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Review: Crossing The Horizon by Laurie Notaro

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Crossing the Horizon: A Novel
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Soar back to the fearless 1920s with #1 New York Times bestselling writer Laurie Notaro—beloved author of The Idiot Girls’ Action Adventure Club—in a stunning historical novel that tells the true, little-known story of three aviatrixes in a race to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic.

Ten thousand feet in the sky, flipping and twirling through the air, aviatrixes from London to Paris to New York—fueled by determination and courage—have their eyes on the century’s biggest prize. The year is 1927, and Amelia Earhart has not yet made her record-breaking cross-Atlantic flight. Who will follow in Charles Lindbergh’s footsteps and make her own history?

Three women’s names are splashed daily across the front page: Elsie Mackay, daughter of an Earl, is the first Englishwoman to get her pilot’s license. Mabel Boll, a glamorous society darling and former cigar girl, is ardent to make the historic flight. Beauty pageant contestant Ruth Elder …

Review: Darktown by Thomas Mullen

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Darktown
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Responding from pressure on high, the Atlanta police department is forced to hire its first black officers in 1948. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers and their authority is limited: They can’t arrest white suspects; they can’t drive a squad car; they can’t even use the police headquarters and must instead operate out of the basement of a gym.

When a black woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up fatally beaten, no one seems to care except for Boggs and Smith, two black cops from vastly different backgrounds. Pressured from all sides, they will risk their jobs, the trust the community has put in them, and even their own safety to investigate her death. Their efforts bring them up against an old-school cop, Dunlow, who has long run the neighborhood like his own, and Dunlow’s young partner, Rakestraw, a young progressive who may or may not be willing to make allies across color lines. My Review: Darkto…

Review: Insidious by Catherine Coulter

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Insidious (FBI Thriller, #200)
byCatherine Coulter


Insidious is the twentieth thriller in #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter's FBI series. FBI agents Savich and Sherlock must discover who is trying to murder Venus Rasmussen, a powerful, wealthy society icon. They soon find out that the danger may be closer than expected.

Venus Rasmussen, a powerful woman who runs the international conglomerate Rasmussen Industries, believes someone is poisoning her. After Savich and Sherlock visit with her, someone attempts to shoot her in broad daylight. Who’s trying to kill her and why? A member of her rapacious family, or her grandson who’s been missing for ten years and suddenly reappears? Savich and Sherlock must peel away the layers to uncover the incredible truth about who would target Venus.

Meanwhile, Special Agent Cam Wittier leaves Washington for Los Angeles to work with local Detective Daniel Montoya to lead the hunt for the Starlet Slasher, a serial killer who has cut …

Review: A Fast and Brutal Wing by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson

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It's been awhile since I've posted on here. I'm going to try and be more consistent. No promises though.

Here's a quick review of an older book I just finished.

A Fast and Brutal Wing
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She leapt, a perfect arc, lithe muscles propelling her through the air, leaving what was human behind, clothes fallen to the ground. She was cat, claws unsheathed, teeth bared. Loving the hunt, the chase, the pounce and the strike, her teeth sinking into flesh, blood spurting in her mouth.
Animal justice: ruthless and swift. And totally satisfying.

In their chaotic, human world, the one thing that held this brother and sister together was their shared private knowledge: their ability to change from human to animal, and back. Their ability to transform.  Or was that a lie to tear them apart?
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A Fast and Brutal Wing by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this book. I liked the format in which it was written. I thought the writing…

Weekend Reads April 23 2016

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These are the books I'm currently reading. 

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From the internationally bestselling novelist Rob Pobi comes Mannheim Rex, an homage to the blockbuster Jaws and the classic American novel Moby Dick.

After the sudden death of his wife, famous horror writer Gavin Corlie retreats from New York City to a secluded house on Lake Caldasac. But his new life in the country is far from idyllic, and when a thirteen-year-old wheelchair-bound boy named Finn Horn nearly drowns in the lake, Gavin discovers a startling secret: people in this peaceful lakeside community keep vanishing. Is the corrupt, drug-fuelled town sheriff to blame? Or is Finn’s account of a lake-dwelling leviathan more than a near-death hallucination?

Racing against time and Mother Nature, Gavin and Finn embark on a quest to catch a nightmare beast. It’s survival of the fittest, and it isn’t long before the pair realizes that they might be out of their depth…and that the hunters may have become the hunted.

A…

Review of Still Mine by Amy Stuart

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Still Mine
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Still Mine by Amy Stuart

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Still mine is about a woman called Clare who is running from her past and an abusive husband. She ends up in a small mining town called Blackmore, where another young woman named Shayna has gone missing. The similarities in their lives becomes eerily familiar to Clare as she sets out to find out what happened to Shayna.
Clare, even with all her flaws stands out as my favourite character. The way she develops relationships with the people of Blackmore is fascinating yet somewhat disturbing. All the characters felt very real.
The story definitely keeps you guessing as you go along. You really can't figure out what's going to happen next. The author is very good at writing dramatic emotional scenes. She draws you in. Once you get into the book, it really grips you and keeps you turning the pages. Very fast paced.
There wasn't really anything I disliked about the book, except possibly some unresolved issues.…

Review: Dark Territory by Susan Philpott

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In her newest assignment for the Line, Signy Shepherd embarks on a rescue mission to save Lizzy Stone and her baby boy in Susan Philpott’s heart-racing thriller, Dark Territory.

Cut off from the Line, what will Signy Shepherd do when the very people she protects become more dangerous than the threats they’re escaping?

Signy Shepherd has spent her career with the Line, a modern underground railroad, shepherding at-risk women out of peril. When Signy takes Lizzy, a young woman desperate to save her infant son, under her protection, the case appears to be like any other. With a severe winter storm on the horizon, Signy drives Lizzy and her son out of the city. Suddenly, she finds the police hot on their tail, and when Lizzy’s erratic behavior propels them into further danger, Signy begins to suspect that her new ward is not the victim she claims to be.

Meanwhile, Signy’s PTSD-stricken mentor, Grace, investigates Lizzy’s husband. But Lizzy’s husband is hiding secrets of his own, and soon Gra…