Little Girls Sleeping by Jennifer Chase – Review

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Little Girls Sleeping – Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

An eight-year-old girl, Chelsea Compton, is missing in Pine Valley, California. For newly minted Detective Katie Scott, it’s a grim reminder of the disappearance of a childhood friend. Due to the lack of any leads, Chelsea’s case has been declared cold by the police. However, Katie’s military training and her sixth sense tell her otherwise.

She starts investigating on her own and to her horror, unearths a row of graves in a remote location deep in the mountainous forests. Each of these graves contains a brightly colored teddy bear and …. some more bodies. Amidst all these, another little girl goes missing. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder due to her military experiences and still haunted by her childhood friend’s disappearance, Katie vows to protect the abducted girl.

But can she? Read Little Girls Sleeping by Jennifer Chase to find out.

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An Unfortunate End by Lisa Zumpano – Review

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An Unfortunate End by Lisa Zumpano – Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

New York City, 1919. Lillie Mead is a husk of her former self as she mourns the loss of her beloved in the war. She stays with her married sister and struggles to carry on with her life. A proposal, from a wealthy British friend, to investigate and report the possible murder of a British aristocrat gives her a glimmer of hope – of rebuilding her life.

What initially transpires as an open-and-shut case soon spirals into something more sinister. Can Lillie expose the truth before she follows the deceased aristocrat’s way? Read An Unfortunate End by Lisa Zumpano to find out. 

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Kaerou Time to Go Home by B. Jeanne Shibahara – Review

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KA-E-RO-U Time to Go Home by B. Jeanne Shibahara – Review

Rating – 3.5/5

Meryl, a Vietnam war widow, feels forlorn as her son has moved to Japan, and her aged father has remarried. A WWII Japanese flag, the last message of its bearer scribbled on it in his blood dried long ago, falls into her hands. She wants to return the flag to the soldier’s family but is reluctant to step out of her world.

After a gentle nudge from a love-struck professor and a not-so-subtle push from her father and cousin, she sets out to return the flag to where it belongs—Japan. Along the way, she meets many people – all of whom help her in reaching her destination one step closer while also helping her find herself.

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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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The Fourth Courier by Timothy Jay Smith – Review

The Fourth Courier by Timothy Jay Smith
The Fourth Courier by Timothy Jay Smith – Review

Rating – 3/5

Set in 1992, Warsaw, Poland, a string of brutal murders becomes an international case when it is revealed that the victims might have been couriers smuggling out nuclear material from the erstwhile USSR. The FBI sends agent Jay Porter to aid in the investigation; he is joined by CIA officer Kurt Crawford. Collectively, they must thwart a portable atomic bomb from reaching the wrong hands. Are they successful? Read The Fourth Courier by Timothy Jay Smith to find out.

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