Book Review: A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci

Book Review:  A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci

After Long Road to Mercy, the first book in the Atlee Pine series by David Baldacci, I was looking forward to the second book, with a caveat. I really wanted Atlee (also called Lee by the locals) to learn more about the fate of her twin sister and what really happened in the past. And it seems I got my wish. This book took Atlee back to her Georgia hometown where she reopened the investigation into the disappearance of Mercy, and her own close encounter with death some 30 years ago. I love all the David Baldacci books, so I knew […] Read more »

Book Review: First Blood by Angela Marsons

Book Review: First Blood by Angela Marsons

First Blood is the latest in the Angela Marsons Kim Stone series, and it goes back to Kim’s roots. Have you ever wondered how did Kim end up with her current team and what were the dynamics between them at the start? Well, wonder no longer, because this book shows Kim’s first case ever working with D.C. Stacey Wood, D.S. Bryant, and D.S. Dawson. Things didn’t start all that well with the new team. Each of them displaced from other teams, they all have to work together and find a rhythm that doesn’t disturb the rest and gels with the others, but that […] Read more »

Book Review: Cleaning the Gold by Lee Child and Karin Slaughter

Cleaning the Gold by Lee Child and Karin Slaughter

Cleaning the Gold is a short novella co-authored by two of my favorite authors: Lee Child and Karin Slaughter. I’ve been waiting for this story ever since I’ve heard it is being written, and my wait panned out. At less than 100 pages, the book is short, indeed. However, it is engaging from the very first page. Basically, the story is about Will Trent going after Jack Reacher based on a cold case, believing that he is a cop killer, Of course, when they finally meet, things take a very different turn. The readers of the Jack Reacher series will […] Read more »

Book Review: An Unsettled Grave by Bernard Schaffer (Santero & Rein #2)

An Unsettled Grave by Bernard Schaffer

An Unsettled Grave is the second book in the Santero and Rein crime thriller series by Bernard Schaffer, a full-time police detective and a relatively new author with a very bright future ahead, if I have to judge his writing career based on this book. I haven’t read the first book in the series, but the author reassured me that each book can be read as a standalone, so I picked it up since it’s in my favorite genre. And boy, I was hooked on the story right from the start. We meet young detective Carrie Santero, who has a knack […] 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: 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: 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 »

Still Dead by JA Jance (J.P. Beaumont #22.5)

Still Dead by JA Jance

Still Dead is the latest novella by JA Jance in her first mystery series J.P. Beaumont. I haven’t read yet Proof of Life, which was published one month after Still Dead, so while I finish reading it, I decided to review this short story so I keep track of what is going on in the author’s most popular series to date. The previous book published was in 2015, so we, the series’ fans, had to wait for two years for something new JP Beaumont related. The Special Homicide Investigation Team has been disbanded (this happened in book #22, Dance of the […] Read more »

Garden of Lamentations by Deborah Crombie (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James #17)

Garden of Lamentations is the latest book by Deborah Crombie in her Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James crime mystery series. I have read all Deborah Crombie books so far, but it took me a while to get to this latest novel as my TBR shelf was quite high. In this book, Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James are separate in their investigations. Gemma has to work with DI Kerry Boatman in solving the murder of a young woman, Reagan Keating, whom Gemma actually knew from before. Reagan was the nanny of a child who went to the same dance studio as her child, Toby. […] Read more »

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