Monthly Archives: October 2013

Deadly New Digs

Buyers Remorse
“Buyer’s Remorse” is the first novel in Lori Lake’s In The Public Eye series which promises to be well worth reading.  Leona (Leo) Reese is a 33 year-old beat cop who has failed her shooting re-qualification and has been temporarily loaned out to the Department of Human Services as a result.  On her first day on the job there is a suspicious death at an independent living facility.  Eleanor Sinclair and her partner, Callie, had recently moved into the facility and Callie has died under suspicious circumstances. Continue reading

Winning is Just the Beginning

Caller Number Nine
“Caller Number Nine”, by Debbie Duncan is a delightful tale about a young woman coming of age in 1967 Los Angeles.  When the story begins 13 year-old Laura Hill, of Woodland Hills, wins the Jet Set radio contest on her favorite radio station.  The prize is a weekend in Hawaii with her favorite D.J.  Her 15 minutes of fame helps her make friends at her new school where she is still adjusting to the change.  As the trip comes and goes various obstacles and problems crop up and the issues of the time: women’s rights and Vietnam, all play into Laura’s growth. Continue reading

A Mystical Journey Through the Dark Ages

The bones of the earth
Scott Bury’s “The Bones of the Earth” is a mystical, yet historical tale of a young man’s quest for truth and enlightenment.  The story takes place in eastern Europe during the sixth century, a time when Rome was crumbling and the barbarians were unleashing their power on helpless villagers. Continue reading

Family Secrets

Don't Tell Anyone
“Don’t Tell Anyone”, by Laurie Boris is a riveting novel that takes on some very tough subjects: breast cancer and assisted suicide.  Boris manages this adeptly in a story that is poignant and lingers with the reader long after the final page. Continue reading