Category: Mystery Thriller

Backlash: Venom and Vengeance from ‘Nam | Critical Book Review

In the latest installment of the JadeAnne Stone Mexico Adventure thrillers, Ana Manwaring’s Backlash: Venom and Vengeance from ‘Nam sends protagonist Jackman Quint hurtling into a reckoning with a vengeful ghost from his past. The gripping tale unfolds in the gritty terrain of Mexico City, courtesy of Indies United Publishing LLC. Unleashing the Vengeance Quint’s…

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The Legacy | Critical Book Review

In this exploration of legal intricacies and personal dilemmas, James Gilbert’s The Legacy offers readers a quick and accessible journey into a world where the pursuit of justice intertwines with the complexities of human relationships. Unveiling the Legacy’s Enigma Junior associate Adam Chauncey, thrust into the role of co-executor for a mysterious client’s will, embarks…

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The Alford Plea | Critical Book Review

The Alford Plea, penned by Edwina Louise Dorch, thrusts readers into a tumultuous small town where catastrophe and injustice intertwine. Dorch, drawing inspiration from real-life family tragedies, masterfully crafts a suspenseful narrative that, while compelling, demands a critical lens. A Fictionalized Reality Dorch boldly condenses timelines and fictionalizes elements, steering away from conventional crime storytelling.…

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The Surfacing | Critical Book Review

Terrence Coffey’s The Surfacing plunges readers into a gripping sci-fi odyssey, where the line between reality and the unknown becomes eerily blurred. The narrative skillfully navigates the unsettling events unfolding beneath the surface of two seemingly ordinary towns. As disappearances escalate, and the peculiar behavior of those left behind intensifies, a sinister presence emerges, threatening…

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Snowfall in Virginia | Critical Book Review

Jim Davidson’s Snowfall in Virginia invites readers into a labyrinth of motives and a cascade of haikus, presenting a mystery that demands to be unraveled. In this critical exploration, we dissect the novel’s strengths and weaknesses, from its intricate plot to the dramatic twist ending. Snowfall in Virginia immerses readers in a world of intrigue,…

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All Body Bags and No Knickers | Critical Book Review

All Body Bags and No Knickers by Shawe Ruckus, a slow-burn mystery, promises a unique narrative adorned with an intriguing cast of characters. However, as Elizabeth Reiser dives into the depths of this indie crime thriller, the shadows cast by the narrative reveal both its strengths and weaknesses. The Happy Beginning and the Unexpected Turn…

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Simon’s Dream | Critical Book Review

Simon’s Dream, penned by Jeremy Howe, revitalizes the conventional crime thriller genre by seamlessly blending elements of coming-of-age romance and supernatural intrigue. Unveiling Simon’s World In this intriguing narrative, Simon Verner’s life takes an unexpected turn after being cast out by his step-father, former police chief Doug Lewis. Set against the backdrop of Simon’s routine…

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Out to Get Me | Critical Book Review

Out to Get Me by Jeffrey A. Cooper promises a thrilling ride through the underbelly of deceit and betrayal. Manik Chaturmutha takes us on a gripping journey as she dissects this hair-raising tale. Unveiling the Plot Toni Williams, a character trapped in the world of commercial real estate, inadvertently becomes the target of a lunatic…

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Loden’s Children | Critical Book Review

In “Loden’s Children,” penned by Paul Chandler, readers are thrust into the world of Riley Callen, a private detective armed with both elite military training and cutting-edge AI technology. Warren Maxwell delves into the depths of this indie action novel, exploring its highs and lows. Plot Summary Riley Callen, a detective with unparalleled skills honed…

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American Roulette | Critical Book Review

American Roulette by Matthew Best, Robert Bradshaw, et. al delves into the chilling narrative of a small community hurtling toward a mass shooting. Warren Maxwell’s review unravels the complexities of this Milford House Press novel. Unraveling the Threads of Tragedy Steven Bradley, CEO of a crisis management firm, is unexpectedly thrust into the aftermath of…

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