Blame by Jeff Abbott

Blame by Jeff Abbott

Blame is a standalone novel by Jeff Abbott, the author of the Sam Capra series. I love the series, so I was curious about his other books, thus I picked up Blame. After a few pages, the first thing I said to myself was: “No, not another amnesia book!”. However, I shouldn’t have worried. This book is really different from the usual memory-loss thrillers. Two years ago, Jane Norton and her friend and neighbor, David, were driving in the middle of the night and crashed the car, killing David and leaving Jane in a coma. When she woke up in the […] 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 late 1980s, and I have never failed to pick up her latest releases. Thankfully, Sandra Brown is an author who never let’s her readers down. She keep 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 several […] Read more »

The Burial Hour by Jeffery Deaver (Lincoln Rhyme #13)

The Burial Hour by Jeffery Deaver

The Burial Hour is the latest book in Jeffery Deaver’s popular Rhyme and Sachs thriller series. I have faithfully read every single book as soon as it was published, and of course, I have watched The Bone Collector with Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. Ever since that movie, these two actors are in my mind whenever I read the books. In the latest installment, Lincoln and Amelia are called in to investigate a kidnapping that happened in broad daylight witnessed only by an 8-years-old girl. The only thing left behind at the scene of the kidnapping was a small noose […] Read more »

The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

The Lost City of the Monkey God

The Lost City of the Monkey God is the first non-fiction book I’ve read by Douglas Preston. I love his Special Agent Pendergast series co-authored with Lincoln Child, but I was not sure what to expect from a real-life account story. The book turned out to be just as interesting as everything else Preston has written so far. The story is about a lost – almost mythological – city called La Ciudad Blanca (the White City). After decades of fruitless searches by other archaeological teams, Douglas Preston decided that he would go on the search as well. So he embarked in an […] Read more »

No Man’s Land By David Baldacci (John Puller #4)

No Man's Land By David Baldacci

No Man’s Land is the fourth book in the John Puller thriller series by David Baldacci and I have to admit, while I have read tons of books by this author, somehow I missed this series entirely. What do you do when there is now new information about your mom, who went missing almost 30 years ago, and it involves your decorated dad who is now in a VA nursing home with dementia? You start investigating, that’s what you do. And that’s exactly what John Puller decides to do, even when there are forces at work which don’t want him […] 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. 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 seeing his sibling dead. But when Shaw makes eye contact with the target – yes you figured it out by now, she is […] Read more »

The House of Secrets by Brad Meltzer and Tod Goldberg

The House Of Secrets by Brad Meltzer

The House Of Secrets is a standalone novel by the popular thriller author Brad Meltzer, in collaboration with Tod Goldberg, who is known for the book adaptation of Burn Notice, the popular crime TV show. While I have never read anything else by Tod Goldberg before, I was already familiar with Brad Meltzer’s work, having read some of his older novels, including The Tenth Justice and The Zero Game, so I knew that I wouldn’t be disappointed in his latest book. And I really wasn’t. For the most part. The story is about Hazel, her brother Skip and their popular […] Read more »

Beyond the Ice Limit By Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (Gideon Crew #4)

Beyond the Ice Limit

Beyond The Ice Limit is the latest installment in the Gideon Crew series by the prolific author duo Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. It is also their latest book written to date. I think the main reason I got excited for this book (well, except for the obvious, that it IS written by two of my most favorite authors ever) is the fact that it is also a sequel to The Ice Limit, a novel that the authors have written some 15 years ago as a standalone. So many readers have asked for a sequel, wanted to know just what happened with Eli Glinn […] Read more »

Friction By Sandra Brown

Friction Sandra Brown

Friction is the latest standalone romantic suspense novel by one of my favorite authors in this genre, 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 in to this very genre, her latest books have kept the pace as well. Friction is the epitome of romantic suspense and very […] Read more »

Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Pendergast #15)

Crimson Shore Pendergast Preston Child

The 15th book in the acclaimed Pendergast thriller series by the author duo Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, called Crimson Shore, delivered everything we’ve come to expect from the series and left us wanting for more. Special Agent Pendergast does not do freelance work involving private cases and he is very clear about that. However even he must break his own rule when a Mr. Lake pays him a visit and tells him a seemingly bland – yet increasingly interesting story. Mr. Lake’s wine collection has been stolen from his cellar, a collection worth tenths of thousands of dollar and he wants […] Read more »