Category: mystery/suspense

Review (and a Giveaway!): Uneven Exchange by S.K. Derban

Review (and a Giveaway!): Uneven Exchange by S.K. Derban

Posted April 15, 2016 / 9 Comments

Like fire and ice, Alexandra Callet’s life runs hot and cold. At the age of thirty-three, Alexandra owns a stunning home and a successful interior design company. But she is in love with her business partner, Jake Taylor, and he doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a woman. She should […]


Review: A Fool and His Monet by Sandra Orchard

Review: A Fool and His Monet by Sandra Orchard

Posted April 5, 2016 / 3 Comments

Sketchy politics and a palette of lies can’t stop Serena Jones from exposing the mastermind behind the daring theft of a priceless work of art Serena Jones has a passion for recovering lost and stolen art–one that’s surpassed only by her zeal to uncover the truth about the art thief […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Case of the Clever Secret Code

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Case of the Clever Secret Code

Posted March 14, 2016 / 2 Comments

Buckley and Bogey, Cat Detectives, find their next big case with the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Agency to be their most difficult yet. It all starts one hot summer day, when the boys are sitting in the front window of their Mom’s antique store. That’s when they see a big, black limo crawling up the street and going right through downtown St. Gertrude. So who is in that long, black car? None other than famous movie star, Steele Bronson! And his surprise arrival sends the entire town into a tizzy!




Review: Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

Review: Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

Posted March 2, 2016 / 9 Comments

Dani Pettrey’s first offering in her new series is inventive, action-packed, and extremely well-written. Cold Shot bursts onto the scene with brilliant suspense and compelling characters that make it nearly impossible to put down. In fact, if you are at all prone to biting your nails when tensions are high, you may need to schedule a manicure once you’ve finished reading this novel!


Review (and a Giveaway!): Always Watching by Lynette Eason

Review (and a Giveaway!): Always Watching by Lynette Eason

Posted February 28, 2016 / 69 Comments

Lynette Eason’s latest suspense offering is fast-paced, action-packed, and full of grace. Her writing talent is more than evident in the natural dialogue, the tension, the vivid characters. While romance is definitely present in the story, it never overshadows the suspense, making this an ideal choice both for people who do love kissingbooks and those who don’t.


Review: Two From Isaac’s House by Normandie Fischer

Review: Two From Isaac’s House by Normandie Fischer

Posted February 24, 2016 / 8 Comments

With her lyrical ability to turn a phrase, Normandie Fischer has become a new favorite author for me. The characters develop naturally throughout the course of the story, particularly Tony and Rina who both sharpen their own personal identities despite (perhaps because of) the challenges they face at every turn.



Review (and a Giveaway!): If I Run by Terri Blackstock

Review (and a Giveaway!): If I Run by Terri Blackstock

Posted February 4, 2016 / 13 Comments

This book is perhaps the best suspense novel I’ve ever read. And I don’t say that lightly. I’ve read a lot of suspense novels. I’ve loved a lot of suspense novels. I will love a lot of suspense novels in the future. But … there’s just something really special about this one.


Review: Thin Ice by Irene Hannon

Review: Thin Ice by Irene Hannon

Posted February 1, 2016 / 7 Comments

Thin Ice may very well be my favorite yet of Irene Hannon’s romantic suspense offerings. The romance, the suspense, the action, the characters – and their interactions with each other – are all just top-notch. This is definitely a novel I will keep on my favorites shelf to reread.



Review: A Spy’s Devotion by Melanie Dickerson

Review: A Spy’s Devotion by Melanie Dickerson

Posted January 16, 2016 / 2 Comments

If you’ve spent half a second around me or my blog, you know how much I adore Melanie Dickerson’s fairy tale retellings. You also probably know how much I adore Regency fiction, especially those books that make my Jane-Austen-loving heart smile. Combine Melanie Dickerson and Regency fiction?!? Yep. I’m pretty much on cloud 9.


Review: Paralyzed by Alana Terry

Review: Paralyzed by Alana Terry

Posted January 15, 2016 / 3 Comments

Alana Terry is a very unique writing voice in Christian suspense fiction. She’s not afraid to tackle the tough stuff, and the faith element is very strong. However, don’t mistake “very strong” for “preachy” or “political”. In fact, just about the time I thought it could cross over into preachy territory, the author threw in a curve ball that kept the character and the story from becoming a caricature.


Review (Plus a Giveaway!): Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble

Review (Plus a Giveaway!): Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble

Posted January 13, 2016 / 6 Comments

WOW! Colleen Coble is one of my go-to romantic suspense authors for a reason! Between Mermaid Moon and The Inn at Ocean’s Edge (the first book in the Sunset Cove series), I have been spellbound for the past two days & on the edge of my seat from the suspense!


Top Ten Tuesday: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

Top Ten Tuesday: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

Posted January 12, 2016 / 46 Comments

This week’s edition of “Top Ten Tuesday” (hosted as always by The Broke and the Bookish) is brought to you by those books I meant to read in 2015 but …umm… didn’t.

Yet.

I’m looking at you, 2016.

The Year of the TBR pile.


Review (plus a Giveaway!): The Suspect’s Daughter by Donna Hatch

Review (plus a Giveaway!): The Suspect’s Daughter by Donna Hatch

Posted January 11, 2016 / 2 Comments

While The Suspect’s Daughter can easily be read as a stand-alone novel (I read this fourth book first and had no problems following along), the characters are much better appreciated when seen through the lens of the preceding books in the ROGUE HEARTS series. Donna Hatch graciously gave me copies of those first three books so I could catch up with all of Grant’s brothers. I’m going to do a mini-review for each one in a second, but let me just say about the whole series – WOW! Keep. Your. Fans. (and freezers) Nearby. All 4 books are a KissingBook Level 5


Review: The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah E. Ladd

Review: The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah E. Ladd

Posted January 9, 2016 / 9 Comments

Sarah Ladd delivers another breathtaking story of suspense and romance, with characters who step off the page and into your heart. You will be captivated by Camille’s story – your emotions engaged – as you cheer and swoon and even shed a few tears along the way. Fans of Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, Julie Klassen, and Carrie Turansky will find a new favorite in Ladd’s books. The Curiosity Keeper is a marvelous place to start your collection.


Review (and Giveaway): When Love Matters Most by Kate James

Review (and Giveaway): When Love Matters Most by Kate James

Posted January 7, 2016 / 20 Comments

I love the characters in Kate’s K-9 Trilogy! (And oh please tell me that Logan’s story is next!) When Love Matters Most focuses on Sergeant Rick “PitBull” Vasquez and veterinarian Madison Long, both of whom we met in the first K-9 book When The Right One Comes Along (which, incidentally, made my list of Best Books of 2015!


Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016: Mystery/Suspense

Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016: Mystery/Suspense

Posted December 30, 2015 / 16 Comments

All week here on the blog, I’m talking about the books coming out in the first half of 2016. Monday, I gave you my contemporary “can’t waits”, Tuesday was the historicals’ turn.

Today I am pleased to present my list of the mystery/suspense books I’m most excited about from January to June 2016!