Book Review: Last Seen by Rick Mofina

Rick Mofina Last Seen review

I’ve had a crush on Rick Mofina’s writing ever since I’ve read If Angels Fall, shortly after it was published. So when after the last Kate Page book published in 2016 there were no books released in 2017, I was a bit sad. Thankfully, I knew that a standalone novel would be published early 2018 and was eagerly waiting for it. Reading the Rick Mofina books in order is a wonderful journey into the crime mystery and thriller arena. And the author’s latest novel doesn’t disappoint. At all. Last Seen is a psychological thriller and police procedural with so many […] Read more »

Book Review: Agent in Place by Mark Greaney

Agent in Place by Mark Greaney

The latest book in Mark Greaney’s Gray Man, aka, Court Gentry series is one that I’ve been waiting for a year to read. And, finally, I grabbed it as soon as it was published. Reading this series is a real joy for any Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne, Victor the Assassin, and The Nowhere Man fan. I love this type of emerging modern thriller, and thankfully more and more authors are writing their books following this fast-rising trend. The Gray Man is a guy by the name Court Gentry, and he is an assassin. And a very good one at that. Right […] Read more »

The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer

The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer thriller

The Escape Artist is the latest thriller written by the author Brad Meltzer. It is so far a standalone novel, but given the book’s ending, I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out to become the first in a new series. In the book, we enter the world of morticians – but not just any morticians. Because Jim “Zig” Zigarowski is special. He is employed at the Dover Air Force Base where he lovingly works at the bodies of soldiers who are returned in a body bag from war, or after major and horrific events like 9/11, etc. He not only conducts […] Read more »

Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz (Orphan X #3)

Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz - Orphan X book

Having read the previous Gregg Hurwitz Orphan X books, I bought Hellbent as soon as it came out. It is a series that I will keep reading as long as the author will keep writing it. And judging by the way Hellbent ended, I know that we can look forward to at least one more book (if not more) to read later on. Orphan X goes by a few other names including Evan Smoak and The Nowhere Man. Each name represents aspects of the main character. Evan is the guy who tries to integrate into the community (even if in […] Read more »

Book review: City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong (Rockton #1)

City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

It took me a while to realize that one of my favorite urban fantasy novelists has also crime mystery books. Once someone gently nudged me on Goodreads with a book recommendation, I quickly picked up City of the Lost to see what it is all about. And wow! I couldn’t put the book down once I’ve started reading. The author’s engaging writing style shines through, and you really get sucked in the plot and the strange atmosphere. Imagine a hidden town where the usual rules in the country don’t apply. The town is so hidden that nobody really knows of […] Read more »

Deep Zero by V.S. Kemanis (Dana Hargrove Legal Mystery #4)

Deep Zero by V S Kemanis - Dana Hargrove

In Deep Zero by V. S. Kemanis, we return to the complex world of the District Attorney Dana Hargrove, who, once again, in her line of work, is dealing with several unusual cases. Incidentally, one of them involves her own kids. When a bullied teenager jumps from a bridge into the Hudson River, everyone wants justice for the girl, and somebody should pay. But who? The story takes place in 2009 when cyberbullying is not yet a major thing – not a punishable offense anyway. Now Dana has to find a way to prosecute those people who virtually pushed the […] Read more »

Witness X by Mark Dawson (Group Fifteen Files #2)

Witness X Mark Dawson

After enjoying Scorpion, the first novella in the Group Fifteen Files, the new Mark Dawson series, I got myself the second book as well right away. The first book focused on John Milton during his time with the Group Fifteen before he went solo in his own series. Now, in Witness X we meet Byran Duffy, another dangerous Group Fifteen operator, Agent 12, whom we previously met in Blood Moon, a Beatrix Rose book. The book starts with Bryan being on a forced leave due to him being part of a government scandal. When a woman is found murdered and face […] Read more »

Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster #5)

Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza

I have been reading the Robert Brynza books in order for his DCI Erika Foster series from the very first book, The Girl in the Ice, and I was looking forward to pick up his latest novel, Cold Blood as well. After clearing my backlog on books to read and review, I finally managed to pick it up as my 4th book to read in 2018. In Cold Blood, we meet Erika once again, this time dealing with a ruthless killer who, after murdering his victims, cuts them into pieces and stuffs them in big suitcases, leaving them in various outdoor […] Read more »

City of Endless Night by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (Pendergast #17)

City of Endless Night Pendergast

In the latest book in the Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Pendergast series, City of Endless Night, Pendergast is back, once again, this time working together with his friend, lieutenant CDS Vincent D’Agosta, to solve a baffling series of murders where the victims are expertly decapitated, with the heads nowhere to be found. Reading the Pendergast novels in order is always a real pleasure for me (the series is written by one of my favorites author duos, after all), so I was looking eagerly forward to picking up the latest installment, City of Endless Night. Having just finished reading it, […] Read more »

Edge of Darkness by Karen Rose (Romantic Suspense #20)

Edge of Darkness Karen Rose

The latest Karen Rose book, Edge of Darkness, is the 20th in the author’s Romantic Suspense series and also the 4th in her Cincinnati series. We meet once again Meredith Fallon and Adam Kimble, along with many other characters who I hope will be well-fleshed out in next novels, such as Dani and Deacon, Diesel, Faith, and the O’Bannion brothers. The story follows Every Dark Corner, book #18 in the Romantic Suspense series and book #3 in the Cincinnati series, but the focus, this time around, is on Meredith, the child psychologist and Adam, a detective who had a one-time affair with her but […] Read more »