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Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey



MY REVIEW:

I’m not sure how she does it but Dani Pettrey continues to up her game with each and every novel. I loved here Alaskan Courage series and so far each installment of her Chesapeake Bay series has been better than the previous one. “Blind Spot” has taken things to another level.

One thing I really like about this series is the group of friends, all in different branches of law enforcement, who work together. Wives and girlfriends are also involved in the cases at some level too. I enjoy seeing the featured characters from the previous books having an actual role in the story and not just a cameo appearance. In “Blind Spot” the reader is treated to more than one exciting case, each with a critical time frame. Declan and Tanner are racing against time to stop a possible terrorist threat that could kill many but clues are hard to come by. Griffin and Parker have another case to solve, the unexpected murder of an old mentor. It too takes some unexpected twists that adds to the intensity of the plot. And by-the-way, the gang did finally learn a bit about their missing friend Luke but that’s all I have to say about it.

Needless to say “Blind Spot” was a definite page-turner that I couldn’t put down. Unfortunately that means that I found myself at the end much too soon. As most readers of suspense series can guess, the cases were resolved but there are still unanswered questions that must be addressed in the final book of the series. So now we all have to wait for “Dead Drift” in July 2018 to learn the rest of the story.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by the author. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.



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The Wrath is Coming. But They Don’t Know Where–Or When.

“The wrath is coming” were the final words that FBI agent Declan Grey heard the suicide bomber say. Now Declan is in the chase of his life–but isn’t sure exactly what he’s chasing after or when the threat will be unleashed on American soil. When his investigation’s best clue leads him to a closed immigrant community, he turns to Tanner Shaw for assistance. She’s sought justice for refugees and the displaced around the world, and if there’s anyone who can help him, it’s Tanner.

Tanner Shaw has joined the FBI as a crisis counselor . . . meaning she now has more opportunity to butt heads with Declan. As they work together to uncover the mounting threat, the tension between them also includes a spark she can’t deny–and she’s pretty sure Declan feels the same. But before anything more can develop, they find themselves in a race against time to stop the coming “wrath” that could cost thousands their lives.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Photo Credit: © Michael Pettrey Photography

Praised by New York Times bestselling author Dee Henderson as “a name to look for in romantic suspense,” Dani Pettrey’s novels have sold more than 300,000 copies. Dani combines the page-turning adrenaline of a thriller with the chemistry and happy-ever-after of a romance novel. Her novels stand out for their “wicked pace, snappy dialogue, and likable characters” (Publishers Weekly), “gripping storyline[s],” (RT Book Reviews), and “sizzling undercurrent of romance” (USA Today).

Dani’s adventure-focused Alaskan Courage series climbed the CBA bestseller lists, with Submerged staying in the top twenty for five consecutive months. The five-book series also won multiple awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award, two HOLT Medallions, and Christian Retailing’s Best Award, among others. She turns her attention to crime and law enforcement in her home state of Maryland in her new Chesapeake Valor series, starting with Cold Shot, which Library Journal called, “a harrowing and thrilling ride.” For more information about her novels, visit danipettrey.com.

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Kill Zone: Ten Deadly Thrillers – Kindle Edition



MY REVIEW:

I preordered “Kill Zone” shortly after it was offered for presale (back in July I think) and have eagerly awaited its appearance on my Kindle. What could be better than a nearly 1200 page ebook filled with suspense novellas by ten different authors, many of them my favorites. At the moment, my calendar is pretty full of commitments to review other books so I haven’t had a chance to dig into it as I’d like but I did take the time to read “Malicious Intent” by Jordyn Redwood. If all the others are as good, the $0.99 I paid will be a tremendous bargain. It alone is worth what I spent.

“Malicious Intent” is the prequel to Ms. Redwood’s Bloodline series and features the first case that Brett Sawyer and Nathan Long worked together. The clever plot features a suspense author under suspicion for several murders that mimic her best-selling novels. All the evidence points to her but she is also receiving threatening notes from a stalker. The story will have its readers on edge as they attempt to maneuver through all the plot twists and surprises woven through this gripping novella. I refused to stop reading until I reached its end. I loved this faith-based suspense and would recommend the entire ebook based on this one novella. Don’t wait too long and miss the great deal on it now.

“Kill Zone” is still on sale for $0.99 but the price will soon rise so grab a copy while you can at this price  – http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B073QZYY6W/



ABOUT THE BOOK:

Espionage, hacking, police procedural, international crime and intrigue, covert action, spy, secret police, revenge, snipers…and so much more! Ten brand-new, never-before published novellas of suspense, intrigue, and thrills from ten bestselling Christian thriller authors, all packed into this one anthology. KILL ZONE is available for a limited time only. Read new stories by:

  • Rick Acker
  • Christy Barritt
  • Patricia Bradley
  • Braxton DeGarmo
  • Luana Ehrlich
  • Heather Day Gilbert
  • Heather I. James
  • Robert Liparulo
  • Jordyn Redwood
  • Jan Thompson

SECRETS

NEW from Bestselling Author Rick Acker
Everyone has secrets. Silicon Valley billionaire Scott Sherman’s could forever change three women’s lives—and possibly much, much more.

THE WRECKING

NEW from Daphne du Maurier Award-winning, Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author Christy Barritt
A car crash on a lonely road turns into a nightmare for Andie Meadows when she’s abducted by a serial killer. When the killer begins his terror again years later, she’s the only one who can help the FBI find him before he strikes again.

REVENGE
NEW from Inspirational Readers Choice Award-winning, USA Today Bestselling Author Patricia Bradley
Murder becomes a case of mistaken identity at a remote drug rehab. An old threat resurfaces, and Andi Hollister finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer.

TEN SECONDS TIL…

NEW from Critically-acclaimed Author Braxton DeGarmo
An explosion kills three well-known thugs, and Detective Seamus O’Connor and the Major Case Squad are called in to assist with the investigation. When additional bombings target criminals who have escaped justice, the hunt begins for a vigilante. But as O’Connor begins to close in, the hunter becomes the prey.

ONE STEP BACK

NEW from Award-winning Author Luana Ehrlich
When CIA intelligence officer Titus Ray attempts to recruit an Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran, he puts himself in the crosshairs of the Iranian secret police and triggers a series of events leading to deadly consequences.

UNDERCUT

NEW from Grace Award-winning, Bestselling Author Heather Day Gilbert
When Marine sniper-turned-lumberjack Zane Boone finds himself in the crosshairs of vengeful terrorists, will he be able to protect Molly McClure and save his own heart in the process?

BURN TIME

New from Award-winning, Critically-acclaimed Author Heather I. James
Charlotte finds herself at the end of a prison term for committing a felony against a man who deserved it. Upon her release, she finds that he is coming after her. Not for revenge but because he believes she has something of his, something that could put him away for life and topple a criminal enterprise.

FULL DRAW

NEW from Bestselling Author Robert Liparulo
After a lifetime of obsession, a vast fortune, and countless murders, Anton Talisen is on the brink of unleashing a powerful, ancient secret against mankind. Hutch has three days to stop him.

MALICIOUS INTENT

NEW from Critically-acclaimed Author Jordyn Redwood
Bestselling thriller author Lexie Sloan’s life upends when people close to her wind up dead, mirroring the plots of her award-winning novels. Is she the killer? Or is someone out to frame her?

ZERO SUM

NEW from USA Today Bestselling Author Jan Thompson
She opens a case she cannot close.
If he helps her solve it, he will die.

FBI Special Agent Stella Evans finds the last surviving computer consultant who holds the key to destroying a terrorist organization’s global network, but Cayson Yang may not live long enough to dismantle the computer system.

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Crisis Shot by Janice Cantore



MY REVIEW:

The first book in a new series by Janice Cantore, “Crisis Shot” features Tess O’Rourke, a commander in the Long Beach, California police department. Although cleared by a grand jury after the death of an unarmed young man, Tess is harassed by a popular blogger who keeps the citizens stirred up against her. For the sake of the department, Tess is persuaded to accept a job as police chief in the small town of Rogue’s Hollow, Oregon. Used to life in the big city, Tess has difficulty settling into her new position, especially since the town’s residents are not very welcoming. Resigned to serving in a routine, somewhat boring job, Tess makes the best of things and eventually makes a few friends. Everything quickly changes when her new best friend disappears and the town has its first murder.

Although some reviewers have complained that “Crisis Shot” does not have as much action and suspense as some of Cantore’s previous novels, I found that it held my attention quite well. The plot moves along at a steady pace as the reader gets to know what drives Tess and becomes familiar with her background as well as learning a bit about Rogue’s Hollow. The action picks up when the murder is discovered and suspicions about the possible connection with the missing woman. Plenty of mystery and surprises are involved in solving the case.

This novel does not contain much in the way of romance but by its end, there are two possible love interests for Tess. I am eager to read the next installment in order to see where that trail takes her. I would also like to know which of the two men is the one on the book cover. I couldn’t decide.

I liked the fact that the characters and situations were natural and believable. Everything was not resolved with a happy-ever-after but life tends to be that way sometimes. I have always enjoyed books by this author and “Crisis Shot” did not disappoint.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by The Tyndale Blog Network. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.



ABOUT THE BOOK:

Tess O’Rourke dreams of becoming the first female chief of police in Long Beach, California. As commander of the East Division, she is well on her way . . . until the night she responds to an officer-needs-assistance call and fatally shoots an unarmed teenager. Despite being cleared of wrongdoing by a grand jury, Tess is so hounded by the public that she takes a job in Oregon to escape the bad press.

Winning over the residents of Rogue’s Hollow might be more difficult than adjusting to her new role as police chief in the small, backwater town. Especially when her closest friend, the pastor’s wife, goes missing and the woman’s cousin is found shot. Tess finds an ally in sheriff’s deputy Steve Logan, but as they track down Rogue’s Hollow’s first murderer, she worries that she’s breaking one of her rules and getting too close to him.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Janice Cantore is a retired Long Beach police officer who now writes suspense novels to keep readers engrossed and leave them inspired. Her twenty-two years of experience on the force lend authenticity to her stories. She has penned six novels, the Pacific Coast Justice series, Visible Threat, and Critical Pursuit. Drawing Fire is the first book in the Cold Case Justice series.

Visit Janice’s website at www.janicecantore.com and connect with her on Facebook.

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Beneath Copper Falls by Colleen Coble



MY REVIEW:

In the eagerly anticipated return to Rock Harbor, “Beneath Copper Falls”, Colleen Coble has proven once again that she is a master of suspense.  This dark tale of a stalker and murders should have readers attempting to decide if the same person is guilty of both crimes. Definitely a page-turner, this novel had me holding my breath at times while the pages never stopped turning. It was one of those books that made me have to know what would happen yet I did not want it to end.

“Beneath Copper Falls” took me with Dana and Boone along a tangled web of danger and mystery. I enjoyed watching their relationship develop and admired how Dana was able to overlook Boone’s physical appearance to see the beauty of his inner person. It was fun to touch base with Rock Harbor residents I met in the earlier books. Funny how they seem so real!

Although this book is technically part of the Rock Harbor series, it can easily stand alone and would be a good place to try one of Colleen Coble’s books if you haven’t done so already. Take it from me, once you read one of her novels, you will probably want to read them all.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Amazon Vine. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.



ABOUT THE BOOK:

Dana has already learned that love isn’t safe . . . but could it be different in Rock Harbor?

As a 911 dispatcher, Dana Newell takes pride in being calm in tough circumstances. In addition to her emotionally-charged career, she’s faced enough emergencies in her own life. She recently escaped her abusive fiancé to move to tranquil Rock Harbor where she hopes life will be more peaceful.

But the idyllic town hides more danger and secrets than it first appeared. Dana is continually drawn to her new friend Boone, who has scars inside and out. Then she answers a call at her job only to hear a friend’s desperate screams on the other end. Soon the pain in her past collides with the mysteries of her new home—and threatens to keep her from the future she’s always wanted.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has written numerous romantic suspense novels including The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens, and Beneath Copper Falls. Visit her website at ColleenCoble.com, Twitter: @colleencoble, Facebook: colleencoblebooks.

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