Review – Dangling by a Thread by Lea Wait

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4/5 Stars

This is another enjoyable visit to coastal Maine town of Haven Harbor. Ms. Wait has stitched together another enjoyable mystery that will keep you reading until you turn the last page.

Angie and the Mainly Needlepointers get knotted up in another mystery when reclusive Jesse is found murdered. Jesse lived on King’s Island, an undeveloped island off the coast that an investor wanted to turn into a resort. Jesse refused because the island is home to the endangered Great Cormorants. Angie and her friends take up efforts to conserve the birds habitat and try to figure out what happned to Jesse.

This is an enjoyable story. I like seeing how Angie has grown over the last few books, I like her more and more.. Though I thought it a little obvious who the culprit was, I enjoyed seeing the journey of how everything came together. Overall, I thought this was very enjoyable.

I voluntarily chose to review this book after receiving a copy from the publisher through NetGalley

Review – Declan by Caitlyn O’Leary

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5/5 Stars

This is a terrific new series! I was quickly drawn into the story and didn’t want to put the book down. Declan is a retired Army Ranger who started the Shadow Alliance – a group of people who will do things no one else wants to do. Declan and his team are in Paraguay helping with flooding that is going on. Enter Allison, an off the books FBI agent who is looking to bring down a traitor. Declan and Allison work together to bring down the traitor.. The book is about so much more than this, but this is the basis for the story, I know I can’t do it justice.

I really like the story and the characters. One thing I liked was how the author slowly peeled the layers back on the characters. It was interesting to see how she gave information through others observations of what was going on. I think this is something she does very well..

This series is off to a great start. I look forward to reading more about these characters. This book has left me wanting more.

I voluntarily chose to review this book after receiving a copy of the manuscript from the author.

 

Review – IQ by Joe Ide

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4/5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book. In all honesty, I wasn’t really sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked the character of IQ. Isaiah Quintabe (IQ) is hired to figure out who hired a hit man to kill rapper Black the Knife. The more IQ investigates and uncovers, the further down a dark rabbit hole he gets.

The story is well written and flows seamlessly between the investigation IQ is embroiled in and IQ’s younger years. As IQ’s younger years unfold, we get to see how he became who he is today. This knowledge is imperitive for understanding how IQ got where he is. The author has done a great job of building characters that you’ll grow to like and care about.

The story is fast paced and will have you wanting to know what is going to happen next. I couldn’t put the book down. The author has created a character that uses critical thinking, inductive reasoning, and plain old common sense to solve his mystery. I certainly hope the author writes more with this character, I really enjoyed this book.

I voluntarily chose to review this book after receiving it from the publisher through NetGalley.

Review – All the Little Liars by Charlaine Harris

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4/5 Stars

This is a wonderful treat for fans of the Aurora Teagarden mystery series. Aurora is now married and expecting her first baby. Philip, Aurora’s half-brother, is now living with her as well. Aurora soon finds herself wrapped up in another mystery when Philip and a few other teens go missing. Aurora tries to piece together the clues to uncover the reasons why the teens were taken and who did it.

The one thing I enjoy about the way this author writes is how she slowly peels back the layers of the story to build tension and suspense. By no means is this a slow moving story, I just feel you get immersed with the characters and what is going on. Speaking of characters, I really them. They are fun, and relaistic so their actions are more plausible within the confines of the story.

The story was well written and had me glued to the pages until I finished. I really enjoyed this story and hope Ms. Harris will write more in this series.

I voluntarily chose to review this title after receiving the book from the publisher.