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Friday, September 26, 2014

Blog Tour/Review - Life Discarded by @denaehaggerty (#giveaway $25 GC)


Suspense/Thriller
Date Published:September 1, 2014
   
Why would a woman who has it all throw her life away? Morgan has the perfect life. She married the man of her dreams. Daniel is smart, gorgeous and successful. Everything she has always wanted in a husband and the father of her children. But he’s also domineering, overprotective and jealous. Is living with him enough to drive Morgan over the edge? Or does something more treacherous lurk beneath the fa├žade? 

Review by Jenna


Book provided by Author in exchange for an honest review.

So, this book pulled me in immediately. The prologue literally started off with a BANG. 

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I figured there HAD to be a good reason why the character wanted to fake her own death, right? Right off the bat this book made me think of the movie Sleeping with the Enemy, which honestly, is one of my favorite movies. I knew from the book blurb that Morgan married a very dominating man. To be honest though, I think he could have been even more dominating and it would have added a bit more to the book.

The book starts out 2 years earlier than the prologue. Morgan had just married Daniel and she is at the bar with her BFF Ellie. She starts to see a bit of Daniel's true colors when a guy starts hitting on her and Daniel decks the guy. That is not even the beginning on how crasy this guy is!! 

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Her family and friends tried to tell her how domineering Daniel is but Morgan refuses to believe them. They even held an intervention. 

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Needless to say that didn't work very well. 

I very much enjoyed the book, although I could have used a bit more dominance and actually a bit more cruelty from Daniel. (I know, that probably makes me really strange, but it's true!) I so badly want to give one tidbit away that I really loved about the book, but you will just have to wait and read it for yourself to figure it out! :)

Thank you so much D.E. for the opportunity to read and review this book. I not only enjoyed reading it, but enjoyed getting to know you as well! Good luck to you. :) 

EXCERPT

Prologue

Shaking hands steer the car to the nearest full service gas station. Only one or two gas stations in town still offer full service, but she had done her homework and knew this one did. Not only did full service guarantee that someone else would be pumping her gas, but its expense meant that there’s never a wait. Maneuvering the car to the furthest full service pump, she waits, hands clutching the steering wheel, for the attendant.
After what feels like an eternity to her fevered brain, the attendant finally notices her and saunters over to her car. Her eyes follow him, silently urging him to quicken his pace. Come on, come on. “Fill it up,” she squeaks at him when he finally reaches her car. She grabs her over-large purse and jumps out of the car, nearly tripping in her haste. Looking back, she whispers “I’m sorry” to the oblivious attendant before continuing around the building.
When she reaches the rear of the building, she frantically scans the area. Finally she spots the large garbage container, not in its usual spot. She jogs to it and squats behind it; shrinking into herself and covering her ears. Just in time. A loud bang shakes the earth below her feet. Looking up, she sees flames shooting into the sky.
Time to get out of here. She stands on shaky legs, taking a moment to calm her erratic breath before walking in the opposite direction – refusing to look back.

D.E. Haggerty

D.E. Haggerty was born and raised in Wisconsin but thinks she’s a European. After spending her senior year of high school in Germany, she developed a bad case of wanderlust that is yet to be cured. After high school she returned to the U.S. to go to college ending up with a Bachelor’s degree in History at the tender age of 20 while still managing to spend time bouncing back and forth to Europe during her vacations. Unable to find a job after college and still suffering from wanderlust, she joined the U.S. Army as a Military Policewoman for 5 years. While stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, she met her future husband, a flying Dutchman. After being given her freedom from the Army, she went off to law school. She finished law school and moved to the Netherlands with her husband and became a commercial lawyer for more than a decade. During a six month break from the lawyering world, she wrote her first book, Unforeseen Consequences. Although she finished the book, she went back to the law until she could no longer take it and upped stakes and moved to Germany to start a B&B. Three years after starting the B&B, she got the itch and decided to pull the manuscript for Unforeseen Consequences out of the attic and get it published as an e-book. Deciding that she may have indeed finally found what she wanted to do with her life, she went on to write Buried Appearances. After moving to Istanbul, she started on Life: Discarded , her third book. Between tennis, running, traveling, singing off tune and reading books like they are going out of style, she writes articles for a local expat magazine and various websites, reviews other indie authors’ books, writes a blog about whatever comes to mind and is working on her fourth book.

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1 comment :

  1. Thanks so much for hosting my blog tour and reading my book. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Looking forward to your future reviews!

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