Books by Mystery & Thriller
I segreti di Juniper Lane (2010)
3.05 of 5 Votes: 5
Neighborhood Watch, by Cammie McGovern, Borrowed from National Library for the Blind, available also from audible.com, produced by Tantor Media.12 years ago, librarian Betsy Treading was convicted of murdering her neighbor, the bohemian loner Linda Sue. After DNA testing finally exonerates Betsy,...
Victim Six. by Gregg Olsen (2010)
3.65 of 5 Votes: 5
Started May 30th, 2013.Not too bad, but at least one glaring mistake in the storyline: the reporter agrees early on that her phone can be tapped for recording the calls by the police - without approval of her editor and without telling him. That is not followed up and given the setup it would hav...
The Secret Place (2014)
3.84 of 5 Votes: 4
I finished it. Wanted to find out the "who" and the why.It's about 500 pages too long. Didn't like one character. Bunch of girl school creeps and same for the boys school cast of characters. Some parts of the writing were worth it in the description, etc but the plot plodded along on mostly borin...
Bury Me Deep (2009)
3.68 of 5 Votes: 2
I liked this book, but not as much as the other Megan Abbott books I’ve read (there wasn’t enough gangster moll action for me). It’s based on a true story, which I didn’t really know about until half way through (I often like to go into books quite blind, so I don’t get distracted from the story ...
Follow the Stone (2000)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 2
This fast paced Western was pure escapist joy to read. I loved it from start to finish. Seriously, Emmett Love is a great character. Shrug and Gentry and Phoebe and witchy Rose -- I love 'em all. I immediately bought the next one in the series. I've been disappointed by several ebooks recently. (...
Follow the Stone (an Emmett Love Western) (2013)
3.89 of 5 Votes: 4
I could appreciate this entertaining tale, but it really was not my cup of tea. I love a good Western but this was more of a parody of a Western--noir Western, I believe they are called. The hero was kind of cool but some of the sillier stuff in the story just left me cold. I didn't hate it and...
El apocalipsis de la Atlantida (2002)
3.67 of 5 Votes: 4
Well it was the same book as the other two. Unrequited love, physical angst and international intrigue. I enjoyed this book and the precedeing books but I really hate the ending and the set up for a fourth book as well as the introduction of the new character for the Book that is a spin off. I am...
Other Child: A Novel of Crime (2009)
3.56 of 5 Votes: 5
Within her native Germany Charlotte Link has built a strong reputation as a writer of psychological crime fiction. A concerted effort to break into the English-speaking market got underway in 2012 with the translation of The Other Child, a novel in which the errors of one generation have repercu...
The Other Child (2009)
3.56 of 5 Votes: 5
"Crime creeps through the streets of Scarborough"Wander past the North Bay, down Prince of Wales Terrace, Huntriss Row and find yourself at the Crowne Spa Hotel. All of these real locations appear in Charlotte Link's book, The Other Child. It is steeped in the feel of the city. How about this won...
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (2014)
4.04 of 5 Votes: 2
3.5 stars from me and here's why: It would've benefited being told from first person. One of the best parts of the show was hearing Veronica's snarky inner dialogue. While we get a few snippets here and there it wasn't enough. There also was very little in the way of supporting characters. They...
End of Secrets (2014)
3.61 of 5 Votes: 2
I am pretty sure I got this one via Amazon's "Kindle First" program, where they pre-release a novel each month in hopes of generating some solid reviews for it.I loved the concept -- big data gone wild, privacy a thing of the past, the end of secrets. I enjoyed the characters. I enjoyed the premi...
An Appetite for Murder (2012)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 4
A great location, great food, and Haley is adorableI just happened on this book and am so glad I did. Haley is such a refreshing, appealing character. Sure, she has her "little" failings, like moving to Key West for a relationship that isn't too real and doesn't last too long, but she remains l...
Watchlist: A Serial Thriller (2009)
3.31 of 5 Votes: 3
The idea to have various, excellent writers each pen a chapter seemed like it would produce either a masterpiece or a disaster. It did the latter. I found the book so hopelessly confusing that I put it book before making it through five chapters of the first novela. It was so complicated that the...
Bryant and May Off the Rails (2000)
4.1 of 5 Votes: 4
Bryant and May never disappoint; I stayed up late last night to finish this one, the tension really builds in the end and even though I was sure I knew the culprit. I wasn't sure the PCU would get their man - and then I was totally gobsmacked with the twist Fowler throws at us, bravo! I love this...
Hidden Empire (2009)
3.6 of 5 Votes: 4
A serviceable techno-thriller that gets quite a bit preachy at times. One of my all time favorite books. It has some surprising inspiration for Christians as well.