Monday, June 29, 2015

Gone without a Trace By: Patricia Bradley

Back of the Book

It's been more than two years since homicide detective Livy Reynolds's cousin disappeared from Logan Point. Unlike most people in her hometown, Livy has never believed that Robyn left voluntarily. When Dallas private investigator Alex Jennings contacts Livy concerning a missing senator's daughter who was last seen in Logan Point, she notices eerie similarities between the two disappearances. But with self-doubt plaguing her and an almost instant dislike of Jennings, Livy is finding this investigation an uphill battle. With her future in law enforcement on the line, can she find a way to work with a man who is her polar opposite?

Award-winning author Patricia Bradley keeps readers on the edge of their seats as they anticipate the outcome of the case--and the relationship between Livy and Alex--which is anything but certain.

My thoughts

Gone without a Trace was a wonderful thriller with an edge of creepiness that only Patricia Bradley has learned to perfect.  With peeks into the killers life, and little tidbits about them, I was on the edge of my seat.  Every time I felt I had it figured out I was wrong.  Livy and Alex are well written, intriguing characters, with intertwined pasts that add a great blend to the story.  Gone without a Trace is the 3rd book in the Logan Point series and while characters from the last books are in the story  you don't need to read them to love this book.  I will warn you once you have read one book in the Logan Point series you will have to read them all, over and over again.

I was given this book free from Revell Publishing for my honest reveiw.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Drawing Fire By Janice Cantore

Back of the Book

One case from her past defines homicide detective Abby Hart.

With a possible serial killer stalking elderly women in Long Beach, California, Abby’s best lead is Luke Murphy, an irritating private investigator who saw a suspect flee the scene of the latest homicide. When Abby discovers that the most recent victim is related to the governor, she’s anxious to talk to him about a cold case that’s personal to her―one Luke is interested in as well.

As she learns more about the restaurant fire that took her parents’ lives years ago, Abby discovers why Luke is so invested in finding the ones responsible. The more they uncover, though, the more questions they have. Can Abby find peace without having all the answers?

My thoughts

Drawing Fire has an intense addictive plot, with wonderful dialog and scenes that are well thought out and perfectly scripted.  You will not be able to put this book down.  Abby is a great, hardworking, strong person that is well respected in her field. Luke is the all around hero type and it drives Abby crazy in more ways than one.  Cantore wrote equally entertaining side characters, and a case that just when you think you have it figured out, a new clue comes to light that makes your head spin.  While a conclusion is made on the case, in the end there seems to be enough dangling to make the next book.  If you love a great suspense and don't mind a few stones unturned then grab this book and start reading, but if you need it all cleared up in the end wait for the next book to come out and then start reading.

I was given this book free from Tydale Publishers for my honest review.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Once Upon a Summertime

Back of the Book

Managing the Value Lodge in her hometown was not what Anna Gordon had in mind when she set out in the hospitality industry. But it's a safe choice for a woman whose childhood was anything but stable. Out of the blue, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to reinvent herself by moving to New York City, where she hopes for a management position at a stylish new boutique hotel. The big city is full of surprises--not the least of which is Sean O'Neil. Her childhood crush has applied for the very same position!

Sweet, romantic, and endlessly entertaining, this romp through the storied streets of New York City will enchant readers. Melody Carlson has created characters so charming that readers will long to meet them in the lobby of the stunning Rothsberg Hotel.

My thoughts

A sweet, clean Hallmark-style summer read that would be great to take with you to the beach.  Once Upon a summertime takes a little time to get going but once I got into the plot it was a cute book.  Anna seemed like a sweet girl but almost a little to hung up about her hometown.  Sean was a great balance and seemed like the perfect, kind person anyone would like to meet.  I wish more had been written about some of the side characters, they just seemed to pop up randomly, and then as soon as the scene ended they were gone.  Even her grandmother seemed to have fallen into the same black hole once the book got rolling.  If you are looking for a simple summer read this is the book for you.

I was given this book free from Revell Publishing for my honest review.