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 »

Hide and Seek by M.J. Arlidge (Helen Grace #6)

Hide And Seek M. J. Arlidge

Helen Grace is in prison for a crime she didn’t commit (we know that). Sadly, except for her loyal readers, the only other person who believes Helen is DS Charlie Brooks, who is her loyal teammate and friend. Everybody else was quick to believe Helen’s guilt and forget all about her. All stories in this series are dark, but I found Hide and Seek to be, so far, darkest of all. I couldn’t believe to imagine life in prison, especially not for someone who used to put others behind bars.Now, as she’s sitting in a cell away from everyone else who […] 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 »

Sleep, Savannah, Sleep by Alistair Cross

Sleep Savannah Sleep

Sleep, Savannah, Sleep by Alistair Cross is a standalone psychological thriller with some hints of supernatural (the supernatural elements only start in the second half of the book). Jason Crandall, recently widowed, decided to start life anew in another part of the country. So he took his two kids (Brent, his almost 18-years-old son, and Amber, his small, cute, and smart daughter), packed his bag, and left Los Angeles to move to a small town called Shadow Springs, where he could work as a massage therapist, something that he hasn’t done in a long time. Soon after arriving at Shadow […] Read more »

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 »

The Bequest by Nancy Boyarsky (Nicole Graves Mystery #2)

The Bequest by Nancy Boyarsky

The Bequest is the second book in Nancy Boyarsky’s Nicole Graves mystery series. I haven’t read the first book, but I had no major problems following the plot or understanding the characters. Nicole Graves, a prestigious lawyer, has just come back from the UK, where she was supposed to meet her boyfriend, Ronald Reinhardt, who was a no-show. Her mood was quite sour already, so when she arrived at her office, at Bascomb, Rice, Smith and Di Angelo, and learned that Robert Blair, one of the investigators working with them, has disappeared for the last few days as well, Nicole decided […] 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 »

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 »

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 »