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Thursday, December 27, 2018

On The Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark

Emily Graham finds herself in an ancestral home complete with a stalker and a serial killer.  

Clark crafts a clever story where there are more suspects than victims.   She does a masterful job of slight of hand that obscures the true villain in a cloud of smoke and mirrors. 

The story was vivid and compelling and I enjoyed it and recommend it. 

This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

The Nowhere Man by Greg Hurwitz #2

Evan Smoak is more clearly defined in this book.  Book one Orphan X   gives details as to who he is and this book more clearly explains how he became who he is.  This book details an amazing ordeal that Evan undergoes and defines his tenacity. 

A hit man for good sounds contradictory but Evan works at righting wrongs and a personal level as opposed to a government level.   People who have nowhere to turn can turn to the Nowhere Man for help.   This book shows how Evan impacts another orphan and how his tenacity protects him and those he chooses to help.

A secret government program made Evan Smoak the weapon they had hoped for with results they never anticipated.   The story is packed full of action and intrigue.   Evan Smoak is right up there with Dewey Andreas and Jack Reacher.

I really enjoyed the book and highly recommend it. 

This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Monday, December 17, 2018

the Target by Catherine Coulter

I haven’t read any Coulter for a while.   No reason for not reading but she has moved front and center to my TBR pile again.  This book had an adorably precocious child, a butt kicking judge, a talented photographer, a demented rocker, a malicious gangster, a gentleman gangster and some familiar FBI agents.   Coulter successfully blended such a wide range of characters into a stupendous souffle of delicious intrigue. 

Spoiler Alert:
There were some parts of this book that were very difficult to read, particularly if you are sensitive to the abuse of a child.   I found myself incensed on a couple of occasions reading this book.  

The story is finely crafted and has some very intricate twists to prevent  you from foretelling the conclusion.

An excellent story which I highly recommend. 

This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Ride the Storm by Geri Foster

Ride the Storm
Storm Warnings Series Book 4
Geri Foster
Release Date: December 11, 2018

When EX-Navy SEAL, Jeff Crawley spent too much time in Iraq to think he might ever fit back into society. While receiving a Dear John out of country, Jeff decides staying away from women suites him just fine, too. He’s settled at his ranch after-military life only for a tornado to uproot him. With everything destroyed, Jeff has no choice but to move himself and his herd closer to his brother in Rainwater, Texas.

At forty, Nancy Wigan has never had any kind of a relationship, and held no hopes of a knight in shining armor coming to rescue her. It didn’t help being call the Plain Jane of Rainwater, either. For years she worked the bank and cared for her ailing parents, now left alone, she feels more forgotten than ever. Then one day Jeff Crawley blows into Rainwater, Texas like a nor’easter.
Will Jeff’s past catch up with him? Can he protect the woman he’s come to love? Will all be lost in an ultimate show-down?
Can two people who have nothing in common, both empty hearted, and alone, fine love? Find out in RIDE THE STORM

For as long as she can remember, Geri Foster has been a lover of reading and the written word. By the seventh grade she had worn out two library cards and had read every book in her age area of the library. After raising a family and saying good-bye to the corporate world, she tried her hand at writing.
To her surprise, she won a couple of contests, hooked up with a really great critique group and her writing career was well on its way. She spent several years studying her craft and developing her voice.
Action, intrigue, danger and sultry romance drew her like a magnet. That’s why she had no choice but to launch her published career with action-romance suspense. While she reads every genre under the sun, she’s always been drawn to guns, bombs and fighting men. Secrecy and suspense move her to write edgy stories about daring and honorable heroes who manage against all odds to end up with their one true love.
To keep the serious side of life at bay, Geri likes to write sexy short stories for her fans. In the Women of Courage series, Geri explores the deeper, darker nuances of life and relationships in small-town mid-century America.