Tuesday, August 24, 2010

True Evil

In Greg Iles's True Evil, he delivered us another compelling thriller from him. Set in Mississippi,  before FBI Agent Alex Morse's sister Grace died from a strange stroke, she informed Alex that her husband was responsible for it, and set off a chain reaction of events. After she informed Dr. Chris Shepard that his wife was cheating on him and wanted him dead, he didn't believe her... until later. That's until there was proof of her affair and her connection to her divorce lawyer and his accomplice, who killed people with cancer. When Chris was injected with it, he believed how his wife could be cruel. It was now up to Alex and Chris to stop them before it was too late for them. What an action packed thrill ride!

This was another compelling thriller from the master of suspense himself. I loved the Mississippi settings for the location of this novel. I cared about Chris and Alex and how it brought them together to face an unknown and unlikely evil like no other. This had sent chills down my spine and left me cold in the end, shaking my head. Great drama, good action, suspense, intrigue and mystery!

Will you encounter true evil today? If not, give this book a read today!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Blueberry Muffin Murder

Earlier this year, I've read the first two books in the series. Now I've read the third and immensely enjoyed it. In Blueberry Muffin Murder, Hannah prepares to make the cake for the Lake Eden Winter Carnival. When Connie Mac, a famous and bitter cooking celebrity, comes to town, everyone feels the wrath of her unpleasantness and bossiness. It wasn't until later, when Hannah discovers her in her candy shop, which became a crime scene. Hannah's now on the scene to find out who killed her, and some surprising secrets along the way, until she uncovers another dead body in the lake. Then things became intense, until the murder's after Hannah, someone she knows. Plus, her love triangle heats up between Mike and Norman. Yummy recipes included.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Act of Treason

If you love a great political thriller, you'll enjoy this Mitch Rapp novel. This is the 9th one in the series. Act of Treason dealt with the explosion of a president-elect's brigade, which killed eighteen people. It was up to Mitch and the CIA to find out who was responsible for the hit. In the USA and overseas, Mitch discovered it was most than terrorism. It boiled down to a cover-up from someone close to home, who became a traitor to the country. A great quick read for an edge-of-the-seat thriller.

This one had a lot of intense action in this political thriller. I loved the fact, that this had a political angle as well that went straight to the White House. I loved how Mitch Rapp was there in the scene. I liked the Washington D.C.-Arlington backdrop as well. This was most definitely be a nail-biter and keep you second guessing. Great drama, non-stop action in every page, and plenty of tension to go high.

Ready to stop a traitor? Grab a copy this weekend! 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

As Husbands Go

It's been a few years, since I read a Susan Isaacs novel. In As Husbands Go, Susan Gerstein realizes her husband, Jonah, is missing. A few days later, this mother of triplets, finds out he's been murdered in a call girl's apartment. She questions her husband, her family and friends, on Jonah and his motives. When she discovers the truth, that he didn't cheat on her, she discovers a hidden plot on who killed him and why, once she gotten closure. This novel has its moments with bits of humor and drama.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Murder on a Hot Tin Roof

A few years ago, I read the first Paige Turner series, Murderers Prefer Blondes. It's been a few years since I read another book. Murder on a Hot Tin Roof have been on my TBR list for 2 years. Out of 5 books in the series, this is the fourth one. The last one came out in 2007. But nonetheless, this cozy series takes place in the 1950s to give it some historical fiction flare with delicate details. When Abby and Paige sees Murder on a Hot Tin Roof, the understudy fills in for the lead, who's sick. After his stellar performance, he's found murder. It's up to Paige and Abby to find out who, with an interesting array of characters, when they dig into his past. Plus, Paige deals with her relationship's changes with Dan and a new surprise for her at work. A good read.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Zero Game

This is another great thriller by Brad Meltzer, which deals with politics and a bit of science. In The Zero Game, two congressmen, Matthew Mercer and Harris Saddler, are playing a game of gambling into a betting war. When Mercer is killed, things turned bad to worse. It's up to Saddler to find out who killed him, and what's behind the game behind one bill. With help from a page, Viv Parker, they're on a run from a contract killer, as more deaths pile up on their friends. From D.C. to South Dakota, they discover an unused mine to use and hide from a secret government experiment that might start another world war. A race to the finish, before they're outnumbered to find the truth. What a great thrill ride.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Darling Dahlias

The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree is a new series from Susan Wittig Albert, that has a bit of a historical fiction flare to it--it takes place in the 1930s. And instead of Texas, it's in Alabama. This deals with a gardening club in the fictional town of Darling Alabama. Since Darling was a small town, they knew everyone there. But someone they knew was murdered, they learned secrets and lies of her past life and found out who she was murdered, while dealing with a local ghost. A delightful new mystery series.