Romantic Suspense

B
The Chemist

Stephenie Meyer is one of those authors who arouses mixed feelings on my part. I absolutely despised Twilight - although to be fair, I only read the first seven chapters before deciding there were too many great books to read without wasting my time on teenaged girls helplessly mooning after sparkly ...

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When All the Girls Have Gone

Jayne Ann Krentz is the author who turned me into a romance reader in the late 1990s. While I’ve liked many of her recent books, I never expected I would give another a DIK, until I read When All the Girls Have Gone. It’s truly one of my favorites of hers. Charlotte’s Sawyer’s sister is a ...

B+
The Dollmaker

The Dollmaker is book two in Mary Burton's Forgotten Files series, and even though I have not read the previous book (The Shark), I had no problem following the story as this one works perfectly well as a standalone. Dr. Tessa McGowan has just started a new job as a medical examiner when the body ...

C+
Bodyguard

James Patterson's new Bookshots line (a fancy name for novellas) promises 'Under 150 pages; Under $5, Impossible To Put Down' and 'Life Moves Fast, Books Should Too'. They are available currently in two categories – thriller and romance and can be read on any electronic device.  Bodyguard by Jess ...

B-
More Than a Lawman

Hands down, More than a Lawman has the most unusual opening for a romance I’ve read this year: the book opens with the heroine hanging like a slab of meat in a locked freezer. When she looks around the freezer she discovers eight – now dead – individuals hanging there along with her. This unus ...

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Poison Evidence

Poison Evidence is the latest (seventh) book in Rachel Grant’s Evidence series of Romantic Suspense novels, and in it, she looks at the fascinating world of the technology of intelligence gathering and surveillance and how it can be used and adapted by academics seeking to study and enlighten as w ...

C
Landon

Delores Fossen delivers the next volume of her Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch series in the form of the dramatic love story between Deputy Landon Ryland and Tessa Sinclair. Landon has returned to his hometown to investigate the passing of his cousin Emmett, who has died violently with the words ‘ ...

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Bitter Legacy

I came upon this newly released novel by accident when it was commended by two authors whose work I admire. I am so glad I accepted their recommendation and bought this book. Bitter Legacy is the début novel by Dal Maclean and it is wonderful. I have recycled some of the book’s blurb in my descri ...

D
Catching Heat

Catching Heat is the third and final book in Janice Cantore's Cold Case Justice series. Having been a huge fan of the TV show Cold Case, I was initially excited to read this novel. That excitement, however, was soon tempered when none of the cases featured in Catching Heat managed to hold my attenti ...

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Badlands

I cut my teeth on historicals and romantic suspense, so I always enjoy an excuse to dive back into either of these subgenres.  I’d read all but one of the books in Jill Sorenson’s Aftershock series and inexplicably the one I’d neglected was the one that intrigued me most. Badlands reunites ...