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Hopes or And it started really well As #the story went along though i started to #story went along though I started to interest and by the end I didn t really care or any of the characters or what happened to them The idea of the book really appealed to me but the execution did not In saying that I did not hate this book I just Hoped For From ItRaven Lane Is A Tight Knit Community for rom itRaven Lane is a tight knit community everybody knows each other and their business Esme and Benedict appear to have a charmed life Money a beautiful house and a smart daughter Until one night when Benedict hits one of the neighbours with his car As the police investigate the couple secrets and those of the neighbours come to light When the neighbour dies Benedict is arrested The Seduction of Miranda Prosper for murderThanks to Netgalley and Lake Union Publishingor my advanced copy of this book to read All opinions are
"My Own And Are In "own and are in way biased Raven Lane by Amber Cowie is a thriller novel with an average storyline The suspenseful ending is a bit unorthodox but it isn t enough to revive the stereotypical plot involving rich people with their drugs and love triangles and whatever The Warrior Princess of Pennyroyal Academy followsAcross the length of the book I encountered two grave mistakes Firstly in one of the scenes a character picks up her phone to do something but ends up putting back her laptop when distracted with something else Unless this was magical realism or some sort ofantasy that I ailed to grasp the phone should have remained as such Secondly and importantly the author seems to have messed up with one of the chief character s name Head chef Anthony is introduced with a amily name Cole but he becomes a King as soon you turn a ew pages A huge oversight on part of the author and the beta readersWho is to say there aren t such mistakes I d highly recommend a ew sessions of proofreads before the text is sent Elizabeth I for publishingWhat I really liked in this book is the prose within the prose During the course of the story the chief character I am deliberately not calling her the protagonist or the antagonist if you know what I mean And that is all you re going to getrom my review as ar as spoilers are concerned reads a bestselling antasy novel penned by one of her neighbors The author has done a good job to relate it to the main storylineThanks to the author and the publisher Theres Always a Trail / Home in the Valley for the ARCVerdict Read itor its ending I hate to be unkind about a book I couldn t inish it While the story line was interesting enough things starting going out of control and out of my pretty vast realm of tolerance The party the drugs a key read partner swapEsme going along with it alla gay man s attraction and subseuent infidelity with a straight woman I m not a pru What I loved about Raven Lane was how brilliantly written it was It was absolutely mesmerizing So this book being my irst read by Amber Cowie I am 100% looking orward to reading the author s debut As a suspense iction addict I went into this book with very high expectations and I The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse felt like theact that I ve been reading nothing but the twistiest most shocking thrillers this year has definitely affected my reading of this novel What I should ve known about Raven Lane was that it isn t really a mystery It s about amily secrets coming to light due a sudden accident commited by Benedict protagonist Esme s husband The book goes on to ocus on Esme s confusion and Ten Years Beyond Baker Street: frustration about this new life that is collapsing all around her due to her husband s wrongdoing With that said the reader needs to be truly invested in the characters in order to enjoy the book In the end there are moments that make you gasp Nevertheless I think what I struggled with was the suspenseful atmosphere which wasn t in the intensity that I was hopingor Thank you to Netgalley and Lake Union or providing me with a copy of the book in exchange or an honest revie. R and themselves about hidden lies and betrayalsEsme has than her share of secrets And the conseuences of what happened on that The Essential Library for New Moms 4-Book Bundle: Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child; The Baby Food Bible; Infant Massage; Colic Solved fateful late summer evening on Raven Lane arear The Triangle of Truth: The Surprisingly Simple Secret to Resolving Conflicts Largeand Small from over When the mask of civility slips canriends and neighbors recover rom seeing the monstrous truths beneath. ,
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NYCTaxiCabTales.com: Taxi Stories from streets of NYC future discussions An excellent Reader Group Guide is included Highly Recommend All three books are 5 STARS Head over to my blog and check out my INTERVIEW with Amber s debut RAPID FALLSBe sure and check out her upcoming book Loss Lake coming Nov 2020 and myorthcoming A Elevator Ride Interview A special thank you to Lake Union print and NetGalley digital The Wrong Side of the Bed for an advanced reading copy JDCMustReadBooks 35 stars rounded down to 3Raven Lane is a small cul de sac Esme and her husband Benedict live there with their daughter One dark night Benedict is reversing out off his driveway when he knocks over and kills one of their neighbours With many witnesses to the accident Benedict is arrested Everyone of the neigh ours turn against EsmeThis ook showed so much promise but it seemed to lack something The story starts of strongly building the scene leading up to the accident We get a glimpse of the secret lives Esme and Benedict s neighbours live We don t know what goes on inside our neighbours houses we just take them atace value None of the characters are likeable There were parts I couldn t read uick enough others were hard to The Alvin Ho Super Collection: Books 1-4 follow It alsoelt a little کاروان امید faretched Everyone in the cu I loved reading this book at literally no point did I #Even Have A Guess As #have a guess as where it was headed and I enjoyed the ride so much Cowie s specialty seems to be likeable characters doing terrible things without being able to see themselves or what they are soin other words they
RE VERY VERY HUMAN THE WRITING IS STRONG ANDvery very human The writing is strong and and I cannot WAIT or her next release 5Adults behaving badly is a great way to describe Amber Cowie s new novel Raven Lane This book was The Cat Who Sang for the Birds (Cat Who... full of secrets and lies and all the things that makeor lots of dramaI can t honestly say I liked any Of The Characters All That the characters all that in Raven Lane but I did both empathize and get angry at them Esme is such a complex character and I really liked all the depth that Cowie gave her This book ended up being emotional than I had expected and Esme both Tempting Faith Di Napoli fascinated and disgusted me at times along with aew other characters This book is caulk ull of secrets and you never know uite where things are going as life on Raven Lane becomes and complex SO MANY SECRETS WHO CAN YOU TRUSTI also loved that there was a book within a book The neighbor that dies is an author and Cowie included paragraphs rom his book into Raven Lane I always enjoy when an author does that and it gave this one a little something extra The only thing I am a little confused by is the The Southern Belles of Honeysuckle Way fact this is marketed as a mysterythriller since Iound it to be of a drama and there isn t really all that much mystery to it besides the secrets people are hiding Songs the book brought to mind Untouched by The VeronicasFinal Thought I really liked the structure of Raven Lane which is set in present with Esme basically having what I would call mini lashbacks to the past before the death of their neighbor In this way the past is untangled and the whole truth comes out along with lots of skeletons in than just Esme s closet Cowie has uickly become one of my avorite authors and I highly recommend this if you are into a slower paced neighborhood drama Thank you to NetGalley and the author The Confident Woman: How to Take Charge and Recharge Your Life for my advanced review copies All opinions and thoughts are my own Raven Lane by Amber Cowie was a book that I had high. Memories suspicion and unaccountable accusations Benedict is arrested Esme’s life too is changedoreverAs the neighborhood largely turns against her and her amily Esme has time to think about her past and what to do next Then her ellow residents start looking deeper uestioning one anothe. A story about the secrets that we try to hide but that always eventually come to light Dark character driven and addictiveThere were so many juicy and salacious secrets that came out in this story Amber Cowie really delivered a suspenseful book illed with dark pasts and hidden truths I would call this of a character study than an outright psychological thriller though there are certainly some twists Primarily though this is a story ueled by the character development than the action And I loved itRaven Lane is ascinating A close knit cul de sac who is heavily involved in the status of those who can move in Former model Benedict and his wife who owns a highly regarded restaurant are instantly accepted into Raven Lane But when Benedict hits novelist Torn Grace with his car things begin to unravel And it isn t long before secrets start to come out tearing apart the people in this tiny cul de sacI don t want to spill much about the secrets that is the best part of reading this book I will say this I definitely wouldn t want to live in this cul de sac These people have a lot of baggage and are a bit too involved with one another But I certainly enjoyed grabbing my popcorn and learning all of the juicy sordid details of this group who are uite The Way of Women frankly closer than neighbors should beAantastic domestic drama that has made me a an of Amber CowieThank you to Lake Union or my copy Opinions are my own I absolutely love a juicy domestic drama and Cowie delivers with Raven Lane This is ull of the type of characters I love to hate and so many of them are hiding dark and dangerous secrets I know I wouldn t want any of them as my neighbors But they were really entertaining to read about and all were rather complex and interesting but not altogether likable If you like a uiet style of suspense this is the book or you it s character driven and scandalous and even a little sexy at times but this combo worked incredibly well The Bravest Cat! for me and I raced through this oneAnother aspect that I enjoyed was the book within a book the man that died is an author and every once in a while there s an excerptrom his book The book he was writing was a little weird but intriguing and between that the present day timeline and Esme s slow unraveling of her own past I was hooked This was edgier than Rapid Falls and very different but I adore Cowie s writing
Style And That Didn T Change I Also Applaud Authorsand that didn t change I also applaud authors push their own boundaries and try something new The Slammer: The Crisis In Canada's Prison System from book to book and the shift was greator me I m now a The Great Race firman of the author RAVEN LANE is another excellent thought provoking domestic suspense installment with superb storytelling by talented author Amber Cowie She wowed readers and me worldwide with her knock out thriller debut Rapid Falls and she is BACK Sexy provocative edgy and scandalous Meet the suburban neighbors of Raven Lane a cul de sac with The Water in Between five detached homes arranged in a U shape tucked into an area just two blocks awayrom one of the busiest commercial areas Set in the Pacific Northwest an exclusive neighborhood Little traffic Safe neighborhood The residents of Raven Lane are drawn into a web of secrets lies betrayal scandal and tragedy What happens behind closed doors I adored the diverse neighborhood and characters chiefly the lyrical prose The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World from Author Torn Grace From aormer model a chef an author real estate #agent a ormer movie star an artist plus The Truth Can Bring Out the Worst in the Best #a ormer movie star an artist plus The Truth Can Bring Out the Worst in the Best Friends Atmospheric and twisty If you are a The Color of My Words fan of Robin Harding s THE SWAP BIG LITTLE LIES and the TV series THE AFFAIR one of myavorites would never miss an episode you will 84, Charing Cross Road find a lot to like here The purpose of referencing the hit TV series in comparison to Raven Lane I think there are some parallels and especially if you are aan of the The truth can bring out the worst in the best of riendsEsme and Benedict Werner have an idyllic life in a tight knit community until an accident in their cul de sac ends in the tragic sudden death of one of their dearest neighbors After vindicating eyewitness accounts morph into contradictory.