Owen Laukkanen’s THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS Reviewe...

The Forgotten Girls Stevens and Windermere book six Owen Laukkanen G. P. Putnam’s Sons March 14th, 2017 The Forgotten Girls by Owen Laukkanen is an action driven story. As with his other books, readers should be aware that this author does not shy away from ghastly issues, fictionalizing them for even more suspense. It is apparent that Laukkanen’s go to subject is the mistreatment of women. The author noted, “I always find it fascinating to write stories about the alpha male, some who are angry men that feel women owe them something. This anger can turn to violence. But my next book is something completely different. It will be a high seas...

Carey Baldwin’s STOLEN Reviewed

STOLEN Carey Baldwin Cassidy & Spenser Thrillers (Book 5) Witness Impulse Feb 14th, 2017 STOLEN by Carey Baldwin is a riveting thriller. It intertwines issues involving family and mental illness within relationships, a murder, and a kidnapping. What makes this psychological story even more compelling is the mind games the characters play with each other. Baldwin appears to be influenced by her fascination with the old time movie Gaslight starring Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman. “In this movie that I just love, Ingrid Bergman is a psychologically vulnerable women who’s been through a tremendous trauma, witnessing the murder of her...

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...

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...