Book Mail – 4th Estate Books

It’s officially too cold to leave the house. We’re hitting the negative fifties with the wind chill today and tomorrow – I’ll stay home with my books instead.

Thanks to Harper360 and 4th Estate Books for the free copies in exchange for my honest reviews.

HOUSE OF BEAUTY – Melba Escobar (Releasing February 5th, 2019)

DARLING – Rachel Edwards (out now!)

Loving the covers and they both sound like amazing thrillers.


Here are the synopses:

HOUSE OF BEAUTY – Melba Escobar

Nails, lips, brows. Wax, tweeze, thread. Full leg, half leg, bikini line. Half hour, one hour, one night. Massage, misogyny, murder.

Welcome to House of Beauty.

Karen will be taking care of you today.

Relax. Turn off your phone. Whatever you tell Karen will stay in this cubicle. She’ll listen to you. She listens to all the women she sees here.

Perhaps she’ll talk about her own life. Why is she so desperate for money? What is she so afraid of? And what does she know about Sabrina Gusman, the teenager who has been found dead?

Can you keep a secret?

DARLING – Rachel Edwards

A white teenage girl clashes with her new black stepmother in this debut reading group thriller

Lola doesn’t particularly want a new stepmother. Especially not one who has come out of nowhere and only been with her dad for three months. And – she’s not racist or anything – but since when did her dad fancy black women anyway?

Darling didn’t particularly want a new stepdaughter. Especially not one as spiteful and spoilt as Lola. She does want Lola’s dad though. And he wants her, so that’s that: Darling and Lola will just have to get used to each other.

Unless Lola can find a way to get rid of Darling.


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