What I am reading now: What Happened to the Bennetts

by Kelly Denise Reads, Wednesday, March 29, 2023


Your family has been attacked, never again to be the same.
Now you have to choose between law…and justice.

Jason Bennett is a suburban dad who owns a court-reporting business, but one night, his life takes a horrific turn. He is driving his family home after his daughter’s lacrosse game when a pickup truck begins tailgating them, on a dark stretch of road. Suddenly two men jump from the pickup and pull guns on Jason, demanding the car. A horrific flash of violence changes his life forever.

Later that awful night, Jason and his family receive a visit from the FBI. The agents tell them that the carjackers were members of a dangerous drug-trafficking organization - and now Jason and his family are in their crosshairs. The agents advise the Bennetts to enter the witness protection program right away, and they have no choice but to agree. But WITSEC was designed to protect criminal informants, not law-abiding families. Taken from all they know, trapped in an unfamiliar life, the Bennetts begin to fall apart at the seams. Then Jason learns a shocking truth and realizes that he has to take matters into his own hands.

Sometimes justice is a one-man show.

Book Review for The Hunting Wives

in , , by Kelly Denise Reads, Tuesday, March 28, 2023


OMG what can I say about this book?!?! 

It's a real page-turner! Had me on the edge of my seat! However, the characters annoyed me. Nothing but bored rich housewives. There were some parts I really didn't enjoy. 

I do give this book a 4/5

Book review for The Villa

in , , by Kelly Denise Reads, Wednesday, March 22, 2023


This book was a page-turner. Could not put it down! It was a cozy mystery. It was in two timelines. One in 1974 and the other in the present. I do recommend reading it. I gave it a 4/5

Reading now(Library book)

in , by Kelly Denise Reads, Monday, March 13, 2023

As kids, Emily and Chess were inseparable. But by their 30s, their bond has been strained by the demands of their adult lives. So when Chess suggests a girls trip to Italy, Emily jumps at the chance to reconnect with her best friend.

Villa Aestas in Orvieto is a high-end holiday home now, but in 1974, it was known as Villa Rosato, and rented for the summer by a notorious rock star, Noel Gordon. In an attempt to reignite his creative spark, Noel invites up-and-coming musician, Pierce Sheldon to join him, as well as Pierce’s girlfriend, Mari, and her stepsister, Lara. But he also sets in motion a chain of events that leads to Mari writing one of the greatest horror novels of all time, Lara composing a platinum album––and ends in Pierce’s brutal murder.

As Emily digs into the villa’s complicated history, she begins to think there might be more to the story of that fateful summer in 1974. That perhaps Pierce’s murder wasn’t just a tale of sex, drugs, and rock & roll gone wrong, but that something more sinister might have occurred––and that there might be clues hidden in the now-iconic works that Mari and Lara left behind.

Yet the closer that Emily gets to the truth, the more tension she feels developing between her and Chess. As secrets from the past come to light, equally dangerous betrayals from the present also emerge––and it begins to look like the villa will claim another victim before the summer ends.


in , by Kelly Denise Reads, Tuesday, February 28, 2023

 My very first DNF of the year….it was really hard to get past part one. It was way too detailed. My dad is listening to it and agrees as well. This was my first book by John Grisham. Won’t be my last though

Book haul

in , by Kelly Denise Reads, Monday, February 06, 2023

 Yesterday(Sunday) I went to B&N because I hadn't been there in a while. I got some new reads. Also, got my nephew and niece some. I can't wait to read mine!!

*The two Colleen Hoover books are a series. They are in order in the picture*