Book Review #131: Ink and Bone

Author: Lisa Unger Genre: General Fiction, Mystery &Thrillers Language: English Series, if any: NA Publisher: Touchstone Date of publication: 7 June 2016 No. of pages: 302 Synopsis: What if your dreams and nightmares actually turn out to be true?  For a long time, Finley Montgomeryhad the  power  to see into the future. Though she needs herlp and guidance in controlling her power, she still considers it more as a curse than a gift. Now she has to choose her path, especially in the middle of a dangerous investigation involving a young girl who has been missing for 10 months. And, time is running out. Fast.  … Continue reading Book Review #131: Ink and Bone

Book Review #130: Seconds to Live

Author: Melinda Leigh Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction Language: English Series, if any: Scarlet Falls Novels, Book 2 Publisher: Montlake Romance Date of publication: 28 June 2016 No. Of pages: 346 Synopsis:  Everyone has a past to run from. Wildlife biologist Mac Barrett is no different to the norm. He returns from Brazil with a physical scare and a secret in heart and ends up in a car accident where he almost runs over the naked body of a woman lying on the road. Police detective Stella Dane knows there is trouble brewing in Scarlet Falls when drug addicts … Continue reading Book Review #130: Seconds to Live

Book Review #129: The Five Matchboxes

Author: John Russell Fearn Genre: General Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers Language: English Series, if any: NA Publisher: Endeavour Press Date of publication: 17 June 2016 No. Of pages: 173 Synopsis:  Despite the advance warning to the Scotland Yard, Granville Collins was found shot to death in his office where all the windows were closed and the door was locked and nothing has been disturbed. Only thing that can be considered as out of place was the five empty matchboxes, each with a small hole forged on one side. The whole case is confounding enough for dyspeptic Detective Inspector Garth. But … Continue reading Book Review #129: The Five Matchboxes

Book Review #128: APB: Baby

Author: Julie Miller Genre: Romance, Suspense Language: English Series, if any: The Precinct: Bachelors in Blue, Book 1 Publisher: Harlequin Date of publication: 24 May 2016 No. Of pages: 216 Synopsis:  Dr. Niall Watson is a third generation lawman. Stress and cool intellect is part of his lifestyle. What he never expected was to find a baby in distress at his neighbour’s apartment right after a near-fatal shootout at his sister’s wedding. Now he has to be a protector and a rescuer of his new family and Lucy McKane’ penchant for getting into trouble seems to make it hard for … Continue reading Book Review #128: APB: Baby

Book Review #127: Targeted

Author: Kendra Elliot Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction (Adult) Language: English Series, if any: Callahan & McLane, Book 4 Publisher: Montlake Romance Date of publication: 7 June 2016 No. Of pages: 350 Synopsis:  Detective Mason Callahan was looking forward to his fishing trip with the guys, until his boss ends up dead, right next to their remote cabin. Now all he wants is to catch the sadist who was brutual and smart enough to kill a cop. With more bodies of cops piling up, FBI knew they had a tough road ahead. Special Agent Ava McLane knows she has to … Continue reading Book Review #127: Targeted

Book Review #126: Warning Order

Author: Joshua Hood Genre: General Fiction, Action Thriller Language: English Series, if any: Search and Destroy thriller series, Book 2 Publisher: Touchstone Date of publication: 7 June 2016 No. Of pages: 277 Synopsis:  War on terror has never been more serious or terrifying, when Mason Kane – a special ops personnel with a questionable past, finds himself trapped in the middle of a plot that seems to involve intelligent minds from both sides. Survival has never meant more sweeter when each turn reveals a new set of danger that seems to have been orchestrated from the very core of his own … Continue reading Book Review #126: Warning Order

Book Review #125: Die of Shame

Author: Mark Billingham Genre: General Fiction, Mystery & Thriller Language: English Series, if any: NA Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press Date of publication: 7 June 2016 No. Of pages: 432 Synopsis:  When the common link between six random people comprises of shame and addiction, murder definitely raises questions. To what shame can go before someone loses their life? And how do you find the truth when secrets and denials are your best friend? Review:  I must admit that while the description motivated me to pick this book, the overall book was a big disappointment. The entire book has been written in terms … Continue reading Book Review #125: Die of Shame

Book Review #124: His Wicked Wish

Author: Olivia Drake Genre: Historical Romance, Regency Language: English Series, if any: Cinderella Sisterhood Series, Book 5 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Date of publication: 31 May 2016 No. Of pages: 260 Synopsis:  The daughter of a disgraced lady of nobility and a common actor, Madelyn Swann knows the hardships of life. She knows that no proper lady would actually sell herself at an auction to the highest bidder. But desperate times, calls for desperate measures. What she never expected was to become a wife to Nathan Atwood, Viscount Rowley. What Nathan wants is a wife who can embarass his snobbish … Continue reading Book Review #124: His Wicked Wish

Book Review #123: Under the Surface

Author: Anne Calhoun Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction Language: English Series, if any: Alpha Ops series, Book 1 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Date of publication: 31 May 2016 No. Of pages: 231 Synopsis:  Eve Webber, the gorgeous and savvy owner of Eve Candy, may beling to the wrong side of the tracks. But she is determined to run a clean business and fix up the East Side. But her new hire seems to have a knack of making her temperature rise higher than ever before. The potential of mixing business with pleasure has never been more tempting. Detective Matt Dorchester has one … Continue reading Book Review #123: Under the Surface

Book Review #122: The English Boys: A Mystery

Author: Julia Thomas Genre: General Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers Language: English Series, if any: NA Publisher: Midnight Ink Date of publication: 8 July 2016 No. Of pages: 351 Synopsis:  When a wedding turns deadly, secrets starts unraveling. Review:  While the description was intriguing with a contrasting cover image, I was not able to enjoy the book in its entirety. The plot was too slow with plenty of meandering that just detracts attention more than captivating the audience. The climax might have been unexpected, but I felt it was lost in all the meandering which the characters and the plot ended … Continue reading Book Review #122: The English Boys: A Mystery