Saturday, July 20, 2019

Book Review: The Killer You Know by A. M. Taylor

The Killer You Know
Title: The Killer You Know

Author: A. M. Taylor

Stars: 3 1\2 

The story reminds me of a TV series that is currently on TV.  They try to prove that the person who is accused of Murder and convicted innocent and it has a Pod cast. The female lead instead of a Lawyer she is a cop.
While the story is predictable and everything falls into place perfectly the character stand out and give readers a glimpse that maybe not everyone who is in jail are guilty.
I will admit the author use of certain terms which are not regularly used in America.
The story is a little to long and sometimes the details are over used but it moves slowly. 
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Harper Collins  for the advance copy of A.M. Taylor The Killer you know

One morning ten years ago, the town of Twin Rivers changed forever when the body of Tyler Washington was found in the woods. Son of the mayor, star of the high school basketball team – his death struck right at the heart of this tight-knit community.

For Olivia Hall, Tyler’s death heralded the start of her own personal nightmare – her twin brother, Ethan, was arrested for Tyler’s murder. Ten years later, Ethan is still in jail. Olivia is convinced he is innocent, and now, a true crime podcast has taken up his case.

As the podcast digs deeper, secrets, lies and shocking revelations are all uncovered. For the first time, Olivia dares to hope that Ethan may be set free. But if he didn’t kill Tyler, who did? And how far will they go to keep their secrets safe?

Perfect for fans of podcasts Serial, Happy Face and The Teacher’s Pet, and TV shows Making a Murderer, Staircase and Dirty John

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: July 12th 2019 by HarperCollins Publishers

About The Author:
A. M. Taylor lives and writes in London. When not making up stories, she writes copy for a living and can most often be found drinking coffee, watching Netflix, and trying to keep up with a never ending TBR pile. She’s been obsessed with mysteries ever since Nancy Drew first walked into her life and would probably have attempted to become a private detective at some point, if only it didn’t involve actually having to talk to people. She has a cat called Domino, ambitions of owning a dog one day, and is as obsessed with My Favorite Murder as you probably are.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Boo Review: The Liar in the Library (A Fethering Mystery) By Simon Brett

Title: The Liar in the Library (A Fethering Mystery#18)

Author:  Simon Brett


A non violent murder mystery set in a small English coastal village. That's an oxymoron that a murder could be non violent. But this one was accomplished using stealth and poisoning by a very cunning individual. Hence the term non violent. Think of a modern day Miss Marple and friend as they dig into the mystery to clear one of the pair who is deemed to be a person of interest to the police. The crime is neatly wrapped up at the end in typical British fashion. If you enjoy British crime fiction, in the style of Agatha Christie, you will not want to miss this offering.

I have rated this book 4 stars.

I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.

Having been booked to give a talk at Fethering Library, successful author Burton St Clair invites his old friend Jude to come along. Although they haven?t met for twenty years, Jude is not surprised to find that St Clair hasn?t changed, with his towering ego and somewhat shaky relationship with the truth. What Jude hadn?t been suspecting however was that the evening would end in sudden, violent death.

More worrying, from Jude?s point of view, is the fact that the investigating police officers seem to be convinced that she herself was responsible for the crime. With the evidence stacking up against her, Jude enlists the help of her neighbour Carole not just to solve the murder but to prevent herself from being arrested for committing it.

About The Author
Simon Brett
Simon Brett is a prolific British writer of whodunnits.

He is the son of a Chartered Surveyor and was educated at Dulwich College and Wadham College, Oxford, where he got a first class honours degree in English.

He then joined the BBC as a trainee and worked for BBC Radio and London Weekend Television, where his work included 'Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' and 'Frank Muir Goes Into ...'.

After his spells with the media he began devoting most of his time to writing from the late 1970s and is well known for his various series of crime novels.

He is married with three children and lives in Burpham, near Arundel, West Sussex, England. He is the current president of the Detection Club.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Book Review: Buried (Agent Sayer Altair #2) by Ellison Cooper

Buried (Agent Sayer Altair, #2)
Title: Buried (Agent Sayer Altair #2)

Author: Ellison Cooper 

Stars: 4 1\2

Ellison Cooper Agent Sayer Altair series started off chunky and lack a rythem and I question if it would be worth reader book two.
Having read book one I still was lost on the characters but the details are filled in slowly as the story moves forward.  The story takes place after book one with lots of different characters who are called misfits but are able to solve a missing person case, serial killers and start of a darker friend who is helping Agent Sayer Altair .  
The story moves a little more smoothly and while it is dark the secondary story I found pulled me and I wanted to know more about Agent Sayer Altair study.  I found many times her logic in the test a little flawed but the author create an interesting dialog that will have readers wonder what creates a Psychopaths. Why do some kill and why do some live a "normal life"
The secondary story will keep readers wanting more from the author and her series.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher  Minotaur Books for the advance copy of Ellison Cooper Buried. 

Senior Special Agent Sayer Altair studies the minds of psychopaths. But even she didn't expect to uncover a killer within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Rooting him out and exposing internal corruption got her a bullet wound and six months of desk duty. Now, she's finally back in the field, called in when an off-duty FBI agent and his cadaver dog fall into a sinkhole filled with human bones.

Found deep in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park, the skeletal remains date back almost two decades, the same time a beloved local teen disappeared. The cold case quickly heats up when Sayer's team finds two fresh corpses among the bones. When a gruesome clue ties these new bodies to a woman recently kidnapped along with her young daughter, Sayer has to uncover the connection between the old bones and the new bodies before the mother and child become the next victims.

But the killer is one step ahead, attacking her team and sabotaging their efforts. With Sayer's investigation compromised and unsure of who to trust, she receives unwanted help from Subject 037, one of the anonymous psychopaths she is currently studying. She has the chilling realization that he's someone powerful in Washington D.C.--and he is not about to let a mundane serial killer jeopardize his own ominous agenda for Sayer.

Paperback368 pages
Expected publication: July 16th 2019 by Minotaur Books

About The Author:
Ellison Cooper
Ellison Cooper has a Ph.D. in anthropology from UCLA, with a background in archaeology, cultural neuroscience, ancient religion, colonialism, and human rights. She has conducted fieldwork in Central America, West Africa, Micronesia, and Western Europe. She has worked as a murder investigator in Washington DC, and is a certified K9 Search and Rescue Federal Disaster Worker. She now lives in the Bay Area with her husband and son.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Book Review: One Night of Passion (Wicked Dukes Club #3) by Erica Ridley

One Night of Passion (Wicked Dukes Club #3)
Title: One Night of Passion (Wicked Dukes Club #3)

Author: Erica Ridley

Stars: 4

A historical romance where our heroine has but one objective, which is to remain single, until she reaches her 25th birthday. She is to come into a trust, at that age, and intends to embark on a life of adventure. Enter our hero into the scene. He is a plain Mister, who is liked by everyone, and determined to find a true love match. When the two engage with each other sparks begin to fly. The question is whether or not he can convince her to risk all to be his beloved wife. An enjoyable story from beginning to end.

I have rated this book 4 stars.

I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
Thank you Frank for your Reviews

Lifelong romantic Thaddeus Middleton is on the hunt for a wife. He hopes to find a woman more attracted to him than to money. Instead, he finds himself drawn to a spitfire who isn’t interested in him at all! At least, that’s what she says when she’s not kissing him beneath the stars...

Miss Priscilla Weatherby will inherit a fortune… provided she remains unwed and scandal-free. Easy enough, until she meets a man more dangerous than haughty lords and heartless rakes. Thad is a sweet, sexy delight, whose passionate embrace will ruin everything—including her! She’ll sacrifice anything for independence. Even love

Kindle Edition200 pages
Published May 14th 2019 by WebMotion

About The Author:
Erica Ridley
Erica Ridley is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of historical romance novels.

In the new 12 Dukes of Christmas series, enjoy witty, heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke!

Her two most popular series, the Dukes of War and Rogues to Riches, feature roguish peers and dashing war heroes who find love amongst the splendor and madness of Regency England. 

When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Book Review: Iron Will & Justice at Cardwell Ranch (Cardwell Ranch: Montana Legacy Book 2) by B.J. Daniels

Title:  Iron Will & Justice at Cardwell Ranch (Cardwell Ranch: Montana Legacy Book 2)

Author:  B.J. Daniels

Stars: 4

The book can be a stand alone read or part of the series.  The characters are interesting and readers know right away what is happening but not who is after them.  The characters are well written and their background makes since as the story progresses.  The romance is another insta love with of course a happy ending but it takes some times to get there.
Their is action, redemption and romance. Everything readers are looking for from B.J. Daniels.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Harlequin Suspense Romance for the advance copy of B.J. Daniels Iron Will and Justice at Cardwell Ranch.

For three years, cowboy Hank Cardwell has been haunted by his ex’s death. Now he’s returned to Cardwell Ranch with private investigator Frankie Brewster to find out what really happened that terrible night. Every lead reveals a life steeped in secrets—and danger. But will the truth be enough to set Hank free?

Six years ago, Dana Cardwell found her mother’s will in a cookbook and became sole owner of the Cardwell Ranch in Big Sky, Montana. Now happily married, Dana is surprised when her siblings, Stacy and Jordan, show up on the ranch…and trouble isn’t too far behind. As danger draws closer to the ranch, deputy marshal Liza Turner quickly realizes that Jordan Cardwell isn’t the man the town made him out to be.

About The Author:
B.J. Daniels
B.J. Daniels' life dream was to be a policewoman. After a career as an award-winning newspaper journalist, she wrote and sold 37 short stories before she finally wrote her first book. Since then she has won numerous awards including a career achievement award last year for romantic suspense.

She lives in Montana with her husband, Parker, two Springer Spaniels, Jem and Spot, and a temperamental tomcat named Jeff. When she isn't writing, she snowboards, camps, boats and plays tennis.

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