No Spoiler Book Review
I don’t tend to pay much attention to charities, there are too many stories of corrupt CEOs stealing from their organizations. We still donate, but we give directly to people in need.
So, I never really knew what the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation actually did. I knew they were trusted and respected, but not much else. When I learned that the foundation focuses on empowering women, I added Moment of Lift to my list.
This book was always hopeful, but the horrible treatment of women around the world was upsetting and infuriating.
Below are the 37 books I read this year, so far. Some of these books made me laugh-out-loud, cry and check my closet for monsters. Some filled me with hope, while others left me devastated. They all expanded my world view and filled my year with new experiences.
Note: I only rate books three stars or higher. I will not finish, rate or review a book I do not like.
No Spoiler Book Review
Release date April 21, 2020
Janelle Brown’s, Watch Me Disappear, had been on my list for a while. When I saw that she had a new book coming out, I requested it and then crossed my fingers that I would be selected to review it. The story sounded exciting and I am a sucker for anything set at Lake Tahoe, it’s one of my absolute favorite places. I’m still new to getting advance access to books, so when I got approved, it made my day!
The story revolves around two women on opposite ends of the wealth spectrum. Nina was raised by a single mother, life for them was always a struggle. Vanessa was born into a prominent old-money family and given every advantage. Their lives collide when Nina marks Vanessa as the victim of her next con.
At first the two women are the embodiment of the poor vs the 1%. As the story progresses, the two women start coming together in unexpected ways. The stereotypes start to break down. This book was an exciting mystery with timely sociological statements. My only complaint is that the book was a little too long, and the dual narratives had too much overlap. Overall this was an enjoyable read with great visuals of the gorgeous Lake Tahoe area.
This book will appeal to fans of mystery, intrigue and thrillers. Anyone interested in politics, healthcare in the US, and the wealth gap will also like this book.
You may also enjoy this No Spoiler Book Review of The Marriage Lie.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers of this book for allowing me advance access in exchange for this honest review.
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