Big Announcement!

I know it’s getting late for my UK folks and it’s middle of the day for the USA peeps, but I wanted to share the latest development with The Suspense Is Thrilling Me. Lately I’ve felt a bit overwhelmed with the sheer amount of review requests I’ve received, book mail I’ve gotten, and regular life stuff like our recent move and my grandmother passing. I’ve been on the hunt for a guest reviewer for a few months but was having trouble finding people as most of my contacts either have their own blog or are already reviewing for someone else. My goal wasn’t to take away from anyone else, but rather share the platform with someone new and looking for a place to review without the full responsibility of their own blog. I’m pleased to say I received a recommendation recently and connected with the perfect lady! Some of you may know author Charlie Donlea (Summit LakeΒ &Β The Girl Who Was Taken), but what you don’t know is that he has a sister who loves books just as much as he does! Please help me give a warm welcome to Mary Donlea-Murphy! You’ll be seeing much more of her on here; I’ve included a little bit about her below so that you can get to know her too.




Mary is a wife and mother of two with a voracious appetite for thrillers! She is on a quest to read ALL the books (and drink ALL the wine). She always has at least 3 books on her nightstand and a list a mile long on her Goodreads want-to-read list. When she’s not reading, Mary binge watches Fixer Upper and falls down the rabbit hole that is Pinterest more often than she cares to admit.


About The Suspense Is Thrilling Me

Chelsea is a happily married mother of two who's love of mysteries can be traced back to her first Nancy Drew experience. When not reading and writing book reviews, she likes to drink wine in her jammies and pretend that she exercises.
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27 Responses to Big Announcement!

  1. Annie says:

    Welcome Mary! πŸ™‚ It’ll be interesting to see her reviews too!

    Good luck with everything Chelsea ❀

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  2. I’m sorry to hear about your Grandmother.
    It’s great to read that you’ve found a guest reviewer for your blog to help share the reviewing load. Warm welcome to Mary – I’ll look forward to reading her reviews and posts soon. πŸ™‚

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  3. Lilyn G says:

    Someone to share the load with is a wonderful thing πŸ™‚


  4. Diana says:

    Sorry to hear about your grandmother Chelsea.

    Welcome Mary, I look forward to your reviews.

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  5. Welcome, Mary, to the blog! I hope you enjoy your position here.
    I also love reading thrillers and folks’ thoughts on them, as well as Fixer-Upper (watching it as we speak :), so I look forward to your thoughts, yay!

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  6. So sorry about your grandmother.
    Hi Mary from the UK. I work nights so I am often around when you are all about. Looking forward to reading your posts

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  7. TeacherofYA says:

    That will help take some of the load off, huh? Glad that you find someone because I know you get sent a lot to read and you have so much to do!
    I’m sure this will be great! It’s nice to meet your new blogger buddy!

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  8. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your grandmother Chelsea! This is great news though and I like her already since she likes Fixer Upper and Pinterest as much as I do! I look forward to hearing more :).

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  9. ronnieturner says:

    Welcome, Mary! Look forward to reading your reviews! πŸ˜ƒ

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  10. Wade Brown says:

    Hi, Mary! I’m sure you and Chelsea will make a formidable team! πŸ™‚

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  11. lollyrugs says:

    Fab news Chelsea and looking forward to reading Mary’s reviews….now if you could find me a guest reviewer I would love you forever πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  12. Renee says:

    Chelsea you’ve certainly had a lot to juggle with the recent move and I’m sorry again about your grandmother’s passing. A big welcome to Mary, I can’t wait to read your posts!!

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  13. Good news, Chelsea, and a big, warm welcome to Mary. Chelsea, I’ve often wondered how you managed it all, especially with your recent move. And I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother passing. Looking forward to reading Mary’s posts!

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  14. mikaela says:

    Aw, welcome Mary! I hope everything works out well for you, Chelsea! 😘

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  15. Wonderful news! Looking forward to reading your stuff!

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  16. Hello from across the pond Mary!!! X

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  17. dandelionsinspired says:

    Welcome Mary!!! πŸ˜„

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  18. novelgossip says:

    Welcome Mary! Looking forward to reading her reviews.

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  19. susieqlaw says:

    Wonderful news! Welcome, Mary!

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  20. Welcome Sis!
    Conflict of interest: Reviewing one of your brother’s books. (Especially since you likely helped edit it).

    Chelsea — glad to hear you two are a good fit!

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  21. Sarah Hardy says:

    Great news Chelsea and a big warm welcome to Mary. x

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  22. Sending you hugs Chelsea! Also welcome Mary!

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  23. Sorry to hear about your grandmother Chelsea, you’ve had a lot to cope with. I’m glad you’ve found a partner in crime to help out so here’s a big hello to Mary πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

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  24. knovelcafe says:

    Yay! That’s awesome! Welcome, Mary…I’m looking forward to reading your posts. πŸ™‚

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