The Silent Girls by Dylan Young is the first book in the Anna Gwynne series. What a great start! 17-year-old Nia has a sleepover in her family's stable for her birthday one evening. Her father goes to check on her and finds her friend drugged and barely conscious and his daughter missing. Soon, Nia is found dead, in a shallow grave, with her arm reaching out and stab wounds all over her body. Strikingly similar to Emily's body found eigh...

Holy crows, The Sound of Rain by Gregg Olsen is twister than my intestines on the day after Thanksgiving. What. The. Hell. Just. Happened? Nicole Foster - if she wasn’t in need of therapy at the beginning of this book, she sure will be needing it by the end. Oh. My. Gosh. Nicole is down on her luck. She has a gambling addiction; she’s lost her job, her pup, her ass-hat boyfriend (ok, not much of a loss there), and is sleeping at a women’...

His Kidnapper’s Shoes is the first book I’ve read by Maggie James. This was a little gem of a book. It’s shortish, so it’s an easy read (or listen in my case!). But don’t let that fool you, there’s a lot of story packed into those 200-some-odd pages. 26-year-old Daniel has never truly bonded with his mother the way most kids have. Then, he and his stepfather just outright did not get along. (He refers to him as asshole many times throughout...

Carol Wyer is my favorite author, and The Silent Children is the 4th in her DI Robyn Carter series. What else can I say, other than "Fantabulous"!? At first, I was a little confused because I was expecting the book to be about children. But that doesn't make it any less of a book, once I realized it wasn't. Perhaps the adults are categorized as children. LOL A little boy discovers a body in Cannock Chase of a man deceased in his vehicle,...

The Fourth Monkey Killer starts with a man getting hit by a bus, and in his possession they find a notorious white box tied with black ribbon. In the box? An ear. Detectives Porter, Nash, and Claire (she has a last name, but she mostly went by Claire) kick into gear, when they realize that this man is the Four Monkey Killer. The Four Monkey Killer kidnaps women, delivers their ears, eyes, and tongue in succession before finally killing ...

The Lullaby Girl by Loreth Anne White is a novel that delves much more deeply into the past of Angie Pallorino, the heroine of book 1, The Drowned Girls. There are a lot of series books you can get away with reading out of order, but I don’t feel this series is one of them. Do yourself a favor and read The Drowned Girls - the 5-star book 1 in the Angie Pallorino series. It’s hard to discuss The Lullaby Girl without giving away The Drowned G...

Loreth Anne White has done it again with The Drowned Girls. WOW. She is the queen of backstories and romantic thrillers. The Drowned Girls isn’t even a mystery; it’s an actual thriller. Really and for true. And don’t let the length of the book fool you, it will keep you ensnared. I promise. Angie Pallorino is a sex-crimes detective, vying for a spot in homicide investigations. In the past, Angie has lost a partner, which she still holds her...

Holy-crazy-balls, Crossing the Line is by far my favorite Kerry Wilkinson book. And I’m not just saying that because I am part of the Publication Day Blast. It’s for true and for real. Let me preempt this by saying, you DO NOT need to have read any of the prior books to read Crossing the Line. Sure, it’s #8 in the series, but this functions very well as a stand-alone novel as well.

Previously released as "Locked In" published by Pan Macmillan, The Killer Inside by Kerry Wilkinson was re-released by Bookouture in 2016. The Killer Inside is the first book in the Jessica Daniel series. I am committed to this series, as I love Kerry Wilkonson and his books.  The Killer Inside was no exception. While it took me a while to read it (holidays, work, everything gets in the way!!), I was surprised to see how long it was afte...

One sentence of advice. Go into Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll blind. Seriously, I would not have enjoyed the book nearly as much if I had known the subject matter I was going in. Because of that, the primary twist was a “Woah” instead of a “Meh.” “Ah-knee” Finelli has it all. The perfect body, the perfect job, the perfect fiancé, the perfect life. But deep inside Ani Finelli, things just aren’t perfect. Because once upon a time sh...

The Silent Girls – Dylan Young
Book Reviews , Spotlights / 19 January 2018

The Silent Girls by Dylan Young is the first book in the Anna Gwynne series. What a great start! 17-year-old Nia has a sleepover in her family's stable for her birthday one evening. Her father goes to check on her and finds her friend drugged and barely conscious and his daughter missing. Soon, Nia is found dead, in a shallow grave, with her arm reaching out and stab wounds all over her body. Strikingly similar to Emily's body ...

The Sound of Rain – Gregg Olsen
Book Reviews / 17 January 2018

Holy crows, The Sound of Rain by Gregg Olsen is twister than my intestines on the day after Thanksgiving. What. The. Hell. Just. Happened? Nicole Foster - if she wasn’t in need of therapy at the beginning of this book, she sure will be needing it by the end. Oh. My. Gosh. Nicole is down on her luck. She has a gambling addiction; she’s lost her job, her pup, her ass-hat boyfriend (ok, not much of a loss there), and is sleeping a...

His Kidnapper’s Shoes – Maggie James
Book Reviews / 13 January 2018

His Kidnapper’s Shoes is the first book I’ve read by Maggie James. This was a little gem of a book. It’s shortish, so it’s an easy read (or listen in my case!). But don’t let that fool you, there’s a lot of story packed into those 200-some-odd pages. 26-year-old Daniel has never truly bonded with his mother the way most kids have. Then, he and his stepfather just outright did not get along. (He refers to him as asshole many times ...

The Silent Children – Carol Wyer
Book Reviews / 11 January 2018

Carol Wyer is my favorite author, and The Silent Children is the 4th in her DI Robyn Carter series. What else can I say, other than "Fantabulous"!? At first, I was a little confused because I was expecting the book to be about children. But that doesn't make it any less of a book, once I realized it wasn't. Perhaps the adults are categorized as children. LOL A little boy discovers a body in Cannock Chase of a man deceased in hi...

The Fourth Monkey – J.D. Barker
Book Reviews / 6 January 2018

The Fourth Monkey Killer starts with a man getting hit by a bus, and in his possession they find a notorious white box tied with black ribbon. In the box? An ear. Detectives Porter, Nash, and Claire (she has a last name, but she mostly went by Claire) kick into gear, when they realize that this man is the Four Monkey Killer. The Four Monkey Killer kidnaps women, delivers their ears, eyes, and tongue in succession before finall...

The Lullaby Girl – Loreth Anne White
Book Reviews / 31 December 2017

The Lullaby Girl by Loreth Anne White is a novel that delves much more deeply into the past of Angie Pallorino, the heroine of book 1, The Drowned Girls. There are a lot of series books you can get away with reading out of order, but I don’t feel this series is one of them. Do yourself a favor and read The Drowned Girls - the 5-star book 1 in the Angie Pallorino series. It’s hard to discuss The Lullaby Girl without giving away The...

The Drowned Girls – Loreth Anne White
Book Reviews / 16 December 2017

Loreth Anne White has done it again with The Drowned Girls. WOW. She is the queen of backstories and romantic thrillers. The Drowned Girls isn’t even a mystery; it’s an actual thriller. Really and for true. And don’t let the length of the book fool you, it will keep you ensnared. I promise. Angie Pallorino is a sex-crimes detective, vying for a spot in homicide investigations. In the past, Angie has lost a partner, which she still...

Crossing the Line – Kerry Wilkinson
Book Reviews , Spotlights / 12 December 2017

Holy-crazy-balls, Crossing the Line is by far my favorite Kerry Wilkinson book. And I’m not just saying that because I am part of the Publication Day Blast. It’s for true and for real. Let me preempt this by saying, you DO NOT need to have read any of the prior books to read Crossing the Line. Sure, it’s #8 in the series, but this functions very well as a stand-alone novel as well.

The Killer Inside – Kerry Wilkinson
Book Reviews / 6 December 2017

Previously released as "Locked In" published by Pan Macmillan, The Killer Inside by Kerry Wilkinson was re-released by Bookouture in 2016. The Killer Inside is the first book in the Jessica Daniel series. I am committed to this series, as I love Kerry Wilkonson and his books.  The Killer Inside was no exception. While it took me a while to read it (holidays, work, everything gets in the way!!), I was surprised to see how long i...

Luckiest Girl Alive – Jessica Knoll
Book Reviews / 5 December 2017

One sentence of advice. Go into Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll blind. Seriously, I would not have enjoyed the book nearly as much if I had known the subject matter I was going in. Because of that, the primary twist was a “Woah” instead of a “Meh.” “Ah-knee” Finelli has it all. The perfect body, the perfect job, the perfect fiancé, the perfect life. But deep inside Ani Finelli, things just aren’t perfect. Because once upon...