Dead Cold Brew
by Cleo Coyle
After everything Clare and Mike have been through, they deserve a little bit of happily ever after. So when Mike decides to put a ring on Clare’s finger, Clare’s eccentric octogenarian employer is there to help. She donates the perfect coffee-colored diamonds to include in the setting and the name of a world-famous jeweler who happens to be an old family friend. But while the engagement is steeped in perfection, the celebration is not long lived.
(A Coffeehouse Mysteries)
by Tess Gerritsen
When Victor Holland came flying out of the night, he ran straight into the path of Catherine Weaver’s car. Having uncovered a terrifying secret that leads all the way to Washington, Victor is running for his life – and from the men who will go to any lengths to silence him.
Though Victor’s story sounds like the ravings of a mad-man, the haunted look in his eyes – and the bullet hole in his shoulder—tell Cathy a different story.
High Meadows War
by James McKinney
Trey Bonnett had become wealthy in the cotton business but his wife wanted all the money and him dead. He disappeared by going west and found himself a secluded haven deep in the forests and high meadows of the Rim Rock country.
Then a ruthless, greedy cattle baron decided he wanted to build an empire and wanted all the land, including Bonnett’s haven in the high country, along with the homesteaders’ spreads. A range war erupted and the range was filled with smoking guns.
No Second Chance
by Harlan CobenRating: 4.5
Shot twice by an unseen assailant, Dr. Marc Seidman lies in a hospital bed. His wife has been killed. His six-month-old daughter has vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered, the ransom note arrives: We are watching. If you contact the authorities, you will never see your daughter again. There will be no second chance. With no one to trust, and mired in a deepening quicksand of deception and deadly secrets, Marc clings to one unwavering vow: bring home his daughter, at any cost.
by Anthony Flacco
Peernock had come home, brutally beat both his wife and daughter, force fed them alcohol, and deliberately sent them to their death behind the wheel, staging it to look like a drunk driving accident. He didn’t foresee that his daughter would survive, and even with years of abuse, her attempted murder, and horrendous injuries, he never anticipated that she would speak so powerfully against him.
Throughout his trial, Peernock claimed a massive government conspiracy against him. He hired and fired lawyers multiple times, deadlocking juries and spinning a web of lies.
The Gate Keeper
by Charles Todd
Hours after his sister’s wedding, a restless Ian Rutledge drives aimlessly, haunted by the past, and narrowly misses a motorcar stopped in the middle of a desolate road. Standing beside the vehicle is a woman with blood on her hands and a dead man at her feet.
She swears she didn’t kill Stephen Wentworth. A stranger stepped out in front of their motorcar, and without warning, fired a single shot before vanishing into the night. But there is no trace of him. And the shaken woman insists it all happened so quickly, she never saw the man’s face.
(Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries)