Good Girl, Bad Girl

Good Girl, Bad Girl? Which one is Evie? Evie is known in the press as Angel Face. As a young girl, she is found in a hidden room with a man long dead after being tortured. Evie claims to not remember anything from her former life—not even her name orContinue Reading

A Stranger on the Beach

Caroline Stark’s storybook life began to fall apart the night after she met a Stranger on the Beach. Caroline’s daughter, Hannah, is off to college leaving her alone at their swanky beach house. Jason, her husband of twenty years, is cheating on her and asks for a divorce. To getContinue Reading

Shamed

An Amish grandmother, Mary Yoder, is brutally killed and one of her granddaughters is kidnapped in Shamed, an Amish police procedural. Kate Burkholder is the former Amish and current police chief in small town, Painters Mill Ohio. Her first concern is locating special needs Elsie, age seven. The viciousness ofContinue Reading

Bark of Night

Bark of Night had me with the cute French Bulldog on the cover. But I stayed for the hatred of veggies and pronounced love of dogs evident in this conflicted defense lawyer protagonist’s cozy mystery. Truman, a healthy French Bulldog, is brought into a vet clinic to be euthanized. TheContinue Reading

Ten Years a Nomad

Budget travel guru Nomadic Matt turns introspective in Ten Years a Nomad. I was expecting more travel and less ruminating on why Matt is compelled to wander the world. I love his website but this book has a more internal focus. He tries, with varying success, to apply what heContinue Reading

Peach Clobbered

Peach Clobbered is a great start to Nina’s life after divorce and to the reader’s (hopefully) long journey through the Georgia B&B cozy mystery series. I’m already looking forward to the next one! Nina decides to start over after her divorce. She impulse buys a Queen Anne house in smallContinue Reading

Buried

FBI Agent Sayer Altair is leading a headline-grabbing serial killer case in Buried. Max Cho is hiking with his FBI human remains detection dog, Kona, when she frantically signals a dead body is nearby. While investigating, Max falls into a cave littered with old bones. The FBI is facing aContinue Reading

Bad Axe County

Heidi is a former Dairy Beauty Queen and the Bad Axe County, Wisconsin interim Sheriff. Her County has a heroin problem and hosts frequent stag parties in the backwoods. Heidi is trying to break up the old boy network of corruption within the Sheriff’s department. In addition, she attempts solvingContinue Reading

Truth or Die

In Truth or Die, Detective Sergeant Imogen and her partner (and friend with benefits), DS Adrian are investigating a professor’s death. The philosophy professor’s head was bashed in with a glass paperweight. Their sleuthing uncovers an awful truth playing out at the university. Both Imogen and Adrian are getting overContinue Reading