Memory Zero (Spook Squad #1)
This book was totally okay. It was filled with action, friendship, explosions, secrets.. Though you might think it would have romance, which I will tell you, it did not.
"Maybe the answers we seek lie in the past you can't remember."
The characters were cool. Sam did some kicking, though she had no clue what was going on, and Gabriel had his own thing going on. Though, I was hoping Gabriel and Sam had a bit more connection.. I don't know how to explain.. I just wanted something mo ...more
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I picked up Memory Zero from the library on a whim the other day when I went to pick up and arm full of books off my hold shelf. I haven't read a thing from Keri Arthur in pr
So in this book we meet Sam, Samantha Ryan, ...more
It's paranormal, yes, but the thriller category is a better fit.
It's a thriller first and foremost. There's a spot of romance thrown in but mostly it's about police murder investigations, a framed cop and a villain trying to outwit and avoid the law. Everything a good thriller should be.
However, it's set in a time and place where otherworldly creatures are the norm in society (even if society ...more
Many of my friends already know that I absolutely love Keri Athur's Riley Jenson Series! This series didn't fall short! It was a wonderful read! I actually stayed up way later than I should have, on my birthday, to finish this book!
It was action packed all the way through, without being too much. The action flowed very nice and cohesively. I loved the back story, and the world we were flung into. I really enjoye ...more
My English review
This is a new edition of a series by Keri Arthur and I must say that once again I fell in love with the series. Indeed, I am delighted to have the chance to read all the novels that the author was able to release because I love all her writings that are ultimately still very different from each other. The theme and the kind made me think of her, however, Nikki & Michael series that I enjoyed.
Now, we discover Sam Ryan, a young woman who has a past only aft ...more
The story went straight into action – Sam was called by his missing partner of five years only to find out that it was a trap; that her partner was no longer human, and she was forced to kill him. Then the action just kept going, with Sam being targeted by some bad guys and she must work ...more
Set in Melbourne, Australia the book follows Detective Samantha Ryan after she shoots and kills her partner of 5 years Jack Kazdan. Only he's not really dead. And Sam has been suspended. And...Sam seems to have some special abilities she was not aware of.
Enter Gabriel Stern of the Special Investigations Unit, a part of a covert group called the Federation and also known as Spook Squad. Gabriel is investigating the case and sees that ...more
The main character in the book is Sam Ryan, a State Police Officer. As far as Sam is concerned, she is fully human – but is she truly? With n ...more
Suspected of murder and with some shadowy organisation apparently trying to kill her, all she can do is try to investigate with what little resources are available to her while dodging her attackers – but the only person she can work with is Gabriel, member of the Supernatural police and wi ...more
Will Sam find out the secrets to her past? And can she and Gabriel find who's trying ...more
Memory Zero is an intriguing and absorbing story. It caught my attention from the first page and held it the whole way through. There is action, danger and suspense. Sam is a g ...more
I really like Ke ...more
Sam is a mystery to everyone including herself, who is she, what is she and where did she come from is the question many want to know. Her evil nemesis uses her, tempts her with bits of the big s ...more
Sam is confused... Confused about the past (she does not remember anyone or anything before being left at an orphanage at 15) Confused about her missing partner (why would he contact her and her alone and want to meet in a bad neighborhood ALONE ?) Confused about life in general... Confused as to what exactly is happening to her and what her partner has gotten her involved in. With no one to trust and no where to turn she decides to trust ...more
The first two chapters for me were kinda slow and it was almost to the point of slowness that I almost didn't finish it, but once I started reading the third chapter it picked up speed and I really got into the story. I was glad I didn't stop reading it.
The characters were relatable and the story was well written. The story line was easy to follow and I liked how Keri Arthur wrote the action and suspense ...more
Samantha Ryan's first memory is of being left at Children's Home when she was 14 and in the 10 years she has been in the police force she has been trying to find out where she came from, but she keeps hitting dead ends.
Life changes for Sam when she kills her missing partner, or at least his clone. She is suspended from her job a ...more
Samantha's missing partner calls & says he needs to see her. She goes to a seedy part of town and feels something happening in an alley. She finds a dead old man. She chases a murderer only to find her old partner is a vampire who is going to kill her, so she kills him instead.
Now she's under investigation & suspended. She gets a guard who ...more
The start of a fantastic series which did loose me in a couple of places, but soon picked up again and recovered easily. A very worthwhile read...From this I've gone on to read most of Keri Arthur's books to date, very addictive!
Nevertheless, the world building is great and the action non-stop.
My only complaint is that maybe it would have been better to have gotten an Aussie narrator for this series given all the mis-pronounciations of Melbourne, its suburbs and landmarks.
I have a hard time explaining why I didn't like this one, there was just something about it that turned me off, that made me not want to keep reading. In the end this one just wasn't for me.