Saturday, 31 December 2016

Follow Me (Social Media Murders #1) by Angela Clarke



LIKE. SHARE. FOLLOW . . . DIE

The ‘Hashtag Murderer’ posts chilling cryptic clues online, pointing to their next target. Taunting the police. Enthralling the press. Capturing the public’s imagination.

But this is no virtual threat.

As the number of his followers rises, so does the body count.

Eight years ago two young girls did something unforgivable. Now ambitious police officer Nasreen and investigative journalist Freddie are thrown together again in a desperate struggle to catch this cunning, fame-crazed killer. But can they stay one step ahead of him? And can they escape their own past?

Time's running out. Everyone is following the #Murderer. But what if he is following you?

ONLINE, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM. . .


I want to say to thank you to the author for writing a great debut book, this had me guessing right to the very end. When the killer was uncovered, I still couldn’t believe it.
I think this author has got a lot to answer for scaring me and keeping me up most nights (even making me wake up early in the morning to read some more lol). Can’t wait to see what happens in the next installment of this series :D

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Miss Kane's Christmas by Caroline Mickelson



With Christmas only three days away, Carol Claus agrees to her father’s request that she leave the North Pole on a mission to help save Christmas. Joining single father Ben Hanson and his children for the holidays seems an easy enough task until Santa informs her that Ben is the man behind the disturbing new book ‘Beyond Bah Humbug: Why Lying to Your Children about Santa Claus is a Bad Idea’. 

Posing as Miss Kane, the children’s new nanny, Carol pulls out all the stops to show Ben how fun Christmas can be, all the while struggling to understand how one man could hate the holidays so much. How could she, Santa’s only daughter, be so attracted to a man who refuses to believe her father exists?

**Please note - this book was formerly titled 'Carol's Christmas'.


This is a lovely Christmassy short story. Santa's daughter Carol Claus is there to help Ben Hanson believe in Santa but wasn't counting on falling in love. 

This will send lovely Christmas tingles down your spine and make it feel like Christmas all over again.

The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough



A woman sits beside her father's bedside as the night ticks away the final hours of his life. As she watches over her father, she relives the past week and the events that brought the family together . . . and she recalls all the weeks before that served to pull it apart.

There has never been anything normal about the lives raised in this house. It seems to her that sometimes her family is so colourful that the brightness hurts, and as they all join together in this time of impending loss she examines how they came to be the way they are and how it came to just be her, the drifter, that her father came home to die with.

But, the middle of five children, the woman has her own secrets . . . particularly the draw that pulled her back to the house when her own life looked set to crumble. And sitting through her lonely vigil, she remembers the thing she saw out in the fields all those years ago . . . the thing that they found her screaming for outside in the mud. As she peers through the familiar glass, she can't help but hope and wonder if it will come again.

Because it's one of those night, isn't it dad? A special terrible night. A full night. And that's always when it comes. If it comes at all.
 


I've been meaning to read/listen to this book for a couple of months.

Not keen on 1 of the characters as I want to hit and kill him. The woman (narrator) makes me feel sorry for her as she feels like she's on her own. I've not lost someone to the extent that I've sat with them. But I do know how it feels as I've watched my parents watch their parents pass away. Not something I would wish on anyone as it feels a rather sad and lonely feeling. 

Despair, emptiness and sad for a woman who's the middle child and no one else will look after their dad as he's dying. 

Blood Lines (D.I. Kim Stone #5) by Angela Marsons



How do you catch a killer who leaves no trace? 
A victim killed with a single, precise stab to the heart appears at first glance to be a robbery gone wrong. A caring, upstanding social worker lost to a senseless act of violence. But for Detective Kim Stone, something doesn’t add up. 

When a local drug addict is found murdered with an identical wound, Kim knows instinctively that she is dealing with the same killer. But with nothing to link the two victims except the cold, calculated nature of their death, this could be her most difficult case yet. 

Desperate to catch the twisted individual, Kim’s focus on the case is threatened when she receives a chilling letter from Dr Alex Thorne, the sociopath who Kim put behind bars. And this time, Alex is determined to hit where it hurts most, bringing Kim face-to-face with the woman responsible for the death of Kim’s little brother – her own mother. 

As the body count increases, Kim and her team unravel a web of dark secrets, bringing them closer to the killer. But one of their own could be in mortal danger. Only this time, Kim might not be strong enough to save them… 

A totally gripping thriller that will have you hooked from the very first page to the final, dramatic twist. 


I would like to thank the author and her publishers for allowing me to read the 5th installment of this marvelous series.

I found the characters quite a bit more intriguing this time around. Bringing Alexandra Thorne back is a brilliant idea as you get to see more of the conniving woman as she is behind bars. You even get to meet the woman behind Kim Stone (the woman who made her the way she is today).


I found the story line really plausible as it winds around who killed a social worker and what has that got to do with her mother and Dr Alexandra Thorne. Who is the killer and are they really connected to anything in Kim's private life. All will be revealed in this 5th installment of D.I Kim Stone series.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Abandon Changes by John M. Cusick



Rei's a runner-fast, smart, doesn't ask questions, and keeps her mouth shut about the errands she runs. She doesn't know what's in the packages she delivers and she doesn't care. It's simpler that way. But Rei's soon-to-be-ex, Sam, has gotten under her skin, and she's started thinking about the effects of her errands. Can Rei be close to someone and do her job-and can she make a choice before it's too late? ABANDON CHANGES is a short story by John M. Cusick, set in the same world as his compulsively readable debut novel, GIRL PARTS. This story includes a sneak peek at the first few chapters of GIRL PARTS.

It was ok, found the short story of Rei the runner quite intriguing. Not sure whether I would read the other book the author has written as it didn;t intrigue me enough to read.

East Wind: A deaf mute with secrets to reveal...from the grave by Chris Ash



It’s winter on the North Norfolk coast and the discovery of a girl’s body links a group of people who have had some connection with her, either intimately or through fleeting acquaintance. Among them is a ‘boy soldier’ escaping from a civil war in Africa, the son of a Hungarian √©migr√© and his quest to unlock a family secret, and a hotel waiter who befriends an elderly expat. 

Underpinning the novel’s theme are two love stories, one depicting through a series of letters the ecstasy and then the anguish at the ending of an affair. 
Set in the late 1990s, East Wind is both a description of erosion along the East Coast of England and a metaphor for the frailty of relationships and loss of innocence and trust. 

Caution: Features explicit sexual descriptions and acts of violence. 
This book is a work of fiction and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. 


I was asked to read and review this book by a friend. The author is known to my friend, so I knew I had to read this book. What I thought was a good synopsis but wasn't what I expected the book to be about. 

It took me a while to get into the story due to the style of the writing. I felt like the characters was all over the place, not knowing who is who as well as what they have to do with the story. Very confusing. We only found out who Mary was near the end of the story. 


I found there was some spelling mistakes, the grammar wasn't completely following how I thought the story was going. Would I read this author's other books, depending on the stories I think I would.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

13 Drops of Blood by James Roy Daley



Collection Includes:


The Exhibition: A screamer. My two main characters enjoy a night on the town and venture into a "One Night Only" exhibition called "The Horror Show". They find more terror than they can handle. 


The Confession: A throwback tale, reminiscent of Richard Matheson. George Lewis, arrested for murder, desperately explains that he's not the dangerous one. It's the man alongside the tracks the police should look for, the man the train rolled past... every few miles. 


Baby: The opening scene is a Tom Hanks / Meg Ryan romance. Could there be anything less threatening? Too bad Tom's a werewolf and Meg's pregnant. A full moon during the third term is anything but romantic. 


Ghost in my Room: Many of my stories are plot driven, but this one focuses on mood. Read it in your bedroom at night, while you are alone. 


Jonathan and the Perfect Ten: In this plot-heavy piece Jonathan Weakley is a small-town scientist that creates giant monsters. People are willing to pay good money to see his creations. He figures they'll pay more to watch the monsters fight. Of course, some of the townsfolk deem giant monsters a problem.. that's okay. Jon's got a plan to take care of the non-believers. 


The Hanging Tree: In the old west punishment comes swiftly, especially when the crime is murder. But the hanging tree has a terrible reputation, and what dies on the tree doesn't always stay dead. 


Thoughts of the Dead: A story like no other--a letter, typed by a dead man. As the living corpse clicks away at the keys some of his words are rooted in logic. Other thoughts, however, are a little tougher to interpret. The dead rarely stay focused... and there are better things for a dead man to do, than type. 


Summer of 1816: Mary Shelley is having problems in her personal life. She heads into a terrible storm searching for inspiration, and finds more than that. A monstrous man challenges her thinking and offers her a glimpse of what she desires most.


Fallen: Business as usual during the zombie apocalypse. In this flash fiction piece we catch a glimpse of a man during his final minutes of life, and his first moments of death. It's a shame he's in no position to be reborn.


The Relation Ship: I've recently been told this piece should be required reading in high school. Maybe because the tale is filled with metaphors and timeless imagery, and was scripted with a gentle touch. It is a hardcore fantasy piece, exploring the innocence of youth and the relationship between a man and woman. Or in this case, a young man and the mythological creature... Lilith. 


Suffer Shirley Gunn: One of my favorite sci-fi short stories is called Puppet Show, by Fredric Brown. In Puppet Show an animal speaks. What I enjoyed so much wasn't the talking animal, but the fact that I believed it. Suffer Shirley Gunn is my take on the hardest sell in fiction: talking animals. 


Humpy and Shrivels: When I'm asked to read a story at a writers convention Humpy and Shrivels always sits near the top of my list. I broke all the rules on this one, and wrote a nice big joke: two men sitting in a bar, one by one they leave for home, and enter the cemetery... but of course, the cemetery is haunted. The perfect yarn to share while sitting around the campfire.


Curse of the Blind Eel: Of all the short stories I have written none have caused more of an uproar than this one. Some have called it the funniest story ever written. Others have threatened to pull out their eyes and jump in front of a streetcar. Vampire hunters enter Dracula's castle, problems ensue... and that's when the shit hits the floor.


I would like to thank the author. I have had this book for 4 years, totally forgot it was there. But that aside, I thought it was about time I read it.

Well what do I think of a book that is meant to scare you lol. Some of the stories was good, others was passable. 1 made me feel like I wanted to be sick (no pun intended). Would I read the author's books, I am still undecided as it was a new experience for me.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Stevenage Writers: The Annual: Volume 1 - Various



I was given this book by 1 of the authors to read and review for an honest opinion. Well I can say that in some parts there was spelling mistakes/grammar errors. Some of the stories were a bit too far fetched (but in their defence, they are new authors who are mostly testing the waters to see what we think of their types of writing).

There are a few authors there who've got either stories out there for all to see or a blog that they post their work on. Now I know some of the stories/poetry isn't to everyone's type/style, but I would say there is something for everyone in this book.

I have liked/loved a few stories, laughed at 1 or 2 as well with the story lines that have been thought up. I would like to read more on "Ghost Story" written by David Cleave as he had me wondering what was going to happen in the next part to the story. I also found S J Gungam's "Letter of Complaint" was a good story as it could happen to anyone and it most probably does. BUT I found "What is the world coming to" a very thought provoking piece of work as it brings home the endangered species and what we as human species can save and help in this world. "The Pod" had me laughing as it tells a story of what us children looking after our parents into their old age and taking advantage of their savings. 

I will be quite interested to see what these authors come up with next. Looking forward to Volume 2 in the near future.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Wolfgang (Wolfgang Chronicles Book 1) by F.D. Gross



Sixteen years have passed since the death of Lord Egleaseon, the vampire lord who sought to be human again, defeated by the famous noble lord, Wolfgang. One day after cleansing the surrounding countryside of vampires, Wolfgang returns from his latest expedition only to be faced with the horrible reality that everything he held dear to his heart has been taken from him. His wife is dead, his home is burned, and his son is nowhere to be found. Only the smallest inclination leads him to believe his orphaned servant is somehow responsible. 

He is desperate and provoked, and will do anything to get his son back, even if it means journeying the path of darkness. Thus begins the story of Wolfgang.


I would like to thank the author for allowing me to read and review this book. I like reading vampire books with a story line. It gives me the insight to the undead (I'm not a vampire lol).


A father & husband on a revenge for what the vampires have done to his wife and son. Thinks that God has left him in his time of need. Where is his servant, why has he taken his son. This story gives you the insight to vampires and what a vampire hunter does (when I read or watch a film, it's not always the same). The story continues and I wonder what will happen to Wolfgang in the search for his son. 

Saturday, 5 November 2016

The Murderer's Son by Joy Ellis



"What if your mother was a serial killer?" 

A BLOODY KILLER SEEMS TO HAVE RETURNED TO THE LINCOLNSHIRE FENS 

A gripping standalone crime thriller by the best-selling author of the Nikki Galena series. 

Twenty years ago: a farmer and his wife are cut to pieces by a ruthless serial killer. 

Now: a woman is viciously stabbed to death in the upmarket kitchen of her beautiful house on the edge of the marshes. 

Then a man called Daniel Kinder walks into Saltern police station and confesses to the murder. 

But DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland Constabulary soon discover that there is a lot more to Daniel than meets the eye. He has no memory of the first five years of his life and is obsessed with who his real mother is. 

With no evidence to hold him, Jackman and Evans are forced to let him go, and in a matter of days the lonely Lincolnshire Fens become the stage for more killings and Daniel has disappeared. 

In a breathtaking finale, the truth about Daniel’s mother comes to light and DI Jackman and DS Evans race against time to stop more lives being destroyed. 

The detectives: DS Marie Evans lost her husband in a motorbike accident and has personal connections to the case. DI Rowan Jackman leads the investigation. He is extremely smart and has a knack for bringing out the best in his diverse team, which includes the mysterious computer specialist Orac. 

Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the shocking ending. 


THIS BOOK IS NOT PART OF THE NIKKI GALENA SERIES BUT TAKES PLACE IN THE SAME STUNNING AREA 

Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Robert Bryndza, Mel Sherratt, Angela Marsons, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell. 

ALSO BY JOY ELLIS 
THE NIKKI GALENA SERIES 
Book 1: CRIME ON THE FENS 
Book 2: SHADOW OVER THE FENS 
Book 3: HUNTED ON THE FENS 
Book 4: KILLER ON THE FENS 


I would like to thank the author who wrote this awe inspiring book about a man's journey into a mind of a woman who he's never met. 

This psychological thriller had me turning pages whilst it took me so time due to other commitments to read it. Never read this author before (but would read her other books). The title makes you think of 1 way the story will go and then as you carry on reading the book, it takes a turn and goes a different way. 


The characters are really believable and make you feel as if you're on egg shells with the detectives and you even have some blackmailing in the storyline as well.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Welcome to the Dark House (Dark House #1) by Laurie Faria Stolarz



What’s your worst nightmare?

For Ivy Jensen, it’s the eyes of a killer that haunt her nights. For Parker Bradley, it’s bloodthirsty sea serpents that slither in his dreams.

And for seven essay contestants, it’s their worst nightmares that win them an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at director Justin Blake’s latest, confidential project. Ivy doesn’t even like scary movies, but she’s ready to face her real-world fears. Parker’s sympathetic words and perfect smile help keep her spirits up. . . at least for now.

Not everyone is so charming, though. Horror-film fanatic Garth Vader wants to stir up trouble. It’s bad enough he has to stay in the middle of nowhere with this group—the girl who locks herself in her room; the know-it-all roommate; “Mister Sensitive”; and the one who’s too cheery for her own good. Someone has to make things interesting.

Except, things are already a little weird. The hostess is a serial-killer look-alike, the dream-stealing Nightmare Elf is lurking about, and the seventh member of the group is missing.

By the time Ivy and Parker realize what’s really at stake, it’s too late to wake up and run.


I want to thank the author, Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this ARC.

It wasn't as scary as I expected for a YA Horror. Still a good story for a teenager who loves to be scared, just wasn't that scary for me.


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Someone Else's Skin (DI Marnie Rome #1) by Sarah Hilary



Some secrets keep you safe, others will destroy you...


Detective Inspector Marnie Rome. Dependable; fierce; brilliant at her job; a rising star in the ranks. Everyone knows how Marnie fought to come back from the murder of her parents, but very few know what is going on below the surface. Because Marnie has secrets she won't share with anyone.


But then so does everyone. Certainly those in the women's shelter Marnie and Detective Sergeant Noah Jake visit on that fateful day. The day when they arrive to interview a resident, only to find one of the women's husbands, who shouldn't have been there, lying stabbed on the floor.


As Marnie and Noah investigate the crime further, events begin to spiral and the violence escalates. Everyone is keeping secrets, some for survival and some, they suspect, to disguise who they really are under their skin.


Now, if Marnie is going to find the truth she will have to face her own demons head on. Because the time has come for secrets to be revealed...


I would like to thank Sarah Hilary for writing a great starter to a series that I think will be marvelous.  I found the characters rather weird  at times. Not knowing where some of them are going. 

DI Marnie Rome is a woman on a mission, but her past keeps haunting her to the extent of her job.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

FBOM by E.M. Bosso



There is no pain like the loss of a child. When that pain can be directed at one group, in the hands of a dark and brilliant zealot, there are no prisoners no survivors; only a wake of destruction and damnation.

This is the story of one such man, the woman who loves him, the detective who hates him, and the country girl who understands him far too well. Who will come out on top as they interact in the dark and dangerous world of wealthy sons. Mob bosses and corrupt politicians?

*Disclaimer*
This is a fast paced, dark, brutal story that may trigger some individuals who have experienced abuse, rape, or violence in their own lives. If you are one… know that people care; people want to stand by you and share their strength giving you hope and love and tenderness.

If you are one of the predators… also know… the Foundation for the Betterment Of Man is coming soon…
 


I was given this book to review from the author. I will say that the storyline is hard going at times due to the nature of the book. But it's an insight to what happens and who is out there to help.

Took me a while to get into the book and ended up reading it on my phone as the quotes wasn't looking right on my kindle. It's one man's mission to clear the scum off the earth with his Foundation. I found it really eye-opening into what happens when people go vigilante and the help that is out there for victims.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

The Sister by Louise Jensen



Grace hasn't been the same since the death of her best friend Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie's words, the last time she saw her, and in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie's. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn't know about her best friend. 

When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie's father, Anna, a girl claiming to be Charlie's sister steps forward. For Grace, finding Anna is like finding a new family, and soon Anna has made herself very comfortable in Grace and boyfriend Dan's home. 

But something isn't right. Things disappear, Dan's acting strangely and Grace is sure that someone is following her. Is it all in Grace's mind? Or as she gets closer to discovering the truth about both Charlie and Anna, is Grace in terrible danger? 

There was nothing she could have done to save Charlie ...or was there?


I would like to thank Netgalley, Bookouture and the author Louise Jensen for allowing me to read this book. 

Sorry it took me so long to read it, but I had no clue what I was letting myself in for when I started this book. Well what can I say about this book that will make you understand what you're getting into lol. Well it had me guessing who the sister was? Who's sister they was? What happened when they were children?

All will be revealed when you read THE SISTER by Louise Jensen. It'll keep you up at night with thoughts past bedtime.

Monday, 25 July 2016

The Disciple (Damen Brook #2) by Steven Dunne



DI Brook thought the nightmare was over- but the Reaper has left behind a horrifying legacy…
A nail-shredding thriller for fans of Stuart MacBride and Thomas Harris.
When an accidental drowning is found to be murder, Brook’s past relationship with the victim makes him the prime suspect. A fact made worse when he receives a chilling message urging him to continue the work of the serial killer The Reaper, the deranged vigilante who had previously terrorised the UK.
When a copycat murder on a Derby estate surfaces shortly afterwards, Brook is left with no alternative but to reopen the case- and to find a serial killer he knows is already dead.
But as Brook delves deeper, he unearths the secrets behind a series of savage murders stretching back to 1975. Terrifyingly, it seems that The Reaper’s influence has inspired a new band of willing disciples…

I would like to thank the author for allowing me to read such a riveting book and all the other readers who've said he's 1 to watch.
It took me a while as I am in the middle of moving house, but I grabbed it with both hands when I got the chance. I thought I knew who the killer was as it was obvious as you read the book. It took some good twists and turns, seeing how the story was moving along. It picked up from where The Reaper had finished and added some new characters into the mix. Some parts I never saw coming (like for instance the real cuplrit). Makes you think when you read Steven Dunne's books that not everything you see is what's really happening.
Looking forward to reading the rest of the series over the coming months. Well done to Mr Dunne.

Monday, 11 July 2016

The Reaper - Steven Dunne



A damaged detective.
A case he’s trying to forget.
A killer who won’t let him…


Detective Inspector Damen Brook thinks he's left his past behind him in London. But it seems a serial killer has followed him north…


Brook's seeking sanctuary. Years in the MET have left their mark - so much so that he's fled to Derby leaving behind his marriage, his teenage daughter and very nearly his sanity to wind down a once promising career in the peace of the Peak District.


But one winter's night, Brook is confronted by a serial killer he hunted many years before - The Reaper - a man who slaughters families in their homes then disappears without a trace.


To find this killer Brook must discover what the Reaper is doing in Derby, why he's started killing again and what, if anything, connects the butchered families.


As Brook becomes entangled in a deadly game of cat and mouse, he is forced to face his own demons by confronting a past that destroyed his family and destroyed his family and nearly cost him his life…


A heart-stopping thriller from a stunning new crime talent, for fans of Stuart MacBrie and Thomas Harris.


I would like to thank Steven Dunne for allowing me to read his book (1st in the series).

Just want to say sorry it took so long to read, but as previously discussed last week it's a marmite book and took me a while to get into. But whilst on holiday I zoomed through the storyline and boy was it worth carrying on with. I found the main character DI Brook quite antagonistic for the way he was with others, but on another note he is like a dog with a bone and WON'T let go.

Looking forward to reading the next in the series.

The Girl From The Sea - Shalini Boland



For fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train

A chilling suspense story of wounded hearts and dark secrets.

Washed up on the beach, she can’t remember who she is. She can’t even remember her name. Turns out, she has an idyllic life – friends and family eager to fill in the blanks.

But why are they lying to her? What don’t they want her to remember?
When you don't even know who you are, how do you know who to trust? 

I would like to thank Shalini Boland and some friends for urging me to read this book.

I found this book so engrossing that I read it within 24hrs (had to sleep though lol). The characters was so believable and the way the story carried it's self through and made you want to know what else happened next made me keep reading. Looking forward to reading more from this author.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Play Dead (D.I. Kim Stone #4) by Angela Marsons


The dead don’t tell secrets… unless you listen. 
The girl’s smashed-in face stared unseeing up to the blue sky, soil spilling out of her mouth. A hundred flies hovered above the bloodied mess. 

Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A ‘body farm’ investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime. 

Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It’s clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work – but just how many bodies will they uncover? And who is next? 

As local reporter, Tracy Frost, disappears, the stakes are raised. The past seems to hold the key to the killer’s secrets – but can Kim uncover the truth before a twisted, damaged mind claims another victim …? 

The latest utterly addictive thriller from the No.1 bestseller Angela Marsons. 

I would like to thank the publisher Bookouture and the wonderful author Angela Marsons for allowing me a copy of this intriguing but downright CPID book.

Well what can I say about this book. Angela Marsons has left me breathless, shocked at who it was behind all this. Who else was involved and OMG have I slept the night before (had to hold hubby's hand in the night to make sure he was still with me and not dead). What has Tracy Frost the despicable reporter got to do with the Body Farm bodies and why is Kim softening towards certain people. All will be revealed when you read Play Dead.

Can't wait to read more from this author who is in leagues of Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson and those Thriller writers who've made CPID books a trend.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

15th Affair: (Women's Murder Club 15) by James Patterson



Detective Lindsay Boxer has everything she could possibly want. Her marriage and baby daughter are perfect, and life in Homicide in the San Francisco Police Department is going well. But all that could change in an instant.

Lindsay is called to a crime scene at the Four Seasons Hotel. There is a dead man in one of the rooms, shot at close range. The man checked in under a false name with no ID on him, so the first puzzle will be finding out who he is.

In the room next door are a dead young man and woman, also shot. They are surrounded by high-tech surveillance equipment. Could they have been spying on the man now dead in the room next to them?

And in the utilities cupboard down the hall is the dead body of a house maid. The murders are all clearly linked and professionally executed. But what is the motive behind it all? Lindsay will need to risk everything she has to find out.


I would like to thank the author and publishers. 

Lindsay and gang are back. What else will they find out when a bloke who was murdered in The Four Seasons Hotel and then found in an airplane crash. What is going on? Who wants Detective Lindsay Boxer dead? Where is her husband? All will be revealed when you read 15th Affair.

Another fast paced book in the Women's Murder Club series.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

NYPD Red 4 (NYPD Red #4) by James Patterson



An audacious jewel heist. A murdered actress. A killer case for NYPD Red. 

In a city where crime never sleeps, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only when a case involves the rich, famous, and connected. Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Kylie MacDonald--the woman who broke his heart at the police academy--are the best of the best, brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to catch a criminal, even if it means antagonizing the same high-flying citizens they're supposed to be helping. 

When a glitzy movie premiere is the scene of a shocking murder and high-stakes robbery, NYPD Red gets the call. Traversing the city's highs and lows, from celebrity penthouses to the depths of Manhattan's criminal underworld, Zach and Kylie have to find a cold-blooded killer--before he strikes again. 


NYPD Red 4 is the next sensational thriller by James Patterson, the #1 bestselling crime writer of all time.


I want to thank the author and publisher for allowing me to read this next installment in NYPD Red series.

This had me laughing at parts due to the characters style and what happens next. It's Murder, Mayhem and Money twists and turns. With quick snappy chapters as usual, another great book.

Razor Sharp (A Rainey & Levine Thriller #6) by J.A. Schneider



A Jack the Ripper type killer is murdering male prostitutes, with the exception of one young woman. Why? Police ask doctors Jill Raney and David Levine to help investigate.

'FROM HELL' the psychopath scrawls, taunting the NYPD with the original Jack the Ripper's 1888 letter to the police. They ask "one small favor" of Jill and David, police friends and - until now, detectives on their own. 

"No warrant? No problem!" had been their mantra ... until their relationship with the cops got crazy; led to exhaustion, conflict, and not enough time to spend with their adored little son, Jesse.

But they share the horror that grips the country and agree to help, thus plunging into a terrifying maze of psycho-sexual obsession and madness.


I would like to thank the author for allowing me to read this last installment of the Raney & Levine series.

It's been a while since I read the series, so I thought I best get reading the final book as it looked so good from a recommendation as well. Raney & Levine are meant to be on holiday with their little man Jesse, but as usual they get a call from the police on a murder. What can Raney & Levine do that the police can't, they can find out things without a warrant. This is a really interesting read and had me gasping at parts and going oh no at others. I take my hat off to the author for this terrifying but adventurous series.