If you love great fast-paced romantic suspense novels, you'll love this one by Andrea Kane. In I'll Be Watching You, Taylor Halstead is being stalked and terrorized by a psycho who's obsessed with her, and will do anything to get closer to her... even kill people close to her. It started with her cousin's death and escalated from there. Meanwhile, she falls in love with Reed Weston, a handsome lawyer who helps her out. This is one of the finest ones from her yet.
In the latest installment of the Alex Delaware mystery series, Deception deals with the death of Elise Freeman, a prep school teacher, and what façade she had in the school. Looks can be deceiving for more than one person in this story line, when there's many twists and turns to make you go for a wild ride. This is another fine page-turner for sure. You'll love it.
The Villa of Mysteries is one of the earlier books in the Nic Costa series. But nonetheless, it's a great read, with excellent settings in Italy, to make you picture yourself there. It has plenty of great action, when it deals with a missing person, that's connected to a sixteen-year-old murder, and with nasty nefarious characters from the mob. Plenty of suspense in every page-turning chapter, scene and part. Whether you're just starting or have read other books in the series, it's a great read.
It's been two years, since I last read a great Stella Cameron novel. I always enjoyed her Bayou novels set in Louisiana. Cypress Nights deals with Bleu Laveau, who came from a bad marriage, and wants to build a new parish school to teach in, when someone's dead straight against it. Meanwhile, she falls in love, and learns to love again with Roche Savage. Plenty of drama, action, suspense, and romance, all wrapped up in a great romantic suspense novel. I'll be reading two more of her books later this year.
I don't really read much YA books these days. Dark Birthright has been on my TBR list for a year or so and thought I'll give it a shot. Besides YA, it's a cross of historical fiction and fantasy, set in Scotland in the 1600s, when a baby is born into a fisherman's family, and learns he's a true heir to a lord, when he carries the Second Sight and fell in love with a Wiccan witch. It has drama, passion, action, romance, well-detailed research to back it up, and a delightful read, whether you read YA or not. Enjoy!
I won Mr. Twilight, a few years ago at a online conference's contest. I thought it was time to read it and try it out. This is a cross between sci fi and fantasy, when Colin, a soul who hasn't crossed over yet and going after Lilith, his love, when someone opened a rift to let bad things happen. From there, it's up to Colin, an angel named Zoel, a demon named Asdeon, and a shaman named Gabrielle, to fight those forces, when a few people have died, even if they have to join forces with the police. In the end, at the battle of Good vs Evil, there's a shocking twist to the end. I thought this was all right, somewhere around 2.5 stars. It gets an average rating for me.
If you love thrillers with a shocking twist, you'll love Buzz Cut by James Hall. It's set in the Florida Keys on a cruise line, when a serial killer has a way of words with his vocabulary, and uses voltage shocks to kill his victims. It's up to Thorn and Sugarman to stop him before he commits more crimes. There's a dab of romance and lots of great drama, not scary like Koontz in anyway. A great start to a new thriller series.
The Silent Sea is another great Clive Cussler adventure for the Oregon Files, when Juan Cabrillo and his crew are after another ship from our history. Only they're after Argentinian soldiers, who are illegally drilling in Antaractica. Another compelling quick action-adventure on the high seas and abroad. Lots of drama and action for a great pageturner.
Dark Paradise is one of her earliest novels, before she wrote thrillers. I consider it a romantic suspense. It has all the drama of a thriller and passion for a romantic suspense novel. Mary Lee Jennings leaves California to meet her friend Lucy in New Eden, Montana. Little did she know, she discovers her friend's dead, and learn the shocking truth of her secrets, putting herself in danger on living on a ranch life, and falling in love with a stubborn cowboy. A great read to enjoy any day of the year.
If you love high-paced thrillers, you'll love Quantico by Greg Bear. Although my library has labeled it sci fi/fantasy, it's actually a near-futuristic thriller, when a group of FBI recruits and a bioterrorism expert are up against some home grown terrorists in a time of war. From a raid going wrong, they learn who they're up against and what's he all about--this book has the great adrenalin like Vince Flynn and the action like Brad Thor. This is a good read for sure.
If you love a good mystery or thriller with a twist, you'll enjoy Carl Hiaasen's Tourist Season. It has a bit of dark humor thrown into mayhem and not really classified as horror. Set in Southern Florida, it's up to Brian Keyes, an ex-reporter turned PI to stop a local terrorist cell from kidnapping or killing tourists in general, all for the name of driving the tourists away from Florida with an environmental slant to it. Some parts may be a bit gruesome, but not too hard core. It's a nice read.