Wendy Tyson's version of suspense gets tighter and more anxiety inducing with each book. In DYING BRAND, we get a clearer picture of who Allison CampbWendy Tyson's version of suspense gets tighter and more anxiety inducing with each book. In DYING BRAND, we get a clearer picture of who Allison Campbell was when we first met her in KILLER IMAGE. While in the previous novels the mystery/murder is something that Allison stumbles upon in one capacity or another, in DYING BRAND she is personally part of the mystery and that made me even more vested in the outcome. I won't give any spoilers, but Tyson quite literally had me leaning forward to get closer to the page because I was so nervous for Allison and her companions. Vaughn remains a favorite character and this latest installment only solidifies my love for him. If you haven't preordered DYING BRAND, do that now. You won't be sorry....more
I was lucky because I got to read this early! I begged Susan to send it to me and I just could not put it down. As usual, there's trouble in the LowcoI was lucky because I got to read this early! I begged Susan to send it to me and I just could not put it down. As usual, there's trouble in the Lowcountry and Liz is on the case. A daughter of a prominent family in Charleston has gone missing and the police have stopped looking. Enter Liz and her partner Nate. The closer Liz gets to the truth, the more danger she and those she loves are in.
A quick and fun read that nearly had me texting the author to make sure everything turns out ok for our spunky heroine. Smart with just the right amount of sexiness, LOWCOUNTRY BONEYARD continues the fabulous tradition of the the previous Liz Talbot mysteries....more
I'm lucky in that I got to read this book before anyone else. And all I can say is WOW! As much as I loved KILLER IMAGE, DEADLY ASSETS offers so muchI'm lucky in that I got to read this book before anyone else. And all I can say is WOW! As much as I loved KILLER IMAGE, DEADLY ASSETS offers so much more. Wendy Tyson delves deeper into the makings of the unlikely heroine and amateur private eye, Allison Campbell. Not only do we get to know Allison more, we really get to know Vaughn, Mia, and the rest of the cast of characters that Wendy creates in order to deliver a rich and moving story. But don't let the in-depth character development fool you, this is a fast-paced thriller that will have you flipping (or clicking for you e-readers) pages anxious to see what happens next. I read it on my computer and just couldn't stop after one (ok 20) chapter. I found myself deeply invested in the problems, families and lives of both victims. I won't spoil anything here, but I was utterly surprised by quite a few developments. And I'm hard to surprise as I'm an avid fan of thrillers/mysteries. Wendy Tyson has done the near impossible: created a sophomore effort that exceeds and already fantastic debut. ...more
Rebecca Coleman gets to the heart of her characters with a sensitive and delicate hand. Clara is fully fleshed and the setting, a women's correctionalRebecca Coleman gets to the heart of her characters with a sensitive and delicate hand. Clara is fully fleshed and the setting, a women's correctional facility, is not as limiting as one would suppose as Coleman mines Clara's memories to dig deep into not just the how Clara finds herself behind bars, but the why. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to take the time to understand motivations and forgiveness....more
It has only been within the last year that I've even given any thought to mystery series. Usually I find them too formulaic and I have it all figuredIt has only been within the last year that I've even given any thought to mystery series. Usually I find them too formulaic and I have it all figured out about a third of the way through. And then I wised up to how good mysteries could be. One of the authors that has seriously changed my mind is Wendy Tyson. I loved Killer Image but TSMC is a whole-other fantastic kettle of fish. Delilah and her all female detective agency are incredible. Each character is richly and full developed, so much so that even if the story was bland and formulaic I would've kept reading. Thankfully that is not the case. Delilah and her team have to delve into the world of international human trafficking, Wall Street businesses, the holy Catholic Church, and more. Tyson had me staying up late to see what happened next. Her twists are shocking and brilliant. I cannot recommend it highly enough....more