Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Review Tour and Giveaway: The World Breaks Everyone by Lauren Clark

The World Breaks Everyone
by Lauren Clark


GENRE: Suspense



Every day, I wake up certain of only three things: I am responsible for my mother’s death. My father has vanished. Someone wants me dead. I’m on the run. It’s me against the world. I cannot let it break me.

When sixteen-year-old Olivia Jacobs and her celebrity chef father are brutally attacked after his French Quarter restaurant opening, the shell-shocked Olivia finds herself on the run on the streets of New Orleans. Who wants her dead? And why?



Olivia ran a single finger along the white marble, tracing the smooth-cut edges. She shivered against her windbreaker, causing the black material to rasp and rub. The air was cool and wet, a New Orleans damp that soaked the skin and soul.

Surrounded by silence, wrapped in a lush green space dotted by mausoleums and gravestones, Olivia knelt, protected by iron gates and sharp spires that towered over her head. The glow from the sky meandered through the branches of live oaks, threading though Spanish Moss, illuminating the letters and numbers carved in the marble. Simone Larroque Jacobs. Beloved mother, daughter, and wife. 1976-2015.

It seemed, to Olivia, a cheater’s way to sum up a life. In stone and words. Chiseled for permanence. She brushed away the damp, curled leaves from the base of the monument, finding a place to nestle the spray of violets. With its candy-sweet scent, the velvet-purple petals seemed to gaze up at the heavens.

The other small white blooms lay in the crook of her arm. She brought them for three neighboring vaults, in honor of the ancestors of her family who stood silent guard around her mother. Olivia brushed away debris before resting the flowers in place at each of the gravestones. She liked to think about her relatives being there when she was gone.

“I’m leaving, Mama,” Olivia whispered, her words carried away on the breeze. There. She had said it out loud. Confessed. The secret she had harbored in her heart for the last few months. “Baja,” she paused and reached for her backpack. The pull of the zipper, metal on metal, disrupted a cluster of doves, sending them skyward.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Lauren Clark is the author of several award-winning novels, including Dancing Naked in Dixie, Stardust Summer, and Stay Tuned. She also writes suspense under the name Laura McNeill. Center of Gravity and Sister Dear have been published by HarperCollins.

social media links -
@dixiegirlwriter (insta)
@lauramcneillbks (twitter)

book buy links -  - ebook - paperback



Lauren Clark will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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My Review

The World Breaks Everyone is my first introduction to Lauren Clark's work. I enjoyed this beautifully written book. The plot of the story fascinated me throughout. The suspense, action and danger kept my attention until the end. I would never have predicted how it all ended. 

I give The World Breaks Everyone five plus stars and I highly recommend it. It look like Lauren Clark has earned herself a brand new fan. 

This is an awesome read!

I received this book from the author. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

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  1. I appreciate you taking the time to give us a great book description and giveaway as well. Thank you so much!

    1. James - thank you so much for taking the time to stop by! I appreciate it - the blog tours are a lot of fun for me too! Lairen

    2. James - Thank you for stopping by Amy’s blog and checking out her review!! So glad you did! Lauren

  2. This sounds like a very interesting book.

    1. Debbi - Appreciste you taking the time to drop by and check out my book!! Lauren

  3. Really great review, sounds like my kind of book!

    1. Agreed, Victoria! So glad you stopped by to check it out!

  4. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

  5. How long did it take you to write your book? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  6. Amy - Thank you so much for the fantastic review! I am thrilled you enjoyed the book so much! It was great fun to research and write!! Appreciate you hosting me today!! Lauren

  7. Thank you for your honest review, it's much appreciated!