Apr 12 2018

Mini Reviews for What the Moon Saw by D.L. Koontz & Blackhurst

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Reviews / 10 Comments






What the Moon Saw
By: D.L. Koontz
Published: March 8th 2018
By: Tule Publishing
Genre: Adult, Historical, Romance, Fiction
Pages: 319
Format: Kindle
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When newlywed FBI agent and brilliant linguist Libby Shaw is warned that her death is imminent, she’ll do anything she can to survive–even take mysterious advice to submerge in mineral water of Bedford Springs during a full moon. Libby finds herself thrust back in time to 1926, where danger and intrigue surround her. As Libby tries to adapt to her new life, she finds herself oddly drawn to the town sheriff who seems to know her far better than she knows herself. Yet he seems eerily familiar and as pieces of a past start surfacing in dreams and visions, Libby seeks out the handsome sheriff for answers, only to find more questions.

As Libby learns someone is following her to change history, she must join forces with the sheriff to uncover the mystery of their past. Will they be thwarted by the master criminal who’s determined to destroy them both or will they be able to build a life together after lifetimes of being pulled apart by nefarious forces?




FBI Agent Libby Shaw has been working on a case translating a very old language for a case, she has no idea what she’s gotten her self into. Libby and Andrew are newly married, he is a bit mysterious but has this air about that just pulls you toward him. So, when Libby learns that she doesn’t have that to live, he suggests that they go and a place where there is source of medicinal water that will “heal” her. She loves and trusts Andrew, so of course she goes along with. Who would try everything to live? But when Libby emerges from the water, she finds herself in a whole different era of time. The 1920’s. (One my favorite eras too!) The strange thing is, Libby feels a sense a familarity in this time and with memories coming her, she tried to find out how she ended up here and why.

Libby handled herself quite well being thrust into the era of time, especially that feels there is so much more going on. Someone is following her, this also is a very women friendly time either. But there is the sheriff, she has a connection with him and it is one she doesn’t understand, but there is something there. But trying to figure out who’s doing the following, why she is here, and why she feels the things she does, it just a part of the mystery at the center of the story.

Koontz did such an amazing job weaving a story with time travel, suspense and a romance that will make you swoon. Fans of historical romances will enjoy this one for sure!






Before I Let You In
By: Jenny Blackhurst
Published: April 10th 2018
By: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Genre: Adult, Psychological, Thriller
Pages: 336
Format: Kindle
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Karen, Eleanor, and Bea have been best friends since childhood. They know everything about each other’s lives, or at least they think they do. Now in their thirties, though their lives are beginning to diverge: Eleanor is a young wife and mother who is struggling to cope with her many responsibilities; Bea is happy being single—or so she lets people think; and Karen is a psychiatrist who, despite the secrets in her past, considers herself the anchor of the group.

But when she takes on a new patient with issues she just can’t quite put her finger on, she begins to realize she may have put her dearest friends in danger. Because her patient knows more about these three women than anyone outside their circle possible could. Or should…

** Warning: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual abuse, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence which some readers may find triggering. **




Karen, Bea and Eleanor have been friends for a long time, but Karen is the “rock” of the group. Her being a psychiatrist, they feel they can come to her for just about everything. Karen has a new patient, that is a little on the scary side. This patient, Jessica, know way more than she should about Karen and her personal life.

From the start it was fairly clear that something bad happened. So with the multiple POV’s it gave some great insight to some events that have happened. The eerie feeling that Karen, Bea and Eleanor are in some kinda danger fills the entire story, and while I did figure out the mystery fairly early, it did not take away from my enjoyment of the stroy. There was plenty of suspense, heart pounding moments, and certainly plenty of drama too.

Overall, this was a quick read for me, and turned out to be a great thriller.







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Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

10 Responses to “Mini Reviews for What the Moon Saw by D.L. Koontz & Blackhurst”

  1. Stephanie @ Bookfever

    Ooooh time travel! What the Moon Saw sounds really good. Especially since it’s in the 1920’s. 😀 Before I Let You In sounds like a great read too. I think I’ve seen this book at the bookstores here even.

  2. Daniela Ark

    wow Before I let you in has some tough topics huh? I love multiple POV’s when is a mystery! Glad to hear you enjoyed this suspenseful read 🙂

  3. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    At first glance I thought What the Moon Saw was by Dean Koontz and when I read the synopsis I thought, “Wow, this sure seems different for him.” LOL Regardless, this one sounds very interesting. I usually enjoy time travel stories (when done well) and it sounds like this one was. Interesting choice of time period, too. I don’t think I’ve read anything from the 1920’s.

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