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 »

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 »