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I love books by Willow Rose and in the past I found it hard to find a favorite but this one certainly ranks up there in the top three. In the future if I have to recommend a book for people to introduce them to this author it will definitely be this one. I love this series I love how much Ava Ray loves her children and then this book her having children helps her get the confession she needs to find the killer. This was so good I didn’t do a summary because so many others have enters no way I could’ve done better just know if you’re looking for a great mystery read Say It Isn’t So by willow rose in the Eva Ray mysteries Siri‘s you can read it definitely as a standalone but she is a great character and it is been interesting to see her grow and her family grow. I highly recommend this book and now I have to wait for the next one. I received this book from NetGalley and Buoy Media and Willow Rose, r but I am leaving this review voluntarily please forgive any mistakes as I am blind and dictate my review.

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This is my 1st book by the author i like the storyline. Thanx to NetGalley for approving my request. The book is a short thriller where two girls were missing in a cruise and both parents accused each other of kidnapping. Passengers are not allowed of board and everyone is disturbed but may be the killer is among them. The book don't have lots of twist and the story is a short thriller but i enjoy reading it. Definitely recommend to the readers of short mysteries.

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Thank you NetGalley and Buoy Media for the eARC.
Never having been on a cruise, I was curious to read this book about a 10-year old girl going on a cruise with her family.
Unfortunately, after a quarter of the book I realized I didn't like it and went to the end. Sorry!

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This book was full of twists and turns and kept you second guessing what you thought you knew. I enjoyed this easy to read thriller.

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My bad for not realising this was part of a series, but in saying that I enjoyed this enough that I'm going to buy book 1 from the kindle store.

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Great mystery and fantastic intrigue…the father and the mother cannot be believed …red herrings abound…the protagonist is likable and a genius at unearthing clues…solving cases…the family…children…friends…romance…family dynamics…a cruise ship with angry passengers wanting to leave the ship…prisoners because of a murder and a missing child…oh, the sadness…hysterics…who is guilty? Who is. Innocent? Willow Rose is an author who has written a cannot put down story…a page turner…I liked this book. It does come to a surprising ending…I never guessed…this book was sent to me electronically by Netgalley for review. Thanks to the publisher and the author. Enjoy…

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In Say It Isn't So, the 12th book in Willow Rose's Eva Rae Thomas series, Eva Rae is brought in to investigate a rather perplexing mystery abroad a cruise ship. It should have been a dream vacation, but when two children and their mom go missing it turns into an absolute nightmare. When the mother turns up she blames her husband, he blames her, and of course beyond them there are plenty of other suspects on hand. And with the ship on lockdown the rest of passengers none too happy. As with all the books in this series, the story is wild with a ton of twists that took me by surprise. Thanks to Buoy Media and NetGalley for the chance to read an ARC of Say It Isn’t So.

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I fully admit I've been on a few cruises in my life and love them, I can only imagine the experience would be vastly different if there had been crimes on board, especially the type of crimes we find in this book.

With a dual timeline that was fairly easy to follow we have the story of Bryan an NFL player, and his wife Tina who may or may not be a tad shy of needing a stay in one of those nice places people go for "exhaustion" and their two children, Becky and Nicky.

The trouble starts shortly after Bryan and Tina get married and she makes some troubling comments to his family and seems to get more and more radical as the marriage goes on.

They decide to take a family cruise, Becky being ten years old was excited about the ship and the ports and the private island with the water park, her little sister Nicky was just happy to be getting time with her whole family and being well a three year old.

All of this brings us to the plot of this twisty tale of who did what, with everything from kidnapping to murder this one kept me on my toes the entire time, and while this may have been my first Willow Rose book it won't be my last.

Trying to figure out who was telling the truth, who had done what, and who was out to get who kept my brain spinning in the very best of ways and was a great example of a locked room.... well ship mystery. After reading this I don't think I'll ever look at cruise ships the same way again.

Thank you to NetGalley and BuoyMedia for providing a copy of this ebook, I have voluntarily read and reviewed it and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Whoa! Say It Isn't So, by Willow Rose, is one heck of a unique take on the modern suspense. Conspiracy theories are woven throughout the story and keep you on the edge of your seat all the way to the twist at the end. There were parts where I would have liked more detail about some of the "hows and whys" but otherwise, it's a great read.
Bryan, Tina and their children are on their first ever cruise as a family. It's supposed to be a dream vacation but things got off to a rocky start and they can't stop fighting. Then things get much, much worse!
Enter Eva Rae Thomas, FBI Profiler. She's been brought in to help the captain and local authorities make sense of a possible kidnapping. Unfortunately, not only aren't the parents being helpful, they're actively making matters worse.
Plus, since the other passengers have been forced to stay on the ship, they are quickly turning into an angry mob.
Eva is working as fast as she can to no avail. So, she's forced to call in reinforcements. She just hopes the team will be able to stop further catastrophe.

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Say It Isn’t So by Willow Rose is the 12th book of the Eva Rae Thomas series. Two children go missing on family cruise and one ends up dead. Eva Rae is brought in to investigate. The parents accuse each other, and there are a lot of angry passengers that aren’t allowed to leave the ship. Willow Rose does not disappoint with this action packed, nail biter. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. With many, many suspects it’s impossible to guess who the killer is right up to the shocking end. I whole heartedly recommend this book and all of Willow Rose’s books.

Thank you to NetGalley, Buoy Media and the author for the ARC!

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The newest Eva Rae Thomas mystery finds her investigating when two children go missing on a cruise ship. I love mysteries but struggled to get into the plot here. I also hadn't read any in this series before and had no introduction to the character, which would've been nice.

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Catastrophes at sea happen more often than we know. The author has highlighted the possibility of a murderer on board and has written a great murder mystery set at sea and incorporated unforeseen twists.

In a nutshell: While on a family vacation onboard a luxury cruise ship, two young passengers go missing.

I’m always cautious about books that focus on harm done to children, so I did read with trepidation. I must have been thoroughly engaged in the story as I kept reading despite a big shock that I hadn’t anticipated.

The characters are unreliable and unlikeable, making it easy for readers to add them to their suspect list and the varying points of view offer readers more insight into their armchair investigative work. The shifting points of view occur within chapters and without warning, so this book will keep readers on their toes!

An avid cruiser, I found parts of this mystery lacked the research to make it believable. Two of my main concerns are with the investigative team and the cruise card use. I couldn’t believe that the investigative team failed to check the RFID access to the cabins! I also couldn’t believe that the female cabin steward was being referred to as a cleaning lady. Furthermore, her ability to exist on the ship without her card and her opportunity to invite family onboard three times during a contract are unbelievable. There were a few other instances of misinformation which could have been cleared up with surface-level research.

Regardless, I am thankful for the opportunity to read a book centered around my favourite type of holiday - a cruise.

I was gifted this book by Buoy Media and NetGalley and was under no obligation to provide a review.

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