A Hero Is Born in Christopher Rice’s ‘Bone Music’ [REVIEW]


Serial killers mentored her as a youth. Now she’s ready to play a different game in Christopher Rice’s Bone Music. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

As a baby, she became the prize of two notorious killers after they murdered her mother. She grew up in their a dark world where it wasn’t always easy to distinguish good from evil. Now the woman she has become has a new tool in her arsenal, and she’s determined to use it change the world in Christopher Rice’s new thriller, Bone Music.   Read more of this post


Nothing Is What It Seems In Heather Graham’s ‘A Dangerous Game’ [EXCERPT]

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Kieran didn’t know who the baby belonged to, but now the child’s fate is in her hands in Heather Graham’s A Dangerous Game. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

Dear readers,

I’ve been a fan of Heather Graham’s for decades. She has a knack for writing nailbiting thrillers chock full of fascinating characters who find themselves in unfathomable predicaments. To say she’s given me more than a few sleepless nights over the years would be a huge understatement. Her forthcoming novel, A Dangerous Game, is yet another example of why she is still at the top of her game. I hope you enjoy the following excerpt from this breathlessly paced new book.

Happy reading!
Jathan Read more of this post

Take A Journey to the Past with Sara Blaedel’s ‘The Undertaker’s Daughter’ [REVIEW]


When her estranged father dies, a woman suddenly discovers that she has inherited a funeral home in a foreign country in Sara Blaedel’s The Undertaker’s Daughter. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

I always admire writers who desire to try something new. In the case of Denmark’s bestselling author Sara Blaedel, she takes a departure from her Detective Louise Rick series and introduces readers to Ilka Jensen, a school portrait photographer in Copenhagen who inherits her estranged father’s funeral home in Racine, Wisconsin. What will she do with it? And is she willing to confront the past? Find out in Blaedel’s new novel, The Undertaker’s Daughter.  Read more of this post

Old Demons Won’t Die in Erica Spindler’s ‘The Other Girl’ [REVIEW]

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Two murders. One cop. Nothing links them except a past she’d prefer to forget. (Photo by Tony Webster, Flickr)

Raised on the wrong side of the tracks, one woman reinvented herself and became a well-respected cop. But sometimes the past refuses to stay buried, especially when two murders threaten to resurrect dark secrets in Erica Spindler’s new thriller, The Other Girl.  Read more of this post

Too Many Secrets Destroy a Marriage in J.T. Ellison’s ‘Lie To Me’ [REVIEW]

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A marriage goes off the rails in J.T. Ellison’s new page-turner, Lie to Me. (Photo by Abhishek Jacob, Flickr)

When marriage is plagued by grief, jealousy, betrayal, and murder, the perfect literary couple seems bent on destroying one another in J.T. Ellison’s new stand-alone psychological thriller, Lie to Me.  Read more of this post