Book Reviews

The Plea (Eddie Flynn #2)

Author: Steve Cavanagh U.S. Edition Published: February 2018 by Flatiron Books Genre: Legal Thriller Hardcover: 358 pages My Rating: 3 1/2 stars When billionaire David Child is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Clara, the FBI believe they can get him to testify and take down a huge money laundering scheme. Con-artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn… Read More The Plea (Eddie Flynn #2)

Book Reviews

The Outsider

Author: Stephen King Published: May 22, 2018 by Scribner Genre: Horror / Mystery, Thriller, Suspense Hardcover: 561 pages My Rating: 3 1/2 stars An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is… Read More The Outsider

Book Reviews

The President is Missing

Author: Bill Clinton and James Patterson Published: June 4, 2018 by Little, Brown Company and Knopf Genre: Thriller / Suspense, Political Thriller Hardcover: 600 pages My Rating: 4 stars “Towers above most political thrillers.” –Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “The plotting is immaculate . . . the writing is taut.” –Sunday Times (London) “Ambitious and wildly readable.” –New… Read More The President is Missing

Book Reviews

The Defense (Eddie Flynn #1)

Author: Steve Cavanagh Published: May 3, 2016 by Flatiron Books Genre: Thriller / Legal Thriller Hardcover: 320 pages My Rating: 3 1/3 stars Eddie Flynn used to be a con artist. Then he became a lawyer. Turns out the two aren’t that different. Former con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn gave up the law a… Read More The Defense (Eddie Flynn #1)

Book Reviews

The Death of Mrs. Westaway

Author: Ruth Ware Publish Date: May 29, 2018 by Gallery/Scout Press Genre: Mystery / Psychological Suspense Hardcover: 368 pages My Rating: 4 stars On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also… Read More The Death of Mrs. Westaway

Book Reviews

The Word is Murder

Author: Anthony Horowitz Published: June 5, 2018 by Harper Genre: Mystery / Crime Fiction Hardcover: 400 pages My Rating: 4 stars New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty, Anthony Horowitz has yet again brilliantly reinvented the classic crime novel, this time writing a fictional version of himself as the Watson to a… Read More The Word is Murder

Book Reviews

Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

Author: Jo Nesbo Published: April 10, 2018 by Hogarth Genre: Crime Fiction Hardcover: 446 pages My Rating: 3 stars Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to… Read More Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

Book Reviews, Miscellaneous

June Releases

With summer reading upon us, here’s what I can’t wait to read in June! The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware Publish Date: 5/29/18 In this atmospheric, gothic murder mystery it’s a case of mistaken identity when tarot card reader Harriet Westaway receives a letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She quickly realizes the… Read More June Releases

Book Reviews

I See You

Author: Clare Mackintosh Published Date: February 21, 2017 by Berkley Books Genre: Psychological Suspense Hardcover: 372 pages My Rating: 3 stars It all starts during her commute home one night. Zoe Walker glances through her local paper and sees her own face staring back at her in a classified ad. With the grainy photo is… Read More I See You

Book Reviews, Nonfiction

I’ll be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

Author: Michelle McNamara Published Date: February 27, 2018 by Harper Genre: True Crime Hardcover: 352 pages My Rating: 4 stars Not that many people were aware that in California in the 1970’s and 1980’s there was a man who committed 50 sexual assaults and at least 10 murders. The author and her publisher became fascinated… Read More I’ll be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer