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 at a women’s shelter because her sister is a witch who won’t allow her to stay over more than one night.

If that’s enough to make one cray-cray, then just wait until you see what happens in this book! Holy moly. (There’s a lot of holies in this review!).

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 Girl Who Was Taken – Charlie Donlea
Book Reviews / 28 October 2017

Charlie Donlea wrote The Girl Who Was Taken, and woah-what-a-thriller. I listened to the audible version of this book, and I listened to it ferociously. I saw a bunch of mediocre reviews, but I don’t see it the same way they do. The Girl Who Was Taken was a fantabulous read for me!

Two girls, Megan and Nicole, go missing from a beach party right before they are due to head off to college. Two weeks later, Megan returns. Nicole does not.

A year has gone by, and Megan has a bestselling book about her harrowing experience and subsequent triumphant recovery. But Nicole is still missing.

Known – Kendra Elliot
Book Reviews / 28 September 2017

Welcome back to Chris from Buried, #3. Chris is at his remote cabin in the Cascade Mountains during a brutal snowstorm. During his stay, he discovers Gianna and her 16-year-old daughter, Violet, huddled in an SUV. Having escaped from the harrowing ordeal of their vacation rental cabin burning down, Violet is found nursing her mother, who was violently ill all night.

As we know from Buried, Chris knows what burnt flesh smells like. And there was a strong odor of burnt flesh in that cabin. Low and behold, a charred body was found.

Buried – Kendra Elliot
Book Reviews / 15 September 2017

The Bone Secrets series, if you haven’t read any of them, are a series of books that don’t follow the same main characters book to book. Bit characters from the first book are main characters in the second, and so on. Book by book, we learn more about the characters, as each has their own story!

So, to that end, Michael Brody was a side character in Hidden, Book 1. As a jealous brat, he was endearing. You could feel the love he had for Lacey Campbell, and the hurt when he saw her with Jack Harper. When he showed up in Buried, as a primary character, I cheered him on as he found love.

Emma in the Night – Wendy Walker
Book Reviews / 27 August 2017

Whew, I am glad that Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker wasn’t your typical missing girls novel. While I love missing person’s books, I’ve just read a rash of them in a row. So arriving at my TBR pile, I questioned reading yet another missing person themed book. But, as fate would have it, Emma in the Night was its own particular kind of missing person book.

If you love unreliable narrators, then Wendy Walker has presented you a gift on a platter. Cass and Emma Turner both went missing three years ago. Emma was 17 and Cass, a mere 15-year-old.