5 STARS – The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton
One of the best first sentences ever in a thriller novel. And with the next two paragraphs, I was hooked and committed to the entire delicious, breath-taking, bumpy, exciting ride. And even though Nick Mason is called on to carry out terrible acts to protect the most important relationships in his life, he is ruled by an oddly solid moral core. Will start Book 2 immediately.
To check out book one in the series, go to: http://amzn.to/2ff1NT1
The perfect beach read even if you’re not at the beach!
I didn’t think I was going to like the back and forth between the present, or after the fall, and “before the fall” or the crash…I would so want to continue the part of the story I was reading when the author would suddenly introduce one of the other casualties of the crash. But every time, Noah Hawley drew me in with a fascinating, many-layered back story on another of the characters, and most of the rich and powerful in the novel are a fairly unappealing group. The scene about the two survivors is beautifully written and my favorite in the book. The central character, the artist’s naiveté about the growing media circus was almost painful to watch, but he comes through it all in his own quirky way. And to finally understand why the plane came down is a reminder of how events can be almost innocently set in motion far in advance.
Huge Fan of Constance Kopp & her sisters in this superb early 20th century mystery!
I love the page-turning mysteries at the heart of this series, but I love the personalities and solid character of Constance Kopp and her sisters even more as they push the traditional female boundaries of early 20th century New York and New Jersey. Based on the real-life Kopp sisters, Author Amy Stewart expertly spins her crime fiction, weaving social issues of that era into the suspense. This second entry is as strong as the first with the bonus of a hint of a developing relationship between Constance and her boss, the fair and supportive Sheriff Heath. Recommend highly!
To check it out for yourself, click here to go to the book’s description and sample.
To binge or not binge-watch — what’s a fan to do when it comes to this first-rate series!
Another superb season of Bosch, with each season better than the last. I continue to love the noir-L.A. world of Harry Bosch and the noir characters who inhabit it. The character of Bosch’s daughter is the exception — she is the burst of sunlight in Harry’s seamy world of crime. The big dilemma for those of us who are fans — to binge watch it all at once or stretch it out one episode a day like a sinful dessert or an excellent glass of wine.
To take a look at this season or find the others, click here!
If you’ve been around my blog, my social media, or my physical person for even a short time, you know what a huge mystery/thriller fan I am. One of my go-to favorites are the 21 books (yikes! yes, twenty-one!) in Michael Connelly’s series featuring Harry Bosch.
When Amazon announced it was creating an original series out of the books and the character, I was highly hesitant. Did I want to risk ruining my love for this character by putting it in the hands of TV people? Then I remembered something critical: I used to be one of those TV people! 🙂
So I gave it a try, and I have to admit, the series blew me away. It’s one of my all-time binge watch mainstays, and I’m looking forward to Season 3 when it comes out on April 21st. In case you want to catch up before then, here is the link to the Season 1 pilot.
Once again, I’ve been given a rare gift in the opportunity to join ranks with some truly incredible mystery writers. This time, Fairfield Publishing has generously extended an invitation to more than twenty writers to offer either excerpts or full-length reads in their new Mystery Giveaway!
Take a look at some of the great titles. Each one is offered through instaFreebie, so the download process for your preferred format is seamless. Just browse the ones that grab your attention, and click! And don’t forget the Ronnie Lake’s latest adventure is tucked in there as well!
Click here to find the giveaway: http://ow.ly/SDOP309bLl3