INTERVIEW WITH JAMEY BRADBURY

THE WILD INSIDE Jamey Bradbury William Morrow Pub March 20th, 2018   THE WILD INSIDE by Jamey Bradbury is part paranormal, part thriller, and part horror. This debut novel is very character driven, specifically with the protagonist Tracy Petrikoff, where readers wonder if everything that happens to her is driven by her imagination, some delusions, or was indeed reality. People meet Tracy, a natural born hunter and trapper who loves the Alaskan wilderness, where she spends her days in the remote forest by her house. She still has not come to grips with her mother’s sudden death that occurred two years ago.  For Tracy, it was her mother...

INTERVIEW WITH ALISON GAYLIN

  IF I DIE TONIGHT Alison Gaylin William Morrow Pub. March 6th, 2018   If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin brings psychological suspense stories to a whole new level.  The focus of the plot emphasizes the relationship between parents and children and how social media plays a role.  The I-GEN generation characters that keep secrets and isolate themselves, allows readers to realize it is sometimes impossible for parents to really know their children. The plot begins with Wade, a teenager’s, suicide note, then flashes back five days and unfolds from the perspectives of Jackie, Connor, Pearl, and Amy Nathanson. Amy files a police report...

REVIEW OF THE DAY I DIED by Lori Rader-Day

THE DAY I DIED Lori Rader-Day William Morrow April 11, 2017 Sometimes the most arbitrary decisions can have the biggest impact on our lives. The protagonist in THE DAY I DIED by Lori Rader-Day, , makes one of these seemingly arbitrary decisions. Anna Winger selects Parks, Indiana, as the next city she and her son move to because it has a Dairy Bar, just like the one she worked at in her small hometown in northern Wisconsin. This choice sets her on a path that will put her life and her son’s life in danger. Anna Winger is a handwriting analyst who gets called to assist the Parks sheriff when a little boy and his mother go missing. She...

REVIEW OF Charles Todd’s RACING THE DEVIL

RACING THE DEVIL Charles Todd Ian Rutledge Book 19 William Morrow February 14th, 2017 RACING THE DEVIL by Charles Todd is a vintage novel. This mother/son team returns to the scenario that made them so well read. They have an action packed plot with characters that are intensely well liked or disliked. As in all their books many of the characters bear the internal and external scars of the War. World War I becomes a reality with its impact on the English society at large. The setting places a prominent role in the book because it adds to the powerful plot. The Todds noted, “We wanted to write a story around this setting. As we came up with...

Review of Deborah Crombie’s GARDEN OF LAMENT...

GARDEN OF LAMENTATIONS  Book 16 Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novel Deborah Crombie Feb. 7th, 2017 William Morrow Readers had to wait two years for the latest Deborah Crombie book, GARDEN OF LAMENTATIONS, but it was well worth it. This plot follows the unanswered questions from Crombie’s last novel, DWELL IN DARKNESS. People might remember how Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid had not solved the loose ends in the last novel. He is still troubled by a grenade attack, a devastating fire, and the odd behavior of his boss, Chief Superintendent Denis Childs. The author had the idea from “an article about the undercover British police officers...