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Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
Where to begin? This will probably be the longest review I'll ever write. I should start by saying this book was given to me as a gift. I'd read all t ...more
Jun 17, 2012
Jun 17, 2012
Heat Wave (Nikki Heat, #1)
I enjoy the TV show Castle, which is why I bought this book. However, for me, this book falls short of the show. (Rare, since I prefer reading to TV.) ...more
Nov 07, 2009
Nov 05, 2009
The Burning (Maeve Kerrigan, #1)
I have mixed feelings about this book. It was not the psychological thriller I expected. The pace is fairly slow and is more of a whodunit, police pro ...more
Aug 12, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
Bull Mountain
Some books you read, other books you experience. This is one you experience.

Brian Panowich has a natural feel for setting and characterization. Rather
Mar 17, 2015
Mar 15, 2015
The One That Got Away
Survivor's guilt and post traumatic stress have left our heroine slightly damaged, though not in the timid, skittish way often portrayed in this type ...more
Feb 10, 2015
Feb 11, 2015
The Seventh Child
As a reader, I always want to love a book. I certainly don't start a novel with the hopes that it will bore me to tears. But this one nearly did just ...more
Mar 10, 2014
Mar 06, 2014
Helen of Sparta
In simplest terms, I loved everything about this book.

First, Carosella has a natural gift for storytelling. We're taken on a journey, the story unfol
Mar 13, 2015
Mar 15, 2015
Crow Hollow
This book is a dramatic, poignant look at Colonial life in early New England. I was completely enthralled from start to finish.

First, the author's res
May 14, 2015
May 14, 2015
Trust Your Eyes
The premise for this book fascinated me, and the opening pages sucked me right in. Barclay is, no doubt, a talented author and knows how to weave a go ...more
Oct 07, 2012
Aug 28, 2012
Woman with a Gun
I have been a fan of Phillip Margolin's writing for many years. I normally find his characters and their stories compelling. This time, though, I just ...more
Oct 13, 2014
Oct 13, 2014
Dragon's Triangle
This book did not work for me at all. My complaints are many:

First, there is a complete lack of character development. I had no idea who these charact
May 15, 2014
May 14, 2014
Red on Red
If you want gripping suspense or fast-paced mystery, don't look here. This story does not move quickly. Instead, it forces readers to take their time, ...more
Feb 25, 2011
Jan 18, 2011
Little Visible Delight
I sometimes find anthologies difficult to rate, since the quality of writing can vary tremendously from one author to the next. With this collection, ...more
Dec 15, 2013
Dec 12, 2013
While the Savage Sleeps
This book is a lot of things - thriller, suspense, mystery with a twist of paranormal. We even find a little romance along the way. But the biggest la ...more
Nov 23, 2010
Aug 30, 2010
Hidden Doors, Secret Rooms
This book is well-written, with a unique plot that will leave you thinking about the possibilities long after you read the last page.

The pace is a con
Sep 26, 2014
Sep 26, 2014
Blood Oath (Nathaniel Cade, #1)
Blood Oath is not your typical, light vampire novel. Farnsworth's writing could easily stand beside all of today's best thriller and suspense authors. ...more
Jul 19, 2010
Apr 20, 2010
If you're looking for a sexy vampire with any sort of redeeming qualities, you won't find it here. And this book is absolutely not for sensitive or sq ...more
Oct 10, 2010
Oct 06, 2010
Guilt by Association (Rachel Knight #1)
Given Marcia Clark's law background, I was looking forward to a great legal mystery, along with some courtroom drama. This book did not live up to my ...more
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
Asylum Lake
I saw glimmers of greatness in this book, though they were overshadowed by some not so great stuff.

What I liked: The characters are each unique and th
Nov 17, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
Shadow Boys
Rating a book can be difficult at times, and this book is one of those times for me. It started out as a solid 4 stars. Hunsicker has a firm grasp on ...more
Nov 06, 2014
Nov 06, 2014
The Devil Wears Scrubs
No doubt Freida McFadden is a talented and entertaining author. In The Devil Wears Scrubs, she shows us what it's like to be a medical intern at a hos ...more
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
House of Echoes
I love old-fashioned, scary stories. No vampires or zombies. No gratuitous gore. Just a realistic story that makes me shiver with dread. With that in ...more
Apr 04, 2015
Mar 28, 2015
Duncan's Diary: Birth of a Serial Killer
Written in the first person, Duncan's Diary is like opening a serial killer's journal, which begins at the time he first embarks on his new "hobby". T ...more
Apr 22, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
Stranger at Sunset
With Stranger at Sunset, Eden Baylee's focus is on the characters. That's not to say that the plot suffers any sort of neglect. In fact, I think the o ...more
Jul 02, 2014
Jul 02, 2014
All The Pretty Girls
This is J.T. Ellison's first novel, though you'd never know it. Ellison writes likes she's got a string of bestsellers behind her.

I found the characte
Oct 25, 2009
Oct 17, 2009
Witches Protection Program
This is one of those fun reads that is the perfect distraction from our often too serious lives. We have witches, both good and bad, a secret organiza ...more
Jul 23, 2015
Jul 23, 2015
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Redeemers
What if that bum you walk by every day is a brilliant saxophonist? Or suppose the slacker kid washing dishes at your local diner has enormous potentia ...more
Nov 15, 2010
Nov 14, 2010
Rock'n'Roll Suicide (Jack Lockwood mysteries)
Murder, rock music, musicians from the seventies, and John Lennon conspiracy theories. This book had a lot to live up to for me, and it succeeded bril ...more
Nov 20, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Senseless Confidential
Senseless is a laugh-out-loud comedy, with a generous sprinkling of mystery and suspense. But it's also a sort of adult coming-of-age story, filled wi ...more
May 28, 2012
Jun 01, 2012
Humber Boy B
This is a compelling story that explores the complexities and entanglements of crime and justice when the 'bad guys' are children. The chapters altern ...more
Jul 05, 2015
Jul 05, 2015
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