• Review: The House of Pearl

    I sat down with this book hoping to take a break from my love of romance books with a good supernatural thriller. Unfortunately, it was a struggle for me to see this story through until the end. I could not connect with the writing at all. The story just...

  • Review: Hard Silence Agents Undercover, #2

    Abby has had a hard life and boy is it a head spinner. She’s survived on pure determination and silence and it has worked for her until now. Jeff thinks that Abby is great and he wants to get to know her but it’s hard. She’s keeping secrets and unknown...

  • Review: Twisted River

    Kate and Mannix O'Brien of Limerick, Ireland have a lot of the regular issues like most families have. They have the financial as well as the stress of a son that is constantly being picked on at school by some bullies. Izzy, their daughter is upset about...

  • Review: The Winter Garden Mystery Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, #2

    In “The Winter Garden Mystery” by Carola Dunn, Daisy Dalrymple is back and stumbling across dead bodies. Rather than survive in proper genteel poverty with her mother, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple has decided to live in less than genteel poverty by...

  • Review: The Shock of Night The Darkwater Saga, #1

    One thing that got my interest in "The Shock of Night", a novel by Patrick W. Carr, is the title. In a way, the title makes sense. The story is good fantasy and the characters are memorable. I liked the way the mysterious gift in this story can be compared...

  • Review: Girl in the Dark

    One of the Netherlands’ newest and brightest young suspense writers, Marion Pauw marks her debut in the U.S. with this imaginative, award winning psychological thriller. With a demanding legal career and a young son with behavior issues, Iris Krastelein...

  • Review: Skinny Dipping with Murder An Otter Lake Mystery, #1

    There is no doubt about it, Skinny Dipping with Murder is a fun book. Otter Lake is the perfect setting for a mystery. All of us have a little Erica Bloom in us. She is a wonderful main character who has a past, and a family, that she's never quite come...

  • Review: When the Cat's Away Proverbial Crime Mysteries book #2

    Dane McCaslin brings the wonderful town of Seneca Meadows to life full of fabulously entertaining inhabitants. Caro Layton-Browning is unique and so very British, which in itself is amusing. I loved meeting all of the different characters as they brought...

  • Review: Crime and Poetry A Magical Bookshop Mystery, #1

    Violet Waverly returns to her hometown to care for her ailing grandmother when she gets a shock: her grandma is perfectly fine. It was a ruse to get Violet back home to work in her magical bookstore, Charming Books. Violet intends to return home to Chicago,...

  • Review: Dead Men's Tales Olivia Grant Mysteries book #2

    Phillis A. Humphrey brings us another mystery with the determined Olivia Grant. Olivia is definitely a strong-willed woman and I'm so glad to see her interactions with her brother. Her attitude is definitely enjoyable to witness. I was looking forward...

  • Review: The Stephen King Companion Four Decades of Fear from the Master of Horror

    I loved this book. There is no other way to describe what a book like this means to a Stephen King fan. This is the third iteration of this book, adding 1995 to 2015. He has written other books about the master of horror as well. This book is great because...

  • Review: All Sales Final Good Buy Girls, #5

    When Maggie finds a skeleton in her future home she wants to find out what happened and when. She comes to the conclusion that there is a murderer on the loose and now her house has a ghost and her house is haunted. She gets the Good Buy Girls to help...

  • Review: Death of A Bad Apple A Food Festival Mystery, #3

    As usual Penny Pike got my attention from the first chapter of this book when she describes her heroine, Darcy, and her family to the new food that is being made for the new festival the family is going. However, this book has a flaw; its’ pacing is off....

  • Review: One Foot in the Grove An Olive Grove Mystery, #1

    Plot: Can Eva figure out why someone killed the fishing and hunting guided at her family plantation before she is thrown into jail for the murder? Author Kelly Lane has created a cozy mystery that drew my attention at first chapter and kept it for a few...

  • Review: Seduction In Seville The Men of FTI Book 2

    Seduction in Seville is the 2nd book in the Men of FTI series. This is a contemporary romantic suspense featuring characters from the first book, “Seduction in Sierra Leone”. Patrick Kane wakes up in a hospital in Seville, Spain after an “Op”. Madison,...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Susannah Sandlin

    Hi Susannah, Thanks for joining us today on Night Owl Reviews. We hear you have a fabulous romantic suspense book coming on April 5th, 2016. What is Wild Man's Curse about? When an elderly voodoo practitioner is murdered deep in the bayous of Terrebonne...

  • Review: The Cracked Spine A Scottish Bookshop Mystery, #1

    “The Cracked Spine” by Paige Shelton is the first book in a new series featuring transplanted Kansan Delaney Nichols. After answering an ad looking for a bold adventurer who would investigate searches for lost things and help return lost items to their...

  • Review: Dark Hearts Secrets and Lies

    Dark Hearts is the thrilling conclusion to the Secrets and Lies Series by Sharon Sala. Once again Sala expertly explores the dynamics of small towns, close families, lost love reunited, and dark deeds. Sharon Sala balances suspense and romance with skilled...

  • Review: Melting Shadows

    The challenge of delivering a good romantic suspense story is making the danger believable and exciting while creating an atmosphere that fosters the development of an intensifying romance. I think the author did a very nice job of creating both horrific...

  • Review: No Shred of Evidence Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries, #18

    When Scotland Yard’s Ian Rutledge is sent down to the north coast of Cornwall to assist in an investigation of attempted murder that involves four young women as suspects, he doesn’t realize that one of them is a former acquaintance. All from wealthy...

  • Review: Furious Faith McMann, #1

    What would you do if you went home and the nightmare began? That's what happened to Faith McMann. She goes home to pure terror finding her husband dead and her two children taken. She should be dead also but she miraculously survives. She immediately...

  • Review: Fool Me Once

    No one writes psychological thrillers like Harlen Coben. This story is just the type of novel we’ve come to expect from Coben with the trademark plot twist and the dark examination of humanity, while creating some of the most evil characters in popular...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Tawna Fenske

    Hi Tawna! Thanks for joining us on Night Owl Reviews. It's great to have a fellow Oregonian over. I was thrilled to hear of the Oregon connection in your latest story. BLURB: Vineyard manager Reese Clark is determined to bring her family’s Oregon winery...

  • Review: Ghost to the Rescue A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel, #3

    “Ghost to the Rescue” stars the intrepid ghost Bailey Ruth, who throws herself wholeheartedly into her assignments and constantly schemes to circumvent the strictures placed on her. She is such a joyous spirit and embraces her tasks so enthusiastically,...

  • Review: Jury of One

    Jury of One is such an awesome and fun book. I loved having Robin and Adam once again in the middle of murder and mayhem. Charlie Cochrane does a great job of balancing a mystery for Robin to solve and the romance that is between Adam and Robin. Here...

  • Review: The 13th Victim

    Sherry Scarpaci delivers a fabulous psychological suspense. This was one of those books that I just couldn't put down and while I stayed up the entire night reading I did not regret the missed hours of sleep. Detective Kate Turner is an amazingly real...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Joe Cosentino

    Hi Jo, Thanks for joining us today on Night Owl Reviews. What's your current release? That would be Porcelain Doll, a Jana Lane mystery, published by The Wild Rose Press. What's your book about? It's 1982 and Jana Lane, America's most famous ex-child...

  • Review: The Forgotten Soldier A Pike Logan Thriller

    When two countries are at war, either party would want to gain an upper hand using data gathering from their respective informants. However things can go to heck and this is exactly what happened during the war between the US and Afghanistan. When a soldier...

  • Review: Hostile Witness A Kate Ford Mystery

    Having a special gift for seeing things that most people would miss can be a good and a bad thing. For Kate this can turn out to be a good thing. Her life was in total disarray having to deal with situations at home from her son's teenage tantrums and...

  • Review: Killer Cannoli A Terrified Detective Mystery Series, #2

    Carole Fowkes follows up her debut cozy with another delicious treat in Killer Cannoli, the second book in the Terrified Detective Mystery series. Claire DeNardo’s character is back and she seems only a little less frightened of everything after her first...

  • Review: Digging Up Bones A Birdwell, Texas Mystery

    Aimee Gilchrist introduces an interesting new heroine with this debut cozy mystery. Helen Harding is one unique young woman. She is throuroughly honest to the point of abruptness and I found it endearing that while she refused to apologize for her flaw...

  • Article: A Queen of Suspense….Wendy Corsi Staub! - Dark Streets

    I recently discovered author Wendy Corsi Staub after attending BEA last year, and I must say I’m sorry I never read any of her books sooner!  Besides writing romantic fiction as Wendy Markham, she’s the author of over eighty  novels,...

  • Review: Seduction Game An I-Team Novel, #7

    This romantic suspense series features remarkable individuals who are capable of amazing feats and this story is no exception. There are horrific elements that shape the main characters and it is difficult to reconcile some of them. I can’t help being...

  • Review: Baggage

    Please Note: There is violence and adult situations in this book. The author, S.G. Redling, wrote a psychological thriller that will keep you guessing the entire time you are reading it. Redling keeps you on the edge of your chair with the suspense, the...

  • Review: Happily Never After

    Bess George’s Happily Ever After delivers a fantastic romantic suspense story as her debut title and if this is any indication of her talent, I can't wait for her next offering. Main character Kelsey Brackton is a strong, capable woman who has been some...

  • Review: The Chocolate Falcon Fraud A Chocoholic Mystery, #15

    The Maltese Falcon has always made me wonder, so I was happy to get a chance to read a book about it, and chocolate. I LOVE my chocolate. I thought that there was no way the author could find more ways to talk about chocolate in the 15th book, I was wrong....

  • Review: Claws for Alarm Nick and Nora Mysteries, #2

    Claws for Alarm is a good cozy mystery and includes a great pet cat. I LOVE cats and I believe that there is something to be said for how they help humans. They can even be leading characters, leaving clues and more. However the Scrabble tiles were a...

  • Review: The Victim

    Anton Mackay was a brilliant lawyer winning a number of criminal drug related cases. He however had one lingering event of the past that cannot be erased - one in which only he can put an end to. Can he foster up enough willpower to do this and risk losing...

  • Review: Dream Killer

    Mike Baldwin immerses readers in the world of sports, small towns and summer camps with this mystery. Veronica Townsend is a fascinating lady, witnessing her interactions with the other characters in the story is entertaining and informative. She is smart...

  • Review: Truth About Love & Murder Love & Murder Book 1

    Edie Ramer portrays a powerful subject matter and not only makes it entertaining she makes it riveting. She presents a beautifully heartbreaking yet heartwarming, suspenseful love story. Meg Quinn is a great leading lady, she is tough and yet she is so...

  • Review: Apricot's Revenge A Crime Novel

    The setting for this book is Modern Day China. This is a fictional book but it has a lot of underlying truths and realities. Social issues is the main topic of this book. A main topic in today's society. A very complex, deep and sometimes dark issue....

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews T. M. Causey

    Hi Toni! Thanks for joining us on Night Owl Reviews. Thanks for coming. What is your current title and what is it about? The Saints of the Lost and Found is a deeply emotional story about a brother and sister whose con artist parents exploit their unique...

  • Review: A Geek Girl's Guide to Arsenic Geek Girl Mysteries, #2

    Julie Ann Lindsey follows up with a fabulous mystery in the second of this series. Mia Connors is just as engaging in this story as I found her in the debut adventure. This young woman is so engaging with her love of costumes and lack of social graces,...

  • Review: The Secret of Hunter's Bog

    This story is part mystery and part romance and focuses on two young men who are both starting their lives over. Will has moved to the area to get away from his father and to follow up on a lead from a missing ex-boyfriend. Koichi and his twin sister...

  • Review: Rules of Love & Murder Love & Murder Book 2

    Edie Ramer weaves a beautiful tale of family, love and coming home. August Reyes falls in love with Elle Styles when they are both young children. He is a serious and there is so much more to him than what everyone sees. Elle seems to be his exact opposite...

  • Review: A Wee Dose of Death A ScotShop Mystery, #2

    This is the second book in the series 'A ScotShop Mystery', however, it’s the first time I have read anything by this author. I am glad I did, because I loved her characters, the small town setting in which the story takes place, and the terrific mystery...

  • Review: Daisies For Innocence An Enchanted Garden Mystery, #1

    I got hooked on this story when I read the back blurb and realized it was about a perfume store! I have always wanted to know more information on how perfume is made and used in items. The heroine of this story, Elliana (Ellie), has her own “Enchanted...

  • Review: The Asset Wounded Warrior, #1

    The unexpected twists to this exciting story kept me enthralled until the last fascinating word. One should be forewarned that this is a very gritty story with sometimes gut-wrenching scenes that evoke the price paid by those who go to war, and sometimes...

  • Review: A Taste for Nightshade

    A Taste for Nightshade by Martine Bailey is one of the most interesting historical fiction books I’ve ever read. Set in 1787 Manchester, it follows the stories of two very different young women. This was dark and intriguing, filled with damaged characters...

  • Review: Brotherhood in Death In Death, #42

    This author can make the most distasteful of subjects an awesome read. As always, I was instantly entrenched in the story and the added bonus of the close connection of the Miras added a certain twist. It glaringly illustrates that while you may be biologically...

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In Washington, D.C., a homeless man takes an assassin's bullet and dies in Commander Gray Pierce's arms. A bloody coin clutched in the dead man's hand--an ancient relic that can be traced back to the Greek Oracle of Delphi...