A Lexi Carmichael Mystery #11
Our favorite Geek, Lexi Carmichael is back along with her new fiancée, Slash, who has put a huge rock on her finger. Yes, she is engaged. And before you can say Congratulations, Slash is gone and Lexi is frustrated.
Feeling left out and worried she takes her hacking skills to the next level and finds out she may not know Slash and his past at all. She has questions. And she will stand by her man and fight the people threatening their lives with all she has. Typical Lexi.
From The Vatican, to the beautiful Amalfi Coast and back again, this fast-paced novel has everything a good thriller should have. Conspiracy theories, the Catholic Church, a rogue and power-hungry priest who will let nothing stand in his way of becoming the next Pope. Only the current one has his own plans and his own secret weapon in Slash.
This was a non-stop action mystery thriller! Every other chapter I was saying, “What???” which is a good thing. These two may be my favorite book couple.
Netgalley/ January 14th 2019 by Carina Press
This is the fourth in this series by Kelley Armstrong.
I’m quite sure you won’t find the town of Rockton on any map. And that is by design.
Deep in the Yukon inside Canada, this is a place with secrets. A lot of them. Only one person knows everyone’s back story and that is the Sheriff, who also happens to be the boyfriend of the only detective in town. In the tiny town of 200, there is also a time limit for staying. And rules. Lots of rules. The people who come here are running away from something or someone or they are just straight up criminals who need to disappear for a bit. Governed by the mysterious Council, who decides which people get in and which people need to get out.
In the short year Casey Duncan has been detective here she has seen it all. Murder, arson, love and a place to call home.
When a man claiming to be a US Marshall appears in town wanting one of their residents, but not saying who that is, Casey and the Sheriff are skeptical to say the least. First, he isn’t in the US and second how did he know about this town? It’s not like there are any modern conveniences. No cell phones, no internet, and they aren’t exactly advertising. When the Marshall is killed everyone in town is a suspect. And all they know is that there is a killer among them. But since no one uses their real name it is going to be difficult to narrow the field.
This is such an interesting series. You think you know something, but you are probably wrong. I was. Many times. This book gives us a new character and things could get very interesting with him. I can’t wait to find out how this plays out!
Very Well Done!
Netgalley/ February 12th 2019 by Doubleday Canada
What a great week for these new releases on Tuesday!
Love the series!
And that one mistake was a doozy!
I own all of these. Love!
A bit odd, but check it out.
So many good books releasing this month! I am so happy that the word Girl isn’t in as many this year! I have had quite enough of the same old thing. I hope you give these a read and share your thoughts!
This is Book 10 in the Haunted Guesthouse Mystery Series
Alison is running the guesthouse having made it clear she is no longer assisting Paul Harrison, in any more murder investigations. Paul is her resident ghost detective.
But when a simple excavation in her backyard to help shore up the beach uncovers an old Lincoln Continental with a dead passenger.
Alison’s backyard may be off-limits but she is still hosting guests and trying to repair the bullet damage done to her beam in the kitchen when the crew finds a treasure. Now her kitchen is a crime scene. Things are quickly getting out of hand and it doesn’t help that now Maxie wants to redecorate the room.
Even Josh is getting in on the investigating having learned how to text to speak to Paul.
It doesn’t take long for Alison to put her detective hat back on. But this one may be too much for her, even with her resident ghosts.
These ghosts make the series. They are always evolving and now Maxie is determined to start designing again. And a ghost puppy? Who could resist this colorful and funny group of characters. All living together under one roof. You can read it alone but I warn you you’ll go back and read the rest. I am very fond of the way the writer tells the story. It’s not traditional, more conversational. Very nice.
Netgalley/Expected publication: January 8th 2019 by Crooked Lane Books
I am pretty sure this is the only Historical Fantasy series that I read. All five of the Princess Sisters are back, but alas, not together.
Each has her own path to follow and gifts to learn to control before they meet again in a fight that will pit sister against sister.
Bluebell is watching over Rowan and fighting the good fight for her father, but when she finds out there is a sword out there forged for the sole purpose of killing her, she sets out to find it. Along the way she will meet her sister Ash, searching for a dragon, Ivy, being Ivy, Rose, who is living so many lies sometimes I can’t keep up, and Willow.
Willow who has embraced the Trimartyr faith, believing the voices in her head are the mighty Maava. She has hooked up with Hakon now and is causing all kinds of trouble!
It took me a bit to get into the first book, but when this one came to me I was hooked from the beginning. Luckily this is a fast paced read and even the evil characters are interesting.
This is one of the most solid, well written Adult Historical Fantasy books out there and I can’t wait for the next one. There will be another one, right Kim?
Netgalley/ January 8th 2019 by Del Rey
This is the seventh in the County Cork Mystery Series
Pub owner Maura Donovan is settling into a charmed life in Ireland—until a mutilated body on her property ends her lucky streak.
Maura has been in County Cork for a year now, running Sullivan’s Pub and adjusting well to life in Ireland after moving from Boston.
One busy afternoon she is sitting on a low wall behind the pub and discovers a body. No one seems to know who he is or why he was dumped behind the pub.
Maura seems prone to whining about problems rather than solving them, which I found annoying. Her pub seems to be empty most of the time and yet she is usually not even there, but out thinking about her problems of staff, putting in a kitchen and keeping the pub in the black. I just found her to be a bit flaky to tell the truth.
I really did like that the author used common Irish speak. I loved the travellers but there just wasn’t enough about them and the ending was a bit disappointing.
Netgalley/Crooked Lane Books January 08,2019
I have been trying to get my husband to read the first one of this series for a long time! He was always too busy until now. As most of the world knows now, the doctors have discovered a large mass on his pelvis. As we wait for surgery he has time.
Yesterday I walked in the den and he was half-way in to the first book. I quietly backed out of the room. When he was almost to the end last night he looked over at me and said, ” This is great! Do we have the next one?” Why yes we do! “And what about the third one?” Well, honey I have it in an ARC on my tablet but it’s from Netgalley and I don’t think I am supposed to share it. ” But, what am I supposed to do?” You wait dear, just like the rest of the world we wait and hope that there is more!
After a few of long and frightening weeks we went an entire day without tears or anxiety. So Ms. Arden, thank you from this frazzled reviewer and wife.