Category Archives: Thriller/Suspense Reviews

Editorial Review – Written By Blood: Conviction

 

Title: Written By Blood: Conviction

Author: Dwayne Gill

Genre: Action Thriller / Science Fiction

 

Written By Blood: Conviction follows Cane, an assassin who has broken free of the programming of Red Delta, the anti-terrorist government agency who raised him. However, Cane remains haunted by the sins of his past and struggles to adapt to his new life taking work wherever he can find it. Then, a mysterious informant reaches out to Cane to embroil him in a nationwide mystery.

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Final Girls – Book Review

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Title: Final Girls

Author: Riley Sager

Publication Date: July 11th, 2017

Publisher: Dutton

Synopsis: Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls.

Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout’s knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them, and, with that, one another. Despite the media’s attempts, they never meet.

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The Edge of Memory – Book Review

 

The Edge of Memory by Maura Beth Brennan

When your childhood is cut short by murder and treachery, it’s not easy to live a normal life. At the tender age of nine, Harriet witnessed her father beat her mother to death, and she holds herself partially responsible. Still haunted by half-memories, guilt, and disturbing dreams, she has constructed a solitary and joyless existence, with little room for men or romance. Facing her thirtieth birthday, she knows she must do something to change her life.

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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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