Archive for May 26, 2017

Friday’s Mystery Kindle Books: Late Reads

Barking up the Wrong Bakery
by Stella St. Claire


Some people would kill for coffee… Olivia Rickard would kill to keep everything just the way it is. She’s got a gorgeous boyfriend who loves her, a supportive sister to lean on, and a dog walking business that’s briskly barking away. But just as she’s getting comfortable her sister suddenly wants to buy an entire brownstone with her and her boyfriend looks like he’s going to pop the question at every opportunity. Changing the status quo has always been disastrous for Olivia and now everything is changing at once…

Sister Dear
by Laura McNeill


All Allie Marshall wants is a fresh start. But when dark secrets refuse to stay buried, will her chance at a new life be shattered forever?

Convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, Allie watched a decade of her life vanish – time that can never be recovered. Now, out on parole, Allie is determined to clear her name, rebuild her life, and reconnect with the daughter she barely knows. But Allie’s return home shatters the quaint, coastal community of Brunswick, Georgia.

The Guardians of Illusion
by Edita A. Petrick


From the swell of the surf arises an incredible adventure thousands of years in the making… Ambrosia Severn has it all: accolades, success, prestige, and privilege. A renowned surgeon with a sharp mind and the recognition of her peers, she finds herself at the peak of success when a mysterious, dangerous figure enters her life and confronts her with a terrifying ultimatum – give it all up, or die. Niven is bound by duty and honor. His mission: protect Ambrosia Severn at all costs.

The Perfect Stranger
by Megan Miranda


Confronted by a restraining order and the threat of a lawsuit, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs to get out of Boston when she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who has just left a troubled relationship. Emmy proposes they move to rural Pennsylvania, where Leah can get a teaching position and both women can start again. But their new start is threatened when a woman with an eerie resemblance to Leah is assaulted by the lake, and Emmy disappears days later.

by Don Winslow


Ben, Chon, and O are twentysomething best friends living the dream in Southern California. Together they have made a small fortune producing premium grade marijuana, a product so potent that the Mexican Baja Cartel demands a cut. When Ben and Chon refuse to back down, the cartel kidnaps O, igniting a dizzying array of high-octane negotiations and stunning plot twists as they risk everything to free her…

Friday’s Mystery Kindle Books: Early Reads

Walk-In Investigations
by Joyce Kostakis


A tense, gripping, genre-splicing Women Sleuths. It’s been twenty years to the day since Homicide Detective Katie Hanson’s brother died in a tragic accident, and eighteen since her distraught mother took her life. Now, Katie’s run out of her wedding, and the specter of death looms closer than ever before.

This is it, Katie knows. She will follow in her mother’s footsteps. Where her gun fails, she knows sleeping pills won’t. She’ll be at peace – or so she thinks. Days later, she wakes up in a hospital after a failed suicide, her body surrounded by worried faces. Who knew dying could be so difficult?

Clear and Present Danger
by Tom Clancy


The CIA take on Colombian drug lords in Tom Clancy’s fifth No 1 bestseller – now reissued with a new cover. Colombian drug lords, tired of being harassed by US law enforcement agents, have assassinated the American Ambassador and the visiting head of the FBI. Their message is clear: leave us alone. But they have pushed too far. The decision is made to send undercover teams into Colombia. Back in the USA, men armed with the most sophisticated tools their country can devise prepare to take the fight to the enemy.

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by Sarah Waters


Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a “baby farmer,” who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves fingersmiths – for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home. One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives – Gentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue…

Dry Bones in the Valley
by Tom Bouman


When an elderly recluse discovers a corpse on his land, Officer Henry Farrell is drawn into a murder investigation that might tear his sleepy community apart. Tom Bouman’s chilling and evocative debut introduces one of the most memorable new characters in detective fiction and uncovers a haunting section of rural Pennsylvania, where gas drilling is bringing new wealth and eroding neighborly trust.

Remember Me
by Lynda Renham


A new neighbour becomes a new friend. She looks up to you. She admires you, but is it you she wants? You begin to wonder if she wants your husband, or even your child. But then you realise, she wants your life. When Sharni and Tom move into 24 The Pines, it seems like Clare and Chris have the perfect neighbours. Sharni is always there to help, especially with childcare for Clare’s two-year-old, Ben…