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These reviews are for Be Careful What You Wish For

"A unique kidnapping thriller where the root of evil runs deeper than you think." - TBR topbookreviewers.com

"What kind of person plans to take a child? Involving her other children in abduction so she can have the daughter she always wanted? Once she has the girl, why is Bea so callous as to let the girl suffocate just so she doesn't get caught? Bea Miller is an intriguing piece of work. The first portion of the book tells the reader WHAT she has done while the last portion tells us WHY. It's so hard to imagine the life Bea had growing up. Coming from a very loving family, I can't fathom living the hell that she lived through. As hard as it is to understand, the author keeps us captivated throughout the entire book. It's one of those books you can't put down even though the subject matter is challenging. Once the journals are found and we see Bea's past, it's hard to decide if they should "lock her up & throw away the key" and "get her some help". Should she pay for her crime or just get assistance for her mental condition? Be Careful What You Wish For is not a book where the reader can just lose themselves in a fictional world. No, the reader gets totally immersed in the actual words spinning around them. Bea almost becomes real--you go through so many emotions and you want to take sides on the outcome. I have no problem giving this book 5 stars. Ms Avery tells the story as if it were her own--lifelike descriptions and sensations. Great job, Ms Avery!" - Baron Book Review

"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down for the first half of the book, until the first kidnapping was resolved. (Then I took a break to get some work done and picked it back up for the second round of not-to-be-put-down reading. The second part is where the real story began as the author unraveled the twisted story of a disturbed woman as told through her journal. It was difficult not to be empathetic to the main character, Bea, based on the disturbing circumstances that she encountered in her life. However, I had to keep reminding myself of the terrible crimes she had committed in her kidnapping escapades and the harm she had caused to numerous families. I was captivated until the end as I really had no idea which way the author was going to end the book. It was a satisfying ending, and I am looking forward to reading the next one. " - Lisa Ryan "Chief Appreciation Strategist at Grategy"

"I purchased in paperback, on a referral. I sat down not knowing what to expect from the author. It seemed slow and the plot solved in the first few chapters. I felt let down and then WOW the real story; the truth behind the thoughts of a person who would actually kidnap a child. Then it didn't stop. At first I thought not again, then the author wrote with such conviction, I actually began to feel bad for the accused. It was truly one of those books that you can not figure out what will happen next Nice Work! Then the story left me hanging now I MUST READ the next book! Thank you!" - P L Shortsleeve

"This book was very good. A real "page turner". The reader is hooked from the first page...and it is very hard to put down. I am recommending this to my family...all avid Kindle readers....and my friends. It has something for everyone in it...and manages to keep you on the edge of your seat. Thought provoking." - Linda Cox

"Be Careful What You Wish For takes us into the life and mind of Bea Miller. Drawing on the journals she wrote throughout her life, the reader is introduced to Bea as a child in an abusive, dysfunctional home, and follows her through life to the point where she decides to kidnap a little girl, the only thing she believes is missing in her life. When she is eventually caught and arrested, the reality of what Bea is capable of finally comes to light.  Based loosely on her own abduction as a child, Ms. Avery takes her story to the extreme in the pages of her book. Her characters are simple, yet in Bea, we see a disturbed mind at work, and while occasionally a bit "far out," as the novel went on, I was hooked on the small details that led to a larger picture. Just when you think you figured it all out, a new clue emerges that leads down a new trail.  Relatively short, with just 228 pages, there is a lot covered. No fancy writing, or complicated metaphors, just plain, good entertainment with a crime thriller feel."  - Literary R & R

These reviews are for Not My Mother's Son

"A sequel that will throw you for a loop...in a good way." - TBR topbookreviewers.com

"When I finished reading the first book, I was curious what happened to David and his family. This book catches you up on the Miller family and even has some unexpected twists and turns. It was funny. It was sad. It was a good read. I would recommend it. " - Only the Truth

"Ms. Avery's second book did not disappoint. When I finished the first one, I thought about it for a long time after I read it and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I like how it picked up where the first book left off. I must admit, I was completely shocked at the turn of events and didn't see it coming. I would highly recommend." - Loves Reading 167

"Once I started reading this book, I could not put it down. This was a great read and sequel to R. K. Avery's "Be Careful What You Wish For." I can't wait to read more books from R. K. Avery. She is definitely a great author!" - Anonymous

"Not My Mother's Son picks up where Ms. Avery's first novel Be Careful What You Wish For left off. With Bea in prison for kidnapping, David Miller, all alone now, moves to Phoenix, Arizona to start a new life. Using the inheritance he received from his late aunt, David starts an organization to help in finding missing children. His success is immediate, and he begins the process of forgiving his mother.  Without warning David is arrested and is taken back to North Dakota to stand trial for the murder of a baby boy. His organization shuts down, people turn away, and David is left to depend on only his mother to prove his innocence. I actually received this book at the same time as the first, so I immediately jumped in to see what happened next. I was not disappointed. Again, some of the details were far-fetched, such as the immediate success of his organization, but the premise of this book, redemption and forgiveness was evident. Adding to that the twists of betrayal and murder, this book left me breathless. Not wanting to spoil it for others, I will just say that I had no idea what was coming, and was completely blown away. Ms. Avery took a good first novel and made it into an amazing second novel. This one is a 5-star book, solely on the surprise it holds. I'll be looking forward to seeing more from this author."  - Literary R & R

These reviews are for Reflection in the Mirror

All I can say is WOW!  Things happen in this book that I just look back and wonder how R. K. Avery came up with the idea.  And I liked that this book had a little bit of romance.  A first for R. K. Avery.  I highly recommend this book.  - Loves Reading 167

This was a great book.  I found that I could not put it down and when I did finish, I wanted to read more.  Can't wait for the next book.  Seeing how I have so many twins in my family, I found this very interesting.  Thanks for another great book R. K. Avery!!! - Anonymous