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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »