Fishermen’s Court by Andrew Wolfendon – Review

Fishermen's Court by Andrew Wolfendon Book Review
Fishermen’s Court by Andrew Wolfendon – Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

May 1999. Two college friends returning from their graduation party at night. One drunk, one still sober enough to drive. One of them makes a fatal mistake.

Eighteen years later …

A team of assassins ambushes Finn Carroll, a failed artist living a miserable life, attempt to murder him and stage it as a suicide. Finn survives and is shocked to find out they have left behind a suicide note mentioning a catastrophic incident in his past that only Finn knows about. Baffled, he moves to Musqasset Island, a remote island being blasted by a severe nor’easter, to stay with an old friend only to realize he has trapped himself amidst the very people who want him dead.

Does the eighteen-year-old incident have anything to do with Finn’s current state of affairs? Even if it is, why now? Finn needs to discover these answers fast, or else …

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A Killer’s Alibi by William L. Myers, Jr. – Review

A Killer's Alibi by William L. Myers, Jr. book review
A Killer’s Alibi by William L. Myers, Jr. – Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.
A quote from "A Killer's Alibi"
A quote from “A Killer’s Alibi”

That’s how Jimmy Nunzio, the Philadelphia crime lord, is caught by the police. Knife in hand, soaked in blood, standing over the corpse of his daughter’s lover who also happened to be his archenemy. Is that why Nunzio killed him? Because he wanted to protect his daughter from his rival? Or did something else happen? Mick McFarland, a brilliant criminal lawyer, usually at ease in the courtroom finds the tables turned when he has to defend Nunzio. Why? Because Nunzio refuses to tell him what happened on that fateful night.

Meanwhile, Mick’s wife, Piper, is striving hard to free Darlene Dowd, a young woman incarcerated for life for her sexually abusive father’s brutal death. However, the jury heard only a part of the truth. Piper is now determined to uncover the entire truth to prove Darlene’s innocence.

As both Mick and Piper dig deeper, they will have to navigate through dark, twisted family secrets. Some people will go to any length to keep these secrets hidden. Will Mick and Piper succeed in defending their respective clients? Read A Killer’s Alibi by William L. Myers, Jr. to find out.

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Two Spies Reach Out From the Grave by Chad Huskins – Review

Two Spies Reach Out From the Grave by Chad Huskins Review
Two Spies Reach Out From the Grave by Chad Huskins – Review

Rating – 3.5/5

Nathan Adamson, former SEAL and now a member of CIA’s Special Operations Group, goes to Siberia to collect evidence of a destructive weapon developed by Russia. However, the safe house at his first rendezvous point is compromised, leaving him to fend for himself in hostile territory.

Nathan’s career has left him with virtually no relatives, except Sophia—a hundred-year-old veteran of the French Resistance who is his friend-cum-mentor. Sophia harbors some secrets which she hasn’t divulged to even her own family. She is gradually losing her battle against dementia. However, in the foggy depths of her memory, lie the face of a Nazi tyrant who escaped justice. Sophia now sees that face again, or is it her hallucination?

As Nathan’s Siberia mission results in unprecedented international political turbulence, his present and Sophia’s past collide violently, resulting in unlikely enemies and even unlikelier alliances.

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Fever Tree by Tim Applegate – Review

NetGalley BookReview of Fever Tree by Tim Applegate
Fever Tree by Tim Applegate – Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Dieter’s arrival in the small town of Crooked River sets everyone’s tongues wagging. To the inhabitants of Crooked River, he is a mysterious stranger who zealously guards his secrets but lends a patient ear to everyone. Consequently, myriads of townspeople, such as the deckhands, the bartender, the hotel manager, the antique shop owner befriend him. Maggie, a beautiful woman, falls in love with him.

But there are also those who view him with suspicion, like the rich ladies who track his movements across the neighborhood from behind the curtains. There is also the local drug lord, Teddy Mink, who is convinced that Dieter is a narcotics agent. Dieter, indeed, has a past that threatens to overshadow his future with Maggie. Will this town leave Dieter alone for good? Can he forge a meaningful relationship with Maggie?

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The Girl without Skin by Mads Peder Nordbo – Review

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The Girl Without Skin by Mads Peder Nordbo – review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

A mummified corpse is found on an ice cap in Greenland, which is initially thought to be that of a Viking dating back centuries. On the second day of covering the story, journalist Matthew Cave is shocked to witness a bloody spectacle at the site of discovery. The corpse is missing, and the spot where the mummy was kept is glistening red with blood. The lifeless, naked body of the police officer who was guarding the mummy during the night was lying there, and it was “gutted from groin to breastbone”.

Simultaneously, all the pictures of the corpse taken by the photographer disappear, and Matthew’s editor asks him not to report anything citing pressure from higher-ups. To keep himself occupied, Matthew starts digging into four unsolved, brutal murders that happened in 1973. Little does he know his investigation will open a Pandora’s box of lies and secrets. On top of this, he meets Tupaarnaq, a young woman released after being twelve years in prison for murdering her parents and two sisters. Is Tupaarnaq somehow related to these murders?

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Fallen Mountains by Kimi Cunningham Grant – Review

NetGalley BookReview of Fallen Mountains by Kimi Cunningham Grant
Fallen Mountains by Kimi Cunningham Grant – a review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The haunting yet beautiful cover – that’s what drew me to this book, and I don’t regret picking it up.

Transom Shultz—son of the only rich person in the small town of Fallen Mountains—goes missing. Who could be behind his disappearance? Is it his best friend, Chase Hardy, whose farm Transom had bought and damaged irreparably? Is it his ex-girlfriend, Laney? Or is it Thomas Miller, the boy Transom bullied in school? It’s up to Sheriff Red to solve the case, but Red is hiding a secret too.

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