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October 28, 2017 ~ We are delighted to participate in our very first blog tour for The Last Day of Emily Lindsey by Nic Joseph. There is a Rafflecopter Giveaway for this book at the bottom of this post which is open to USA residents only.
Thanks for stopping by! Norma & Brenda
The Last Day of Emily Lindsey by Nic Joseph
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Emily Lindsey doesn’t speak when they find her. Holding a hunting knife and covered in blood that is not her own, she communicates with a single, ominous drawing.
Detective Steven Paul has had the same nightmare for as long as he can remember, a strange symbol figuring prominently into his terror. He decided long ago that the recurring dreams are nothing more than an unfortunate side effect of his often traumatic profession.
Until, that is, he’s assigned to the case of Emily Lindsey, the beautiful, elusive, and controversial blogger found alone, who can’t possibly know the symbol from his nightmares… unless she does.
Praise for The Last Day of Emily Lindsey
“eye-opening…Joseph’s prose is smooth enough to keep the pages turning.” – Kirkus
“An inventive thrill-ride that keeps you guessing. Nic Joseph weaves a delicate filament between the secrets of a tribe of childhood friends and the murderous consequences of their adulthood. Psychologically astute and full of satisfying twists.” – Kelly Simmons, author of One More Day and The Fifth of July
“Nic Joseph’s The Last Day of Emily Lindsey is an intricately plotted and downright creepy thriller about one man’s struggle to leave his past behind and the impossibility of ever being able to do so. Nic Joseph skillfully doles out the shocks and surprises, and the reader will be gasping for air as they land like perfect jabs. This book is a powerful, timely, intense treat for anyone who loves stories loaded with suspense, chills, and intrigue.” – David Bell, author of Bring Her Home
“This chilling novel from the author of Boy, 9, Missing (2016) will entice readers with its unique storytelling. Full of unexpected twists and complex characters, Joseph’s page-turner will keep readers up late into the night.” – Booklist
About the Author:
Nic Joseph is fascinated by the very good reasons that make people do very bad things. She writes thrillers and suspense novels from her home in Chicago. As a trained journalist, Nic has written about everything from health care and business to aerospace and IT—but she feels most at home when there’s a murder to be solved on the next page. Nic holds a BS in journalism and an MA in communications, both from Northwestern University.
Visit NicJoseph.com, or follow her on Twitter: @nickeljoseph
Our Traveling Sisters Reviews
Traveling Sisters Group Read – thank you sisters for another wonderful reading experience!
THE LAST DAY OF EMILY LINDSEY by NIC JOSEPH is an extremely suspenseful, thrilling, and an engrossing tale with an intriguing and mysterious storyline that is filled with secrets, nightmares, and visions that I was totally fascinated with and I could not put this book down. This book grabbed my attention from the very first page and had me frantically turning those pages in fascination and in anticipation of finding out the root cause behind our main characters nightmares and visions. The author also has us focusing on a date of June 2nd throughout the book which keeps you guessing and wondering what is so significant about that date.
NIC JOSEPH delivers a well-written and an absolutely unputdownable read here with well-developed characters with a storyline that is centred around Detective Steven Paul and the case of Emily Lindsey. The story is told through two timelines which alternate between past and present perspectives as each chapter progresses it connects the stories together as we learn more about Detective Steven Paul’s visions and nightmares. I found both timelines to be equally enjoyable and captivating.
Although, this book had so many twists and turns, was an extremely quick read, and I was totally wrapped up in the storyline I found myself a little bit disappointed with the ending. It was a solid 5 star read for me up until that point as there was one thing that really bothered me and had me questioning the reasoning behind it. Hence the 4 star rating.
Publishing Date: October 3, 2017
To sum it all up it was an entertaining, fun, interesting, thrilling, suspenseful, and a rapid paced read with an ending that I wasn’t totally satisfied with. I would still highly recommend this book though!!!
Thank you so much to NetGalley, Sourcebooks Landmark, and Nic Joseph for the opportunity to read and review a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I read this along with Norma and our wonderful Traveling Sisters Kaceey, Lindsay, Susanne and Diane and I really enjoyed our discussion with this one.
The Last Day of Emily Lindsay is an enthralling, captivating and very suspenseful story that starts off with a heart stopping scene full of blood and questions that had all of us sisters turning those pages as fast as we could and not wanting to put this one down. We all became very invested in finding out about “the last day of Emily Lindsay” right from the start.
We were intrigued and fascinated with this storyline and it caught our attention from the very first page. One of our sisters was completely fascinated with this storyline and we soon learnt she has a weird fascination with cults and this one really stood out for her.
Nic Joseph does a great job with our main character Steven and we all loved him. We found him interesting, unique, and such a compelling character. We want to know more about his visions and nightmares and our curiosity spiked with the suspense of the buried secrets that haunt him. We come to know Steven’s family and I really liked the softer side his family brought to the story with the support and love he receives and thought the author does a fantastic job with that storyline and I was very satisfied with that part of the ending.
Going into the ending this story was a solid five stars for most of us however some parts didn’t quite add up for us and left us a little confused. Don’t let this stop you from reading this completely captivating story though as you will be missing out on quite the fascinating story. We highly recommend!
Thank you to NetGalley, Sourcebooks Landmark and Nic Joseph for the opportunity to read and review a copy of this book.
This was a fast-paced thriller that kept me guessing and flipping pages as fast as I could. (Well, for most of it anyway).
Detective Steven Paul is tasked with investigating the strange case of a woman, Emily Lindsey, found covered in blood. But oddly enough, not a drop of it is hers. Is she a victim? Or is she the killer? In which case…where is the real victim? In Emily’s pocket is a note with Steve’s name on it. Only problem…Steven is clueless who this woman is!
Struggling with his own personal demons, Steve attempts to solve the mystery of Emily Lindsey. Dealing with bizarre nightmares and daytime hallucinations, he is determined to stay on top of the case and find the connection between him and this mystery woman.
For 90% of this book it was an absolute 5 * read for me! I could not put it down! Had multiple jaw dropping moments! Then came the final 10%….
I guessed some of the shockers early on, but that was ok – I was still expecting my wow moment! Unfortunately the ending just left me thinking ….huh?! After such an incredible read and build up I was totally expecting fireworks and explosions! Instead all I had was a fizzle.
As always another wonderful Traveling Sister Group Read with Norma, Brenda, Lindsay, Diane and Susanne!
Thank you to NetGalley, Sourcebooks Landmark and Nic Joseph for a copy to read in exchange for an honest review.
4.5 stars! I loved this suspenseful, captivating and highly addictive story!
This book captured my full attention from the first chapter and didn’t let it go until the very last page. The story revolves around solving the mystery of a woman found in her house covered in blood, holding a hunting knife with no recollection of what happened. Was a crime committed?
Detective Steven Paul who has an unknown personal connection to this woman is assigned to the case. I adored Detective Paul – I was rooting for him from start to finish.
This gripping story is told through “Then” and “Now” perspectives which was done extremely well. I was completely drawn into each riveting storyline, flipping the pages as fast as possible to figure out the case. The writing was superb – had me addicted to every chapter, page and paragraph. The character development was excellent – I felt completely immersed in the characters’ lives and situations.
I felt the ending wrapped up a little quick, but I felt satisfied. There was one piece of the puzzle that didn’t quite “fit” for me at the end, but it certainly didn’t take away from my overall fantastic reading experience. I would highly recommend this enthralling and unputdownable book!
A big thank you to NetGalley, Sourcebooks Landmark and Nic Joseph for providing a copy of this in exchange for an honest review!!
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