Review of HER EVERY FEAR

HER EVERY FEAR Peter Swanson William Morrow Jan 10th, 2017 HER EVERY FEAR by Peter Swanson delves into the human psyche and the mind of a serial killer. The story’s strength is with the character’s thoughts. By having four different narratives readers are able to understand the complete picture of the disturbing circumstances of the plot. Swanson noted, “The idea for this story has been rattling around in my head for awhile. Originally I was going to write it as a romance where two people swapped apartments, never met, but somehow fell in love. The more I thought about it the more I thought it should be a murder mystery. Then it all...

Ingrid Thoft’s DUPLICITY Reviewed Jan12

Ingrid Thoft’s DUPLICITY Reviewed

Duplicity Ingrid Thoft Book 4 of the Fina Ludlow Series G.P. Putnam and Sons Jan 10th, 2017 Duplicity by Ingrid Thoft is an informative and gripping novel about abuse. It brings back Fina Ludlow, an outcast in her own family, and a fighter for justice. It is very interesting how Thoft intertwines a murder mystery while having readers question organized religion and abuse. There are many similarities where people learn facts about a community or person; yet, choose to ignore it. These two seemingly unrelated plots come together as Fina must convince those who have this information and facts to act upon it. It is a wonderful story about what...

Review of THE GUESTS ON SOUTH BATTERY and Q&A...

THE GUESTS ON SOUTH BATTERY Tradd Street Series, Book Five Karen White Jan 10, 2017 Berkley Pub THE GUESTS ON SOUTH BATTERY by Karen White is part paranormal, mystery, historical, with a little romance. Readers will be kept enthralled with the scenes of historic Southern houses and spooky happenings. The mystery begins after a young woman, Jayne Smith, is bequeathed a home in Charleston by someone she does not know. Questions arise as to why she randomly inherited this house and what is her relationship with the spirits who do not want her to inhabit it? She seeks out Melanie Middleton, a Charleston realtor, who specializes in historic real...

Review of THE SEVENTH PLAGUE

THE SEVENTH PLAGUE James Rollins Sigma Force book 11 Dec 2016 William Morrow Pub. THE SEVENTH PLAGUE by James Rollins blends scientific intrigue with a small dose of historical mystery. Unlike his other books, this one has more of an emphasis on the science, both physical and biological. However, readers of Rollins’ books always learn from interesting facts within a gripping story and this novel is no different. This as well as the other books always has scenes between Commander Grayson Pierce and his father who, has Alzheimer’s’ disease. Rollins believes he was influenced, “by my father’s death during the course of writing this book. No...

W.E.B. Griffin’s CURTAIN OF DEATH Reviewed Dec30

W.E.B. Griffin’s CURTAIN OF DEATH Reviewed

Curtain Of Death Book three in the Clandestine Operations series W.E.B. Griffin and William Butterworth IV G. P. Putnam Dec. 27th 2016 Curtain Of Death by W.E.B. Griffin and William Butterworth IV present a fact filled novel about the early days of what will become the CIA. Even though the period between WWII and the Cold War is intense in itself these authors were able to make the plot even more riveting. The story reflects Griffin’s own experiences during the mid 1940s in war torn Germany. It becomes obvious that the clandestine agents must not only deal with the Nazis trying to escape to Latin America, but an entirely different kind of...

Jessica Treadway’s HOW WILL I KNOW YOU Reviewed Dec27

Jessica Treadway’s HOW WILL I KNOW YOU Revie...

How Will I know You Jessica Treadway Grand Central Publishing Dec 6th, 2016 How Will I know You by Jessica Treadway is not just a crime story, but is also has a psychological aspect.  The storyline refers to a small town community where everyone knows everyone else’s business.  This time around, Treadway decided to have multiple narrators telling the story ranging from a teenage girl, black graduate student, a middle-aged art teacher, to a policeman. The plot begins where a high school teenager, Joy Enright, in upstate New York is found in a pond strangled to death.  Martin Willett, her mother’s teaching assistant and lover has been accused...