Badass Mama Bear, Jane Hawk has learned her best friends, tasked with taking care of her five-year-old son, have been killed. It’s up to her to travel to Borrego Springs, where The Arcadians, a group indulged in a conspiracy to take over the world, are no doubt waiting for her. She has to rescue Travis, who has been left in the care of autistic loner, Cornell, and bring him once more to safety. She enlists the help of a couple of characters we’ve met before, even if they seem a very unlikely group of aides, and springs into action.
Meet the Corniest Serial Killer ever. Of course, that’s not what the media are calling him, but Zoe Bentley – a forensic psychologist contracted to the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit – coins a term that’s far more fitting for our “big bad”. When Zoe is pulled into a Chicago serial killer investigation by newly promoted agent, Tatum Gray. Soon, she starts to receive strange envelopes, sent by someone from her past. Is he the killer, or is someone else responsible?
Hooo, boy! This one was a page-turner! Jennifer Hillier delivers a well-written and gripping story with characters that are compelling and unlikable, but largely unforgettable in a story with twists that are both timely and seriously disturbing. One of the best I’ve read all year!
Something In The Water starts with a whopper of a chapter. Newlywed Erin asks us how long it takes to dig a grave. She knows – she’s digging her husbands. Wait. What? Yep. Can you say “hooked”?
Erin then walks us back into the not-so-distant-past and into her relationship with her fiance, Mark. When, on their honeymoon, the discovery of a bag full of illicit goodies leads them into some serious ethical and moral grey areas, the pair hatches an elaborate and dangerous plan to keep what they’ve found.
Baby Teeth is the first from Zoje Stage, and it’s a wonderful piece of work. Ms Stage fearlessly ties in a couple of common suspense tropes and does so with style. Suzette never really had a proper mother/daughter relationship and spent most of her life dealing with illness, so when Hanna comes along, she is determined to do what is best for her. Only Hanna is a little different. When we first meet her, we learn Hanna is non-verbal. Like most little girls, Hanna’s heart belongs to Daddy. And only Daddy.