The Dollmaker by Mary Burton (The Forgotten Files #2)

The Dollmaker by Mary Burton

While reading the Mary Burton books in order, we continue with The Dollmaker, where we meet Dr. Tessa McGowan, a forensic pathologist, who has recently returned from working abroad to find the strangest case on her table: the mutilated body of a woman who was made to look like a real-life doll. Dakota Sharp, a Virginia State Police Detective is Tessa’s ex-husband and is the one who caught the strange case. It seems that there is a serial killer on the loose who kidnaps women, tortures them, tattoos them all over and leaves them in places the where they can be easily […] Read more »

The Shark By Mary Burton (The Forgotten Files #1)

The Shark by Mary Burton

The Mary Burton books in order continue here with a new series called The Forgotten Files, which began in 2016. The first book, The Shark, starts with a bang. Riley Tatum, a Virginia state trooper, while walking her dog, Cooper, stumbles upon a murdered prostitute who happens to look eerily similar to her. Riley is a woman with a dark past who worked very hard to leave it all behind. As a teenager, she ran away from home because her stepfather was getting way too cozy with her. During her time on the streets, she experienced something over 7 days […] Read more »

Vulnerable by Mary Burton (Morgans of Nashville #4)

Vulnerable by Mary Burton

Vulnerable is the latest novel in the Morgans of Nashville romantic suspense series by the popular author Mary Burton. I’ve been reading her books for the last 10 years, ever since I’m Watching You dropped into my hands. I was hooked and soon Mary Burton became one of my favorite romantic suspense authors, reading her books as fast as she published them. As usual in most romantic suspense series, each book focuses on another member of a group or family. In this case, it’s all about the Morgans – the Morgan family. In Vulnerable, the 4th book in the series, […] Read more »

Book Review: Haunted Destiny by Heather Graham

Haunted Destiny by Heather Graham

Haunted Destiny by Heather Graham is the 18th book in the Krewe of Hunters paranormal romantic suspense series. I have read many Heather Graham books, but I have to admit, I somehow let this entire series skip my radar. Since I’ve recently become interested again in paranormal mysteries, I picked up the last book in the series to see whether it would capture my attention. If it did, I’d go back to the first book and work my way up through the remaining novels. The whole story is taking place mainly at sea, on a supposedly haunted ship called Destiny, owned by Celtic American […] Read more »

Sting By Sandra Brown

Sting by Sandra Brown

Sting. What can I say, Sandra Brown is the queen of romantic suspense novels and her latest book just proves it once again. The Sandra Brown books in order can be savored in any order you choose because they are all standalone works of fiction. Two guys walk into a bar and see a girl entering the room soon after. And so the story starts. Shaw Kinnard is a ruthless assassin who teams up with another lowlife for a kill contract. The target is the sister of someone who, let’s just say, pissed off the wrong people, and he is to be punished by […] Read more »

Deception Island by Brynn Kelly

Deception Island by Brynn Kelly

Deception Island is the debut novel of the author Brynn Kelly. Published today by HQN books, it is a great addition to the romance/romantic suspense genre, and it also makes for a great beach read. Rafe Angelito is a guy with a troubled past who is trying to get on the straight path. Until his past catches up to him in the form of his ex-partner Gabriel kidnapping his son to force Rafe to abduct an American heiress called Laura Hyland, the pampered daughter of a rich American senator. Under great moral constraints, he decides to do the deed, knowing […] Read more »

Friction By Sandra Brown

Friction Sandra Brown

Friction is the latest standalone romantic suspense novel by a favorite author Sandra Brown. I have been reading her novels from the late 80s, back when I first discovered her books on my aunt’s shelf while visiting her during a summer vacation. I read probably most of the 70+ books Sandra Brown wrote so far (maybe skipped just a few in between) and while the earlier books are the ones that really drew me into this very genre, her latest books have kept the pace as well. Friction is the epitome of romantic suspense and very formulaic at that. And let’s just […] Read more »

Are You Afraid? By Carla Cassidy

Are You Afraid by Carla Cassidy

Are You Afraid is a standalone novel by the author Carla Cassidy. I’ve had this book in paperback for at least 5 years now in one of my many TBR (to be read) piles, and I picked it at random when I was looking for something new to read. I don’t read many physical books, most of them are Kindle books loaded into my iPad, however there are times when and iPad just won’t do: when I take a relaxing bath, when I’m in the waiting room of a doctor or dentist waiting for my turn in their office. The […] Read more »

Whipping Boy by Katherine Tomlinson

Whipping Boy by Katherine Thomlinson

Whipping Boy is the first book (a longer novella rather than a full sized book) in a new romantic suspense mystery series by the author Katherine Tomlinson. It focuses on Lark Riordan, a crime specialist who doesn’t have the cleanest job in the world (the book starts with a scene where Lark is digging in a dumpster where some small murdered kids were thrown), who now is put in a tough situation when the next crime hits closer to home than she would have liked. She has to examine the scene where one of her neighbors, Jimmy, was brutally murdered. There are […] Read more »

Watch Your Back by Karen Rose (Romantic Suspense #15)

Watch Your Back by Karen Rose

I bought Watch Your Back along with Broken Silence (which I’ve just reviewed here) by Karen Rose a few months back, but due to the many books on my TBR mountain to catch up to, only now I got a chance to read it. And glad I did! Karen Roses’s books are not new to me, I’ve read pretty much everything by this author so far (see all the Karen Rose books in order listed here). So when I finally started to read Watch Your Back, I was really excited because I knew I’d be in for a great ride. […] Read more »