Her Final Breath by Robert Dugoni

her finalHer Final Breath by Robert Dugoni is the second book in the Tracy Crosswhite series. It starts where the first book ends off and is a great police procedural for all mystery lovers.

Tracy Crosswhite is on a trail of a serial killer called The Cowboy who is killing strippers. He hogties them with a noose and they end up strangling themselves. On the heels of this killer Tracy is also being followed by a stalker. Tracy and her team are facing pressure from the higher ups to close the case fast while somebody is feeding information to the media thus increasing the pressure.

Overall, I would rate this book 4 stars. The book has a strong female lead with a complex plot and identity of the killer was a surprise. I did think the first book was better suspense wise than this one but I still enjoyed this book a lot.

Many thanks to the publisher & NetGalley for this advance reader copy in exchange for my honest and fair review.

 

 

Bring Her Home by David Bell

davidTwo teenage girls go for a walk and are reported missing. After two days one is found dead and the other severely beaten almost beyond recognition in the woods. Bill Price, the father of one of the girls is on a mission to find out what happened during those two days and who kept the girls captive.

It is very difficult to say anything more about the plot without giving the story away. This book is full of twists and turns. It started out real great and kept me engrossed trying to guess what actually happened. There were a few discrepancies in the book like for some reason instead of reporting to the police everybody keeps talking to Bill Price. But overall a fun and fast read and will  look forward to reading more by David Bell.

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My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni

 

sistersTracy Crosswhite has been searching for answers about her missing sister Sarah for twenty years. One evening after a shooting competition when the girls were driving back Sarah disappeared never to be found again. This incident changed Tracy’s life forever and she changed her career from a chemistry teacher to a homicide detective. Now after twenty years Sarah’s body is found and Tracy feels the man convicted for the crime may be innocent after all. Tracy with her childhood friend Dan, who is now a lawyer, embarks on the journey of finding the true killer.

This is my first book by Robert Dugoni and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a great police procedural/thriller, strong well-developed character’s with a romantic twist. I especially loved Tracy Crosswhite who is a strong female protagonist and cannot wait to read the next book in this series.

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Blink by K.L.Slater

blinkBlink by K.L.Slater is a a gripping fast paced psychological thriller with great twists and turns.

Tori Cutter lost her husband tragically in Afghanistan and finds it difficult to cope with day to day activities and resorts to sleeping pills. She and her five-year-old daughter Evie move closer to her mom in Nottingham for a fresh start. In a financial crutch, Tori finds a job at a real estate company, meanwhile Evie finds it difficult to cope in her new school. One day Tori is late picking up Evie from school and faces a mom’s worse nightmare. Evie has disappeared and no one knows anything. For years Tori gets blamed by the media and judged by other people for being a bad mother. But she hasn’t given up hope and will keep searching till Evie is found.

The story goes back and forth between “Three years earlier” and the “Present Day”. The characters are very well developed and one cannot help but feel for Tori. The book is full of twists and turns which keeps you guessing throughout. It is a cleverly written, fast paced, psychological thriller with a surprise ending.

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Wait for Dark by Kay Hooper

waitWait for Dark by Kay Hooper is the 17th novel in the paranormal Bishop series.

Four accidental deaths occur in a small community of Clarity, NC. All four accidents had something in common. They all got a message on their cell phones “Wait for dark” before their deaths. The local PD is unequipped to handle these cases and call the SCU to investigate. This is the first-time Hollis Templeton is leading a team and is unsure of her abilities. Along with her are two newbies and her partner Reese DeMarco who she still has unresolved issues with. When they arrive in Clarity, Hollis senses a new type of evil which even she has never encountered before. She will require all her evolving psychic powers and more to defeat this powerful enemy while keeping herself and her team safe.

This is a book I thoroughly enjoyed mostly because I have been following Hollis and Reese’s story for a long time and have been waiting to see them come together. The book is creepy but I did feel the end was rushed a little. Overall, I would still give it 4 stars as it’s a fitting end to one of my favorite couples in the Bishop series.

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Rattle by Fiona Cummins

rattleRattle is one scary, creepy extremely well written novel by debut author Fiona Cummins.

The Bone Collector is a serial killer who likes to collect skeletons of victims with rare form of bone disorders for his display museum. He kidnaps 5-year-old Clara Foyle who has cleft hand from her nursery school. The parents are torn apart and then the Bone Collector sets his eyes on Jackey who has Stone Man Syndrome that causes a second skeleton to be formed. While Jackey and his family are in danger Detective Etta Fitzroy starts investigating Clara Foyle’s disappearance at the expense of her own personal life.

The characters in this book are very well developed and the story keeps on your toes. The author portrays the strain that Jackey’s disease has on his parents and the effect of a disappearance of a child on a marriage skillfully. It is a disturbing read due to the violence against children but a very well written book and a Must Read for all psychological thriller lovers .

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Her Husband’s secret by Janice Frost

husbandHer Husband’s secret by Janice Frost is the third book in DS Ava Merry and DI Jim Neal series.

Two kids along with dog sneak out of the house and watch a man drag a body. Terrified they swore to keep it a secret. DS Ava and DI Jim start investigating the case. When they contact the wife Laura she at first does not seem too upset by her husband’s death. During the investigation, they discover the man murdered Ewan was hiding a few secrets from his wife. He and his friends were suspects in the disappearance of a single mom a few years’ back. Did the past come to haunt Ewan or was his death connected to robbery that occurred at the same night?

This book is a well written police procedure with some interesting characters. Even though there is some reference to the previous books this one can be read as a standalone. I enjoyed reading about the main characters and would love to follow up on their story but I felt the mystery lacking. It was a good book, fast read with 3 ½ stars.

Many thanks to the publisher & NetGalley for this advance reader copy in exchange for my honest and fair review.