Friday, June 24, 2016

Book Review: Sins Lies and Spies

Sins, Lies & Spies

Title: Sins Lies and Spies

Author: Lisa Cardiff

Stars: 3 out of 5

Review:
They story lacked in so many ways I am not sure where to begin. Time seemed to not exist. I had no idea is days, weeks or months flew by because everything just went on and on with very little time table. It was only mentioned a few times that weeks had transpired but even than I couldn't figure out when.
Female lead was whiny, cried so much and never once could I figure out her skills. She existed in the book. Knox at least seem to know what he was doing even though he one a flat character as well.
Nothing about this story stood out or wanted me to search out any other books by Lisa Cardiff.
The writing was sub-par, the romance was borderline boring and the sex had very little spark
ARC From Netgalley.

 
Synopsis:

Knox Black is no stranger to secrets... As the head of a private military company, specializing in intelligence gathering, he's more than familiar with political corruption and secrets worth killing for. He has one objective on his current mission... Knox must uncover the mastermind orchestrating the blackmail scheme swaying votes in Congress. It was supposed to be easy. After all, nothing fazes him, until he faces off with Trinity Jones, a member of a rival company. Knox is determined to flip Trinity's loyalties and use her to his advantage, but there's one problem-he can't keep her out of his head, or his heart. As the tangled web of secrets behind the blackmail scheme unravel, Trinity is unwittingly thrust into the center of it. With her life on the line, Knox will to have to decide what is more important... His mission? Or the woman who stole his heart?
 
About The Author:
 Lisa Cardiff
pending years practicing law and a million other things, Lisa decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer and she must confess that inventing characters is so much more fun than writing contracts and legal briefs. A native of Colorado, she lives with her husband and three children in Denver. When she isn’t managing the chaos of raising three children and owning her own business, she can be found reading or writing a book.

You can read more about Lisa and her upcoming work at www.lisacardiff.com.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Book Review: In The Clearing by Robert Dugoni‏

 In the Clearing (Tracy Crosswhite, #3)
Title:  In The Clearing

Author: Robert Dugoni‏


Stars: 4 out of 5

Review:
A thoughtful police mystery that will take you through a death investigation as both an active investigation and a cold case investigation. The newly appointed Deputy has all the right instincts and takes the right steps but had to follow orders when the death is determined to be a suicide. However, he retains the file, and forty years later after his death the file is reopened as a cold case. The ensuing investigation validates his suspicion and culminates with a resolution. A well written story that maintained my interest to the end.
I rated this book at 4 stars and would recommend it if you like a good police mystery.
I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.

Synopsis:

Detective Tracy Crosswhite has a skill, and a soft spot, for tackling unsolved crimes. Having lost her own sister to murder at a young age, Tracy has dedicated her career to bringing justice and closure to the families and friends of victims of crime.
So when Jenny, a former police academy classmate and protégé, asks Tracy to help solve a cold case that involves the suspicious suicide of a Native American high school girl forty years earlier, Tracy agrees. Following up on evidence Jenny’s detective father collected when he was the investigating deputy, Tracy probes one small town’s memory and finds dark, well-concealed secrets hidden within the community’s fabric. Can Tracy uphold the promise she’s made to the dead girl’s family and deliver the truth of what happened to their daughter? Or will she become the next victim?


About The Author:
 Robert Dugoni
Robert Dugoni is the New York Times and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of the Tracy Crosswhite series: My Sister's Grave, Bodily Harm, and In the Clearing, as well as the short prequels The Academy and Third Watch. The police procedural featuring Seattle Homicide Detective Tracy Crosswhite has kept Dugoni in the Amazon top 10 for more than two years. He is also the author of the legal thriller series featuring David Sloane. In all he has published 10 novels and an expose, The Cyanide Canary.
Robert was raised in Northern California. Growing up the middle child in a family of ten siblings, Dugoni jokes that he didn't get much of a chance to talk, so he wrote. By the seventh grade he wanted to be a writer.

Dugoni wrote his way to Stanford University where... read more at http://www.robertdugoni.com
 
 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Book Review Classic At Bay by Amy Myers‏

 Classic at Bay
Title: Classic At Bay 

Author:  Amy Myers

Stars: 4 Stars out of 5

Review:
An engaging murder mystery set in modern day rural England with an unsolved murder from Soho, in the early 60's, being the key to solving the mystery. Jack Colby, car detective, is akin to a dog with a bone and refuses to give up until he had solved the three murders. A refreshing book that requires some mental agility in order to keep on top of the plot.
I gave this book a four star rating and would recommend it if you prefer a more difficult mystery to solve.
I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.


Sysnpsis:
Jack Colby, car detective, is commissioned to buy a dream car from an earl, but finds himself racing into serious danger."
The once-notorious cabaret singer Adora Ferne guards a private treasure trove of twelve classic Jaguar cars, but hankers over the one that is missing. Enter Jack Colby: Adora s manager Danny Carter has commissioned him to buy the thirteenth dream car from its owner, the Earl of Storrington.
When a murder follows the earl s rejection of an offer, Jack is determined to find out whether there is a link between that and the twelve Jaguars. But the path to the killer divides: does the truth lie amongst the secrets of Adora s past or much closer to home? Speeding along the route he s certain will lead to the answer, Jack rushes headlong into danger.


About The Author:
 Amy Myers
aka Laura Daniels, Harriet Hudson

Amy Myers was born in Kent, where she still lives, although she has now ventured to the far side of the Medway. For many years a director of a London publishing company, she is now a full-time writer. Married to an American, she lived for some years in Paris, where, surrounded by food, she first dreamed up her Victorian chef detective Auguste Didier. Currently she is writing her contemporary crime series starring Jack Colby, car detective, and in between his adventures continuing her Marsh & Daughter series and her Victorian chimnney sweep Tom Wasp novels.
 
 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Book Review Sharpe Shooter by Lisa B Thomas (Maycroft Mystery Series)‏

Sharpe Edge (Maycroft Mystery Series)
Title: Sharpe Shooter  (Maycroft Mystery Series)‏

Author:  Lisa B Thomas

Stars: 4 out of 5

Review:
A delightful cozy mystery involving a cold case murder over 50 years old. Set in a small Texas town with a cast of characters which could be found in any small town in America. I was amazed at the way investigative leads were followed through to their logical conclusion even though conspiracy overtones abounded in the plot. This book can easily be read in an afternoon escape from reality.
I have given this book a four star rating.
I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.

Sysnpsis:
Buoyed by a new job and a spirit for the holidays, Deena Sharpe didn’t know she’d be investigating the town matriarch’s death at her own Christmas party. Everyone assumes it was an accident— everyone but her daughter, Estelle. Now Deena must rely on her craftiness to dig out the truth before anyone else gets hurt.

A little romance, some snarky suburban competition, and a lot of mystery will keep readers guessing in this cozy whodunit. 

About The Author:
 Lisa B. Thomas
 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Fathers Day and Happy Birthday to my Oldest 10!

What an amazing day it is Fathers Day and my Oldest turn 10 year old. Wait How did 10 years pass so quickly and yet so unbelievably slowly.
I bought this book a few years ago.  I cried so hard laughing while I read it.

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