Book Review: Dark Tribute by Iris Johansen (Even Duncan #24)

Dark Tribute by Iris Johansen

Dark Tribute is the latest novel in the Eve Duncan series by popular romantic suspense author Iris Johansen. I’ve been reading the series faithfully from the very first book, and while my excitement about it has dampened a bit over the years, the books are still engaging and some of my favorites in the genre. Each book focuses on one particular character, and Dark Tribute is no different. Here we have as central role Cara Delaney, beloved ward of Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn. She is also Jock Gavin’s love interest, although so far that love – albeit strongly returned […] 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 »

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 »

Mind Game by Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan #22)

Mind Game Iris Johansen

Mind Game is the latest book in the Iris Johansen Eve Duncan series, and it follows the stories of a few people close to Eve. The focus this time is on Jane MacGuire, who has an ability to connect with people during her dreams. While reading the Eve Duncan series in order is not specifically required (the author has a knack for making sure you know most of what happened in previous books during her telling of the current story), Mind Game does directly relate to Hide Away (book #20 in the series), where Jane MacQuire, Eve’s adopted daughter, played an […] Read more »

Hello Again by Brenda Novak (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles #2)

Hello Again by Brenda Novak

Hello Again is part of the Brenda Novak books in order. It is the second book by Brenda Novak in her Evelyn Talbot Chronicles taking place in Alaska at the Hanover House prison. We’ve already met Evelyn in the first book in the series where she went through several deadly adventures in the Alaskan wilderness. Now, we’re back once again at her beloved Hanover House, a maximum-security prison that holds and studies some of the most dangerous criminals known to man. Evelyn is one of the chief psychologists who study these depraved and soulless killers, and her work is not […] Read more »

The Last Move by Mary Burton

The Last Move by Mary Burton

The Last Move is the latest standalone romantic-suspense thriller by the popular author Mary Burton. It focuses on Theo Mazur, a veteran detective who moved from Chicago to San Antonio to be near his daughter, and Kate Hayden, an FBI agent who has just found the latest victim of a vicious serial killer. Thankfully, the victim was still alive. Theo loves his job at Chicago, but when his ex-wife decides to move to San Antonio to advance her career, he has no choice but to transfer from Chicago to San Antonio. He has to go even if means he’ll start at […] Read more »

Seeing Red by Sandra Brown

Seeing Red Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown, my favorite (and the only) queen of romantic suspense is back once again with a nail-biting, suspenseful and sexy story in Seeing Red. I’ve been reading the author’s books from the late 1980s, and I have never failed to pick up her latest releases. Thankfully, Sandra Brown is an author who never lets her readers down. She keeps putting out greatness after greatness in book after book. In her latest novel, the two main characters are journalist Kerra Bailey and former ATF agent John Trapper. As it happens, John Trapper is the son of the famous  Major Trapper, who saved […] Read more »

Fatal Threat by Marie Force (Fatal Series #11)

Fatal Threat by Marie Force

Fatal Threat is the latest installment in Marie Force’s Fatal romantic suspense series. It is also the first book I have read by this author, but by no means will it be the last. Going in blindly, I was not quite sure what to expect. Much to my surprise the book turned out to be a delightful almost-political but-not-quite story of murder, intrigue and yummie romance. Sam Holland is a Metro PD lieutenant. She is also the wife of Nick Cappuano, the US vice president. Yes, the very vice president. Now, I haven’t read the previous novels, so I don’t know […] Read more »

The Hangman by Mary Burton (The Forgotten Files #3)

Mary Burton Hangman

The Hangman is the third book in The Forgotten Files series by the romantic suspense author Mary Burton. As in the previous two novels, this latest installment also deal with two new main characters, which means that reading the series in order is not required for any character development continuity. Tobias Novak is a homicide detective, who is called to an abandoned home to investigate a fire which unearthed the skeletons of a young woman forgotten in the basement for over a quarter of a century. Among the victim’s possessions, there is also an old photo of a very young […] Read more »

Throwback Books: Walking After Midnight by Karen Robards

Walking After Midnight by Karen Robards

Throwback books is a new section of Mystery Sequels where I review older books written more than 10 years ago, and I am starting with Walking After Midnight by Karen Robards, the author of  Dr. Charlotte Stone and Jessica Ford series. I had the book in my TBR pile for close to 20 years now, and it was high time I picked it up. These days I mostly read eBooks on my iPad, however, I still have over 1000 paperback and hardcover books on my various shelves at home and it’s high time I put them to good use. Summer McAfee is the […] Read more »