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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Review: Take It to the Grave Part 1 of 6 Zoe Carter


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Publisher: Harlequin Special Releases (June 1, 2017)

From Goodreads.com: It started with an anonymous note…
Sarah Taylor-Cox has the perfect life—a gorgeous husband, a picture—perfect house in the Hamptons and a beautiful baby, Elliot. Now, the invites are being sent out for Elliot's christening, and the Taylor—Coxes are determined the party will be the event of the year.
There's just one chink in Sarah's carefully constructed calm demeanor—her sister, Maisey, will be coming. The sisters used to be close, but now their lives couldn't be more different. Surely though, they will slip back into their old ways, and the party will go off without a hitch…

Then, Sarah's difficult relationship with Maisey is pushed to the back of her mind when she receives a note, one which makes her whole body shake with dread: I know your secret. I'm going to tell.


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My Rating: 1 star out of 5

I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this one to be honest folks. The author definitely has the potential to make this a very good story, however in this first installment things don't really make a whole lot of sense. Perhaps that is because from start to finish, it took me probably an hour overall to read? Nothing seems to be fleshed out very well, neither the settings nor the characters, but hey - its only part one right? So I looked into the rest of the series, and noticed they are going for $1.99 a piece, and that once the free trial of this one is up, it's price will be the same. $1.99 for an hours worth of reading? Especially when the opening book really as intriguing as the note is, doesn't really inspire me to continue on? I definitely expected more, even if it is only part one.

As it stands, I may give this author one last chance to redeem herself and this story before I scrap it altogether, although at this point it is looking a bit doubtful. I don't understand the novelty of dividing a book up into six parts, keeping them all short (like you would see in a magazine almost) instead of just putting them altogether into a cohesive novel. But that's just me. Other readers may enjoy the shortness of the "parts", and the excitement that they seem to all be releasing within days of each other.


DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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                      Take it to the Grave Part 1 is available from Amazon.com

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