The Distance by Helen Giltrow

The Distance by Helen Giltrow

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Distance

Summary from Goodreads:

A dark, ultra-contemporary, and relentlessly paced debut thriller about a London society woman trying to put her secret criminal past behind her, and the hit man who comes to her with an impossible job she can’t refuse.

Charlotte Alton is an elegant socialite. But behind the locked doors of her sleek, high-security apartment in London’s Docklands, she becomes Karla. Karla’s business is information. Specifically, making it disappear. She’s the unseen figure who, for a commanding price, will cover a criminal’s tracks. A perfectionist, she’s only made one slip in her career—several years ago she revealed her face to a man named Simon Johanssen, an ex-special forces sniper turned killer-for-hire. After a mob hit went horrifically wrong, Johanssen needed to disappear, and Karla helped him. He became a regular client, and then, one day, she stepped out of the shadows for reasons unclear to even herself. Now, after a long absence, Johanssen has resurfaced with a job, and he needs Karla’s help again. The job is to take out an inmate—a woman—inside an experimental prison colony. But there’s no record the target ever existed. That’s not the only problem: the criminal boss from whom Johanssen has been hiding is incarcerated there. That doesn’t stop him. It’s Karla’s job to get him out alive, and to do that she must uncover the truth. Who is this woman? Who wants her dead? Is the job a trap for Johanssen or for her? But every door she opens is a false one, and she’s getting desperate to protect a man—a killer—to whom she’s inexplicably drawn. Written in stylish, sophisticated prose, The Distance is a tense and satisfying debut in which every character, both criminal and law-abiding, wears two faces, and everyone is playing a double game.

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The Wife, The Maid, and The Mistress by Ariel Lawhon (She Reads Books of Fall)

the wife the maid and the mistress books of fall

Hey darlings!

So you know that She Reads has changed the format and instead of choosing 1 book per month to read- they are doing 4 for 3 months! And calling it She Reads Books of Fall!

The good part of this is that we have much time to read, to get excited, to even fangirl over these books! Which is all happy dance and smiles all around in my book!

The 4 books for The Books of Fall are: THE HOUSE WE GREW UP IN by Lisa Jewell, THE DISTANCE by Helen Giltrow, THE SILENT SISTER by Diane Chamberlain, and THE WIFE, THE MAID, AND THE MISTRESS by Ariel Lawhon.

“But wait, T, wasn’t THE WIFE, THE MAID, and THE MISTRESS an earlier 2014 selection for She Reads?” That’s right, darling readers- you are so super-smart! It was! But, because it’s got a gorgeous new cover for it’s paperback release- it was an additional selection- to give the months a bit more bang for it’s buck! Continue reading

The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain

The Silent Sister

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Traveling With T was sent this book for review consideration.

The Silent Sister

Riley’s life is crummy right now. Her dad has recently passed away, her mother died a few years ago, and her brother is alive- but so badly scarred from his battles with life- he is unable to help Riley with their father’s estate. Riley feels alone. Lost. And wonders how she is going to handle everything. Poor Riley- life is about to get way more confusing. Continue reading

Did You Hear About THE SILENT SISTER Readalong?

The silent sister readalong

Hey, hey, hey! So in case you missed the fabulous chat the other night with Diane Chamberlain about her latest, THE SILENT SISTER, you probably missed the news that Erin from Deep South Magazine and I will be hosting a readalong in October. Yes, it’s true! With THE SILENT SISTER making both Deep South Magazine Fall/Winter Reading List AND She Reads Books of Fall– well, E and I knew this was a sign- and knew we needed to make something bookishly cool happen. Continue reading