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

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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

‘Dangerous Ends’ Is Bold, Brutal and Flawless [REVIEW]

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Cuba’s bloody past collides with a treacherous present in Alex Segura’s Dangerous Ends. (Photo by Angelo Domini, Flickr)

Staying sober and out of trouble isn’t easy for a private investigator who decides to put his days of chasing dangerous killers behind him. Crime and malice simply have a way of always showing up, especially in Miami.  Read more of this post

Jacqueline Winspear’s ‘In This Grave Hour’ Examines the Effects of War on the Human Psyche [REVIEW]

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The day Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announces that Britain is once again at war, Maisie Dobbs is given a cold case to solve in Jacqueline Winspear’s IN THIS GRAVE HOUR. (Photo courtesy Wayne State University)

The last thing anyone wanted after the Great War was to be thrust into another melee. Families had already sacrificed so much, and nations were still recovering from the “last war.” In fact, psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs’ latest case has her investigating killings that occurred during that previous conflict. Will she be able to find the murderer? And what will she do when someone new arrives on her doorstep in need of assistance? Find out in Jacqueline Winspear’s In This Grave Hour. 
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Harry Hunsicker Makes His Mark with ‘The Devil’s Country’ [REVIEW]

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Trouble finds a rambling drifter in a tiny West Texas town in Harry Hunsicker’s The Devil’s Country.
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When a lone drifter steps off the bus in a tiny West Texas town, all he wants is to mind his own business and be left alone. But trouble has a way of sneaking up and finding a man when he least expects it. Suddenly caught in a dangerous web of malice and corruption, will he be able to uncover the town’s terrible secrets and clear his name? Find out in Harry Hunsicker’s new thriller, The Devil’s Country.   Read more of this post