“One Small Sacrifice” (Shadows of New York Book 1) by Hilary Davidson

  The blurb of this book described the main character, Alex Traynor, who was suffering from PTSD, as getting away with murder. At least that’s what New York Police Detective Sheryn Sterling believes. A year later Traynor’s fiancée Emily disappears, Sterling is determined to prove he has killed again. In One Small Sacrifice (Shadows of New York Book 1), author Hilary Davidson tackles the controversial … Continue reading “One Small Sacrifice” (Shadows of New York Book 1) by Hilary Davidson

“The Girl in the Glass: A McCabe and Savage Thriller” (McCabe and Savage Thrillers Book 4) James Hayman

As a fan of James Hayman’s McCabe and Savage series, I was curious to see how he would handle ‘Two identical women. Two identical murders. Two lives brutally cut short108 years apart’. It sounded like a daunting task, but the author comes through in The Girl in the Glass. Beginning in 1904 with the beautiful wife of a rich and powerful man discovered on a … Continue reading “The Girl in the Glass: A McCabe and Savage Thriller” (McCabe and Savage Thrillers Book 4) James Hayman

“Her Last Word” by Mary Burton

I was intrigued by the description of this book and the idea that a woman would return to the scene of a kidnapping after fourteen years to keep the unsolved crime active in the public’s eye. In this thriller, Her Last Word, by Mary Burton, Kaitlin Roe is haunted by the disappearance of her popular cousin, Gina Mason. At the time troubled teenaged Kaitlin was … Continue reading “Her Last Word” by Mary Burton

“The Woman in the Window: A Novel” by A. J. Finn

A good psychological thriller that’s so well written you can’t set it down is like a gift from the gods of literature. After reading numerous negative reviews of The Woman in the Window: A Novel by A.J. Finn and superb reviews by two of my favorite and most respected writers, I knew I had to dive into this book. In a world where fear and … Continue reading “The Woman in the Window: A Novel” by A. J. Finn

“Darkness First: A McCabe and Savage Thriller” (Book 3)

I’m enjoying this exciting thriller series by James Hayman. Book three, Darkness First: A McCabe and Savage Thriller, did not disappoint. Once again Michael McCabe and Maggie Savage are drawn into a bizarre murder mystery. This time it’s personal for Maggie and she returns to her roots in Washington County, DownEast Maine. An old friend of Maggie’s, Dr. Emily Kaplan, is savagely attacked. Shortly after … Continue reading “Darkness First: A McCabe and Savage Thriller” (Book 3)

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 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

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

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