Dark Harvest by Chris Patchell (A Holt Foundation Story #2)

Dark Harvest by Chris Patchell

Dark Harvest by Chris Patchell is an intense thriller focusing on some heavy-duty topics, such as stem-cell research used in nefarious ways, unwanted and unplanned pregnancies, abuse, and so much more. The book is the second installment in the Holt Foundation series, and while I haven’t read the first book, I had no major troubles following the plot or the characters. Seth Crawford was once a police detective, now turned lead investigator for the Holt Foundation. He is working along Marissa Rooney and her team on their latest case: the recapture of two missing pregnant teenagers who might have been […] Read more »

The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy

The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy

The Dark Net is a standalone novel by Benjamin Percy, an author that until now was new to me; thus I didn’t know what to expect when I picked up the book. And nothing prepared me for what I was about to read. Even after reading the blurb and a few Goodreads reviews, I had an entirely different notion of what the book would be compared to what it ended up being. After the first few chapters, I thought the book would be a novel about … the Dark Net and the illegal tradings going on there (and yes, which […] 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 Final Hour by Tom Wood (Victor the Assassin #7)

The Final Hour by Tom Wood

The latest installment of the Victor the Assassin series, The Final Hour, brings our beloved hit-man face to face with someone from his past. Someone who is just as dangerous as he is and owes him a blood debt. Because in a moment when he could have killed her, he choose to let her live. And now the time has come for Raven to repay this debt. This book was a bit difficult for me to read, because I kept going back to a comment someone made on my review of A Time to Die, the previous book in the […] Read more »

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

Mary Burton Hangman

The Hangman is the third book in The Forgotten Files romantic suspense series by 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 Julia Vargas […] Read more »

Assassination at Bayou Sauvage by D. J. Donaldson (Broussard/Kit #7)

Assassination at Bayou Sauvage Donaldson

The seventh book in the Andy Broussard/Kit Franklyn mystery series by D. J. Donaldson is the first one I have ever read by this author, however it will not be my last. Assassination at Bayou Sauvage features the series two main characters: Andy Broussard, medical examiner, and Kit Franklyn, death investigator and psychologist, temporarily deputized. The story begins with Andy Brussard sitting at a family picnic when his uncle Joe Brussard is sniped right in front of him. Since the local park rangers were at the picnic as well, they take no time in pursuing the killer, who was last seen shooting […] Read more »

Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child (Jeremy Logan #5)

Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child

Jeremy Logan is an enigmologist, meaning his job is to investigate things out of the ordinary, weird, in one word, enigmas. Things such as the Loch Ness monster, Yeti and even ghosts. Full Wolf Moon, Lincoln Child’s latest novel finds Jeremy on his latest surprising (even to him) adventure. All Jeremy wants is finish in peace the historical book he started writing a while ago, and for this he goes to an isolated writer’s retreat where he would not be disturbed. He is deep in the Adirondacks mountains at a guest house which prides itself on keeping the guests (writers, singers, […] Read more »

Kill Devil Falls by Brian Klingborg

Kill Devil Falls

Kill Devil Falls is a crime mystery which turned out to be way different from what I initially though it would be. It took me totally by surprise. Now, I’ve read the blurb and some reviews, so I knew that the main protagonist  U.S. Marshall Helen Morrissey would be trapped in a dead-end condemned ghost town called Kill Devil Falls trying to find her way out. What I didn’t realized was just how claustrophobic that small town would end up being. I’d definitely not put it on my to-visit places for my upcoming holidays. Helen is tasked with driving to […] 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 »

Last Breath by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster #4)

Last Breath by Robert Bryndza

Erika Foster, the tough as nails detective in Robert Brynzda’s thriller series, is back once again. This time, however, she is not working murder cases because she’s out. She has been away from her team for a while now, ever since she left the Murder Investigation Team when she got, once again, passed over for promotion. But the itch to solve cases remained with her ever since. When she is called to a gruesome crime scene, she can no longer deny her calling. She has to solve this case even if she has to grovel for her place back on the […] Read more »