by Graeme Cameron
Here is a book that sucks you in.
Written cleverly to engage the readers attention, “Dead Girls”, follows the story of a police detective Alisha Green on her search for a serial killer.
With a foggy mind after being brutally attacked, Green is unsure about most things, but is seeing more dead girls appear, as well as her colleagues being picked off one by one.
While the character of Green comes to life through the pages, some of the other characters lack the depth one could expect.
However, that being said, the storyline is gripping and carries the reader through.
by Darren Darker
Fighting Back is the third in a series featuring John Morgan, however is it an easy read, and there is no need to have read the other two to understand the character or the story line.
Bad luck and sorry situations seem to find Morgan wherever he is. In this book he is stuck in a small picturesque town in the South West of Ireland for a few days, due to car trouble.
Local Bullies have over run the town, and Morgan needs to decide to quickly leave or take a stand.
to join him, and together they plan to rid the town of the gang once and for all.
The story is an easy read, with predictable endings, but that’s okay. The character of John Morgan is larger than life, and there is good support of character develop of those around him.
Overall I found it an easy read, to complete in a day while sitting and relaxing.
To Die in Vienna
by Kevin Wignall
An engaging mystery thriller that will have you turning to the last page.
Freddie Makin is a spy for hire, with a past of pain and hurts. A year of a simple harmless job suddenly goes belly up, and the body count starts to mount. Freddie becomes a hunted man, with very few options.
This is the first of Kevin Wigall’s books that I have read, but it had me looking for more.
While it is an easy read, there is depth in the storyline, and most of the characters spring to life off the pages, leaving the reader wanting more and they finish the last page.
An easy read mystery, that keeps the reader engaged.
Tagged for Murder
by Jack Fredrickson
Full of twists, and written to keep the reader engaged to the very last page. Tagged for Murder will keep you guessing who the good guys are and who is killing who.
Elstrom is a PI in Chicago who is hired to take photos of a murder site. As he digs for more, his client goes missing, and more bodies start to appear.
The characters, particularly Elstrom are well developed, and the plot paints a picture for the reader. Well written and edited.
An easy read mystery, that keeps the reader engaged.
Liv Bergen Mystery Series
Book 1 - In the Belly of Jonah
Book 2 - Lot's Return to Sodom
Book 3 - Widow's Might
Book 4 - Noah's Rainy Day
Book 5 – Solomon's Whisper
Book 6 - Jacob's Descent
Book 7 - Jeremiah's Revenge
by Sandra Brannan
The Liv Bergen Series by Sandra Brannan will split audiences, either loving or extremely disliking the books.
On the positive the books are faced paced, with a modern female lead. The gripping story line twists and turns like a snake on a mission.
On the negative, after the first, the books fall into a pattern, with the spice losing its flavour quickly. The second and third books are a much harder read.
The first book in the series “In the Belly of Jonah”, introduces the characters Liv Bergen, amateur sleuth, and her love interest, FBI Agent Streeter Pierce.
They investigate the gruesome murder of her summer intern Jill Brannigan. More murders are quick to follow, by a madman with an appetite for human art.
It Ends With Her
by Brianna Labuskes
Simon Cross is a serial killer that likes to play games, especially with FBI special agent Clarke Sinclair.
Clarke has spent years tracking Cross, forced to break her own rules and those of the FBI to try to catch this killer.
The story has more twists those as both Clarke and Cross’s stories are revealed.
A well written story, in a popular genre. The storyline is set to tease with twists of relationships and slowly builds tension.
I felt the story was perhaps too long, and lost its way about two-thirds of the way through, before ending with a soft bang.
by Brian Andrews
The premises of the story is that an orb, an object with powers to control the human mind is discovered and let loose on the world.
Chaos follows, with a small team of unlikely people that can possible beat it assemble to fight the orb.
The story is poorly developed, the characters shallow, and the ending so unlikely, its hard to even fit into sci-fi genre.
Jane Avery Mysteries, Book 1
by Cynthia St. Aubin
An engaging and funny crime story, that combines imagination and sassy.
Female heroes are becoming the norm in fiction, and this book does it very well.
Jane Avery, newly graduated lawyer, has a shady past and is very loose with the truth. In fact very conversation is based on deceit.
When her mother, private eye Alexis Avery, goes missing, Jane discovers a world she has been completely unaware of. What follows is a humour set of circumstances, that leads in circles.
The story line is well written, while the book is easy to read. I hoping that the next book in the series is as good.
By Zoje Stage
A triller that will have you question whether a child could be a psychopath.
Seven-year-old Hanna has never spoken a word, but appears a perfect angel in the eyes of her father. Everyone else is not so sure though.
Her mother, teachers, and babysitters see a very different child, who is not afraid to manipulate people to get what she wants.
The story line is well written, and quite believable, which is more than can be said for many trillers. The characters are believable and have significant depth.
Bad Apple is a blazing debut novel about a perfect-looking family – where sweetness can be deceptive
Heath writes reviews regularly for newspapers and magazines.