Can a change of venue stop a case of writers block? Adrien sure hopes so, but the first thing that greets him at his ranch is a dead body, that then disappears. The local police think he's a over excitable fellow, there are strangers on his land, saying that he gave them permission to dig there, his property caretaker is nowhere to be found, there is cannabis growing in his hills, and stories of ancient guardians seeking vengeance. After an accident finds him waking up in the hospital, Jake's there to help him uncover the truth and get to the bottom of it all. But who can write with all these distractions?
This was a good book but since you know who did it and pretty much why only a couple of hours into the book, I cannot call it a mystery; so on that end I was disappointed. there is some of a thriller aspect in the story: who will live/who will die? How will they get the bad guy? It was more of a police procedural, except the hero is often at odds with the local sheriff.
Another reader said that this was better than Jack Reacher. I'd be more inclined to say that this book was a lighter, softer version of Jack Reacher.
It was a good book but nothing that I was expecting from the blurb or the classification.
Book 2 tells us a little more of the Granby bunch. Jeremy's a grift-er that did time and wants to be honest, but really doesn't know how. Rance, Ariadne, and Aiden teach him how to live and love as a honest man, and how to put down roots.
Not a light and fluffy as the first, but not a angsty as Amy can get. Again the story stops short, but there is 2 more books that rounds out this storyline very well.
Dex is a fun loving cop with a moral streak a mile wide, he cannot turn his back on the truth no matter what. Too bad the other human cops don't like it (or him); to keep him alive he's "promoted" to the THIRDS, the shifter branch of the police.
A view of current life, that would have been if "germ warfare" in the 70's created shifters.
Charlie did a good job of creating a world where shifters are an acknowledged part of society, without resorting to standard supernatural reasons. And the "Us vs. Them" mentality of some of her characters is real enough to be scary.
A great first book of a new series.
On a personal note: when I read this book - I felt that Dex's character was much more of a fun loving Prankster. And while Mark Westfield did a good job of narration, I read a lot of his taunts/replies as more snarky (he knows he's taunting and having fun with it), and Mark made them more matter-of-fact/conversational.
A new twist for Josh and I cannot wait for the next installment.
This is a ghost story, but not about a ghost hunter.
Flynn's pain and heartache call to a ghost caught in a mirror, can they figure out who she is and how to help her move on? and more importantly: Can Flynn learn to love again......?We'll have to wait and see.
Hank doesn't want any drama queens, and Justin is all about the drama, so of course they are attracted to each other. Unfortunately for us no real drama occurs.
Amy does 2 types of stories, angst filled, heart wrenching dramas; and light fluffy pieces.
I prefer the 1st type, but when you need a lighter touch - this is a good fit.
I really love Jordan L Hawk, and am saddened to write a less than stellar review of any of her books, but I can't call this one great.
Maybe it's the narrators interpretation, but Caleb comes across as a whiny ass. I like Grey and John, but really Caleb is irritating, and the series revolves around him (and Grey inside him). I will be continuing with the series, since I find JLH's twist on a future with paranormal as a given part of society, a great story line.
What can you say about a Mary Calmes novel that hasn't been said before?....not much. but having said that - this is a great story, and she gives us a glimpse of Jory, Sam & the kids, interwoven with Miro learning to trust his heart, and Ian learning to show his need.
Another great Mary Calmes story.
Cute start to a series that gets even better.
Although this story seems to stop short at the end, have no worries the series continues with all the characters getting involved.
Surreal, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, thriller.
All I can say is Wow!
I love books that throw me for a loop. Pines did that and more.
Hells yeah, I would listen to Midnight Riot again, and again.
Ben Aaronovitch has created a rich, and colorful world of magical London. I just hope that the historical asides that are presented in this book (i.e. St. Paul's Church called the actors church) are fact. I love learning new things about such an amazing city.
The plot was well written, kept you guessing all along, and would they catch/stop the killer? Knowing that this was the first in a series I had a few moments of panic thinking that they would not finish up the story line in just one book. And while the world and the people in it continue in the next book, this story line concludes well.
Any of the West End females, Kobna has the snarky attitude down pat.
It is a book that you can put aside, and get some sleep, but it's one that you will want to listen to straight through if you can. (Unlike the Dresden files, where you sometime practically beg for the book to come to an end so the intensity will abate, this series has pauses that allow you to relax and breath again)
I will be adding Ben Aaronovitch to my must have authors list.
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