Performed by Eric Meyers
Category: Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Audiobook, Book Review
The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.
Adam Price leads a contented life in a well-to-do neighbourhood with his wife, Corinne and his two boys, little knowing his world was about to be shattered by a stranger.
Something a little different today as I welcome Jill Caugherty with her review of Hearts of the Missing by Carol Potenza. Carol is an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at New Mexico State University. She and her husband live in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Hearts of the Missing, her debut novel, is the winner of the 2017 Tony Hillerman Prize.
Over to Jill…
Carol Potenza’s brilliantly-plotted debut mystery, Hearts of the Missing, won the 2017 Tony Hillerman Prize and was published in December 2018. Although I don’t typically read mysteries, I was completely enthralled by this gripping whodunit story, made all the more compelling by Potenza’s excellent writing.
Today I have an interview with K.J. McGillick, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources, as part of the mini blog blitz for ONE.
Where did/do you get your ideas from?
The ideas from my books come from my varied and usual background in the law, medicine and international travel.
How do you pick your characters names?
Some just come to me and others I try to pick based upon the ethnicity after doing some research.
Performed by Peter Forbes
Published: January 2020 by riverrun
Category: Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Audiobook, Book Review
A silent vow.
A silent life.
A silent death.
Spain, 2020. When ex-pat fugitive Jack Cleland watches his girlfriend die, gunned down in a pursuit involving officer Cristina Sanchez Pradell, he promises to exact his revenge by destroying the policewoman.
A phone call from a concerned neighbour sets in motion a chain of events that results in bloodshed and ruined lives.
Published: January 2020 by Canelo Hera
Category: Murder, Crime Fiction, Thriller, Psychological, Book Review
Henry and Caroline Redfearne’s annual ball is the hottest social event of the year.
But the fun is cut short by the discovery of their son’s body, apparently the victim of a frenzied assault. He was last seen heading off with 17-year-old Sophie Blackwood, and a blood trail seems to show that Sophie has been kidnapped.
Dani Stephens is still coping with a traumatic brain injury—the consequence of her serial killer brother’s attack. Her personality changed in the aftermath, leaving her prone to mood swings and impatience but she is slowly improving and her concentration is better. That is until her brother intrudes in her present case.
Performed by Edoardo Ballerini
Released: November 2019 on Audible
Category: Collection of Novellas, Thriller, Suspense, Audiobook, Book Review
If our memories make us who we are, who is a man without any? Nameless has only a gun, missions from a shadowy agency, and one dead aim: dispense justice when the law fails. As he moves from town to town, driven by splintered visions of the past and future, he’s headed toward the ultimate confrontation…
Nameless comprises six novella length stories (they can be bought separately) with hints of the supernatural and horror, about a man with no past.
As the end of 2019 is almost upon us, it’s favourite books of the year time!
It’s always a difficult choice to narrow the list down to twenty, but I do enjoy looking back at the books I’ve read during the year.
So, in no particular order…
Category: Dystopian, Post Apocalyptic, Psychological, Thriller, Book Review
The UK, year 2139
One hundred and fifteen years ago, a mysterious virus wiped out ninety-five per cent of humanity.
Blackthorn, the largest settlement in England, rose from the ashes of the devastated old world. It is a troubled city, where the workers live in crude shacks, and make do with the worst of everything.
It is a city of violent divisions, crime, and an over-populated jail block―until a charismatic traveller has a miraculous vision and promises to bring hope back to the people’s lives.