The Bad Sister by Kevin O’Brien

The Bad Sister

The Bad Sister by Kevin O’Brien

Publishing: July 28, 2020 by Kensington/Pinnacle Books

4stars

 

 

 

Reason I Chose to Read this Book:  I have read another book by this author which I had enjoyed, and the premise of this one looked interesting.

 

The Bad Sister by Kevin O’Brien is a psychological thriller.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher, Pinnacle Books and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

My Synopsis:   (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)

Fifty years ago, Our Lady of the Cove College was the site of the Immaculate Conception Murders.  It seems like history may be repeating itself.

After a rough couple of years of unwanted media attention that saw their father shot by one of the many women he had affairs with,  Hannah and her half-sister Eden both received scholarships to Our Lady of the Cove.  They end up living in the same bungalow, along with their roommate, heiress Rachel Bonner.  Eden’s behaviour has always been rather erratic, and things have not changed.  She is driving Hannah nuts, but when her sister doesn’t come back to their bungalow after a few nights, and given other recent discoveries, Hannah starts to worry….although no one else seems too concerned.

Hannah turns to Journalism Professor Ellie Goodwin for help.  Although Ellie is only their teacher, she has befriended Hannah, and agrees that Eden’s disappearance is suspicious.  She feels that recent events are looking too much like the case 50 years ago, which may mean that Eden is in trouble.   However, both the police and the head of the school want Ellie to drop it.    Ellie is also having some other issues.  She is responsible for putting a number of people behind bars, and the threats she is getting via email seem to imply someone is out for revenge.

 

My Opinions:   

Well, as with all Kevin O’Brien books that I have read this one is complex.  There is a lot going on.  A lot of strange characters, a lot of secrets, lies, dysfunctional families….and twists.

A couple of things bothered me.  It took so long for a character introduced in Chapter 1 to reappear in Chapter 31….that I didn’t recognize the name at first.   With reference to the characters, I found Hannah to be very naive, Eden reckless and Rachel spoiled.  So I couldn’t relate to any of them.  As well, all the parents were idiots.  Thankfully I liked Ellie, because I find books very difficult to read if there isn’t anyone to cheer for.

Although I felt it moved very slow,  it was still a fast read.  The last quarter’s suspense made up for everything.   

 

Read: July, 2020

 

About The Author: Kevin O’Brien (1955 – ) was raised in Chicago, and now lives in Seattle Washington.  Before his writing career took off, he was a railroad inspector by day, and aspiring novelist by night.  Now he is a full-time thriller writer.  Check out his website at www.kevinobrienbooks.com

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I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3310081978

 

 

 

60 Second Brain Teasers Crime Puzzles by M. Diane Vogt

60-Second Brain Teasers Crime Puzzles: Short Forensic Mysteries to Challenge Your Inner Amateur Detective

60 Second Brain Teasers Crime Puzzles by M. Diane Vogt

Publishing: September 15, 2020 by Quarto Publishing/Fair Winds Press




 

Reason I Chose to Read this Book:  I’ve always loved puzzles…and this looked like fun!

60 Second Brain Teasers Crime Puzzles by M. Diane Vogt  is a book of short “crimes” that the reader has to solve.


First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Quarto Publishing/Fair Winds Press, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


My Synopsis and Opinions:

Well, this was really interesting. I grew up loving puzzles and logic problems, so this idea of “solving” a crime really appealed to me. You don’t even need a pen and paper. You read each “case”, which is only about a page or so long, and then using logic, you answer the question at the bottom. There are 65 cases.

It helps if you are familiar with mystery novels and crime shows on television. Apparently I know a lot more about DNA and forensics than I thought I did. Most of the puzzles are very straight-forward (maybe too much so), but the answers are all at the back, so you can check after you think you’ve figured out the answer. I checked after each case, and think most of the puzzles were a little too easy, although I admit that I didn’t always think of ALL of the reasons for my correct answer, so I did learn some things.

Now, what I wouldn’t recommend is to sit and answer them all at once. After about a dozen in a row, I found myself a little bored. Just like a crossword puzzle book, you don’t sit down and do them non-stop.

Also, I did not read this on my e-reader. I used Adobe Digital Editions on my laptop to read these, where I could more easily bookmark the puzzles and solutions, so that I could quickly go back and forth. I think it would be a little more difficult on my e-reader.

Anyway, it was a fun book to read, but I wish it had been a little more challenging, or had different levels of puzzles.

 

Read: September, 2020

 

About The Author:  M. Diane Vogt also writes prolifically under the name Diane Capri.  She spends her time between Michigan and Florida.  She is a lawyer.

 

I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3532046076

 

 

 

 

 

 

TheTrials of Koli by M.R. Carey (#2 – Rampart Trilogy)

The Trials of Koli (Rampart Trilogy, #2)

 

The Trials of Koli by M.R. Carey

 Publishing: September 15,, 2020 by Orbit Books

 

Reason I Chose to Read this Book:  I am enjoying this series, and this is one of my favorite authors.

 

Previous Book in the Series: #1 – The Book of Koli

 

The Trials of Koli by M.R. Carey is the second book in the post-apocalyptic Rampart Trilogy, a Science Fiction novel.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Orbit Books, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

Series Background:    (Warning – May contain spoilers from previous books)

Koli Woodsmith was born and raised in a small village of Mythen Rood, after the world was lost.  His dreams were of becoming a Rampart (one who could bring the old technology back to life).  Unfortunately, his dreams and actions caused him to be exiled from his village, forcing him out into the hazardous environment of the world beyond his home.  This world is filled with trees that attack, choker seeds that penetrate your skin and grow, and rain and snow that are not as they seem.  Then there are the rats, wild dogs, molesnakes, knifestrikes, drones….and worse.

 

 

My Synopsis:   (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)

Koli, Ursala and Cup continue their travels, with the assistance of Monono and the Drudge.  They are following a signal from someone called the Sword of Albion.  Koli hopes to see London, and perhaps find a way to re-unite all people.

Meanwhile, back in Mythen Rood, Spinner’s determination in marrying  Haijon Vennastin, a Rampart, has had some unexpected benefits, and a few consequences.  It is taking a while to be accepted by his family, but it is his Grandfather, Rampart Remember, that may hold the key.  Gaining his trust may provide Spinner with more than she had bargained for.

 

My Opinions:  

This is a very good series, but you must read the books in order.  Carey has created a new world in which the people are enthralled with the “old” technology, and making it work.  Some of that “old” tech is recognizable, and others not-so-much.   Their old-world was more advanced than ours. The people themselves have both an old-world feel, and yet they accept new-world ideas.  Picture a fishing village where an old woman “sings” to heal people, where the Head Man wears a piece of tech on his head that allows him to retrieve others memories, and they accept trans-gender people the same way they accept anyone else.  There is no prejudice in this world, but there is still war….everyone wants the tech.

I really love Koli’s continued innocence.  I also liked the way the story of Mythen Rood was taken up by Spinner (Koli’s first love), whose need for knowledge makes her a force to be reckoned with.

I felt that the pace of this book was slower than the first, and although I loved the plot, sometimes it took too long to get from Point A to Point B.  It dragged a little (and it’s a fairly long book).

That being said, the “adventures” that both Koli and Spinner encountered were well thought-out, and captivating.  The writing, as always, was great, and I loved the simple language and words that came out of Koli’s thoughts.

Overall, it is a good book, and an interesting trilogy…thus far.  Looking forward to Book #3.

Read: September, 2020

 

Favorite Quotes from The Trials of Koli:

“Our Ramparts took their name from the tech that waked for them and obeyed them. Rampart Fire. Rampart Arrow. Rampart Knife. Rampart Remember.  These were our protectors, our champions.”

“Though we chop and bend and turn it as much as ever we can, life is no tale of princes and fairies.”

 

 

M.R. CareyAbout The Author: MR (Mike) Carey (1959-) is a British writer of works which include novels, books and film.  He is the acclaimed writer of Lucifer and Hellblazer (now filmed as Constantine). He has recently completed a comics adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, and is the current writer on Marvel’s X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four. His best known novel to-date is The Girl With All the Gifts.

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 I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3551915465

 

 

 

The Intended Victim by Alexandra Ivy (#4 – The Agency)

 The Intended Victim (The Agency #4)

The Intended Victim by Alexandra Ivy 

Publishing: December 31, 2019 by Kensington – Zebra Books

4stars

 

 

Reason I chose to Read this Book:  Long and drawn out answer – I mistakenly requested and received this book from NetGalley before realizing it was the 4th in a series (which I’m still trying to figure out why they are a series).  Anyway, I’ve had to read the other 3 books first (I refuse to read books out of order)…which I kept putting off because I realized they were “romance-based” mysteries –  which I do not like.  Hence the delay in reviewing.  Confused yet?  I am….I can’t believe I’ve read these books….and I can’t believe I didn’t hate them!

 

The Intended Victim by Alexandra Ivy is a mystery/romance novel.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Kensington- Zebra Books and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

My Synopsis:   (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)

The Butcher is back in Chicago.  Five years ago, this serial killer preyed on young women, slashing their throat and leaving a crescent shaped cut on their breast.

The Butcher did leave one victim alive.  Remi Walsh survived, but her father did not.  Neither did the relationship with her fiancé, Detective Ash Marcel.  They both felt grief, and anger, and guilt.  Remi pushed Ash away.   He left town and became a teacher.  Remi now works with the homeless.

But Ash quickly returns home when his brother (also a detective), notifies him of the body in morgue.  She bears a striking resemblance to Remi, and her murder has all the characteristics of The Butcher.

 

My Opinions:  

Still no idea why these books are considered a series.  They don’t have the same characters, and do not carry on from the last book.  They are complete stand-alone novels.

Now, I dislike “romantic suspense”.   I don’t object to swearing, nor sex scenes, but excessive romantic thoughts just about kill me.  It feels like these men and women walk around all day long “thinking” about sex.  If that is the case, they should get a real life.  Anyway, I have continued to read this so-called series of books even though they are filled with this romantic nonsense.  Yes, the first reason is because the book was given to me for free.  However, the other reasons — the mystery is always good, the writing is good, the pace is fast and they are quick, light reads.  Oh, and the twists are good.

So I just had to get passed all the innuendos, and the “his hard body”, “her soft skin”…..  It was hard (no pun intended).  There was A LOT of that in this book.

However, if I disregard all of that…., I enjoyed the book.

Read: July, 2020

 

Alexandra IvyAbout The Author: Alexandra Ivy is an American author who grew up in a small town in Missouri.  She put her idea of becoming a broadway actress on hold while she had her two sons, and eventually succeeded in becoming a NY Times best-selling author.  Check out her website at www.alexandraivy.com

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I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3045330313

 

 

 

Ransomed by M.A. Hunter (#1 The Missing Children Case Files)

Ransomed: The absolutely gripping opening salvo in your favourite new crime thriller series

Ransomed by M.A. Hunter 

Publishing: September 10, 2020 by Harper Collins UK (One More Chapter)

 

 

Reason(s) I Chose to Read this Book:  It’s the first in a series that looked interesting.

Ransomed by M.A Hunter is the first in The Missing Children Case Files series.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Harper Collins UK (One More Chapter) – in particular Claire Fenby, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

My Synopsis:   (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)

Emma Hunter is an investigative journalist, who has just published her first book, based on the abuse of children at a children’s home many years ago.  It is a best-seller, and she is suddenly thrust into the lime-light, where she isn’t too comfortable sitting.

When Lord Fitzhume approaches her to ask for her help in finding his missing grand-daughter, Emma refuses, but he has friends in high places, and it’s a done deal.   7-year old Cassie was kidnapped a year ago, and all evidence points to the fact that the ransom exchange went poorly, and she died in an explosion, along with one of the kidnappers.   Fitzhume believes she is alive, and even though Emma hopes that to be the case, she isn’t finding any evidence to support that theory.

 

My Opinions:

Although I did not find the excitement I had hoped for in this book, I did find a really well-written mystery, an interesting plot, and a new series to read.

I enjoyed getting to know Emma, and I  really liked Jack.  Unfortunately, I like neither of Emma’s friends.  Both Rachel and Maddie are rather over-bearing, and both seem to have ulterior motives for everything they do.  They just don’t seem to be a good fit with Emma.  I hope they will be shown in a better light in books to come.

The perpetrator was fairly obvious from the get-go, but it didn’t detract from the story.  The twist at the end was unexpected….and a little disheartening.

The book is about a child abduction, and that is a rather dark topic, but since it did not actually center around what was happening with the child, it was a little lighter than I expected.  It actually centered around the affects it had on her family, which was tragic enough.

I understand that these books will be about Emma (and Jack) searching for missing children, so I am looking forward to continuing  with this series.

 

Read: September, 2020

 

About The Author:   M.A. Hunter is a British author who studied law.  Hunter is married and has two children.  M.A. Hunter is a pseudonym for Stephen Edger.  You can check out his website… https://www.stephenedger.com/

 

I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads:   https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3530687604

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Pocket Meditations for Anxiety by Carley Centen

My Pocket Meditations for Anxiety: Anytime Exercises to Reduce Stress, Ease Worry, and Invite Calm

My Pocket Meditations for Anxiety by Carley Centen

Publishing: September 8, 2020 by Adams Media

 

 

Reason I Chose to Read this Book: Looked interesting, and anxiety has been an issue  for me in the past.

My Pocket Meditations for Anxiety by Carley Centen is a self-help book designed to reduce anxiety and stress.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Adams Media, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

My Synopsis and Opinions

This book is designed to help people learn techniques to cope with stress that leads to anxiety.  Now, the title talks about meditation, but really, most of these ideas can be used any time, any where.  You don’t have to be sitting cross-legged on the floor in a quiet room.  That is rarely where you are going to be when having a panic attack…  However, that would be a great place to practice some of these techniques.

The book is broken down into easy to understand sections, and then within the sections are ideas the user can implement.  For example, Chapter One teaches you how  to “Move your body to Stillness”, and involves different methods of relaxing your muscles.  Chapter Four teaches you different breathing techniques.  Other chapters involve mantras, and working with your senses, and changing your over-thinking,  and being kind to yourself, facing your fears, etc….  This book really covers all the basics, and allows you to try different methods to find what works best for you.  You don’t have to read any of it in order, as opening any page will give you something new to try.   There is a great index in the back in case you are looking for something specific.

I really believe this is one of the better self-help books out there for someone who just needs to calm themselves for a while.   If just a couple of these ideas will provide even temporary relief for someone suffering from anxiety, it is worthwhile.

I believe if anxiety continues, more professional help is needed, and finally in this day and age, there is so much help out there.  Finally the stigma is being lifted.  We all have to take care of ourselves, and sometimes, asking for help is the first step.

 

Read: August, 2020

 

Favorite Quotes from My Pocket Meditations for Anxiety:

“You can’t eradicate stress from your life, but developing a healthy stress response is part of good health.”

“Stress and anxiety can trigger similar processes in your mind and body, but they’re not entirely interchangeable. Stress could be considered a response to circumstances that are often clearly identifiable and external to you, whereas anxiety is more internal and general in nature. “

 

 About The Author: Carley Centen is a writer and yoga teacher who first encountered mindfulness as part of her own quest to tackle her own general anxiety.  She has taught yoga and mindfulness in places around the world from Costa Rica to Colombia to London.

 

 I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3516547313

 

 

 

Cut To The Bone by Ellison Cooper (#3 – Sayer Altair)

Cut to the Bone (Agent Sayer Altair, #3)

Cut To The Bone by Ellison Cooper

 Publishing:  July 14, 2020 by St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books

5Stars

 

 

Reason I Chose to Read this Book: Really enjoying this series.

Previous Book in the Series:  #2 – Buried

 

Cut To The Bone by Ellison Cooper is the third in the FBI Special Agent Sayer Altair series.

First, let me thank both Edelweiss and NetGalley, the publisher Minotaur Books, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

Series Background: (Warning – May contain spoilers from previous books)
FBI Special Agent Sayer Altair is a neuroscientist, who, when not investigating murders, is researching the brains of psychopaths to determine if she can find a common link. She hopes to find something that may indicate that the same problem exists in all of them, and if found early enough, their predilections to murder may be averted.  One of her anonymous subjects is showing a special interest in Sayer.  She has also discovered that the FBI is hiding something that has to do with the death of her fiance, but can find no answers.  She is walking a fine line right now, as her last boss has been fired, and Sayer herself was discredited, but unexpected publicity showed her in a better light.

 

My Synopsis: (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)

A girl’s body is found at the base of  the Einstein Memorial in Washington DC.  She is surrounded by nine carved baboons.  Sayer is assigned to the case, but without any real back-up.  It seems that her new boss is still out to get her.  She puts together her own team consisting of Ezra, an Egyptology expert, Max and his canine buddy Kona, as well as Tino, and eventually her old boss.

When the investigation leads Sayer to the kidnapping of a busload of students, and  more dead bodies, she knows this is going downhill fast.  She only has so much time to find the rest of the students, and it seems she is being diverted at every turn.  It feels like someone is deliberately giving her false clues and sending her on wild goose chases.

Sayer knows she is hanging onto her job by the skin of her teeth, and this case is almost designed to make her fail.

Then, the past comes back to bite her.

 

My Opinions:

This is a great installment to the series.  Sayer Altair is a dedicated, determined, and intelligent character, who is also likable.  As well, the characters that surround her are the same.  I really recommend that these books are read in order, as there is some background information which is needed.

Cooper’s writing is smooth, and the bit about Egyptian mythology was very interesting, and not confusing.  It was another fast-paced book, and just a bit creepy.  I love the idea of one of her psychopaths helping her out.

I loved the ending!  Can’t wait for the next one….

 

Read:  July, 2020

 

 Ellison CooperAbout The Author: Ellison Cooper is a dual Irish/American citizen, born just outside of Washington DC.  She has a Ph.D. in anthropology from UCLA, with a background in archaeology, cultural neuroscience, ancient religion, colonialism, and human rights. She currently lives in the Bay area with her husband and son.  Check out her website at www.ellisoncooper.com

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I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3050156055

 

 

 

 

One Left Alive by Helen Phifer (#1 – Morgan Brookes)

One Left Alive (Detective Morgan Brookes #1)

One Left Alive by Helen Phifer (#1 – Morgan Brookes)

Publishing: September 1, 2020 by Bookouture

 

 

Reason(s) I Chose to Read this Book: I love the author, and this is the first in a new series — so excited 🙂

 

One Left Alive by Helen Phifer is the first in the Detective Morgan Brookes series.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Bookouture, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

Series Information:

Morgan Brookes has always dreamed of being a detective. As a rookie officer, she finds the body of a woman, and is catapulted into the Crime Investigation Department under the direction of DS Ben Matthews, where she will work with him and DC Amy Smith.

 

My Synopsis:   (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)

On the first day that Morgan is riding alone, she finds the dead body of Olivia Porter hanging from a tree on her front lawn. Her family is not so easily located. But again, it is Morgan who finds Olivia’s husband and two daughters, brutally beaten to death. Miraculously, the older daughter survives, but is in a coma.

As Morgan delves deeper into this horrific act, a similar case surfaces from 45 years ago. Perhaps finding a connection will help solve both cases.

Meanwhile, Morgan is feeling very comfortable with her new team-mates, although she cannot figure out the animosity that has suddenly appeared with her old partner Dan.

Then there is the fact that her father has insinuated himself back into her life.  She is not pleased.

 

My Opinions:   

I really enjoy books by this author, and this new series is looking good. Phifer has another crime series hit on her hands.

The writing, as always, is good, and the plot was rich with twists and turns. The book is a fast and entertaining read, with fairly short chapters and a lot of action. The characters already have some depth, and I’m looking forward to learning more about Amy. I enjoyed the camaraderie between the team members.

I guess my only complaint would be that the probability of Morgan being assigned to this case in a “detective” role is pretty much nil. That, and the fact that she was on her own so much, and allowed to do whatever she felt was right. However, for the sake of fiction, it worked well.

Overall, it was a well-written book, with a great plot, and interesting characters. I’m looking forward to the next one already!

 
Read: August, 2020

 

Helen Phifer

About The Author: Helen Phifer is a British Author of crime and horror.  She is best known for writing both the Annie Graham series and Lucy Harwin series.  Helen lives in a small town called Barrow-in-Furness with her husband and five children.  Check out her website at www.helenphifer.com

 

I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3513265255

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divan of Shah by Shah Asad Rizvi

Divan of Shah

Divan of Shah by Shah Asad Rizvi

 Published: October 31, 2019

Star Star

 

 

Just a Few Words:  Although I do not usually read or review poetry, when the author approached, I found it difficult to say no.  I was up-front with him, but….

 

Divan of Shah by Shah Asad Rizvi is a collection of poems.

First, let me thank the author for approaching me and providing me a copy of his book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

My Synopsis and Opinions: 

Although I occasionally read poetry, it is not my favorite genre of book.  However, the topics in this book were very light, and most had a “joyous” feel, mainly about love, and dancing, most very romantic.  However, none of them seemed very deep, and I had problems relating to them.

The author uses a lot of repetitive prose in his poems, which both pulls the reader into the poem, and sometimes drives me nuts.

So, I did like a few of the poems, but others did nothing for me.

Now, all poetry is (or should be)  written from the poet’s heart, and therein lies the problem, because the words will always be open to interpretation, and interpreted by the reader.  If the reader is in a bad mood, the same poem may have a totally different “feel”, than if they were on cloud nine.  So I have always felt it is very hard to judge a poem.

However, all that being said, I was asked for “my” review.  This one wasn’t for me, and although all books are written from the author’s heart, poetry is very personal, and I really had a hard time rating it.

If you are a poetry reader, give it a shot…

Read: July, 2020

 

About The Author:  Shah Asad Rizvi is from Pakistan.  He considers himself a dreamer, a wild vivid visionary, a creator of worlds, a modern troubadour that rewrites the dimensions of love thought & chivalry through his poetry.  A contemporary Mevlana singing and dancing its soul expression through the art of the pen. 

 

I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3095216273

 

 

 

 

My Up-Coming Book Reviews for September, 2020

 

My Up-Coming Reviews

My blog for September, as in previous months, will showcase some new authors, some more experienced authors, and some very prolific authors.  I’ve mixed in some “series” books with some stand-alone novels.  I just realized the books I have shown below are all American authors….it’s certainly not that way on my blog.  You will find books from all over.

Reading, for me, is a passion.  It is also my go-to for relaxation.   In this “time of trouble”, reading has become a saving grace.  COVID-19 has changed my life, just as it has changed yours.  I stay home much more,  and books keep me occupied and out of trouble.  Yes, I could be cleaning — let’s assume I do that daily as well.  Anyway, it is definitely a good way to pass the time…so if you find yourself out of sorts, pick up a book and let it take you away.   Sometimes a little time spent with a good book can lift your spirits — it does mine!   So,  #KeepReading

Also, don’t forget….#washyourhands, #wearamask.  

And always….#STAYSAFE

 

Cut to the Bone (Agent Sayer Altair, #3)

Cut To The Bone by Ellison Cooper (Published July 2020)

The 3rd in the FBI Special Agent Sayer Altair series.  The body of a teen is found underneath the Einstein Memorial in Washington, surrounded by 9 baboon sculptures. It soon becomes evident she is one of a busload of students that have been kidnapped.

Ellison Cooper is an American author.

 

The Intended Victim (The Agency #4)

 

The Intended Victim by Alexandra Ivy (Published December 2019)

Remi Walsh survived The Butcher, a serial killer active in Chicago 5 years ago.  But now it looks like he’s back…and killing girls who look an awful lot like Remi.

Alexandra Ivy is an American author.

 

The Bad Sister

 

The Bad Sister by Kevin O’Brien (Published July 2020)

Hannah and her half-sister Eden are given scholarships to a small College, but the history of the school looks like it is repeating itself, and Eden’s disappearance may play a role.

Kevin O’Brien is an American author.

 

 

Lies, Lies, Lies

Lies Lies Lies by Adele Parks (Published August 2020)

Daisy and Simon seem to have it all.  Their daughter is their world.  But, as in any marriage, not everything is perfect, and an accident shakes up their world.

Adele Parks is an American Author.

 

 

If you don’t find anything here you like, check out my blog….these are just a few of the books I’ll be reviewing in June.  I’d love to hear/see your comments.