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Love Lies Bleeding #2020

Love Lies Bleeding In the vein of Jennifer McMahon s Promise Not to Tell and The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold comes Love Lies Bleeding a haunting story about the lengths to which people will go to keep their pasts buri

  • Title: Love Lies Bleeding
  • Author: Jess McConkey
  • ISBN: 9780061999680
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Paperback
  • Love Lies Bleeding By Jess McConkey, In the vein of Jennifer McMahon s Promise Not to Tell and The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold comes Love Lies Bleeding, a haunting story about the lengths to which people will go to keep their pasts buried Jess McConkey aka award winning author Shirley Damsgaard enthralls with her ingenious blending of family drama and gripping mystery Suspenseful and absolutely chillingIn the vein of Jennifer McMahon s Promise Not to Tell and The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold comes Love Lies Bleeding, a haunting story about the lengths to which people will go to keep their pasts buried Jess McConkey aka award winning author Shirley Damsgaard enthralls with her ingenious blending of family drama and gripping mystery Suspenseful and absolutely chilling, Love Lies Bleeding grabs hold of the reader from page one, as a young woman whose golden life is shattered by unexpected violence is sent to a small, secluded lake town in Northern Minnesota to recover and soon suspects the town s eccentric residents are hiding than one truly frightening secret.

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    1. This was an okay book Generally, I liked the story, but I have to agree with another reviewer in that it didn t quite know what it wanted to be There s a ghost story, a mystery, and a psychological drama While McConkey did a somewhat okay job of juggling the three and bringing them together, it was too much The biggest issue was the mystery element, especially the first person mystery chapters throughout the book Aside from the fact that I absolutely detest POV changes third person to first pers [...]

    2. What is going on Seriously, this is the second mystery I ve read this month that has suffered from an acute identity crisis Love Lies Bleeding just does not know what it wants to be Oh, it s a mystery Oh, it s a psychological thriller, no wait, it s a haunted house story Now, I don t mind genre bending when it s done right, but I didn t think it was in Love Lies Bleeding The certain aspects of the genres she used just didn t well together That made it seem like the author wanted to take the book [...]

    3. A random mugging turns violent and results in Samantha Moore becoming comatose and suffering brain trauma and other physical problems She awakes embittered toward life, tormented by pain and dreams of her attack In an effort to facilitate her recovery, her fianc and parents reserve a cabin by the lake and a physical therapist as a caretaker Is this the hoped for new beginning for Samantha or another step in her downward spiral The answers lie in Love Lies Bleeding by Jess McConkey.Prior to the m [...]

    4. Love Lies Bleeding is one of those novels that is thoroughly enjoyable while reading but does not hold up well under close scrutiny Its sum is definitely much better than its parts, not that this is a bad thing Sometimes, books are made to be enjoyed as a whole and not broken down for a search for hidden meaning or symbolism Love Lies Bleeding is definitely successful as this type of book, as it does not demand much from the reader but instead presents itself as a taut Gothic suspense novel with [...]

    5. This is one of those books that caught my eye because of a promising synopsis, but didn t turn out the way I expected I didn t really care for Sam, the main character I was sympathetic towards her at first, but her behavior eventually turned me off Didn t care for her family or fiance either, but some of the secondary characters were okay And I really liked Roxy Sam has nightmares because of her attack Horrible nightmares In pain, she lashes out at her fiance and anyone who tries to get too clos [...]

    6. A simply told tale can be a good thing A simplistically told story, on the other hand, is usually not a good thing, and that, unfortunately, is what we have here The language is simplistic The characterization is simplistic The dialogue is simplistic The plot is simplistic It felt like reading a comic book without the drawings than reading a novel.Add to that was the question of what kind of book this book was supposed to be Was it supposed to be an attack recovery story in which case it was to [...]

    7. In a world filled with secrets one is safe.Samantha Moore is the golden girl with a perfect job, a perfect man, a perfect life until a random act of violence changes everything Unconscious for two months, Sam awakens from her coma a different person bitter, in constant pain, and forced to endure medications that leave her nauseous, paranoid, and struggling to keep a grip on reality.Furious with her family for sending her away to a small, remote town to recuperate placed completely under a physic [...]

    8. Samantha Moore was attacked A gang had crept up on her, beat her with a tire iron that caused nerve damage to her leg as well, and gave her a serious concussion that put her in a coma for two months An absolutely hideous crime, of course, that has now caused Samantha to exist on nightmares alone, while the rest of the world hovers around her simply waiting for her to heal There are many problems with Samantha s healing process Not only is her mind wrapped around the fact that no one has been cau [...]

    9. Spoilers Included I enjoyed this book but it left a lot of unanswered questions and I was a bit confused about the ending The main character, Samantha, suffered a tramatic event where she was attacked by a group of boys and beat over the head with a tire iron She suffered brain damage which caused her to develop a limp In the beginning, she was very controlling, demanding and basically just mean I think this was due to everyone trying to take care of her when she thought she was very capable of [...]

    10. Love Lies Bleeding by Jess McConkeyPublished by William Morrow, 2011 ISBN 978 0 06 199968 0Samantha Moore, had everything, the perfect job, a loving fianc , and wealthy parents Then she is attacked by a group of young men in the car park of her office, and emerges from a coma two months later, a frightened girl in constant pain with no confidence and low self esteem To help her recuperation her father and her fianc the plastic surgeon Dr Jackson Van Horn arrange for her to stay at a cabin in Min [...]

    11. Samantha Moore is the golden girl with a perfect job, a perfect man Jackson , a perfect life until a random act of violence changes everything Unconscious for two months, Sam awakens from her coma a different person bitter, in constant pain, and forced to endure medications that leave her nauseous prescribed by Jackson illegally , paranoid, and struggling to keep a grip on reality.Furious with her family for sending her away to a small, remote town to recuperate placed completely under a physica [...]

    12. Trying to recuperate from a major head injury she received after a mugging, Samantha finds herself installed in a house out in the country far away for her job as an advertising executive at her father s firm in the city Her parents life doesn t give them time to be embarrassed by her accident they can t call it an attack Sam feels shuffled out of the way and unable to decide what is good for her, held at the mercy of her surgeon fianc Jackson and parents.Determined to take her life back she fig [...]

    13. Since I have been a fan of Shirley s Witch series I had to see what she was doing as Jess McConkey If you like suspenseful women s fiction, you will like Love Lies Bleeding It s set in Minnesota in a small town on a lake The story is told by two female characters The protagonist who had been attacked and because of a head injury has a physical disability, she walks with a limp The physical therapist is a down to earth woman who refuses to put up with the protag s attitude After a rocky start, th [...]

    14. I found this an exciting and satisfying read Lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing I love a good psychological suspense, mystery thriller which isn t a detective novel.Imagine you come round from a coma and as conciousness returns you realise your life has changed not just physically but in the way you view the world Successful and privileged Samantha was on her way home from her high flying executive job in the City when she was randomly and viciously attacked by a gang of youths, leavi [...]

    15. Love Lies Bleeding has a little bit of everything to offer A bit of mystery, a little bit of woo woo and a good cast of characters.Samantha Moore has lived a very successful life Samantha holds a prominent position in her father s company and is engaged to Jackson, a man who had presented her with a beautiful diamond and a promise of a wonderful life.Then tragedy hit Samantha is attacked when leaving work and is in a coma for sometime When she awakes from the coma, she is quite a different perso [...]

    16. I really wasn t sure what to expect but I began reading this novel earlier this evening and I finished it today because I really found it to be that great.Sam is the victim of a terrible crime, one that leaves her in the hospital in a coma for months and it left her with terrible anxiety and nightmares that are a constant reminder of what happened to her Her family takes her to a secluded lake front cabin so she can work on her recovery and, Sam thinks, to keep her away from the public eye, as h [...]

    17. Taking place in a small, isolated town, Love Lies Bleeding seems to welcome Samantha Moore, a once perfect daughter who was attacked one day after work It follows her life as she struggles to put her life back to normal, as well as Anne Weaver, the woman hired by Sam s father and fianc e Having issues of her own with finances and her son, she agrees to help care for Sam As their lives intertwine, both of them begin to learn about themselves and others around them Knit together with a mystery, L [...]

    18. This book just annoyed me The main character is so intensely terrified of everything, but that changes with almost a snap of the fingers, at which time she basically becomes an unofficial detective researching an old mystery The boyfriend seems to serve as a psycho unnecessarily it seems he s only there to make us think he s a killer so that the author can spring it on us later that it s really a neighbor The neighbor, a grown man, is reduced to his childhood boy self with a tiny bit of taunting [...]

    19. Samantha Moore has it all until a violent act puts her in a coma for two months She goes to a lake community to recover placed under a physical therapists care unwillingly With both a father and a fiance controlling her life, she is robbed of the freedom of her life Strange things begin to happen and Sam struggles to solve the mystery of what is happening to her From start to finish, this book is a compelling read It has some paranormal elements, without being over the top It also has a nice mys [...]

    20. This book was not terrible Just not as good as I had hoped it would be The beginning is very slow and the ending seemed a little rushed as if the author was just trying to cram in as much as she could to get the story over with I ve read several reviews of people saying they felt like there were several loose ends that never got tied up and I agree The author threw in several random mysteries such as why Dr Van Horn was prescribing Sam s medications, why was Edward so attached to his mother and [...]

    21. The amazing thing about his book is that I received as a birthday present from someone I don t entirely know too well It was miraculous how much I fell in love with this book It is both dark and slice of life ish I would describe it as a murder mystery and a self reinvention novel, with hints of ghost story to it It s one of the best written books I have come across For those that are sensitive, I will warn you that sometimes the story of the main character I had to stop reading the book for a [...]

    22. Samantha has it all a career, a loving fiance and a happy life, until she is brutally attacked in a parking garage In a coma for two months, she awakens a bitter shell of her former self Her overbearing father and her fiance arrange for Sam to be cared for at a remote lake house and strange things start happening I have some mixed feelings about this book on one hand, it kept my interest and kept me turning the pages to find out what happened next On the other hand, I felt like it was a bit like [...]

    23. Light, quick, but admittedly forgettable mash up of a ghost story, psychological drama and woman in jeopardy thriller A former golden girl finds her life turned upside down after a traumatic mugging and is sent to a lakeside town to recover where she stumbles upon mysterious goings on The character development is weak, and many of the plot lines don t add up While I don t expect everything to be tied up neatly with a bow at the end of the story, there are several threads which are pushed in your [...]

    24. I enjoyed this book from the first page Love Lies Bleeding tells the story of a woman, Samantha, who is attacked and suffers brain injuries as a result She is sent to a isolated cabin by her loving father and fiance to recover and cared for by a local physical therapist Samantha begins to have dreams and visions of the previous owner a woman who is not thought of kindly by the rest of the small community due to her sorrid past with the local men.This book lost me towards the end though It kept m [...]

    25. Won this from Early Reviewers on Librarything I was excited about reading this, even though I found it a good read, I kind of expected Sam recovering from an attack in a cabin, is struggling with depression, anxiety, the stress of her family and being alone and forced to do things she doesn t want to and not the way she wants to Can she really trust anyone any I liked the characters at first but as the book went on, I didn t like them as much It was a good story for an authors debut book, and w [...]

    26. I enjoyed this book from cover to cover It was a quick read I read it in less than a day The storyline is involved, but the different aspects intertwine for a reason Despite what other reviewers have thought, I believed the mystery thriller and haunting aspects all made the story interesting and were explained by the events i.e coma, brain injury It s a great read for the beach or a plane ride I thoroughly enjoyed Love Lies Bleeding and will look for books from this author Thanks for the Firstr [...]

    27. This was another win of mine The beginning of the book was great and captivated me but as I got into it I started to get confused at certain parts and some things that happened just didnt make any sense to me I felt like the main character Sam and didn t know what other characters could be trusted I would recommend reading it just to experience the emotions the main character had as she recovered from attack that changed her life forever, but be prepared to be disappointed a little as well.

    28. This was a confused little story I wanted to like it, I really did but the ending sucked I felt like I missed something It s a story of a girl recovering from a tragic accident while being controlled by her father and fiance while being haunted by a woman she never met Weird I didn t connect with the characters and I m left with so many loose ends and questions that were never answered I m still scratching my head hoping the next book I choose will be better.I won this book from Librarything and [...]

    29. Based on some reviews, I was worried about what to expect It turns out that this book was a thoroughly enjoyable read It s definitely pop fiction than lit, but sometimes an easy, fast read that is entertaining is a nice break I felt there was a good blend of mystery, suspense, and paranormal without any of them being over the top There was barely a smidge of romance, so if that s what you are looking for, pick a different book.

    30. This book had me guessing, going back and forth between two thoughts about who the bad guy was I don t want to give anything away, but this book surprised me Not just because I wasn t sure who to point my finger at right away but also because I didn t think I d enjoy it quite as much as I did In fact, after a chapter or two, I wasn t sure I wanted to finish the book But I m glad I read another chapter because then I couldn t stop Intriguing story, interesting characters.

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