PositiveBookreporterAs the narrative unfolds, the suspense ratchets up and readers will find themselves unable to put the book down. The clues and red herrings add a sense of drama to the story, and despite Tess being out of her mind with fear and grief, she garners a great deal of sympathy from the reader. After all, her main purpose in life is to protect her daughter, and she will go to any lengths to do just that. The Unheard is a gripping tale of love and betrayal mixed with human angst.
Rachel Howzell Hall
RaveBookreporterRachel Howzell Hall infuses her characters with life. They feel like real people with real feelings leading real lives, along with their memories and the memorabilia that enrich them. As the story unfolds, suspense takes over --- and with plenty of clues and red herrings, These Toxic Things is a compelling read, as well as a rich addition to the author’s impressive body of work.
RaveBookreporterThe architecture of the book is such that each chapter presents a different time frame. As the narrative unfolds, we are kept abreast of the events that hold the plot together and keep it interesting. Readers are always finding out new information that forms a cohesive whole and can easily follow the script without getting confused. Fans of police procedurals and murder mysteries will find Sleep Well, My Lady to be a well-written novel with a believable plot and strong characters who are finely honed.
RaveBookReporterThe two cases converge in ways that only a writer as talented as Ian Rankin can plot. He weaves a tale that is interesting, suspenseful and timely, and contains references to Brexit, land ownership and xenophobia ... a compelling read that will leave you eagerly anticipating the next book in this winning series.
PositiveBookreporterStone is surrounded by his usual coterie of friends and acquaintances in the escapades in which he finds himself partaking as he solves his latest mystery ... Since Stone owns several homes with servants around the world and has his own plane, he can pick up and go anytime he pleases. He also is in contact with all of his connections no matter where he is and is ready to follow whatever instructions he receives on his scrambled phone line. This keeps readers up to date on Stone’s latest assignments, which adds to the narrative’s fast pace.
Mary Higgins Clark
RaveBookreporter... it will come as no surprise that death bleeds onto the pages of this well-written mystery ... [Clark] a timely and electrifying thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. She effectively captures the suspense and the secret world of backroom deals that change people’s lives ... Fans will find themselves turning the pages as fast as they can to keep up with the pace of the unfolding narrative, and will not be disappointed. Those who have never read this prolific author’s books before will look forward to delving into the huge body of work she has produced over the years. Her reputation as a writer is without blemish.
RaveBookreporterThe narrative unfolds in a folksy manner, and the characters are limned perfectly as new relationships are fostered ... Thayer portrays her characters with a plethora of personality traits that bring each one to life and make the novel move along on a great trajectory ... captures the meaning of love, friendships and the notion that all can change for better or worse in the blink of an eye. It’s a terrific read that could become a Christmas classic.
Helene Tursten, Trans. by Marlaine Delargy
PositiveBookreporter... a detective who is interesting and smart ... Tursten does a fantastic job limning the characters who populate Winter Grave. Her writing is clear and smooth, and is a pleasure to read. The plot is fast moving, and fans of noir will find themselves fully engaged in the puzzle she creates in her storytelling. The book is translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy, and is a must read for lovers of crime novels that tweak your imagination.
PositiveBookreporter... a thriller of the first order. As the bodies pile up, readers are taken on a cyclonic ride full of red herrings and finely honed characters .... Readers will be enthralled by this first installment of what promises to be a fascinating series.
David R Dow
PositiveBookreporter\"Why should someone on death row be given a second chance? The answer is found within these pages. Sometimes the inmate truly is innocent and the real perpetrator is found. The book raises many questions about the who, what, when and where of the crimes that have been committed and how fastidious the investigation was. Dow is clearly in the corner of the death row convict, and as the narrative unfolds, readers are challenged to think about whether or not the death penalty should be repealed ... Confessions of an Innocent Man is very realistic, and readers will find themselves questioning if death row can be made better in any way...\
Helene Tursten Trans. by Paul Norlen
PositiveBookreporter\"Readers are in for a satisfying novel full of top-notch writing and finely drawn characters. Paul Norlen’s translation from the Swedish is a pleasure to read.\
Wendy Guerra Trans. by Achy Obejas
PositiveBookreporter\"With lyrical prose and on-target character development, Guerra tells Cleo’s story with a razor-like touch. This is not an especially large book, but it’s packed with pathos and humanity.\
T. Jefferson Parker
RaveBookreporterThe characters in T. Jefferson Parker’s Swift Vengeance are finely limned, and the complex narrative unfolds into a real and timely page turner ... Readers will feel a great deal of empathy for the private investigator as they careen through the twists and turns of this exciting procedural ... The razor-sharp prose is especially brilliant here, and readers should be prepared for a heady treat.