Whisper Network speaks loud and clear

Whisper Network speaks loud and clear

I just finished reading Whisper Network by Chandler Baker. It is a Grisham-like legal suspense book about women in society, the workforce, and law in particular. If you are the type who does not like a book with an agenda, this one is not for you, because it is very clearly intended to address sexual abuse in the workplace and the means used to keep victim's complaints from ever seeing the light of day ...
John Puller is back, and this time, it's personal

John Puller is back, and this time, it’s personal

David Baldacci is one of my favourite suspense/thriller writers. I picked up The Forgotten, thinking that I hadn't read it before, but I have. But Baldacci's books are detailed enough to read again without getting bored, so I decided to reread it ...
James Patterson's The 17th Suspect—The Women's Murder Club does not disappoint

James Patterson’s The 17th Suspect—The Women’s Murder Club does not disappoint

I am currently reading James Patterson's The 17th Suspect (book #17 in The Women's Murder Club series). I have enjoyed a number of the other books in this series, though I couldn't tell you exactly how many. They are always a good read. Clever, familiar characters with heart, a mystery or trial, several unexpected twists and turns. ...
Excerpt from The Bitterroots

Excerpt from The Bitterroots

I've read a number of C.J. Box's books, including the Cody Hoyt and Cassie Dewell series. The Bitterroots is a Cassie Dewell book. She is now a private investigator, and she's investigating what appears to be an open and shut rape case. But of course, things are never quite what they seem. ...
It's Christmas in July!

It’s Christmas in July!

How about we celebrate Christmas in July with some holiday-themed books? Beat the heat with a few chilly thrillers! ...
Flash deal on Tattooed Teardrops

Flash deal on Tattooed Teardrops

Tattooed Teardrops is being offered free for just a few days. Don't miss this opportunity. Grab this award-winner today! ...
Excerpt from The Chain

Excerpt from The Chain

I am almost finished reading The Chain by Adrian McKinty. A fascinating read, lots of suspense and thrills! It is not just a kidnap thriller, there is so much more to it. ...
Excerpt from The Chemist

Excerpt from The Chemist

This isn't my first time reading The Chemist, by Stephanie Meyer, but I don't remember a lot of it from the first time, and I am enjoying it quite a bit. I didn't remember there were so many great tongue-in-cheek comments and dry humour. Alex is a great character and there is a lot of... chemistry... between her and Kevin ...
Excerpt from Unsolved

Excerpt from Unsolved

I am reading a new (to me) James Patterson, Unsolved. The great thing about James Patterson is there is always a new one out! Unsolved is the second in the Invisible series. Emmy Dockery is looking for a serial killer, but no one will even believe that the victims have been murdered. They think that she's gone off the rails. ...
She Was at Risk

She Was at Risk

(Book #10) Zachary has done his very best to let go of ex-wife Bridget and relegate their relationship to the past. So when her current partner comes to him for help, he is understandably hesitant to help. But Gordon has always been a stand-up guy and done right by Zachary, so he reluctantly lets himself be talked once more into helping Bridget and Gordon. Zachary struggles with obsessions and self-doubt at the best of times, and this is a case that could break him ...
He Never Forgot

He Never Forgot

(Book #9) When Ben Burton hired Zachary Goldman to help him to find the house he lived in before he was adopted, Zachary had no idea it would turn into a murder case. But as Ben’s fragmented memories start to fall into place, Zachary is driven to right past wrongs and bring the perpetrator to justice. But Ben is not the only one who remembers what happened ...
She Told a Lie

She Told a Lie

(Book #8) A missing girl. Her confused family and friends don’t know what to think about her disappearance. The police will only put so many resources into the search for a missing teen. They don’t have time and money to spend on runaways and voluntaries. But that doesn’t mean no one cares ...
Virtually Harmless audiobook available

Virtually Harmless audiobook available

I'm very excited to have my new audiobook out. It's been a long time since I had audio produced, but I have jumped back in with Virtually Harmless. Melissa Kay Benson was a dream to work with, and I really love her production of Virtually Harmless. Her voices are so close to the voices in my head, and she nails all of the sarcasm and humour, making me laugh at my own jokes. ...
Excerpt from After Anna

Excerpt from After Anna

I have just started After Anna by Lisa Scottoline. Scottoline writes some amazing plots. In this book, there are two point of views, Maggie's, which is running forward in time from when she meets Anna and Noah's, which is running backward in time from the point at which his verdict will be read. At some point they will intersect, and I will have the full story. Or almost. Maybe. Being able to tell two stories from two different viewpoints and reveal the plot points in just the right order is an amazing talent. ...
Why doesn't she leave?

Why doesn’t she leave?

I've had some comments from readers of the Reg Rawlins Psychic Investigator series who express disgust or frustration with Reg for having anything to do with Corvin Hunter after becoming aware that he is a predator, and one who has repeatedly made promises that he hasn't kept. I thought maybe this would be a good opportunity to open up a discussion about why those who are abused stay with their abusers for so long. Why don't they just leave? ...
Excerpt from Killing Floor

Excerpt from Killing Floor

Killing Floor is Lee Child's first Jack Reacher novel. I'm sure that I have read it before. A couple of points have "rung a bell," but otherwise it has been like reading it for the first time. ...
Freebie Weekend! Virtually Harmless and More

Freebie Weekend! Virtually Harmless and More

This weekend you can grab Virtually Harmless, book #3 in the High-Tech Crime Solvers multi-author series for... free! Yes, delve into this high-tech thriller for only the time it takes to click a couple of buttons. And as you have become accustomed, you can click on button to pick up not just Virtually Harmless, but all of the other Kindle books in this blog as well. ...
Excerpt from The Flight Attendant

Excerpt from The Flight Attendant

Today I just started reading The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian. I'm not sure what I think of it so far, but it looks like it could be a good read. The protagonist is clearly broken and ha a lot of issues that don't make her too relatable, at least to start with. I imagine I'll get to empathize and relate with her more as I get deeper into the book. The premise has lots of potential ...
Excerpt from 30 Red Dresses

Excerpt from 30 Red Dresses

I just finished reading the short book 30 Red Dresses by Johan Twiss. This is a book that was featured in my post on books about human trafficking in January, and it caught my eye. If you've been reading my work for a while, especially my young adult fiction, you know that human trafficking, street kids, and abuse are topics close to my heart. ...
Excerpt from The Alice Network

Excerpt from The Alice Network

I am currently reading The Alice Network, by Kate Quinn. I don't read a lot of historical novels, but I am enjoying the twists and turns and the great historical and geographical details that are woven into the story. It is an engaging suspense book, and I am looking forward to finding out more about the espionage network and what has happened to Charlie's cousin. ...