Category: Mystery

Thriller Thursday: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Thriller Thursday: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Did you read The Girl on the Train? What did you think about it? Please share your thoughts with me in the comments!

I usually read the entire book and then think about it for a few days before I sit down to write my review. I do this because sometimes the way I feel about a book changes after I’ve had a chance to process it as a whole. But as I’m reading The Girl on the Train, I have some pretty strong emotions from the beginning, so I wanted to see what happens to my review if I write down my thoughts along the way.






Review: Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell

Review: Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell

I’ve been a Kay Scarpetta fan since Postmortem was released in 1990 and jumped at the chance to review Flesh and Blood. Author Patricia Cornwell has always been a masterful storyteller who could keep me up all night to finish her books in one sitting and leave me too terrified to go to sleep when I did finally finish. I expected the same from F&B.






Posted August 26, 2015 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Mystery, Reading, Suspense, Thrillers / 1 Comment
Review & Giveaway: Bryant’s Gap by Michael E. Burge

Review & Giveaway: Bryant’s Gap by Michael E. Burge

Bryant’s Gap is an intriguing murder mystery with much stronger character development than you see in many of today’s bestsellers. It harkens back to a time when people took the time to really get to know each other and build close relationships. There are also fun references to popular radio shows of the time period – who doesn’t love a good Lone Ranger reference?






Review & Giveaway: The Missing and the Dead by Stuart MacBride

Review & Giveaway: The Missing and the Dead by Stuart MacBride

Love mysteries and thrillers? Keep reading to the end for a chance to win your own copy of The Missing and the Dead by Stuart MacBride.

One mistake can cost you everything…

When you catch a twisted killer there should be a reward, right? What Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae gets instead is a ‘development opportunity’ out in the depths of rural Aberdeenshire. Welcome to divisional policing – catching drug dealers, shoplifters, vandals and the odd escaped farm animal.

Then a little girl’s body washes up just outside the sleepy town of Banff, kicking off a massive manhunt…






Jeff Klima’s “L.A. Rotten” Twists the Crime Mystery Genre; Review & Giveaway

Jeff Klima’s “L.A. Rotten” Twists the Crime Mystery Genre; Review & Giveaway

Janet is back with us today with a review for Jeff Klima’s L.A. Rotten. You can learn more about Janet on our About Us page. Keep reading for a fabulous giveaway at the end!

I have always been a big fan of crime mysteries. I suppose for me, it satisfies that deep need for order and fairness in the world, along with a morbid curiosity for crime scenes and the incredibly detached mind that marks a psychopath. By nature, I am a peaceful person, so virtually delving into the horrific — but not scary — world of crime scenes is a bit of a trip for me. I’m a big fan of Dexter, a guy who harnesses his psychopathic serial killer curse to rid the world of other serial killers, but only the ones who target innocent people.






Posted June 2, 2015 by Kimberly in Contests/Giveaways, Mystery, Reading / 3 Comments
Book Showcase & Giveaway: The Last Witness by Jerry Amernic

Book Showcase & Giveaway: The Last Witness by Jerry Amernic

The year is 2039, and Jack Fisher is the last living survivor of the Holocaust. Set in a world that is abysmally complacent about events of the last century, Jack is a 100-year-old man whose worst memories took place before he was 5. His story hearkens back to the Jewish ghetto of his birth and to Auschwitz where, as a little boy, he had to fend for himself to survive after losing his family. Jack becomes the central figure in a missing-person investigation when his granddaughter suddenly disappears. While assisting police, he finds himself in danger and must reach into the darkest corners of his memory to come out alive.






Review + Giveaway: Harm’s Reach by Alex Barclay

Review + Giveaway: Harm’s Reach by Alex Barclay

FBI Agent Ren Bryce finds herself entangled in two seemingly unrelated mysteries. But the past has a way of echoing down the years and finding its way into the present.

When Special Agent Ren Bryce discovers the body of a young woman in an abandoned car, solving the case becomes personal. But the more she uncovers about the victim’s last movements, the more questions are raised.






Posted March 31, 2015 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Mystery, Reading, Thrillers / 1 Comment
Review: The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson

Review: The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson

Twenty years later, George Foss is still obsessed with his first love. I get it – he is nearing forty and has built a solid, quiet and utterly boring life. His college girlfriend Liana is all bright colors and excitement and probably a murderer. Despite everything he knows about her, he is easily ensnared in her dangerous game of sex and lies from which he may not be able to escape unscathed.






Posted February 24, 2015 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Mystery, Reading, Suspense / 2 Comments