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. 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 Dark Descending, and only when I finished reading it I realized that it’s, in fact, part of a series. Woops. So I went […] Read more »

Origin by Dan Brown (Robert Langdon #5)

Origin by Dan Brown

I’ve been eagerly waiting for Origin by Dan Brown to be published. I even knew the exact day it would come out, and when it was finally released, I bought it right away. That’s how much I love the Robert Langdon series by one of my favorite authors. Out of the blue, Robert Langdon receives a last-minute invitation from one of his former students to attend an exclusive event that only select people are invited to. Edmond Kirsch has made a name for himself among the high-tech world geeks with various inventions that are way above what the current society […] 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 »

Jacks Are Wild by Monique Martin (Saving Time #1)

Jacks are Wild by Monique Martin

Jacks Are Wild is the first book in the new series by Monique Martin, titled Saving Time. Before I continue with the review, a bit about the history of the author’s books. Monique Martin has become popular through her Out of Time historical time-travel series. I’ve read all the books, however I haven’t reviewed them on Mystery Sequels, because they are not within the scope of the site. Sure, there is adventure involved in each book, but still, they’re not truly crime mystery novels. Then enter Saving Time. This new series follows Jack, one of the main characters in Out […] Read more »

A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain (Kendra Donovan #2)

A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain

The second book in the Kendra Donovan time-travel mystery series, A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain, picks up where the first book ended. In short, Kendra is stuck in 1815 at Aldridge Castle, trying in vain to return to the 21st Century. I have not reviewed the first book on Mystery Sequels, because that book is first of all time-travel story with little mystery involved, however A Twist in Time is a historical mystery worth talking about on a site dedicated to mystery novels. Here is a brief synopsis of the first book for those who want to read book […] Read more »

The Alamo by Mark Dawson (John Milton #11)

The Alamo by Mark Dawson

Every time I read a new book in the John Milton series, I say to myself: this is it, this is the best one so far and my all-time favorites. And then I start reading the next book and what’s best seems to once again shift, gently gliding through my fingers. The Alamo by Mark Dawson is the latest installment in the John Milton thriller series and when I begin to think that the author can’t surprise me anymore, he does it once again. For those new to the series, John Milton is an ex-assassin working for Group Fifteen, a […] Read more »

Amnesia by Michael Ridpath

Amnesia by Michael Ridpath

Amnesia by Michael Ridpath is a look into the dark past of the main character, an older gentleman with retrograde amnesia, and his struggles to remember the horrible secret he knows he harbors somewhere in a deep corner of his mind. Alastair Cunningham finds himself in the hospital with no clue as to how he got there. Or who he is in the first place. He just can’t remember anything at all. In the hospital he is told that he had fallen down the stairs, hit his head and lost his memory in the process. Clémence, a family friend, is […] 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 proud […] Read more »

Wait for Dark by Kay Hooper (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #17)

Wait for Dark is yet another excellent addition to the Bishop / SCU paranormal thriller series by one of my favorite authors, Kay Hooper. In this latest book, the team is sent to investigate a series of unfortunate, but strange accidents in a small mountain town in North Carolina called Clarity. Sheriff Mal Gordon feels that there is more to these accidents that meets the eye, and knowing that he is way over his head in this, calls Bishop for help. And of course, never passing an opportunity, Bishop sends his troops to check things out. For this particular case […] Read more »

Dogs of War by Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger #9)

Dogs of War Joe Ledger Maberry

When I saw the book up for grabs at Netgalley, I jumped at the opportunity to read and review it. And I tried to read it, but soon I had to close the galley copy and wait until the book was published so I could buy it. This galley copy was sadly the worst I have ever gotten from Netgalley. I t wa s some thing lik th is through out the ent ire boo k which additionally included 200 empty pages with only a big black box in the middle of each page (yeah the book I got was 700 […] Read more »