Need to Know by Karen Cleveland [review] @transworldbooks @karecleve #NeedtoKnowBook ‏

Title: Need to Know Author: Karen Cleveland Publisher: Transworld [Synopsis] What do you do when everything you trust might be a lie? Vivian Miller is a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States. On track for a much-needed promotion, she’s developed a system for identifying Russian… Continue reading Need to Know by Karen Cleveland [review] @transworldbooks @karecleve #NeedtoKnowBook ‏

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These Violent Delights [review]

Title: These Violent Delights Author: Victoria Namkung Publisher: Griffith Moon Publishing [Synopsis] At Windemere School for Girls, one of America’s elite private schools, Dr. Gregory Copeland is the beloved chair of the English Department. A married father with a penchant for romantic poetry—and impressionable teenage girls—he operates in plain sight for years, until one of his former… Continue reading These Violent Delights [review]

[Guest Post] Familial DNA in ‘The Death of Anyone’ & real life!

I'm a BIG fan of crime novels, and I particularly love learning more about the techniques they use. I always wonder which techniques are really used in the police force, and in real life. So I'm really excited to welcome author DJ Swykert to the blog, to tell us about Familial DNA searches, a case when it was used… Continue reading [Guest Post] Familial DNA in ‘The Death of Anyone’ & real life!

Courage Resurrected [review]

Courage Resurrected by Scott Mackey

[Synopsis] Ray Courage’s wife Pam died thirteen years before in a car accident. Or did she? Ray’s world is turned upside down when he receives a series of e-mails from someone claiming to be his dead wife, accusing him of attempting to kill her and vowing revenge. Ray sets out to find the identity of… Continue reading Courage Resurrected [review]

The Accident by Chris Pavone

The Accident by Chris Pavone

   Synopsis:As dawn approaches in New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, anonymous manuscript, racing through the explosive revelations about powerful people, as well as long-hidden secrets about her own past. In Copenhagen, veteran CIA operative Hayden Gray, determined that this sweeping story be buried, is suddenly staring… Continue reading The Accident by Chris Pavone

TWENTY-EIGHT AND A HALF WISHES by Denise Grover Swank

Synopsis: For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She’s had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone’s toilet’s overflowed, but she’s never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two… Continue reading TWENTY-EIGHT AND A HALF WISHES by Denise Grover Swank

If I Knew You Were Going To Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go…

If I Knew You Were Going To Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go

If I Knew You Were Going To Be This Beautiful, I Would Never Have Let You Go by Judy Chicurel tells the story of Katie and her friends as they grow up in Elephant Beach during the 1970’s, and  they way they deal with the various issues that life after war presents. In my opinion… Continue reading If I Knew You Were Going To Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go…

‘The Missing Place’ review

The Missing Place by Sophie Littlefield

The Missing Place by Sophie Littlefield is an intriguing mystery story. It follows two women's desperate search for their sons Paul and Taylor, who have gone missing whilst working away at the Oil Rigs in the remote town of Lawton. Weaving through North Dakota and encountering people of many different classes and occupations as they… Continue reading ‘The Missing Place’ review

‘An Intimate Murder’ & ‘The Ugly Man’ reviews

An Intimate Murder

I've got 2 quick crime reviews for you, both of which I enjoyed in different ways and one - 'The Ugly Man'- is a short story, so a bit of a change to what I usually read. I always think it's interesting with shorter stories how effectively they are written given the shorter length. An… Continue reading ‘An Intimate Murder’ & ‘The Ugly Man’ reviews