Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Tuesday Book Review

 Four-star review of Last Night by Luann Rice


Really, this should be three and a half. It was a good enough story about the search for who killed artist Maddie, known as MC and abducted her little daughter CeCe. Detective Conor Reid and his girlfriend Kate arrive at the legendary Ocean House on the Rhode Island shore for a romantic getaway but instead follow Maddie’s sister Hadley so they’re witnesses to her discovery of the body in the snow not far from the hotel. I most enjoyed the parts from the little girl’s point of view. Some of the dialogue is stilted or at least pedestrian. I was routing for the good guys, but I didn’t care a whole lot about any of them.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Tuesday Book Reviews

Four-star review of Night Owl by Andrew Mayne

Retired spy Brad Trasker is hired to protect Kylie Conner, CEO, designer and pilot of a next-generation aircraft. But when the plane blows up before Kylie can board,  all threats against her become real. Most of the action is fast paced, the main characters (Brad and Kylie) are developed if not entirely likeable and there is some sense of satisfaction at the end, but the big baddy pulling the strings gets away, forcing readers who care enough to read the next book in the series. I’m not sure I do. Trasker’s use of a memory palace to discover who’s behind the events is intriguing.