I loved this book! I have been an avid F. Paul Wilson fan for years and think Repairman Jack is one of the most inventive characters ever written. ThiI loved this book! I have been an avid F. Paul Wilson fan for years and think Repairman Jack is one of the most inventive characters ever written. This penultimate book, leading up to Nightworld, where the final battle will take place, was well paced and thoroughly engaging. What will happen? Will Glaeken and Jack be able to stop Rasalom now that the dark is coming? It seems hopeless. But we're talking about Jack here, so maybe there is a glimmer of hope. I can't wait to find out! But it will be so awful when the final page is turned and I know there will never be another Repairman Jack adventure....more
I have long been a fan of Stephen King, even when he failed to produce the perfect novel. But we won't get into the few that didn't meet my expectatioI have long been a fan of Stephen King, even when he failed to produce the perfect novel. But we won't get into the few that didn't meet my expectations.
11/22/63 is a departure from what we've come to expect from Steve (I've been reading him for so long that I feel I have earned the privilege of calling him Steve). Very little spooky stuff here but a story rich in detail that keeps one turning the pages. At heart, I think Steve is a romantic and there is romance in this story. Her name is Sadie - don'tcha just love it? There is hardship, adventure, nostalgia, courage and above all else, excellent writing. There is also a glimpse (albeit a tiny one) into the mind of Stephen King and the way he feels about things happening now in our country.
I loved this book. From the first page to the last, I was completely enthralled with Jake/George and all of the people he met. It ended all too soon for me....more
A serial killer is on the loose and he's stealing the uterus of his victims. Yeah - weird. Obviously, the story revolves around finding out who the kiA serial killer is on the loose and he's stealing the uterus of his victims. Yeah - weird. Obviously, the story revolves around finding out who the killer is. Enter FBI profiler Kent Harbinger and his former love, police detective Nicole Usher. Great opening scene, with Kent hot on the trail of the next victim - he's one of those savants who can get into the mind of the killers he's tracking and figure out who the next victim is. But alas, he's too late to save her and he's almost mistaken for the perp when he's found in an alley beating on the victim in a vain attempt to revive her.
This is a very different kind of story. I give it 4.5 stars - not a 5 because I've got to say that I wasn't too fond of the character of Kent, the profiler. Thought he was a jerk - but an interesting jerk. I also wondered what in the hell Nicole ever saw in him - and continued to see in him. But hey, that's real life sometimes. This is a rather bizarre story, but bizarre in a good way. It kept me turning the pages and the ending - well, the ending was REALLY bizarre, but satisfying in a creepy, oddball way. I liked it!
A lot of Indie stuff out there is poorly formatted and poorly written. Being an Indie author myself, it always makes me angry when people paint all of us with that wide brush. Carolyn McCray did an excellent job of producing a clean, error-free story with well defined characters and a quirky take on serial killers. Great job! ...more
This was a well-written murder mystery that kept me turning the pages - well, I flipped them on my Kindle! T.J. Brearton set a good pace and kept it gThis was a well-written murder mystery that kept me turning the pages - well, I flipped them on my Kindle! T.J. Brearton set a good pace and kept it going throughout the book. The characters were well delineated, the writing was crisp and there was a great sense of atmosphere. A bit of geek talk that a reader could actually understand was part of the story and Brearton kept even the geekiness interesting. Just when you think you know what's going on, a new avenue appears.
The author captured the difficulties encountered in a marriage where a step-child is involved and portrayed believable emotions when the parents - both the biological and the step - have to face the worst a parent will ever have to face: the death of a child in a horrific manner.
If I were to offer a critique, the only one I can think of is a character was dressed in a linen pantsuit in the winter - that's the only thing that didn't fit. Otherwise, I found the story to be captivating - so I'll forgive the linen pantsuit!
This was my first book by T.J. Brearton, but it won't be the last one I'll read. It's a keeper!...more
I really liked this story. It began with a bang and then moved at just the right pace - not too fast, not too slow, but just right. I was intrigued byI really liked this story. It began with a bang and then moved at just the right pace - not too fast, not too slow, but just right. I was intrigued by the cast of characters and never quite sure who could be trusted - much like the protagonist. There were some interesting twists, some unexpected turns and plenty to keep me turning the pages to find out what would happen next. A well written thriller well worth your time! ...more