Lara's Journal

A Sizzling, Psychological Suspense (Hidden Motives Book 2)

Fiction - Thriller - General
615 Pages
Reviewed on 10/30/2017
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Author Biography

A. Gavazzoni is a Brazilian author. She won The Golden Book Award 2017- Book Excellence Award 2017 - Honorable Mention at Reader's Choice -
and Honorable Mention at Paris Book Festival for her first novel Behind The Door.

Adriana is a lawyer, a former professor of law and a writer of novels and legal books, but she is also a voracious reader.

She speaks four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. When she is not practicing law or writing, she enjoys many interests and is a very active person. She loves to dance (Tango) and workout.

She loves to travel, loves good wine, and has been studying astrology for fifteen years. She paints and loves to cook.

She has two poodles -Gaia and Juno -and loves all animals. She is an aunt of four nieces who enjoy to paint and cook alongside their aunt. She lives in Brazil and is in the process of writing her next novel

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Lara's Journal: A Sizzling, Psychological Suspense - Hidden Motives Book 2 by A. Gavazzoni can be fitted into two of my favorite genres i.e. romance and thriller. Picking up the story after Behind the Door, Simone is taking a much-needed vacation after she was kidnapped by a deranged serial killer. She believes good company and a bit of sunshine will heal her mind and body and help her live in the moment, rather than think about that horrible time in her life.

However, when Carl asks her to take a look at Lara’s journals, she cannot say no. So she agrees, starts reading Lara’s journals and discovers all of her deepest secrets. She does so in order to find out more about this enigmatic woman and to figure out the reason behind her unusual life. However, Simone’s vacation is cut short when one of her clients is in trouble and she has to go back. Only, she has no idea that she is going back to a big surprise. People are getting murdered and they all have one thing in common: Simone. What can she do? Can she save the people she loves? Is she next?

I had some seriously high expectations from A. Gavazzoni after reading Behind the Door and I am delighted that the author lived up to it and then some. Simone is changed, as one would expect, and she has developed beautifully. I think the author loves creating a gripping story arc and actually nails it. The story held my interest until the last word and I didn’t want the novel to end. Her attraction to Carl and her conflicted emotions for Edward added a personal touch to the story. This is yet another masterpiece by Gavazzoni that I absolutely loved! Thrilling, exciting and wonderful!