Explore the Hidden Fears that Make Us Human in ‘Beautiful Bad’ [REVIEW]

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How could the perfect marriage go so horribly wrong? (Photo by Vee, Flickr)

There are so many things that make Maddie afraid. And yet, that isn’t the face she shows to the public. Most people look at her husband and child and think she has the perfect life. Yet perfection is usually only in the eye of the beholder. After all, even the most precious gems are liable to crack under the right amount of pressure. Find out what makes Maddie go off the rails in Annie Ward’s Beautiful Bad.  Read more of this post

‘My Sister’s Bones’ Is Mystifying and Insightful [REVIEW]

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A reporter suspects something sinister is going on in the house next door in Nuala Ellwood’s My Sister’s Bones.
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When a war reporter returns to her childhood home after her mother’s death, she soon suspects that something is seriously wrong in the house next door. But are the things she’s seeing real or is her mind playing tricks on her? Find out in Nuala Ellwood’s debut novel, My Sister’s Bones.  Read more of this post

Allison Leotta’s ‘The Last Good Girl’ Should Be Your First Summer Read [REVIEW]

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Sometimes no one will listen… until it is too late. (Photo by martinak15, Flickr)

When a young woman cries rape during her first week of college, no one listens to her… until she disappears. Who took her? Is she still alive? And why do all clues lead back to her university’s most prestigious fraternity? Allison Leotta shows us where all the bones are buried in her latest legal thriller, The Last Good Girl. Read more of this post

Work in Progress: A Conversation with Author Glen Erik Hamilton [INTERVIEW]

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Author Glen Erik Hamilton on the ferry to Bainbridge Island. (Photo courtesy Glen Erik Hamilton, Facebook)

Glen Erik Hamilton is one of our favorite new authors. Creator of the thrilling Van Shaw series, he catapulted onto the scene in 2015 with his debut novel Past Crimes, which was quickly met with critical acclaim by some of the publishing industry’s biggest names. J.A. Jance calls him “a gifted writer with a sure hand,” and Lee Child says, “this guy has got what it takes.” We wholeheartedly agree on all counts!

Recently we had the good fortune to catch up with Hamilton in the midst of the publicity campaign for his sophomore title, Hard Cold Winter, which released in March. We took the opportunity to find out the real story behind his success, who inspired Van Shaw, and why we should all be concerned with what is happening to our veterans. We hope you enjoy this rare insight into the man behind the pen.  Read more of this post

Glen Erik Hamilton’s ‘Hard Cold Winter’ Is A Twisty, Brutal Thriller [REVIEW]

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Discharged Army Ranger Van Shaw finds himself embroiled in a deadly mystery in the Olympic Mountains.
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Glen Erik Hamilton’s sophomore title, Hard Cold Winter, will not disappoint fans of Van Shaw, the recently discharged Army Ranger introduced in the author’s 2016 Best First Novel Edgar® Award nominated debut, Past Crimes.  Read more of this post