Romantic Suspense

B-
The Perfect Family

Jessica Clayton is alone in the world. With the exception of her dog Ben and her friend and business partner Sol, Jessica has no true family. Or so she thinks. Her father is long since deceased and her mother left when she was a baby. She is confused when she receives an invitation to a family reuni ...

C+
Voices Carry

When I think of this book, the first word that comes to mind is "meandering." The plot wanders around, the time frame switches without much warning, and the story is told in fits and starts. Sometimes a gradual build-up can heighten the suspense, and this latest effort by Mariah Stewart does do that ...

B+
Run For Your Life

Genuine suspense is hard to find in fiction these days, which is why I was so impressed by Andrea Kane's Run For Your Life. It's a well-written, beautifully paced thriller with a surprising outcome. Since the Grisham well seems to have run dry, I think this would make an excellent movie. Victo ...

D
On Thin Ice

Unpolished writing and implausible plot lines combine to make On Thin Ice a mediocre, not-very-suspenseful story when it had the potential to be more. It was particularly disappointing because I had enjoyed the author's earlier The Ripple Effect quite a bit. Ellie Kramer, or El ...

D
Blind Faith

While I was reading Blind Faith I kept having flashbacks to dumb-but-lovable action TV series like Remington Steele. The plotting in this romantic suspense novel is on about the same goofball level as those shows, but unfortunately without eye candy on the order of Pierce Brosnan and worse, without ...

B-
Out of the Shadows

Kay Hooper concludes her psychic suspense trilogy with a bang. This final installment features the one character who's appeared in both previous titles - FBI agent Noah Bishop. Noah, of course, gets his man, but this time he gets his lady, too. Miranda Knight serves as sheriff in a small Tenne ...

F
Wild Enough For Willa

I've encountered many characters in my time. Some I liked, some I didn't care about, a few I loved. Not since the time I read Harold Robbins have I came across a character I disliked as immediately and thoroughly as Luke McKade, the hero of Wild Enough For Willa. When we meet Luk ...

B
Kiss and Kill

A lot of romantic suspense being currently written suffers from one of two problems. Some have too much suspense/not enough romance or vice versa. Others have a mish-mash of the two, little character development, and nothing to engage the reader. Happily, Kiss and Kill manages to avoid all these pit ...

D
Paradise County

I know Karen Robards is a popular author, so, after reading Paridise County, I debated what to say in my review. My final answer? Well, the truth is, at $24.95, this book is so not worth the money, I hardly know where to begin. When wealthy Charles Haywood is found dead of a self-inflicted gunsh ...

B+
Hiding in the Shadows

I can't believe I waited this long to read something by Kay Hooper! This is the best suspense story I've read lately, with a good psychological twist at the end that's as surprising as the one in the movie The Sixth Sense. It may make some readers unhappy, though. Dinah Leighton is an investig ...