Release date: 2023-02-28 $14.99
Release date: 2023-02-21 $14.99
1. Burner - Really enjoyed reading this book!! Skipped the long, detailed fights and graphic scenes demonstrating Court and Zoya as superheroes against incredible odds. Still loved the mission goals and underlying good versus bad decisions that reflect the end justifies the means ….. from destroying yachts to uncovering corruption in the highest places in governments all over the world. Money and power continue to corrupt, but may the good guys win!
2. Phenomenal - Mark Greaney is the best author in the suspense genre and it’s not close. I don’t know how he continues to top his last book over and over but I’m here for it. I only wish we could figure out a way to clone him so he could get more than one a year. Best Gray Man movie yet and next year will be the same. Must read.
3. Gray man is what America needs… - This book is & this series are at the top of every thriller fans list for a reason… this writer grabs you by the scruff of neck & drags you through the mud & the blood of gun fights fist fights set ups & take downs in every dark & dangerous corridor & back ally the world over! If the gray man is shooting it out with fanatical Syrian rebels or zipping through the back streets of Vietnam on a stolen motorcycle you sre right there dodging bullets with the smell & taste of cordite stinging your eyes & throat! Weather dressed to the nines working his cover to get right up close to a target in some fancy European Hotel to pulling off crazy unbelievable stunts to get his man or woman your there crapping your pants white knuckled the whole time! No matter the target no matter the odds if the grays man is involved he will see it through… in the dirt streets of Africa a tribesmen arrow in his shoulder gray man gets it done… Shot stabbed with multiple world class teams of killers on his back he’s still coming… Russian mob…? His own country & team just an every day struggle for the gray man & you are right there transported & glued to every word! I personally have lost whole nights sleep not being able to put these books down… and have gone so gar as with the last to ordering the audio, and hard cover additions, before they come out! Cause This is a series I can go back to & enjoy again !
This writer truly deserves to be up there with Flynn & Clancy (May God rest their souls) plus other legends of this genre! Real Men & women who have fought against the evil this world has in the military, or police be it they work in intelligence or political areas the world over… the are on the pre order list when a gray man book is released ! Bookshelves were made for this kind of series and mine just got a new addition! If you dont know start anywhere in this series & like me you will be hooked! - a Gray man
Release date: 2022-09-27 Genre:Mysteries & Thrillers > Police Procedural $0.99
Release date: 2016-11-15 Genre:Mysteries & Thrillers > Women Sleuths $1.99
1. There are so many racist tropes in this, I could spit. - Janet seems to have leaned into her hatred of Lula, and escalated her racist commentary about the character. She describes Black criminals in her book in such a demeaning, hateful way, but not the White criminals. I can’t believe I wasted money on this. I’d give it stars if I could.
2. Another Winner!!! - Once again , I loved it!! Many LOL moments!!
Some people complain that they are the “same ole thing”!!
That is what I like! That is why I have continued to read each book. Knowing it will be just another fun adventure with Stephanie and the gang! Keep them coming!!!!! Thanks, Chris
3. Turbo Twenty-Three - This has got to be one of the worst Plum books written. Same O Same O . Except she out right cheats on Morelli and reasons it out. Go figure. Personally, Ranger isn't worth it. I was totally disappointed in the book. Now we are made to wait almost a year for the next one. That's bull. And if it is as bad as this one. I'm done.
4. Turbo - I also have read the whole series and I actually thought this was one of the better ones. At least there are no giraffes wondering around Trenton. I know people complain about the sameness of her books these days, but that's what attracts a lot of readers. After a while you begin to feel like you know these characters . These books are not the "great American novel" but they are usually entertaining. This one was pretty entertaining!!
5. Disappointing - The Stephanie Plum series is all about characters and setting. Plot, not so much. So when a character changes significantly, it significantly impacts the series - negatively. Ranger is changed; he has become chatty and, in doing so, has lost the loner mystique of the former special forces soldier. The author's voice has changed as well, as if an unnamed ghostwriter has taken over. I think I'm done with this series.
6. This plum was a prune - The title wasn't the snappy combo that we expect for a by the numbers book. Personally, I prefer Skidoo. Maybe if is just me but these books are almost becoming a boilerplate. Stephanie/danger/Ranger/crazy lust / Morelli/comfortable lust/Lulu high jinx/crazy family/car kaput/funeral viewing/donuts/bacon.
I think that covers it. If you love the series you'll read it. But Janet, seriously, pick up the pace.
7. Um......really? - Wow, what can I say other than what a disappointment. I have read the whole series and this book was horrible! I was bored with the same regurgitated plot and anti-climate ending. The laughs were few and far between and I feel as though Janet is trying to squeeze out far too many books in this series. If you read the first ten books, then save your time and money on this one.
Release date: 2021-10-05 $11.99
1. So messed up! - Such a great book! It kept me interested, appalled, and intrigued from start to finish. I’m not familiar with this authors other books, I think they are mainly romances. In my opinion this is definitely the genre she should pursue in the future because she knocked it out of the park with this book.
2. Verity - Wow, that was unexpected! I’ve read multiple books of Colleen Hoovers, so when this book came up as a suggestion, I didn’t read anything about it. The first chapter snagged me and I couldn’t put it down! I read it in days, and being a mom of , that meant less sleep! It was worth it!! It is a must read!
3. Raunchy, Intense, Predictable - I’m not sure if Hoover’s other books are like this, considering I’d never even heard of her, but be warned: this book is full of very descriptive sex scenes that seem to take up the majority of the “thrill” factor. The plot is mediocre at best, and the ending is quite abrupt. That being said, all of her characters are equally flawed (something that I quite enjoyed), with nobody being as innocent as they initially appear. The mystery is predictable, but the ending is sort of open-ended, leaving you wondering whose account you are supposed to believe. There are somewhat graphic scenes of child abuse against an infant, so if this bothers you, you might want to move past this one. It certainly triggered my own C-PTSD since it came up rather suddenly.
4. Absolutely Riveting - Before I picked up this book, I had no idea who Colleen Hoover was. After I read this book, I was filled with dread at the thought that there weren’t any more pages. Verity is a wonderful piece of literature, with plenty of suspense, and an incredible storyline that will leave you second guessing every chapter. She is a marvelous author and she can fully expect me to keep reading her work.
5. It was excellent! - SPOILER ALERT AHEAD I saw a lot of people saying they didn’t like the ending so I was weary to read this book but it was so excellent. I think people expected this to be like Colleen’s other books with a happy and sensible ending, but it was so vastly different and real. I loved the flawed characters being flawed without the cheesy lines in her other books. I hated Jeremy by the end. This was so dark and creepy but I adored it. The writing in this book was also much better than Colleen’s other books I’ve read so far. /
6. An amazing book but - Twists and turns at the end we’re great don’t get me wrong but since there were so many so close together it felt a little unbelievable (I mean obviously it’s fiction but just didn’t feel as attached at some points) but it did keep me turning the pages and I was absolutely hooked!
Release date: 2014-05-16 $1.99
Release date: 2023-02-21 $14.99
1. The Last Kingdom. Steve Berry - This excellent read, typical of Steve Berry evolves around a lost document which could greatly challenge the global strength of the United States. The King of Bavaria Ludwig II and the king of Hawaii. Ownership of Hawaii goes to King Ludwig II. An excellent fast paced read with action and suspense on every page!! My highest recommendation!! Enjoyed immensely!!
Release date: 2022-10-18 $14.99
1. Probably his best - I have never read a John Grisham book that I didn’t like. However I really loved this one. Even though the story does not move at a frenetic pace, it is riveting. I can’t wait for his next one. I have read every one of his books, but I really got into this one. John Grisham is without a doubt one of my favorite writers.
2. John Grisham Biloxi…Per Deno from Reno - Another well written book by JG. Did he keep me on the edge of my seat like he did with the Firm and his earlier books….Not exactly. As with any long relationship, the fire may dim a bit over time but it’s replaced by comfort and familiarity. A weekend home and recovering from a bout with the flu was made easier as I inhaled Biloxi.
3. Not my favorite Grisham - I look forward to every Grisham book and this was no exception. This book fell short for me though. Lots of characters to keep track of and I was never really sure where it was going. The premise sounded intriguing but it was hard to keep my interest. Looking forward to his next novel…
4. Boys front Biloxi - Always appreciate Grisham’s geographic, cultural and historic research, and think that he is pitch-perfect on the Mississippi Coast in the time and place of this novel. At the end, however, I was deflated by the sense that the third generation of his “good guys” family was headed to a self-righteous political summit without much understanding of how to do good for the residents of the state.
5. A Really Good Read! - This was an excellent read. Best from Grisham in my opinion , in a while. The ending will surprise some, disappoint some and please some! There was less direct dialogue between characters and more narrative story telling it seemed to me, than in his other books but the story telling was good and held my interest throughout. Anxious for his next book. Love the courtroom drama!
6. Don’t waste your time or money - Horrible writing. Characters are flat and one dimensional - all bad or so virtuous they should be sainted - and the whole things is told in colorless prose. There’s virtually no actual dialogue. It was literally painful to read. By far the worst Grisham I’ve read, and (probably) the worst novel I’ve read in a while.
7. Horribly Boring! - I'm about a third of the way through. Reviews say that is the point it becomes interesting. This is the most boring Grisham to date. The plot is scattered and vague. The characters are neither compelling nor attractive. I'm sure it's well written and researched, however there is little to hold my interest. I won't waste any more time. Grisham owes me an apology.
8. The Boys From Biloxi - This book was dry and arduous to read. Full of uninteresting characters and boring story telling. I wish I could go back a week and not waste my money on this drivel. I used to be a huge John Grisham fan but that was back when he wrote high paced and exciting legal thrillers. This will be the last Grisham book I purchase.
9. A Good Book - The reason I bought this book is because I lived in Ocean Springs for years. I figured since I lived there I should read the book and I like reading Grisham novels. It started out great then slowed down then got better. Overall the book was great. I think anyone who reads Grisham novels will like this one.
10. Great story told by a master of the craft! - Excellent research makes for a very believable story that covers decades. Having lived in Biloxi for a time (Air Force!) it was interesting to get a glimpse of the growth of this gulf coast area. The start of the book is a bit slow, but hang in there! It picks up steam and then its off to the races! Great character development that adds so much to the story.
11. Not worth the read - The book was a big disappointment. There was very little depth to the characters and I didn’t like the narration style. It sounded like a friend telling me the story of families he knew of who started out in similar circumstances and took very different paths. An old story, told a million times, with nothing surprising or special.
Release date: 2023-01-10 $14.99
1. Not a hit - I agree with other reviews. It started out good. I liked the alternating POV. There was so much unnecessary details and it dragged on. And some of the things did not make sense - like hello bag of spoiler Christian is just hanging on to for days even though they had a fire one night!!! I have watched way too many crime docs to see each stupid thing they did wrong. I guessed one of the twists but not the big one so that’s cool. The ending was very abrupt. So much detail in the whole book and the last two chapters it felt like the author went “eh… I’m over it” If this was free or under $ I would enjoy. But not worth full price.
2. Not worth the $ - I do love her other books. Sadly, with this book I found myself saying to my family many times “I’m reading a terrible story …. feel I just need to finish it now that I’ve committed.” Skimmed most of the second half to avoid the unnecessary dialogue and shoddy character building.
3. Reads like a Lifetime movie - I couldn’t put this down but only because I was looking for this “thrilling” book everyone mentions. I kept getting caught up on how the author describes everyone’s hair in nearly every chapter. Why do things like a video doorbell and glass block showers need an explanation? This book reads like a Lifetime movie. Not my favorite. Maybe I would have liked it better if I just read Nina’s chapters.
4. / - This book had some good twists! I do feel like the chapters about Lily & Christian were the exact same every time. Thus making this a little redundant. I also felt like the ending was rushed. I would have preferred a longer ending & explanation & less repetitiveness in the beginning! Otherwise, a great read!
Release date: 2022-05-03 Genre:Mysteries & Thrillers > Women Sleuths $1.99
Release date: 2018-06-12 $1.99
Release date: 2023-02-07 $14.99
1. Unnatural History - Just another awesome book by this outstanding writer! Love his descriptions of characters, and the usual Milo, Alex, and Robin. Missed why Alex and Robin are back together after their separation and dating others in last book! Mel was pathetic in this book! Wish there was a solution to homeless misery and sadness.
Release date: 2023-02-14 $14.99
1. Hurwitz reaches the next level! - One of his best. Gregg Hurwitz is hard to beat as a thriller writer! And he’s got great villains. He gives us excellent characters among the good guys as well. His masterpiece for me in this thriller was the birthday party for Josephine. It captured so many levels of unconditional love from the position of a parent/uncle/Guardian and from the other side of Niece/Ward/remarkably rebellious teenager. It communicates Profoundly at so many levels it can be called genius.
Release date: 2023-02-07 Genre:Mysteries & Thrillers > Police Procedural $14.99
1. Worst In the In Death series…. - I agree with an earlier comment, from the very beginning this book doesn’t read like the normal In Death books. The dialogue was off for all of the characters. Definitely lacked the depth that normally comes with these stories. Love the series and this won’t keep me from reading them in the future, but this book was very disappointing, hard to finish.
2. Encore in Death - I just finished this book and like all the In Death books it was difficult to put down. However, the plot of this book was a tangle of too many characters and too many twists. I also got lost in all those twists and turns and it seemed each page brought out another character. Who was a friend of Eliza’s and who was an enemy? Rarely do I look at the page number and rarely do I count the number of pages left to read. But I found myself counting the pages in this book so I know it wasn’t one of my most favorite novels of Eve Dallas and of course Roarke. There wasn’t enough Summerset and Roarke. Too many other characters to muddle up the plot. And what was the point of the plot? I really don’t care about how a play is written or who was in the play so there could have been less characters and less explanation of this play or any of the prior plays. I sat through les Miserables several years ago and that was hours of my life I’ll never get back. I wanted to kill myself before it was finally over. This book brought it all back. So, no this was not a favorite J.D. Robb novel. But it was interesting and filled an evening. I could only rate it stars because it had too many characters and talked of too many plays. Boysmumas
3. My favorite series! - Great story as usual,have read all her books,in the last couple of years have started downloading to my IPhone and IPad.I read my fist book many years ago,I was looking at books in the Sam’s I was working at in Dallas,Tx.When I was reading about the book I saw the name Dallas and it intrigued me,I bought it and started reading that night,I was hooked on the story.I started looking for all of the previous books and managed to collect all of them.I have never been disappointed .I look forward to each new story and when I know the date,mark it on my calendar,I also like her Nora Robert’s books too,I like all of the the characters in her stories,after reading these books for so long it feels like I know them all,it’s so hard to put it down when you start reading it,I just finished and it’s am!
4. Encore in death - Released today. Read today. Put it on my Calendar. I really needed this book at this time. Wish it was longer. Took me an rainy afternoon in early Feb here in rural NE TX to buy and read it. It’s my favorite escape mechanism when i need one. JD Robb is Nora Roberts is my fav author who writes my favorite series. I’ve read every In Death book. They are all good easy reads that engross you, take you straight to Dallas and Roark along with all their friend/work group. They are all my friends now, too.
Release date: 2019-02-05 $12.99
1. Slow-burn for a few pages of plot twist - I expected more from this book because everyone raves about it. The beginning had a slow burn, some parts made you want to keep reading but others felt pointless when all said and done. I think there were many brilliant additions but overall unnecessary. However, the plot twist got me and was shocking to say the least.
2. Campy, male gazing suspense - The twist at the end was predictable, but still a decent payoff. The novel reads like a screen play turned into a novel - the characters lacked depth, the female characters in particular were laughably written, I’m not sure how this book became so popular. It’s fine. Wait until the inevitable movie streams for free, or you have nothing to do at the beach.
3. Leave psychology to psychologists - Please do not write a book from the perspective of a therapist if you have absolutely no education in psychology. This is an insult to actual therapists everywhere. The writing is lazy and predictable. It seems like he read many of the classic psychological thrillers and rewrote them to be worse.
4. Amazing read!!!! You won’t regret! - I’m writing this review through partially closed eyes because I decided to fight sleep and finish the book. Now it’s the middle of the night and I have work in the morning, but because the book was so good, I’ll push a little bit more to write this review. I’m surprised by the amount of people who said it was a slow start. I was hooked from the beginning! I didn’t have the greatest childhood and I had to go through therapy for a while. As a result, I am hyper-aware of human reactions to trauma and I am sensitive to just about all forms of coping mechanisms. Michaelides captures the inner workings of each character so beautifully that I am able to see bits of myself in each of them. I thought to myself, “he’s done his research!”- Only to find out he was on a psychotherapy track before becoming an author. This experience definitely makes him superior to most writers. His illustration of the human mind, meshed with an unforeseeable plot twist, makes for a perfect read!!!
Release date: 1992-07-01 $1.99
Release date: 2023-09-05 Genre:Mysteries & Thrillers > Police Procedural $14.99
Release date: 2012-04-17 $1.99
Release date: 2023-02-20 Genre:Mysteries & Thrillers > Women Sleuths $5.99
Release date: 2023-01-03 $14.99
1. The House in the Pines - I stopped reading this book three-quarters of the way through! I simply could not continue and, at that point, didn't even care how it ended. The story was convoluted, poorly written and boring. The protagonist was an unsympathetic and frustrating character. Sorry Reese, you blew this one!ozgran
2. Waste of money - Take a hard pass on this one. A Psy student could see where this fiction was headed. There were no thrills in this “thriller”, just an insult to the intelligence of the reader and a lot of insults to the art of therapeutic hypnotherapy, Perhaps future works by this author will be better researched.
Release date: 2023-02-21 $13.99
1. It’s One Of Us - The beginning was captivating, but then going back to high school prom seemed ridiculous. I skipped a lot to get to the end. It was a great story, and I remembered news stories of shady sperm banks and even arrogant doctors using their own sperm without patient’s knowledge or consent. Just so sad. The characters were all just a little off, especially Olivia. She and Peyton had more in common, and their thoughts were creepy. Poor West! Murder gene, evil, or mental illness? Maybe all of the above. Synthetic characters.
Release date: 2017-11-07 $6.99
1. THE MIDNIGHT LINE - I started reading the Jack Reacher series kind of in the middle and in no particular order, but I decided to go back and start from book one through book , The Midnight Line. I’m really glad I did and would recommend the experience to everyone who likes the series. Lee Child has a way of building his main character from book one, with all his flaws and all his great characteristics. All of the characters in the series are interesting and very different. Mr. Child has a way of describing a scene in the book so that you can visualize it down to the deepest details. It takes a great author to do that. I love this series.
2. Great start... boring finish - Classic reacher story yet lacking any real drama or punch to the storyline in the back third of the book. I checked three times to make sure I didn’t miss any pages that would have twisted the plot to bring some elevation or pitch change to the story, but the last page came and went.
3. Enjoyable - I am rereading this series since it’s been a few years and I need the reminders since I vaguely remember plot points yet haven’t read the recent ones. I like them just as much now as I did then. Unfortunately I’ve noticed, this read around, that a bit of the spelling is off. It’s not that they are spelled wrong per se, but this booked is based in the US yet there are a lot of words and phrases that are decidedly British. I have no difficulty translating things like kerb (my husband comes from New Zealand), but it is a bit jarring and often throws me out of the story for a bit. The books are great, the have interesting plots and imaginative whodunnits. The dialogues aren’t stilted and weird. If you enjoy well written characters and stories, this series is for you. If you obsess on small details, like kerb instead of curb, this series will drive you nuts.
4. Very disappointed - First let me say that I am a huge Reacher fan. I’ve read and reread every book about the man. But this one was not your average Reacher book. Bad beginning bad middle and even worst ending. The story behind the ring was bland and disappointing. And the ending was very disappointing. Now if you’re reading this and this is your first Jack Reacher book you’re looking to buy, don’t let me discourage you from reading the Reacher series. Just do not start with this one. Bad luck and trouble is my personal fav. But literally start with any other book than this one.
5. Never gets going... - Usually I can’t put a Reacher novel down, and I’ve read them all, some even two to three times. But this is the slowest moving one yet. It’s as though Childs Editor begged him for a book, so he cranked out something that didn’t really work and released it anyways. (Yes Editors, you can even edit Lee Child’s!) I must say I kept on reading, hoping it would pick up, but it didn’t until the very end. The message was Fantastic! Writing about wounded Veterans is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! We need to know the trauma they suffer on an ongoing basis so that we can possibly help.
6. Lame book - This was among the most disappointing Reachers book of all. Started out with a great premise then went off the rails to fantasy world with long tedious periods and ridiculous conclusion, which was never tied down. Sanderson did what? Scorpio died in the dryer? Mackenzie went where? This was just a total “reach”, pardon the pun.
7. Reacher Said Nothing. - I loved this story. It was suspenseful, had me constantly guessing, and I liked the ending. And Jack is his usual smartass self and at some points the dialogue between he and the PI from Illinois had me rolling: “Previously broken either recently or a long time ago?” You’ll see what I mean when you get to this part. Mr. Child used super short sentences in this story which I loved. Doing so made it easy to read and created tons of suspense. I liked it and couldn’t put it down
8. Phoned in. - I’ve read at least a half dozen Reacher books at this point. This one had the possibility of being good. But never got there. There were characters who never developed or really served a purpose. The plot meandered. The action stunk. The end came before any real resolution was reached. I had taken a break from the series. A sample of this brought me back with the hopes it’d go somewhere. This will probably be my last Reacher book.
9. Pretty boring - Nothing new here just a much weaker retread of other Reacher books. Dull action (unless you consider reading about him taking on a semicircle of good ol boys yet once again to be exciting). Zero tension. Manipulative-feeling attempt to tie opioids to our mistreatment of wounded vets. Character has complete run his course. Or at least the author has no new ideas for him at all. Won't be looking for the next Reacher, which is a shame.
10. Midnight Nightmare - While there are a few clever plot twists and gems in here, they seem to be here for the amusement of the author rather than the audience. Not everyone is beat up. Not everyone is killed, but the choices, in the narrative,, seem random. Jack makes moral choices about who in an opiate supply chain is punished and who is not. He traces the supply chain through the accident of trying to find the owner of a hocked West Point ring. Anti-climatic.
11. Not Very Good - I am a fan of Lee Child and of course Reacher. This book was not very captivating and was quite predictable. The whole story was boring and I actually had to force myself to finish it which had never happened before. Maybe Reacher is at the end of his cycle. Anyhow I was more than disappointed after buying it at full price.
12. Midnight Line - The ending was written as if the writer was trying to meet a deadline. The ending was very disappointing, leaving too many loose ends. The laundromat finish was a stretch. One would have expected Reacher to check the back room. He would not have just stuffed Scorpio in the dryer and left. Was it only a quarter for minutes? Was it airtight, expecting Scorpio to die? The plot line was a little empty at the end too. Are we really supposed to believe Reacher was going to do a mercy job for a chick with a half of a face? Not cool.
13. The Midnight. Line - These stories used to be my favorites, but no longer! Jack Reacher may have outlived his usefulness as a protagonist. This story moved like molasses, and I found the subject matter off-putting. Who wants to read about, and visualize, a person who has facial disfigurement? Not I! I am not unsympathetic, just squeamish! Come on, Lee, you can do better!
Release date: 2020-07-21 $1.99
1. Another great addition to the Scot Harvath series. - Once I get into these books, get the lay of the land & back story, I can’t stop reading I have to see how each story ends. Thanks Brad for providing such great entertainment & escape. Your detail of the locations almost makes me feel like I am there & adds things to my bucket list. Omaha beach has always been on there once I found out my grandfather landed there in D-day, now the church is on my list. Thank you.
2. Starting to Stray - Not one of his best efforts. Mr. Thor is starting to stray from his writing strength — which is action and adventure — to deep character development and complex interpersonal relationships. He may one day be good at it in a different format or context, but he is not yet there, and this is not the format. The book could have been a great deal shorter and it is almost as if, at the end, he said: “OK, time to wrap this up in the next pages; let’s get it done with a nod to ‘next book’.”
3. Great read - Brad Thor sets the bar higher with every book he writes and then exceeds it. I’ve enjoyed and been entertained by every one of this series many taking place in areas I have visited. All faithfully accurate with plots that are irresistible. It’s good that I am now retired as many times I have read into the wee hours unable to put the book down. Thanks for all you write. I await the next.
4. Terribly Written - Toss was by far the worst Harvarth book so far... the writing was not good. The story line was non-existent and felt rushed. There was no substance and even the character development and dialogue felt forced and pointless. This is a great series overall, but this book wasn’t enjoyable to read.
5. The Author is Better Than This - This isn’t a feature-length novel. It’s a novella padded out with constant rehashing of previous books as well as the emotional musings of Harvath (stopped caring very quickly). I got halfway through the book and realized that only one new incident had occurred. Very surprising that the author released this.
6. Near Dark - I’m pretty sure I’ve read every Scott Harvath thriller Brad Thor has written, and I’ve enjoyed each and every one. This character has evolved into someone quite different than who he was at the beginning of the series, so if you haven’t read them all , start back at the beginning. You will keep reading and reading and reading. Can’t wait for the next one!
Release date: 2023-03-02 Genre:Mysteries & Thrillers > Women Sleuths $6.99
1. Anything goes! - Ella and Mia are after a killer. Unfortunately, Ella Dark is in a dark place and no one can help her. Her behavior has included unethical and questionable actions. She has alienated everyone who cares for her. I don’t know what is next for her, but as she proved during this case, anything goes.
Release date: 2022-01-04 Genre:Mysteries & Thrillers > Cozy $14.99
1. A Perfect Story - As far as Summer reads go, this is a fantastic book. Its story lulls along at a perfect pace, and my, what a story! The characters are perfect, especially Molly, the main character, who is by far one of the best written characters I’ve seen in a while. The way the story ties back into her Gran with her euphemisms is fantastic and pushes the story forward to an amazing twist at the end. The friendships are key in the story, and the mystery is waiting to be unfolded!
2. Meh - Was really hoping to get into this book but never really did - writing was very simple (like the main character) who i found a bit annoying — with her literalness of everything. Her naïveté to life around her was hard to believe. But it was an easy read while on vacation which was why i gave it stars.
3. Huh. - An interesting book with many a twist and turn. Molly was a fascinating character who was far more intelligent than those in her world gave her credit for being. But there’s elements of this story that didn’t sit well with me. That might be why I put it down for so long. I wanted to love this book, but it just wasn’t in the cards for me.
4. Thoroughly Enjoyed - Very hard for one to not only enjoy but root for Molly, the Maid. I enjoyed how this book all came together in its conclusion. The protagonist was likable and the plot was not long and drawn out. I was fortunate enough to finish this book in just a couple of days but this mystery novel gripped me the minute i finished the first chapter.
5. Excellent - I will read this again one day because it is one of these books that you will find something new every time. It rates up there with “Where The Crawdad Sings” in my top five. The characters are well written, and the little surprises that pop up every once in a while pertaining to them are unexpected and “delightful”.
Release date: 2023-01-24 Genre:Mysteries & Thrillers > Cozy $6.99
Release date: 2023-01-09 $14.99
1. I really loved this book about family love & hate….what an eye opener!! - I think this man has so many great stories in his head! This is just one of so many!!! I adore this horribly Dysfunctional Italian family, who always takes this attitude of “Kill or be killed”! A wonderfully written book!!! Thank you!
Release date: 2018-09-25 $9.99
1. Red War. Kyle Mills - Russia’s leadership is in chaos. Their president Krupin has inoperable brain cancer.He has started a war against Nato and invaded Latvia. Other Russians in leadership roles are turning against him. World War III looms in the shadows. Another excellent read in this series!! Enjoyed immensely!!
2. Not worth the time - I loved Vince Flynn, and Mills is just not as talented. The plot is predictable in the worst way, even Rapp is made to be just another cog in the wheel of the story. Whereas with Flynn he was the main protagonist and it wasn’t debatable. I love this series but this is where I stop. Such a shame
3. Undeveloped - It is interesting that no one seems to notice the shallowness of these stories about Mitch Rapp since the passing of Vince Flynn. Whereas Flynn had an honest-to-goodness gift for plot and character development, his successor only knows the barest rudiments of narrative. It’s enough to keep the series alive but lacks cohesion or depth. Just read an earlier Flynn novel and immediately follow with this more recent schlock and you’ll see immediately what the difference is.
4. Close out the series - RIP Vince Flynn, enjoyed so many of your books
Kyle and the publishers should have more respect for Vince and stop writing/publishing books in Vince’s name. They are a poor shadow of the books and characters that Vince created and we have all enjoyed.
Do the decent thing and stop milking his name with these poor knock off books.
If you are I fan of Vince don’t waste your money
5. Barely able to finish - Terrible book. I had hope that Kyle would be able to take over for Vince but he just can’t. Besides the characters names, there is absolutely nothing in this story that would make you think it was the same storyline. The dialogue is terrible to the point I had to keep taking breaks away from this book. Even the action sequences were more of a shoot em up instead of thought out plan. Don’t waste your time on this book.
6. Among the best of Mitch Rapp books - Another reviewer wrote that he found Azarov weak here; I think he was at his most compelling and believable. Not that you look to Mitch Rapp for believable story lines!
I laughed here and there at comedic comments or episodes that break the tension. That’s pretty rare in a spy thriller, and I like it.
7. Disappointed - Not worth the read compared to prior books in the series
Characters are poorly interrelated you really don’t care what happens to anyone . By the end rapp is such a disconnected figure you have no sympathy left for him. The plot lines get sillier and more unbelievable as the scenes unfold .
8. I Liked It - From the first page to the last, I loved reading this novel. Some scenes were written with such crisp description I could see and feel everything that was happening. And some parts were even funny. One thing in particular I appreciated was I never felt lost. I always knew who was who and where everybody was, which is hard to do when Rapp is flying from continent to continent. This level of clear writing doesn’t happen by accident. Overall, an excellent read. Bravo Mr. Mills
9. Missing the mark - Kyle Mills is brave choosing to step into Vince Flynn’s novels and continue on Mitch Rapp’s character. I have true respect for Mills. Where I feel this novel is missing its mark is Rapp is a hero not a monster. Some of the detail and descriptions in this book portray Rapp as insensitive and gruesome. Rapp is not that character in the previous books Flynn wrote.
10. Not much of a thriller - This book never put me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen. It just was not that exciting. Which baffles me given how interesting a war with Russia would be in the fictional sense. Kyle Mills made Mitch a bit weaker and less aggressive than were used to and poor Azarov was just pitiful when in previous books he’s been quite the interesting character. All in all weak plots that never really go anywhere disappointed me as an avid Mitch Rapp fan. Scott Coleman gets left behind but it’s glossed over. Mitch gets pinned in a corner and some how just walks away. That’s not very exciting. This book is lacking a flame that drove the previous along to nail biting endings.
Release date: 2022-09-27 $14.99
1. Disappointing! - I’m a loyal fan of Box work…..but, I expected much more in this latest Cassie story. The plot and conclusion were evident early on. Like the most recent Pickett effort, this lacked imagination. Box’s politics came through, too! I wish fiction writers would keep their opinions to themselves. You’ve been warned!
2. And once again. - Never tire and usually surprised. C. J. Box has kept me busy reading since first coming across “Open Season” in a local writers section at Borders bookstore, sadly gone now, in Billings, Montana. If you enjoy a great story that also reveals the good side of rural living and not so good side of local and federal bureaucracy you should like “Treasure State”.
3. Treasure State - Liked how it brought April into the story. At under pages, it is a very short read, and realistically it should be priced accordingly. Cassie’s character is worthy of a longer story line. I’m a dedicated C.J. Box fan and I’ve read all his books and can’t wait for the next Pickett release, so I feel I can pass on this critique.
Release date: 2022-03-08 $12.99
1. Wouldn't recommend - I was bored the whole time reading this book. I was so deep into the book, I didn't want to just stop reading, I couldn't wait to just be done with it! I thought something has to happen soon, but it never did. I guess you can say it got "good" at the end but even then I wasn't impressed.
2. Avery needs her own series - I really enjoyed this. Yes, parts of it were a bit predictable but I loved following all the different characters and storylines to see how they’d all intertwine at the end. I would love to see Avery have her own series following her experiences with other clients, with her dog by her side the entire time, of course!
3. Disappointing - I feel like reading this was a waste of my money. I could have watched this plot on a lifetime movie, and it’s so disappointing because the first few chapters had me hooked!! I thought this was going to be such a thrilling read with twists and I was so disappointed to learn I was wrong. Halfway through the book and nothing had happened it became such a drag on of a build. When we did reach some suspense, I was left with unanswered questions. The potential the two pov’s had to build into such an intertwining web only for it to end in for most predictable, cliche way was such a let down. I will probably never read from these two again
4. They did it again! - It had been awhile since a new book of there’s came out. This has been on my to read list since it was announced. I honestly wasn’t really in the mood for a mystery when it came time. I put it off for a day or two and it made no difference. Not in the mood didn’t matter, I loved every minute of it. Well written, fantastic characters, great premise and unexpected turns. It really does not get much better. Read this book.
Release date: 1982-10-12 Genre:Mysteries & Thrillers > Hard-Boiled $1.99
Release date: 2022-10-11 $14.99
1. Why? - Why do I think that the next Baldachi book will be better than the last one I read? Years go by and then a new Baldachi book is released I think, that sounds pretty good. But, nothing changes. Just a good story line that is interrupted by events & clues that come out of nowhere. This will definitely be my last!
2. Couldn’t Figure This One Out - I kinda leaned a certain way about some potential killers but there were just to many twists and turns to feel any comfort about WHO DUNNIT or who I thought did it. I was about thinking I was close to the end of the book when I noticed I still had pages to go. That kept me reading all day and into the wee hours of the night, falling asleep and getting up early this morning to finish one of the most fun books I have read in a long time. PLUS , I love the character Amos Decker. Hey David, can’t wait until you do another Memory Man. I hope you do as well!!
3. Long Shadows - I have to say, this book has kept my emotions in a spin from the first chapter. From laughing out loud to sobbing with grief, David Baldacci has written about a character that has more depth than a lot of characters in books. This book is kind of exhausting to read because of all the tiny clues you’re given to follow-whether you realize it was a clue or not! Loved this book and will wait patiently for the next one.
4. Long Shadows - Another outstanding story with Amos Decker and a new partner, Freddie White. Can’t wait to read more about these two in future stories. Just love the way Decker cuts to the chase and solves the toughest cases despite the FBI politics! Have to laugh out loud when reading his right on point responses to his bosses- hilarious!
5. Long shadows David Baldacci - Multiple deaths, multiple clues initially leading no where.Decker and his new partner are slowly forming a bond. Amos is not easy to predict but eventually they click as a team. Another excellent read, typical of this author!! Enjoyed immensely!! My highest recommendation!!
Release date: 2020-07-13 $10.99
1. Okay story, amateur writing - The story was easy to get into, it sets up to be a great mystery. However the writing is painfully amateur. It writes from almost a child’s idea of what life is like, and instead of being shown things, you’re often just told them which makes it less believable. There are also an array of grammar errors which is frustrating. I thought the story was worth it until about halfway through. Then it becomes exhausting following the characters, Adam’s whiny and reckless behavior gets old very quickly. The way sarah prances around and everyone just worships her was very unrealistic. But I held on. Then came the ending. From the start I very much thought the story was Gone Girl-esque, the ending made me realize it truly was a terrible copycat of the book. There’s one important distinction, Gone Girl is beautifully researched, written, and intentional with every last detail. This story couldn’t be further from that. It’s filled with loose ends and plot holes. It’s so unrealistic that I’m convinced the author has never even heard of the criminal justice system. The ending makes no sense, and for us to have spent the idea book listening to Sarah’s POV, it really just makes the whole thing seem like a lie. There were so many extra characters, twists and turns thrown in there just for the element of “surprise.” But ultimately you get nothing from it. There’s no satisfaction at all. I’m convinced the people who love this book are the same people obsessed with “Verity.” Personally, I’d rather spend my time elsewhere. Im sorry to be so direct with my review, However I wish there had been someone this honest in the reviews before I spent my $ (or however much it is) that I won’t be getting back.
2. Awful and predictable - The book started out okay, but quickly falls apart. The plot just drags, and the author goes on unnecessary tangents. I figured out who the murderer was early on, very predictable. The ending was terrible. Disappointing, terrible book. Wouldn’t recommend this garbage to anyone.
3. Meh…. - The twist ending is all that saved this book in my opinion. The author did little research and it was all so out of focus right up to the end. I always finish a book once I start it but this one was a struggle. I appreciated the ending just because “twist” made it easier to crawl through but honestly was not happy with how this book was written. A little more research into how police work, forensics, etc are actually handled would have been greatly appreciated and would have made the book so much better. The constant repetitive verbiage of how Adam felt about Sarah etc was boring frankly and slowed the story down.
4. I don’t understand the hype - I was so excited to read this book. So many people raved about this book. The characters seemed really underdeveloped and -D. It felt like the plot went in circles, there were so many chapters that didn’t really contribute to the plot line of the story, and the dialogue was very unrealistic and almost silly. To me, it just dragged on and on. I almost stopped reading part way though because I was bored but kept thinking it was going to get better. I don’t think it ever really did. Very disappointing!
Release date: 2022-10-25 $14.99
1. larol oily leve, in an apple - Based on the spelling and grammar of some of these one-star reviews, I’m not sure they’re qualified to critique a novel. Maybe a three-frame comic strip? But I digress. I LOVED this novel! The Childs authors gave me EVERYTHING I’ve come to love in a Jack Reacher story: Bad-assery; hilarious sarcastic wit; insightful problem solving; and fighting, shooting, and maiming of bad guys in descriptive, delicious detail. The plot lines and how the authors wove them together was genius. And the short-sentence structure style I LOVE SO MUCH! Right before I read “No Plan B,” I read Brad Thor’s “Rising Tiger,” and Vince Flynn/Kyle Mills’s “Oath of Loyalty.” Both are awesome, thrilling novels, and I highly recommend them. But for me and the way my brain works, reading the short-sentence style of the Jack Reacher novels is SO much FUN and SO REWARDING and I look forward to each new novel SO much! “No Plan B” did not disappoint AT ALL! Keep up the amazing work Mr. Child and Mr. Child. Your talent is MUCH appreciated!
2. No Plan B by Lee Child and Andrew Child - Like all Reacher books this is a great book. Redd it in days. You’ve got it all, murder, bad cops, bad prison guards and warden. Then you have questions on the reasons on why there bad. Is it drugs , slavery or what? Can’t say become it would spoil you from reading the book. Always worth the cost of a Lee Child’s Reacher book.
3. Not the Same - Long term reader fans of Jack Reacher notice details that are not consistent with character. This novel had too many pieces that were not about Reacher, and went far too long with details difficult to sync. In the end, wrapped up in a few unsatisfying pages. Miss the Lee Child quality.
4. Jack reacher, Plan B, Lee Child with Andrew child - The book was an OK story classic reacher, and now with Andrew child seems like reacher stories has ran its course, and the series should be put to rest. I don’t think he should die in a lonely motel, but come back full circle to the woman. He was dating of the father‘s House he sold or hook up with Negley for a new series at least
5. If you compare - If you compare No Plan
with other rated Best Sellers This book Dose Rate Stars
I’m talking about the worst
that Ludlum has ever written.
What’s up are writers Only in it for the money????
A disappointment reader Ge story!!! What’s with our
good writers these day..
are they only in it for the
6. I once loved these stories - The new collaboration on the writing of the latest Reacher novels is a complete disappointment for me. Reacher no longer sounds like Reacher. He was always violent but the last books have made Reacher almost evil with over the top violence. No character development, they all sound the same and have the same ‘voice’. This is the ‘best’ of the last novels, in my opinion, but that’s not saying much…it’s a very low bar.
7. Should be titled Lee Child RIP - Everyone deserves a chance but just because your last name is Child does not give you a free pass….an opportunity maybe but at what cost to your audience? Seriously Lee? Andrew develop your own character and storyline without piggybacking on your brother then come back on your own and try like every aspiring author. Start your storyline and character for free and earn your stripes by yourself. This time you got my money….never again!!
8. Disappointed - I’ve read every novel in the Jack Reacher series and loved them all but this was very disappointing. It went into way too much detail when describing various places. Reacher seemed aloof at times and did not display his unique sense of humor in any situation. It took too long to develop both the plot and subplots. It was difficult to hold my interest. I simply finished it to finish it.
Release date: 2022-05-17 $2.99
1. In the Blood - This book is one of the best in a fantastic series. You will stay up all night following the exploits of James Reece. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. Jack Carr is one of my favorite authors. Although it can be heavy in the military jargon, the overall characters, storyline, plot and narrative are compelling. Once you start, you won’t want to put this book down.
2. Best Author and Writer - I read all books in less than weeks it takes an amazing writer to keep me captivated like that and to get me thinking like a investigator again. To figure out where the story is going and next steps I will admit in Book he threw a few good ones I did not see coming and now I have to wait for book to see where this story goes I do have an idea though based on what I have read so far:) right Alice
3. Not good. - I really enjoyed Carr’s other books in this series and I actually preordered this one. I’m really disappointed at the thinly veiled Trumper attitude here. An author can have their options but Carr’s bleeds into the story and essentially ruins it. It’s not even a good airplane book.
4. Just Keeps Getting Better - This book has it all. Three incredible storylines that you can see will all play out in the books to come. A handful of epic scenes that have you on the edge of your seat and just when you think it couldn’t get more intense. The Epilogue happens. By far the greatest epilogue ever written. Jack Carr’s writing is getting better and better. Favorite series of all time,
5. Another great book in the series - From the “terminal list” to “In the blood”, Reece’s character keeps evolving and the story digs deeper into his past and future. Great fight scenes, twists and overall experience. I hope Mr. Carr would bring more of the same and I cannot wait for the Prime series to launch though it will put a face on the main character now…
6. Ridiculous at every level. - The hero saves the world nine times in every book while drinking with a ultra right wing President. Yet, they have no power as the tech companies want their way. For decades the USA has been losing to Russia. Only Seals can save the world while the reader is inflicted with every acronym with complete explanation the government can provide. Right wing extremism with no meat on the bones. It is just plain boring.
7. Another stunning entey - Jack Carr has created a new protagonist the likes not seen since Jason Bourne. You dive into the life of a Navy Seal wronged by the people he trusts and follow his story of revenge and intrigue all the way down the rabbit hole. Start from the Terminal List and continue on through In the Blood, the story and characters are well developed and keep you engaged. Bravo on another well done piece of work.
Release date: 2001-07-09 $9.99
1. Good first book - This ended up being a real good read. At first it was a little slow and a bit depressing that the main character was such a misfit. But as it progressed you saw that the misfit could perform when needed and was also the guy in the white Stetson. I definitely will continue with more of Box's books.
Release date: 2021-05-18 $16.99
1. Great Writing, Unsatisfying Red Herrings - Fantastic, enticing writing that keeps you turning the pages! You definitely lean into each perspective and find yourself looking for clues, only to be shocked by the big twist. That being said, a few perspectives felt unnecessary, with one being a pretty unsatisfying red herring that felt too easy for the author — it kept the reader confused but didn’t add anything to the plot. Overall, though, I recommend giving this one a read!
2. Completely stunned! Great book! - Wow, where do I even begin! This book had me from chapter one. Constantly wanting to pick it up and read just a little bit more. Full of twists and turns. The ending had me completely shocked, my mouth literally dropped to the floor! Almost cried a few chapters, but so worth it! I highly recommend this book.
3. Amazing Book!!! - I was hooked from the first page to the last. I could not put it down! If it weren’t for my everyday errands, I would’ve finished it in one day instead of !! This book is well written and very descriptive without having to use so many words to paint a picture. It was as if I was watching a movie whilst reading! / for sure!!!
Release date: 2006-08-15 $9.99
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Release date: 2022-11-01 $2.99
Release date: 2009-09-29 $9.99
1. The Gray Man… black n white - Fast moving preposterous tale of multiple nefarious assassins of which “good” guy master of death the Gray Man is star. It’s a pretty quick read if you want a distraction at the beach or on a plane. This makes ’s exploits seem a documentary… Take your shot or not… time to reload.
2. Put Kids to Bed Early… - First, let me tell that I do not normally read this genre. I was intrigued by the title and later the smooth pace of the story. An assassin who stirred up a hornets nest. And this is all I will tell you. Please read “The Gray Man.” You will not be disappointed, nor will you be bored. Enjoy.
3. The Gray Man - Greaney writes tactical and hand-to-hand battle scenes better than any other author. Having read other books in the Gray Man series, I found the plot in this, the series’ first book, far too unbelievable. different hit teams after him in a small part of Europe?! In addition, the accumulation of our hero’s wounds, the last extremely severe, required our suspension of disbelief to finish the book. But, his other books are believable and at the absolute pinnacle of this genre.
4. I wouldn’t tangle with the Gray Man - The Gray Man is part myth, part legend. A former wet-work specialist with the CIA, he was done dirty and had to forge his own way. He is rumored to have done things and completed missions that are virtually impossible. But those rumors are true. This series is great. It is full of high-adrenaline action that never lets up. The Gray Man, while relentless and, to his enemies, ruthless, has a code of honor regarding civilians and the weak members of society. The remnant of a conscience that he retains gets him in trouble from time to time, as he finds it impossible to hurt an innocent, even if it would save his own life. Fans of action will love this series.
5. The Gray Man - Truly awful. Stereotypical characters who are completely unbelievable. Also written by an author who thinks that Luanda is the capital of Botswana!. Cant even get basic geography right.
Also having worked in Botswana, the idea that this country of peaceful herders with a nominal defense force could produce a hit team is completely laughable. If this is what constitutes a best seller I need to quit my day job and start writing crap like this.
6. I Read Because Of James Rollins Comments... - and what a thrill ride it was. Although this is his first "solo" book...see Tom Clancy, Mark has to be the one that put the Clancy Thrill back into Clancy.
I first read this book, like to read the author's first book...less expensive and let's me determine if I like the style. I quickly read all three, wish there were more, but I am certain if he continues to put his creative skill, takes his time to please himself and not the publisher... He can keep me going for years to come. I realize that the pressure is on-- from readers, publisher, and others-- as well as the financial rewards-- to write quickly. But, I think back to the one a year (approx.) of Robert Ludlum. (I) knew within the first half-page that his story was going to be a great ride. Mark has created a character that is up there with Jason Bourne.
(I am not a paid spokesperson for Mark--nor a friend or person to gain from his success) I just believe that when I receive good service...I tip well. Mark, you gave me Fantastic Enjoyment, and you deserve your own special place in the spot light.
Release date: 1980-10-12 $2.99
1. Decent book - The book is pretty good. However most of the characters seem a little stale and you never really get attached to the except for Amy. There also never seemed to be any overwhelming situations where the reader was in constant suspense. I think I would have liked more it if they had involved the Kigani and the grey gorillas more often.
Overall it is a decent book.
Release date: 2022-01-11 $12.99
1. Too many errors - I noticed too many errors, I guess from working in healthcare. After all it is a fictional book, but come on! The way the character calls in a prescription, a real doctor does not say “I recommend…” when calling in a prescription to a pharmacy. Then the character jumps from undergrad straight to Ph.D then Masters. It’s undergrad, masters and Ph.D. The author needed to conduct more research. It just a bunch word salad to me, It took me forever to read it because of that. It jumps to one story line and another.
2. Wow - I’m not gonna lie it took months for me to finish this book, only because life got so hectic and crazy but after finishing this book I wish I had finished it sooner. Everything about this book is so good! The characters the character development the twists and turns not to mention the The imagery is immaculate, I felt like I can really picture every moment as if I was there. The author does a great job at telling this story and getting you to believe something until you find out it’s not true. I hope everyone gets a chance to
Read this book
3. Meh - The red herrings were to obviously red herrings, and that eliminated a lot of suspects. Then there were other glaring errors like, “I’m going to get my Ph.D., then hopefully my masters .” What??? Mistakes like that just makes what’s supposed to be a thriller, comedic. Overall the writing was often redundant, needed better editing, and certainly some fact checking, along with a more plausible plot. The entire Ethan college thing could have been/ should have been, edited out. I’ll take a hard pass on book from this author. I don’t like to waste my time on careless writing.
Release date: 2022-07-12 $14.99
1. Not my Favorite - Couldn’t help but compare to Ruth’s other books that I recently read and gave stars to - “The Turn of the Key” and “The Death of Mrs. Westaway”. Where these books were rapid reads and I loved the way the characters interacted and was intrigued by the plot. This one - I guess I didn’t much care for April. She seemed entitled, mean and shallow. There was a lot of Before and After chapters and I just didn’t find it as interesting as it plodded along. I figure out the killer early on as well so it wasn’t as surprising for me. Still a great author and I look forward to reading more of her writing.
2. Classic Ware page-turner - I have read all of Ruth Ware’s novels and really enjoyed It Girl. Keeps you guessing until the end and the tension is high in just the right places to keep you wanting more. SLIGHT SPOILER…I did feel like there could have been room at the very end for a twist since there were pages of reading left after the murder was solved. The very end took a buy too long to land and it landed a little too softly. But loved it all nonetheless and look forward to the next one.
3. Kept Me Guessing - You read widely enough, there are not many books where you can’t figure things out at some point. This was one where I kept changing my mind about “who done it” and was pleasantly surprised (and irked with myself) to discover I was wrong. In fairness, the clues were pretty subtle, as they should be in a mystery novel—good authors are good at the slight-of-hand. You can decide if they were too subtle. I’m on the fence. But it was entertaining.
4. See something, say something, do something - I wasn’t sure I was going to finish but I have read every book by this author and like her storytelling. However Hannah (our main character) was so messed up from the trauma created when her roommate died I didn’t understand why she could move on. Ten years seemed like enough time to heal. Ms Ware did an outstanding job laying out Hannah’s insecurities and weaknesses . As the story unfolds you do begin to understand and definitely hope Hannah gets closure. Amazing ending.
5. Loved it! - I have been having a hard time finding a book to read ever since reading CoHo’s “Verity”. I love a good page turner. Ruth’s “The It Girl” was exactly that—a page turner. This book is a murder-mystery with moments of romance. I read the last /rds of the book in one day. Needless to say - I highly, highly recommend. I’m off to the bookstore to purchase another one of Ruth’s novels. New favorite author!!
Release date: 2022-11-08 $14.99
1. Fiction or nonfiction? - I really liked the Bosch series on television. So when I saw this book, I thought well this should be good. But I was confused. The author was writing about current events in this book. So he was mixing fiction with non-fiction. But of course, his non-fiction musings were from a political perspective. I don’t like reading fictional books that are virtue signaling which I felt this book did. It was a pretty good storyline other than that.
2. Worst Connelly book EVER - Don't waste you money on this mess of a book. Very poorly written, tedious reading of repetitive plots, implausible characters...I had to struggle to finish it. And spoiler alert, the end is depressing and grim. Harry Bosch is dying. I wish I'd never read this book. Michael Connelly needs to retire. Enough!
3. End of an Era - Good story as usual from Connelly but frankly not his best work. Most interesting is the winding down of the Harry Bosch saga. Have been following Bosch for yrs and enjoyed it immensely. Seeing him aging and sick is sad yet satisfying. Everybody counts or nobody counts. That about says it. Hope to see Harry one more time for a proper goodbye.
4. Connelly never disappoints - While adding to Renee Ballard’s profile, Michael weaves the best of everything that is Bosch. By far his best ever, I am saddened to think Harry is coming to an end. All of his works grab you from the start and leave you breathless by the end. Thank you for the pleasure of reading another one of your masterpieces.
5. Bosch is slowing down - Characters are great as usual. The cold cases are interesting but a little slow. Liked Idaho panhandle references as I am a transplant from California. Indeed many retired police officers live here. Always a fan. Hope to read future Bosch books. Like to see more Lincoln lawyer also.
6. Another great read - I read this book after a series of similarly themed books in this genre by other authors. It reminded me again how a brilliant author can engage the reader with sufficient detail to create tension, excitement, anticipation and entertainment without bogging down the pace of the story or losing the complexity of the characters. Connelly is the best there is at it.