All That’s Left to Tell

Title: All That’s Left To Tell Author: Daniel Lowe Publisher: Flatiron Books Pub. Date: 14February 2017 Genre: Psychological Suspense, Mystery, Thriller, Literary Fiction   This book is not about intrigue or terrorism, it is a story of humans and the power of stories.   Marc, an American held hostage in Pakistan, is a man exposed,…

Fatal Option

Title: Fatal Option Author: Chris Beakey Publisher: Post Hill Press Pub. Date: 21 February 2017 Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Recommended, Fiction   Hang on to your seats, people! This is a fast-paced wild ride from the very first page. It would be difficult to unfold the plot without giving some serious spoilers, which I do not…

The Girl From the Sea

Title: The Girl From the Sea Author: Shalini Boland Publisher: Adrenalin Books Pub. Date: 9 June 2016 Genre: Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Mystery, YA   Mia washes up on a beach. She cannot remember who she is or what happened to her. After she is identified and begins to resume her supposed life, she begins having…

Everything You Want Me To Be

Title: Everything You Want Me To Be Author: Mindy Mejia Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books Pub. Date: 3 January 2017 Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Contemporary, YA   Question: How many secrets can be exposed during an investigation into a young girl’s murder?   Answer: As many as it takes to make a gripping and satisfying mystery….

Dodgers

Title: Dodgers Author: Bill Beverly Publisher:  Crown Pub. Date: 5 April, 2016 Genre: Gritty, Contemporary, Urban Fiction, Adventure, Coming-of-age   This book came out in April and it has been sitting on my shelf since before then because I wasn’t sure I was going to like it enough to add to the conversation about it….

Sacrifices

Title: Sacrifices Author: Maggie Voysey Paun Publisher: PublishNation Pub. Date: 11 November, 2015 Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Historical   After a stroke, Rose is lost in her past where her young son, Joseph, went missing in the African jungle. Lilia, out of a need to understand the mystery behind some of the things she finds out…

With Love From the Inside

Title: With Love From The Inside Author: Angela Pisel Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Pub. Date: 9 August, 2016 Genre: Contemporary Fiction   I am giving this one four stars because of two things: 1) It made me cry. 2) When I was two-thirds of the way through the book, I had to put it down…

The Last Days of Night

Title: The Last Days of Night Author: Graham Moore Publisher: Random House Pub Date: 16 August 2016 Genre: Historical fiction. Mystery, Drama   The billion dollar lawsuit and epic battle between the powerful corporations of Westinghouse and Edison to capture the nation’s electrical future seems to hinge on a beautiful liar, the unreliable ramblings of…

Last Seen Leaving

Title: Last Seen Leaving Author: Caleb Roehrig Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Feiwel & Friends Pub Date: 4 October, 2016 Genre: Teen, YA, Mystery, Suspense-Thriller The relationship between Flynn and enigmatic January keeps getting weirder and more strained, but when she goes missing, Flynn is driven to find her. As he uncovers more and more…

The Last Detective

Title: The Last Detective Author: Peter Lovesey Publisher: Soho Crime Pub. Date: 19 August, 2014  (first published 1991) Series:  Peter Diamond #1 Genre: British Crime Drama, Police Procedural, Sassy/Grumpy Detective   Peter Diamond is constantly butting heads with the new forensic methods replacing the tried and true investigative techniques. When a body shows up and…

The Genius Asylum

Title: The Genius Asylum Author: Arlene F. Marks Publisher: Edge-Lite Pub. Date: 25 April, 2016 Series: Sic Transit Terra #1 Genre: Sci-fi,  Space Caper, Hard-Boiled, Crime Drama, Intergalactic Espionage Drew Townsend is dispatched to a remote station for punishment, to solve a crime, or to do a wholly different job for which he, as a…

The Never-Open Desert Diner

Title: The Never-Open Desert Diner Author::James Anderson Publisher: Crown Publication Date: 22 March, 2016   In the Utah desert, there is a highway that ends in a magical bit of nowhere surrounded by mesa and unforgiving wastes. It is here, from one isolated end of Route 117 to the other, that Ben Jones delivers strange…