Murder on Bedford Island: Alex Trotter Mystery #1 Cheryl Peyton

While looking for an easy to read mystery, I came across the Alex Trotter series by Cheryl Peyton. Attracted by the main character’s career as a tour operator I chose the first book in the series, Murder on Bedford Island. I found the idea of a group of strangers vacationing at an old inn on an island with no cell phones appealing. There’s the flavor … Continue reading Murder on Bedford Island: Alex Trotter Mystery #1 Cheryl Peyton

“North to Maynard: An Electric Eclectic book” by Paul White

I have read many books by author Paul White and have enjoyed his style. Dark yet humorous, White delivers a twisted tale with a grin in his novelette “North to Maynard: An Electric Eclectic Book”. Told in the first person, Simon and his girlfriend Libby are headed north to Maynard. What starts out as a casual journey takes a bizarre turn when the Sat-Nav (or … Continue reading “North to Maynard: An Electric Eclectic book” by Paul White

“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