Excerpt from 61 Hours

Excerpt from 61 Hours

I am re-reading 61 Hours by Lee Child, book 14 in the Jack Reacher series. Like the other Jack Reacher books, it is a well-written suspense book with lots of twists and turns to keep you on your toes. Jack Reacher always stumbles into the strangest circumstances, and 61 Hours is no exception. He also doesn't appreciate the cold of South Dakota winters, and after the weather in Calgary the past week, I can sympathize. It's also one of the few books I've ever read that mentions Chinooks ...
Excerpt from Long Road to Mercy

Excerpt from Long Road to Mercy

I am currently reading The Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci. Baldacci always writes great police procedurals and thrillers, and so far, The Long Road to Mercy does not disappoint. Atlee Pine, an identical twin who lost her sister in an abduction as a small girl, grows up to become a body builder and FBI agent and in this first book in the series, is investigating the disappearance of a tourist from the Grand Canyon. Of course, he was not actually a tourist, and pursuing the investigation after she's been told to back off could mean the end of her career. ...
Fiction about Human Trafficking

Fiction about Human Trafficking

Did you know that January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day? Human Trafficking is a huge industry, in both North America and around the world. With an estimated 40 million victims and generating $150 billion annually, it is not limited to third world countries, and affects people in all classes and industries. Children are particularly vulnerable, especially runaways and those in foster care ...
Unlawful Harvest and other freebies this weekend

Unlawful Harvest and other freebies this weekend

A New Year and... a new book? Now is your chance to pick up Unlawful Harvest, the first Kenzie Kirsch Medical Thriller. Free this weekend through New Year's Day only. Start the year off right with a brand new book on your Kindle device or app. ...
Excerpt from Before the Fall

Excerpt from Before the Fall

I have been reading Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley. The book begins with the end - protagonist Scott saving a four-year-old boy after their plane goes down in the ocean. It then examines the lives of each of the passengers and how they got there, Scott processing the accident and the investigators trying to figure out what happened. I has been a fascinating story so far. Sensitive readers beware that there is some crude language in this one. ...
An early Christmas Present - Unlawful Harvest and other new releases

An early Christmas Present – Unlawful Harvest and other new releases

I know it isn't quite Christmas yet, but I can't wait to offer you my new book, Unlawful Harvest. And to point you toward a few other new releases ...
Excerpt from A Spark of Light

Excerpt from A Spark of Light

I quite enjoy Jodi Picoult and the way that she portrays her characters, each individuals with unique backstories and relationships. And she is not afraid to tackle difficult issues, as you'll find when you read this one! I am currently reading A Spark of Light, which juxtapositions an armed hostage situation with the very personal situations the various women and men are facing. ...
Excerpt from Past Tense

Excerpt from Past Tense

Jack Reacher is always one of my favorites. Last week I picked up Past Tense by Lee Child, and I am enjoying it as usual. This one is slightly different in that there are two parallel stories running, and they have into yet intersected, but I am at the point where they should soon. One story is about Reacher and another is about a Canadian couple, and I have enjoyed a few asides about them behaving a certain way because "they were Canadian." I'm always interested in how people see the differences in Canadian and US culture. ...
Excerpt from Camino Island

Excerpt from Camino Island

I just finished reading John Grisham's Camino Island, which is a heist/intrigue novel rather than his usual legal thriller. As the plot surrounds rare manuscripts and writers, there is a lot of insight into the writing life and publishing world. Grisham draws together the disparate threads of the plot together for the grand finale and reveal. ...
Excerpt from Badlands

Excerpt from Badlands

I just finished reading Badlands, book #3 in C.J. Box's Highway series. I rarely end up reading series in order, but in this case I have actually read books 1 and 2 (in that order!) ...
Excerpt from Dan Brown's Origin

Excerpt from Dan Brown’s Origin

I am currently reading Dan Brown's Origin, Book #5 in the Robert Langdon series (which started with the daVinci Code). As with most Dan Brown, there are plenty of descriptions of art work, architecture, and symbols, with lots of interplay between religion and science. Intrigue, adventure, and plenty of twists and turns. ...
Bargain books and a contest

Bargain books and a contest

Looking for some great deals on romance and romantic suspense books? Check out these deals! Fall in Love, Over and Over and Over...with Great Books from NY Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors! Plus, enter to win a giveaway! ...
He Was Not There and more new releases!

He Was Not There and more new releases!

Today is launch day for He Was Not There, book #6 of Zachary Goldman Mysteries! If you have been following the series, you won't want to miss this one. And if you have not read any other books in the series, it can still be read as a standalone. ...
Excerpt from Damaged

Excerpt from Damaged

I am reading Lisa Scottoline's Damaged. This one will have you fighting beside lawyer Mary DiNunzio all the way as she investigates a special education/abuse case. I have just started with this one, but can see a number of ways the plot might develop. Things are not always as they seem! ...
Excerpt from Force of Nature

Excerpt from Force of Nature

I have just finished reading Force of Nature by Jane Harper. A great thriller about five women who go into the Australian bush and the four who come out. Of course, none of the four knows what happened to Alice. As the story unfolds day by day, we hear each of the women's stories and try to unravel the threads of truth. Well done, keeps you guessing until the end. ...
Reviewed by Randy: She Was Dying Anyway

Reviewed by Randy: She Was Dying Anyway

Imagine you lost your sweetheart and would do anything to get her back. Then imagine she is knocking at your door and asks for your help. Then imagine that you are in a sort-of relationship Kenzie Kirsch who, being from the Medical Examiner's office, knows 50 ways to kill you. Just to complicate the matter, the case your ex wants you to investigate involves the murder of a woman who was dying anyway ...
Excerpt from The Perfect Mother

Excerpt from The Perfect Mother

I am reading The Perfect Mother by Aimee Malloy, a domestic thriller about a kidnapped baby. While the May Mommy group seems on the surface like a very supportive group of friends, there are a lot of secrets and undercurrents, resulting in some interesting twists and turns in the plot. I am interested in seeing how it will all turn out. ...
The International Day of the Stim

The International Day of the Stim

September 17 is The International Day of the Stim, a day celebrating stimmies, loud hands and right to bodily autonomy.  ...
June, Into the Light and other freebies

June, Into the Light and other freebies

This week the kids were back to school, and maybe you could use a little something extra on your kindle to relax and decompress! June, Into the Light is free this weekend, and I have pulled together a list of other freebies you might enjoy. So stack up the ebooks, grab a pint of ice cream or your favourite treat, and settle down to read. ...
Her Work was Everything

Her Work was Everything

(Book #7) There’s something going on at Drake Chase Gould. The death of intern Lauren Barclay is just the tip of the iceberg. When Lauren’s roommate hires Zachary to look into what was, on its surface, a tragic accidental death, Zachary gets more than he bargained for. ...