Monday, April 3, 2017

DO NOT BECOME ALARMED

DO NOT BECOME ALARMED by Maile Melody is a bit frightening.  Now, I've never been on a cruise and not sure I want to go on one.  Two couples decide to take a cruise with their children.  They don't get off the ship at most stops but the one time another couple they meet on the cruise talk them into going zip lining.  They never make it to zip line and go swimming instead but the tide changes and takes the kids downstream while no one is watching. And then.... read the book it's great.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

SHADOW MAN by Alan Drew

 Detective Ben Wade returns to the quiet town of his childhood.  He hopes to save his marriage by sheriffing in a small town instead of Los Angeles.  But being in this town brings back repressed memories that interfere with his life. And then, there is that serial killer.  In a small, quiet town?!  Ben must face the memories of someone whom he trusted and what must still be happening after the death of a young man. Is it suicide or the serial?  Ben is busy with two tragedies past and present.  The outcome is a surprise waiting to be discovered.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

EMMA IN THE NIGHT by Wendy Walker

Loved this book.  I loved her first book and this one is just as good.  I enjoy the psychological aspects that Ms. Walker puts in her books.  Two sisters are three years apart and as close as any teen-age sisters can be.  Emma was older and had to take Cass places with her, but Emma, like any older teen, didn't want Cass hanging around her.  Then, one day, they are both gone.  They just disappeared without a trace.  How can that happen?  And three years later, Cass reappears, alone.  The detective and FBI behavioral psychologist, who were involved in the case in the beginning are called in again. But, can the psychologist, Abby, handle the stress, again?  She will not give this case up.  She needs closure.  Abby was convinced, in the beginning, that the mother was some how involved and maybe even the cause.  The FBI would not listen to her theories. The detective, Leo, would not let her push for fear of her being destroyed.  But in the end she is right.  Great book.  I love psychological mysteries.

Monday, February 27, 2017

EVERY LAST LIE by Mary Kubica

Mary kubica has written many suspenseful books.  This is not one of her more suspenseful books.  The book was good but if you're looking for a book like her others this isnt one.  It is a mystery to Nick's wife, Clara, but according to the evidence gathered  by the police it was an unfortunate accident.  What makes Clara suspect something else because her young daughter is having nightmares of a mean man.  Yes the neighbor is a mean man who has threatened her father but is that reason to suspect him of murder?  I just didn't think this was capable of holding my undivided attention as her other books have. I will read any others she comes out with because I enjoy her writing but this was not one of my favorites.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

I HE ULTIMATUM by Karen Robards

THE ULTIMATUM by Karen Robards is very good.Bianca was the result of an experiment.  Well, her strength, skill and other abilities were.  She was hidden away by her mother, when her mother was murdered and her house blown up.  Bianca survived and was found by a man, who says he's her father.  Her father, Richard St. Ives, has taught her everything she knows.  She can open a locked safe in seconds, she can steal museum pieces without getting caught and she can kill without guilt.  But, when the government gets involved she may hav met her match or not.  Must read to find out.  Miss Robards is the master of mystery.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

THE PERFECT STRANGER by Megan Miranda

How does someone disappear?  Don't take anything with you.  That is what Emmy did, until she got too close to Leah.  Leah is a defrocked journalist and Emmy is running, also, but from what?  Emmy says it is an abusive fiancĂ©, a bad family life anything she can think of to say.  Until Emmy disappears, Leah thought Emmy was her best friend.  And then...... things begin to get strange.  There is no record of Emmy.  The police begin to distrust Leah and they believe she may be a double murderer.  I enjoyed the thriller but have one question how did Leah convince the police she wasn't a murderer?  And Kyle believe who she really was. I felt Megan left a bit of the story out or wasn't clear about it.  Otherwise a great psychological thriller.