Book Review: Reset by Brian Andrews

Reset by Brian Andrews

I picked up Reset by Brian Andrews as I’ve read several of his books in the past (including The Calypso Directive and Ring of Flowers), so I knew I would be in great company for the next couple of hours. The story begins with a mystery right from the first few pages. We meet some guy in a straight jacket in an asylum who has an interesting story to tell. Next, we meet Sergeant Michael Pitcher who is on tour in Afghanistan. While there, deep in the Tora Bora Mountains in a cave, he discovers some strange object for which he […] Read more »

Book Review: The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton

The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton

The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton came out on the Kindle a few days ago, so I picked it up as I couldn’t wait to read it. So far I’ve read all the Sharon Bolton books in order, and I was eagerly anticipating The Craftsman‘s release.  And wow what a book this was! The book’s main protagonist is Assistant Commissioner Florence ‘Flossie’ Lovelady, who tells her story from two points of view: the present (end of the 1990s) and the past (end of the 1960s). We first meet her as she is standing at a funeral where apparently people hated the dead […] Read more »

Book Review: Shattered Mirror by Iris Johansen

Shattered Mirror by Iris Johansen - Eve Duncan #23

In the latest Eve Duncan novel by Iris Johansen, Shattered Mirror, the focus shifts back to Eve once again, much to the delight of the series’ fans. In Mind Game, we were transported to Scotland and had a deeper meeting with Jane and her ancient queen, Cira. Now, it seems that Eve’s forensic sculpting abilities are again highly sought after when someone leaves a badly burned skull in front of Eve’s home for her to reconstruct. But who is the one who left the skull behind nicely wrapped in a box, and whom does the skull belong anyway? In Shattered […] Read more »

Book Review: The Fallen by David Baldacci

The Fallen David Baldacci

In The Fallen, we return to one of our favorite characters by David Baldacci, Amos Decker. This time around, Amos and his friend, Alex Jamison, are in the small and forgotten town of Baronville visiting Alex’s family. For the latecomers to this series, reading the David Baldacci books in order for this series is recommended. Not a must, but recommended. You’ll get to learn the tragic past Amos is trying to put behind him and move on. You’ll learn about his special abilities and how he deals with them. You’ll also get to know the complex and larger-than-life character that is […] Read more »

Book Review: The Assassin by Mark Dawson

The Assassin Mark Dawson

The Assassin is the latest book in the Isabella Rose spy thriller series by one of my favorites authors in the genre, Mark Dawson. If you like spy thrillers, books with assassins, hitmen, and shady organizations, reading the Mark Dawson books in order will give you a world where you constantly crave the next story to come out. You won’t get enough. I know I don’t. First, it was John Milton. I was hooked on that series. Next, I’ve read the Beatrix Rose series. I was still hooked. And now, we have already the 4th book in the Isabella Rose […] Read more »

Book Review: Hold Back the Dark by Kay Hooper

Kay Hooper Hold Back the Dark

Hold Back the Dark is the latest installment in the Kay Hooper Bishop/SCU paranormal thriller series. I’ve been reading the books from the very first one and I got hooked right away. Now I’m always getting the latest sequel as soon as it’s out, literally within days. Reading the Kay Hooper books in order is a real treat if you like anything paranormal in your mysteries and thrillers. The author has this genre down pat. I think my ever first book was Once a Thief in the Quinn/Thief series, and soon after I discovered the Bishop series as well. In Hold […] Read more »

Book Review: Fire Damage by Kate Medina

Fire Damage Kate Medina

When one of my Goodreads friends sent me a book recommendation for Fire Damage by Kate Medina, I checked it out right away because she never failed in her suggestions before. I always love discovering new mystery and thriller authors, and gripping books that can keep me up to the wee hours of the morning reading. Having just finished reading the book, I can say that it ticks all the boxes for me. It is an engaging read, it has some gruesome crime scenes, and the main characters are well-fleshed out, not to mention the sparks that fly when the […] Read more »

Book Review: Las Vegas Girl by Leslie Wolfe

Las Vegas Girl Leslie Wolfe

I love the Leslie Wolfe books, and I was eagerly waiting read the author’s new book, Las Vegas Girl, which, hopefully, is the start of a new addictive crime mystery series. The book features detective Laura Baxter, a recent arrival at the department in Sin City, who gets teamed up with detective Jack Holt in a new and very sensitive case. Both are on probation and just one hair-width away of being kicked out of the Las Vegas PD. So how come that these two people get the high-profile case of a young woman who died at the posh Aquamarine hotel, […] Read more »

Book Review: Last Seen by Rick Mofina

Rick Mofina Last Seen

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 »