All Hallow’s Eve: The One Night It’s Bad To Be Good by Carolyn McCray

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Published        August 28th 2011         by Off Our Meds MultiMedia                      

    (first published August 8th 2011)           

People are being martyred but not for their faith. Instead the deaths are part of a serial killer’s sick game as he chooses his victim by their name… then kills them in that Saint’s grisly manner.

 

Review –

This is another one that took we a while to finish. I enjoyed the storyline and it wasn’t hard to read but it did not hold my attention.

I had a hard time determining if the book was written for adults( the crimes and police involvement) or for young adults (blood,gore and slasher movie type of actions)

It an okay read but I won’t read it again any time soon.

 

Nowhere Blvd by Ryan Notch

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Published        December 28th 2011         by Amazon Digital Services, Inc

Eleven year old Spencer Williams mysteriously re-appears in his bedroom after having been missing for two years. The story of where he’s been is one no sane person would believe, a tale of being kidnapped by a creature out of legend and taken to a strange underworld. A place where missing children the world over are subjected to horrible experiments by the original boogie man, the living nightmare known as Smiling Jack.

Spencer keeps his secrets, happy to have been the only child ever to have escaped the clutches of Smiling Jack and his minions. With his nightmares fading into the past, Spencer returns home and tries to live a normal life. But when his baby sister goes missing, will Spencer be willing to take the ultimate risk to save her?

Review –

It took me some time to get into the book and each page seemed harder and harder to turn.  I just never really cared for it. Maybe I just read it at the wrong time.  Perhaps I’ll go back and read it again someday.

A Body In The Backyard (A Myrtle Clover Mystery) by Elizabeth Spann Craig

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Publication Date:October 28, 2012

It’s just an ordinary day for octogenarian sleuth Myrtle Clover—until her yardman discovers a dead body planted in her backyard. This death isn’t cut and dried—the victim was bashed in the head with one of Myrtle’s garden gnomes.
Myrtle’s friend Miles recognizes the body and identifies him as Charles Clayborne… reluctantly admitting he’s a cousin. Charles wasn’t the sort of relative you bragged about—he was a garden variety sleaze, which is very likely why he ended up murdered. As Myrtle starts digging up dirt to nip the killings in the bud, someone’s focused on scaring her off the case. Myrtle vows to find the murderer…before she’s pushing up daisies, herself.
 
Review –
This was the first book in this series that I have read and while I enjoyed it I probably will not read any others.  There was nothing to really make the book stand out.  The story was  good and  the viewpoint of an elderly person is different but not different enough to make me want to invest in others in the series.
 
 
 

 

 

 

On Call: An Original Short Story by Michael Palmer

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Publication Date:October 16, 2012

An original ebook short story from Bestselling thriller author Michael Palmer featuring Dr. Lou Welcome in his first crime-solving role: a murder at his medical school for which he is a person of interest. Working with a classmate—and fellow suspect—Dr. Welcome soon discovers that the circumstances behind this tragedy aren’t exactly like they seem. This story includes the prologue and first chapter of the new Dr. Lou Welcome book POLITICAL SUICIDE, on sale January 8th, 2013. [Word Count: 9,303, Approximate Pages: 40]

Review –

Although I am new to the reading of Michael Palmer, I have come to like the character of Gabe Singleton and since he is included in this short story I had to read it.

Mr. Palmer did not let me down.  Though short the story held my interest and left me want ing more.

I will continue to read Michael Palmer and suggest that if you like books by Robin Cook, to give this one a try.

Panic by Sharon M Draper

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Release date: March 12, 2013
This gripping and chillingly realistic novel from New York Times bestselling author Sharon Draper shows that all it takes is one bad decision for everything to change.Diamond knows not to get into a car with a stranger.But what if the stranger is well-dressed and handsome? On his way to meet his wife and daughter? And casting a movie that very night—a movie in need of a star dancer? What then?Then Diamond might make the wrong decision.

It’s a nightmare come true: Diamond Landers has been kidnapped. She was at the mall with a friend, alone for only a few brief minutes—and now she’s being held captive, forced to endure horrors beyond what she ever could have dreamed, while her family and friends experience their own torments and wait desperately for any bit of news.

From New York Times bestselling author Sharon Draper, this is a riveting exploration of power: how quickly we can lose it—and how we can take it back.

Review –

Believable plot, nicely developed characters, intense and raw, but now too much and as easy read. What more can a reader ask for?

This was my first reading of anything by the author but it won”t be my last.