Lisa Rayburn is a psychologist and T.J. Peacock is a former police officer turned security consultant. Together they vow to do what the police will not—find out why so many abused women are disappearing in the Milwaukee area. When Lisa’s doppelgänger is killed they know they’re getting close to a person who will do anything to keep his or her secret.
In Death In Bagheria by Susan Russo Anderson, it’s 1870 and Serafina is a Sicilian midwife who is well known for solving crimes. Dismissive aristocrat, Sister Genoveffa, believes her mother has been murdered and hires Serafina to look into the case. Serafina travels to Sicily’s Gold Coast to investigate but will she be able to stay alive long enough to unmask the killer? Death In Bagheria (A Serafina Florio Mystery) is the third novel in the Serafina Florio series.
In Never Tell by Alafair Burke, N.Y.P.D. Homicide Detective Ellie Hatcher, and her partner J.J. Rogan are called to the scene of what appears to be a suicide. A sixteen-year-old with an eating disorder slashes her wrists in the bathtub and even leaves a suicide note. When the wealthy parents of the deceased use their money and connections to bring an investigation, Ellie soon realizes that there’s more to this case than meets the eye.
Reviewer warning: This Review contains spoilers about the previous two books in the series.
In Pale Horse by Brett Battles, Implementation Day has arrived and Daniel Ash and his team are on hand to stop it but the devious Olivia has other plans. Now that the virus has been released, who will survive? Will Daniel ever see his children again and will those who seek to take over humanity succeed?
In The Innocent by David Baldacci, Will Robie is a government assassin who likes to watch the normal people that live around him and hopes to live to be like them one day. To that end, he’s started attending neighbor events and has started a flirtation with an attractive woman across the hall. When he aborts his newest assignment due to a crisis of conscience only to find that his handler had a back-up plan, Robie goes on the run and meets a 14-year-old girl with people after her. Robie vows to find a way to keep her safe and, hopefully, save himself at the same time.
In Hollywood Station by Joseph Wambaugh, readers are introduced to the first Hollywood Station novel, to the colorful characters of the LAPD’s Hollywood division. While there is an overlying plot involving a jewelry store robbery, this book is more about the cop who is an aspiring actor, the wise and time-worn dispatcher, the breastfeeding mother returning to work and two cops who would rather be following the waves. As the Oracle says, “Police work can be the most fun you ever had.”
In Open Season (A Joe Pickett Novel) by C.J. Box, Joe Pickett is a newly appointed game warden to Twelve Sleep County, Wyoming. Before his appointment he gave the governor a ticket for fishing without a license; so draw your own conclusions as to if he and his family being sent to the back of beyond is punishment or not. Within a few weeks, he stops a local for hunting over his limit only for that local to take Joe’s gun. The man is found a dead-on Joe’s woodpile a few months later. Joe must find out who killed the man — and it’s up to Joe’s daughter to tell him about the strange creatures she found in the woodpile after the body was removed, except she’s always wanted a pet and wants to keep them to herself. Will she give her father this vital clue before it’s too late?
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