by Timothy Glass
Rating: 5.0 #ad
A Brand New Release. The discovery of a young woman’s body in a ditch sets the town of Lakewood on edge. As more people go missing, the Lakewood Police suspect there is a serial killer targeting their city. Other than the motive appears to be money, there are few clues and little evidence to go on. As more bodies are found, tortured, and discarded like trash, Detectives Connor Maxwell, Kate Stroup, and K9 beagle, Sundae, feel the pressure to catch the dangerous criminal in their midst. Is the killer purposefully leaving misleading clues or just lucky?
(In a Split Second Cozy Mysteries)
Bobby Ether and the Jade Academy
by R. Scott Boyer
Rating: 4.8 #ad
When sixteen-year-old Bobby Ether is abducted and brought to the secluded Jade Academy in Tibet, monks teach him and other special students how to tap into their Anima – the universal energy that connects all living things. But the headmistress of the academy is secretly exploiting the students, looking for genetic triggers to create a new breed of humans with metaphysical abilities. As his powers increase, Bobby is thrust into a cesspool of conspiracy, lies, and betrayal. A jade amulet left by his clairvoyant grandfather may provide answers, but what exactly is his family’s connection to this mysterious place?
Can Bobby master his talents in time to uncover the truth? If not, his fate–and the fate of the entire Jade Academy–may be sealed.
by Brad Taylor
Rating: 4.7 #ad
Former Special Forces officer Brad Taylor’s thrilling new novella sets Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill against a Serbian gang that makes the mistake of kidnapping someone they both hold dear.
Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are no strangers to international conflict, but this time they’re facing a threat much closer to home. Amena, the young Syrian refugee they have taken into their care, is having trouble settling into her new life in South Carolina. As they all struggle to figure out the bounds of their new life, a fight with Pike sends Amena running to the streets of Charleston, where she befriends a girl and her Serbian guardian who may not be as harmless as they seem.
( A Pike Logan Novella)
HOTEL OBSCURE: A Collection of Short Stories
by Lisette Brodey
Rating: 5.0 #ad
In a run-down neighborhood in an unnamed city, people live and die in “the Obscure.”
Whether anyone remembers the real name of the derelict establishment is a mystery. In this six-story building, most who occupy the rooms are long-term residents, though some stay for as little as an hour.
The patronage is an eclectic group: musicians, writers, addicts, hookers, lonely people, poor people, rich people, once-well-off people, and those who have reason to hide from their former lives or to escape the demands of a disapproving and punishing society. As shabby as the Obscure is, as long as its walls keep out the wind and the rain, it remains a shelter, a hideaway, and a home for the many bewildered souls.
by Daniel Palmer
Rating: 4.5 #ad
Jake Dent’s dreams of baseball glory fell apart in a drunk-driving incident, along with his marriage. But a popular survivalist blog helped restore his sense of control. Now Jake is an avid Doomsday Prepper, raising his diabetic son, Andy, to be ready for anything. But Andy has a secret even his father never saw coming.
“Fans of Harlan Coben or Linwood Barclay will especially enjoy this one.” – Booklist
A student at the prestigious Pepperell Academy where Jake works as a custodian, Andy is part of a computer club that redistributes money from the obscenely wealthy to the needy. But this time, they’ve stolen from the wrong people: a vicious drug cartel that is coming to get its money back.
If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer
by Multiple Authors
Rating: 4.5 #ad
On July 31, 2007 Federal Court Judge A. Jay Cristol awarded the Goldman family the rights to If I Did It. Thus began one of the strangest odysseys in publishing history. The book, called “one of the most chilling things I have ever read” by Barbara Walters, skyrocketed up bestseller lists across the country in fall 2007 as the national media relentlessly covered O.J. Simpson’s dramatic Las Vegas arrest for armed robbery and kidnapping.
Originally written by O.J. Simpson, this edition includes essays by the Goldmans and a member of the Goldman family legal team that reveal the fascinating story behind the bankruptcy case, the book’s publication and the looming court proceedings, that would eventually lead to his conviction.
by A. G. Russo
Rating: 5.0 #ad
What’s going to happen to six-year-old Hunter? His parents are dead, and his grandmother is dying. He’s left with a family legacy of addiction, depression, and suicide. Hunter’s mother, Odette, wanted the husband she left for another man, to raise him, but Nico, alcoholic, depressed, and full of rage, wants no part of the child. He cannot accept that Odette, his wife and songwriting partner, left him.
During their senior year of high school, the beautiful, multiracial Odette, with an incredible voice and stage presence, joined Nico’s band. Five hard years of trying to “make it” finally paid off, but their inexperience cost them their independence, financial stability, and vultures wanting a piece of their songs, the only thing Nico, a talented guitarist, has left.