Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Book Review: All the Dirty Secrets (Jake Carrington #4) by Marian Lanouette

All the Dirty Secrets (Jake Carrington #4)
Title: All the Dirty Secrets (Jake Carrington #4)

Author: Marian Lanouette

Stars: 4 stars

Review:
Marian Lanouette is able to have readers follow a story without realizing what they believe is right is leading them in the wrong direction.  The work of Jake Carrington is full of mystery adventures and suspense that will have readers excited to start with book one or waiting for the next in the series.

The characters are well developed and readers of the series will loved this addition to the series and those just starting the series will take a little longer to find what they might be looking for in Jake Carrington.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Marian Lanouette All The Dirty Secrets.

Synopsis:
Recovering from a stab wound to the gut, and dealing with the news that his sister’s killer might beat the system, Lieutenant Jake Carrington needs some downtime. But that’s cut short by a very sensitive case: the murder of the police commisioner’s wife. The crime scene—a dive hotel, complete with provocative, incriminating photos—suggests the victim was having an affair. But Jake finds that hard to believe—as hard to believe as the #1 suspect . . .
 
Jake hasn’t seen his highschool sweetheart, Melinda Mastrianni, since the day his sister, Eva, died. He’d turned down Eva’s request for a ride so he could go see Melinda, and the guilt has never left him. Now Melinda’s a local photographer, mostly shooting weddings and graduations. Definitely not the kind of pics that led him to her doorstep. But when Melinda disappears, and more prominent women turn up dead, Jake will have to navigate through a twisted blackmailing scheme to find out if the girl he once knew is long gone—or if she’s a killer’s next target . . .

Kindle Edition
Published May 14th 2019 by Lyrical Underground

About The Author:
Marian Lanouette
s far back as she could remember, Marian loved to read. As a child, she was especially intrigued by the Daily News crime reports. 

In her youth she knew someone who was murdered. The killer was never found. This event ignited Marian’s desire to write books where good prevails, even in the darkest times. 

Marian lives in New England with husband. They have been married for more than thirty-five years. 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Book Review: Ted Bundy's Murderous Mysteries: The Many Victims Of America's Most Infamous Serial Killer by Kevin Sullivan


Ted Bundy's Murderous Mysteries: The Many Victims Of America's Most Infamous Serial Killer
Title: Ted Bundy's Murderous Mysteries: The Many Victims Of America's Most Infamous Serial Killer 

Author: Kevin Sullivan

Star: 4 1\2 stars

Review:
The author pulls together all the details other authors, investigator, researchers into this one book.  Kevin Sullivan takes all the researchers, investigators, personal accounts, newspaper stories and pulls readers into a story that at times will read like a textbook and other times reads like a true crimes novel.  The story bring the murders of different women and young girls that Ted Bundy murdered as well as the ones he refused to admit to killing to the light of day.
Each woman and young girls story is investigated though the authors eyes refusing to miss a single link in each and ever murdered victims. The author puts a name with the murdered victims so that the world doesn't forget these women.
While with current technology you can see how he would have been caught faster it realizing investigators at the time were working as hard as the could to find this charming mysterious killer.
Its crazy to think how he escaped and was able to keep on killing.  
The author doesn't sugar coat anything he bring sit out even depressing detail.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher WildBlue Press for the copy of Kevin Sullivan Ted Bundy's Murderous Mysteries. 


Synopsis:
Ted Bundy’s Murderous Mysteries is a deep-dive into the archival record of the America’s most notorious serial killer. It’s a veritable goldmine of information on Bundy, his victims, and this very voluminous case. 

Written by the foremost authority on Ted Bundy, this latest examination of this brutal serial killer contains new, revealing, and never-before published interviews with those close to Bundy, close to his victims, and a potential victim who barely escaped his clutches. 

Ted Bundy’s Murderous Mysteries brings to light for the first time many heretofore passed-over facts about Bundy and reveals previously hidden aspects of the lives of some of his victims.


Kindle Edition341 pages
Published April 21st 2019 by WildBlue Press

About The Author:
Kevin M. Sullivan
 writer of history and true crime, Kevin M. Sullivan is the author of twelve books, a former investigative journalist for both print and online media, and is a recognized authority on serial sex killer, Ted Bundy. Indeed, his "break out" book, The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History, published by McFarland in 2009, was the catalyst that brought him much attention in the true crime world, leading to appearances on numerous radio programs and contacts from documentarians both here in the United States and the United Kingdom. Portions of his biography of Ted Bundy also appear in the college textbook, Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders, published by McGraw-Hill in November 2012. His second work on the killer, The Trail of Ted Bundy: Digging Up the Untold Stories, contains a lot of new and previously unpublished information about Ted Bundy and this most infamous case, as well as new interviews from those who knew Bundy and called him a friend. And now, with the publication of The Bundy Secrets: Hidden Files of America's Worst Serial Killer, readers will get a rarely-seen look at the actual case files, many in their entirety. Revealing, raw, and unedited, they allow you to peer into the world of the investigators as they hunted a diabolical killer of women and young girls. With the publication of this latest work , Sullivan's trilogy of the life and murders of Ted Bundy is now complete.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Book Review: A Perfect Lie by L.R. Jones

A Perfect Lie
Title: A Perfect Lie

Author: Lisa Renee Jones

Stars:

Review:
L. R. Jones takes what is happening right now in the world brings a twist in a way readers will be able to sink their teeth into.
A perfect Lie is a story that is more puzzle than mystery.  Readers will be pieces each part together as the characters move though their lives. The story comes across as a journal that readers will not be able to figure out until the author is ready to unveil it.
This is the perfect book for readers who love mystery puzzle with a political twist.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Julie Patra Publishing for the advance copy of L.R. Jones A Perfect Lie

Synopsis:
They say that you are not a product of the environment that you’ve grown up in, that you create your own story, tell it your way. That you get to pick your own future. They lied. If you’re honest with yourself, you believed that lie, too, like I used to, because I wanted to, and even needed to believe that I had some semblance of control over my own self. The truth is that control is part of the lie. The ability to become a person of our own making is the perfect lie. I concede that it might appear that some people control their destiny, but I assure you, if you gave me fifteen minutes, I could pull apart that façade. We are born into a destiny that we never have the chance to escape. That’s why I must tell my story. For those of you out there like me who were told that you have choices, when you never had one single choice that was your own. For those of you out there who were, who are, judged for decisions you’ve made that were directed by your destiny, not by the façade of choices. The irony of the story within this story is how one person’s predisposed destiny can impact, influence, and even change the lives of those around him or her. How one destiny ties to another destiny. 

I am Hailey Anne Monroe. I’m twenty-eight years old. An artist, who found her muse on the canvas because I wasn’t allowed to have friends or even keep a journal. And yes, if you haven’t guessed by now, I’m that Hailey Anne Monroe, daughter to Thomas Frank Monroe, the man who was a half-percentage point from becoming President of the United States. If you were able to ask him, he’d probably tell you that I was the half point. But you can’t ask him, and he can’t tell you. He’s dead. They’re all dead and now I can speak.


Kindle Edition
Expected publication: May 15th 2019 by Julie Patra Publishing

About The Author:
Lisa Renee Jones Headshot -275
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with.
In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.
Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Book Review: Marked for Revenge: An Art Heist Thriller by Jennifer S. Alderson

Marked for Revenge: An Art Heist Thriller
Title: Marked for Revenge: An Art Heist Thriller

Author:  Jennifer S. Alderson 

Star: 5

Review:
This is the perfect book for those who love history, mysteries toss in some good old fashion suspense and Marked For Revenge is the perfect read.  The author bring history, art to life bringing readers into her world and keeps them there wanting more after the stories ends.
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher Traveling Life Press for the advance copy of Jennifer S. Alderson Marked Revenge.

Synopsis:
When researcher Zelda Richardson begins working at a local museum, she doesn’t expect to get entangled with an art theft, knocked unconscious by a forger, threatened by the mob, or stalked by drug dealers.

To make matters worse, a Croatian gangster is convinced Zelda knows where a cache of recently pilfered paintings is. She must track down an international gang of art thieves and recover the stolen artwork in order to save those she loves most.

The trouble is, Zelda doesn’t know where to look. Teaming up with art detective Vincent de Graaf may be her only hope at salvation.

The trail of clues leads Zelda and Vincent on a pulse-pounding race across Europe to a dramatic showdown in Turkey that may cost them their lives.


Kindle Edition280 pages
Expected publication: May 23rd 2019 by Traveling Life Press

About The Author:
Jennifer S. Alderson
Hi! I am a longtime American expat currently living in Amsterdam. After traveling extensively around Asia, Oceania, and Central America, I moved to Darwin, Australia, before finally settling in the Netherlands. When not writing, I can be found in a museum, biking around Amsterdam, or enjoying a coffee along the canal while planning my next research trip.

My love of travel, art, and culture inspires my award-winning, internationally oriented mystery series—the Zelda Richardson Mystery Series—and standalone stories.

Book Review:Danger Next Door (Red Stone Security #2) by Katie Reus

Danger Next Door (Red Stone Security, #2)
Title: Danger Next Door (Red Stone Security #2) 

Author: Katie Reus

Star: 3 1\2 

Review:
Katie Reus is able to tell a story that will pull readers in right away, bring romance, sexy time, action pack leaving readers feeling a little whiplash but enjoying the ride none the less. The characters are defined right away with the Alpha male and Female in need of help. 
Grant right away is someone reader will feel for as he works those his emotional and physical pain. Belle who wants to find her independence from her controlling and loving family.
Perfect beach read just over 100 pages.

Synopsis:
After an explosion leaves detective Grant Caldwell scarred he quits his job and tries to hide from his well-meaning family while he heals. When Belle Manikas, a beautiful new neighbor, moves in next door with problems of her own he finds himself drawn to her even while he tells himself she’s nothing but trouble. Even though he knows he’d never have a chance with a woman like her—not with his disfigurement—he can’t stay away.

Thanks to severe health problems as a child Belle grew up sheltered and smothered by her loving, if overbearing, family. Now that she’s finally out on her own she plans to wring everything she can out of life. When she sets her sights on her brooding neighbor nothing can stop her from getting him into bed—until a madman fixates on her.

With Grant now working for Red Stone Security, he sees it as his duty to protect her at all costs. Unfortunately a violent criminal is stalking Belle and will stop at nothing until he’s destroyed her.


Kindle Edition113 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by KR Press, LLC

About The Author:
Katie Reus
Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.


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