In the fifth installment of the Lucy Kincaid series, we're introduced to the world of FBI training in Quantico. It all started with a reporter's murder in New York City, a connection to an old case, and takes us back and forth to both places. When Lucy Kincaid's name pops up to connection to the murder, she's been reeled in to help with the case. Meanwhile, while she's still undergoing vigorous training as a FBI trainee, someone's making her nervous and has it in for her, while someone's targeting the FBI and infiltrated the FBI for all the wrong reasons. Things get serious, when one FBI dies and another one's injured. We really get inside the head of Lucy, when she deals with this crisis, while we flashback to Peter McMahon's life being stalked by two people, living on the run, and until present day. There's red hot chemistry between FBI Suzanne Madeaux and Joe De Lucca and great romance between Lucy and Sean Rogan. What a rush!
If you're up for a light read this late spring and summer, Ann Ripley's Gardening Mysteries are the cozies for you. In Mulch, she introduces us to Louise Eldridge and her family. They moved to a ritzy Washington D.C. neighborhood from Bethesda, Maryland. They make waves and new friends, while Bill works for the government and Louise is an organic gardener and freelance writer. When they discover body parts in mulched garden bags, her family's under suspicion. But one of their neighbors has in it for them to keep it quiet. Louise's daughter Janie has a crush on a local neighbor's kid. This is a quick and easy read with a delightful gardening mystery.
In Kevin O'Brien latest thriller, you'll be the edge of the seat with this one. Megan Keeslar faked her own death to escape an abusive husband and started a new life and protected her unborn son. Her husband's been in prison for over a decade and gets out for his revenge on his life and claims his innocense. Now it's up to her to protect her teenage son.But someone who knows her as Lisa Swann knows her real secrets and is after her, killing women who looked like her. And he has a personal agenda to hurt the people who's closest to her and the ones she loved. And with a psychopath on the line, it makes her hard for Megan to keep up with her anonymity and her image out of the public eye. And that's why she's terrified, when she's running from the law and will have to do everything she could to save her life and her own son, even if she has to turn herself in, before she can escape. What a rush!
If you love paranormal romances with a juicy bite, you'll enjoy the Night Huntress series. Meet Catherine "Cat" Crawfield. She's not your typical woman. She's half-human and half-vampire. She's on a mission to kill vampires and search for her vampire father. We really see things from her point of view--her mother's hatred of vamps, her grandparents shunning her, and her fight to become normal. And when she meets Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, they make an unlikely pair. But the chemistry between them is unbelievable. Together, they're destroying the vampires, while the odds are against them to stay together. And in the end, when their lives are at stake, she has to make a hard decision to keep the ones she loved safe for the safe of her own. Cat throws a punch and kicks butt as a night huntress for the undead. You'll root for her too.
Welcome to the world of broadcast journalism. In Prime Time, Hank Phillippi Ryan's takes us inside Charlotte McNally's world. It all started with an email posing as spam. That hooked Charlie on the story of her lifetime to get ready for Sweeps week for her TV station. And when she digs deeper, she becomes embroiled into a bigger scheme. Right in the heart of danger, things are what they seem to be. It's up to her and Franklin to pick up the pieces and connects the dots to this big mystery. And with a side of humor, she gets introduced to Josh Gelston, a college professor, which starts her blooming romance with him. With the powers to be breathing down her neck, it's a race to the finish before they get out-scooped by the newspapers. Plenty of twists and turns in this book to keep you hooked into suspense and guessing to the end.
In Don't Go, Lisa's Scottoline gives us another standalone thriller from her legal thriller series. In this one, this is a moving and heart-breaking novel about Mike Scanlon. We see everything happens from his eyes in a fast-paced page-turner. Mike Scanlon is an orthopedic surgeon and an Army Reservist overseas in Afghanistan. He has a loving wife and a baby daughter named Emily. But when he learns about Chloe's shocking death from a household accident, it changes his world forever. He returns home to his daughter and buries his wife. But he learns some shocking secrets he didn't know about, while he was away. While searching for answers, things have changed for his medical practice, too. Not only did he lose his wife, when he returns back to war, he loses his right arm, too. And it changed him, as he fights to be with Emily. And more surprises comes in store along the way, too. Don't Go is a touching thriller that tug at the heart-strings that deals with Mike's battles at the homefront and the warfront, too.
This is a beautiful heart-warming story about the Hansen family. This family of three heads to New Hampshire to spent one week together on vacation and for Abby's parents to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary. But this isn't any ordinary special occasion. It's going to be one for Helen, Abby and Elliott Hansen to remember. We see it through their eyes, when they deal with Helen's terminal diagnosis of brain cancer, when she has three more months left to life. In Hello Goodbye, we see how Helen deals with her illness, how Abby and Elliott copes with it, when they celebrate with family and friends. For Abby, as a college freshmen home for the summer, she experiences love and a rebellious streak, when she's in a love triangle of her own. For Elliott, it's how he prepares for the future and protects Abby from the truth, until the end. It's really moving. Although I don't reach much literary fiction, this touched my heart. It teaches us about life, love and death.