Tuesday 30 July 2013

The Never List by Koethi Zan

The Never ListThe Never List by Koethi Zan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A topical story with all the recent news bulletins about young abducted girls held captive. The terror and despair is very apparent in this captive turned detective story, you live through Sarah's, Tracy's and Christine's collective ordeals with Jack Derber. At times, I warn you may wince at their experiences. Jack is behind bars but eligible for parole and Sarah feels she cannot rely on the FBI to stop this happening. Overcoming all her fears she leads her cellar mates in finding the truth about her friend Jennifer. An excellent book and thoroughly recommended.

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Sunday 21 July 2013

Going Home by A American

Going Home (Going Home, #1)Going Home by A. American
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An "event" leaves Morgan a keen survivalist stranded miles from home. The story describes the adventure, danger and the gear he uses during his journey home. I have rated the book with 3 stars normally it would be a 4 star book but the overuse of acronyms and branding has killed off that star. Morgan joins forces with some others also seeking to go home, building friendships and together confronting all the hurdles placed along their route. Very little background is given as to how the event happened and the causes, I suspect this maybe reserved for the second book "Surviving Home". Overall it is a good story however you are distracted by the specialist indulgence.

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Thursday 11 July 2013

Waiting for the Storm to Pass by Bill Johnstone

Waiting for the Storm to PassWaiting for the Storm to Pass by Bill Johnstone
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A very easy and enjoyable read. Mike McCabe a journalist returning to Washington, resurrects his interest in an old story and gets more than he bargained for. As the body count starts to rise, we are introduced to the other main character, the investigating detective Lieutenant Kovarik. They conduct two separate investigations which eventually converge to provide the full picture. This is not a book full of twist and turns, nor is it gripping but it does deliver a well constructed and interesting story. Recommended.

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Friday 5 July 2013

Death Canyon by David R Bertsch

Death Canyon: A Jake Trent NovelDeath Canyon: A Jake Trent Novel by David R Bertsch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jake Trent a retired attorney turned fishing guide just can't leave his old investigative job alone, and looks into some strange deaths in Jackson Hole where he lives, one of the victims he finds himself. Jake is not alone, Noelle Klimpton a park ranger is also curious and teams up with Jake to try and solve the mysterious deaths. All the time minor earthquakes continue to increase in frequency and intensity, adding tension to the already tense situation. The author builds up suspense very well producing an excellent page turner with no dull chapters. He also explores the concept of governments working on projects behind the public's back, starting with good intentions but losing the plot. I recommend you read this and be well entertained whilst exploring the countryside of Wyoming

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