Category Archives: Suspense

Book Review: THE AMBITIOUS CARD by John Gaspard

Publisher: Henery Press

Published: August 20, 2013

Format: Paperback (288 pages)

ISBN: 9780988657137  

Origin: Publisher through NetGalley (egalley)

***Though the publisher provides the free book, I offer the opinion.***

 

My Look:

Eli Marks is a bachelor, a debunker, and a magician, but now, he can add a new title to that list.  A murder suspect.

He is a well-known in the circle of magicians, psychics, and sensitives, but Eli is not usually liked much among this crowd, for good reason really.  He performs, but he’s also known to expose the frauds and enjoy it too.

When he’s not making the magic world mad, he and his uncle, Harry, make customers happy.  They run Chicago Magic (which is far from that location) and sell to those who really want to learn their craft.  In fact, Uncle Harry will not sell the next trick to some of his customers until the customer proves the mastery of the one they owned previously.  

This store has been in his family for years and was Eli’s home during his childhood.  With Halloween closing in on them, his uncle is already in preparation mode and everything seems to be going according to plan until Eli picks the wrong fraud to expose.  This man who was publicly shown off, and didn’t take it well, is murdered.  He dies with the same card that Eli used to expose him, exposing Eli to his ex-wife’s police detective husband before becoming a thorn in his ex-wife’s side.  

On the good side of luck, he’s finding that his new love interest seems interested in him too. 

However, once more murders happen to the people Eli knows, he is aware that even his prosecutor ex-wife can only do so much, as this frame couldn’t fit any better around Eli’s neck.  And by the time Eli thinks he knows who is doing this, he founds out that not only is he wrong, but he is about to die too.

My Take:

John Gaspard’s AMBITIOUS CARD will introduce you to the world of magic and it’s history, but this book will leave you falling into murder along the way.

I really enjoyed getting to know Eli Marks, and I loved Uncle Harry too.  These two show that old school and new age come from the same cloth and both men have the utmost respect for the craft.  To each, trickery is not magic but true magic is a time-honored tradition, and it’s one that today is still very interesting.  You’ll find yourself rooting for Eli and his love interest, while enjoying Uncle Harry’s assortment of friends.  

THE AMBITIOUS CARD by John Gaspard is a must read!

 

 

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Book Review: IMPULSE (FACES OF EVIL) by Debra Webb

Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing imprint of Hachette Book Group)

Published: March 26, 2013

Format: Paperback (268 pages)

Series: Faces of Evil Series

Origin: Publisher through NetGalley, (eGalley) 

***Though the publisher provides the free ebook, I offer the opinion.***

My Look:

FBI Profile Agent Jess Harris is returning to Birmingham, although she’s coming back with her tail between her legs.  

In her last case, she was disgraced, played a fool, and more doubts about the motive behind her mistakes are about to surface.  Unfortunately, the good rapport she had with supervisor, Gant seems strained beyond repair in the FBI, and a new relationship with an old flame, soon to be new boss, might mix business with pleasure only to create more career decreasing issues.  

However, Jess Harris and her problems are really just only beginning.

One of the main suspects of her last case, Eric Spears, has been cleared and is considering filing charges against her.  His claims are coming up startling true when nothing is the truth. And no matter how many times the FBI insists Eric Spears is not the sadistic murderer known as the Player, Jess knows that he is exactly that, until the murders begin here in Birmingham and Spears whereabouts is confirmed to be miles and miles away.  

Now, everything Jess knew she is calling into to question, and she chooses to not get fired by the FBI.  Instead, she resigns, accepts her former lover’s proffered position in the Birmingham Police Department—despite the eye stares the rest of the BPD is throwing her way. This department needs her profiling skills, and a new friend from the force needs her help. The Player has taken Detective Lori Wells, and the investigation has grown to include a joint task force of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, complicating the already complicated relationships further.  

Once another woman is discovered tortured and barely alive, Jess knows exactly what will happen to her friend, Detective Wells.  

However, the next victim could have been Jess’s sister or her niece, and she can’t get them to leave town even after another woman’s dead body is discovered.   Jess is becoming increasingly fearful the Player will kill all the people in her life.  

Should she leave to keep them safe?  Or should she stay to help bring down this sicko?

 

My Take:

IMPULSE (Faces of Evil series) by Debra Webb is a thrilling read!

Debra Webb has created characters you’d love to get to know, combined them into a story that don’t quit, but adds more twists than the reader will ever think of.   I did enjoy getting to know Jess Harris and her old flame, Police Chief Dan Burnett.  These two go through periods of pulling away and betraying their logic by getting closer, but it’s the ending where they maybe figure out a logical way together.  Maybe.

However, I must give a warning.  This read contains much graphic, gratuitous violence perpetrated by the most perverse, sadomasochistic killer.

Debra Webb’s IMPULSE (FACES of Evil series) is a standalone novel that will keep you up late nights and have you wonder about the person standing beside you on the bus the very next day.  Meanwhile, you will hurry to get the other books in the Faces of Evil Series including OBSESSION (Forever 2013), POWER (Forever 2013) until the new series books are published later this year titled RAGE (Forever 2013), REVENGE (Forever 2013), and RUTHLESS (Forever 2013).  

THE WIDOW OF SAUNDERS CREEK: A NOVEL

by: Tracey Bateman

Publisher: WaterBrook Press

Published: May 8, 2012

Format: Paperback (336 pages)

ISBN: 9780307730442

Origin: Publisher

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My Look:

Grieving and confused, Corrie Saunders moves from her mother’s home in Texas to the place that would have been their home—Jarrod’s and Corrie’s place.  He inherited it from his family, and since he died in the war, she inherited this place.  Although not at all sure why, the house seems to have summoned her here to be closer to her husband’s memory but her coming to live at Saunders Creek isn’t always welcomed by the Saunders clan.

Some of his family wants her to give it up, but how could she?  Jarrod grew up here.  

The renovations to the home have been in process for a while and have been handled by Jarrod’s cousin, Eli.  Remembering Jarrod’s words of trust for his cousin, Corrie wanted him to do the work because that’s what her husband wanted, and Eli wasn’t among those in the family who begrudged her this house.  He didn’t care that she wasn’t born a Saunders.

From the first night in the old house, her grief seized her and made Corrie wonder what she was even doing here. Should she even stay?  

Yet, Jarrod’s childhood called to her here.  She imagines her husband of seven years as a young child, roaming the land and having fun. However charming these thoughts are they pull her deeper into pain.  Why wasn’t he here with her?  She couldn’t even bring herself to sleep in the bed.  The lonely mattress would only prevent the rest she desperately needed but never seemed to manage.  

Eli Saunders came to halt.  The woman who was sleeping on that rickety porch swing with rusty chains and hardware was a small thing, but he still wondered how that dilapidated contraption was still in one piece.  With a chuckle, he also wondered how this woman was going to feel when she awoke.  Judging by the liquor bottle near the swing, he could give an educated guess that she wouldn’t be in any shape to work.  Her squirming said he was soon to find out about her condition, but he still couldn’t look away.  

Hungover, with a tear-stained face, this woman was something to behold.  Moreover, their phone conversations that had taken place about the renovations showed her caring, down-to-earth personality.

There were a few things he knew for certain.  His cousin had a beautiful wife and Corrie Saunders was deep in grief.  Everything about the situation made him need to keep a distance, but now that she was here in the Ozarks with him, everything about her was going to make it difficult to do just that.  

However, his history and his childhood spent in this house made him concerned that Corrie had made a huge mistake.

My Take:

THE WIDOW OF SAUNDERS CREEK: A NOVEL by Tracey Bateman is an amazing read!  

Tracey Bateman tackles tough, relevant subjects and provides the Christian perspective in a story where the pages could literally turn themselves and you would believe it could happen just that way.  However, this author doesn’t preach about things, that go bump in the night, she uses the house as a character and shows you how things are not always what they seem to be or seem not to be.  

The setting is so much a part of this story that you feel what Corrie feels and could only imagine the worry of those around her.  You will sympathize with Corrie and fall in love with Eli.  

Meanwhile, Corrie and Eli are brought together in the most awkward of situations that the attraction naturally builds and each of these two have major reasons for keeping their distance.  While family members, friends, and something not quite breathing tries to keep them a part, the result is that they are drawn together under more lethal circumstances and each has a part in keeping each other alive.  

THE WIDOW OF SAUNDERS CREEK: A NOVEL by Tracey Bateman is a stand-alone novel, but you will want to catch up with some of her other titles including THIRSTY: A NOVEL (WaterBrook Press 2009) and TANDEM: A NOVEL (WaterBrook Press 2010). 

Through WaterBrook Multnomah’s Blogging for Books Program, I received this book for free in exchange my honest review.

NOT THIS TIME: A NOVEL

by: Vicki Hinze

Publisher: Multnomah Books

Published: February 21, 2012

Format: Paperback (336 pages)

ISBN: 9781601422071

SERIES: Crossroads Crisis Center

Origin: Publisher

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My Look:

Nuptials are interrupted by a gas attack leaving one dead, and the wedding cake decoration had the groom removed. How did NINA perpetrate this attack right under everyone’s nose? 

The answer is beyond clear, but one thing is for sure; a trader is among them.  Betrayals, alliances, and fear all lead up to death, kidnapping, and torture. One of the wedding day survivors knows something awful is happening.  

Beth knows there’s something Sara isn’t saying, and her she’s acting more freaked out about her no good, husband’s whereabouts than of the attack that killed Clyde and left almost the whole town unconscious.  Robert’s probably having a fling in a hotel somewhere while Sara’s driving herself sick with worry.  Not only is she acting strange, Sara’s dressing strange.  Why this woman won’t take off an obviously painful pair of high heels, Beth just don’t know, but it’s most likely due to Robert’s tastes and influence.  

Over Robert these two women agree to disagree but mutual tensions over the marriage has taken its toll on the relationship.  Until Robert Tayton, Beth and Sara were closer than any blood siblings could be.  Sara’s parents died and Beth’s family grew to be Sara’s.  Jointly, they run their own successful firm, which contracts with many government agencies for software and assistance.    However, Robert has even seeped into their business life as he now occupies an office at SaBe.  

Notwithstanding, Sara’s cryptic messages and just plain lack of work inside the firm had brought Beth to a painful decision.  

Inside her briefcase, Beth is carrying legal paperwork to keep Robert out of the firm.  But when Sara’s spouse has been kidnapped, and the police suspect Beth of his disappearance, and Sara’s been hospitalized for a near fatal asthma attack, when is the right time to get it signed? Though she has a former Shadow Watcher on her side, Joe wasn’t something Beth could think about now.  He could have any woman he wanted and she didn’t want another broken heart, until Robert’s blood is found in quantities that spell death.  Is Beth going to be the main suspect of murder?

My Take:

NOT THIS TIME by Vicki Hinze is a suspenseful read!  

Between its pages you’ll find the thrill of suspense to keep you turning pages, a mystery you’ll want to solve, and a full romance you’ll want to see through to the end. 

Vicki Hinze’s characters draw from their faith, have flaws, and make you want to know more about how they got here and what came before this point in their lives.  This author’s backdrop of Seagrove Village is a far from the idealized setting of small towns, and you’ll find it fraught with international terror and murders.  Vicki Hinze uses prayer warriors, strong characters, and faith against a ring of terror.   She also demonstrates not everyone is all bad or all good and sometimes bad things happen but good can still come from it.

I enjoyed meeting Sara and Beth.  Sara’s fragility is endearing and her budding strength amazing.  However, Beth’s strong personality has it own flaws.  I watched her go from unmovable iron to a form of steel that can bend and from a woman who is scared of love to one finally accepting the gift.   The townspeople are a mix of personalities.  These folks will make you want to read the other books in the Crossroad Crisis Series to get to know the stories behind their stories.  

Although, NOT THIS TIME is a stand-alone novel, you will want to catch up with the other titles in the series, DEADLY TIES (Multnomah Books 2011) and FORGET ME NOT (Multnomah Books 2010). 

Through WaterBrook Multnomah’s Blogging for Books Program, I received this book for free in exchange my honest review.

CHASING AMANDA

by Melissa Foster

Publisher: Solstice Publishing

Published: March 22, 2012

Format: Paperback (408 pages)

Origin: Author

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My Look:

Have you ever witnessed a child crying while getting in or out of a car seat?  Could you imagine how you would feel when that same child turns up dead?

Molly had a child to raise and a husband to enjoy but everything stopped for her with a newspaper headline. The child she saw fussing that day in Philadelphia had been abducted then killed.  

Molly’s son lost his mother. Cole lost his wife, and Molly nearly lost her mind. Guilt consumed her.  

CHASING AMANDA picks up Molly’s life eight years later in Boyds Maryland.  Her son, Erik, is in college, Cole has a practice in Boyds, and Molly is a stay-at-home wife. Her and her family’s battle had been long and hard, but the family unit grew strong.  Eventually, Molly came into acceptance that what happened to Amanda was not her fault, although Molly still needed to remind herself of that, sometimes.  

However, the peace she’s known in this small town comes crashing down around her once another child goes missing, and Molly’s visions even have her believing that she may be about to crack.  

Tracey Porter had played hide and seek, but something went horribly wrong.  

Determined not to have Tracey end up like Amanda, Molly tries to unravel her fleeting images and search for Tracey, but she begins to question her own motives, and her visions, while Cole begins to question his ability to stay in the relationship.  Cole accuses Molly of voluntarily going backward into the insanity of Philadelphia.  

Nearly obsessed with finding this child, Molly finds some of the people whom she’s known as good people seem suspect, now.  What is Hannah trying to hide in the ground?  Where does Pastor Lett go when she thinks nobody is watching?  Why does Newton plead with Molly to stay away from the old Perkinson House?  

The legacy of Boyds secrets become clear, when Molly learns about another young child, Kate Plummer, who went missing in much the same way, in around the same area, about twenty years earlier.  

Kate Plummer was never found. Who was the main suspect?  Pastor Letts’ younger brother, Rodney.

My Take:

CHASING AMANDA by Melissa Foster is a thriller! 

You’ll get caught up in Molly’s visions, the townspeople’s secrets, Molly’s need to find Tracey, and poor Tracey’s experience.  Like me, you will change your decision about who might be the abductor/abductors and be astonished over the police’s lack of momentum in the case.  I found myself as determined as Molly and just as committed to find Tracey.   

Melissa Foster creates believable characters in extraordinary situations, and I asked myself—how would I handle it?   My answers matched Molly’s.  

Cole and Molly lived through a horrific ordeal, and you can understand Cole’s frustration at seeing his wife begin to lose her sanity, again.  He believes she’s still chasing Amanda.   On the other hand, Molly knows her visions are real and feels anger and betrayal over Cole’s doubts, but she wants to understand his point of view.  Meanwhile, her son is Molly’s grounding force but even Erik is threatened by these visions.

Although CHASING AMANDA by Melissa Foster is a single title and standalone novel, you’ll want check out her other novels including COME BACK TO ME (Greenforge Books 2011) and MEGAN’S WAY (Outskirts Press  2009). 

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

by: Mark Gilleo              

Publisher: The Story Plant

Published: March 27, 2012       

Format: Paperback (438 pages)      

ISBN: 9781611880342            

Origin: Publisher through NetGalley (egalley)

***Though the publisher provides the free ebook, I offer the opinion.***

My Look:

In LOVE THY NEIGHBOR, those who help you can be the most deadly.

Clark Hayden is moving back home to help his forgetful mother, after her husband’s death. However, Clark’s dad has been gone for sometime, but Maria Hayden’s mental state has become increasingly worrisome.  

Clarke was a late in life child, descending from parents who had been told they could not have a child, and they believed that to be true, until his mother’s pregnancy with him. 

Nothing unusual really happens until Maria Hayden gets late night visitors.  Although, Clark was home when the knocks exploded on her front door, he was in the basement and didn’t hear a thing. Middle Eastern men spoke words she didn’t understand, but she did not open the door.

Immediately, she telephones the CIA and reports these men, whom to her, seem to be terrorists.

The FBI investigates, somewhat, and determines this caller isn’t well.  They weren’t wrong. Maria is not well, and she takes many medications.  Even Clark doubts her suspicions.

Eventually, Clark’s neighbors call asking if he could keep an eye out on their house and water their plants.  A sick relative passed in a foreign country, and they left immediately.  Ariana and Nazim have helped his mother often enough, especially with him being away from home.  He does as asked.  A telephone call, at this residence, grabs his attention.

However, he gets himself in over his head, once he uses a voice recorder and this is captured on hidden cameras being monitored by the family who owns the home.

My Take:

Mark Gilleo provides a political suspense tale, in a suburbia setting (pre and post 9/11), where some people are not who and what they seem to be.

Although many people know something about their neighbors, in LOVE THY NEIGHBOR, Mark Gilleo shows nobody knows everything.  The many point-of-view characters flesh out the means, the motives, and the opportunities of this plotting foursome. Terrorism. Kill as many as possible and die while doing it.  

However, this former sleeper cell with one phone call becomes an active cell, and they don’t even trust each other.   

CITY OF WHISPERS

by: Marcia Muller              

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (imprint of Hachette Book Group)

Published: October 26, 2011       

Format: Hardcover (272 pages)      

ISBN: 9780446573337            

Origin: Publisher through NetGalley (egalley)

***Though the publisher provides the free book, I offer the opinion.***

My Look:

In CITY OF WHISPERS, Marcia Muller provides Investigator Sharon McCone a mystery blending her broken family with the murder of the heiress, Gabriella DeLucci.

Darcy Blackhawk’s exploits are known to his family and documented by police in several states and many counties, but his email for help puts his half-sister, a private detective, on alert. She’s helped him out of a few scrapes and his drugging, wandering, lifestyle only guarantees more to come.

Nevertheless, he is family.

Darcy is the half-brother to Sharon McCone. Sharon knows his lifestyle choices are a mixed bag from Darcy’s mental illnesses. In fact, maybe she relates to him more now, after her recovery from a bullet to the head.

She is not the person she used to be, and she has her issues too.

He’s a transient and is using public Internet cafes to contact her. His email is a simple one. “Need help.” Help from what? However, whatever Darcy has gotten himself into, she cannot help until she finds him, and finding one homeless person in San Francisco isn’t gonna be easy. Sharon McCone puts herself and her team on finding Darcy, knowing that her nephew, Mick Savage doesn’t really understand the urgency to find Darcy.

Mick believes Darcy has been nothing but a problem, weighing down the family, but he’s doing what is asked and trying hard too. Mick develops a lead that brings a puzzle trapped in a maze of homeless folks, which somehow connects the murder of an heiress to Darcy.

Darcy’s latest email is more urgent and finding that link to an old murder of a wealthy, young woman who’s buried in a pauper’s grave might save his life.


My Take:

Marcia Muller’s CITY OF WHISPERS is a suspenseful read—spotlighting the plight of the homeless, the need for mental services, and a mystery where rich and poor collide.

This author spins real life issues into a daring plot that will keep you reading to the shocking end.

Although this novel stands alone, you’ll want to read the other Sharon McCone mysteries, COMING BACK (October 2010) and LOCKED IN (October 2009).

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GONE TO GROUND BOOK REVIEW WITH BOOK TRAILER

by Brandilynn Collins

Publisher: B&H Publishing

Published: March 12, 2012

Format: Paperback (352 pages)

ISBN: 9781433671630

ORIGIN: netGalley – E-GALLEY

***Though the publisher provides the free ebook, I offer the opinion.***

My Look:

If you believe a spouse, relative, employer, or friend committed a crime, would you report them? Could you? Even if the crime was murder?  Could your silence be leaving someone else to die? Would faith help in your choice?

These questions faced a few of the residents in the town of Amaryllis, Mississippi.  Some of the women suspect the men in their lives capable of murder, and a few of them seem to have proof of something foul with good reasons to keep quiet about it all.

Six months usually go by before the next murder.

Leaving the victim’s body in a closet, this serial killer plagues the small town, and the latest victim just may pinpoint the killer’s identity.  

However, one of these suspicious women has a special needs brother, and she is almost sure he was somehow involved.  The police zero in on him. Moreover, when the other ladies make a decision to go to the police with their suspicions, their trouble increases double-time.  

In the end, you have few residents giving the police more than they can handle and a small-time reporter trying to get the story straight for a big-time career.

My Take:

I recommend GONE TO GROUND by Brandilynn Collins.  She has developed a new twist into amateur sleuthing, while giving easily understood snippets of forensics and delving the reader deeper into the lives of each character and their faith. Her suspense will keep you reading late into the night as you’re wondering could these woman have it right and fearing they may have it all wrong.

You can find more of Brandilynn Collins “Seatbelt Suspense®” novels through most book outlets.  She writes both standalone novels and series titles.

THE PERFECT DEATH

by: James Andrus              

Publisher: Pinnacle (Kensington)  

Published: February 7, 2012        

Format: Paperback (384 pages)      

ISBN: 9780786027699            

Series: Detective John Stallings            

Origin: Publisher

***Though the publisher provides the free book, I offer the opinion.***

My Look:

Buddy meets the women at work or while pretending to be at work, and he obsesses over their last breath.

Jacksonville Detective John Stallings has been on this side the report, and into each case, he brings the father of a missing teen, Jeanie, with his badge.  Though his badge helps him to identify the family dynamic that plays out before him, the father of a missing person helps him to identify with the family and their pain.

The Leah Tishler case hit too close to home for the detective, and he’s glad his partner, Patty Levine is with him.

Meanwhile, another set of Jacksonville detectives are trying to figure out whom killed Kathy Mizell, with a belt and left it around her neck.  Was this just an incompetent murderer who not only left the murder weapon but also dumped Kathy’s body at a construction site, but not in a Dumpster only near the Dumpster?  It was easy to figure the guy was too short to stick her inside, but was he too stupid to see the stacked cinderblocks that would have helped him get her inside?

Through a source, detective Tony Mazzetti has a list of five names to check into, but this was nothing short of chasing down every lead, not expecting anything to come from it.  But without much in the way of leads, these were as good as any.  Nevertheless, at the construction site, Mazzetti runs into five men who really don’t like him.

Buddy, on the other hand, is ready for another kill; this one is his angel.  Well, at least until she starts coming on to him and brings out weed.  Does he really want to preserve this for all eternity? Just as he ponders this, someone else approaches.

But when this visitor pulls a gun, Buddy’s got bigger problems.

His father was at the kitchen, just the day before Detective John Stallings arrived.  Moreover, he got chatty with one of the women, telling her stories of his family life, his Navy career, but he kept calling the woman, Jeanie.  Finally, his father turns up, but he speaks of visiting with Jeanie who has changed her name to Kelly.

In the meantime, Detective Mazzetti is interrogating a man with unexplained ladies wear.  Dresses.  He’s hoping that just maybe he’s got the one, but the detective’s hope fades when another body is discovered, putting him back to no suspects.

My Take:

James Andrus makes his career in law enforcement and shows the real side of his chosen profession.  His characters could be in any police department on any day.

In THE PERFECT DEATH, you will find fleshed out police officers that solve these crimes the real way, through hard work and good leads.  His good guys are not always good and are as humanly flawed as the criminals, just in different ways, and in some cases, the criminals may be the good guys.

James Andrus doesn’t just give you the action and adventure of a thriller; he gives us investigation and techniques along with a thrilling read with engaging characters that anyone can relate to.

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by: Neal Baer and Jonathan Greene Publisher: Kensington                 Published: December 31, 2011         Format: Hardcover (288 pages)     ISBN: 9780758266866                   Origin: Publisher

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My Look:

Doctor Claire Waters is part of a fellowship doing forensic psychiatry work on Rikers Island’s sickest inmates, but she’s already been told that she might not stay with the program. Moreover, they would be right to get rid of her.

She’d messed up with a client, letting her personal failure follow her inside the treatment room.

On that day, with the approaching storm, all Claire could see was herself watching her friend get abducted, and although everyone had told Claire she wasn’t at fault, Claire knew she was to blame. While with a patient, she hit a wall during treatment one day because Dr. Claire Water’s has her own issues needing treatment, but that remedy she never sought.

Much later, Todd Quimby, her assigned patient and a former resident of the penal colony, telephones Claire. He’s in need of emergency care, but after meeting with him at the hospital, Claire decides she can catch a killer and prove her “out-of-the-box” capabilities to the fellowship.

But in just minutes, Claire comes undone.

Todd Quimby attacks Claire, and her boyfriend contacts the head of the fellowship program. The fellowship head then contacts the police.

Meanwhile, at the police station, Claire meets Detective Nick Lawler, and within minutes, he’s dismissing her as a shrink and as a victim. Nick is back on the job, after being exiled in Central Booking, and the last thing he needs is a shrink.

After his wife’s death, everyone believed he killed her; he didn’t.

However, he feels as guilty as if he did, but his nightmare of that blinding flash of light is still as fresh as the day it happened. But that’s not this detective’s only problem; he is hiding a secret that will end his career, for good.

Upon reading two crime reports, one he had investigated—before his departure from the detectives—and one he is just now investigating, Nick is certain the man who assaulted the shrink is the man he’s hunting.

However, his public dressing down of Dr. Waters cost him strange looks at his new-old job, but it could cost him even more.

It could cost another life.

Catching Claire Waters before her cab takes off, the detective gets Todd Quimby ‘s information, but when his partner and Lawlor arrive at the address, the perp’s mother is stalls them. Now, her son goes on the run, out the window and into the subway.

The chase ends with one officer down and their man getting away, but soon, another woman will die.

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My Take:

I give my highest recommendation to KILL SWITCH by Neal Baer and Jonathan Greene!

As the former executive producer and co-executive producer of LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIM’S UNIT, these authors already know exactly how to ramp up the suspense, while twisting the plot and bringing the reader down many false trails. However, with KILL SWITCH, they honed their skills even higher.

KILL SWITCH will have you keep reading late into the night. However, how it all ends will shock you.

Just as these authors’ names are synonymous with great television, I know you will watch Neal Baer and Jonathan Greene have a long and renowned novel-writing career.

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So, you stay tuned and check back often!  I just may have more giveaways coming to you in the future.