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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

“Play the Game: An Electric Eclectic Book” By Karen Mossman

I’ve enjoyed Karen Mossman’s writing in the past and when looking for a quick read was happy to pick up Play the Game: An Electric Eclectic Book. The blurb had aroused my curiosity; what was the main character, Stella, ashamed of? What odds were against her?             The story begins with Stella darting into a hotel because she’d missed her bus. She feels out of … Continue reading “Play the Game: An Electric Eclectic Book” By Karen Mossman

“The Amulet: An Electric Eclectic Book” By Paul White

I’m a big fan of Paul White’s writing. It’s imaginative and quirky, sometimes terrifying, sometimes humorous, sometimes both simultaneously. I particularly enjoy his novelettes through Electric Eclectic. His writing is sharp and concise while containing all the elements of an enjoyable tale well-told. The Amulet: An Electric Eclectic Book is all that and more. White introduces us to protagonist Mark on the first page. Along … Continue reading “The Amulet: An Electric Eclectic Book” By Paul White

“MORRIS MORRIS: An Electric Eclectic Book” by Jack Kregas

I LOVE this book! I love it for several reasons. For one thing, it’s very well written. Short stories, novelettes, and novellas can be challenging. Jack Kregas succeeds in developing his characters and painting colorful settings with five stars. “Morris Morris” is facing something many elders face in today’s world. No longer able to live alone, financially strapped, they are forced to abandon their independence … Continue reading “MORRIS MORRIS: An Electric Eclectic Book” by Jack Kregas

“He Will Find You: A nail-biting and emotional psychological suspense for 2018” by By Diane Jeffrey

As I have often said, I am not a fan of books with subtitles that tout the story within. It seems to have become a popular way to grab prospective readers’ attention. That being said, the blurb for He Will Find You was enticing enough to encourage me to give it a read.             Let me say from the beginning that author Diane Jeffrey does … Continue reading “He Will Find You: A nail-biting and emotional psychological suspense for 2018” by By Diane Jeffrey

“Tell No One: A Novel” by Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben is easily one of my favorite mystery writers. He has a knack for building suspense from the beginning of his books and building the tension until it’s almost unbearable. Tell No One is a perfect example of this skill. From the first page, the reader knows something bad is going to happen. Even as Coben weaves a strand of romance through his introduction … Continue reading “Tell No One: A Novel” by Harlan Coben

“In the Shadow of the Glacier” by Vicki Delany

I was drawn to this series because the constable in the books is a woman. I found the idea of a female constable in British Columbia interesting and I wondered if author Vicki Delany would make her a tough woman and a nice girl determined to make it in a “man’s world”. Let me immediately set your mind at ease. Constable Molly (“Moonlight”) Smith is … Continue reading “In the Shadow of the Glacier” by Vicki Delany

“Feather on the Moon” by Phyllis A. Whitney

Intrigued by both the title and description of Feather on the Moon by Phyllis A. Whitney I added the book to my ‘must read’ collection. I’d read a few of the author’s books in the past and I enjoy her writing style.             Whitney wastes no time in getting the story of Jennifer Blake’s kidnapped daughter Debbie rolling. Beginning with a telephone call from a … Continue reading “Feather on the Moon” by Phyllis A. Whitney

“The Good Teacher” by Rachel Sargeant

The blurb for The Good Teacher by Rachel Sargeant teased me with the line, “A gripping thriller with a shocking twist.” I dove right into the book, hungry for the clues that would leave me trying to guess the twist. Sargeant starts off with the intriguing description of a woman handcuffed to a chair. This first paragraph is definitely a hook. Who is she and … Continue reading “The Good Teacher” by Rachel Sargeant

“Valon” by Charles Mitchell

             I was intrigued by both the cover of Valon by author Charles Mitchell and the book’s description. From the beginning of this science fiction story, I was hooked. Mitchell has created two very different worlds, and each has its good and bad. Teenager Randle Dobs lives with his father, Len, on an earth decimated by drought and pollution where … Continue reading “Valon” by Charles Mitchell