Review: Rape Van by Tim Miller


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ReviewStars-4

Read on November 20, 2016

Synopsis: Andy and Bridget like to travel. Their windowless van is their home. Speeding across the Texas countryside they pick up hitchhikers and weary travelers who see the pair as a nice couple showing southern hospitality. However, Andy and Bridget are not what they seem. In their plain looking van, there is no telling which town they will pass through or who will they pick up next.

Bookish Things: 200 pages. The cover is simplistic but very apt. This story is most certainly not for the faint hearted folk.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $2.89 or paperback for $9.99  Continue reading

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Review: Blazing Obsession by Dai Henley


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3 stars

Read from April 11 to 14, 2016 — I own a copy , read count: 1

Synopsis: How would you react if your wife, stepson and baby daughter were murdered in an arson attack and the arsonist was tried and acquitted on a technicality? How would you feel if DNA evidence proved the arsonist’s guilt, but the 800-year-old laws of double jeopardy meant that he couldn’t be retried?

This is a story of obsession, revenge and justice. James Hamilton meets and falls in love with Lynne Burrows, whose ex-husband Nick is a violent, drug-dealing control freak who will not accept that their marriage is over and continually harasses her, and questions their eight-year-old son Georgie constantly about Lynne’s relationships. After Lynne falls pregnant again with James’ child, Nick abducts Georgie and flees to Florida. James and Lynne trick him into returning voluntarily and Nick is arrested on landing at Gatwick. He’s charged and sentenced to seven years.

James and Lynne marry and live a life of bliss for two years, until there is an arson attack on James’ holiday cottage. Four months later, the police charge a small-time criminal and drug dealer. Despite overwhelming evidence, he’s acquitted and never reveals who is behind the arson attack. The obvious candidate is Nick, but he’s still incarcerated and the police can find no evidence linking him to the crime. Sickened by the judge’s decision, James becomes obsessed with getting justice for his family when he discovers that Lynne has been concealing secrets about her past. Together with a private eye and Lynne’s best friend, he plans the perfect retribution against the perpetrators…

Blazing Obsession shows how powerful revenge and obsession are, and how they can result in fatal consequences. The novel, which combines police procedural, legal drama and amateur sleuth genres, will appeal primarily to crime fans. Continue reading

Review: Hold Still by Lisa Regan


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3 stars

Read from March 20 to April 07, 2016, read count: 1

Synopsis: 

After years as a patrol cop, detective Jocelyn Rush is almost immune to the depravity that stalks the meaner streets of Philadelphia…almost. After saving her three-year-old daughter from a carjacking, she ends up in the emergency room—and discovers that Anita, a former prostitute and acquaintance from her old days on the beat, has been hideously mutilated in a brutal assault.

With the help of her partner and Philadelphia’s Special Victims Unit, Jocelyn discovers that Anita isn’t the first victim of these attacks and it looks like she won’t be the last. When the violence hits closer to home, Jocelyn knows she must do whatever it takes to stop the sadistic attacker—even if it means confronting a terrible secret from her painful past.

Award-wining author Lisa Regan’s Hold Still is a captivating thriller that crackles with intensity. Continue reading

Review: Underwater by Julia McDermott


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2 stars

Read from February 29 to March 12, 2016 — I own a copy , read count: 1

Synopsis: After years of guilt over a long-ago tragedy, Candace Morgan is finally poised for success. The CEO of her own women’s shapewear company, she’s about to launch a new swimsuit line—and make a fortune. When she is guilted into loaning her brother a huge sum of money for real estate, she believes she’s simply fulfilling a family promise. In reality, she’s enabling a devious sociopath…and now, she’s roped into the renovation from hell.

For years, Monty Carawan has envied his sister’s wealth. Spiteful and self-centered, he’s convinced that her success came at the expense of his own future. But when the housing market plunges and Candace attempts to disentangle herself from Monty’s mess, her brother’s malicious streak brings the family tension to a dangerous boiling point. Continue reading

Join me in a June reading challenge!


As part of the Aussie Readers group on Goodreads, I’m participating in the June Challenge – Chilly Cozy Crime Winter! Why don’t you check out the rest of the post to find out how you too can participate!

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Necessary Evil ~ My review


Necessary Evil  3 stars

Read from December 08 to 15, 2013

Synopsis: 1990 – Atlanta, Georgia

Is there a serial killer on the prowl? Or is someone just yanking the blindfold off Lady Justice?

“The Bible says, “If men strive, and hurt a woman…
He shall be punished. Though shalt give life for life.
Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand,
Foot for foot, Burning for burning,
Wound for wound, stripe for stripe.”
I say, “Heaven and victims raged
As another beast was set free.
Taking an eye for an eye was left up to me.
If Justice is blind or her hands are bound,
Rejoice, Good Citizens, for I am around.”

It was signed The Avenger in typed print

Now justice had a name and Lt. Dan Mallory and his squad had to stop him from avenging heinous crimes against women.

But The Avenger proved smarter and more deadly than any killer they had ever
tracked. No clues. No forensics. Nothing – but a trail of mutilated bodies of men the courts had set free on technicalities.

Were the victims connected? And were they really victims or just finally paying for their crimes?

Lt. Dan Mallory had his suspicions. Crime reporter James Starr knew more than he should about The Avenger and his victims. And Starr also knew more than he should about Mallory’s past.

New York Times bestselling author Janelle Taylor brings you a psychological thriller that will shock you with its intensity as she takes you into the darkest regions of revenge. When justice really becomes blind, the Avenger steps in and becomes a Necessary Evil

NECESSARY EVIL is not for the faint of heart.

GRITTY DARK GRAPHIC VIOLENT SPELL-BINDING

A page turner that will leave your heart pounding – and make you check the locks on your doors and windows

Warning – this book and its violent scenes and language is for mature audiences only.

NECESSARY EVIL also gifts you with the first chapters from Janelle Taylor’s next psychological thrillers: UNNECESSARY EVIL and DANGEROUS DECEPTIONS Continue reading