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 »

Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum #24)

Janet Evanovich Hardcore Twenty Four

I couldn’t wait for Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich to be released. As soon as the book was released, I bought it and started reading it. Afterall, reading the Janet Evanovich books in order is nothing short of a well-timed holiday away from real life. I’ve been reading this series from the very first book, One for the Money and I still can’t get enough of Stephanie Plum even after all these years. In Hardcore Twenty-Four, Stephanie is dealing with several cases which make her running all over the place. First, we meet Simon Diggery, a grave robber which is nothing […] Read more »

Broken Bones by Angela Marsons (D.I. Kim Stone #7)

Broken Bones by Angela Marsons

In Broken Bones, the latest Kim Stone book by Angela Marsons, two seemingly separate cases will intersect in an explosive ending. One heavy-snowing and extremely cold Christmas day, DI Kim Stone finds outside their police headquarters an abandoned baby all nicely tucked in, which shows care for the baby. So what kinds of difficulties can a mom find herself in for her to leave a baby that she seemingly loved so much? Kim is responsible for the baby until Child Protective Services can take care of the newborn. Kim’s Christmas Day proves to be a very strange one, indeed. On […] Read more »

The Late Show by Michael Connelly (Renee Ballard #1)

The Late Show by Michael Connelly

The Late Show is the first book in the Renee Ballard series by one of my favorite authors, Michael Connelly. Now, reading the Michael Connelly books has been a great joy for me, not only in terms of his Harry Bosch series but his Mickey Haller, Terry McCaleb, and Jack McEvoy series as well. And now we have Renee Ballard: a kick-ass heroine who has been unfairly demoted to work the Hollywood night shift, fondly (and with snickers) called “The Late Show.” The demotion means that all Renee and her partner, Jenkins, do is pick up incoming cases during the night, […] Read more »

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

The Life We Bury is the debut novel of the author Allen Eskens. When the book was published back in 2014, I had no idea the author even existed. Now, reading the Allen Eskens books in order means catching up to no less than four books with the latest published in 2017. Truth be told, I started Allen Eskens’ books with his latest novel, The Deep Dark Descending, and only when I finished reading it I realized that it’s, in fact, part of a series. Woops. Truth be told, I started Allen Eskens’ books with his latest novel, The Deep […] Read more »

Hide and Seek by M.J. Arlidge (Helen Grace #6)

Hide And Seek M. J. Arlidge

In Hide and Seek by M.J. Arlidge, Helen Grace is in prison for a crime she didn’t commit (we know that). Sadly, except for her loyal readers, the only other person who believes Helen is DS Charlie Brooks, who is her loyal teammate and friend. Everybody else was quick to believe Helen’s guilt and forget all about her. All stories in this series are dark, but I found Hide and Seek to be, so far, darkest of all. I couldn’t believe to imagine life in prison, especially not for someone who used to put others behind bars.Now, as she’s sitting in […] Read more »

Sleep, Savannah, Sleep by Alistair Cross

Sleep Savannah Sleep

Sleep, Savannah, Sleep by Alistair Cross is a standalone psychological thriller with some hints of supernatural (the supernatural elements only start in the second half of the book). Jason Crandall, recently widowed, decided to start life anew in another part of the country. So he took his two kids (Brent, his almost 18-years-old son, and Amber, his small, cute, and smart daughter), packed his bag, and left Los Angeles to move to a small town called Shadow Springs, where he could work as a massage therapist, something that he hasn’t done in a long time. Soon after arriving at Shadow […] Read more »