By Sue Welfare
A thrilling case of mystery, that leaves the reader guessing to the very end.
With twists and turns, even to the last page, this book hooks you in, until the end.
On a cold, dark February morning, Chris and Leah Hills stop for coffee at an isolated service station a stone’s throw from the Welsh Borders. While Leah heads inside, Chris locks the car and goes in to order their drinks. Minutes pass. Chris waits and waits, but Leah doesn’t come back. When Sergeant Mel Daley and her boss, Detective Inspector Harry Baker, arrive to begin a search for the missing woman, their investigation calls everything into question. Is she alive? Did she leave the service station with someone else? Did Leah ever even leave Norfolk? While her husband becomes more frantic, the pair begin to unravel a tangle of dark secrets from the past.
A well written debut novel, and I am looking forward to reading more from Sue Welfare.
By Alexandra Sokoloff
This is book 5 in the Huntress/FBI Thrillers series.
I must say that I have brought into the series and the characters. I would recommend that if you are going to read, that you go back to Book 1 – Huntress Moon, as it sets so much of the scene.
In this volume, Special Agent Matthew Roarke returns to the FBI to head a task force with one mission: to rid society of its worst predators. However there is a new threat to rapist operating on university campuses, and Roarke’s team is pressured to investigate.
Hiding from the law, avenging angel Cara Lindstrom is on her own ruthless quest, hunting predators in her own way.
This series is an easy to read set of books, that engages the audience. They are starting to get predicable in outcomes.
By Todd Merer
While being well written and face paced, the characterisation and settings left a lot to be desired. I think that was due to so many characters and locations.
That being said, the author has researched the book well, yet has not drawn the plot out to its potential.
Benn Bluestone is a drug lawyer sharp enough to exploit loopholes in the system, Bluestone loves the money, the women, the action that come with his career. However new cases threaten his current and future lifestyle.
The book leaves you unfulfilled, failing to reach its potential.
All Systems Down
By Sam Busch
America and the Western World have been attacked, with the first shots being a cyber wall, designed to shut down every computer in the western world. The novel tells the story of different people as they face a new challenge and enemy.
A well written novel, the first in a series, the grabs the readers attention. Great character development, and an east to read story line.
A great read, not just for sci-fic fans.
By V.S. Kemanis
Different – in a good way – from what I expected. Kemanis takes a relevant and hard hitting topic, and turns it into a novel, that could easily become a discussion piece.
Great characterisation by Kemanis, although my head had to work to keep so many major characters together.
The Plot of around district Attorney Dana’s attack on underage drinking was carefully woven and released to engage the reader, and keep them reading to the very end.
A great read.
By Frances Vick
Thirty minutes into the book and I gave up.
The plot was slow.
The monologue draining.
The character development lacking
By J.B. Turner
The fifth book 5 in the Jon Reznick action trillers.
After reading the first two in the series, I was excited about sitting to read another. However I was disappointed that the book did not live up to the engagement and fast pace of previous books.
An old Delta Force buddy comes to Jon Reznick for help, paranoid and fearing for his life, Reznick feels duty-bound to protect him. But Jerry White proves difficult to protect. A runaway from a top-security psychiatric facility in upstate New York, he’s considered a danger to himself and others. Thus starts the fight for truth and justice.
I found that Assistant Director of the FBI, Meyerstein comes across as a weak character, far from the role a character should be.
By Joe Clifford
A Jay Porter novel.
Slow, dragged out plot.
A lot of time is invested in character development and rolling out the plot.
While is provides very detailed story background, it does nothing to engage the reader.
At an AA meeting, handyman and part-time investigator Jay Porter meets a recovering addict who needs his help to locate a missing girl. In the process he discovers incriminating evidence to Lombardi Construction, which links sinister secrets. The deeper Jay digs, the more poisoned the ground gets, and the two cases become one, yielding a toxic truth with local fallout—and far-reaching ramifications..
Generally the book description is better than the book.
Follow me down
By Gordon MacKinney
A predictable adventure story / mystery cross that is an easy read.
Urban explorer Lucas is intent of fiding evidence to expose the corrupt Drax Enterprises whose negligence killed his father and left his mother strung out on Valium. Aided by friends, he sets out under the city of Cincinnati.
While not a believable tale, the urban underground hunts makes interesting reading, as does the almost love interest of the two main characters.
By Jenny Mitchman
Mitchman has engaged the reader with a twisting, turning plot, that creates doubt in the minds of the reader as to who is responsible for what.
The heroine Natalie, is a well balanced and developed character that is quite believable. However the supporting characters lack the development that one would expect of Mitchman.
Generally the story focuses around newlyweds Natalie and Doug on a isolated adventure trip. Misadventure leads them to danger and the realisation that they are not alone in the woods.
An enjoyable and easy read.
By Andrew Mayne
Theo is a techo biologist who studies patterns in living things.
This unlikely hero is firstly a suspect in the murder of one of his students. Once his name is cleared he starts his own investigation where he finds dozens of bodies. All while the police and authorities are in denial. When mutilated bodies found deep in the Montana woods leave the cops searching blindly for clues, Theo sees something they missed. Something unnatural. Something only he can stop.
As more details, and bodies, come to light, the local cops determine that the killer is either a grizzly gone rogue…or Theo himself. Racing to stay one step ahead of the police, Theo must use his scientific acumen to uncover the killer. Will he be able to become as cunning as the predator he hunts—before he becomes its prey
Although an unlikely storyline, the writing is strong and Mayne has constructed a well written plot, and a believable character in Dr Theo.
Don't Wake up
Heath writes reviews regularly for newspapers and magazines.