#Review “Geraldine” by John Mead

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4/5 Stars!

Hate crimes or serial killer? Is there a difference?

I went back and forth in the beginning as much as Matthew Merry and Julie Lukula.

But then the cracks start forming.

A body washes up on-shore, acid attacks, shot gun blasts… that’s a lot of hate.

We are the sum of our experiences—or lack of, and when betrayal and ridicule come into play, the curtain is lifted on the ugly grittiness of a world most see simply as entertainment, and it’s those experiences that will turn someone into a killer.

Geraldine is a solid read with good characters and a strong plot, but I enjoyed getting to know the team as the story played out. These are not perfect Bond-type investigators. Life is chaotic and intrusive but you still have to do your job.

As if gender identity and sexual orientation weren’t enough, another timely and relevant issue runs as a sub-plot in Geraldine and is handled well and realistically. No tidy endings in a pretty bow. Life is messy. Kudos to the author.

Crime fiction readers will enjoy this quick read and I recommend it.

Enjoy!

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Hatred is such a nasty thing – we all deplore it in others but do not necessarily recognise it in ourselves. At what point does resentment, jealousy, betrayal or humiliation turn into anger and then grow to an all-consuming hatred? Hatred can be slow, taking years to fester, or can explode in seconds – it can linger for a lifetime or wither in seconds of its conception.

Inspector Matthew Merry and Sergeant Julie Lukula have to deal with the consequences of violence and murder on a daily basis and in the case of Gerry Driver they both see that hatred is the prime motive. But is it, as Julie thinks, one of a series of hate crimes that has led to this killing? Or, is Matthew right in saying, ‘Driver’s death is undoubtedly a hate filled crime, but I’m just not convinced that there are sufficient links to suggest it is part of a pattern of hate crimes.’

Only time and their investigation, which takes as many twists and turns as the Thames does along it course through London and past Wapping Old Stairs, will tell.

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#Review “Carved in Bone” by Michael Nava

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5/5 Stars!

Henry Rios is not real. Henry Rios is not real.

I had to remind myself Carved in Bone is fiction… several times.

I had to remember there was a mystery to solve, and that I wasn’t reading someone’s journal.

Because the author is just that good, luring me in so deep, I raised my head to look for Henry or Bill. Or Larry.

While investigating an insurance claim after the questionable death of Bill Ryan, Henry pulls the curtain back on San Francisco during the days and years after when AIDS was first identified. It’s not always a pretty picture, or just about AIDS. For some, the virus was the final punch from life after years of rejection, abuse and violence, and addiction and recovery. For those who recovered.

Henry is determined to answer all the questions surrounding Bill’s death, and he does… while dancing through some pretty cool plot twists. So engrossed in the story from the start, I missed the foreshadowing of one of the reveals. Good writing!

Carved in Bone is heavy and emotional. The author’s use of real events, places, and people make it relevant and thought-provoking, even if it is the past. I lost my baby brother to AIDS-related PCP in 1993, so for me it will never be buried in the past but more like yesterday.

Carved in Bone is heartbreaking because it also pulls the curtain back on a civilized society that is anything but when faced with something we don’t understand… or want to understand. There’s no happy ending tied with a pretty bow because life doesn’t guarantee happy endings–even the dead are victimized in this read. But if Henry Rios has nothing else, even at his lowest, he has hope.

Carved in Bone is simply excellent writing that took me there. I highly recommend it.

Enjoy!

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A new mystery by six-time Lambda Literary award winner, Michael Nava. Set in San Francisco in 1984, Henry Rios, a gay criminal defense lawyer, is fresh out of rehab and trying to put his life back together. He’s hired by an insurance company to investigate the apparently accidental death by carbon monoxide poisoning of Bill Ryan in the Castro Street apartment he shared with his lover, who survived. As he delves into Bill Ryan’s life, Rios becomes convinced Ryan’s death was no accident, and that his young lover is implicated. Meanwhile, the tsunami of AIDS is bearing down on San Francisco’s gay community.

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#Review “The Hive” by Jane Holland

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3.5/5 Stars!

Though slow-moving, The Hive is a suspenseful tale with a unique plot that centers around twenty-seven-year-old Charlotte Forrester.

Disfigured in a tragic accident at a young age, Charlotte has been the object of bullying and humiliation for most of her life. People openly stare at her with a mixture of pity and contempt and even her glamorous movie star mother hides her away in boarding schools and universities and refers to her as my ugly duckling. She masters the art of being invisible in public during her work commutes and only finds peace in her parents’ basement restoring furniture and household items.

She can hide no longer though when she returns from holiday with her new boyfriend, Alex, to find her mother dead from an apparent suicide and her father even more disoriented.

An arduous police investigation, work troubles, caring for her father, a mysterious article being researched and written by Alex that could be life-threatening, and a display box of dead bees bombard Charlotte, causing her—and everyone else–to question her sanity.

As the story unfolds, it’s obvious someone is gas-lighting Charlotte.

Okay, it was obvious to me but not Charlotte… because nothing is obvious to Charlotte.

In her head… and her vat of self-pity… far too much, Charlotte is The Hive’s weakest link.

If this were a historical read of even fifty years ago, I could have dealt with Charlotte’s personality. Had she been locked away in the family attic or sat in the garden for twenty years strumming a harp, I could have dealt with her. But as a present-day college-educated woman with TWO degrees and a job as a data analyst, she has to have some amount of intestinal fortitude to draw from, yet I never saw it. She annoyed me to no end and dragged the story down for me. She made things more difficult for herself. Her disfigurement shaped her life but Charlotte also used it as a shield… and an excuse.

However, even her worst moments couldn’t cloud the multiple plot twists and reveals. A couple of tells helped me figure out the villain(s) midway through the read, but no way was I prepared for the full story!

Charlotte Forrester and I could never be friends. I do not like her and her I Will Survive-vibe near the end was too little, too late for me, but The Hive is a good read… a closet with so many skeletons, I’m amazed it stayed shut as long as it did.

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The Hive: a brand-new thriller for 2019 from Kindle #1 bestseller Jane Holland

“Addictive, horrifying and brilliant!” – 5 stars, Rachel Gilbey from Rachel’s Random Reads

Scarred by fire from infancy, with a persistent stammer, Charlotte has always been in the shadow of her glamorous theatrical parents. So it’s a shock when her mother commits suicide.

Left to care for her sick father in the dark maze of her childhood home, Charlotte begins to unravel. First, there’s the mysterious arrival of a box of dead bees. Then buzzing noises in the attic. People are watching her. Listening to her.

Everyone thinks she’s losing her mind. But an old photo suggests another, more sinister possibility …

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#Review “One Night Gone” by Tara Laskowski

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5/5 Stars!

Excellent read seamlessly weaving the summer of 1986 and fall of 2015 together to solve a mystery and a murder.

Carny girl Maureen Haddaway disappears near the end of summer. Except for one friend, no one appears to care in the upscale touristy town of Opal Beach. Maureen was one of those girls—here today, gone tomorrow—low class and with questionable morals which made her unworthy of true concern or a real investigation.

Fast-forward to 2015 and meteorologist Allison Simpson is a betrayed, disgraced divorcee desperate to piece her life back together and reclaim her dignity. Talked into house-sitting in ritzy Opal Beach during the off-season, Allison gets drawn into the mystery of Maureen’s disappearance.

I’m not generally a fan of dual timelines, but One Night Gone drew me in from the beginning. There’s no fluff or filler and its dual POVs of Maureen and Allison got me into their heads and mindsets without locking me inside, desperate to escape. They have a great awareness of the characters they interact with so I had a good idea of who they each were dealing with. Good writing!

I felt bad for Maureen—her situation kept going from bad to worse, and she didn’t always make the best decisions and was too smart for her own good sometimes, but her intentions were not self-serving.

Didn’t feel as bad for Allison. While she had done nothing wrong and was indeed, the victim in her situation, her response could have been less… dramatic—even though I loved it!

That being said, and unless I missed something, I didn’t get the whole Allison meltdown-thingy in the aftermath. Duke was a cheating dork. Bye!

However, she had a good rebound. She’s nowhere near perfect and no longer tries to be.

There are lots and lots and lots of villains in this read. Everyone is bad! Okay, maybe bad is overstepping, but they all have agendas in 1986 and in 2015. Getting in the way could be deadly, and with so many agendas in play, I didn’t see the plot twist coming until the author smacked me with it! HA! Bravo! Well-played!

Great ending and the only thing missing FOR ME was another good dig at Duke the dork ‘cuz he SO deserved it!

One Night Gone is a slow-boiling thrill ride I highly recommend!

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Synopsis:

“A subtly but relentlessly unsettling novel.” —TANA FRENCH, author of The Witch Elm

It was the perfect place to disappear…

One sultry summer, Maureen Haddaway arrives in the wealthy town of Opal Beach to start her life anew—to achieve her destiny. There, she finds herself lured by the promise of friendship, love, starry skies, and wild parties. But Maureen’s new life just might be too good to be true, and before the summer is up, she vanishes.

Decades later, when Allison Simpson is offered the opportunity to house-sit in Opal Beach during the off-season, it seems like the perfect chance to begin fresh after a messy divorce. But when she becomes drawn into the mysterious disappearance of a girl thirty years before, Allison realizes the gorgeous homes of Opal Beach hide dark secrets. And the truth of that long-ago summer is not even the most shocking part of all…

“A heart-wrenching and suspenseful novel of betrayal and revenge. Stunning!” —Carol Goodman, award-winning author of The Night Visitors

“Featuring a brilliantly executed dual timeline with two unforgettable narrators, One Night Gone is a timely and timeless mystery that will keep you obsessively reading well past your bedtime.” —Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery,Suspense

Published by: Graydon House Books (Harlequin)

Publication Date: October 1, 2019

Number of Pages: 352

ISBN: 1525832190 (ISBN13: 9781525832192)

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Opal Beach was about a two-hour drive without traffic from downtown Philadelphia. It was somewhere halfway between Ocean City and Atlantic City and way less touristy. The beach always reminded me of vacations as a kid, running barefoot on hot sand, creating lopsided sand castles with plastic buckets, breaking crab legs and sucking out the meat. But there was also a sense of slowing down, of taking it all in, and I needed that now. I could feel the air change, the way it clung, coated, opened everything up. Through the car windows, the Oc¬tober air was shockingly cold but also reviving. The salty air had always bothered my mother and sister, who complained it was too humid and their tongues felt strange, but I loved the way it worked its fingers into my hair and curled around the tendrils. It made me feel a little wild, a little different. Untamed. Like anything could happen. Was I really doing this? Was I really pressing on this pedal, steering, guiding these four wheels to a stranger’s beach house, where I would live for the next three months alone? It had all happened so fast. A blur, really. Annie’s friend Sharon, with that same nurse-like efficiency that Annie had, set it all up so quickly that I’d barely had time to adjust to the idea before it was actually happening. But I was used to life messing with me now, used to tripping over a curb or forgetting to eat breakfast or chipping a nail, waking up only to discover that everything I’d known to be true was suddenly different. So in some ways this journey, the picking up and leaving behind, felt like an emerging. Like Rockefeller, the hermit crab I’d bought on our family vacation one year at a boardwalk shack, I was crawling out of a dingy shell and moving into a shinier, larger home. (Unlike Rockefeller, though, I hoped I wouldn’t die from the soap residue that was left inside the new shell when someone tried to clean it too vigorously before setting him inside the cage.) I drove down a two-lane road just off the ocean, the main drag for all the beachfront houses. I could imagine that on a weekend in July it looked like a parking lot as families navigated in or out of town, canoes and coolers tied up on their roof racks. But now it was eerily vacant, and I had the sense I was the last woman on earth, that in my quiet drive alone the rest of humanity had vanished. I was trying to decide if that was a good thing or not when a giant orange Hummer zoomed into view behind me and passed without slowing down. “Well, so much for that. Asshole,” I said. The houses were dramatically large and looming, blocking what otherwise would’ve been a magnificent view. You could tell which ones were just rentals—the monstrosities with thirteen bedrooms and a six-car garage that five families could rent out at once. But further down the road, the houses had more style and character. The kind of places—lots of windows, big porches, nice landscaping—that would make your mouth water even without the lush ocean backdrop as icing on the cake. I slowed as my GPS indicated I was getting close, but even so I almost missed the tiny driveway and its faded, weather-beaten road sign declaring my new mailing address: Piper Sand Road. I had made it. The long gravel drive split off halfway up, with one side leading to the Worthington house and the other side to their neighbor’s. When I’d first met the Worthingtons for my “job interview” just a few weeks before, I’d been so nervous about the whole thing that I’d taken the wrong driveway and parked in the neighbor’s lot and stared at it for a good minute before realizing the house number was wrong. But now, pulling into the correct driveway slowly, it felt like an adventure movie soundtrack should be swelling. And our heroine finds her destiny. I could imagine Annie’s reaction when she finally saw the house in person. It was stunning. The surrounding homes were propped up on beams, like old ladies hitching up their skirts so they wouldn’t get wet in the surf, but that just gave the Worthingtons’ house an understated effect. It stood confident and modest between them, a beach gingerbread house right out of a fairy tale, with light blue curtains and sweeping eaves. I parked right at the porch steps and got out, wrapping my cardigan around me to stave off the whipping wind. The front porch was small but quaint, with two wooden rocking chairs and a small white table with flaking paint. I ran my palm along the back of one of the tall chairs, and it creaked from my touch. The chairs seemed to be more for decoration than sitting. Dolores, Sharon’s sister who lived in town, was supposed to be meeting me to hand over the keys. Yet it seemed I’d arrived first. I’d had to come one week sooner than planned, as Patty and John had been whisked away to her mysterious assignment in Eastern Europe a little earlier than expected. Patty had called me from the airport with the news. I’d pictured her in her white visor and tennis sneakers rushing through the terminals, bags bouncing off her lower back as she breathlessly gave me instructions. Still, I half expected Patty to appear in the window as I squatted down and peered inside the house. It was hard to see with the bright sun glaring at my back, but I could make out the shadowy silhouette of the large island counter in the middle of the kitchen. Beyond that room, I remembered, was the living room, with doors and stairs leading to all the many nooks of the house. All empty now, waiting for me. A shiver curled from my spine up to my neck, unwinding inside me. Calm down, you idiot, I told myself. Not everything is a trap. Think positively, and positive things will come. *** Excerpt from One Night Gone by Tara Laskowski. Copyright © 2019 by Tara Laskowski. Reproduced with permission from Graydon House Books (Harlequin). All rights reserved.

 

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#Review “Strands of Truth” by Colleen Coble

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4.5/5 Stars!

Such a compelling read! Who’s dead? Who’s dying? Why is someone trying to kidnap two women who just met and how is it connected to deaths spanning almost five decades?

A twisty plot with a villain who’s a little mad, but aren’t we all?

Harper Taylor knows little about her past. Her mom died in a car accident moments after her birth and her horrid grandmother died of an overdose.

Running away from the ugliness of foster care brings her to wealthy Oliver Jackson, who becomes her mentor despite the fact his children despise Harper.

Years later, a DNA match on an ancestry app may provide the answers Harper longs to find out about her anonymous father. It could also hold secrets someone doesn’t want known and may kill to keep them hidden… if they haven’t killed already.

Strong characters drive Strands of Truth. Harper is likeable and wears the trauma of her childhood well without being whiny and dramatic. She doesn’t trust easily and keeps people at a distance but leans on her strong faith for guidance. Oliver’s son, Ridge is… rigid, but the natural growth of his character is golden.

His sister and mother, Willow and Christina? YIKES! Not so likeable but this read includes redemption so get ready.

I figured out the why but not the who before the reveal, and that left me shaking my head. Whaaaaaat? The lengths some people will go to. Obsession isn’t just a parfum by Calvin Klein.

The sweet conclusion wraps up loose ends and had me looking forward to a happy future for all the innocent people.

Strands of Truth will appeal to readers of all genres, especially inspirational, romantic suspense and mysteries.

Enjoy!

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Synopsis:

Strands of Harper Taylor’s childhood are resurfacing—but will the truth save her . . . or pull her under?

Harper Taylor is used to being alone— after all, she grew up in one foster home after another. Oliver Jackson finally took her under his wing when she was a runaway teenager, and now Harper pours her marine biology knowledge into Oliver’s pen shell research. But she’s never stopped wishing for a family of her own.

So when a DNA test reveals a half-sister living just two hours away, Harper is both hopeful and nervous. Over warm cinnamon rolls, Harper and Annabelle find striking similarities in their stories. Is it just a coincidence that both their mothers died tragically, without revealing Harper and Annabelle’s father’s name?

Oliver’s son Ridge still sees Harper as a troubled teen even all these years later. But when Oliver is attacked, Ridge and Harper find themselves working together to uncover dangerous secrets that threaten to destroy them all. They must unravel her past before they can have any hope for the future.

Book Details:

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Published by: Thomas Nelson

Publication Date: September 10th 2019

Number of Pages: 336

ISBN: 0718085906 (ISBN13: 9780718085902)

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#Review “Writing Fiction: A User-Friendly Guide” by James Essinger

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3.5/5 Stars

“It is easy to write. Just sit in front of your typewriter and bleed,” is a quote attributed to Hemingway, and most writers would concur… writing is not easy.

Even writers born with a natural talent to tell a story or turn a phrase know there are still rules to learn and follow—how else can you correctly break them?

But perfecting one’s writing craft is an ongoing endeavor. No matter if a novice or bestselling author, there’s always room for growth and improvement.  The right resources are key in keeping a writer on-track.

Writing Fiction: A User-Friendly Guide is a good starting point. It goes into details on things like devising a plot, using an outline, character development and the importance of editing. The author is knowledgeable in writing fiction, nonfiction and publishing, and shares some of his experiences in these areas.

However, this guide would work better for me if it stuck closer to the meat and potatoes of writing and less to comparisons of successful works.

Don’t get me wrong, any credible writing resource must have examples and/or writing samples. But I believe resources can lean too heavily on what’s been done and how it was done. That results in the successful works becoming the focus and structure instead of writing guidelines which can apply to any work of fiction.

Writing Fiction: A User-Friendly Guide contains much wisdom and would be a helpful addition in a writer’s toolbox as a companion guide to outlining a novel.

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‘Writing Fiction is a little pot of gold… Screenplay by Syd Field for film, Writing Fiction by James Essinger for fiction. It’s that simple.’

William Osborne, novelist and screenwriter

Writing Fiction – a user-friendly guide is a must-read if you want to write stories to a professional standard.

It draws on the author’s more than thirty years of experience as a professional writer, and on the work and ideas of writers including:

  • Anthony Burgess
  • Joseph Conrad
  • George Eliot
  • Ken Follett
  • Frederick Forsyth
  • Dan Harmon
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • David Lodge
  • Norman Mailer
  • John Milton
  • Ben Parker
  • K. Rowling
  • William Shakespeare
  • Martin Cruz Smith
  • R.R. Tolkien

The twenty-four chapters cover every important matter you need to know about, including: devising a compelling story, creating and developing characters, plotting, ‘plants’, backstory, suspense, dialogue, ‘show’ and ‘tell’, and how to make your novel more real than reality.

Also featuring special guest advice from legendary screenwriter Bob Gale, who wrote the three immortal Back to the Future movies (1985, 1989 and 1990), and novelist and screenwriter William Osborne, whose many screen credits include the co-writing of the blockbuster  Twins (1988), this highly entertaining book gives you all the advice and practical guidance you need to make your dream of becoming a published fiction writer come true.

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#Review “Ring Fenced” by Zach Abrams

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2/5 Stars!

I’m a big fan of psychological thrillers. I love being on the edge of my seat with protagonists left isolated, maybe with a single friend or confidant, maybe not. They no longer know who they can trust or are now seen as untrustworthy because the antagonist(s) has done their job well. Our hero no longer has control over his own life or fate, and without a miracle, he will lose everything he holds dear… and maybe even his life.

Ring Fenced is not that story.

For me, it was more a character study, but I was never sure who the main personality was.

Benjamin Short is a control freak, albeit not in a dominant or abusive way.

He is methodical and close to obsessive as he lives his life through several personas.

The corporate wunderkind of high finance, the loving husband and father of two, the Jewish son who’s abandoned his family’s orthodox beliefs… but still visits his parents on Sundays, and the devil-may-care Harley rider who keeps a separate residence for sexual liaisons. And there’s still the multi-millionaire co-owner of an internet-based pornography business that deals more with the technical aspects and less with sex.

It was exhausting to keep up with whom Ben was, but even more frustrating to watch him get away with it for as long as he did. The man had clothes, vehicles… and even watches for each of his personalities. No one questioned him. No one found the flaws or saw the cracks. Why, because he was just that good? Really? His wife, Natasha’s, past explained her trusting nature, but I’d think a college-educated journalist would be much sharper and observant of her husband’s comings and goings. So many rules and explanations. I believe Natasha, at last, may have been headed toward a come-to-Jesus meeting with Ben, but the story went in another direction.

However, all good things must end and Ben’s house of cards topples.

It could have been epic or suspenseful, but for me, it was more just a moment that passed. Like most of his story.

I thought as first I was dealing with a slow build but as more and more of the story unfolded… it just kept unfolding. Describing Ben’s day, his clothing, his surroundings, what he ate, and spending far too much time in his head. It would have been nice to see more scenes and fewer memories or recollections. The suspense I was waiting for never showed up. The many opportunities for conflict were smoothed over and brushed aside with minor effort. Thanks, Ben.

The only time I was in Ben’s corner was during the nasty Clive-business. Ben’s demeanor gave his wife pause—good thing she never knew the whole story—but Clive deserved every bit.

That Ben was brilliant goes without saying. But his intelligence was also his fatal flaw and the obstacle to any suspense in this read. Ben’s backstory is played out to explain how he got to be the man he is today, but I never understood WHY. His life was no worse than anyone else’s and better than most. For me, it was all about Ben’s choices… and those choices were purely selfish.

The end felt rushed, way too easy, and left me with questions that will never be answered. After all the time spent inside Benjamin Short’s head, I still have no idea who he is and I don’t think he does either.

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Sex. Money. Power. Control. Benjamin wants it all.

He is Bennie, a loving husband and father; Benjie, a beloved son. He climbs the ladder as Ben, a corporate banker, and rakes in money as a bestselling author. And when he wants to escape it all, Benjamin styles himself as Jamie — the lover of a beautiful musician.

His life, in a word, is perfect. But after years of keeping his separate personae a secret, cracks begin to appear in the façade.

When an unexpected series of events topples Benjamin’s carefully crafted world, his separate lives collide with dire consequences.

Ring Fenced

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