REVIEW OF KRENTZ’S PROMISE NOT TO TELL

PROMISE NOT TO TELL: Cutler, Sutter, Salinas Series Book 2 Jayne Ann Krentz January 2018 Berkley Pub PROMISE NOT TO TELL by Jayne Ann Krentz is a breath-taking story. While the first in the series, WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE, was spell-binding, this book leaves the readers’ heart pounding as it is more of a thriller than a mystery. Krentz delivers an impactful series by focusing each novel on one of three brothers. Each book can be read as a stand-alone, but in not reading the first people will miss out on the engaging story of Max Sutter. The premise for the series has police chief Anson Salinas rescuing eight children trapped in a...

REVIEW of Walt Gragg’s THE RED LINE May30

REVIEW of Walt Gragg’s THE RED LINE

THE RED LINE Walt Gragg Berkley Pub May 2nd, 2017 THE RED LINE by Walt Gragg is an action packed political military thriller with a “what if” war story scenario. In this novel, peace is shattered as World War III has a resurgent Communist Soviet Union pitted against the US in the heart of Germany. The best way to describe the plot, “war is hell.” Gragg uses his experiences to create this story. A former Vietnam veteran he is able to write very realistic battle scenes. He also played war games while serving at the United States European Headquarters in Germany at the height of the Cold War, which adds authenticity to the novel. He noted,...

Review of A BRIDGE ACROSS THE OCEAN/Interview with...

A BRIDGE ACROSS THE OCEAN Susan Meissner Berkley Pub March 14th, 2017 A BRIDGE ACROSS THE OCEAN by Susan Meissner spans the lives of three women, one in modern day and the other two during the 1940s. She intertwines their lives with the help of a ship, some ghosts, and historical facts surrounding the Nazi regime. The gripping story of a young German ballerina and the daughter of a French resistance fighter are heart wrenching. Beyond the human characters is a ship, the Queen Mary, which takes on human qualities, seemingly with a life of its own. The mystery begins aboard the RMS Queen Mary as it transported at the end of the war thousands...

Review of Claire Mackintosh’s I SEE YOU

I SEE YOU  Clare Mackintosh Berkley Pub Feb. 21st, 2017   I SEE YOU by Clare Mackintosh is a riveting psychological thriller. She is two for two in writing plot lines that will scare, worry and terrify readers. The novel is a police drama, a mystery, and a suspense story. The author seems to have found her niche, writing stories about ordinary women who are put in jeopardy. The plot is a warning of sorts from Mackintosh, a former police detective. She shows the dangers and benefits of the technology world. The plot begins with Zoe Walker, an average working mother, seeing an “advert” in the London Gazette. She becomes flustered and worried...

REVIEW OF Mark Greaney’s GUNMETAL GRAY

GUNMETAL GRAY Book Six in the series Mark Greaney February 14th, 2017 Berkley Pub GUNMETAL GRAY by Mark Greaney is an engrossing thriller. After reading this series Greaney will definitely become a favorite where people can’t wait for the next installment. The main character, Courtland Gentry, known as the Gray Man, is a former CIA agent, an assassin, turned contractor who always takes readers on a great ride as he battles the bad guys. The action begins on page one and never lets up. The CIA has hired Gentry to find Fan Jiang, a Chinese hacker and an information technology specialist, who is trying to defect to Taiwan after he escapes from...