Murder on Spyglass Lane by J.M. Griffin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
From an early age, Sarah McDougall has been clairvoyant; though she won’t admit to that fact. Her visions frighten her and she detests the moments when they creep upon her so unexpectedly. Those very visions are the reason behind her having moved from Massachusetts to Florida as she couldn’t prevent the death of a very good friend of hers. Nor could she stop people from implicating her in the murder. While the visions have proved handy in the past, they’re the one thing she wishes she could do without.
While on a nightly stroll with her dog, Sparky, Sarah is stung with the rise of a new vision. It doesn’t help that her dog knows something is amiss. The vision soon proves to be true when the body of a woman is discovered in a sand trap near the golf course behind her home. From that moment on, she knows she’ll never be able to outrun her uncanny gifts. Read on »
Sins of the Mind by L. J. Garland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Assigned to a vicious homicide case, Ethan Parker can’t believe what he’s seeing. A man has been brutally murdered for reasons no one can understand. The fact that the victim has been tortured and castrated leave him and the rest of the force wondering if it could be a case of love gone wrong. Yet Ethan knows there’s more to the story and is determined in discovering the identity of the perpetrator and the reason behind the gory murder.
His partner, a rookie cop by the name of Grant Montgomery is still wet behind the ears. He doesn’t seem to take the case too seriously, but that’s because he’s not exactly sure as to what he should be doing. Ethan knows he has train the guy to his full potential, but the new case leaves him wondering as to what to do next. Read on »
Speculation by Edmund Jorgensen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Andrew Wrangles is content with the way his life is going. He has a beautiful wife named Cheryl, his job is going well, and he maintains a stable friendship with his friends, Buddy and Stanley Riordan. When Buddy goes missing, Andrew can’t help but wonder as to what has happened to him. Something tells him, Stanley might know, but he sure isn’t saying. Granted, reports of Buddy surface from all around the globe, but there’s something about the entire situation that he can’t quite put his finger on.
Stanley unexpectedly dies to cancer, a fact that takes Andrew by surprise. He’s thrown for another loop when he’s named in Stanley’s will as the recipient to ten million dollars, a large sum of money Andrew never truly knew his friend had amassed. The solicitor reveals to Andrew that Stanley has also left him a sealed envelope, one which piques his curiosity. He’s soon given the choice of either accepting the money or taking the envelope, a decision that is quite hard for Andrew to make. Read on »
Dissolve by Andrea Heltsley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Cora’s life was going just the way she wanted it to be. She had a wonderful fiancé and was looking forward to marrying him soon. Her best friend, while wacky at times, kept her in line, even if they got into mischief, every now and then. She had everything she could ever ask for, loving the little niché she’d carved out for herself. Yet never once did she imagine losing it all within the blink of an eye.
Plagued by dreams she can’t explain, Cora dismisses them as if they’re nothing to worry about. Yet when they become reality, she realizes there’s something more sinister afoot. She can now dissolve into a million particles and appear in unexpected places, something she’s never done before. How she got the ability to do so is beyond her, yet she knows she needs to find the answers to her questions. Her only ally is her best friend, Nessa. Read on »
Salt City by Robert C. Fleet
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Mark Cornell wasn’t your every day private investigator. He was a full-fledged college student working the job on the side for a lawyer hoping to make ends meet. Mark dreams of becoming more than what he is now and knows he’ll achieve his hopes if he keeps trying. Yet when the current assignment he’s working on takes a vicious turn, his entire life changes within the blink of an eye.
Witness to Anne Malloy’s jumping out of a window and plummeting to her death six stories down, Mark realizes that there’s more to his assignment than his boss is letting on. The woman’s husband seems to have more secrets than he’d ever imagined and he, himself, is now a suspect in the crime. It doesn’t matter that he’s innocent. The police are only concerned about the fact that he was in the right place at the wrong time. Furthermore, they’re convinced Mark may know more than he’s actually saying, even if he’s been written off as nothing more than a peeping tom. Read on »