F Train by RIchard Hilary Weber (A Brooklyn Crimes Novel)

Review: F Train by Richard Hilary Weber (A Brooklyn Crimes Novel)

The book’s synopsis is what piqued my interest, as it’s not your typical murder. All the murder books I’ve read usually involve a gun or knife, whereas this one has to do with a poisonous gas in a subway car. Pretty original if you ask me.

The first 25% of the book seemed interesting. Then the next 50% was really dull. Then for the final 25% it picked up again. Even though the final 25% was decent, overall still felt “meh” to me.

Hostile Takeover by Shane Kuhn (John Lago Thriller #2)

Review: Hostile Takeover by Shane Kuhn (John Lago Thriller #2)

There are your typical run of the mill thrillers and there are thrillers that stand out because of their uniqueness. This is one of those thrillers that stand out among the rest, as I haven’t read any novels that even closely resembles Hostile Takeover.

Although this is the second book in the series, it can be read standalone — although I wouldn’t have minded having a little more backstory on John Lago by reading the first thriller in the series. Not to worry, though, as I’m ordering the first book soon – which, by the way, is going to be a major motion picture at some point in time. It’s been said that the John Lago series is like Dexter working in the office. Now I haven’t watched Dexter at all, but this book convinced me I need to so I’ve loaded that up on Netflix to begin watching.

The Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango

Review: The Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango

“Eventually every lie becomes an unexploded bomb lurking beneath the surface, rusting away, ready to detonate”

I’ve been toying around with the thought of whether I’d rather this 3 stars or 4 stars since I don’t do halves in my ratings, and ultimately I feel that 3 stars better suits my liking of this book. Ultimately, I did not care the constant narration that made up a large portion of this book. Yes, there is some dialogue, but not a whole lot compared to the average fiction novel you might read.

Skeleton Run by John L. DeBoer

Review: Skeleton Run by John L. DeBoer

Twenty years ago, four teenage boys left a baby behind in a crushed car after they caused the tragic accident that took the mother’s life. Ever since, they’ve guarded the secret that would’ve ruined their lives and destroyed their future careers. But when one of them succumbs to illness, a blackmailer makes contact, and the survivors realize that, somehow, someone else knows. Now, everything that matters to them is at stake.

Las Vegas billionaire Wendell Logan is pursuing the role of political kingmaker, and he’s selected his unsuspecting king: Alan Granger, governor of Pennsylvania. Granger confesses his closet skeleton to Logan, but the tycoon has invested too much time and money into Granger’s future presidential campaign to let him and his old friends endanger Logan’s power play.

It’s time to run.

High Country Nocturne by Jon Talton - A David Mapstone Mystery

Review: High Country Nocturne by Jon Talton (A David Mapstone Mystery)

The summer months are now here, and along with that comes a slew of many book publications. If you’re a fan of mystery, High Country Nocturne is one you don’t want to miss out on. This novel has it all: jewel thiefs, mobsters, a hitwoman, corrupt cops, the FBI, you name it. Add in the Arizona setting and there’s a lot of ground that David Mapstone has to cover in order to solve this mystery.

The Bones of You by Debbie Howells

Review: The Bones of You by Debbie Howells

I haven’t read many psychological thrillers, but The Bones of You caught my eye so I figured I’d give it a shot. I’m glad I did. In this novel an eighteen year old girl named Rosie goes missing, then several days later she’s found dead in the woods, stabbed and beaten. There are a couple suspects, Rosie’s secret boyfriend and her father, however there is not enough incriminating evidence to have them charged with the murder of Rosie.