Tag: books review

  • “Memory Man” by David Baldacci

    “Memory Man” by David Baldacci

    Genre: Thriller This is the first book in the Amos Decker series. When Amos Decker was 22 years old, his pro football debut changed his life forever.  On the first play, Amos was the recipient of a vicious hit that killed him. He was resuscitated, twice, and recovered, but, his mind was different.  He now […]

  • August 2011 Thrillers

    Lots of new books / e-books! Happy Reading  🙂 Killing Kate by Julie Kramer The Sixes by Kate White Inmate 1577 by Alan Jacobson Home Improvement: Undead Edition by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner (Editors) Drop by Drop by Keith Raffel Serial by John Lutz A Killer Like Me by Chuck Hustmyre The Twelfth Enchantment by David Liss The Evil Inside by Heather […]

  • Book Review: “Killed at the Whim of a Hat” by Colin Cotterill

    Book Review: “Killed at the Whim of a Hat” by Colin Cotterill

    Genre:  Mystery  (terrific) Rating: 5 WaterTowers This is an ARC sent to me by St. Martin’s Press.  It is due in stores July 19, 2011. Wow! Refreshingly original characters, and settings, with more than a dash of humor makes “Killed at the Whim of a Hat” one of the most enjoyable reads this year (or […]

  • Book Review: “City of Secrets” by Kelli Stanley

    Book Review: “City of Secrets” by Kelli Stanley

    Genre: Mystery / Noir  (Miranda rocks!) Rating:  4 WaterTowers “City of Secrets” is an ARC sent to me by Kelli Stanley.  It will be in stores Sept 13, 2011.  Small caveat:  You may know that I adore Kelli. I will try very hard to be objective. Pandora Blake is dead.  Stabbed with an ice pick, […]

  • July 2011 Thrillers

    A while bunch of new Thrillers coming out in July! Happy Reading and Drive Safe! this holiday weekend. News from South Africa by Mike Nicol Full Black by Brad Thor Creep by Jennifer Hillier You’re Next by Gregg Hurwitz The Knowledge of Good & Evil by Glenn Kleier The Nightmare Thief by Meg Gardiner Unhinged by E.J. Findorff The Fifth Kingdom by Caridad […]

  • Book Review: “Trader of Secrets” by Steve Martini

    Genre: Thriller Rating: 5 WaterTowers Picking up where “The Rule of Nine” left off, Liquida leaves the garage severely wounded by Herman Diggs (who is lying in a pool of his own blood).  The Mexicutioner gets medical attention then heads out to the farm in Ohio to kill Sarah Madriani. In Ohio, Sarah proves to […]

  • Book Review: “Fetching Raymond” by John Grisham

    Book Review: “Fetching Raymond” by John Grisham

    Genre: Legal Thriller Rating: 3.5 WaterTowers “Fetching Raymond” is  short story from “Ford County Stories” by John Grisham Leon Graney borrows Mr. McBride’s upholstery business van for a road trip with his mother, Inez,  and brother, Butch. They are going to visit their other brother, eternal optimist, Raymond, at Parchman prison. As the road trip unfolds we […]

  • Book Review: “Blood Drive” by John Grisham

    Book Review: “Blood Drive” by John Grisham

    “Blood Drive” is  short story from “Ford County Stories” by John Grisham Genre: Cozy (?) Rating: 4 WaterTowers (Three rednecks driving to Memphis to save a friend) Buy it! Bailey was working in Memphis when he got hurt and sent to the hospital.  The details of his condition were varied, but, the town-folk of Box […]

  • Book Review: “Paris is a Bitch” by Barry Eisler

    Book Review: “Paris is a Bitch” by Barry Eisler

    Genre: Thriller (a Rain / Delilah Short Story) Rating: 3.5 WaterTowers (Read it!  Great story) This is Eisler’s second short story in the past few months.  Both are self-published in electronic format only, but, the first “The Lost Coast” is pure new age scary as hell 4 WaterTower thriller (a love story….oh sorry, Mr. Eisler, […]

  • Book Review: “Amber Rules” by Melinda Curtis

    Genre: Romance  (Romance fans would rate this higher) Rating:  2.5 WaterTowers (Angst, Sex, Basketball) The PDF version of “Amber Rules” was sent to me (for my Nook) by Melinda Curtis.  I believe it is available now. I do not read romance very often (errr, ever) so I was looking forward to this. And it is a darn […]