INTERVIEW WITH LINDA CASTILLO

A GATHERING OF SECRETS (Kate Buckholder Book 10) Linda Castillo Minotaur Books July 10th, 2018   A GATHERING OF SECRETS by Linda Castillo is a powerful story. From the very first page, when a young Amish woman commits suicide, the plot takes on a dark and gripping tone, a very thought-provoking novel.  Bur readers should not be surprised considering Castillo books are always insightful and riveting. The story begins with Amish teenager Emma Miller hanging herself and then fast forwards six months where Painter Mills police chief Kate Buckholder is called to investigate a body found in a burned barn.  The initial reaction is that it was...

REVIEW OF JAR OF HEARTS BY JENNIFER HILLIER

JAR OF HEARTS JENNIFER HILLIER MINOTAUR BOOKS JUNE 12, 2018 High school best friends Georgina Shaw, Angela Wong, and Kaiser Brody were living their best lives. School, sports, and 7-11 Slurpies. Life took a severe left turn when sixteen-year-old Georgina, Geo to her friends, met 21-year-old Calvin James in that 7-11 parking lot. She fell for him instantly and completely. She knew the relationship was wrong. She knew he shouldn’t make her feel bad. She knew he shouldn’t be so mean to her. She knew he shouldn’t hit her. But she loved him and she thought he loved her, too. Then one night, Angela was murdered, and buried in the woods. In...

DAN & KATE PRESENT… THE JENNIFER HILLIE...

  Dan & Kate: Congratulations on the release of your new thriller JAR OF HEARTS! This book has been getting tons of buzz. Please, tell the folks at home a bit about the book. What can readers expect when they meet Geo Shaw? Jennifer Hillier: Thank you so much! I’m finally starting to become aware of the buzz, and it’s been exciting and terrifying all at the same time (but slightly more exciting than terrifying, thankfully). I’m super proud of this book. I feel like JAR OF HEARTS is the result of every lesson I’ve ever learned as a writer up until now. I know every book should feel that way, but sometimes they just don’t. The story...

Review of THE NOWHERE MAN by Gregg Hurwitz

THE NOWHERE MAN Gregg Hurwitz 2017 Minotaur Books Normally, I advocate being able to just pick up any book in a series and being able to read it. That said, I personally prefer to read a series in order. You can read THE NOWHERE MAN without reading ORPHAN X but I think it’s even better if you read them in order. Gregg Hurwitz is one of my favorite writers. All the reasons I love his books are in this latest novel. The main character, Evan Smoak, is a man of many skills; skills taught to him for a specific purpose. What makes him a great protagonist, and one that is easy to cheer for, is that he isn’t super human. He’s just damn good at what...

Andrew Gross Interview about THE ONE MAN

Interview with Andrew Gross Jon Jordan: Andrew, what was the genesis of Nathan Blum and the story you’ve told with him? Andrew Gross: My father-in-law came to this country in April of 1939, six months before the war. He never knew the fates of any of his family. As it turned out, he was the only one in his entire family to survive. He never talked about his life back in Poland. My wife knew nothing of her family history, even of her own grandparents. Like a lot of survivors, he carried a mantle of sadness and guilt around with him his whole life, never sharing what it was from. During the war he signed up to fight for his new country, and...