Genre: Thriller

Mysticism & Murder: Golem..

Posted March 29, 2016 by Elizabeth in book reviews / 0 Comments
Mysticism & Murder: Golem of Paris

Jonathan Kellerman has done it again. The second book in his Golem series, written in collaboration with his son Jesse, is as interesting and intriguing as The Golem of Hollywood. Los Angeles Detective Jacob Lev is back fighting demons both in his head and in life-size reality, and learning secrets about his family in the process. In Jewish tradition, a golem is a gender-less creature usually made from clay or other inanimate materials and brought […]

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What You See Moves Really Fast

Posted October 18, 2015 by Elizabeth in book reviews / 2 Comments
What You See Moves Really Fast

What You See is a fast-paced thriller written with Hank Phillippi Ryan’s signature style of short chapters and small cliff-hangers making for a riveting read. Each time it seems something will be revealed a new scene with different characters opens, and it is just as interesting as the one before. This style keeps the reader on her toes and kept me up all night to discover what was really happening at Boston’s Faneuil Hall Market […]

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The Liar by Nora Roberts

Posted August 23, 2015 by Elizabeth in book reviews / 11 Comments
The Liar by Nora Roberts

  I have been reading Nora Roberts’ books for twenty years, but I enjoyed The Liar more than most in a long time. The story of a twenty-four-year-old widow discovering that her husband has left her buried in millions of dollars of enormous debt is endearing and inspiring. After dropping out of college and taking off with a man who she thought was her Prince Charming, Shelby has returned to her childhood home in the Smoky Mountains […]

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Riveting: The Murderer’s..

Posted August 10, 2015 by Elizabeth in book reviews / 11 Comments
Riveting: The Murderer’s Daughter

I received The Murderer’s Daughter  from Ballantine Books in exchange for my honest review. This does not influence my opinions or the content of my review. This review contains affiliate links and is in compliance with FTC guidelines.I am always excited for a new book from any of the literary Kellermans: Jonathan, his wife Faye, or their son Jesse; I think I’ve read everything they’ve written. I eagerly anticipated  The Murderer’s Daughter, especially because it was a stand-alone novel. Alex Delaware […]

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Review: Secrets of Lake Road

Posted August 3, 2015 by Elizabeth in book reviews / 12 Comments
Review: Secrets of Lake Road

I received The Secrets of Lake Road from the publisher via NetGalley. This does not influence my opinions or the content of my review. This review contains affiliate links and is in compliance with FTC guidelines.I have to agree with the closing of the book’s synopsis, The Secrets of Lake Road by Karen Katchur is a riveting novel that is impossible to put down and hard to forget. I started and finished this novel in one sitting because I felt […]

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Friday Clips: Luckiest Girl Al..

Posted July 9, 2015 by Elizabeth in Book Beginnings, Friday 56 / 22 Comments
Friday Clips: Luckiest Girl Alive

Welcome to Book Beginnings and the Friday 56, two memes where we share clips from books: one from the beginning and another on Page 56 or 56% on the e-reader. This is a fun way to try out a book before reading. This week I have Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive that many bloggers were reading a couple of months ago and I won through Goodreads First Reads. 

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Friday Blurbs: Anatomy of Murd..

Posted June 26, 2015 by Elizabeth in Features / 21 Comments
Friday Blurbs: Anatomy of Murder

Welcome to the Friday blurbs, Book Beginnings and the Friday 56. This is a fun way to try out a book before reading. We share blurbs from the beginning and page 56 of a book. Last week I had a really interesting novel The Book of Speculation by first-time author Erika Swyler. It was one of those books that flips back and forth between the present and the past, telling two stories

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Review: Solitude Creek by Jeff..

Posted June 7, 2015 by Elizabeth in book reviews / 7 Comments
Review: Solitude Creek by Jeffery Deaver

Solitude Creek by Jeffery Deaver 464 pages | March 24, 2015 Publisher:  Grand Central Publishing | Source: NetGalley add on goodreads | purchase on amazon Solitude Creek is Jeffery Deaver’s fourth book in the Kathryn Dance series. The  body language expert is a key interrogator for the CA Bureau of Investigations and is often the lead detective on big cases. In Solitude Creek, Kathryn has misidentified a suspect as merely a witness, leading to his taking her weapon […]

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Afraid of Clowns? You’ll..

Posted April 15, 2015 by Elizabeth in book reviews / 1 Comment
Afraid of Clowns? You’ll Be Creeped Out by The Doll Maker!

The Doll Maker by Richard Montanari Genre: Police Thriller Pages: 496 Publisher: Little Brown Richard Montanari’s The Doll Maker is the eighth book in the Byrne and Balzano police detective series. I have not read any other books in the series, but I liked it so much that I am going to go back to the first novel, The Rosary Girls, and start now. The story starts out with a very creepy situation: “He knew the moment […]

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Nine Dragons: a review

Posted November 15, 2009 by Elizabeth in book reviews / 2 Comments
Nine Dragons: a review

I received Nine Dragons from Little, Brown in exchange for an honest review.. This does not influence my opinions or the content of my review. This review contains affiliate links and is in compliance with FTC guidelines. LAPD Detective Harry Bosch is back in Michael Connolly’s  Nine Dragons, and he is as intense as ever. While investigating a robbery and murder in a liquor store, Harry and his partner Ignacio Ferras that the crime may be linked to a Chinese triad extorting […]

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