COLD FEAR

COLD FEAR IS A GREAT NOVEL OF SUSPENSE ABOUT A FAMILY WHO ON THE OUTSIDE APPEARS TO JUST BE ON A CAMPING TRIP TO BECOME ONE WITH NATURE.  BUT MOM HAS HIDDEN SECRETS SHE IS TRYING TO OVERCOME.  DAD TRIES TO BE SUPPORTIVE BUT LOSES HIS COOL AND ENDS UP CUTTING HIMSELF BADLY WHILE CHOPPING WOOD FOR THEIR FIRE.  AND THEIR DAUGHTER GETS LOST IN THE REMOTEST PART OF MONTANA.  MEANWHILE A CONVICT HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO DEATH YET HE IS CONNECTED WITH THIS FAMILY.

THE HUNT FOR THE DAUGHTER HAS MANY BELIEVING THAT THE PARENTS ACTUALLY KILLED HER AND DUMPED HER BODY SOMEWHERE.  STILL OTHERS BELIEVE SHE IS DEAD FROM EXPOSURE TO THE ELEMENTS OR A BEAR ATTACK.  FEW HOLD OUT MUCH HOPE THAT SHE HAS SURVIVED.  THE END  HOLDS AN UNBELIEVABLE TWIST THAT SENDS YOUR MIND REELING.  A FANTASTICALLY WOVEN TALE!

PUBLISHER’S EXCERPT:

In the remote, rugged corner of Montana’s Glacier National Park known as the Devil’s Grasp, little Paige Baker of San Francisco disappears with her dog, Kobee, while on a camping trip with her family; or so her mother and father have told authorities.

A multi-agency task force launches a massive search as Paige fights to survive in the wilderness. Time hammers against her and soon the nation is gripped by the life-and-death drama.

Secretly, behind the scenes, the FBI grows suspicious of Paige’s parents. Their recent history and disturbing evidence links them to a horrible secret from the past.

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REVERB

REVERB

UNFORTUNATELY REVERB DID NOT CATCH MY INTEREST THOROUGHLY.  IT WAS A STORY ABOUT A MAN TORN APART AND TORTURED WHO EVENTUALLY LEARNS TO LOVE.  HIS PAST IS ALWAYS HAUNTING HIM WHILE THE PRESENT AND FUTURE HOLD PROMISE.

PUBLISHER’S BLURB:

James Whren is brilliant, beautiful, rich, and taken—with himself, or more precisely, his genius for creating music. Desired by many, committing to no one but his muse, on the eve of his brother’s funeral, his father inadvertently turns his life into a living nightmare, and James is left abandoned in hell with no one real to save him.

His odyssey to freedom takes him beyond the looking glass, to the reflection of friends and lovers. Humbled and alone, James escapes to the Greek island of Corfu. But instead of finding solace there, loneliness almost consumes him.

Until Elisabeth, and her son, Cameron.

Reverb is a love story, a psychological thriller paced with romantic suspense. Told in a new, uniquely “clipped” style, Reverb reads fast. Immediate. Intense, like a sting of texts for today’s reader. Spun from The Magus, also about a man who learns to love someone other than himself, and way beyond 50 Shades of Gray, Reverb is told like Crime and Punishment–modern, clean, edgy verging on sharp. Like nothing you’ve read, guaranteed…

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THE ADVOCATE

THE ADVOCATE

I REALLY ENJOYED READING THE ADVOCATE ALMOST AS MUCH OF SOME OF GRISHAM’S WORK!  THERE IS NEVER A DULL MOMENT – SUCH A PAGE TURNER.  SABRE IS THE ULTIMATE CHILDREN’S ADVOCATE – FOLLOWING HER INSTINCTS AND HAVING A KNACK FOR GAINING A CHILD’S TRUST – YOU KNOW SHE WILL PREVAIL.  BUT YOU NEVER KNOW AGAINST WHAT ODDS!  GREAT READ – HAVE FUN!

PUBLISHER’S EXCERPT:

For Sabre Orin Brown, life is good; she has it
all…or would have, if only she could solve the mysterious disappearance of
her brother. The search for her brother and her career as a juvenile court
attorney collide when she defends a nine-year-old whose father will go to any
length to obtain custody.

Sabre finds
herself immersed in a case with too many unanswered questions. Her quest for
the truth takes her coast to coast and five years into the past. Confronted
with mysterious clues and strange occurrences, Sabre is threatened by someone
wanting to make her suffer the unbearable anguish of losing
everything–including her life.

As Sabre’s passion to find the answers
intensifies, she discovers a twisted history of desperation, deceit, and
revenge. And she discovers how obscure and treacherous the truth can be.

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THE SILENT REPORTER

THE SILENT REPORTER

THE SILENT REPORTER LITERALLY STARTS OUT WITH A BANG THAT HOOKS YOU FOR THE DURATION.  I READ THE PROLOGUE AND COULDN’T PUT IT DOWN AFTER THAT.  ONCE AGAIN BIG BUSINESS IS INVOLVED IN A CONSPIRACY TO MAKE EVEN MORE MONEY FOR THE TOP EXECUTIVES.  BUT THINGS DON’T ADD UP WITH THE INVESTIGATION OF A SUICIDE AND  A CRYPTIC MESSAGE FROM THE MAN’S DIARY.   SO MUCH MORE IS UNCOVERED IN THE SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH AND JUSTICE.

PUBLISHER’S SYNOPSIS:


A reporter investigates the suicide of his professor, only to stumble upon a conspiracy that is bigger than he had imagined.

Hyder Ali, a Muslim-American, is working as a reporter for the Daily Times. Eric Freeland, his old professor and mentor, is found hanging inside his home. Freeland’s daughter, Jessica, shows up asking for Hyder’s help. She believes her father was murdered.

Detective Tom Nolan is assigned the Freeland case. He is an alcoholic who would rather sit in a bar and get drunk than work on the case.

What looks like an apparent suicide soon turns into something more sinister when Hyder, Jessica, and Nolan begin searching for the truth.

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WHAT SHE SAW

WHAT SHE SAW

JENNA, OR IS IT JESSICA, DOESN’T KNOW WHO SHE IS OR WHERE SHE HAS BEEN SAVE FOR AN APPOINTMENT CARD FOR A DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENT.  THIS IS WHERE SHE BEGINS TO PIECE HER LIFE BACK TOGETHER.  UNDER HYPNOSIS, MEMORIES START TO RETURN THAT ARE DARK AND DESTRUCTIVE.  SOME OF THE THINGS SHE DISCOVERS ABOUT HERSELF, SHE CANNOT BELIEVE SHE WOULD DO – AN AFFAIR WITH A MARRIED MAN?!  SHE HAS TWO DRIVERS LICENSES WITH TWO DIFFERENT NAMES AND CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT OTHER SINISTER THINGS SHE HAS DONE!  A GREAT READ TO DISCOVER THE TRUTH!

WHAT THE PUBLISHER HAS TO SAY:

Imagine waking to the shock of finding yourself on a train and realizing that you don’t know who you are, where you are coming from, where you are going. And with the certain knowledge that you cannot afford to reveal your plight to anyone, least of all the police.

A story of psychological suspense that follows a young woman through the terrifying labyrinth of amnesia, where no one is who or what they appear to be. Claudia Rose, Detective Joel Jovanic, and Dr. Zebediah Gold from Sheila Lowe’s

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ADRENALINE

WHAT A PAGE TURNER!  I HAD CHILLS WHEN THE WOMAN HAVING GALL BLADDER SURGERY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE UNDER ANESTHESIA BUT WAS PARALYZED YET COMPLETELY AWAKE AS THE SCALPEL CUT INTO HER AND WAS UNABLE TO UTTER A SCREAM!  YOUR ADRENALINE WILL BE PUMPING AS YOU READ ON!  ENJOY!

HERE IS THE PUBLISHER’S SYNOPSIS:

Murder is the ultimate rush

When patients start dying unexpectedly in the O.R. at Mercy Hospital, anesthesiologist Doug Landry finds himself the focus of the blame. Is he really incompetent or is there some- thing more sinister going on? As Doug struggles to clear his name and unravel the secret of the mysterious deaths, it becomes clear that someone will stop at nothing to keep him from exposing the devastating truth. Doug becomes trapped in a grisly race against time to prevent more deaths–including his own.

From the boardroom to the recovery room to the thrilling climax in the operating room, Adrenaline is a heart-pounding, adrenaline rush of suspense, action and intrigue in an extremely realistic setting. If you like the novels of Robin Cook and Tess Gerritsen, Adrenaline will leave you breathless.

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DEATH IN THE BEGINNING

DEATH IN THE BEGINNING

THIS BOOK DID REMIND BE A BIT OF DAN BROWN’S BOOKS “THE DA VINCI CODE” AND “THE LOST SYMBOL”.  THERE ARE REFERENCES GOING BACK TO BIBLICAL TIMES THROUGHOUT THE BOOK.  ARCHEOLOGIST CURT LOHAN IS LEARNING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HIS LATEST CAVE FINDINGS IN THE CANARY ISLANDS AND AT HOME, IN ST. AUGUSTINE FLORIDA.  THE FISH SYMBOL IS PARAMOUNT TO UNDERSTANDING THE REAL TRUTH BEHIND HIS FINDS.

 

PRAISE:
“This novel is an excellent read. Mixing scientific fact with religious history and the supernatural, it moves readers relentlessly through a suspenseful tapestry of action. Its images are vivid, the characters lively, and their control of the story line makes for a real page turner. I’m anxious to see their next book.”
– Lloyd H. Muller, author of Family Tales and Letters and Old Ghosts.“Science, spirituality and the supernatural collide in this break-out debut thriller, with an action-packed storyline so tightly woven, you won’t be able to catch your breath until the very end. It’s a delicious, twisting journey unlike any I have read.”
– CK Webb, co-author of “Cruelty To Innocents” & “Collecting Innocents”
DESCRIPTION:
It has been an extraordinary summer for archaeologist Curt Lohan. First, he discovers a manmade cave in the Canary Islands off the African coast. The austere walls hold artwork which dates to the dawn of mankind. Then, while exploring a newly found gunpowder magazine inside a 300-year-old Spanish fort in St. Augustine, Florida, a man emerges. When Curt uncovers a link between the Canary Island cave and the unidentified man, he realizes that he has stumbled upon a secret lost in history. But the revelation holds terrifying consequences, and there are those willing to murder to guard the truth. As Northeast Florida braces for a deadly hurricane, Curt and his friends are drawn into a monumental conspiracy which could forever alter the world…and destroy humanity.
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INTRODUCTION TO TWO NEW AUTHORS AND A WONDERFUL WEBSITE!

THANKS TO MY FRIEND MEG, I HAVE TWO NEW AUTHORS AND 4 BOOKS TO READ.  THEY ARE ALL AVAILABLE AT THE LOCAL LIBRARY AND YOU’LL SEE POSTS ABOUT THEM SOON!

MEET JOHN HARVEY:

AND REGINALD HILL:

THE WOODCUTTER

SHE ALSO SENT ME THIS AMAZING WEBSITE, THE MODERN NOVEL, THAT HAS BOOKS AND AUTHORS LISTED FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.  CHECK IT OUT AND IF YOU HAVE A GREAT FIND PLEASE SHARE IN THE COMMENTS!!

LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!

I, MICHAEL BENNETT

I, MICHAEL BENNETT

I HAVEN’T READ PATTERSON/LEDWIDGE IN A WHILE BUT AM FAMILIAR WITH SOME OF THE OTHER MICHAEL BENNETT STORIES.  IT WAS A TYPICAL READ FOR THEM WITH LOTS OF SHOOT-ME-UP BLOOD AND GUTS, DERANGED KILLERS WITH UNDERGROUND AND MOB CONNECTIONS, AND JUST ENOUGH OF MICHAEL, THE FAMILY MAN, TO MAKE YOU REALLY THINK HE’S A GOOD GUY.  THE END CAME VERY ABRUPTLY FOR ME – NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING, BUT LEFT OPEN FOR ANOTHER STORY TO FOLLOW!  CLEVER!

HERE IS THE PUBLISHER’S SYNOPSIS:

Police officers shot

Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett’s lifelong friend Hughie McDonough dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City-and to get revenge on Michael Bennett.

Judges murdered

To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his ten kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed vacation to his family’s cabin near Newburgh, New York. But instead of the calm and happy town he remembers from growing up, they step into a nightmare worse than they could have ever imagined. Newburgh is an inferno of warring gangs, and there’s little the police-or Bennett-can do to keep the children safe.

Target: Michael Bennett

As violence overwhelms the state, Bennett is torn between protecting his hometown and saving New York City. A partner in his investigations, federal prosecutor Tara McLellan, brings him new weapons for the battle-and an attraction that endangers his relationship with Mary Catherine. A no-holds-barred, pedal-to-the-floor, action-packed novel, I, Michael Bennett is James Patterson at his most personal and most thrilling best.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson’s books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women’s Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

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DEATH NEVER SLEEPS

DEATH NEVER SLEEPS

WHEN MICHAELS’ MURDERED BROTHER ALEX RETURNS FROM THE DEAD VIA HIS HIDDEN LAPTOP, THE WORLD TAKES ON A WHOLE NEW SPIN.  CAN ALEX TALK TO HIS BROTHER FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE?  FIND OUT HOW MICHAEL IS ABLE TO UNCOVER MILLIONS IN HIDDEN CASH, TAKE OVER HIS BROTHER’S BUSINESS AND TACKLE THUGS WITH VERY HIGH CONNECTIONS!  I ENJOYED THIS PAGE TURNER WITH A UNIQUE PLOT THAT WILL AMAZE YOU!

HERE IS WHAT THE PUBLISHER IS SAYING:

A story of murder, betrayal and love with twists and turns that as a professional detective even I didn’t expect . . . A Must Read! E.J. Simon is the real deal VITO COLUCCI, JR. author of the true crime book, Rogue Town, A City Under the Stranglehold of Organized Crime

“This reader white-knuckled her way from start to finish. Simon is a master at the game of suspense. A page-turner at its best that left me begging for more” JUDITH MARKS-WHITE, author of Seducing Harry and Bachelor Degree “DEATH NEVER SLEEPS . . . will make you ponder the technology suturing our lives.

You will also question where life ends, and where death begins” MARK RUBINSTEIN, author of Mad Dog House and Love Gone Mad DO THE DEAD HAVE SMARTPHONES?

The problem with Alex Nicholas is that he won’t stay dead. Alex Nicholas was the consummate Queens bookie: fast cars and even faster women, and friends in all the wrong places. As an illegal sports betting and loan shark king in New York City, Alex was fearless-until the night his luck ran out and someone leveled the silver barrel of an automatic on him and pulled the trigger. Michael Nicholas was everything his brother Alex was not: a powerful, married straight-arrow corporate CEO living the American Dream. Their two worlds collide when Michael discovers his brother’s secret laptop. As Michael crosses the globe to find his brother’s murder, can he avoid his brother’s fate? And can the information contained in the laptop help Alex reach out to help Michael-from beyond the grave.

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