Genre: Thriller

Oct 28 2021
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One More Kill by Carolyn Arnold

One More Kill by Carolyn Arnold

Wow! If you haven’t read one of Carolyn Arnold’s thrillers, you absolutely need to remedy that. I’ve read a few books in the Brandon Fisher series and this might be the best one yet. I love television shows and movies about the FBI and the author does an incredible job of bringing that to life in this series. One of my favorite things about this series is how quickly I get sucked into the book. The killer and the plot of One More Kill had me on the edge of my seat. I felt like I was profiling right alongside Brandon. This story (and series) absolutely reads like one of my favorite TV shows: Criminal Minds. The nuances, getting inside …

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Oct 24 2021
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The Last Line by Robert Dugoni – Review, Author Q&A + Giveaway

The Last Line by Robert Dugoni – Review, Author Q&A + Giveaway

My Thoughts

The Last Line by Robert Dugoni is a short suspense/thriller story featuring Detective Del Castigliano working his first case as a homicide detective in Seattle, WA. I have read an earlier short story as well as the first book in the Tracy Crosswhite series, but it has been about 7 years since I read them. Still, you can absolutely read this as a standalone short story/prequel. This story takes place before Tracy arrives at the Seattle PD. It will definitely whet your appetite for the series!

The Last Line hooks you right from the beginning – the mystery of two bodies that appeared to be drowning victims coupled with Del attempting to build a new life in Seattle and …

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Oct 06 2021
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The Silent Witness by Carolyn Arnold

The Silent Witness by Carolyn Arnold

The Silent Witness is the third book in the Detective Amanda Steele series. It pulls you in right away and has you having to turn the pages until you find out what happens next. Ms. Arnold has a gift for writing taut, suspenseful police procedurals that keep you guessing. This series is a must-read if you like shows like CSI or Criminal Minds.

I love how Amanda tries to stay emotionally detached from her cases but because of her personality and what she’s been through, she can’t help but feel a connection. That raw emotion often helps her find just what she is looking for. The drama and the mystery had my adrenaline pumping. As much as I wanted to …

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Apr 19 2021
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Stolen Daughters by Carolyn Arnold

Stolen Daughters by Carolyn Arnold

My Thoughts

Stolen Daughters by Carolyn Arnold is the second book in the Detective Amanda Steele mystery series. I loved the first book and was definitely looking forward to reading this one. Ms. Arnold did not disappoint! This book was full of action and suspense. Stolen Daughters feels like an episode of Criminal Minds. Once I started reading, I didn’t want to put it down. If you love crime shows and suspenseful stories that keep you guessing until the end, you need to read Stolen Daughters.

I’ve read and enjoyed many books by Ms. Arnold – she has a knack for writing books that draw the reader in right away and don’t let go until the conclusion. I’m happy to have …

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Jan 21 2021
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The Little Grave by Carolyn Arnold

The Little Grave by Carolyn Arnold

My Thoughts

The Little Grave by Carolyn Arnold is a thriller packed with mysteries at every turn. I found myself utterly wrapped up in the story and staying up well past my bedtime to finish reading. Detective Amanda Steele is very relatable…as a mother and a wife, I can understand her anguish at losing her family. The character development by Ms. Arnold is spot-on. I love that Amanda is shown from all sides – she has dark moments and we get to see them as well as her flaws. It really helps drive the story. The pacing is perfectly done. One thing I love when I read a book by Ms. Arnold is that I feel like I’m watching one of …

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Mar 15 2020
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1st Shock by Misty Evans & Adrienne Giordano – Review

1st Shock by Misty Evans & Adrienne Giordano – Review

My Thoughts

This book had me hooked from the start. I have my degree in criminal justice and love shows like Criminal Minds. 1st Shock was an awesome story and I didn’t want to put it down. The Schock sisters’ knowledge of a previous killer as well as the cold cases they are working on lead them toward a potential serial killer. This book was exciting and had elements of suspense and romance in addition to being a psychological thriller. I can’t wait to read book 2.

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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

2020 Alphabet Soup Challenge – Author Edition2020 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge2020 For the Love of eBooks Challenge

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Mar 01 2018
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The Amendment Killer by Ronald S. Barak

The Amendment Killer by Ronald S. Barak

Excerpt

Chapter 1
Tuesday, May 6, 6:30 am

We have your granddaughter. Here’s what you need to do.

Thomas T. Thomas III reviewed the language. Again. He closed the phone without hitting send. Yet.

He stared through high-powered binoculars from atop the wooded knoll. As always, the girl hit one perfect shot after another.

Cassie Webber. Age 11. He’d been tailing her for three months. It seemed longer.

She was chaperoned everywhere she went. Two-a-day practices before and after school. Her dad drove her in the morning. He watched her empty bucket after bucket and then dropped her off at school. Her mom picked her up after school, ferried her back to the practice range, and brought her home after daughter and coach finished. Mom and …

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Sep 18 2017
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Lies She Told by Cate Holahan

Lies She Told by Cate Holahan

Guest Post

Thanks for having me on the blog to share a bit about my third novel, Lies She Told.

My favorite line in Lies She Told comes in the first act. Liza Cole, my author protagonist, is explaining how she develops her stories. “I don’t invent my characters, I steal them from my surroundings. To be a writer is to be a life thief. Every day, I rob myself blind.”

I like the line because I think it tells a truth about most myself and most writers. We’re all observers and describers of real phenomenon, first. We abstract from what we see around us, read about in the newspaper, in other books, or on the Internet, and understand about …

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Aug 06 2017
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Shadow Girl by Gerry Schmitt

Shadow Girl by Gerry Schmitt

My Thoughts

Shadow Girl by Gerry Schmitt is the second Afton Tangler thriller. I have not yet read the first book in this series, but I was easily able to jump in and enjoy the story right away. It starts off with a bang (literally) and the suspense never lets up. I love stories that grip you right from the start and this thriller fits the bill.

Shadow Girl definitely has me hooked on this series, and I can’t wait to go back and read book one, Little Girl Gone. This book is perfect for anyone who enjoys an edge-of-your-seat thriller that keeps you flipping pages late into the night. Ms. Schmitt knocked it out of the …

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