This is my newest book in the Fang Chronicles written under my a.k.a. D'Elen McClain. I hope you enjoy. I'm hard at work on the next installment to thThis is my newest book in the Fang Chronicles written under my a.k.a. D'Elen McClain. I hope you enjoy. I'm hard at work on the next installment to the series....more
I tend to stay away from police related mystery novels. I read them like chocolate before I became an officer/detective but now they leave me frustratI tend to stay away from police related mystery novels. I read them like chocolate before I became an officer/detective but now they leave me frustrated. Drawn in Blood did just the opposite. This book was a pleasure to read and I wasn't screaming, "No, they don't do it that way." Instead I asked the question, "Is this author or editor a cop?"
Rick Stone is a sixteen year old boy with all the problems that go along with it. I had to smile at his girlfriend who treats him like crap so she can sunbathe in his parent's pool. He's an average kid leading a semi-average life until his older brother is discovered dead.
Detective Milesson arrives at the scene and several things cause his spidey sense to work overtime. Milesson is an old-timer and understands that these hunches keep you alive and solve cases in police work (yes truly). The murder is ruled a suicide due to political malpractice but the detective can't turn off his light switch for justice.
Rick also begins a quest to discover who his brother really was as he uncovers the secrets of his brother's hidden life. There are twists and turns I didn't see coming and I'm glad I didn't solve the mystery in the first few chapters.
Here are a few of my markups from the book and the reason I give it 5 stars.
"Unlike Akoik, I belong to the old school of detectives, for whom the job is all about the victims. They talk to me and their faces haunt my dreams - awake or asleep. They are always with me."
"I heard the crackling of the radio as I walked past it, the white noise that is the lifeline of any patrol officer, the only connection to the world during the long hours of the night. A noise that still gives me the chills and haunts my nightmares."
"Using my sleeve, I turned on the light. I would make a note of it later - for now I simply needed to see, and understand."
I could go on and on because my ebook has highlights on every other page. All I can say is...Read the book!...more
I loved Linda's first book, Sins of the Angels. I was aware while reading it that it was her first published novel and gave a little leeway for a firsI loved Linda's first book, Sins of the Angels. I was aware while reading it that it was her first published novel and gave a little leeway for a first time author. I found the story and her writing style quite good and happily anticipated her second installment.
Sins of the Sons far surpassed the first book and that says a lot. The writing was flawless and the story of Seth, Aramael and Detective Alexandra Jarvis made me want even more.
In the second book, the author gives us a better look at the internal struggles within her world of Angels and Armageddon. Detective Jarvis is written as a strong woman who has lived her life with pain and heartbreak but is strong enough to stand against evil even when it comes from the heavens.
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I'm not usually a fan of serial killer mysteries but every so often one comes along that makes not turning the page impossible. I started The SurrealI'm not usually a fan of serial killer mysteries but every so often one comes along that makes not turning the page impossible. I started The Surreal Killer in the afternoon and with only a few breaks, finished in the am hours. Mr. Last kept me on the edge of my seat while throwing in fascinating facts about South American culture and history. His descriptive ability paints a picture of surrounding beauty and unique people. It's hard not to plan my next vacation to visit the places he writes about, minus the killer of course.
I loved Roger and Suzanne Bowman and appreciate the author's skill in writing a strong female character. Suzanne is a biochemist and uses her education and savvy to help her private detective husband solve a string of gruesome killings. The internal thoughts of the serial killer held me in suspense and anticipation.
Procedurally the book is brilliant. I'm aware international policy is different when it comes to investigations but Last has done his research and I am now a fan. I have not read the first or second book in the series so this can be read as a standalone novel. I'm anticipating the other books and then future reading in this exciting new mystery adventure....more
This was my first foray into lesbian literature. I have few prudish inhibitions and Ginny’s Capture only proved that real love is rare and should be cThis was my first foray into lesbian literature. I have few prudish inhibitions and Ginny’s Capture only proved that real love is rare and should be celebrated regardless of gender. Please don’t let 4 stars scare you away from reading this book. My reasons for the lack of the 5th star are as follows: The length. I could have continued reading for much longer. The second was the need to fill in the blanks of the series. I would highly recommend reading the first books to get a better picture of the Lesbians - v - Zombies world. Lastly, I love strong female characters and both Ginny and Dee personify kick-ass so I could have used more descriptive warrior situations.
Heller did a great job of making me like the two women and I wanted them to work out their differences because of how deeply they cared for each other. The writing was superb and I give the author kudos for her incursion into this smart new series and the twist to the zombie theme. I’m looking forward to more by Ms. Heller. ...more