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“The Secret Mother: A gripping psychological thriller that will have you hooked” by Shalini Boland

I usually avoid books with titles followed by a “hook”. However, after a peek inside, I decided to give The Secret Mother by Shalini Boland a try. It was a good choice.         Boland starts off with excellent descriptive paragraphs which set the tone for the tale. Told in the first person, (something I like), the story follows Tessa Markham as she … Continue reading “The Secret Mother: A gripping psychological thriller that will have you hooked” by Shalini Boland

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“The Lost Angel” by Adam C. Mitchell

I’ve read some of Adam Mitchell’s short stories and was eager to read a longer length novella. The Lost Angel did not disappoint. Mitchell captures the flavor of 1940’s noir and distributes throughout the book, never losing a beat from start to finish. Eddie Kovakx is a down on his luck thief. One night he runs into an old adversary, Tony Santeeni, drunk and rowdy … Continue reading “The Lost Angel” by Adam C. Mitchell

The Chill of Night: A McCabe and Savage Thriller (McCabe and Savage Thrillers Book 2 By James Hayman

Once again James Hayman hooked me with the second book in the McCabe and Savage Thrillers series. Hayman’s ability to follow police procedures while developing characters that are so vibrant they seem to be friends, neighbors, and sometimes, people you want to avoid. The Chill of Night: A McCabe and Savage Thriller takes place in Portland, Maine during a bitterly cold winter around the Christmas … Continue reading The Chill of Night: A McCabe and Savage Thriller (McCabe and Savage Thrillers Book 2 By James Hayman

The Trusted (The Trusted Thriller Series Book 1) By Michelle Medhat

I was drawn to this book by both the cover and the first line of the blurb. “He’s a husband, a killer, and the only man who can save the world…” I’d read earlier short stories by author Michelle Medhat and liked her writing style. “The Trusted” is unlike anything else I’d read by Medhat. A brilliant combination of terrorism, spies, and the supernatural, the … Continue reading The Trusted (The Trusted Thriller Series Book 1) By Michelle Medhat

“The Cutting: A McCabe and Savage Thriller: (McCabe and Savage Thrillers Book 1) By James Hayman

After reading the fourth book in the McCabe and Savage Thrillers I had to go to the beginning of the series, The Cutting. James Hayman has created characters so compelling it’s impossible not to become invested in the stories surrounding them. Mike McCabe and Margaret Savage are detectives in Portland, Maine. McCabe moved to the small city from his job as a homicide detective with … Continue reading “The Cutting: A McCabe and Savage Thriller: (McCabe and Savage Thrillers Book 1) By James Hayman

“A New Summer Garden: An Electric Eclectic Book” by Paul White

  Once again author Paul White has tantalized me with a sultry thriller laid out so craftily I didn’t see the turns coming. His latest Electric Eclectic Novelette, A New Summer Garden, delves into the twisted minds of his characters, exposing the dark underbelly of greed and deception hidden by beauty and wealth. In the beginning, we meet Sam, a seemingly not very bright laborer, … Continue reading “A New Summer Garden: An Electric Eclectic Book” by Paul White

“A Cold White Sun (Constable Molly Smith Novels)” by Vicki Delany

  I’ve enjoyed the previous books in this series and was eager to read A Cold White Sun: A Constable Molly Smith Mystery,  the sixth book following the adventures of Constable Molly Smith in the fictional small town of Trafalgar, Canada, written by Vicki Delany. Although only a constable Molly aspires to someday be a detective like her mentor, John Winters. Together they have investigated numerous … Continue reading “A Cold White Sun (Constable Molly Smith Novels)” by Vicki Delany

The Girl on the Bridge: A McCabe and Savage Thriller (McCabe and Savage Thrillers Book 5) by James Hayman

Although this is the fifth book in the McCabe and Savage series by James Hayman, it is the first one I read. I was attracted to The Girl on the Bridge by the blurb. Let me say up front, this book is better than the blurb indicates. The prologue does an excellent job of developing the character of Hannah Reindel, the girl who apparently commits … Continue reading The Girl on the Bridge: A McCabe and Savage Thriller (McCabe and Savage Thrillers Book 5) by James Hayman

“Eye Of The Fire” (Coffee Cup Pulps Book 1) By Adam C. Mitchell

I love a good noir thriller and I’ve read several of author Adam C. Mitchell’s, so I was eager to see how he handled this action adventure. Set in the jungle Eye of the Fire is the first in his Coffee Cup Pulps. Once again Mitchell takes hold of a genre and runs with it.             Mike and his wife Samantha fly to the jungle … Continue reading “Eye Of The Fire” (Coffee Cup Pulps Book 1) By Adam C. Mitchell

Captive Love: A story of love, obsession and possession (Friends, Family and Love Book 1) by Joni Martins

The premise of Captive Love by Joni Martins is terrifying. Martins begins the book with the frightening experience of the main character, Lydia, waking up in a strange place with no memory of how she got there. Finding herself bound hand and foot, she struggles to put together the pieces of her recent past. Her first instinct is to attempt to undo the ropes that … Continue reading Captive Love: A story of love, obsession and possession (Friends, Family and Love Book 1) by Joni Martins

“Frozen Stiff” (A Chase Adams FBI Thriller Book 1) by Patrick Logan

When I see a book that has a female FBI agent as its chief protagonist I can’t resist. The blurb describing Frozen Stiff is intriguing. Although I never heard of author Patrick Logan, I decided to give it a try. Touted as a “female sleuth” and “police procedural” story I looked forward to a compelling read. The prologue was good. It showed grit and the promise … Continue reading “Frozen Stiff” (A Chase Adams FBI Thriller Book 1) by Patrick Logan

Silent Caller (Warfield’s Landing Book 1) by Adeara Allyne

“Nic has a phone stalker AND a new guy in her life. The good cancels out the bad… Right?” I’m always up for a romantic suspense book, especially from an author I haven’t previously read. The title of this book and the brief blurb sounded interesting. Unfortunately, the story was a disappointment.             Silent Caller by Adeara Allyne had the potential to be a solid … Continue reading Silent Caller (Warfield’s Landing Book 1) by Adeara Allyne