Title: The Scopas Factor
Author: Vincent Panettiere
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
In The Scopas Factor, a lost Hmong story cloth stitched by a Laotian refugee takes the world by storm. What was once an expression of pain and suffering becomes a commodity that leads to theft and murder. This crime-mystery novel takes its characters across the globe to return the stolen fabric to its rightful owner and restore its creator’s legacy.
Continue reading Editorial Review – The Scopas Factor
Title: Final Girls
Author: Riley Sager
Publication Date: July 11th, 2017
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.
Continue reading Final Girls – Book Review
In the Line of Duty by Carolyn Arnold
He devoted his life to seeking justice. But would she get any for him?
It was an ordinary day for police officer Barry Weir. It was the end of shift, he was tired, and he just wanted to get home to his wife and kids. But someone had other plans for him, shooting him down and forcing him to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Continue reading In the Line of Duty – Book Review
His Guilty Secret by Helene Fermont
Secrets & Lies Are Dangerous.
When Jacques’s body is discovered in a hotel room his wife, Patricia, suspects he has been hiding something from her.
Continue reading His Guilty Secret – Book Review
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorned. Or so the poem goes. One lying man is about to find out that when the woman scorned is a witch, Hell’s fury is only one of his problems.
Continue reading Payback’s a Witch – Book Review
Murder, She Wrote: A Date with Murder by Jon Land
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.
Continue reading Murder, She Wrote: A Date with Murder – Book Review
Title: Thursday’s Child
Author name: Joseph Wurtenbaugh
Genre: Literary Fiction / Romance / Business Intrigue / Legal Thriller
This is an epic story, seasoned with mystery and romance, of how Adele Elizabeth Jansen’s life transforms slowly but irrevocably after meeting author, poet, polymath, and unrecognized genius, Thomas Newcombe.
Continue reading Editorial Review – Thursday’s Child
The Curse of Arundel Hall
(A Yellow Cottage Vintage Mystery Book 2)
One ghost, one murder, one hundred years apart. But are they connected? Ella has discovered a secret room in The Yellow Cottage, but with it comes a ghost. Who was she? And how did she die? Ella needs to find the answers before either of them can find peace. But suddenly things take a nasty turn for the worse. Ella Bridges has been living on Linhay Island for several months but still hasn’t discovered the identity of her ghostly guest.
Continue reading The Curse of Arundel Hall – Book Review
Robin and Roe are new parents. Their newborn daughter, Sophie is proving to be a handful, Roe’s mother helps by paying for Virginia Mitchell, to come to their rescue for the first few weeks. Virginia is accommodating and steps in when Robin has to go out of town for work. Too bad she goes missing, and a dead body is found in the backyard.
Roe doesn’t want to worry Robin, so she keeps the fact that she is suffering from a severe case of the flu. A couple of nights after Robin leaves Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying, and Virginia is nowhere to be found. Roe and her brother. Philip searches the house and the backyard. What they find is a dead woman, but it isn’t Virginia. She doesn’t recognize the mystery woman and doesn’t know what happened to Virginia. Is she alive, or like the unknown woman in the backyard, is her body out there waiting to be found?
Continue reading Sleep Like a Baby – Book Review
Title – Blood Moon
Author – John David Bethel
Genre – Crime Thriller
Length – 451 Pages
Publication – December 2016
My Rating – 4/5 Stars
On a hot, steamy afternoon in Miami, Cuban-American businessman Recidio Suarez is brutally beaten and abducted. Handcuffed, shackled and blindfolded, he has no idea why he has been targeted. What he discovers is heart-stopping. What he endures during almost a month of captivity compares only to the most horrendous stories of prisoners of war. He is tortured, and under the threat of death, and worse – the rape of his wife and torture of his children – Suarez is forced to hand over his multi-million dollar holdings to his captors.
Continue reading Blood Moon – Book Review