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 »

The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson (Alex Cross #25)

The People vs Alex Cross

The People vs. Alex Cross is the 25th and latest book in the popular Alex Cross series by one of my favorite authors, James Patterson. I was eagerly waiting for it to be published and then I grabbed it right away. Unlike in the previous novels, this time around Alex Cross is on trial on two counts of murder and one attempted murder. Apparently, his killing of a few Gary Soneji lookalikes was unjustified, although he claims innocence. Thankfully before the actual trial, Alex can stay at home without having to go to prison. Btw, to learn about his arrest, you […] Read more »

The Guise of Another by Allen Eskens

The Guise of Another by Allen Eskens

The Guise of Another is the second book by the author Allen Eskens. The first book, the author’s debut novel was The Life We Bury, and it featured college student Joe Talbert, and to a very small degree, my favorite character by Allen Eskens, Max Rupert. In this book, the main character is Max’s brother, Alex Rupert, who is also a detective with the Minneapolis Police Department, just like Max. Alex’s reputation has been lost and he is painstakingly trying to get it back. He comes across an identity theft case which he hopes will make him the respected cop he […] Read more »

False Witness by Andrew Grant (Detective Cooper Devereaux #3)

Andrew Grant False Witness

False Witness is the latest installment in the Detective Cooper Devereaux crime mystery series by the author Andrew Grant. The book is published in January 2018 and features the Alabama detective who gets a case which starts standard enough, but turns quite weird as the bodies pile up. A woman disappears on her 21st birthday. Soon she is found dead in a graveyard, wrapped like a sick gift. At this point, Cooper doesn’t know whether it’s a serial killer at work or only someone who held a grudge against the recently murdered woman. Before, she was sliding down a dangerous […] Read more »

Midnight in Death by J.D. Robb (Eve Dallas #7.5)

Midnight in Death

Midnight in Death is a short story in the In Death/Eve Dallas futuristic romantic suspense series by one of my favorite authors, J.D. Robb. I love reading the Eve Dallas books because they are delicious, hot, and absolutely addictive. I thought I have read everything by J.D. Rob so far, but I’ve realized that Midnight in Death novella is one that I haven’t read yet. And with Christmas and New Year being almost upon us, what better time to catch up to it as well than now. My copy is part of the Silent Night collection of stories by renowned romance authors. I […] Read more »