Tag Archives: crime thriller

The Survivor by Sean Slater

So after reading Snakes & Ladders by Sean Slater my husband tells me he has the first book in the Detective Striker series. This pleased me enormously so I got straight to reading it.

I was not disappointed it was another fantastic read, the tension was palpable and for some the the horror was real. I couldn’t put the book down as I along with the detectives wanted to know who was behind a horific crime and why the crime was commited.

I will definatley be getting the other books by Sean Slater as so far his crimes have touched me, his detective makes me happy and the killers always allude me. A must read for all crime fans.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under book reviews

Snakes & Ladders by Sean Slater 

This book is my first ever encounter with author Sean Slater and I have to say this read was fantastic. I am pleased to have discovered him and I will definatley be reading more of his books.

Set in Canada which is a nice change for a crime thriller. Snakes & Ladders follows the Vancover homicide detective Striker muddle his way through crimes that are laced with deception, murder and the confusion that is mental illness on a large scale.

For lovers of a crime thriller that you can really sink your teeth into then give Sean Slater a try. For all the twists and turns this read is awesome, well worth a read. 

Leave a comment

Filed under book reviews

Private No. 1 Suspect by James Patterson 

If you like fast paced and full throttle action then you will love James Patterson. His novels are a fantastic and gripping way to pass the time.

This story is part of the Private series that Patterson writes and I have to say that if you were going to read these I would start at the beginning of the series. Each book has it’s own plot but the characters and their history is the same throughout the series.

In this book Jack, the owner of Private is prime suspect in the murder of his ex girlfriend. Especially as she is found murdered in his bed! Each of the team have other cases that are taking up valuable time but can they help Jack prove his innocence before they all reach breaking point? 

As I said before these books are great time fillers and the pages just seem to turn themselves. If you are a fan of crime fiction then I must recommended the great James Patterson.

Leave a comment

Filed under book reviews

The Quickie by James Patterson 

This book for me is the definition of a quick read, it was so page turning that I just ate up the pages without noticing. The book has you gripped from the start and is so full of questions as to what would I do in that situation, makes it even more of a compelling read.

Homicide dectective Lauren Stillwell has found her husband cheating on her and decides to get back at him by sleeping with another detective. After her one night stand Lauren witnesses him being murdered outside his own house, she knows who the killer is but will she turn them in or destroy everything to cover the truth?

The murderer has no idea he has been seen, and Lauren knows she wasn’t spotted so a terrible game of cat and mouse ensues but just who is chasing who? 

A great read, certainly got my reading brain all fired up. Thats the main reason I adore Patterson, great reads everytime. 

Leave a comment

Filed under book reviews

The Killing Place by Tess Gerritsen 

Another fantastic read from Gerritsen, it has the reader enthralled from the start. Part of the Rizzoli & Isles series, the Killing Place has all the usual characters in it and this time it is personal!

Maura Isles goes missing after joining friends for a skiing trip and that is all her friend Jane Rizzoli knows but she is sure that Maura wouldn’t just vanish as she is just not that type of woman. 

Maura and her friends have a minor road accident while driving through the snow and end up in a settlement called Kingdom Come. The entire village has been deserted and in a hurry, leaving the group feeling nervous about staying there. As time goes on it becomes obvious that something terrible has happened here and that they are not alone in the settlement! 

Can Maura escape to find help for them all or are they doomed to die in an abandoned place? Can Jane figure out what has gone on and save the day or this may just be the last she ever sees of her friend! 

One thing is certain for both women is that they will be lied to and manipulated in order to keep the truth of Kingdom Come buried. The race is now on to figure out the truth and remain safe.

A gripping read from the start, Gerritsen is always a great read for fans of the genre. New readers to Gerritsen, don’t feel you have to read the Rizzoli & Isles series from the start as I haven’t and I have done just fine.

Leave a comment

Filed under book reviews

Truth or Dare by Tania Carver

image

I love this author and these novels always have me gripped from start to finish. They are full to the brim with situations that genuinely leaves me tingling and slightly nervous as you feel the tension start to build.
This is the sixth book in this series and while it probably could stand alone, some of the references make more sense if you have followed from the start.
What would you do if you were given a choice to decide if you lived or your girlfriend and child got to live, the worst part is…..you know the reason behind all this is a crime you had previously gotten away with?! This is the type of justice one such ciminal thinks it is ok to distribute at his own discretion leaving Phil and his detectives to try and figure out who he is before it happens to anyone else.
Meanwhile Marina is facing her own mental challenge when she is called in by an old friend to give a psychological profile when things take a turn for the worse!
Will they figure out their own problems or are two heads better than one? A great read for avid crime fans.

Leave a comment

Filed under book reviews

The Girl Who Broke the Rules by Marnie Richie

image

So I caved and got a Kindle, wasn’t 100% sure I wanted one or even needed one. Then I started to see that the authors I collect do extra books for Kindle only and you can get books for free, also going on holiday was going to mean a suitcase full of books! So i took the plunge and got one, this is the first book I’ve read via one of these so it was an experience, I still love proper books but I can appreciate the convenience of one.
The Girl Who Broke the Rules is a crime thriller and has all the hall marks of the next Jo Nesbo, it was a great read and it was a bit dark like all these novels seem to be.
There appears to be a serial killer on the loose who doesn’t confine himself to just one global location, he also doesn’t appear to have a clear motive. The people that are being killed are sex workers or men that are doing cheap labour to even a child, the one thing they do have in common is they are all illigal immigrants!
George a girl who is studying for a Phd in psychology has been asked for her imput by the brooding Inspector Van den Bergen. They are both attracted to each other but trying not to let that come between them and the case. Many others are brought in to help on the case including pediatrician Sabine who you get to know throughout.
Can the case be solved and are the people that are supposed to be helping be the perpetrators of these heinous crimes?
Well worth a read by any crime thriller fans.

Leave a comment

Filed under book reviews