Girls for review:

The Miami PD's homicide squad detective Harry Hunter takes on a case that no one asked him to investigate.

On a boat, four teenagers from an affluent Miami neighborhood are murdered. A third is found in a dumpster. All five of them go to the same school and are on a list of witnesses to another crime.Five of them attend the same school and are witnesses to another crime.

Despite Harry's poor standing with his boss, he is given the task of protecting a possible future victim, but he isn't always known to follow directions.

He will soon risk everything to stop a killer who has terrified everyone else on the homicide squad.

I give All the Good Girls four out of five Stars!

Happy Reading!

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Thank you Netgalley, Willow Rose and Buoy Media LLC for the eArc of All The Good girls.

I've read some of Willow Rose's books before, The Detective Billie Ann Wilde series which have been released in early 2024. So I was looking forward to reading All The Good Girls. Taking into consideration this book was originally published/released in 2020 and the first book in the Harry Hunter series ( 7 book in total ) I really enjoyed this fast paced police protocol mystery thriller. I thought it was well paced and didn't really let up. Like a wind up car and it just keeps going under its own momentum. I would say that this book is mainly plot driven but Im also intrigued to pick up the rest of the series as there is enough character base of Harry to pull my interest. This book maybe not as well defined and complex as the recent series Ive picked up. Its still a great quick read.

I did also listen to a snippet of the audio version which is narrated by Christopher Romance. He did a great job narrating this book with his very upbeat tone which suited the pace of the book.

3.5 rounded to 4 for Netgalley/Amazon/Waterstones

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"All the Good Girls" by Willow Rose introduces readers to Detective Harry Hunter of the Miami PD's homicide squad, a man grappling with personal trauma while navigating a complex investigation. Willow Rose, known for her gripping thrillers, delivers yet another compelling narrative filled with surprises and twists. As a seasoned thriller reader, I found myself captivated by the story's unexpected turns, particularly in identifying the "bad guy." The first installment in the Detective Harry Hunter series, this novel is a testament to Rose's ability to craft suspenseful police procedurals with heart.

The character of Harry Hunter is deeply human, struggling to balance his personal life, including caring for his comatose wife, with the demands of his profession. Rose deftly weaves together elements of suspense and emotion, making it impossible to put the book down. While the narrative unfolds with intensity, there are also moments of vulnerability and reflection that add depth to the story.

As with any book in the thriller genre, there are challenges, but Rose's skillful storytelling keeps readers engaged. While some may find certain aspects predictable, the overall experience is satisfying and immersive.

In conclusion, "All the Good Girls" is a must-read for fans of police suspense novels, showcasing Willow Rose's talent for crafting compelling narratives with unexpected twists. I eagerly anticipate delving further into the Detective Harry Hunter series and exploring the mysteries that lie ahead. Thank you to Buoy Media for providing this book for review consideration via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

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Have read many of Willow Rose's stories. Harry is a nice addition to the line up. character is interesting and story lines keep you interested. Will be watching for more

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Compulsive and gripping! Suspenseful, addictive and complex! A very well-written book with wonderfully-interesting characters. The suspense builds at just the right pace as the story unfolds. Will keep you swiping the pages furiously. Worthy of your TBR list.

*I received a complimentary ARC of this book from in order to read and provide a voluntary and honest review, should I choose to do so.

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This read was a thrilling ride, full of action and surprises. This book kept me guessing and left me so stressed on that cliffhanger!

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Willow Rose delivers a gripping and intense crime thriller with "All The Good Girls," featuring Detective Harry Hunter of Miami PD's homicide squad. This pulse-pounding narrative, filled with suspense and unpredictable twists, earns a solid four stars for its engaging storyline, well-crafted characters, and the relentless pursuit of justice in the face of danger.

The story kicks off with a chilling crime scene—four teenagers from an affluent neighborhood brutally murdered on a boat, with another victim discovered in a dumpster. The riveting premise sets the stage for a fast-paced investigation that takes unexpected turns. The connection between the victims and their status as witnesses to a previous crime adds layers of complexity to the case.

Detective Harry Hunter, despite being in bad standing with his boss, becomes entangled in the investigation. Tasked with protecting a potential future victim, Harry's unorthodox methods and determination lead him down a perilous path. The character of Harry Hunter emerges as a compelling and flawed protagonist, adding depth to the narrative.

Rose's writing style is crisp, and the pacing of the novel is relentless, keeping readers on the edge of their seats. The tension builds steadily as Harry races against time to apprehend a killer who has the entire homicide squad on edge. The author skillfully weaves together multiple plotlines, creating a web of intrigue that keeps the reader guessing.

The novel excels in its portrayal of suspenseful moments and the psychological impact of the crimes on both the characters and the community. The author adeptly captures the atmosphere of Miami, enhancing the overall immersive experience.

While the narrative is engaging and filled with unexpected twists, some readers may find certain elements of the plot formulaic or reminiscent of familiar crime thriller tropes. Additionally, the resolution of certain subplots could benefit from further exploration to provide a more satisfying conclusion.

In conclusion, "All The Good Girls" is a compelling crime thriller that delivers intense thrills, complex characters, and a relentless pursuit of justice. Willow Rose crafts a suspenseful narrative that will appeal to fans of the genre, offering a rollercoaster of emotions and surprises. If you enjoy fast-paced crime fiction with a touch of unpredictability, this novel is a recommended read.

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This story had me hooked from the very first chapter. It was one of those fun, quick reads so I definitely can't wait to get my hands on the next book! The characters and plot were all woven so intricately together so that it made for a seamless and easy transition from me reading words on a page to watching a movie in my mind - girrrl I LOVE WHEN THAT HAPPENS!! 😁

Thanks netgalley for giving me the advanced copy so that I can share my thoughts and opinions with y'all 💛

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This is my first Willow Rose book and now I’m addicted! It’s amazing! I can’t wait to read more of her work! And I have plenty on my to be read list!

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This was an interesting book! We follow Detective Harry Hunt, who is dealing with a wife who suffered a devastating illness after a drug overdoes. Harry is angry and goes after drug dealers. However, his methods are not on the up and up, leading to him having lots of problems at work. His current case has him assigned to a student who is not the most likable character. It was a really good mystery, fast paced and well written with intriguing characters and good plot twists. Well worth the read!

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All the Good Girls is a faced paced who sone it that keeps you guessing m. It’s a fast read with a twisted story that he ne on my toes. Good read!

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Detective Harry Hunter of Miami’s PD.s homicide department already has his own demons to deal with before he throws himself into a case no one asked him to. St. Martin's Press Hen four teenagers end up dead in a boat, Harry is tasked with protecting a possible future victim. Harry is torn between following orders or chasing down the real culprit.
Good quick read.

* I received an advanced reader’s copy of this book from NetGalley and Buoy Media LLC in exchange for my honest review

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Wow. That was a breath of fresh air. This was a slow-burn and you really have to be patient to see the big picture. When you get into the story, there is no going back.

Cheers to Netgalley for the copy!

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I just finished this, I do believe it is better than other Willow Rose novels that I have read. However, I do feel that the main character was a bit too unrealistic for me. I think it was a decent read and would read it again between others.

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This was the second book by this author that I reviewed. I like that these books are set in Florida. There are not many mysteries that take place in Florida. However, that is all I like about this book. I disliked how the main character, Harry, a detective, has the seemingly magic ability to look at a photo of a crime scene and know exactly what happened without the need for forensics. It is just so unrealistic.

I also dislike the dialogue. It doesn't flow well because the author doesn't use enough contractions. Because of this, it sounds stilted,

As for the plot itself, it was just too ridiculous to be enjoyable.

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This talented author has written a novel that is intriguing…mystery and murder…family and friends…secrets…lies…red herrings…the characters are lifelike… the story moves quickly…this book was sent to me by Netgalley electronically for review.

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Thank you NetGalley for the digital copy. This was a short crime thriller that got right to the point. The crimes were poorly described and felt cheesy, like an old CSI episode. The story line was interesting with decent twists. Religious aspect throughout the book that seemed misplaced. 3 stars for a decent story line and closure at the end!

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All The Good Girls by Willow Rose is the first book in the Harry Hunter Mystery Series. This is a fast-paced murder mystery with a likable main character, even though he has lots of flaws. Harry is a detective who doesn’t always follow the rules. Five teens from the same school were witnesses to a crime. All 5 have turned up dead. Harry is given the duty of protecting the life of a possible future victim. This enthralling, page-turner is a story that’s hard to put down. Lots of action, suspense with lots of twists and turns. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
Thank you NetGalley and Buoy Media LLC for this free eARC.

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Harry hunter is a detective who stays in trouble. Not only doesn’t he show up for morning meetings but he doesn’t answer when his boss calls. Because of his lack of discipline he has put on babysitting duty. Four teenagers were murdered while boating in the bay and it’s linked to another murder that’s also linked to an accused rape the year before. So needless to say he is unhappy when he is sent to babysit the rapist, Instead of investigating the murder. Harry doesn’t let Bing toll no stop him though and investigate he does. Between caring for his invalid wife and teenage daughter investigating and babysitting he has a pretty full life but when romance rear the tad Harry isn’t exactly saying no. I loved this book I love that Harry is a Christian I love that he loves his daughter I love the plot it’s just an awesome book. Willow Rose comes up with the best stories and I guess that’s why she’s a best seller! I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher but I am leaving this review voluntarily please forgive any mistakes as I am blind to dictate my review but all opinions are definitely my own.

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I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ARC provided by Buoy Media.

This novel is the first book in Willow's Harry Hunter series. Detective Harry Hunter of Miami PD’s homicide squad throws himself into a case no one asked him to solve. Four teenagers from one of Miami's neighbourhoods are murdered on a boat and another is found in a dumpster. All five of them go to the same school and are on a list of witnesses to another crime. Since Harry is in bad standing with his boss, Harry is given the task of protecting a possible future victim, but Harry is not always known to follow his boss's orders. He risks everything while racing to stop a killer who has left everyone else in the homicide squad shaking in terror.

After reading the summary I was so excited to read this book, but it had no potential and I am honestly disappointed. I just think the plot was just a bit basic for me and it was a fast paced crime mystery (only a little over a hundred pages). None of the victims appear that likeable and I just felt I knew more about Harry's personal struggles than the investigation he was not working but decides to work on. I honestly would not recommend this book, but if you are interested in reading this book, it is only about one hundred pages, so it will be a quick read.

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