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The Scavenger’s Song

By: Sara Marie Hogg                                                           Format: ebook                                                              Read: August 2016

 

Ten years ago, homicide detectives Angus and Skeeter were confused by the numerous missing women cases. Abruptly the disappearances stopped, yet no evidence was ever found. Now, bones are appearing and someone is after Angus and Skeeter. Will they be able to put this decade long mystery to rest or will they become the next victims?

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My Sister’s Books Review #88

Reconstructing Amelia
By: Kimberly McCreight

 

Kate Baron is a single mother and a successful, busy lawyer. Her work day is interrupted when she receives a call from her daughter’s school, stating that good girl, Amelia was in trouble. By the time she arrives to the school, Amelia is dead and Kate is left wondering what could have triggered these events. As the school brushes everything to the side, Kate digs through the intimate details of her daughter’s life, determined to find out the truth. Did Amelia really commit suicide or was she brutally murdered?

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June’s Selection

Hi Everyone,

This month’s book for Read with Ariesgrl is… The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith. If you are in the mood of solving a crime, join me this month by reading 1.5 chapters a day and we will discuss it here, weekly.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Let’s Discuss…

Hi Everyone,

Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all those who lost their lives, defending our freedoms.

Last month’s Read with Ariesgrl was a bit of a disappointment, thanks to Barnes and Noble not sharing the final chapter in their serial read selection. For the month of June, I decided to dive into my never-ending wish list to find a good suspense/mystery read. I have narrowed it down to The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry and Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith. Both titles are the first in a series and each have their own unique spin on suspense. We have a couple of days left before June 1st, to decide. So which one of these titles sounds like a fun June read to you?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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The Secret Keeper

By: Kate Morton

Laurel witnessed a horrific event when she was sixteen. Fifty years later, she returns to her Mother’s side and decides to finally question what had happened. She gets to know a whole other side of her Mom, as she recounts the story of her life, WWII and the two people who changed her life forever.

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Personal Shelves Review

It can be difficult to read a book from an app on my computer, so several weeks ago, when there were fireworks and I needed my Nook to play Ozzy’s calming music at night, I was wide awake and decided to read an ebook that was on my Nook. My friend Dana, who you may remember designed my amazing logo, recommended the author Kim Harrison to me. A while back, I downloaded the first book in the series, while it was on sale. Here are my thoughts:

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Author Spotlight

Good Morning,

This week’s author spotlight is on Brett Garcia Rose. He is releasing his new mystery novel, Noise.

Noise, by Brett Garcia Rose, is a thriller/mystery centering on a deaf character’s search for his missing sister. It’s short, violent, but ultimately it’s about love. Noise was published in June 2014 and is available for sale on AmazonBarnes & Noble and My Sister’s Books.

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Forbidden Harvest

By: Peter Rizzolo. Format: Paperback. Read: March 2014.

Dr. Ken Benholtz has spent his career at the Children’s Hospital working to preserve organs for transplant. His job becomes more personal when his nephew is admitted and is in desperate need for a heart, around the same time that his research funds are cut. He decides to take matters into his own hands by illegally harvesting cadaver organs. This is the story of the medical and legal consequences of his decision.

This story seems to have it all… young children in need of life-saving organs, details of both the medical and legal worlds and it is packed full of suspense and intrigue.  Though this book covers an intense topic and technical jargon, the plot allows it to be a fast and enjoyable read. Rizzolo does an amazing job of blurring the lines between the good guy and the evil guy. Readers will be questioning how far they would go, to save a child’s life.

 

How do you like your medical fiction books? Do you like them to read like a compelling thriller or a heart-wrenching story, or somewhere in between?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

Note:

The PR representative provided a copy of this book for me to review. To learn more about her, please visit her website.

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My Sister’s Books Review #27

The Bullet Catch
By: Lynn Hodges

Detective Logan Hawthorne Michaels runs a special company that excels in discovering the truth by using unique talents of each of their employees. For Logan Michaels, he enjoys using the power of deception that he learned through magic to weave his way to the truth. Hence the phone call that he received, asking for his expertise to help solve the mystery behind the Amazing Gregor’s death. Amazing Gregor is a talented magician who aims to please the crowds by catching a bullet in his teeth. Unfortunately for him, the trick fails and brings about instant death. When part of his crew disappears out of thin air, detective Logan and the local police are taken on a wild ride.

The Bullet Catch is the first book in the magical detective series by Lynn Hodges. It starts with a bang and will keep readers guessing right up until the very end. The story is told through several different points of view, which can be confusing at times, especially when there is a plethora of characters introduced in the beginning. However readers will enjoy playing the guessing game, as they figure out the truth behind this disastrous magic act. The writer uses his experience in magic to bring the trickery alive in this book, which is a promising start to a hopefully intriguing series.

Similar Authors:
Scott Jenkins, John Bohannon, Lesley Cookman

Notes:
This review was written for My Sister’s Books. To learn more about this bookstore, please visit their website.

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Saved by his Submissive

By: Angel Payne. Format: eBook. To Be Read.

Being a member in the Special Forces can change a guy, but losing his fiancée in a medical helicopter crash can destroy a man. Unfortunately for Garrett Hawkins, he is a completely changed and emotionally damaged man, since he learned the news of her death, one year ago. Thankfully his job keeps his body going and his mind occupied, therefore he is only haunted in his dreams. While in Thailand, his team was called to rescue kidnapped women from human traffickers and it is there that he discovers his lovely Sage is alive. Sage and her friend have been battling the extremes and living off vegetation, trying to survive. When Sage is reunited with Garrett she hopes they can return back to their previous life of happiness. However Garrett is worried she will be repelled by the man he has become and it is up to Sage to decide their future.

Saved by his Submissive is filled with various levels entwined in the plot. The race against time to save the women from being sold, will leave readers on the edge of their seats. Readers will both love and hate Garrett at times, as he struggles with trying to accept himself. Angel Payne does an excellent job of telling the darker side of self-doubt and fear through the eyes of the leading man, which is reversed from the average romantic roles. This book is chocked full of details, which could make some readers squeamish during the more brutal scenes. This book is definitely not for the faint-hearted, but for fans of military/BDSM romances.

This was the first book that I have read by Angel Payne and of this type of nature. While, I don’t find the whole Dominant-Submissive relationship enjoyable, I can appreciate a well written story line. This book is well written and it has a thrilling plot line, with complicated characters. I feel like this story is like an onion, filled with many layers, sometimes bitter and it will definitely bring tears to your eyes…but in the end it helps pull the meal together.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

Notes:
The author provided a copy of this book for me to review. To learn more about this book and her work, please visit her website.

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