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
It all started at the school fair…
Charlotte is surprised that Harriet is finally letting her four-year old, Alice, out of her sight for the first time and allowing Charlotte to take Alice and her own three kids to a fair at the school.
When Alice doesn’t come out of the Jungle Run Bouncy, Charlotte doesn’t understand. She took her eyes off of her kids for seconds. And now Alice is gone. Charlotte is being shunned, Harriet won’t speak to her and the police are hounding her as well.
Harriet comes off as a fragile and tightly wound woman. Someone who doubts their own sanity even. Her husband is an odd fellow and it looks as if he is manipulating everything she does or says and where she goes.
But is Harriet weak? Is she crazy? Does Charlotte know more than she is saying?
This is every parent’s worst nightmare. A missing child.
In this age of social media and people always checking their phones, this should be a wake up call! At first I wasn’t fond of Harriet but as the book went on my opinion of her changed. After all, how far will you go to protect your child?
I did not see that ending coming! The author has taken the biggest fear for parents and turned it in to a thriller of story!
Netgalley/January 8th 2019 by Gallery Books
Detective Tom Fabian’s name was splashed across all news media as he worked to find a serial killer who left one dead bird at each grisly crime scene. It wasn’t his idea for the press to be allowed to follow him around at the same time the killings began.
It was one anonymous tip that led Fabian to the door of Christopher Wisher and his wife and child. That should have been the end of it. It was not.
Wisher wants Fabian to have his journal. Summoned to the prison, Fabian takes the notebook and the next day Wisher is dead in his cell.
Then the killings begin once more. The same manner including the dead bird, which was never released to the media.
It doesn’t take him very long to figure out the cryptic writing in the notebook isn’t a journal, it’s a glimpse of what is going to happen in the future.
Oh this was a good twisty tale! So many shady characters and such a good fast pace made this one I will read again!
Netgalley/December 19th 2018 by Bookouture
There’s a stranger in your home…
Or is there?
Coming back to her childhood home in Derbyshire for her step-mother, Elizabeth’s funeral, Caro is happy to see her sister who has been out of touch for a long time.
When she is told that the house and everything her father had was left to her and her sister. When her sister tells her she has no interest in any of it and wants Caro to have it all. Coming off a bad break up it seems perfect for her to live in the house and have a new start.
But as Caro begins to go through and sort out all of Elizabeth’s belongings, things start getting weird. Is there a ghost in the house or is someone trying to harm her? The trouble is Caro can’t remember a lot of her childhood and what she is about to find out will shock her to her core!
This was one twisty, wicked good tale! Even I wasn’t sure who the bad people were.
Well Done! 5*
Netgalley/November 29th 2018 by Avon UK
Let me say that this has been one of the hardest secrets I’ve had to keep! When a publisher emails you that you can’t show the title, the story and that you can not even talk about it until Halloween! Oh how happy I was to hear from her today! So here it is!
Catherine Ling #5
Mortally wounded, Carl Venable, the head of the CIA task force on terrorism, instructs his most trusted fellow terrorism fighter, Brandon to get his daughter Rachel and keep her safe no matter the cost.
The worlds most hated terrorist, Conrad Huber was taken out and his son, Max is looking for revenge. A slow and painful revenge if he can get to Rachel before her friends in and out of the CIA do. At the same time he is planning to ‘change the coast of California forever’. And when he gives them a small sample they all will have to work together and figure out a way to stop Huber while keeping Rachel alive. But Rachel has her own demons and sins not to mention skills! Who will end their vendetta and who will end their life?
I loved that Cameron was back. He and Catherine have such an intriguing relationship. Between Rachel and Catherine they could probably take down anything!
I have read all of Johansen’s books and the ones with Catherine are my favorite.
5 star read for me.
Netgalley/October 23rd 2018 by St. Martin’s Press
The Guilty Dead is the ninth book in P.J. Tracy’s addictive and internationally bestselling Twin Cities series.
All of our favorite characters are back! And all hell is breaking loose!
Magozzi and Grace are about to have a new baby any day now. and Monkeewrench has come up with new software to track possible terror threats. Things are humming along and then they are going at a break neck speed to find a killer and maybe a terrorist cell.
Last year Gregory Norwood, wealthy businessman and famous in Minnesota, lost his only son Trey to a heroin overdose. Or so the police say. But Gregory doesn’t believe it. Months before the anniversary of his death, Gregory hires a PI to investigate. But on the anniversary, Gregory is found dead, an apparent suicide.
But Magozzi and Gino aren’t quite sure how that would work since the man used his right hand to pull the trigger when he is left-handed. Their digging uncovers more questions than answers and when a second body is discovered, things get crazy.
As Grace and Harley and Crew are working with the Feds to try out their new software the first hit they get is chatter about City Hall. And outside the bodies keep piling up. But are they related to Norwood’s death or the terror threat?
In a race against time they will all have to work together to make sure they stay alive and find the truth.
Reading P.J.Tracy is like going on a roller coaster ride! Twists, turns, round and round and she still manages to give us rich characters and a great story!
This is the first book out with just P.J., following her mother’s death in 2016 and I think she would be very proud of this one! I for one am looking forward to the next one!
Netgalley/September 11th 2018 by Crooked Lane Books