Excerpt from Deadline

Excerpt from Deadline

This week I am reading Sandra Brown's Deadline. I have previously mentioned Low Pressure here. Sandra Brown's writing is not cookie cutter fiction, she produces thrillers that are fresh and new, with interesting characters and twists. ...
Excerpt from The Haunting of Hill House

Excerpt from The Haunting of Hill House

You may recognize this week's title, as it has also been made into a TV series apparently available on Netflix. The Haunting of Hill House is a 1959 gothic horror novel written by Shirley Jackson. It was hailed by the Wall Street Journal as "now widely regarded as the greatest haunted-house story ever written." It is also the story behind the movies "The Haunting." ...
Excerpt from Gray Mountain

Excerpt from Gray Mountain

I am reading a John Grisham novel this week, one of his legal thrillers. I have been disappointed with a couple of Grisham novels lately, but am enjoying Gray Mountain ...
Romance or crime?

Romance or crime?

Over the last month or so, I have watched way too many Christmas romance movies. My husband really likes them, so we have watched just about every one that has come on TV, or at least it feels that way. These movies tend to be very formulaic, as described in this satirical post that I saw on Facebook ...
Excerpt from The Escape Artist

Excerpt from The Escape Artist

Brad Meltzer is a master of the political intrigue thriller. Looking at his Amazon page, he also writes biographies for children that look quite interesting! I am loving Zig in The Escape Artist, underdog, mortician for fallen soldiers at Dover Air Force Base, still in mourning over the death of his young daughter years before. He is an artist and a someone who believes deeply in making things right. Not a lot of writers can pull off main characters who are broken or depressed, but Meltzer does it well ...
Excerpt from Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

Excerpt from Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

I've read a number of Alex Cross books before, and was a little disappointed with Merry Christmas, Alex Cross. Rather than a cohesive plot, it was as if three or four different stories had been stitched together, none of them with anything to do with the others. It is still a thrilling read, just not to James Patterson's usual standards ...
Excerpt from Running Blind

Excerpt from Running Blind

I am just finishing up another of Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels. This one, Running Blind, is number four in the series. There are definitely differences in Jack Reacher much further into the series and these earlier iterations. He is still finding himself in book four. Still sorting out who he is and what it is that he's doing. ...
Excerpt from The Lost Symbol

Excerpt from The Lost Symbol

I'm reading one of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon books at the moment. The Lost Symbol is all that you would expect from Dan Brown; brain teasers, actions, and edge of the seat action. I have run into one plot point that doesn't quite make sense, but I'll overlook it for the sake of the rest of the story! ...
Inseguita dal Passato

Inseguita dal Passato

Vanna conduce una vita spensierata. Ha affrontato le sue sfide nella vita, tra cui le grandi aspettative che sua madre ha su di lei, ma, tutto sommato, ha un lavoro che adora, un hobby creativo e tanti amici. Non è di certo in cerca di complicazioni ...
Excerpt from Face Off

Excerpt from Face Off

This is an interesting book! The International Thriller Writers have put together FaceOff, an anthology by 23 major crime writers collaborating to bring their characters together in 11 head-to-head stories. I've enjoyed a lot of these writers and their characters, and it's been a lot of fun to see them meeting each other and interacting! ...
Excerpt from Simply Genius

Excerpt from Simply Genius

Looking over my shelf, I see I actually read two David Baldacci books in the last week. I've picked Simply Genius for my excerpt today. Baldacci is the master of building suspenseful plot, and this one was no exception. I enjoyed the more diverse than usual cast, including an ex-soldier with a prosthetic limb and the murder victim's neurodiverse daughter ...
Excerpt from Scorpion Strike

Excerpt from Scorpion Strike

This week I am reading Scorpion Strike (A Jonathan Grave Thriller) by John Gilstrap. I don't think I've read any of the other books in the series. A hostage-taking on an idyllic island paradise quickly ramps up the tension. Lots of great characters and a good, quickly moving plot ...
Excerpt from A Wanted Man

Excerpt from A Wanted Man

I can always rely on Jack Reacher to entertain me! I am reaching A Wanted Man by Lee Child, book #17 in the Jack Reacher series. The interesting thing about this book is that so far, almost all of the Jack Reacher scenes have been in the car. It's interesting how much tension  you can build with four people stuck in a car together. But then, if you've been on a family vacation, you probably already know that!  ...
Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

In the Tick of Time is on sale on Kobo for their Father's Day sale June 14-20 ...
Excerpt from All the Missing Girls

Excerpt from All the Missing Girls

I just started this mystery/suspense today, and it's kept my attention so far! All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda starts at the end and works its way back to the disappearance/murder of Annaleise, the second girl to go missing from amongst a group of friends, the first of whom disappeared a decade before. It is clear from the beginning that everyone knows more than they have revealed, but they're not giving up their secrets easily ...
Excerpt from The Breach

Excerpt from The Breach

Here is a thriller that I picked up recently. You wouldn't guess from the synopsis on Amazon that The Breach by Patrick Lee is science fiction; I have used a description from tor.com down below to give you a better idea! It is a good ride, with some interesting time travel paradox twists and turns and a cliffhanger ending. But you will find a hero who is not your typical good guy.  ...
Excerpt from Step on a Crack

Excerpt from Step on a Crack

I've read a number of James Patterson's Michael Bennett series, but this is the first time I've read the first in the series, Step on a Crack (Michael Bennett). Lots of action and tension, as Michael Bennett is simultaneously dealing with a hostage situation and caring for his ten children while his wife is dying in the hospital. I anticipated the twist, but it was still a great book! ...
Thieves Bundle

Thieves Bundle

Meet a bunch of past, present and future thieves, some not even human! Either protagonists or antagonists, thieves populate this box set in a great variety of stories ...
Excerpt from The Lost Island

Excerpt from The Lost Island

This week I am reading The Lost Island: A Gideon Crew Novel (Gideon Crew series Book 3) I've read a few other Preston & Child books in the last year, and they are thrilling adventures, full of lots of action and intrigue.  ...
Kobo Thrillers Sale

Kobo Thrillers Sale

Buy two and get the third for free. Available to Canada, US, and UK.  Promo link: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/p/thrillersca (change your country at the top of the page if Kobo doesn't auto-detect the right one.) ...
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