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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »