Years After Escaping the Dark, Chef is ‘Torn’ When It Comes to Embracing His Future [REVIEW]

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You never know who you’ll find inside Whiskey Sharp, the barbershop and bar featured in Lauren Dane’s Torn. (Photo by cleverdame107, Flickr)

Then, she was a sweet kid with a big crush. He was a handsome but messed up youth trying to figure out his life. Now, years later, they are both older and wiser. But is dating an old friend a good idea? In Lauren Dane’s Torn, we discover that sometimes two people simply have to take a chance.  Read more of this post

In ‘Blackout,’ Alex Segura Captures Readers Within His Sticky Web of Secrets [REVIEW]

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Fifteen years after his high school crush disappears and her ex-boyfriend is found murdered, Pete Fernandez reopens a cold case he just can’t shake in Alex Segura’s latest novel, Blackout. (Photo by Elias de Carvalho on Pexels.com)

A private investigator with plenty of personal demons. A cold case that has haunted him since high school. When new evidence comes to light, will it lead him to the truth he’s so desperately sought or will the trail go cold once again? Find out in Alex Segura’s fourth Pete Fernandez novel, Blackout. Read more of this post

Jayne Ann Krentz Reminds Readers to Face Their Fears in ‘Promise Not To Tell’ [REVIEW]

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One woman will never forget the night fire took her mother’s life in Jayne Ann Krentz’s Promise Not to Tell. (Photo courtesy Pexels.)

When a tortured but talented artist casts herself into the sea, she leaves behind a legacy of secrets that threaten to roll in with the tide. Now, a gallery owner and a private investigator who share a mysterious history must discover the truth before they become the next to die in Jayne Ann Krentz’s delicious new novel, Promise Not to Tell.  Read more of this post