BJ’s Standout Reads: August 2019
No Exit by Taylor Adams Darby is driving through a blizzard over some mountains in Colorado when the road becomes impassable. She stops at a rest stop. As she’s walking through the parking lot trying to get signal on her phone to notify her family—her mother is on her death bed and she’s trying to get home to say goodbye—she notices a child locked in a cage in a van. And THAT all happened in the first chapter. This book takes us through how Darby has to A. figure out whose van that is. B. figure out what to do about it while the roads are shut down and there’s no signal and C. avoid getting herself killed by the kidnappers. Well done!
An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen Jessica is a young and starving makeup artist who decides to get into a study on morality by a psychology professor at NYU. The study ends up more than she bargained for as the professor ends of paying Jessica thousands of dollars for a “chance” meeting with her husband. The idea is to see if her husband will cheat again by placing Jessica as bait. Jessica begins to unravel the story of deceit between Dr. Shields and her husband, and she gets caught in the middle. She learns that Dr. Shields will do anything to keep her husband, and more than anything to keep her secrets that Jessica is slowly learning.
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added on 09.03.19