Tag: suspense

Review: Baby Teeth

I’m going to start by saying that this book is probably not going to be for everyone. Our “Big Bad” in this case is a seven-year-old girl, so it may lead to a little bit of weirdness for some. And that’s okay – it’s your reading life! But, that uncomfortable factor is why I enjoyed it. Well, that and I was able to empathize with Suzette – something I’ll get into later.

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.

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Review: Bring Me Back

Who’d have thought Russian Stacking Dolls could be nefarious? Turns out, they are when they suddenly start appearing on the fence outside your house, on your car, in the mail, and even with the check at a restaurant.

Twelve years after Finn’s girlfriend, Layla, disappeared while they were holidaying in France, Finn has moved on and is engaged to Layla’s sister, Ellen. We’re immediately pulled into the intrigue of what happened to Layla, what Finn knows, and more importantly, what he had to do with it.

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Review: Tresspassing

Veronica Cavanagh has been indulging her daughter’s imaginary friend, even when Nini predicts the death of her husband. When Micah goes missing, Veronica starts questioning her own sanity. In the midst of going through IVF treatment, and now under suspicion for murder, she begins to question everything.

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Review: Killman Creek

Gwen Proctor and her children are safe – for now – but Gwen knows it won’t last now that her serial killer psychopath ex is on the run and determined to find her. Gwen finds herself not knowing who she can trust, and tired of the constant hiding. Leaving her children with two of the only people she believes will be able to keep them safe, she decides to go on the offensive – finding Melvin Royal before he can hurt her or her kids.

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Review: The Maori Detective

What a ride The Maori Detective is! From the prologue to the final paragraph, this is one action-packed book. From gangs to blackmail and extortion to a vast foreign government conspiracy, the reader is kept on their toes.
Our protagonist, Carlos Wallace, is escaping his past in Australia and falls into a job as a Private Detective in Christchurch, New Zealand, a city recently ravaged by a devastating series of earthquakes.

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Review: Bonfire

So, I’m generally a skeptic when it comes to anybody crisscrossing into another career path. Musicians turning actor, actor turning musician and, apparently, actor turning author. But I am a big fan of Krysten Ritter, and it was one of the better picks for my Book of the Month club, so why not? Also, a caveat – this review may be refined and changed. I have a nasty dose of the flu (the joys of having a regular patient-zero in our home), so my brain is only fractionally functional!

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Review: Lie To Me

Ugh! So many different and conflicting feels on this one! But, let’s start at the beginning, shall we? We’re first introduced to a random character, who assures us we are going to despise him/her. We are then taken to the scene of a grizzly murder. And then, finally, we’re introduced to Ethan Montclair, an author who wakes up one morning to find his wife has disappeared. She leaves him a note. “Don’t look for me”. At first, Ethan wants to abide by her wishes. Then he panics … and he calls a lawyer.

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Review: Nothing Bad Happens Here

First, let me say that I was eager to read this debut novel from New Zealand author, Nikki Crutchley. I loved that it wasn’t Americanized – the spelling, the terminology, all authentic. I’m fairly certain that after a nine-year absence from my home country, my accent got a little bit stronger thanks to this read! And boy – what a read it is …

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Review: Dead Stop

Sydney Parnell is a Railroad Cop and a Marine with an unhealthy dose of PTSD and even more guilt. She carries her ghosts with her, quite literally. Dead men she attended while assigned to Mortuary Affairs during the Iraq War, or men she killed herself, appear at the worse possible moments.

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FCFPIT – Yeah, Noir

This is a new thing I’m going to be trying out, sharing the first paragraph from the first chapter of a book. This week, I’ll be introducing you to my current read, a book from my TBR Pile, and another one I’ve already read (but may not have reviewed). Every single one is in the mystery/thriller/noir category. What can I say? I’m on a bit of a killer kick 🙂

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