“Jar of Hearts” by Jennifer Hillier – A 5 Star book!

“Jar of Hearts” by Jennifer Hillier

Rating:  *****

Genre: Fiction: Crime

Read:  February 2019

Sometimes your first love can be a killer. A serial killer.

When the beautiful, popular and successful Geo Shaw is arrested for her involvement in the cold case murder of her best friend, her life turns upside down. She is forced to confront her involvement in the crime, and deal with her guilt surrounding the murder, and the subsequent murders committed by her ex-serial killer boyfriend. The story moves back in forth through time, between, the trial, prison, post-prison release readjustment, and teenage years when the murder was committed. The characters are believable (and in some cases relatable) with a mix of normal, shocking and endearing traits. The young Geo and her teenage friends really capture the depth of angst, self-doubt, and the need for acceptance that we experience at that age.  The story demonstrates the lengths that people will go through to support their dreams of the ideal, even when you know that they are wrong.

“Jar of Hearts” is the fifth by author, Jennifer Hillier, and the first I have read. It is a five star example of cross-genre suspense/mystery thriller and chick lit. The story has you captivated from start to finish, and leaves you wanting more. The horror of the murders, and details of Geo’s abusive relationship with the serial killer, is interspersed with her blossoming romance with a local Police Officer.  There is something for everyone here.

The short chapters make it great for reading in short bursts (like public transport rides), but I dare you to try and put it down. This page-turner is well worth the read, so pick up a hard copy or e-book today.”Jar

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January Monthly Book Review Round Up

One month of 2019 down already. Here is this month’s book review summary: (you can read the full reviews here: 2019 Reviews)

**** “The Man Who Came Uptown” By George Pelecanos

**** “Sh*t Towns of New Zealand” by Anonymous

**** “The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster” By Sarah Krasnostein

***** “Boys will be boys” By Clementine Ford

**** “101 Marvellous Movies You May Have Missed” by David Stratton  

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