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 found eighteen years earlier.

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!).

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 Drowned Girls, but I will try.

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 holds herself responsible. Her vice? Anonymous sex with men she meets at a club.

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 it was after I’d finished. On my Kindle, I just see the percentage complete. But apparently, it’s 400 pages! Who knew? Not this girl!  This good read flew by!

The First One To Die – Victoria Jenkins
Book Reviews / 19 October 2017

The First One to Die by Victoria Jenkins is even better than her first King & Lane book, The Girls in the Water.

First things first, how AMAZING is the cover? I wanted to read The Girls in the Water, but my TBR was so big that I was afraid I couldn’t squeeze it in. I’d seen fantastic reviews for it, but I didn’t want to overextend myself on how many reviews I owed already.

But how in the world did Victoria Jenkins know how much I loved roses? When the cover reveal was shown for The First One to Die, I HAD to read it. So I dropped what I was doing and read The Girls in the Water. I wanted to be ready for when The First One to Die was available. A testament to how cover design is a potent marketing tool.

The Lost Child – Patricia Gibney
Book Reviews / 29 September 2017

Patricia Gibney’s The Lost Child is more shocking than a bug in a zapper! WOW! I spent a lot of time bouncing in my seat, waiting for this book to come about for us to review. It was worth the impatient wait!

DI Parker and DS Boyd attend to a murder on the outskirts of Ragmullin. It’s a senior woman, at her daughter’s house. And the daughter is missing.

From that point on, The Lost Child takes off. There are flashbacks of a girl in a mental facility. A drunk prostitute who keeps having babies. A drug ring. And twisty relationships that weave in and out of each other. It’s a crazy ride.

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.

The Girls in the Water – Victoria Jenkins
Book Reviews / 22 September 2017

The Girls in the Water is a strong debut by Victoria Jenkins.

Holy Moley Guacamole.  Women detectives in a twisty book go straight to my heart faster than food in my belly.  

A crime novel through and through, Victoria Jenkins introduces us to detectives Alex King and Chloe Lane. They are investigating the murders of two women, found in the water (SHOCKER!) in a park. And soon enough, Chloe realizes she may be in danger as well.