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 »

Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen

Gone Without A Trace by Mary Torjussen

The topic of gone without a trace, disappeared and vanished has been featured in many movies and has been written about in countless psychological thriller novels so far. It is a very popular and catchy subject, so it’s not surprising that every movie script and book manages to add its own unique take on the theme. The movie that is still with me after all these years is The Vanishing with Jeff Bridges and Kiefer Sutherland, released in 1993. As I’ve soon learned, much to my surprise, even this movie is an American adaptation of an even older Franco-Dutch film […] Read more »

Double Up by Gretchen Archer (Davis Way Crime Caper #6)

Double Up by Gretchen Archer

I am usually not a big fan of cozies and I hardly read them. But the Davis Way Crime Caper series is a major exception to the rule. I love this series and so far I can’t stop reading them. The latest book Double Up brings back Davis Way and she is this time in a very funky mood. The main secret spy for the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi is at home with her two newborn twins. She lives on the 29th floor of the hotel and right now she is a stay-at-home mom. She hasn’t been out of the apartment in […] Read more »

Bum Luck by Paul Levine (Jake Lassiter #12)

Bum Luck by Paul Levine

Bum Luck is the 12th book in Paul Levine’s Jake Lassiter legal thriller series, and it’s also the first book I’ve read by this author. I was a bit worried that picking up a book without knowing anything about the series beforehand would be difficult, but it was anything but. The story was easy to follow and the characters were fun to learn about. And let’s face it, it’s not very often you read about a lawyer who wants to kill his client right after winning his freedom. At the very start of the book. Yeah that definitely got my attention […] Read more »

Freefall by Brian Lutterman (Pen Wilkinson #3)

Freefall by Brian Lutterman

Freefall, the third book in the Pen Wilkinson legal thriller series by Brian Lutterman brings back Pen to face another dangerous case, this time involving her own family. Pen Wilkinson is a paraplegic. A few years ago she got in a car accident that not only killer her six-years-old niece who was at the time with her in the car, but also left Pen hurt for good. She somehow picked up the pieces of her life and went on living, continuing to help those who could not help themselves, despite her own disability. But Pen has also a knack for getting herself […] Read more »