This is a character-driven book that packs a hard punch.
The story is about a young man who helps an older woman make a road trip from New Orleans to Nashville.
Once underway we begin to understand the young man, and why he is disillusioned and lost. He is strangely drawn to the family he is helping, but doesn't quite see the danger he is in.
Something of a loose cannon, the woman begins to get under the young man's skin. And lacking the wherewithal to deal with it, tension mounts to an explosive conclusion.
The prose is a times very poetic, the book is atmospheric and the drama very exciting.
A very enjoyable murder mystery, a police procedural with a credible no-nonsense detective. If you enjoy whodunnits, you'll love trying to work out the perpetrator in this latest book by John Dean.
Despite touching on quite a grim topic, this is a well-paced and enjoyable read. Blizzard is the kind of detective I like: he has a heart but keeps it close to his chest (ahem). He sees an opportunity to solve a crime that has troubled him for years, but that takes him into dangerous waters. The victims are mostly dead and buried, but the perpetrators are going to feel the long arm of the law.
A captivating murder mystery by novelist, John Dean
A number of bodies are dug out of an unmarked WWII grave. It should be an open and shut case until forensics reveal that one of the bodies suffered a far more recent death.
DCI John Blizzard investigates and begins to uncover a crime that goes back generations and a desire for revenge that has not waned with time.
Thrilling and evocative, this book melds past and present in a tale of deceit that cuts into the heart of the criminal underworld.
The start of a new trilogy by Lavinia Collins. If you like your Arthurian legend hot and steamy, look no further than these books. Centering on Igraine, the mother of the mythical King Arthur, the novel is full of politics, romance, intrigue and more.
The fifth book in the series and no less tension and suspense than the others. The detectives have a new case that involves a strange figure from Norway. Can the police finger this man before he commits further grave crimes?
Exciting and in parts funny. One to keep.
A good read. Lovable rogue Vint bites off more than he can chew when he gets involved in a small town heist. Although his wits are as sharp as the cut-throat razor he carries, what are the chances he'll get out alive?
When they describe this book as full of action, they are not joking. A great fast-paced easy read with wicked villains and great heroes. Reading Deliverance is like watching a great action movie. It's a classic shoot em up in a modern counter-terrorist setting.
Part coming-of-age drama, part exhilarating action-adventure, this is an excellent tale that transports you do a different time and place.
An amateur archaeologist is set on making a big discovery in the Sahara, but he has more than a harsh climate to battle. He must struggle against all who would have him fail.
This is a good novel with a creepy stalker theme. It is difficult to point to why it is unusual without giving away some of the plot and that would spoil the surprise. Rest assured however, this is gripping and atmospheric.
If Backwoods Ripper had you chewing your knuckles in suspense, Retribution Ridge certainly will not disappoint. But the tension has a deeper psychological twist in Anna Willett's later book, which has the reader sharing in the entrenched distrust that exists between the two sisters at the centre of this story. This is a book that taps into our own fears of past wrongs, which delivers an exciting, pacey read with the kind of eerieness and impending threat about it that will have you reading long past bedtime.
Great end to the series. Delighted to discover that the whole trilogy is available in a single, fat paperback. That's a couple of xmas presents sorted then.
Diane Dickson has surpassed herself in this new suspense thriller.
It is an unusual book, it follows a woman who lives with a bad secret and has a burning desire to atone for a bad deed. When she does, it gets her into even more trouble.
Excellent third book in the series. Can't wait for more.
In this book you are led up a blind alley, thinking you know who the murderer is. But only the brightest readers will guess the true killer.