[Read] ➼ Black Rock Bay ➹ Brianna Labuskes – Playutopia.us

Black Rock BayA Detective Returns To Her Haunted Past, With Deadly Consequences, In An Icy Novel Of Psychological Suspense By The Washington Post And Charts Bestselling Author Of Girls Of Glass Detective Mia Hart Never Planned To Return Home One Terrifying Summer Night, Mia Lost Two Of Her Closest Friends To Suicide Scarred And Broken, She Fled St Lucy S, A Small Island Off The Coast Of MaineNow Fifteen Years Later, When The Body Of A Journalist Is Fished Out Of The Bay Near St Lucy S Cliffs, Mia Is Forced To Help With The Case And Face All She S Been Running From As She Approaches The Island, The Wintery Winds Of Black Rock Bay Usher Mia Home AgainWhen Mia Digs Into The Reporter S Death, She Finds He Left Behind A Written Clue It Wasn T Suicide Mia Soon Discovers It S Her Own Tragic Past He Was Referring To Now, As She Tries To Untangle A Web Of Lies, Mia Realizes That Solving This Case Means Becoming The Next Pawn In Someone S Blood Chilling Game Of Truth Or Die

    10 thoughts on “[Read] ➼ Black Rock Bay ➹ Brianna Labuskes – Playutopia.us


  1. says:

    Okay wow.I don t know what I was expecting when I saw this on Netgalley and took a chance on it Maybe I thought it would be a fast read, an easy thriller like what I ve usually been reading off the Kindle Unlimited selections which is where this book will be once it s released, btw Black Rock Bay blew me out of the water It s slow moving, but atmospheric and sinister throughout It tells the story of two detectives, Mia and Izzy, stepping out of cold case solving to solve the murder of a j Okay wow.I don t know what I was expecting when I saw this on Netgalley and took a chance on it Maybe I thought it would be a fast read, an easy thriller like what I ve usually been reading off the Kindle Unlimited selections which is where this book will be once it s released, btw Black Rock Bay blew me out of the water It s slow moving, but atmospheric and sinister throughout It tells the story of two detectives, Mia and Izzy, stepping out of cold case solving to solve the murder of a journalist who was killed in Mia s hometown They enter this cold inways than one , isolated island town, and battle with the islanders secrecy and mistrust to see what happened.Here s the thing when Mia was a child, something traumatic had happened to her And she doesn t like to open old wounds, but it becomes increasingly clear that the murder they re trying to solve has something to do with Mia s childhood trauma So the book is their delving into this old mystery in order to solve a new one It s dark, atmospheric, and so good.I don t usually insert trigger warnings, but they must be said here suicide and self harm are evident.If you can get past those, this book is such a compelling mystery You want to know what s happening so bad, so you keep turning the pages, unwittingly immersing yourself in the black atmosphere of the island Definitely worth the read I haven t read any of Brianna Labuske s previous books, but best assured I ll be putting them on my list, and I ll get in line to read anything new she comes out with too Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a free e ARC in exchange for a review.


  2. says:

    All I can say is wow This book only took me a day to read because I couldn t put it down It s a murder mystery and just when you think you know who the killer is, bam, you re wrong because the evidence doesn t add up It s an amazing read I was so surprised when I found out who the killer is and I usually figure it out before I finish the book You ll get through the book fast because you ll be hooked 5 stars


  3. says:

    This was a such a hypnotizing mystery Secrets of the past and secrets of the present mixing together creating a tangled web of lies and deception There was such an eerie feel to this town that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up during certain scenes that really rounded out the story Black Rock Bay is a town built on layer upon layer of secrets and lies This is a story of how two detectives work to unravel the truth in a town that doesn t want to be seen Mia, now a detective but This was a such a hypnotizing mystery Secrets of the past and secrets of the present mixing together creating a tangled web of lies and deception There was such an eerie feel to this town that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up during certain scenes that really rounded out the story Black Rock Bay is a town built on layer upon layer of secrets and lies This is a story of how two detectives work to unravel the truth in a town that doesn t want to be seen Mia, now a detective but once a resident of this isolated island, has returned to investigate a body of a reporter that was found by some local fisherman She hasn t returned home since she left years ago when 2 of her friends took their own lives As Mia and her partner continue to work the case, they realize that they may be working the case of Mia s past as well, and it may put them in danger Brianna Labuskes created fabulous imagery that made me feel like I was stuck on this forsaken island in the middle of a snow storm, when in reality I was sitting here in south east Texas dying in the 110 degree heat As someone who reads a multitude of thrillers and mysteries I often see a lot of twists endings coming However, I was completely blind the entire time I read this captivating story Sometimes I felt a bit confused with all of the possible story lines, but it definitely kept it interesting and it kept my mind working, which I like The end of this story gets really, really good And really, really dark It wasn t something I was really expecting and I think it was done really well This book kept me on the edge of my seat and I definitely recommend it Thank you to Netgalley and Thomas Mercer for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review


  4. says:

    Memories are funny, aren t they Detective Mia never planned to return home but sadly two of her friends committed suicide or did they As we examine the pastclosely we find 15 yrs later another case near St Lucy off the coast of Maine which may bring the memories flooding back.One clue emerges in a journal from the death of this reporter It wasn t suicide Mia soon realizes it was her own tragic past he was referring to and the web of lies surrounding it all Jealousy is sinfully potent Memories are funny, aren t they Detective Mia never planned to return home but sadly two of her friends committed suicide or did they As we examine the pastclosely we find 15 yrs later another case near St Lucy off the coast of Maine which may bring the memories flooding back.One clue emerges in a journal from the death of this reporter It wasn t suicide Mia soon realizes it was her own tragic past he was referring to and the web of lies surrounding it all Jealousy is sinfully potent, isn t it Truth or Die is the new game in town and Mia is embarking on uncovering the truth A chilling detailed and well thought out novel from Brianna Labuskes that will have you guessing till the end and on the edge of every seat in the house.I love a great thriller and this had all the ear markings of one


  5. says:

    I enjoyed this read due to the mystery being well thought out and my being unable to put the puzzle together until the very end I did feel however, that the story was a bit stale here and there making it seem a bit too long I do so very much love Brianna Labuskes other novels and will continue to read anything she publishes Thank you NetGalley for the advanced copy in turn for an honest review.


  6. says:

    3.5 starsWow Talk about a twisty read In this book, we follow Mia Hart, a cold case detective who returns to her hometown of Black Rock Bay, Maine to investigate the death of a reporter found shot and thrown in the ocean Mia, along with her partner, Izzy, navigate the tiny, isolated island and all of its secrets, both past and present I loved the feel of this novel It was very atmospheric and had an incredibly sinister tone throughout I enjoyed the main characters and the fast paced, twist 3.5 starsWow Talk about a twisty read In this book, we follow Mia Hart, a cold case detective who returns to her hometown of Black Rock Bay, Maine to investigate the death of a reporter found shot and thrown in the ocean Mia, along with her partner, Izzy, navigate the tiny, isolated island and all of its secrets, both past and present I loved the feel of this novel It was very atmospheric and had an incredibly sinister tone throughout I enjoyed the main characters and the fast paced, twisty plot With that being said, I did find that there were a lot of characters to keep track of and I found myself getting confused at times It all came together in the end though This was my first time reading anything by this author and I would not hesitate to pick up anything she puts out in the future Thank you to Netgalley


  7. says:

    Black Rock Bay made me stay up far too late several nights I would highly recommend for lovers of mysteries that really keep you guessing Detective Mia Hart returns to the isolated island where she was raised, for the first time in fifteen years She hasn t been back since two of her friends died and she nearly lost her life as well Now a suspicious death has occurred and Mia is assigned to the case, along with partner Izzy Santiago In theory, the normally taciturn islanders would open up to Black Rock Bay made me stay up far too late several nights I would highly recommend for lovers of mysteries that really keep you guessing Detective Mia Hart returns to the isolated island where she was raised, for the first time in fifteen years She hasn t been back since two of her friends died and she nearly lost her life as well Now a suspicious death has occurred and Mia is assigned to the case, along with partner Izzy Santiago In theory, the normally taciturn islanders would open up to herthan they would an outsider, but she is no longer trusted by many This is in part because she left and in part due to the suspicious circumstances surrounded the earlier deaths Even those who do trust her won t tell her much because they think they are protecting her.One of the interesting factors in the book is that the reader isn t quite sure if Mia is an unreliable narrator or not Her partner Izzy isn t sure either Izzy has little patience for the politics of the island, but she recognizes the challenge this presents, alternatively allowing Mia to lead while forming alliances where she can.The ending was a total surprise to me, then seemed so obvious I had missed so many clues Thank you to NetGalley for sharing this Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review.I will add review to my blog closer to publication date


  8. says:

    This book draws you in one page one and keeps you in right until the end even if I did work out the perpetrator about half way through for once Two normally cold case detectives, Mia and Izzy, are sent to an isolated island community to investigate a body mainly because it is Mia s home where strangers are evaded as much as possible Mia left 15 years ago after the death of two of her closest friends and injury to herself all apparently as part of a suicide pact The body is apparently an This book draws you in one page one and keeps you in right until the end even if I did work out the perpetrator about half way through for once Two normally cold case detectives, Mia and Izzy, are sent to an isolated island community to investigate a body mainly because it is Mia s home where strangers are evaded as much as possible Mia left 15 years ago after the death of two of her closest friends and injury to herself all apparently as part of a suicide pact The body is apparently an investigative journalist possibly investigating the old deaths but nothing is a simple as it seems The islanders close ranks, the weather closes in and there are links between all of the deaths Twists and turns in the psychological thriller certainly keep you reading long after you should have gone to sleep The characters develop nicely, Mia and Izzy bondingas a team even if very different from each other The locations feel cold, both in the snow and the attitude of the locals As the story develops it is also clear that Mia is a key player and not just as a her role as detective I ll be looking out for other books by this author Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Mercer for an advance copy in exchange for my honest review


  9. says:

    Mia Hart planned never to return to her home of St Lucy s, an isolated island off of the coast of Maine after a tragic summer when she was 16 years old Mia becomes a detective and has worked to leave the island firmly in her rear view However, as a cold case detective, she is sent back to investigate a suspicious death on St Lucy s Mia is immediately immersed in the investigation when it is revealed that the dead body fished from the sea was investigating the summer that Mia left the island Mia Hart planned never to return to her home of St Lucy s, an isolated island off of the coast of Maine after a tragic summer when she was 16 years old Mia becomes a detective and has worked to leave the island firmly in her rear view However, as a cold case detective, she is sent back to investigate a suspicious death on St Lucy s Mia is immediately immersed in the investigation when it is revealed that the dead body fished from the sea was investigating the summer that Mia left the island, never to return, and her involvement in the deaths of her friends that fateful night This book was a little slow at first but it picked up quickly and was really a page turner by the end I was impressed with Ms Labuskes ability to fully immerse the reader in the atmosphere and environment of St Lucy s and the way each supporting character was fully fleshed out and interesting I m definitely a Brianna Labuskes fan after this read I highly recommend it for anyone that likes a good detective story I was provided an ARC of this book by the publisher and Netgalley, and am providing an honest review of this author s work


  10. says:

    Black Rock Bay made me stay up far too late several nights I would highly recommend for lovers of mysteries that really keep you guessing Detective Mia Hart returns to the isolated island where she was raised, for the first time in fifteen years She hasn t been back since two of her friends died and she nearly lost her life as well Now a suspicious death has occurred and Mia is assigned to the case, along with partner Izzy Santiago In theory, the normally taciturn islanders would open up to Black Rock Bay made me stay up far too late several nights I would highly recommend for lovers of mysteries that really keep you guessing Detective Mia Hart returns to the isolated island where she was raised, for the first time in fifteen years She hasn t been back since two of her friends died and she nearly lost her life as well Now a suspicious death has occurred and Mia is assigned to the case, along with partner Izzy Santiago In theory, the normally taciturn islanders would open up to herthan they would an outsider, but she is no longer trusted by many This is in part because she left and in part due to the suspicious circumstances surrounded the earlier deaths Even those who do trust her won t tell her much because they think they are protecting her.One of the interesting factors in the book is that the reader isn t quite sure if Mia is an unreliable narrator or not Her partner Izzy isn t sure either Izzy has little patience for the politics of the island, but she recognizes the challenge this presents, alternatively allowing Mia to lead while forming alliances where she can.The ending was a total surprise to me, then seemed so obvious I had missed so many clues Thank you to NetGalley for sharing this Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review

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