Publication Day: 25 June 2018
Publisher: Brent Jones
ISBN: B07CBRX77Q (Kindle book)
Category: Fiction, Suspense Thriller, Serial Killer, Series
Being plain on the outside was a good aesthetic for a woman planning to commit homicide. It was a style that I liked to call thrift-shop fabulous. It made me a bit of an odd duck, sure, but it kept the human race at a distance, which is just how I liked it.
Afton Morrison’s alter ego, “Animus”, describes her as “a female psychopathic vegetarian librarian with a pet goldfish”. Afton sees herself as doing good by killing evil, but she hasn’t killed yet, she has only dreamed it.
She is stalking a local man who was accused of sexually assaulting women in her town, but no charges were filed. She is going to make him pay, but she has a stalker herself, “The Man in the Shadows”, a person from “the incident” in her past.
I picked up this book because of the female librarian serial killer perspective, but I found Afton’s snarky quips extremely engaging and couldn’t wait to see how she pulled off the murder. The suspense is enthralling not only for what Afton is planning but what is happening to her against her will. The only “bad” thing I can say is that the first book in the series is way too short at 116 pages. Yet another series that I plan to continue. Highly recommend. Continue reading “#BookReview: Go Home, Afton (The Afton Morrison Series #1) by Brent Jones @AuthorBrentJ #serialkiller #suspense”
He loved being him… he got away with murder.
She loved being her… until she met him.
The steamy roller coaster ride of psychotic David’s obsession with his childhood sweetheart, a skilled mix of fuelled tension, dark humor and pulsating sex scenes.
With the help of her gutsy friends, fun-loving city girl Tara Warr is the only victim to survive David Howard’s death list. Whilst lounging in prison the hypnotic sexual tour de force enlists an eager recruit, seduces a prison warden and relocates to the sunnier climes of Mexico, a freedom short-lived when his charred remains are found in the fire of a plastic surgeon’s clinic. The police cease their search, finally, Tara and her friends can relax, David is dead. Continue reading “#Spotlight Unfinished Business (David Trilogy #2) by S.C. Cunningham @sccunningham8 @rararesources”
“Please don’t recognize me, she silently prayed. Even now, nearly thirty years later, her gut clenched when she met new people, especially law enforcement. It was stupid. The odds of someone recognizing her now were slim but every time the panic was real.”
FBI Special Agent Jessica “Jess” Bishop has a secret which has held her hostage for years. When investigating another body found dismembered with the head severed clean from the torso, the similarities with this case and her past could not be denied. The nightmares have been coming back more frequently. Only a few people she trusts know about her past. Her ex-partner FBI Special Agent Jamison Briggs who she hasn’t seen in a long time, her bosses and the department psychologist and good friend. She needs to solve the case soon or she will have to risk telling them about the similarities and she didn’t want to relive the pain and humiliation again.
Continue reading “#BookReview: Forget Me Not (Detective Jess Bishop #1) by Kierney Scott @Kierney_S @bookouture”
Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Series
Release Date: December 5, 2017
Publisher: Fiery Seas Publishing
Have you ever wondered what really happens to Santa Claus letters? In Detroit and Sarasota some children’s letters are diverted and reviewed by Nick Archer, a religiously obsessed, narcissist. Nick responds, leaving a trail of devastation in the two cities.
In Detroit, co-ed partners and wise-cracking lovers, detectives Jaq McSween and David Maxwell, team up with Sarasota detectives Abel Mendoza and his partner, Rabbit, to find this daunting killer.
Continue reading “Book Review: Triple Cross Killer (State Detective Special Forces #1) by Rosemarie Aquilina (9781946143389)”
Special Agent Garrett Addison is a criminal investigator for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and his first case is tracking a serial killer named the Angel Abductor with the help of his former love of his life, Jordan.
Special Agent Jordan Lambert is a criminal profiler from the FBI and is called in to help the TBI with their investigation of a serial killer who is murdering young girls. She is happy to be coming home, but she doesn’t need the added distraction of Garrett in her life.
Continue reading “#BookReview: Vanishing Point, a Nikki Boyd Novel by Lisa Harris @AuthorLisaHarris”
Keye Street is a recovering alcoholic, former behavioral specialist for the FBI and currently a private detective including a process server and bail recovery agent in Atlanta, Georgia. Needless to say, her job is very unpredictable at best and currently the infamous Wishbone Killer has a personal connection with her. Street’s friend and confidant, Lieutenant Aaron Rauser, is in charge of the Wishbone Killer case and is concerned about Keye’s safety and welfare. Especially when it is suspected that the killer may know her better than she thinks.
The events are a bit predictable, but the characters are interesting enough to keep the storyline moving. Will Keye Street solve the case before it’s too late and will the killer be someone she cares about? You’ll have to read it and see.
Thank you to Amanda Kyle Williams, Random House Publishing Group and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to review this book.
This book pulls you in from the very first chapter which is a flashback of a female serial killer torturing one of her victims. The victim happens to be Archie Sheridan, a homicide detective who has been called back to duty after recovering from his harrowing experience two years before. He is put in charge to investigate another series of murders in Portland, Oregon, but is he up to it? He is addicted to pain killers, he is separated from his family. and he has an unnatural bound with his torturer, Gretchen Lowell who is now in prison and meets with him every Sunday to give him information on the 200+ victims she allegedly killed.
Susan Ward is assigned to write a story on Archie Sheridan and the recent serial murders of several high school girls. She is young, ambitious and had a rough childhood. Can she handle the unhappy memories while returning to her old high school where some of the murders have occurred?
This is an action-packed thriller that keeps you guessing to the end. The flashbacks of Archie Sheridan’s torture are terrifying and something you want to stop reading, but you just can’t. The female serial killer is an interesting premise and I look forward to finding out how Ms. Cain carries Gretchen Lowell over into her other books.