Pressure Cooker (a novel about friendship and redemption)
5 star contemporary fiction
Frank Harris is on the run. Again. Firstly from his large debts and an equally large Irishman he owes it to; secondly from Larry the violent drug pusher he shared a squat with and who ideally wants him dead; and thirdly from himself. As he flees the city, by chance he hears a piece of music playing on a radio, something he wrote for his failed rock band thirty years ago. Like a hare bolting for cover he heads north, headlong into the lives of the surviving band members, each now going their own very different ways.
Dying to Sin (Ben Cooper & Diane Fry)
The 8th novel in the multiple award-winning Cooper & Fry series, set in England’s beautiful and atmospheric Peak District.
When builder’s labourer Danny Ward is asked to dig the foundations for a new wall during the conversion of Pity Wood Farm, he doesn’t expect to find a human hand preserved in the clay. And when the police arrive to dig up the farmyard, they don’t expect to find not one body, but two – with several years between their burials.
Jockeys and Jewels
4+ star romantic suspense
Racehorse trainer, Kurt MacKinnon, resents being yanked into undercover police work. But when his ex-partner is murdered, Kurt is determined to find the killer and moves his third-string Thoroughbreds to the backwater track where his partner was last seen alive.
5 star historical thriller
Crossword puzzle enthusiast Pete Durante is a war dog trainer stationed near the Los Angeles Harbor during World War II. After he cracks an enemy code that helps end the war and saves millions of lives, he gets driven to suicide by a vengeful intelligence officer named Rip Greamer. To save his family from an even darker fate, Pete must follow his dog beyond the grave and into a purgatorial maze of tunnels beneath Los Angeles to solve one final puzzle.
Kindred Crimes (The Jeri Howard Series)
4+ star mystery
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Renee Foster left her toddler son with her mother-in-law, cleaned out the joint bank account – and vanished. Now her husband wants Oakland private investigator Jeri Howard to find his wife, though it looks like she doesn’t want to be found. A simple missing persons case? There’s nothing simple about it. People aren’t who they seem. The past comes back with a vengeance. And the trail leads to murder.
True of Blood (Witch Fairy Series)
4+ star YA fantasy
The Witches want her dead and the Fairies want her blood, for only her blood will reopen the gateway to the Fae realm and allow them back into this realm to take revenge on humans and Witches alike for having banished them hundreds of years ago.
4+ star romantic suspense
Based upon Vincent Zandri’s most anthologized Pushcart Prize-nominated short story of the same title, Permanence, is the “Hitchcockian” story of Mary Kismet, a travel agent and grieving mother of a toddler who suffered an apparent accidental drowning. Now, all alone in the world, she attempts to ease the pain of her suffering by immersing herself, body and soul, into a love affair with her psychiatrist, a man haunted by his own demons.