Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Review of "Gone on Sunday"

Little Mary was found beaten to death on her porch in 1972, just like her grandma, Bead Baker was back in 1932. The townspeople of Homeville, Virginia wondered if there was a connection between the two deaths because both women supposedly had "the gift". Cotton Lee Penn, a polio victim, was hired by attorney Max Mayfair to investigate. Max was representing Walker Kane, Little Mary's fiance who was afraid he was going to be blamed. There were a lot of secrets in that little town, especially in the Baker family. Tower Lowe sets the background of the family's lives in both generations then leads the reader to speculate who-dun-it. There is plenty of guilt to go around for all the characters and the ending is sure to surprise you. 4 Stars

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Review of "I See Things"

A psychic, Amanda, called and said a young woman was in a dark room with snakes, Detectives Delaney and O'Dell were assigned to investigate. The woman, Hillary Blackstone was later found murdered. Amanda called again and said the man was doing terrible things to a girl on a red bed. The police found body parts in plastic bags in the Intercoastal, then Amanda gets shot. A. R. Alan is a master in spinning the plot full of mystery and suspense. Delaney and O'Dell use their wits and assets to untwist the clues and find the perpetrator. But the story doesn't end there, Delaney is dealt a shocking surprise, that may just lead to another stunning novel by Alan. Let's look forward to that! 5 stars  

Friday, February 17, 2017

Review of "The Past Rushes Forward"

When a woman and her two children were murdered in a drive-by shooting outside a Burger King, Detective Catherine Delaney, and her partner, Cody O'Dell were called in to investigate. During a trip to a grocery store, Delaney saw a man and a little girl doing their shopping. When the man referred to the little girl as Pussy Cat, Delaney remembered the night she was raped as a child by a man who called her Pussy Cat. A. R. Alan now has the basis for a gripping crime novel that will keep you reading well into the night. There is a departure from the marvelous humor Alan usually writes with, but she does continue the playful banter between the two detectives. Pick this one up, you won't be disappointed. 5 Stars

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Review of "Right Turn"

Selecting the very best driver education program for your teen may be among the most important decisions you will every make for them. It's important to remember that driver education programs only provide about 10% of supervised driving time prior to licensing. Another key point to focus on is that your teen has been watching you drive for years and deciding what is acceptable behind the wheel. Reading Right Turn prior to selecting a program will give you insight to the good, bad and ugly of the driving experience and promote a positive experience for you and your teen. Even if you don't learn something new for yourself, you will at the very least be prepared to fully interact with you new driver and his professional teacher. 4 Stars

Friday, February 3, 2017

Review of "The Ghosts of Ukuthula"

Jacob Nkwe, aka Zulu, was CIA and worked for Jim Collins, a director in the state department. Zulu's mission was to collect intel on Colonel Petrov, a Russian who led a force trying to prevent a black coalition government in South Africa. Petrov was going to put his own people in power and steal the county's resources. When Zulu's office building in Pretoria was bombed, he went ghost and got a job at a game park in Namibia. He also got in a gang smuggling weapons for diamonds with half brother, Bakai. Debbie Kotzee, the park manager, had an affair with Zulu, but was linked to the South African Secret Police. At this point McBee ups the plot's intensity as his characters escape danger and save South Africa's future. 4 Stars