Trust Me

Trust MeSkye Kellerman was attacked four years ago by a deranged man but she was able to get away by stabbing him with a pair of scissors. He was put away but with only three years in prison he gets out and Skye is preparing for the inevitable attack but this time she wouldn’t be alone with her friends and Detective Willis behind her.

Detective David Willis knew that Dr. Oliver Burke was the man that attacked Skye four years ago and wouldn’t let anything happen to her now that he was getting out early. He will do everything to protect Skye who he can’t stop thinking about which is threatening his reconcile with his ex wife. He will becoming closer with Skye as her life is being threatened.

Trust Me is the first book to the series Last Stand by Brenda Novak. I have read Novak before with the first book from Whiskey Creek, a series I will have to get back to, and really liked how she wrote the plot and characters. This book was completely different with a cat and mouse game that the main characters had to play in this thriller.

From the first page I was hooked. I like these kind of thrillers as it gets you thinking about what is going to happen next. The only thing that threw me was I felt that I was coming into the story already being told but it is still very easy to follow. There is no story before this but it was the crime that happened several years ago.

I loved Skye and David. Each of them were compelling characters for their own reasons. Skye went through a traumatic event and made it through. She wants to move on and wants David but doesn’t want to be hurt as she knows that he will be going back to his ex-wife. I liked that David does think about going back to his wife but it is to care for her as she is sick with MS. He has a lot of trouble staying away from Skye, he is not cheating but he feels like he is cheating on giving his son a normal life. There is a point in the book that will have David feeling just fine that he can be with Skye which I was happy that Novak put in so they can have their happy ending.

The villain in the book is clearly known within the book as there is no doubt but there is a good twist at the end of who was connected to the man that Skye shot. I was surprised but it made sense as that person was clearly going out of their mind.

The Last Stand series is one I want to keep following. The organization in the book intrigues me as do the characters. I will be on the lookout for the second book from the series or which ever one I come to next.

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8th Confession by James Patterson

James Patterson brings the Women’s Murder Club back to the pages in the suspense thriller 8th Confession.

The Plot of 8th Confession:

“As San Francisco’s most glamorous millionaires mingle at the party of the year, someone is watching-waiting for a chance to take revengeance on Isa and Ethan Bailey, the city’s most celebrated couple.  Finally, the killer pinpoints the ideal moment, and it’s the perfect murder.  Not a trace of evidence is left behind in their glamorous home.

As Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the high-profile murder, someone else is found brutally executed-a preacher with a message of hope for the homeless.  His death nearly falls through the cracks, but when reporter Cindy Thomas hears about it, she knows the story could be huge.  Probing deeper into the victim’s history, she discovers he may not have been quite as saintly as everyone thought.

As the hunt for two criminals test the limits of the Women’s Murder Club, Lindsay sees sparks fly between Cindy and Lindsay’s partner, Detective Rich Conklin.  The Women’s Murder Club now faces its toughest challenge: will love destroy all that four friends have built?”

Now although this book was well written and interesting as all the others I wasn’t so drawn towards this book.  The plot was good but it didn’t grab my attention.  I found myself reading more about what was going to happen with Lindsay, Rich, Joe, and Cindy.

But as always James Patterson brings the characters great depth.  I liked that Lindsay still faces a hard choice on who to choose and she finally does but will this still be a problem in the next book.

The next book is not out yet but I am waiting to find out what happens in the next installment of the Women’s Murder Club.

6th Target by James Patterson

In the sixth book of James Patterson I was again blown away.  6th Target will get you out of your seat and wonder what will happen.

The Plot of 6th Target:

“A horrifying burst of gunfire on a crowded ferry leaves several people dead-and one woman fighting for her life.  That victim is a member of the Women’s Murder Club, four friends who join forces on their toughest cases when traditional methods get them nowhere.  Inspector Lindsay Boxer pursues one tantalizing lead after another in her attempt to bring in the man who tried to kill her friend.  But nothing makes sense in the most twisted, frightening case the Women’s Murder Club has ever faced.

While Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano prepares to prosecute the toughest trial of her life, the city is in the grip of a chilling crime spree.  Children of well-to-do families are being abducted, together with their nannies.  But the kidnaping are followed by devastating silence-no message from the kidnappers, no demand for ransom.  Parents everywhere fear the worst.  Working frantically with her new partner, Lindsay Boxer struggles to find the connection that will help them make sense of these horrific crimes.”

I was amazed by the amount of action that are in these books.  The books are always filled with lots of action that I seem to zoom through.  With all that is happening I need to know what is going to happen.  Also I wanted to make sure the killer gets it in the end.  Then there was the sexual tension between Lindsay and Rich her partner.  I like Joe but he has got to get his act together.

So overall this is just another great book of the Women’s Murder Club.

3rd Degree by James Patterson

I can’t get enough of the Women’s Murder Club series.  It really is addicting and fast to read.  You start the book and next thing you know it is done.

The Plot of 3rd Degree:

“Plunging into a burning town house, Detective Lindsay Boxer discovers three dead bodies…and a mysterious message at the scene.  When more corpses turn up, Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner’s office, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her find a murderer who he has targeted one of the four friends.  Which one will it be?”

Every time I read one of the books in the series I seem more and more drawn into the characters lives and the intense thriller plot.  You really get to know the characters and into their lives.  It gets addicting to read because you have to find out who is killing and what is really happening.  For instance Jill has a bruise and Lindsay is concerned.  Is this a problem in Jill’s life?  Lindsay finds out for certain.

The bad guy is really bad guys.  An organization that is killing supposedly for the good of the people.  Those who need the most help.  For this group it is war against the big CEO but it does get personal.

There is an unspeakable tragedy that hits the Women’s Murder Club and one of them will be permanently gone from the group but who and why are they targeted by this group.  The plot thickens and lead everyone to where the bad guy is getting his inspiration.  But even as the book end the group is still really a group because there will always be another to pick up the cause.

James Patterson brings another thriller and suspense tale to the pages with 3rd Degree.  I was amazed by the book.  The story line is interesting with the radical and very tragic which will make you sad for the death of the member.  I also like the fact that one of the members might have found love and won’t let him get away.  Hopefully it will last to keep her happy, until the next book.

The Art of Deception

“Supposedly he had come to her father’s estate looking for respite.  But was handsome Adam Haines the man he was pretending to be?  Or was Kirby Fairchild in danger of falling hard for a stranger who was even more practiced in th eart of deception than she was.”

The name of the book, The Art of Deception, is true to it’s name.  Nora Roberts gives a fantastic plot of deception, mystery, suspense and thrills with The Art of Deception.

When I first started the book I wasn’t sure what I was really expecting but I was pleasantly surprised.  The characters of the Fairchild’s were amazingly crazy.  Their outburst of artistic creativity was strange to read and interesting at the same time.  Adam was an interesting character as well but he was more than he appeared.

Actually all of the characters were more than you thought they were which is great to read because it kept you guessing over and over with what is going on with this plot.  And you did not know the truth of everything until the very end when it all unravled.

2nd Chance by James Patterson

From reading the first book, 1st to Die, I was intrigued by the series.  Women’s Murder Club is definitely a different series from many that I have read.  The series is a wonder to read.  The four women are remarkable.  2nd Chance is another book that shows James Patterson’s incredible work of thrills and suspense.

The Plot of 2nd Chance:

“The Women’s Murder Club is back!  A brilliantly diabolical killer is murdering people from every walk of life.  The deaths seem unrelated but police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and, together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D.A. Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation.  The killer’s motives are unspeakable.”

Reading the first book let you get to know the characters, introduced them and know you are getting to know them more personally as the level of action and thrills are knocking on their door.  I was awed by the amount of events that spun out of control for the women.  I loved it and hated it.  Felt horrible for some and cheered them on.

When one of the members had a tragedy happen to her I felt horrible for the character.  You felt the need to protect the character from any further harm.

I hated the tragedy and betrayal of trust with Lindsay’s estranged father but it gets better and has promise of a relationship.

The villain in this one was unbelievable.  I couldn’t stop reading until I figured out who the killer of these people were.  There were so many clues that took you one way and then another.

This book, 2nd Chance, is a heart-stopping and heartwarming as the Murder Club is back in action.  James Patterson intrigues the reader with mystery, suspense, thrills and non stop crime fighting action.

Wanting more from Foster

The moment has finally come when I was able to pick up the copy of Lori Foster’s latest book in the series of SBC Fighters, Back in Black.

“Drew Black, a president of the SBC fighting organization, is a controversial as they come.  But this hotheaded entrepreneur is a perfect match for his popular sports club venture: uncompromising and extreme.  Maybe too extreme.  With a reputation for saying what he thinks, Drew’s been causing a lot of friction.  That’s why someone’s been called in to clean up his image, before he does any permanent damage.

The lucky lady is Gillian Noode, a PR expert who has smoothed out the rough edges on many a man.  But Drew is rougher than anyone she’s ever met, and he refuses to change for any woman, for any reason.  To make matters more complicated, Gillian’s starting to like him raw.  Now opposites aren’t simply attracting, they’re igniting. But in the rising heat, who will end up on top?”

This book, Back in Black, along with all other Lori Foster’s books are amazing to read.  They are exciting, sexy and fun to read.  This book was no exception, it was fantastic.  I didn’t have to read the plot because I knew I would like it, but I read it anyways.

In this most recent story the two characters are Drew Black and Gillian Noode.  They are steamy and complete opposites.  It is exciting when they finally get together but they are not the only characters.  On the side is Brett and Audrey another complete opposites.  Brett is the fighter and Audrey is the woman against the fighting but the two can’t stay away from each other.  I loved the villain in this story, a little crazy but you didn’t know exactly at the beginning.

The writing is fantastic with the enticing plot which is very funny and strikingly fast to read.  I couldn’t put down the book with the witty dialogue, steamy scenes with delicious characters.  There is some about fighters that gets your blood boiling.

Now the question, is there another book to the SBC Fighters series and is it coming out soon?!