Heart of the Storm – Nicole Stiling

I didn’t read the blurb before I started reading this book. I knew I’d liked Nicole Stiling’s first two novels a lot and that was enough for me. Though I didn’t exactly decide not to read the blurb, I’m really happy it happened. The story that unfolded before my eyes took me entirely by surprise … Continue reading Heart of the Storm – Nicole Stiling

Bulletproof – Maggie Cummings

4.5* - Maggie Cummings writes really nice characters. Like, really really nice. I want them to be happy. They make my heart squeeze and breathe. A detective in the Vice squad, Dylan Prescott overhears a few sentences in a bar that lead to a breakthrough in a Major Case investigation, which earns her a place … Continue reading Bulletproof – Maggie Cummings

Gray Matters – Dolores Arden

Once again, a very promising debut novel. Remy Devereux grew up in a Creole family in New Orleans and is now a homicide detective with the SFPD. We first meet her while she’s breaking up with her girlfriend, hotshot US Attorney Erica Forsyte. Remy is working on a very frustrating investigation, and nightmares of the … Continue reading Gray Matters – Dolores Arden

Standby Counsel, A Monica Spade Novel (#2) – Alexi Venice

3.5* - This novel would make a very exciting movie. Although it's the second Monica Spade novel, it can be read as a standalone since the plot is completely different. I would nevertheless recommend reading Conscious Bias first, because it's really good and you'll know where Monica and the people around her come from. You'll … Continue reading Standby Counsel, A Monica Spade Novel (#2) – Alexi Venice

A Quiet Death (The Dark Peak #3) – Cari Hunter & Nicola Victoria Vincent (narrator)

Cari Hunter’s books are a breed apart and I'm totally addicted. They both terrify and delight me. This proved true once again with A Quiet Death. If you’re having a day (or a week, or a month, or – let's face it, it's 2020 – a year) where you have no faith left in humanity, … Continue reading A Quiet Death (The Dark Peak #3) – Cari Hunter & Nicola Victoria Vincent (narrator)

Under Pressure (Detective Alex Brennan #1) – A. Emma Hollis

This was a short and frustrating read. It could have been an interesting crime novel but it's so short, everything feels rushed. As if the author had written the outline of the story and forgotten to flesh it out. What makes it so frustrating is that I really liked Alex Brennan and the people surrounding … Continue reading Under Pressure (Detective Alex Brennan #1) – A. Emma Hollis

Dirt Nap (Curtis and Reynolds #2) – Carolyn Elizabeth & Lori Prince (narrator)

Thayer and Corey are one of my favourite couples and that probably explains why I think of Carolyn Elizabeth’s books as mostly happy. Even though this one begins with a reminder of Corey’s injuries from Gallows Humor and a grisly crime scene and is full of gory and crawly details. I just love the relationship … Continue reading Dirt Nap (Curtis and Reynolds #2) – Carolyn Elizabeth & Lori Prince (narrator)

Gallows Humor (Curtis and Reynolds #1) – Carolyn Elizabeth & Lori Prince (narrator)

I loved this book when I read it last December, and when I found out Lori Prince was narrating it, it felt like Christmas again. I knew she’d be perfect for Corey Curtis’s voice. I wasn’t sure about Thayer Reynolds’ voice at first, but Prince quickly convinced me. Gallows Humor was one of my favourite … Continue reading Gallows Humor (Curtis and Reynolds #1) – Carolyn Elizabeth & Lori Prince (narrator)