Charity's Wrath by Jane Blythe

Charity’s Wrath by Jane Blythe

There is never anything about Author Jane Blythe’s writing that is warm and fuzzy. Her writing style is gritty, edgy and in your face. She is not afraid to explore the darker side of an unhealthy love. While reading her books I am always appalled at the sinister side of humanity she conveys and shocked at how the character’s act and react. It always resonates with me though how her writing is realistic and if we could be in the mind of monsters and criminals that her writing would be quite close to the truth. Charity’s Wrath is just another Read More

Where the Lost Girls Go by R.J. Noonan

Where the Lost Girls Go by R.J. Noonan

Laura Mori’s character is a newbie about to get a crack at her first case. She is written as competent, intelligent and a slightly naïve woman who wants to make a difference in her life and the lives of others. I enjoyed that her character is of the Japanese ethnicity. She is no wilting waif and I love protagonist diversity. Throughout the story you will also see her struggle with her feelings about her family. She loves them but they do not accept her life choices and it weighs on her. This adds an element of humanity to the character Read More

Poison is the New Black by Chelsea Field

Poison is the New Black by Chelsea Field

This is the third installment in the Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery series and I am finding that I am just loving this series! This story starts directly after the end of the “Taste of Christmas” novella. Izzy and Connor have just spent a few days together but duty calls and they need to get back to the real world. Their employment with the Taste Society can makes things quite difficult in regards finding time to be alone. In case you are unfamiliar with the Taste Society, it is a super-secret organization that trains candidates to aid in the identification Read More

Bryant & May- Strange Tides by Christopher Fowler

Bryant & May: Strange Tide by Christopher Fowler

Now I cannot say that I have read every Bryant & May book out there but I have read a few and I can say that this for me was one of my favorites. The last book I had read was at the beginning of Arthur’s mental deterioration so to have a conclusion to that saga was quite nice. This story starts out on rather a low note for the peculiar crimes unit (PCU). Their lead investigator Arthur has been benched due to his deteriorating mental state. The rest of the PCU is a bit lost as how to handle Read More

Three by Jane Blythe

Three by Jane Blythe

Having read the previous two books in the Count to Ten series I can say that in order to appreciate this book fully you need to read the prior books. This story includes the killers from the previous two books and brings them together in a bizarre and twisted way. In addition, the main protagonists from the first two books are also intertwined in this plot. What follows is a suspenseful ride that keeps you in disbelief and torment right until the bitter end. I can say that although this book has disturbing and graphic scenes I found it to Read More

Reckless Creed By Alex Kava

Reckless Creed by Alex Kava

I really enjoyed the previous two books in this series, Ryder Creed. It made me very excited to get this book into my hands and see where things had gone with Ryder and his dogs. What I was not expecting was a thriller that brushes against a reality that is so terrifying. It is one of those situations that could be potentially happening now. I haven’t read a book that was this gripping from a biological standpoint since the Hot Zone by Richard Preston. This story takes place in different locations throughout the United States. There are what seems to Read More

A Perlious Undertaking by Deanna Rayburn. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

It can never be denied that author Deanna Raybourn knows how to write a great mystery. I absolutely love reading a book that carries a mystery until the bitter end with plenty of twists and turns on the way. This newest book in the Veronica Speedwell Series delivered just that. In this installment I find that some of the criticisms I had for the first book have been resolved but some of my hopes have also been dashed. What was my biggest criticism in the previous book you ask? It was the heroine Veronica, I felt that she was entirely too pragmatic Read More

Two by Jane Blythe

Two by Jane Blythe

Author Jane Blythe writes a dark crime thriller that tells a twisted story of apathy, degradation and crime that should only take place in our nightmares. It was brutal and told with such conviction that it left me feeling disturbed at times. This is a story that makes the idea of “keep it secret, keep it safe” appalling. From the start of the book I was engrossed and also grossed out! I love how the Author is very detailed about the crime scenes. She remembers to add the little things that we would not think of but make the scene Read More

Taste of Christmas by Chelsea Field

Taste of Christmas by Chelsea Field

I have reviewed both books in the Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery series and have thoroughly enjoyed both books. So, when I had an opportunity to read another story from that series I was very excited. This may be a short story but it is humorous and fast paced. A delightful addition to an already charming series. This story takes place just two days after the end of the previous book, The Hunger Pains. There are just a couple of days until her date with Connor which just so happens to be on Christmas day. It is to be date Read More

Kiss and Tell by Luke Murphy

Kiss & Tell by Luke Murphy

Dark, grisly and intense! The entire time I was reading this story I had a feeling of foreboding coupled with a sense of tension that there was always a threat looming in the background. Several times I felt myself willing the main character Charlene Taylor to make different choices, lol. There is a great hook right from the prologue and the story is filled with suspenseful twists and turns. Having been recently promoted to the homicide division Charlene and her partner Larry catch a break with a high-profile murder case but Charlene also has become hot to investigate the Celebrity Slayer case Read More

The Wave at Hanging Rock by Gregg Dunnett

The Wave at Hanging Rock by Gregg Dunnett

This story is told in both the past at the present, in first person and third person points of view. The story follows Jesse from childhood and it is from him that we have the first person voice. We are able to follow his story to where it intersects with his two friends John and Darren. These characters are where the surfing aspect of the plot is introduced. I am not a surfer so I cannot really comment on whether or not the surfing aspects of this book are correct or realistic. Though I did not find that with my Read More

Sin City by Jennifer Samson

Sin City by Jennifer Samson

The first thing that I must comment on is the attention to detail in creating the 1960’s Las Vegas feel. Many times in novels a setting will be created so that as a reader you have a reference point but in this novel the setting never left me. The entire time I was aware that this was happening in the 1960’s and it added a level of realism that made me feel as if I was reading someone’s memoirs. From the cars, to the freedom of smoking, to the type of criminal activities this story was firmly set in the Read More

Broken Bits by Kel O'Connor

Broken Bits by Kel O’Connor

Action-packed, engaging, and romantic! I adored this debut novel! What first snagged my interest was not just the book but the Author’s website. Are you wondering why? When I decide to review a book I take many factors into consideration and I always check websites. When I went to Ms. O’Connor’s website I was immediately in love with the fact that she had bios for the members of Data Acquisitions Group (DAG) and it grabbed my interest right away! Then I received the book and I was over the moon that I loved the story. What this story is about Read More

One by Jane Blythe

One by Jane Blythe

***This review comes with a warning: There are some graphic quotes from the novel and the faint at heart or squeamish may want to skip this review*** Sick, twisted, and fantastically horrific with a splash of romance! This is a psychological thriller full of suspense, horror and red herrings that will keep you entertained and on the edge of your seat! From the moment I started reading I was just sucked in! I knew that I loved this book during the beginning when I thought that I was reading from the point of view of a killer when it was Read More

The Hunger Pains by Chelsea Field

The Hunger Pains by Chelsea Field

What is there not to love about this book? Hmmm, since you have not read it yet I will tell you. It is wonderful and there is nothing unlovable about it! I can say wholeheartedly that the first book in this series, Eat, Pray, Die, was not a one-hit wonder! The Hunger Pains is a welcomed addition to what is becoming one of favorite must follow series. Izzy is back and still in the employ of the Taste Society, which for those of you unfamiliar is a super-secret organization that trains candidates to aid in the identification of poisons. Once Read More

Eat, Pray, Die by Chelsea Field

Eat, Pray, Die by Chelsea Field

“Almost daily, another celebrity or political figure is in the news for doing something stupid under the influence. Sometimes they sabotage their own careers. Sometimes it’s the last thing they ever do – a fatal drug overdose. The general public take the stories at face value, as I had until a few months ago. Now I knew better. The climb to power and fortune is a war zone and poison the weapon of choice.” Do you want to know why I loved this book, it is that the author took a sad to say not too uncommon occurrence and made Read More

A Time of Torment by John Connolly. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

A Time of Torment by John Connolly

As my moniker implies I like to flirt across literary genres. I try to dip into mostly every kind of genre and I find I have not read a thriller in a few months. This book, A Time of Torment, hits that note as well as being part horror and part mystery all rolled up into one. I have not read a previous book in the Charlie Parker series and as this was my introduction into this world I can say that I was able to pick up the story with little difficulty but that it would have been useful Read More

The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg . The Genre Minx Book Reviews.

The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

This is another follow-up to a book that made my Terrific Tuesday’s postings. I received the book The Scam as an ARC when it was re-printed by a new publisher. Before then I will honestly say that I had never read a book from either Janet Evanovich or Lee Goldberg (but I had watched the Monk television series that he was a screenwriter on). I absolutely loved The Scam and that lead me to reading this series from the beginning. After reading all five books so far I can say that I love this series! It makes me laugh out Read More

The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

While reading this book it struck me that this series is the happily ever after of the movie Catch Me If You Can. Nick Fox once a con-man and master thief is now spending his time and energy teaming up with Kate O’Hare to run scams that end with the bad guys going bye-bye. The story starts out fast and the pace never slows down. Kate and Nick are tasked with taking down Evan Trace a casino owner that is laundering money for terrorists, mobsters, drug lords and other upstanding citizens 😏. In order to complete their mission they will Read More

Cat with a Clue by Laurie Cass. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Cat with a Clue by Laurie Cass

Minnie Hamilton is an assistant library director in the small town of Chilson. Her cat and confidante Eddie is the officially unofficial ambassador of the bookmobile that Minnie and Eddie drive through the county and in his downtime he is a typical cryptic feline out for his own gain. Life in this small town is quaint and typically nothing really happens there. It is full of well meaning neighbors and thanks to the gossip mill there are truly no secrets either. With typical small town life being…well typical, it comes as a shock to Minnie when she shows up early Read More