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Waking Lazarus By D. J. Williams

 

Waking Lazarus by D. J. Williams
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STORY-LINE WAKING LAZARUS:

Author D. J. Williamsmystery crime novel, Waking Lazarus, an action-packed thriller, enmeshes the reader into a many-layered story-line.  Jake Harris’s commissioned by Doc Warren to write his memoir;  Doc’s an old friend of Jake’s estranged father.  Warren begins his narrative with his knowledge of Sister Evelyn, 1920’s evangelist.  When Jake finds Warren murdered the next day, his life takes on a full-tilt drive of a lifetime.  Jake received just enough information on Evelyn Shaw to whet his appetite.  What started as a memoir quickly morphed into a something much more;   the criminal elements of the world realize what has happened.  Jake Harris, down and out addict, finds himself involved in a fight for his life.

Deaths, shootouts, conspiracies, murders, and criminals galore, pepper this deeply involved story.   From the highest levels of government to an organization formed to protect the criminal underground and silence 1920’s Evangelist/revolutionary Sister Evelyn Harris, to present day arch criminals.  Come along and follow Jake and company as they ferret out the secrets of Sister Evelyn and the impact on the world today.  Who or what is Lazarus?  That is the sixty-four thousand dollar question, and only by reading Waking Lazarus can you find out!  Grab a comfortable seat, my mystery suspense novel/book reviews of Waking Lazarus follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Firstly, I must say how enthralled I was with this book.  I could not put it down.  From one fast-paced scene to another, author D. J. Williams leads the reader through a maze of conspiracies, criminals, and deaths.  In the beginning, I was not sure this book would be my cup of tea.  It did not take long before I knew this was a powerhouse of a book.  A complicated conspiracy with many intensely driven characters and layers, Williams hooks the reader and does not let go as he leads you through his story.  What a story this is!

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Soft On The Devil By Robert Lampros

 

Soft On The Devil by Robert Lampros
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STORY-LINE SOFT ON THE DEVIL BY ROBERT LAMPROS:

In Soft On The Devil by author Robert Lampros, the reader finds a twisted tale of murder, mystery, and corruption.   Christian Ian Phillips sees his neighbor, Cindy Myran outside his door, on the run, and needing help.  A week later she is dead.  Who killed party girl and druggie Cindy and why?  Running from criminals, watching his back, and trying to solve the murder of Cindy, Ian’s world has taken on a life of its own.

Grab a seat, my Christian mystery suspense book review of Soft On The Devil follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Although not my cup of tea, I found the author, Robert Lampros, in-cooperated everything needed to craft a successful novel.  With various character and clean writing, the right audience will like this mystery suspense thriller novelAuthor Robert Lampros included twists and turns in his plot lines.  I did not put the pieces together even though Lampros dropped hints along the way.  Also, Lampros included scripture Ian used to guide his life.  However he did not push religion on the reader.

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Guilty Deeds By Dominika Waclawiak

 

A Caine & Murphy Thriller Book 2

Guilty Deeds
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STORY-LINE GUILTY DEEDS BY DOMINIKA WACLAWIAK:

In Guilty Deeds Dominka Waclawiak, created another intense action packed suspense thriller which will grab the reader immediately.  Hold on tight for you are going on a roller coaster ride with Detective Eva Murphy and her partner Detective Larson; along with characters from book 1, Grim Angel.  After the conclusion of Grim Angel and finding the Jerry Killer, Eva’s returning to the LAPD from a months suspension.  Eva’s partner’s anything but thrilled to see her.  For Larson has a bad case of jealousy and insecurity.  When female torso’s begin showing up, mother’s are missing, children appear abused, and husbands which are sitting on the edge of brutality, they must try to work together again.

Eva and Larson must solve these murders quickly; before more bodies appears.  However, this serial killer’s smart; leaving no clues behind to aid in their investigation.  Eva’s running out of time to solve the case as the bodies mount.  Come along with Eva and journey through horror, spirits, and monsters.  My suspense thriller book review of Guilty Deeds follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

What a great book two Waclawiak crafted in Guilty Deeds.  Filled with twists and turns, suspense, thrills, paranormal elements, and mystery, I could not put this book down.  Although a stand alone read, I would recommend reading book 1 to enhance your reading enjoyment as it gives the insight into the characters and story-line.  Waclawiak kept me on the edge of my seat as she

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The Steps By Iveta Redliha

 

TRANSLATED BY KARINA LOZA

The Steps
The Steps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE THE STEPS BY IVETA REDLIHA:

The Steps, begins with a prologue in which a boy, ease-dropping hears his name and the word surrogacy.  Raised in an orphanage and determined to find his mother, he hears just enough to know he must find out more.  Fast forward to a grown man, Lucas, who can seem cold and menacing in an instance. He is on a mission; one which will either be successful or lead to destruction.

Reyna inherited Bradbury Mansion, in need of much repair, holds secrets which will affect many lives.  Unaware her mother purchased the mansion just before her suspicious death, Reyna needs to decide what to do with this falling down master piece.   Arriving to see her inheritance, Reyna quietly contemplates the grounds and mansion when a stranger suddenly appears.   Lucas introduces himself to Reyna as a neighbor;  she felt shivers run over her at the look in his eyes and his attitude.  Who is this man who keeps popping up when least expected?  How and why did her mother buy this mansion?  Leonora, Reyna’s mother, held dark secrets for many years which when revealed will change everything.  My review suspense thriller book review of The Steps follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Originally written in Latvian and translated to English, The Steps, grabs the reader immediately.   I found a few language issues, however, they did not affect my enjoyment of the book.  A fast paced thrill ride of secrets, lies, and a dark dank

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Caged: A Psychological Thriller By Onaiza Khan

 

 

Winner of the story peak contest, this is the brand new psychological thriller from India’s upcoming author Onaiza Khan

 

 

 

Caged by Khan
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STORY-LINE CAGED:

Author Onaiza Khan’s novel Caged  billed as a psychological thriller novel, is without question more.  Kidnapped by her new husband and kept locked in her room for three months, she begins to lose touch with reality.   She remembers abuse, hurting, and hearing another person screams of terror and pain.

What is real and what is not?  There is more to her story than appears on the surface.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:

Although not my cup of tea, I can without hesitation state the author developed the characters, varied story-lines, and for a new author the writing was well-done.  I did not find the editing problems mentioned in other reviews.  Also, the pace of story was in line with the length of the novel.

With a variety of characters, an original story-line and the correct audience, Caged will be a hit.  Nothing is as it seems in the beginning of the story.  The author keeps the reader guessing about who

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Midnight Burning By Karissa Laurel

 

 

Midnight Burning by Karissa Laurel
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STORY LINE MIDNIGHT BURNING:

Author Karissa Laurel creates an original paranormal mystery novel in Midnight Burning filled with humor, romance, adventure, and tension.

Raised in the foothills of North Carolina, twins Solina and Mani traveled different paths in life. Mani, seeking answers, journeyed to Alaska where he met death. Meanwhile, Solina worked with their mom and dad in the family bakery and dreamed. However, Solina’s dreams are not sweet gentle dreams of happily every after; nightmares follow sleep for Solina.

Solina travels to Alaska determined to find answers to Mani death. Seeking help from Mani’s friends and employer, Solina finds answers and unbelievable circumstances.

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Anonymous By Christine Benedict

 

 

THIS AWARDING WINNING NOVEL GARNERED

SIX NOMINATIONS AND AWARDS

 

 

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STORY-LINE ANONYMOUS:

Author Christine Benedict has created a spine tingling mystery thriller in her novel, Anonymous.  Set in 1984, a young couple will come face to face with the evil of humanity, the paranormal, and their own mortality.  Furthermore,  they live to tell the tale.  Do ghost exist?  Ask the real people who know this circa 1875 farmhouse.  Yes, it does exist and Ms. Benedict’s based Anonymous on this house and personal experience with a stalker.  The Monroe Falls Paranormal Society investigated this house and produced a documentary; link can found at bottom of page.

In 1984, Debra and Greg move into a run down circa 1875 farmhouse.  Containing 14 rooms, In need of extensive repairs, and far scarier than Debra could have ever imagined.  Birthed in a family of insanity, abused both mental and physical, Debra fights thoughts of following her mother’s insane path.  Meanwhile, things are happening in this old house; frightening things.  Finding herself alone with her thoughts, she befriends her neighbors.  Julie appears to have it all.  Yes she does, including a mysterious insane stalker.  Between Julie’s  stalker, Julie’s violent husband Kyle,  and a house trying to drive her crazy, Debra is hanging on by

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Engadine Aerie By Bluette Matthey

 

A Hardy Durkin Travel Mysteries series (Hardy Durkin Travel Mystery Book 5)

Engadine Aerie by Bluette Matthey
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STORY-LINE ENGADINE AERIE BY BLUETTE MATTHEY:

In Engadine Aerie, Hardy Durkin is in Switzerland helping his friend, Abbey, with a new skiing business adventure.  Everything seems normal until Hardy and Princess Maryam find a murdered body on the ski trail.  With attempts on his life, Isis, and terrorist on his trail, Hardy’s in for a rip-roaring time.  Add in the beautiful falcons and scenery, well you guessed it, Hardy’s solving another case.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

From the start of Engadine Aerie, the reader’s enmeshed in the beauty and history of Europe, past and present.  With great attention to detail, Matthey, gives insight to the past and present politics, as well as, wonderful history lessons on the Knights Templar.  The action begins almost immediately and continues to roll to the end of the novel.  With twists and turns, plots and sub plots,

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Remnants By Carolyn Arnold

 

 

Brandon Fisher FBI Series Book 6

REMNANTS BY CAROLYN ARNOLDD
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STORY-LINE REMNANTS BY CAROLYN ARNOLD:

Readers will find in Remnants an action packed suspenseful crime novel.  Set in Georgia, the FBI‘s investigating a series of horrible murders.  A serial killer‘s handy work is appearing in the Little Ogeechee River.

Brandon, Zach, Jack, and Paige are back in action.  FBI agents and profilers with the BAU, they must build a profile on this killer.  With missing limbs, painted blue bodies, and missing hearts, they believe they have ferreted out the killers reasoning.  Or have they?

Come along with Zach, Jack, Brandon, and Paige has they match wits with ultimate evil in the form of a unsub.  My thriller suspense crime novel review of Remnants follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Filled with nonstop action, FBI and police procedures, Remnants will grab the reader immediately.  Setting

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I See You By Clare Mackintosh

 

 

 

I See You By Clare Mackintosh
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STORY-LINE I SEE YOU:

I See You is an intense psychological thriller.  Zoe is an ordinary divorced mother of two, working everyday, daily riding the tube to and from work, and with a live in boyfriend.  However Zoe’s life takes a u-turn into a nightmare as she’s stalked by a psychological killer.  Seeing her face in an ad for findtheone.com, Zoe’s life will never be the same again.  Other women’s photo’s begin appearing in the same ad, then rapes, attacks, and murder occur.

One police officer believes her story, and follows through. Can the police keep Zoe safe?  Who is stalking these women and why?  What is findtheone.com?  Who is behind this evil?

Grab a seat, my psychological mystery thriller novel review of I See You follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

First, let me say, this novel made me consider the manner in which I conduct myself during my daily

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Casimir Bridge By Darren Beyer

 

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A Mystery, Suspense, Techno, Thriller At Its’ Best.  Casimir Bridge is not just for the sci-fi techno audience!  Clear your schedule, take a seat, and get ready for a thrill ride through space.

CASIMIR BRIDGE:  STORY LINE:

In Casimir Bridge, Reporter Mandi Nkosil, receives a mind-blowing tip along with documentation from an anonymous informant which will blow the top off AIC.  AIC is one of the largest companies in the world;  the information points to their involvement in a nuclear terror plot.  They are a science and technology giant with many enemies.

Mandi has found herself on the run from killers and evil men who do not want the world to discover the evidence framing AIC was the brain child of Greg Andrews.  The evil goes all the way to the hallowed halls

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The Bloodmoon Curse Cove Spirits Series: Book 2 by Karen Wiesner

Blood moon Curse

 

 

Love, Romance, Faith

Gothic Style Suspense, Horror, And Mystery At Its Best

 

 

 

What a story!  You have everything in this book by Author Karen Wiesner from deep faith in God, mystery, murder, terror, horror, suspense, and evil.  It left me gasping for breath; good heavens, what an attention grabbing novel.  What an imagination Ms. Wiesner possesses.

 

STORY LINE:

Cain and Amberlyn Lyons are at a cross roads in their life and marriage.  After several miscarriages and loosing a son just before birth, they are floundering in guilt, despair and grief.  Cain’s faith is

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A Time Of Torment By John Connolly

A Time Of Torment

“There’s a kind of evil that isn’t even in opposition to good, because good is an irrelevance to it.  It’s a foulness that’s right at the heart of existence, born with the stuff of the universe.  It’s in the decay to which all things tend.  It is, and it always will be, but in dying we leave it behind.  And while we’re alive?  We set our souls against it, and our saints and angels, too. Especially the destroying ones”

STORY LINE:

Charlie Parker is back in action in this fast paced thriller.  Author John Connolly has once again created a novel of intrigue, suspense, and mystery with paranormal elements.

Charlie Parker fights evil; evil of the most insidious kind, evil that seeks to erode the soul and framework of man.  Charlie Parker is a man who died and came back.  He is different now; he has a fire in his soul as he seeks to destroy evil as he senses and see things others can not.  Charlie Parker and his friends Angel and Louis will fight the ultimate evil in this novel from the imagination of John Connolly.

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The Lost Prophet By Francis B. McPike

the lost prophet

 

Vince Ramsey And April Are Back

Fighting Evil Men Committing Atrocious Crimes

Christian Fiction At Its Best

 

 

Author James B. McPike’s latest Christian fiction book is packed with action from start to finish. I love books based on biblical facts and/or biblical prophesy.  Find a relaxing seat and get ready for a roller coaster ride.

 

STORY LINE:

Religious prophet’s tombs are destroyed in Jerusalem;  tombs dating back to biblical times are gone forever.  Soldiers and innocent victims are murdered in an inhuman and inconceivable manner.

Vince Ramsey and girlfriend, April, are back in action again.  Vacationing in Tahiti, Vince is

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Far From True By Linwood Barclay

Far from True

Powerful Novel

Murder, Who Did It?

Don’t Pass This Book Up

This is the second book in the Promise Falls Trilogy by Linwood Barclay and the first of his books I have read and reviewed.  Mr. Barclay caught me up quickly with the back story.

 

Suspense Level:

I found I couldn’t wait to finish this book so I could read the first book of the trilogy.  Mr. Barclay created a lot of action, secrets, mystery, alternate life styles, crime, evil deeds, and a strange attacker with the number 23 on his clothing.  He keeps you guessing throughout the book as he introduces new situations

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The Vault by Karen Long

The Vault

 

 

Powerful, Suspense, Mystery, Murder

 

If you like all the above, this book has it all!

 

 

Story Line:

DI Eleanor Raven is back in action after a harrowing escape from a mad man in book 1 and the relationship with her new partner Detective Laurence Whitefoot is strained.

 

He knows a few things about Eleanor; Eleanor has secrets, deep dark secrets that she hides. Eleanor is also struggling to overcome the horror she went through six months ago.

 

A body is found in the dump after a fire and it’s a little strange, so strange Mackenzie Webber, a landfill

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