Tear It Down is a rip-roaring adventure into the underbelly of Memphis with Peter Ash’s haunted military veteran taking down drug dealers with the help of his friends and girlfriend, June.
Peter gets antsy when he stays at home too much so June sends him to her friend, Wanda, in Tennessee whose house has been vandalized. While there, he gets involved with drug gangs, bandits and hidden treasure.
I can’t believe I have never heard of this series before and this is book four. Even though I received a copy from Edelweis+, I couldn’t stop reading it to drive to work so I bought the audiobook! The audiobook narrator uses his skills with accents to great effect, which makes it easy to tell the characters apart (even in heavy traffic). It made my hour long commute fly by.
Tear It Down is fantastic with both a great plot and great characters. This series is highly recommended for Jack Reacher fans as Peter is even more of a loose cannon. 5 stars!
Thanks to G.P. Putnam’s Sons and Edelweiss+ for a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Posted in Diane's Favorites, Mystery & Thrillers, New Books Tagged with: Jan 15 2019, ptsd, series
Everyone has secrets in the Perfect Liar.
Susannah has finally reached the good life with her second husband, Max, and her son, Freddy. Then a note is tacked to her door, “I know who you are”. Susannah assumes the note is meant for her. However, Max also has secrets to hide.
The Perfect Liar is a compelling read. However, I thought some of the plot was left dangling at the end. The two twists were fun. I would recommend this book to thriller readers looking to lose some sleep the night they start reading it. 3 stars.
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
Posted in Mystery & Thrillers, New Books Tagged with: family drama, Jan 15 2019
With brief descriptions of their lifestyles, Rock Stars at Home offers an inside look at lives that can only be dreamed of by regular folks.
Starting with Frank Sinatra’s famous Palm Springs home all the way to Noel Gallagher from Oasis, this book has a chapter for fans of all ages. It also goes outside the rock genre with Ike & Tina Turner, Johnny Cash and Michael Jackson. Some of the stories are familiar like Neverland Ranch—others not like Blondie’s start in the 1970s Bowery slum. There are separate features on the rock lifestyle like chartered jets and rock hotels.
Overall, Rock Stars at Home is a good choice for rock (especially in the 70s and 80s) fans. I would have enjoyed more pictures. 3 stars.
Thanks to Apollo Publishers and NetGalley for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
Posted in Mystery & Thrillers, New Books Tagged with: Jan 15 2019, music, photography