Two children have been kidnapped from an elite private school in Washington DC, and Alex Cross is charged with finding them.
The kidnapper is their maths teacher, a man named Gary Soneji. As Cross gets pulled deeper into the strange world of the kidnapper, it becomes clear he is not what he seems…
I am certainly a Alex Cross super fan. And decided that this book needed reading again. I have read each and everyone of the Alex Cross series, and think that Cross is just awesome. Sometimes he's so good he gets on my nerves, but I still think he's awesome.
If I ever needed a case solving then Alex Cross is the man you would want on the job.
One of the things I particularly like about JP's books are the short chapters, it makes it so easy to say 'just one more, just one more' before you know it you have devoured half the book. I have just re read this in little over a day.
It's scary when I think the first time I read this is over 20 years ago, (published in 1993) can you believe that. so it was certainly due a re read. And although I could remember a little of what happened, it was great getting to Know Alex all over again, and the fantastic characters of Sampson and Nana Mama.
Once you get into the story you are left wanting more and more, you are drawn into the story and each chapter leaves you needing to read the next one.
I remember hating Gary Soneji, an evil kidnapper, and second time around I hated him twice as much.
James Patterson is well known for his Alex Cross Series, but I also love his Michael Bennett Series, and The Womans Murder Club Series. All books well worth reading and if you haven't yet read a JP book, well this little lot would certainly keep you going for quite some time.
Release Date: June 27, 2017
Dani’s on a mission to get her life back on track by the end of the summer. Running, rowing, aerobics and more, but perhaps all she needs are sweet treats and a second chance?
Ten years ago, Dani fled Appledore with a broken-heart and a suitcase full of shattered dreams. Only now is she brave enough to put her past behind her and return for a summer selling homemade ice cream and getting fit by doing sit-ups by the sea.
But the new-look café is filled with old memories of Jude, her teenage sweetheart-turned-sour. She thinks of him every time she swirls warm sauce onto a ‘chocolate-bockaglory’ and even with the help of Chris, her gorgeous personal trainer, the urge to break her diet is everywhere she turns.
When Jude makes an appearance at the café on the eve of Dani’s birthday party, history threatens to repeat itself. Is Dani strong enough to say no? And is the love she’s been longing for much closer than she thinks?
5 super huge chocolaty stars from me.
Wowzers again. I don't think Sue Watson could write a book I don't like. Curves, Kisses, and Chocolate Ice-Cream is another brilliant feel good read. Again Sue's books take me away from my usual reading of all things Crime and it's always a welcome break. Chance to get lost in the lives of others, and that's exactly what I did.
Anyone who enjoys a god Chic Lit book, will thoroughly enjoy this, and it would be a superb read for anyone heading off to the beach, to lie in the sun eating Ice Cream.
Dani Enjoys her ice creams, but she also enjoys anything else that isn't good for her, and has a big sugar addiction.
Dani at 39 wants to lose weight and get slimmer ready for her 40th birthday. But it's clear from early in the book Dani just doesn't' want to commit to stopping her treats, or getting fit. It's just to much like hard work, and when you work with Ice Cream it would just be ludicrous to not eat it.
When Dani does decide to do something about her weight, she heads off to the gym. Dani in the gym was just so funny, I loved this part of the story it had me laughing out loud in places and I could just see Dani doing it all.
Now fairs fair, and you can't knock the girl for trying, and try is certainly what she does, with the help of a personal trainer everything starts to change for Dani.
Join Dani on her journey and get reading this book. If you like funny chic lit style books you will just love this.
And even better, I think It's compulsory to eat Ice Cream while reading this.
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Those closest to you don’t stab you in the back. Do they?
Jimmy Byrne is one of the biggest faces on the Soho scene. Equally feared and respected, he’s clawed his way to the top. Money is his game, and he’ll make it by any means necessary.
When Jimmy sets his sights on shy young Colleen Walsh, she is quickly seduced by his sweet words and the life of luxury he offers her. But behind the diamonds and fur coats lies the reality of gangland violence – and by the time she realises the truth, she’s already in too deep.
Like her father, Jimmy Byrne, Nancy Byrne is strong, opinionated - and ruthless. But when Jimmy is murdered. Nancy vows to find the killer and make them pay for their actions.
Only the perpetrator is someone close to home. Someone she trusted. Someone who betrayed them all.
Blood is thicker than water – but Nancy is not afraid to spill some to get the truth.
A totally gripping and gritty thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. Perfect for fans of Kimberly Chambers, Martina Cole and Jessie Keane.
One thing you can't argue with is the fact that Casey Kelleher can write an AWESOME book.
Each book for me seems to get better, I love the style of writing, the story lines, I don't think Casey could write a bad book.
This one had some great characters in it. Some you will love some you will hate, some you'll change your mind on as you go through the book, then probably change again. Oh yeah some great interesting characters. A story line that is easy to follow so you don't get lost with to many people/places, yet it really does hold your attention and becomes one of those books that you just can't put down.
Jimmy Byrne, a feared face knows what he wants and isn't bothered how he gets it.
He sets his sights on Colleen and before long they become Mr and Mrs. But is it the life that Colleen wanted.
A rollercoaster of a ride. Ups and downs of life in the fast lane.
I really am worried about saying to much, as most of what I want to say would give too much away and I don't want to spoil it for anyone that is yet to read it.
It's one hell of a read. Casey, as I have said before can certainly write a bloody good book, this one I wanted and needed to read as much at a time as I could. I really didn't want to put it down, I enjoyed each and every page of this book. I would love to know what comes next. And personally I can't wait to read more from this family.
If you want a fantastic read, something that will grab your attention and hold it until the last page, then this is the book you need to be reading.
Thanks go to Bookouture for allowing me to read this ARC, via netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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‘A gripping, intriguing mystery…an entertaining, thrilling story.’ Nicki’s Life of Crime
They told us he had been missing for nearly two days, that he probably drowned. They told us a lie.
Megan was ten years old when her older brother, Zac, went missing among the cliffs, caves and beaches that surround the small seaside town of Whitecliff.
A decade later and a car crash has claimed the lives of her parents.
Megan and her younger sister Chloe return to Whitecliff one summer for the first time since their brother’s disappearance. Megan says it’s to get her parents’ affairs in order. There are boxes to pack, junk to clear, a rundown cottage to sell. But that’s not the real reason.
Megan has come to confront her family’s past after receiving a postcard on the day of her parents’ funeral. It had a photograph of Whitecliff on the front and a single letter on the back.
‘Z’ is all it read.
Z for Zac.
Another fantastic read from a very talented author. This is another stand alone book, and shows off the authors talent for writing. I am a HUGE Jessica Daniel fan, and each time KW does a standalone book I'm always worried that I wont like it as much as the Jessica Daniel series of books, but I needn't have worried with this one.
I managed to get stuck into this book right from the off, and found it an interesting and easy read.
The story is based around 'Two Sisters' who have lost their parents in an accident.
Megan and Chloe visit their old holiday home in the seaside town of Whitecliff.
They have returned here as they hold memories of the place, it's where their brother Zac went missing ten years ago. It's time to get their parents things in order, but there is also another reason Megan needed to come back. She has received a postcard from Whitecliff signed 'Z'.
Is this from her brother, or someone who knew him. The sisters are not mad to feel welcome by everyone in the town. Some people it seems don't want them there. Things start happening, and slowly the girls are piecing things together.
What really went on when Zac went missing?
This really was an interesting story line, and keeps you gripped throughout the book. It leaves you wanting more each time you put it down, and you know you'll be picking it back up the first opportunity.
The second thrilling book in the London-set Dr Harry Kent series, the perfect mix of detective novel and medical drama.
Susan Bayliss became notorious when she blew the whistle on her boss, a heart surgeon at a renowned children's hospital. She accused him of negligence, operations were stopped and an inquiry launched. In the end she was the one suspended as a troublemaker.
Now Dr Harry Kent, a medical examiner with the Met Police, has been called out to certify her suicide.
But something about the scene is wrong. Someone held Susan down...
The grieving parents of the children who died demand answers. The hospital is stonewalling. Everyone has secrets - it's up to Harry and DCI Frankie Noble to find out which were worth killing for.
This is the 2nd book to feature Dr Harry Kent and like the first book it gets my Must read, seal of approval.
I enjoyed this just as much as the first book, if not more. It was fantastic being back with Harry and his wreckage of a life.
Harry is asked to attend a suicide of a whistleblowing doctor. But for Harry it soon seems that things are not so straight forward. Then when it turns out to be murder, Harry must dig deeper to uncover the truth.
And dig is what Harry does, ending up teamed up with his ex girl friend DCI Frankie Noble. Things are not great between the two of them so working together certainly isn't going to be an easy ride.
One of the things I really enjoy with these books is the mix of Medical and Crime, it makes for a much more interesting read. The authors medical background is very clear thought out the book, and just adds to the story brilliantly.
I also find the fact that the main character Harry, having some serious issues really adds to the intensity of the story. You know somewhere along the line things have got to reach a head, and his addiction to prescription drugs is only going to cause problems if and when he is found out.
Another first class read, and I fear if I say anymore I will give far to much away. This book however is certainly must read, and I will say personally I really think reading book one first would be the best move.
I cant wait for more.
I first read this book Feb 2016. As book 2 is due out soon I decided to reread this, and I can safely say it was just as good the 2nd time around.
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