Monday, May 29, 2017

Book review, "Threads of Suspicion" by Dee Henderson



If you look back at my other Dee Henderson book reviews here and here, you'll learn that Dee Henderson used to be my favorite author but I feel like she strayed from writing books that I absolutely loved.  I really liked the first book in the Evie Blackwell series Traces of Guilt and I really liked the newest book Threads of Suspicion.  Cold cases always sound interesting to me.  Why were the original detectives or police force or private investigators not able to find answers and/or convict the right criminal (OK, perpetrator)?  I like happy endings and I like to see these families get closure.  Unfortunately, some families get closure but not happy endings.  :(  [side trail over, back to the book]  Evie Blackwell is now working on the official Missing Persons Task Force.  She is dating her boyfriend Rob Turney.  Evie is paired with David Marshal first and he is an interesting character.  He's looking into what happened to a P.I.  They help each other chase leads and narrow possibilities.

Some sound bytes I liked: "The passage of time nearly always brought out undiscovered truths about people.(ch 2)" "Life reveals truth.(ch 2)" David says, "Sometimes love comes easily, and sometimes it's the most challenging decision a person ever makes.(ch 8)"  David says, "When it's time to decide, you pray, you think, you listen to your mind and heart, and then you make the decision.(ch 8)"

There are twists and turns, and one gory circumstance (you've been warned).  I'm looking forward to reading about Evie working with others on the whole team, I'm assuming that will come in future books!!  I don't think you need to have read Traces of Guilt to read Threads of Suspicion but it will help to have read Full Disclosure or Unspoken (so you know the Ann character).

Thanks to Bethany House for giving me this ebook (not final text) to review.  Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this ebook free from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, through NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Friday, February 3, 2017

book Still Life



Still Life by Dani Pettrey is the second book in the Chesapeake Valor series.  I think you would be lost with the characters and background if you haven't read the first book, Cold Shot.  There is an update on Finley and Griff but I won't tell you lest I give part of the story away.  :)  Avery and Parker have an interesting relationship and I was impressed with the story.  I'm glad this isn't a picture book, the artistic photographers sound like they want to create very gruesome work.  The first book reminded me of Bones, but this one reminded me of CSI just a little because of the crime scene photography.  There are twists and turns to keep you guessing.  If you're wanting a lot of info about their friend Luke, I think we'll have to wait for the next book.  Blech!  I hate waiting.  I felt like one story line wasn't finished but I'm sure it will be continued in the next book.  There were a few grammatical errors so hopefully those are fixed in the final copy.  I'm a big fan of Dani Pettrey's books so if you haven't read them then get started!!

Thanks to Bethany House for giving me this ebook (not final text) to review.  Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this ebook free from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, through NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Death of Mary Tyler Moore

I don't know much about Mary Tyler Moore, except she was a champion for diabetics.  Specifically type 1 diabetics, as she was one herself and became a JDRF spokesperson.  She passed away last week and it's hard not to reflect on her life and success as an actress.  I didn't realize we had something in common:  we were both diagnosed as adults (her at age 33, me at age thirty-something).  :)