Crime

Little Girl Gone (A Logan Harper Thriller Book 1)
Little Girl Gone (A Logan Harper Thriller Book 1)

Review: After enjoying Brett Battles' "Becoming Quinn" last year, the author had a bit of a "halo effect" going into my reading this book featuring a new hero.

While a number of people have commented on the unbelievable attributes of Logan Harper, I saw no real difference between suspending belief in a novel and when I go to an action movie.

Admittedly the plot was a little opaque at times, occasionally dragged and stretched credulity regarding the personal commitment many of these charact... Read more

A Gripping Crime Thriller (Lawson Raines, Book 1)
A Gripping Crime Thriller (Lawson Raines, Book 1)

Review: Fast and furious! What a great 1st time around with Lawson Raines. If you want entertainment at it's finest you must read this book. I'm already hooked on Bradley Wright's Xander King, so here I go again with a new addiction; Lawson Raines. Just remember that I warned you!!!!!! Read more

An Action Thriller Novel (David Rivers Book 1) - Greatest Enemy
An Action Thriller Novel (David Rivers Book 1) - Greatest Enemy

Review: WOW! It is very rare for me to give an author's first novel a five-star rating But Jason Kasper's JAIS (David Rivers Book 1) definitely deserves the highest rating. The novel moves very fast, and it is very hard to put down. I read in two days. The author's prior personal experience in both combat and BASE jumper gives the details of fighting and jumping an incredible realistic grit. Like many of the great authors of this genre, the main character is tragically flawed, but the read really... Read more

Vicious Circle (A Joe Pickett Novel)
Vicious Circle (A Joe Pickett Novel)

Review: Reading the reviews so far, I guess it all depends on the readers expectations. I, too, have read all of the Joe Pickett series, & this one is very good. C.J. Box writes an entertaining, well-developed story. From the setting, to the characters, to the plot line, everything is well conceived & interesting. I suppose some may believe that Joe's story is somewhat trite because Joe and/or his family is frequently threatened. However, this book is called "Vicious Circle". It's to be expected... Read more

The Mars Room: A Novel
The Mars Room: A Novel

Review: This novel is the real thing. I've recommended it to many formerly incarcerated women who I work with and they all agree. It's important and brilliant, a page-turner. Too bad it's not out in paperback yet, so I can't send it to prisoners. Read more

The Shape of Water (Inspector Montalbano, Book 1)
The Shape of Water (Inspector Montalbano, Book 1)

Review: I was excited to read the first of this series but sorry to discover that the poor translation made the read choppy, stilted and seem dated. The main character, Montalbano,is one I would have loved to pursue, but I don't think I'll spend any more of my time on this series.

A decent story line and some interesting relationships and characters but the translation got in the way. Most unfortunate.

If you read Italian, I would suggest reading this in its original language; I'm sure it ... Read more

Greatest Enemy (David Rivers)
Greatest Enemy (David Rivers)

Review: WOW! It is very rare for me to give an author's first novel a five-star rating But Jason Kasper's JAIS (David Rivers Book 1) definitely deserves the highest rating. The novel moves very fast, and it is very hard to put down. I read in two days. The author's prior personal experience in both combat and BASE jumper gives the details of fighting and jumping an incredible realistic grit. Like many of the great authors of this genre, the main character is tragically flawed, but the read really... Read more

BEWARE THE PAST a gripping crime thriller with a huge twist
BEWARE THE PAST a gripping crime thriller with a huge twist

Review: Joy Ellis is talented writer and always delivers compelling police procedural drama.  I have read several of her books and each one delivers time and time again.

In ‘Beware the Past’ DCI Matt Ballard is approaching retirement and is still haunted by one case 25 years ago where three boys were brutally murdered in the remote Gibbet Fen.  The killings stopped when the suspect was killed in a hit and run however Ballard was never certain that the suspect was guilty and now the nigh... Read more

The Flight Attendant: A Novel
The Flight Attendant: A Novel

Review: I’ve always liked Bohjalian but this one did me in. The main character was flat, the plot was repetitive, the writing juvenile, and the whole thing a waste of time. At least if I’m going to read a trashy spy novel I know what I’m getting. This book was a huge let-down. I expected so much better. Not sure if I’ll bother to read his next book. Read more

For You (The 'Burg Series Book 1)
For You (The 'Burg Series Book 1)

Review: Yet, another KA story that had me gripped from the 1st page. I know of no other author that can grip you from the 1st page and never get bored throughout the book. For You introduced some characters that I hope are the story lines for the rest of the books I will read in this series. Read more

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