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.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Little Boy Blue (Helen Grace #5) by M.J. Arlidge


***** Detective Inspector Helen Grace is no stranger to tragedy. But when a body is found in a Southampton nightclub, the death cuts too close to the bone. Hiding her personal connection to the victim - and a double-life which must remain secret at all costs - Helen becomes a woman possessed, working her team around the clock to chase down every lead. As the killer strikes again, the investigation takes its toll not only on Helen but also her senior officers. Tempers flare, friendships fray and Helen faces an impossible choice. Confess her sins and lose control of the case? Or keep living a lie, protecting her darkest secrets, and risk getting trapped in this tangled web? But whatever she does, this killer will not stop until the truth is revealed: there are some fates worse than death . . . 

I would like to thank Netgalley and the publishers for allowing me to read this 5th installment of the DI Grace series.

When I started reading this, I wasn't sure what to think as I kinda enjoyed the others in the series. But I'm not sure what I thought about it as I was reading it, I started thinking if I wanted to read it as I couldn't connect to the characters. Not sure if I was in the right frame of mind, but as I carried on with the story, it got better and I started warming to some characters. BUT not everyone was favourite in my opinion.

If you've not read the series, you need to start with Eeny Meeny and see what you think.

No Flag by Liz Borino

For Mike and Will, “No Flag” meant “come home alive”, but will their love survive what happens next? 

Captain Mike Kelley does not ignore his intuition, so when sexy bartender Will Hayes captures his heart, Mike embarks on a mission to win him over to a Domestic Discipline relationship. Will accepts with one caveat: Mike must promise not to renew his Army contract. Mike agrees, and they spend a year building a life together, getting married, and starting a business. 

Only days before their café’s grand opening, Mike receives news that threatens everything he and Will have built. The Army invokes the Stop Loss military policy to involuntarily extend his commission and send him back overseas. Will, left alone to cope with the café, must rely on the support of old friends who may no longer be trustworthy. Through emails and Skype calls, Mike and Will keep their love and structure alive…until the day a horrific terrorist attack occurs on Mike’s outpost. 

Mike awakens in a hospital with a devastating injury and no memory of the attack. As the only survivor, Mike’s memory may be the key to national security. Mike struggles to cope with his injury and Will struggles to support the man who always held him up. Both fear they have lost their previous relationship. Will has Mike back rather than a folded flag, but in the aftermath of war, can they rebuild the life they had before? Especially when those closest to them may not have their best interests at heart?

*Contains BDSM elements in the context of a loving relationship.*

I would like to thank Netgalley and the publishers for allowing me to read this book from an author I've come to like.

I've read a couple of Liz Borino's books in the past. This was different as it gave you an insight into the relationship between a civilian and an Army Captain. Homosexual is a taboo subject in the army/navy and Liz Borino writes about it in a way that explains things. What happens if you get caught in a situation where the serving officer is a homosexual. Yes, there is BDSM in the book, but nothing that would make you turn away and go "I can't read this as I can't see a storyline". But this story tells you what happens when a gay officer falls in love with a civilian and then gets told a month before he's discharged that he HAS to go back. What happens when you lose a limb and have to go home? What happens to your relationship? Can Mike save the US with the intelligence or will he lose his husband over the secrets he can't say.

I liked the storyline and the way it was told. I look forward to reading more by Liz Borino in the future.