Books by Laurie Breton

C+
Die Before I Wake

I've picked up more than my fair share of gothics at the UBS and I've enjoyed most of them. When I started reading Die Before I Wake, I thought I had stumbled upon a fabulous throwback to the gothics of old. The subtle but unrelenting aura of menace was there, as was the heroine isolated from all ...

B
Lethal Lies

Fans of romantic suspense who enjoy mature, adult characters who don't flounce around and act silly will love Lethal Lies, and readers who are tired of the psychic-heroine-versus-skeptic-cop storyline will rejoice - there's not a trace of the woo-woo stuff to be found here. For years, Chelsea ...

B+
Mortal Sin

Mortal Sin is one of the best books I've read in 2004. However, I know as I write this that not everyone will like it as much as I did. Containing a myriad of hot-button issues such as the state of the Catholic church, a priest hero undergoing a crisis of self, teen runaways, porn shops, a heroine w ...

B-
Final Exit

Final Exit is the kind of book that normally wouldn't warrant a recommendation. It's a standard-issue serial killer tale that deals in all the typical scenes and obvious clich├ęs. The difference is that Laurie Breton's writing is so strong that it makes an ordinary story anything but. ...

B-
Coming Home

Bad cover art and an unknown publisher made me hesitant to read this book, but I was pleasantly surprised. Though it meanders near the end, Laurie Breton has written a story that involves the reader in the story of a woman who faces love and adversity, finding herself in the process. S ...

B
Black Widow

After reading a parade of mediocre books and outright duds recently, I was starting to wonder if I was ever going to like anything again. Black Widow has restored my faith in the publishing world. It's not exactly perfect, but it's well written and solidly enjoyable. And even more impressive - this ...