The Fall of Shannara – The Black Elfstone by Terry Brooks

What an astounding start to the end. “Sometimes the magic works” is a quote from Brooks. He should know, because he performs magic every time he touches his keyboard. I’ve now read all the Shannara novels, the Word novels, and the Landover novels and it is truly hard to find anything negative to say about […]

The Maximum Ride series by James Patterson

This is a nine book young adult series that features six special kids known as ‘The Flock’, led by Max (Maximum Ride). These kids were stolen from their homes and experimented on by some pretty evil scientists and turned into mutants with Avian DNA. This made the kids special in that they had wings and […]

“The Girl Before” by JP Delaney

This book is a double mystery of sorts. Mystery number one: Were people killed? If so, who killed them? This is a psychological thriller about two different women from two different periods that rented out the same London house. Emma was first and Emma was a little flighty and free-spirited. As a rape victim, she […]

“Breakdown” by Jonathan Kellerman

In this psychological thriller, Dr. Alex Delaware is asked by a fellow doctor to evaluate the son of his current patient. The patient, a gorgeous but emotionally fragile television actress loves her son, but is uncaring of the rest of society, continually showing up at various homes, banging on doors or digging in gardens. Dr, […]

“No Man’s Land” (2016) by David Baldacci – A book review

A fascinating and intense drama that starts out as two different story lines. One, a cold case that involves the disappearance of an army investigator’s mother and the other, a hardened criminal just released from prison and his desire to track down enemies. Baldacci weaves both story lines with twists and turns, chapter after chapter. […]

“Watcher” by Roh Morgon (2011)

This book has a little of everything, so I’m not real sure how to classify it. There’s mystery, suspense, action, fantasy, romance and love of family, which creates a dilemma for the main character, Sunny. Sunny is dead. The undead to be precise. Even though the word is never used in the novel, Sunny is […]

“Right Behind You” (2017) by Lisa Gardner – A book review

This is a gritty, intense thriller loaded with unexpected twists. Lisa Gardner will have your heart pumping with her psychological insights of the characters, and her spot on depiction of the poor decisions a couple of teens make throughout the novel, even making those decisions knowing they’re wrong. Telly and Sharlah were born into a […]

“Memortality” (2017) by Stephen Provost

This novel is packed with suspense and involves a “Gifted” young lady that had her legs paralyzed at an early age due to a car accident. Minerva, now wheelchair bound, lives with an abusive mother and a loving brother. Her disability and abuse has left her longing for her childhood friend that perished in the […]

“Innocence” (2014) by Dean Koontz – A book review

This is a multi faceted novel that blends mystery, suspense and intrigue with personal relationships involving phobias. Two characters unknown to each other, both trying to stay alive. Addison, who can’t tolerate eye contact, and Gwyneth, who can’t tolerate being touched. Both on a collision course with death for different reasons. By chance, they meet […]

“The Dry” (2016) by Jane Harper – A Book Review

Australian Author Jane Harper adds Australian slang, terms and locales to this, her debut novel. This is a well written, twisty and an extremely suspenseful murder mystery. A fun read. Intriguing. Federal Agent Aaron Falk, stationed in Melbourne, learns of a murder/suicide involving his best friend, growing up, in his hometown of Kiewarra. He doesn’t […]