Closure Isn’t So Easy to Come By in David Baldacci’s ‘A Minute To Midnight’ [REVIEW]

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To keep her job, a woman must return to her hometown and face the night her life changed forever. (Photo by Canva)

We all have that one pivotal moment in our lives where we realize nothing will ever be the same again. For one FBI agent, it was the night her sister was abducted and she was nearly killed herself. Now she must return to the scene of the crime and face the demons of her past if she is ever going to have a future. But what happens when she encounters an evil more dangerous than she ever dreamed? Find out in David Baldacci’s second Atlee Pine thriller, A Minute to Midnight.
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‘The Cutting Room’ Keeps Readers Looking Over Their Shoulders [REVIEW]

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Danger lurks in the dark in Ashley Dyer’s The Cutting Room. (Photo by Canva)

A highly-rated reality show. A diabolical criminal. A series of macabre crime scenes that are nefariously artistic. Will two detectives be able to stop the killer before the savage game is taken to the next level? Find out in Ashley Dyer’s breathtaking sophomore thriller, The Cutting Room.  Read more of this post

Queens Don’t Play: Fear and Gender Equality in Elizabeth’s Court [GUEST POST]

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Queen Elizabeth I lived during a precarious time for women. Still, she had a knack for handling the men in her life. (Elizabeth Receiving Dutch Ambassadors, 1560s by Levina Teerlinc, Public Domain)

We love a good mystery… especially when it transports us to a time and place we could never go on our own. In Suzanne M. Wolfe’s new novel, A Murder by Any Name, readers are taken to Elizabethan England, where the queen’s ladies in waiting are being killed off one by one, and only one man can find the killer. This premise made us wonder if while researching this story, whether or not Ms. Wolfe discovered any disparities between how the Queen dealt with men versus women. If so, to what extent did fear play a factor in how she dealt with each gender? The author answers all our questions in today’s fascinating guest post. Enjoy! —J&H Read more of this post

‘The Immortal Gene’ Delivers Creepy, Scary Thrills [REVIEW]

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They wanted to create an immortal gene. Now they must destroy their only mistake. (Photo by Valuecare Pharmacy, Flickr)

A serial killer obsessed with families. A cop with an idyllic life. A pharmaceutical company bent on transforming the future. When all three collide, it can only result in one thing: pure terror. Prepare to burn the midnight oil because Jonas Saul is back with his creepiest thrill ride yet, The Immortal Gene.  Read more of this post

Secrets Won’t Stay Buried in C.J. Tudor’s ‘The Chalk Man’ [REVIEW]

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Chalk figures begin to appear on their own, striking fear in the hearts of longtime friends with a shared secret in C.J. Tudor’s The Chalk Man. (Photo by Quinn Dombrowski, Flickr)

In 1986, a band of misfits on the cusp of adolescence made a discovery that would haunt them forever. They agreed never to speak of it again. Now it seems someone has discovered their secret and is threatening their very lives. Will these old friends be able to stop a stranger bent on revenge before they all fall victim to a killer? Find out in C.J. Tudor’s The Chalk Man.  Read more of this post