Book Review: The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch

The Gone World by by Tom Sweterlitsch

I’ve just finished reading The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch, and I’m still confused by many aspects of it. The book is a mix of thriller and sci-fi time-travel story. If focuses on Shannon Moss, an FBI agent working for a secret brand of the NCIS which is dealing with time and space travel. She is sent to the future to investigate a possible ending of the world through something called the Terminus. For Shannon, it all starts in 1977 when she is investigating the gruesome murder of a family which incidentally lived in the same house her best friend […] Read more »

Book Review: Caught in Time by Julie McElwain

Caught in Time Kendra Donovan Julie McElwain

Caught in Time by Julie McElwain is the third novel in the Kendra Donovan historical mystery series with a time-travel element. I first started reading this series because it was advertised as a time-travel mystery. I love both time travel and murder mysteries, so I was pretty sure I would be in for a wild ride. The first book, A Murder in Time, was indeed a time-travel story. Kendra Donovan, an FBI agent, while pursuing a villain, jumps through a wormhole that takes her to 1815 to England. In the first book, it was all about her adjusting to her […] Read more »

Book Review: Chasing Ivan by Tim Tigner

Chasing Ivan Tim Tigner

Chasing Ivan is a prequel novella in a spy thriller series by a new author to me, Tim Tigner. After recently reading Mark Dawson’s latest John Milton book, I got in the mood once again to read spy and political thrillers. You know, those in the veins of Jason Bourne, Jack Reacher, Pike Logan, Mitch Rapp, and so on. But I wanted to read something new, to find new authors. And find I did. First I picked up Ben Coes’s Dewey Andreas series, and having finished the latest book, a related Goodreads screen showed me the Kyle Achilles series by […] Read more »

Book Review: Shooting Gallery by Ben Coes

Shooting Gallery Ben Coes

I’m a huge spy-thriller fan, and I’ve been meaning to read the Dewey Andreas series by Ben Coes for a while now. I know that a new book is being released later this year with the title Bloody Sunday, so I got all the previous books, loaded them on my iPad and took them with me on my holidays abroad to read. Currently, the latest published book is a short novella titled Shooting Gallery, with Bloody Sunday to be published next month in July. Now, Shooting Gallery is just a short story, but it’s just as action-packed as the author’s […] Read more »

Book Review: Redeemer by Mark Dawson

Redeemer by Mark Dawson

After a one-year wait, finally, the latest John Milton book is here. I first learned about Mark Dawson last year, when I literally binge-read all the previous 11 books in the series. Once I read everything, it felt strange to no longer have a new John Milton book to pick up. It was absolutely a blast reading the Mark Dawson books in order for his John Milton series, which were followed by Beatrix Rose and Isabella Rose. This year, while waiting for the latest Milton book, I also picked up the Group Fifteen Files novellas, which are some great fillers […] Read more »

Book Review: Reset by Brian Andrews

Reset by Brian Andrews

I picked up Reset by Brian Andrews as I’ve read several of his books in the past (including The Calypso Directive and Ring of Flowers), so I knew I would be in great company for the next couple of hours. The story begins with a mystery right from the first few pages. We meet some guy in a straight jacket in an asylum who has an interesting story to tell. Next, we meet Sergeant Michael Pitcher who is on tour in Afghanistan. While there, deep in the Tora Bora Mountains in a cave, he discovers some strange object for which he […] Read more »

Book Review: The Fallen by David Baldacci

The Fallen David Baldacci

In The Fallen, we return to one of our favorite characters by David Baldacci, Amos Decker. This time around, Amos and his friend, Alex Jamison, are in the small and forgotten town of Baronville visiting Alex’s family. For the latecomers to this series, reading the David Baldacci books in order for this series is recommended. Not a must, but recommended. You’ll get to learn the tragic past Amos is trying to put behind him and move on. You’ll learn about his special abilities and how he deals with them. You’ll also get to know the complex and larger-than-life character that is […] Read more »

Book Review: Hold Back the Dark by Kay Hooper

Kay Hooper Hold Back the Dark

Hold Back the Dark is the latest installment in the Kay Hooper Bishop/SCU paranormal thriller series. I’ve been reading the books from the very first one and I got hooked right away. Now I’m always getting the latest sequel as soon as it’s out, literally within days. Reading the Kay Hooper books in order is a real treat if you like anything paranormal in your mysteries and thrillers. The author has this genre down pat. I think my ever first book was Once a Thief in the Quinn/Thief series, and soon after I discovered the Bishop series as well. In Hold […] Read more »

Book Review: Fire Damage by Kate Medina

Fire Damage Kate Medina

When one of my Goodreads friends sent me a book recommendation for Fire Damage by Kate Medina, I checked it out right away because she never failed in her suggestions before. I always love discovering new mystery and thriller authors, and gripping books that can keep me up to the wee hours of the morning reading. Having just finished reading the book, I can say that it ticks all the boxes for me. It is an engaging read, it has some gruesome crime scenes, and the main characters are well-fleshed out, not to mention the sparks that fly when the […] Read more »

Book Review: Las Vegas Girl by Leslie Wolfe

Las Vegas Girl Leslie Wolfe

I love the Leslie Wolfe books, and I was eagerly waiting read the author’s new book, Las Vegas Girl, which, hopefully, is the start of a new addictive crime mystery series. The book features detective Laura Baxter, a recent arrival at the department in Sin City, who gets teamed up with detective Jack Holt in a new and very sensitive case. Both are on probation and just one hair-width away of being kicked out of the Las Vegas PD. So how come that these two people get the high-profile case of a young woman who died at the posh Aquamarine hotel, […] Read more »