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Deadfall - An Alexandra Cooper Novel

This story picks up immediately where the last book finished. The DA had been murdered and Alex witnessed the entire thing. She's struggling with the fallout and her already fragile mental health. As the investigation begins Alex can't stop...

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Meg Gardiner Delivers an action-packed psychological thriller. Caitlin Hendrix is an admirable heroine. Her many skills and her flaws go a long way in making her one heck of a crime fighter. I enjoyed the fact that while the hunt for this k...

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Right Behind You

This was another great installment in the Quincy and Rainie series. If you've been reading this series over the years then you know that they are both ex FBI agents and they now have their own consulting business. They are settled down and...

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The Last Ranch - Kerney Family Trilogy, #3

The setting for this trilogy is the San Andres Mountains. Matthew Kerney returns from WWII to try to regain his health from a war injury. But that won't be his biggest struggle. The army wants his land. He has lost control over much of his...

4 Stars

Backlands - Kerney Family Trilogy, #2

This book has detailed descriptions of Old West scenery. You, the reader, get a look into the history of this fiction novel. The description of the scenery is so real you can feel the heat, you can see the buildings, you can feel the charac...

4 Stars

Killer Look - An Alexandra Cooper Novel

In this exciting new installment of the Alexandra Cooper seriesl the gang is all together again as they try to solve the murder of a model and determine whether a fashion mogul's suicide is as straight forward as it seems. The story starts...

4 Stars

Fool Me Once

No one writes psychological thrillers like Harlen Coben. This story is just the type of novel we’ve come to expect from Coben with the trademark plot twist and the dark examination of humanity, while creating some of the most evil character...

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The Forgotten Soldier - A Pike Logan Thriller

When two countries are at war, either party would want to gain an upper hand using data gathering from their respective informants. However things can go to heck and this is exactly what happened during the war between the US and Afghanista...

4 Stars

Girl Underwater

Girl Underwater is a fun and scary story about survival and what you are willing to do to stay alive. Avery and Colin fend for themselves along with three other people when their red-eye flight crashes and leaves them stranded. In all hones...

4 Stars

The Bitter Season - Kovac / Liska

Nikki Liska has transferred from Homicide to Cold Cases in an effort to spend more time with her sons. She ends up begrudgingly working the case of a murdered sex crimes detective. Sam Kovac is missing having Nikki as his partner but he is...

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Christmas Bells

I was so excited to be able to review “Christmas Bells” by Jennifer Chiaverini. I have always been impressed with Ms. Chiaverini’s writing because of wonderful plots, developed characters and descriptive prose. However, this book left me wa...

3 Stars
  • Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Review by: Barb
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult

The Courtesan

“The Courtesan” by Alexandra Curry might be her first novel, but a reader would never know it from picking up this superb read. Set in 1881 China, during the start of its upheaval from outside interference, it follows the story of a young g...

4 Stars

Devil's Bridge - Alexandra Cooper

This is the seventeenth book in this series which follows sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper and two detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace. In this story the trio are investigating a murder when Alex suddenly disappears. It is quic...

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The Stranger

The Stranger is another good read from this author. I found the book was fast paced and entertaining, and it kept me guessing throughout the story. There were a lot of side characters and the plot was a little complicated in places, but tha...

4 Stars

Cold Cold Heart

Tami Hoag delivers another top notch thriller with her usual rock solid, tried and true style. Dana Nolan, although she may not agree at times, is a miracle. She is the lone survivor of the serial killer dubbed- Doc Holiday. Her mantra of “...

4 Stars

Omens - A Cainsville Novel, #1

There are intriguing subtleties in this paranormal tale but it definitely takes its time building to a compelling story. I enjoy this author’s style and have been a big fan of many of her other stories, but I am not as enthralled (yet) by t...

4 Stars
  • Author: Kelley Armstrong
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult

Fast Track

Have to admit I was thrilled to see that Julie Garwood had written a new book. I immediately put it on my must read list and I wasn’t in the least disappointed. Neither will you. FAST TRACK is about looking at life through new glasses. When...

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Missing You

NYPD Detective Kat Donovan is content with her life until one fate filled night when her best friend informs Kat that she's signed her up for an online dating service. Kat decides to check it out and finds her ex-fiance Jeff on the site. Se...

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Romance Is My Day Job - A Memoir of Finding Love at Last

Patience Bloom, who is a romance editor for the popular publishing house Harlequin, has written a memoir in which she tells her story of how unlucky in love she has been throughout the years. Even though she edits stories that are filled wi...

5 Stars

Captive - The Forbidden Side of Nightshade

A.D. Robertson is the pen-name for highly acclaimed YA author Andrea Cremer. The Forbidden Side of Nightshade is a spin-off series that will feature three adult themed books from the Nightshade world. Which centered around Cremer's young ad...

4 Stars

Covet

In this story we’re introduced to Claire and Chris Canton and we’re shown how their marriage is just barely surviving. Chris was let go from his job and for a year is having difficulty finding another one. No matter where he tries for a job...

5 Stars

Hotshot

Hotshot is a book that is just as the name implies, full of hot stuff and very hard to put down. As a long time fan of Ms. Garwood’s work, it was an honor to read and be able to review her latest book, and this novel did not disappoint at a...

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Thirteen - Women of the Otherworld

Thirteen by Kelly Armstrong is the exhilarating and tremendously satisfying finale to the Women of the Otherworld series. As the book immediately picks up after the stunning ending from Spellbound, Savannah Levine and friends are gearing up...

4 Stars

Gameboard of the Gods - Age of X, #1

I have wanted to get my hands on this book for quite a while. The futuristic world combined with mythology and action hits all my buttons. Right from the first page Gameboard of the Gods reminded me of Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series w...

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The Absent One - Department Q, #2

Detective Carl Morck is the official head of Department Q, a department dedicated to solving cold cases in Copenhagen, Denmark. So he is initially confused as to why an already solved case has made its way to his desk. As he begins to delve...

4 Stars

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

Jennifer Chiaverini is one of my favorite authors. I have read all of her book in the Elm Creek Quilts series and enjoyed them. When I saw this new book on the library shelf, I just had to read it. Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker is a wonderful f...

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Six Years

I have to say, this is the very first book by Harlan Coben I have read. What in the heck have I been missing? Wow, this book was literally amazing. I could not put it down. Jake Sanders and Natalie Avery meet while both on retreats in Vermo...

5 Stars

Enemy of Mine - A Pike Logan Thriller

This book is the third in a series featuring Pike Logan, Taskforce Officer, in which the United States has put forth a deal of peace between the warring nations of Israel and Palestine. It is learned that terrorist forces plan to put an end...

4 Stars

The Sacrifice Game - Sacrifice Game Trilogy

The extremely intricate story that was woven in this author’s first book, In the Courts of the Sun, moves forward ten-fold with this new title. Jed DeLanda, the character that reader’s met the first time around, is a descendant of the Mayan...

4 Stars

Line of Fire

At the beginning of the new Stephen White book, the author gives us a real twist as this will be the next to last book about his character of Clinical Psycologist, Alan Gregory. These books have been giving pleasure to many mystery fans for...

4 Stars

A Calm Brain - Unlocking Your Natural Relaxation System

I have to say that I didn’t find this book as helpful as I had hoped it would be when I requested it for review. Yes, Dr. Devi hit on exactly the things that make both men and women stressed in our everyday lives, but the steps she suggeste...

3 Stars

Sweet Talk

Sweet Talk is the long awaited Julie Garwood book of the year. I admit it, I'm a big Julie Garwood fan, and I'm always so happy to see that time of year come when her new book is released. This is a fast read, because this book is one that...

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The Art of Forgetting

The Art of Forgetting follows successful senior editor Marissa. She has a cushy job, the typical boyfriend, and generally likes hanging back and letting others take the reins. It’s worked out for her so far. Marissa has but one good friend...

3 Stars

Attachments

Best friends Beth and Jennifer tell each other everything and they don’t care how they do it either. They text and call each other and even email each other all day at work. There’s one major problem with that though. There is a strict poli...

3 Stars

Spell Bound - Otherworld, Book 12

Starting a series with the second to last book seems like cheating, doesn't it? It is like starting a race two feet away from the finish line and then running up hill while everyone else is running down hill- and straight towards you. But I...

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The Last Four Things - Left Hand of God Trilogy, #2

The Last Four Things provided an excellent read. The author provides a rich tapestry that weaves together story, characters, and place. Central to the story (as with The Left Hand of God) is Thomas Cale and he personifies the story. The nai...

5 Stars