5.22.2014

Suspenseful Reads...

Generally speaking, I don't gravitate towards mysteries when it comes to reading. Sure, I like the occasional mystery, but I tend to go more in the "suspense" direction, if I'm feelin' that (instead of a chintzy romance, you understand). Here are a few of the latest suspenseful reads on my nightstand...

Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr is a return to one of my favorite protagonists in literature - National Park ranger Anna Pigeon. This novel is much, much darker than her previous works, and features Anna on a camping trip with several women and children, when they are beset by some seriously nasty men who mean them harm. Taut and dark, edgy and scary, this is a novel that kept me reading past my bedtime - and freaked me out at times. Anna still rocks the casbah, though. :-) My faves remain her earlier works, though, like A Superior Death, Firestorm, and Ill Wind.

Do or Die by Suzanne Brockmann is my "about time!" novel - I've been waiting for a new Brockmann for ages! This is a new series, though, and not part of the Troubleshooters series, but is still full to the brim with alpha males, crazysilly action, hot romance, gunplay, a seriously twisty plot and a happy ending. Loved it. :-) Much longer than her other novels, it felt a big convoluted in spots, but I know she's setting up new characters for the series, so it's all good. Great romantic suspense (or is it suspenseful romance?) from a solid author!

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn was just creepy and weird - just like Flynn writes. :-) Libby was the sole survivor of a massacre that took the lives of her entire family, and now, twenty-five years later, Libby needs money, stability - and answers. Dark and weird, this is vintage Flynn - and is being made into a movie with Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks, and Nicholas Hoult. 

Midnight Alias by Elle Kennedy is apparently book two in a series - though I didn't know that when I picked it up. This feels very much like a Brockmann novel, filled with alpha males and guns, the stripper with the heart of gold, mob bosses and a lot of action of all kinds. Interesting enough, but not as memorable in terms of characters as someone like Brockmann.

Forgiving Lies by Molly McAdams is another in this vein - the cop, the innocent girl, a serial killer and some sexual tension (though, not with the serial killer...). I read this a while back, and for the life of me, can barely remember any of it - not a very good sign. :-( I know there is a sequel, but I'm not sure I'll be seeking it out...


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