Category Archives: Thriller/Suspense Reviews

Amber Fang: The Hunted – Book Review

 

Amber Fang is the only vampire she knows of. She lives on the run, hunting down murderers for food and trying to finish her degree in Library Sciences. Amber has mad research skills and stretchy pants, but the world is more complicated than her mother told her.

Amber Fang is a boss ass bitch and I love her. Brutally matter-of-fact and self aware, she spends a lot of time alone in Amber Fang: The Hunted interrogating herself and the world. She is acidly observant and is good company as she and the reader navigate author Arthur Slade’s carefully thought-out and realized urban fantasy landscape.

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Editorial Review – The Company of Demons

 

Title: The Company of Demons

Author: Michael J. Jordan

Genre: Crime / Thriller / Mystery / Suspense

 

John Coleman seems to have his life altogether: he’s a lawyer with his own firm in Cleveland, the city he was raised in, and has a loving wife and a beautiful daughter. But John’s suppression and denial of his dark past catches up with him when his friend is brutally murdered in a manner reminiscent of a serial killer from decades prior.

Fearing for his life, and the life of his loved ones, John is forced to face his traumas as people in the city drop like flies. But when his precautions get him into trouble, he realizes his life is possibly the most at risk.

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The Palm Reader – Book Review

 

The Palm Reader by Christopher Bowron

 

Synopsis:

Jackson Walker once again faces his demons in this haunting sequel to Devil in the Grass. Now working as an investigative lawyer for Peter Robertson, Jack teams with Janie Callaghan to solve the disappearance of a sleazy client specializing in taboo pornography. Meanwhile the evil head of the Church of Satan weaves an intricate web to lure Walker as the sacrificial lamb in an Everglades Black Mass ritual.

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The Renegade Spy – Book Review

 

Do you like James Bond? Lots of action, espionage, organized crime and top agents who always get into trouble with their superiors because they break every available rule?

You’re going to love Sophie Decker. She’s a German intelligence captain about to be fired, when a top-ranking official puts out his hand and gives her a job that will push her to the far edge of her professional skills.

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Editorial Review – Ribbons of Death

 

Title: Ribbons of Death

Author: Edita A. Petrick

Genre: Thriller / Adventure / Science fiction

 

How do you stop terror that doesn’t fight with conventional weapons? How do you combat a myth who simply walks among the people, competing for nothing more than to stay alive? These are the questions government agent Carter must answer when he teams up with Dr. Stella Hunter, a scholar of mythology, to stop the Peacetaker, once assumed to be a legend of the past, before he can strike again.

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Murder, She Wrote: A Date with Murder – Book Review

 

Murder, She Wrote: A Date with Murder by Jon Land

 

Synopsis:

Jessica Fletcher investigates a friend’s murder and a dangerous dating service in the latest entry in the USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series…

Jessica Fletcher takes up the cause of her good friend Barbara “Babs” Wirth after Babs’ husband Hal suffers a fatal heart attack that Jessica has reason to believe was actually murder. At the heart of her suspicions lies a sinister dating site Hal had used while he and Babs were having marital issues–a site that may be complicit in somehow swindling him out of millions.

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Amber Fang: Betrayal – Book Review

 

Ethical vampire Amber Fang is on the hunt for her mother, for answers about her identity, and for a murderer to have for dinner. Everybody seems to have plans for her, and most of them she’d very much like to avoid.

Amber Fang: Betrayal continues the theme of searching for family from Amber Fang: The Hunted and starts calculating the price of finding them. Amber Fang herself is reduced to a wise-cracking kicking machine, flamboyantly unreliable and a danger to everyone around her. She is single-minded in pursuit, like a terrier dragging its leash, and incapable of caring that somebody chases her into traffic until long after they’ve been squished by a bus. Even then, I’m beginning to worry that she doesn’t care as much as she claims to.

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Breathe In – Book Review

 

Synopsis:

Breathe in. Breathe out. This mantra gets Tessa Benson through the day.

The man she loves walks all over her, and she just wants to get by without her heart shattering to pieces. If she could find her voice, she’d scream.

Everything changes in one night, when she’s snatched from the streets and tied to a bed, a camera setup to capture her dying moment. And the person who paid to watch her die…is still out there somewhere.

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Editorial Review – Just Good Clean Fun

 

Title: Just Good Clean Fun

Author: Michael J. Hawron

Genre: Historical Fiction / Spy Thriller / International Intrigue

 

Just Good Clean Fun, by Michael J. Hawron, is a spy thriller set in the 1970s and 1980s. Like many spy thriller novels, Just Good Clean Fun follows a seemingly average (albeit handsome and charming man), who secretly has some extraordinary abilities. Those abilities allow him to fight crime, take down the bad guys, and thwart their plans, to save the world (or at least Australia).

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