Rhys Bowen Breaks Down Social Barriers ‘In Farleigh Field’ [REVIEW]

English manor

With the onset of WWII, everything is quickly changing for Lord Westerham and his family in Rhys Bowen’s In Farleigh Field. (Photo by Marc Pether-Longman, Flickr)

Spies. British aristocracy. A dead body. A love triangle. Rhys Bowen’s new World War II thriller, In Farleigh Field, has it all in spades, making for a truly delicious stand-alone novel that will delight fans of Masterpiece Theater’s Home Fires and Downton Abbey.  Read more of this post

Nothing Is What It Seems In Jayne Castle’s ‘Illusion Town’ [REVIEW]

Blends In

With its opulent casinos and hotels, the desert city of Illusion Town is totally unique. (Photo by Thomas Hawk, Flickr)

 

Disoriented and blurry eyed, a woman wakes up married to a man she barely knows in a decadent city where anything is possible. How did this happen? Why would she have married him? And what will she do next? Find out in Jayne Castle’s thirteenth novel in her futuristic Harmony series, Illusion Town. 
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Prepare to be Mesmerized by Martin Cruz Smith’s ‘The Girl from Venice’ [REVIEW]

Fisherman's shed off Pellestrina on the Venetian lagoon

Love blossoms in a fisherman’s humble home on the Venetian lagoon in Martin Cruz Smith’s The Girl from Venice.
(Photo by D’Arcy Vallance, Flickr)

World War II may be drawing to a close, but life is still far from safe when a quiet fisherman pulls a mysterious girl’s lifeless body from the drink. But who is she? Why do the Germans want her? And what can a humble peasant do to save both their lives? Find out in Martin Cruz Smith’s new standalone novel, The Girl from Venice. Read more of this post

Nothing Is What It Seems in Jayne Ann Krentz’s ‘When All the Girls Have Gone’ [REVIEW]

Three women in shadow

One is dead. A second is missing. When a killer strikes Seattle, no one is safe in Jayne Ann Krentz’s When All the Girls Have Gone.(Photo by Thomas Rousing, Flickr)

A woman named Louise is dead. Her best friend, Jocelyn, has gone missing. And now a third woman’s life is in danger. No one is safe in Jayne Ann Krentz’s intricately plotted new novel, Where All the Girls Have Gone.  Read more of this post

Debra Webb’s ‘Dark Whispers’ Wreaks Havoc With Our Sanity [REVIEW]

Gun

Natalie Drummond is sure she shot the person who broke into her home. Or did she? Find out in Debra Webb’s Dark Whispers.
(Photo by Jo Christian Oterhals, Flickr)

Natalie Drummond needs help. Since suffering a brain injury, there are gaps in her short term memory. Still, she insists someone is watching her. She hears and sees things, sights and sounds which she can not explain. Her doctor says these apparitions may only be flashbacks, but she isn’t so sure. Thus begins Debra Webb’s thrilling new novel, Dark Whispers.  Read more of this post