Excerpt from Golden Prey

Excerpt from Golden Prey

This week I am just finishing up Golden Prey, by John Sandford. This is an engaging thriller with more twists and turns than a bag of Twizzlers. The criminals are smart, and so are the federal marshal and agents on their tails. It is a great game of cat and mouse, and while the feds are bound to win in the end, I'm not quite sure how ...
Excerpt from A Stranger in the House

Excerpt from A Stranger in the House

I am just finishing up with A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena. It's a psychological thriller with three "unreliable" main characters. You know that someone is lying (or everyone is lying) but figuring out what has actually happened is the trick. There are a lot of twists and turns. I'm right at the ending, and I'm not surprised, but it wasn't what I expected! ...
Excerpt from The Fallen

Excerpt from The Fallen

I am reading one of David Baldacci's Amos Decker Series. I've posted about this series before, I think this is the third of them that I have read (though obviously, I am not reading them in order, since this is book #4 in the series.) ...
Excerpt from The President is Missing

Excerpt from The President is Missing

I have put EDS, book #2 of Medical Kidnap Files on sale for $0.99 for Ehlers Danlos Awareness month. If you didn't get a copy or see my article about EDS, have a look. I was surprised to find The President is Missing on my virtual library shelf and ...
Excerpt from The Racketeer

Excerpt from The Racketeer

I am reading John Grisham's The Racketeer this week. It is classic Grisham, one of his better books. The twists and turns will keep you guessing from beginning to end. ...
Excerpt from One Second After

Excerpt from One Second After

If you didn't get a copy of Sour Cherry Turnover yet, it was released on Friday and you can download or order your copy now! Although it is book #7 in the Auntie Clem's Bakery series, each book can be read as a stand-alone story, so don't let that ...
Do No Harm

Do No Harm

Do you crave reading books with nail-biting suspense, twisted plots and great characters who get caught up in whirlwinds of crime, deception and lies? Do you love sitting on the edge of your seat, wondering who will survive…and who won't? ...
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!  ...
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