BURNING BRIGHT by Nick Petrie Reviewed

BURNING BRIGHT Nick Petrie 2017 Putnam   BURNING BRIGHT by Nick Petrie is the kind of follow up one hopes for when you read a really good debut novel. Last year’s THE DRIFTER has been embraced by readers and reviewers alike and BURNING BRIGHT justifies our enthusiasm.   Peter Ash is back. As the novel opens he hiking the Redwood forests of the Pacific Northwest. He’s been living minimally since the close of the Drifter. Far from the maddening crowd if you will and then comes the bear. Running for his life Ash spots a tree and begins to climb. And we’re off.   Up amongst the branches of Ancient Redwoods his next adventure awaits. Journalist...

Owen Laukkanen’s THE WATCHER IN THE WALL Rev...

The Watcher In The Wall Owen Laukkanen G.P. Putnam March 15, 2016 THE WATCHER IN THE WALL, Book Five in the Stevens and Windermere series by Owen Laukkanen, is a novel with a very dark subject matter. Known for his powerful and suspenseful stories Laukkanen continues this pattern with his latest book. He has dealt with Internet targeted killings that prey on young veteran’s emotions, human trafficking of teenage girls, and now this, a predator that encourages teenagers to commit suicide on a web-cam. Early in the book readers understand that a stalker of sorts attempts to find teenagers who are depressed and want to end their life. In fact,...

Trudy Nan Boyce’s OUT OF THE BLUES Reviewed

Out Of The Blues Trudy Nan Boyce G. P. Putnam Feb. 23rd, 2016 Out Of The Blues by Trudy Nan Boyce uses her vast experience in the Atlanta Police Department to write a procedural novel. The emphasis is on the culture of Atlanta and how it influenced that society. Part of what drives the story is the atmosphere created by the rhythm and blue music. Boyce commented, “I hope people will think there is something behind the uniform, an actual human being. We have the same issues as anyone else does. I hope after reading this book, people would understand, as with anyone, we have good days and bad ones. Not all cops are all good and all perfect.”...

WHERE IT HURTS by Reed Coleman Reviewed

WHERE IT HURTS Reed Coleman G.P. Putnam Jan. 26th, 2016 Where It Hurts is the first book of a new series written by Reed Coleman, the contracted writer of the Robert B. Parker’s Jesse Stone books. He introduces the character, Gus Murphy, who becomes a grieving father after unexpectedly losing his son, while at the same time attempting to solve a murder mystery. The plot goes into great detail about how Gus’ world changes on the day his son dies from an unknown heart defect. He is a broken and wounded man, losing everything he loved in his life: his son dying, his wife having an affair with his partner, his job, while his daughter is...

Nicholas Petrie Video Interview

Jon sat down with Nicholas Petrie to talk about his debut thriller THE DRIFTER which drops on January 12th. It’s a great book and we think you will all love it....