Genre: Contemporary

FRIENDS LIST by Rob Watson ~~ NEW REVIEW ~~

Posted January 19, 2018 by Lisa Marie in Blog, blogtour, Ebook, New Release, Newest Reviews, Reviews, Suspense, The HUB, Thriller / 0 Comments

Friends List by Rob Watson
on January 2nd 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Crime, Murder, Psychological, Thrillers
Source: Enticing Journeys
three-half-stars
Goodreads
Buy on Amazon
Barnes & Noble
The Book Depository

My friends are being slaughtered one by one. Decapitated. Burned alive. Chopped to pieces.
The hooded killer has vowed to keep murdering people I care about until they’re all dead, their profile pics on social media replaced with photos of their mutilated bodies. The police can’t catch him. They have no leads.
The horror is making the visions come back—the fire that took my parents, leaving my twin Alex and me alive, but broken.
The hooded killer won’t stop until I’m completely shattered. He’ll eat away at my mind, heart, and soul until there’s nothing left. No one left to love, no one left to trust, and nothing I can be sure is real.
Dr. Cross thinks a trip back to the place my parents died will stop the visions. Alex is afraid it’s a trap.
But I know the hooded killer won’t hurt me. That’s not his game. His game is much deeper. Much darker.

Friends List is a mystery/thriller that revolves around seven friends who one by one are being killed in the order of one  of the people, Lexa, has them on her friends list in a private chat room.   Lexa is the main character and most of the events are through her eyes.

While thrillers aren’t my go-to when choosing a read, I do enjoy a well mapped and laid out one.  Unfortunately, while the premise of Friends List was very interesting and various options as to who was the killer were presented, who did it was fairly predictable.    The characters, while diverse in personality and set up, needed a bit more fleshing out.   There was a fair amount of serial killer gore to be had with each friend going out in a different and sometimes quite graphic way.

The writing was good but slightly choppy in a way I couldn’t quite find a rhythm with.  It wasn’t until I read the author’s bio on Goodreads that I realized what was off for me.  Rob Watson’s resume includes screenwriting which could explain why the story was missing some of fluidity that you need in a book.

Overall this is a decent read with a plot twist ending that is quite interesting and a twist on a common twist.

 

three-half-stars
Rating Report
Plot
four-stars
Characters
three-half-stars
Writing
three-half-stars
Pacing
three-half-stars
Cover
four-stars
Overall: three-half-stars
Divider

DIRT by Cassia Leo ~~ NEW REVIEW ~~

DIRT by Cassia Leo    ~~ NEW REVIEW ~~

  Dirt came up on the PR lists and I thought it sounded good. A three part series but I can deal with that. Cassia Leo was a name I had heard before but never read anything by her so I figured I would give it a try. I am damn happy and damn frustrated.   […]

Divider

ON THE EDGE OF REGRET by Kate Squires ~~ NEW RELEASE ~~

ON THE EDGE OF REGRET by Kate Squires    ~~ NEW RELEASE ~~

***On the Edge of Regret is LIVE!!*** Click on the links below to see what all the excitement is about! Don’t forget to scroll down to read the synopsis and an excerpt! Amazon links: US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077F52BXH CA https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B077F52BXH UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B077F52BXH FR https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B077F52BXH DE https://www.amazon.de/dp/B077F52BXH Synopsis: Brix Kelley is a typical, small-town girl, who grew up […]

Divider

SMALL TOWN SIREN by Lexi Blake (writing as Sophie Oak ) ~~ NEW REVIEW ~~

SMALL TOWN SIREN by Lexi Blake (writing as Sophie Oak )    ~~ NEW REVIEW ~~

At the beginning of Small Town siren, Lexi Blake explains that this was a series that she originally wrote 2010 under the pen name of Sophie Oak but she had to leave that name behind and Lexi and McKay-Taggart and the Masters and Mercenaries Series were born.  Even having the amazing M & M world to write […]

Divider

The Thing Above Love by Kim Karr ~~ NEW REVIEW ~~

The Thing Above Love  by Kim Karr    ~~ NEW REVIEW ~~

Jules Easton is trying to get her **** together.  A wonderful wedding planner but not so good administrator, she has let Easton Design and Weddings slide, a lot, since taking it over from her uncle.  She just needs to land the wedding gig of the governor’s son to put her back on her feet and […]

Divider

Almost by Danielle Norman ~~ NEW REVIEW ~~

Almost by Danielle Norman    ~~ NEW REVIEW ~~

Almost is the second chance at love story between Sophie and Carter.   Sophie and her mother left town without a word to anyone ten years ago.  This was extremely hard for Carter because he was in love with Sophie and he was left with nothing but memories to hold onto.  Now Sophie is back and she […]

Divider