Thursday, October 5, 2017

Racing on a Wire

In Inge Moore's Racing on a Wire, this captivating woman's fiction deals with matters of the heart and finding where you belong. Meet Lucky, she's a young Muslin teenage girl who's been wanting a family to take her in and make her their own. She finally finding it in Solana as her adoptive mother, but that's when her dream had turned into a nightmare. Her foster father had taken adventure of her and had committed incest. This has forced her to take drastic action and run away far from home. That's when she worked on the race track and helped the jockeys with the horses. She had made new riend especially a dwarf named Robbie, who showed her the way. When she learns she's pregnant, she tries to commit her suicide and lands in the hospital. While she heals from her wound, she decided on what to do with this unwanted pregnancy and creates a fantasy for her, while she flashes back to when she was known as Virginia Seewell, before this incident had happened. Slowly, she builds a relationship with Robbie and tries to forgive her foster father. But when she returns home to make amends, she learns nothing's all what it seams to be with a heart-breaking decision in the end.

This was a compelling novel that deals with so many heart-wrenching topics from adoption to rape/incest and finding love and a belonging. I cared for Lucky and how she found her way from becoming a young woman by making a name for herself. I did like diverse the story was with having Lucky as a Muslim girl in Canada to Robbie as being vertically challenged, when they find their way to each other as an unlikely couple. I didn't like Solana and Abu at all. I did like the intriguing and picturesque locations and vibrant settings in Canada from the race track and beyond. I did like the horse names too. This would pull your heart-strings real taut and make you cry. This has drama, non-stop action, suspense and a hint of romance.

Will you be watching the horses race in Racing on a Wire today?



Sunday, October 1, 2017

Hush Money

In T.E. Woods's Hush Money, the first installment in the Hush Money mystery series, this debut would take you into the nitty-gritty world of cutthroat politics. Sydney Richardson is the proud owner of two restauants, Hush Money and Ten-Ten. At the night of the grand opening, it became a hit became the Madison crowd, except for the Mayor's wife who made a scene. And someone had killed Mayor Millerman on the same night. When Sydney's server and friend Wanda "Windy" Fields is found concussed with blood on her hands, she became the prime suspect of the Mayor's murder. As Sydney took care of business with a world-renowned chef, it was up to Sydney to help her friend out and hire Andrew Conyer to represent her.  While the evidence looked grim in Windy's favor of guilt, she did her best to put together the pieces of who wanted to kill the mayor, she learned more secrets of dirty politics on what he may be loved in Madison, some people had an ax to grind with him. She had growing feelings for Clay Hawthorne, a  pub that houses jazz music, and became curious on the identity of her birth parents. When they had gotten closer to the truth of the mayor's dirty secrets, things got dicey when someone shot at her and at her best friend Veronica. As Sydney put things together, she couldn't believe who was it all along and right under her nose with a twisted ending.

This was a great debut from T.E. Woods. I instally cared for Sydney and how she managed to handle two restaurants and to take care of a crisis on her doorstep. I did think her mother and Veronica were a hoot, while I did think Roland was a bit hot-headed like Gordon Ramsey. I did like her with laid-back Clay, though I can see a possible love triangle between them and Rick, the K-9 cop. I did love the vivid locations of the Madison scene with gripping scenes from the restaurants to Sydney's home. This fast-paced paced turner will make you shake your head, grimace and groan, gasp and sigh at every twisted turn. This has non-stop action, suspense, intrigue, and a dollop of romance.

Will you stop by Hush Money today?

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Pandemic

In Daniel Kalla's Pandemic, this thriller debut packs a bunch with a cross of a medical thriller and a military thriller combined in real life true topics in today's world. Dr. Noah Haldane was a doctor for the World Health Organization and travels the world, when there's a major epidemic health concern. While he dealt with his wife's affair and confused sexuality, he also wanted to be there for his young daughter Chloe. At the news of an outbreak in the Gansu province of China, he joins the other WHO doctors to deal with this major outbreak and contain it. After they had taken care of business, it wasn't the end of it. Hazzam Kizzir and Abdul Sabri have plans to spread this virus worldwide in an act of war, while Cairo Police Chief Achmed Eleish was on the hunt for Kizzir. When word had spread it had arrived in London, the world stood still and prepared for the worst. From there, that's when Noah met Dr. Gwen Savard who worked for the Department of Bioterrorism and joined forces to deal with this bad viral outbreak. In an instant, there's a chemical attraction between them, even after they've been quarantined for a few days. When they thought the worst would be over, it had spread to Asia, Canada and even the USA. That's when they come up with a plan to stop the bioterrorists and make a viable medicine to cure all before it's too late. In the end, it's a shocking ending to fight for their country, even if their lives depended on it.

This was a fantastic and mind-blowing medical thriler debut. I cared for Gwen Savard and Noah Haldane together and alone. I had found Gwen charming and full of life, while I worried about Noah's wife conflictions on who she wanted to be with. I did feel sorry for Chloe. I did  like some of the central characters like Duncan and Alex Clayton. I loved the various locations and settings throughout the world for this epic thriller to take place. It was very vivid and picturesque from every bright lit place to a dark corner. This would have you at the edge of the seat and leave you breathless from start to finish with non-stop action, drama, a spark of romance, and pleny of intrigue.

Will you be a victim of this pandemic today?



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Unspeakable

In Kevin O'Brien's Unspeakable, this thriller will sent you chills straight to the core for unspeakable acts and twisted turns. When Collin Cox, a former child star, seeks Olivia Barker help for a problem, it had set a chain reaction of cold-hearted acts in motion.  Young Collin witnessed the murder of his mother and her boyfriend, which had remained unsolved. Then he lived with his grandmother and grandfather in their home. But things aren't what they seem to be for him. For Olivia, she became curious on Collin's situation and took him on, while she had dealt with some issues of her home--like her husband cheating on her with a younger woman. And she believed  that his mistress was out to get her out of the pitture and to have him forself with red-hot jealousy. After Collin's friend Gail hynoptized  him at her home, it had released the confession of a cold-blooded killer named Wade Grinnell from fifty years old. As soon as it had unleashed it, bad things start to happen to Olivia and to Collin, especially to the closest of them, when it ended up as murder. Since Collin had nothing to do about it, he had someone looking out for him as his former cop friend did the same for Olivia as well. As they both gotten closer to the truth, the real killer resurfaces to silence his old secret. In the ending, it would blow you out on how it was and why.


This was a bone-chilling and intriguing thriller from start to finish. I did feel sorry for Collin and Olivia, who had gotten caught up and hurt by the people closest to them. I didn't like Corinne one bit.  I was glad that Collin could have peace of mind in the end--and the same for Olivia, too. I did like the locations throughout Washington State from Seattle and beyond with vivid scenic settings to put you there. This would twist your heartstrings and feel cold all over with an accelerated heart rate, gasp, and numb from head to toe with non-stop action, drama, intrigue, suspense, and lots of chills.

Will you be tempted to read Unspeakable today?


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Templar Brotherhood

In James Becker's The Templar Brotherhood, the third installment in the Lost Treasure of the Templars thriller series, this would take you on a wild ride from start to finish. For British couple David Mallory and Robin Jessop, they travel across the country to find the deepest and darkest secrets of the Knights Templar. Robin, an antiquarian, and David, a historian, match wits and discover hidden truths. It all started with a secret passport from one of the former Knights that was remained a treasure chest. From there, they had to decode the mystery and go on a scavenger kind of some kind to find some clues. Hot on their heels is the Domicians who want to stop them and kill them dead for a priceless momento for their benefactor. They also hire Gary Marsh to spy on them, who later switched sides to give them the heads-up on their enemies. As they piece together the puzzles of this historical enigma, they unearthed the story behind the head on the painting and the religious overtones that lead to Jesus. Right between them, it's a battle of wits and brawns to get to the dark tunnels and dig up the greatest treasure trove of them all, even if it's a matter of life and death in the end.


This is a great action-adventure thriller to read. I did care for Robin and how passionate she is for the love of antiquities. I do think that's Mallory is a bit pompous and winded, since he talked a lot through the novel in a matter-of-fact way. That's a bit off-putting to me. I did like the concept of lost treasure, hidden codes, and a scavenger hunt across the country. The imagery was stunning from England to Italy on this wild good chase.  But this is fast-paced and exhilerating to take you on a journey that would make you tilt your head to your side, raise brows, gasp, groan and sigh. It has non-stop action, plenty of adventure, intrigue and a lot of drama.

Will you be curious to know more about the Templar Brotherhood?

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Love, Honour and O'Brien

In Jennifer Rowe's Love, Honour, and O'Brien, the first installment in the Holly Love cozy mystery series, you'll be in for a surprise and have a good laugh at it too. Holly Love had met the man of her dreams, when she prepared to marry Andrew McNish. But before she knew it, he took off on her on her wedding day--and he had taken all of her money and belongings with him too. Besides herself with disbelief, Holly has no money, no place to life or food to eat. Set out to track Andrew Nish, she hired a PI named O'Brien. While she waited to get answers from him in a few days, he turned up dead in his office. Nowhere else to go, she temporarily took shelter in his home and fed his parrot. That's when she met a new friend named Abigail Honour, a psychic who had predicted a fortune for her. As she was in attempts to track him down, a woman named Una Maggott needed O'Brien's services to help her find somebody in Mealey Marshes. Unbeknownest to her, she had became entangled into a web of lies to look for McNish in her house and prove that somebody was out to get her. Under the guise of Holly Cage as a PI, she met Una's house mates and look for clues there. She also became hired by Trevor Purse, a butcher, who believes his wife is cheating on him. When Holly tracked his wife down, they became ensnared into a trap with menancing thugs who tailed her to Una's home... looking for McNish as well. That's when things become entangled and unraveled as the truth comes out with Holly's identity and later what Una kept secrets besides lies of her own in a surprisng ending.

This was a charming and humours new cozy series debut from Jennifer Rowe. They were one too many good scenes that would make you laugh your heart out. I did care for Holly and her plight to look for Andrew, but come up short-handed as an unlicensed PI. I did think Abigail was a hoot and Una was a nasty old woman. I did love the vast scenic settings and location in Australia that came to life for me. This would make you shake your head, wrinkle your nose, gasp and groan throughout the novel. This has action, non-stop drama, plenty of good laughter and a hint of mystery.

Will you take a chance on Love, Honour and O'Brien today?


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Other Girl

In Erica Spindler's The Other Girl, her newest thriller yet to date is so twisted and compelling, it would make your head spin. Fifteen years ago, Miranda "Randi" Rader was a troubled teenage girl who had gotten into trouble. When someone picked her up, she cried rape. And no one believd her. Now, she's a grownup and a detective for the Harmony PD on a most disturbing case. When she and her partner, Detective Jake Billings, arrived on the crime scene of a murder college professor, things aren't what they seem to be. While they worked the case, she discovered a news clippings from fifteen years ago that thrown her back in the past. Now her boss, Chief Buddy Cadwell, questioned her, since she had no gloves on the scene of the crime. Later on, she discovers a haunted link to her past, when he's been identified as Richard Stark, the same person who tried to rape her. And she couldn't stop thinking about the other girl who she tried to find help for back then. As Jake and Miranda become closer as intimate lovers, and her brother reaches out to her about her no-good mother, it had put her in a quandary. While she confides in her best friend Summer who bartends at her own bar, things go bad to worse as new daunting evidence turn up with another blast from her past wounded up dead. As Cadwell turns up the heat on her, she put together the pieces from that one night and waits for it to clink it. In the end, when thought she had it figured out, Miranda never believed how close she was and who had done it and why.


This was another mind-blowing and twisted new thriller from Erica Spindler. This one would leave you in suspense straight in the end. I did care for Miranda and Summer. I loved how she took charge of the situation, when she might've crossed the line a few times. I did think Jake was a stud muffin who cared about Miranda and how he lent her a hand. I really loved the picturesque and vibrant eye-catching scenic locations in Harmony, Louisiana. It had put me right there in the action, front and center. This would make you out of breath, gasp, groan, swoon, and perhaps hold onto your seats with non-stop action, suspense, intrigue, and a spark of romance along the way.

Will you remember who the Other Girl is today?