The CD audiobook version from Brilliance Audio (Abridged, not that the packaging tells you that), is terrible. Apparently produced in 2011 from the 1995 book, the audiobook on 5 CDs breaks the narration into 99 tracks on each CD, so you get 45 seconds of audio, then a 5-10 second pause while the track changes. … More The Witness, by Sandra Brown
3.5 stars. Tainted Luck is a short YA book featuring a never-been-kissed high school senior named Levi who becomes the reluctant object of the affections of the new girl in school, Taylor. But, Taylor is weird and Goth – and maybe something more dangerous. Levi is drawn into her spell and starts to care about … More Tainted Luck, by Cynthia Austin
Here’s the link to the review on the CrimeFictionLovers.com website! . . . I like the slightly old school feel of Deadly Enterprise. The title is decidedly pulp and gives a good hint as to the kind of story contained within – fast-paced, thrilling and heavy on action. The detectives may be rough around the … More CrimeFictionLovers.com review of Deadly Enterprise
It’s the end of the teens — Happy New Year, and welcome the Roaring 20’s!! If you’re around on New Year’s Day, you can join me on a Facebook page for authors who will be live-chatting about life, literature, and their books. I’ll be live on the site from 2:00 to 3:00 (Eastern US time) … More Happy New Year — join me on Facebook and enter the ebook giveaway!
This book starts out bloody. A serial killer with a yearning to get his hands wet and dirty dispatches a truck driver with a gun and then a knife, leaving a gruesome crime scene for Tampa detectives Sergio and Carly. The reader experiences the kill from the killer’s point of view, and that continues through … More Double Blind, by Dan Alatorre
The story of the meteoric rise and spectacular fall of the start-up blood testing company, Theranos, and its precocious young founder, Elizabeth Holmes, is an amazing story. If it weren’t true, you’d never believe it. Telling that story in a coherent and entertaining fashion is a herculean task that journalist John Carryrou has done wonderfully … More Bad Blood, by John Carryrou
It’s not easy to take a character as (usually) dynamic and interesting as Jack Reacher and write a whole novel from his point of view that is dull, plodding, and lacking in suspense, emotion, or action. But, somehow Lee Child – perhaps on deadline to push out another Jack Reacher “bestseller” – has managed it. … More The Midnight Line by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #22)