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

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

There’s No Escaping Glen Erik Hamilton’s ‘Past Crimes’ [REVIEW]

Ruins of old piling and docks

An Army Ranger returns to the criminal underworld of his youth in PAST CRIMES.
(Photo by Dana, Flickr)

We can leave our old life behind, but sometimes our past simply doesn’t want to let go. This is the premise of novelist Glen Erik Hamilton’s debut thriller, Past Crimes.  Read more of this post