May 28, 2017

Full Wolf Moon (Jeremy Logan, #5)

Full Wolf Moon (Jeremy Logan, #5)Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jeremy Logan goes to an exclusive artist retreat to work on his monograph on heresy in the Middle Ages, but before he can get started an old friend, Randall Jessup, from Yale who is now a park ranger ask him to investigate the suspicious deaths in the area.

Rumors of werewolves are rampant regarding the Blakeney family in the hollow, but of course Jeremy doesn't believe in werewolves, so he is committed to finding the logical explanation for the vicious murders. When he visits the research station founded by Dr. Chase Feverbridge to question the occupants about anything they may have seen he is saddened to learn of Dr. Feverbridge's death but enchanted by his daughter Laura who is ostensibly carrying on her Father's work, when he later learns Laura's secret he agrees to keep it as he doesn't believe it could harm anyone.

Jessup stumbles on the solution to the murders but before he can meet Logan he is savagely killed. After learning more about Feverbridge's work Logan puts things together and confronts Laura. But will Logan survive the confrontation?

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May 24, 2017

Don't Breathe a Word

Don't Breathe a WordDon't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Irritating how it alternated between 15 years ago (narrated by Lisa) and the present (narrated by Phoebe).

Phoebe is dating Sam whose sister went missing 15 years ago. The only clues were the gifts the Fairy King left for Lisa and Sam and Lisa's cousin Evie's weird behavior. Now someone is contacting Sam claiming Lisa is coming back from the land of Fairy. But is the pathetic creature they find really his sister? and what happened to the baby she gave birth too? When Sam and Phoebe uncover the incestuous secrets Sam's Mother and Aunt have been hiding Sam fears for his own child's safety and flees with a pregnant Phoebe. But did Teilo find them and take their baby? or has Phoebe lost her mind?

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May 20, 2017

Against All Odds

Against All OddsAgainst All Odds by Danielle Steel
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Widow Kate Madison's resale shop is taking off and her grown children are embroiled in romances some of which end in disaster, and when her long time friend Liam's wife dies Kate is there to offer comfort.

I didn't like the fact that Liam's wife was apparently his second choice poor woman he was in love with Kate when they were in college but was too young to get married when Kate married Tom, and was engaged to Maureen when Tom died. Then Maureen conveniently gets killed by a drunk driver when she is out with Tom and now he is "free" to be with Kate.

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May 18, 2017

16th Seduction (Women's Murder Club, #16)

16th Seduction (Women's Murder Club, #16)16th Seduction by James Patterson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Joe is hurt in a bomb blast when he is on a date with Lindsay. The bomber confesses to Lindsay, but then recants. The jury finds him not guilty and he turns the table on Lindsay by having Internal Affairs investigate her and suing her for False Arrest. But the mild mannered school teacher isn't what he seems.

Meanwhile Claire has Lindsay looking into a string of suspicious deaths, and the only clue leads to a mental hospital.

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May 16, 2017

Ominous

OminousOminous by Lisa Jackson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The plot is a little thin. Someone has been kidnapping girls and taking them to a shack miles from nowhere and keeping them as sex slaves. Some of the townspeople think the three girls just ran away from home, or got what they deserve. Shortly after these three girls disappear Kat (Detective Patrick Starr's daughter), Ruth (the Preacher's kid) and Shiloh decide to sneak out one night and drive to a lake in the middle of nowhere to go skinny dipping. Someone starts taking pictures of the naked girls with a flash, they run. The photographer catches Ruth and rapes her (OK, this makes no sense the other girls he took to his shack before raping them so why did he deviate from his pattern?) Shiloh and Kat come back and attack him and the three girls get away. Ruth begs them not to tell anyone and they agree not to Shiloh leaves town shortly afterwards when her Stepfather attacks her.

15 years later Shiloh's Mother dies and Shiloh returns to town to care for her half-sister. Kat is a Detective and Ruth has returned to town as a therapist. Courtney's (one of the original three girls who went missing) body is found after she kills herself with barbed wire to escape from the monster who has held her for 15 years. And another local girl Addie goes missing. Kat convinces Ruth to come forward and everyone tries to discover who attacked her 15 years ago. A mysterious caller on Ruth's crises hotline turns out to be Erin (another one of the original girls who went missing) she escaped when the kidnapper was busy subduing Rachel (the last of the original girls to go missing).

Eventually the kidnapper is found and Addie is rescued.

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May 15, 2017

BOLT® Lithium Max Pet Cordless Hand Vacuum | 2133

I like that Bissell helps pets with the profits.

The hand vac is heavy and the power switch is where I would like to grip the handle, which results in the vacuum being accidentally turned off. It's also to long to use in the car and the wimpy suction doesn't have the power to get the pet hair up. To be fair Fenris' (Great Pyrenees Mix) hair seems to have magical properties light enough to float through the car from the cargo area where he is contained to the front seat and then it sticks like Velcro.My upright vacuum can't seem to pick it up either. The hand vac does as least have a nifty tool that scraps the hair off the seats, with more suction power it would be awesome.

I like that it has a washable filter and that it is easy to empty. The trash container is pretty large the battery goes dead before I even get it half full.

Did great picking up a small spill in the refrigerator.  

May 13, 2017

The Black Book by James Patterson (Goodreads Author), David Ellis

The Black BookThe Black Book by James Patterson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not many books begin with the death of the main character but Patterson pulls it off. The book begins with Patty Harney going to a crime scene where she finds the bodies of her twin brother Detective Billy Harney, his lover Amy Lentini the assistant state's attorney and his partner Detective Kate Fenton. It appears that Kate killed Billy and Amy in a fit of jealous rage and that Billy shot Kate in self defense, but things aren't as they seem. For one thing Billy isn't dead, but he can't remember anything that happened two weeks prior to the shooting.

The rest of the book flips between the past and the present with Billy trying desperately to remember what happened so he can defend himself against the murder charges leveled against him, and the killers are the last people Billy would suspect.

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May 8, 2017

Expecting to Die (To Die, #7)

Expecting to Die (To Die, #7)Expecting to Die by Lisa Jackson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bianca is at a party where the teens are playing hide and seek. Something large chases her through the woods and she falls in the creek at Reservoir Point and discovers a dead body.

The body turns out to be that of a schoolmate Destiny. Convinced that the Father of the baby Destiny was carrying is the killer Selena and Regan set off to track down the likely teen killer. But before they can Lindsey (another one of Bianca's schoolmates) is run off the road and eventually found dead in her car.

Meanwhile TV reality star Barclay Sphinx has come to town to create a show about Big Foot and at first Bianca is cast in the staring role, to Luke's (Bianca's Father, Regan's ex) dismay when Laura (another schoolmate with big tits) is supposedly chased in the woods by Big Foot, Sphinx decides to make Laura the star of the show. In an attempt to get Bianca back in the starring role Luke hires the local drug dealer (the Preacher's son, Tophman) to kidnap her. But what Luke doesn't know is that Tophman is hanging out with Destiny's killer.

Husband stealing sluts don't fare very well in this book. Marjory Tufts is killed when her Baby Daddy is afraid that Marjory's husband will discover their affair, since the husband is shooting blanks. Michelle dumps Luke for Sphinx and a shot at TV stardom but Sphinx has little use for Michelle once he wraps things up in Grizzly Falls.

Luckily Bianca has inherited her Mother's brains because she is going to need every weapon she can lay her hands on to get away from the two boys, who kidnapped her on Luke's behalf.

Meanwhile Reagan is in the hospital giving birth to Tucker Grayson Santana.

This may be the last Selena Alvarez/Regan Pescoli novel as Regan is considering being a stay at home Mom.

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May 3, 2017

NYPD Red 3 (NYPD Red, #3)

NYPD Red 3 (NYPD Red, #3)NYPD Red 3 by James Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When Hunter Alden's chauffeur (Peter) winds up dead Kylie and Zach are instructed to find the killer pronto and get Hunter's expensive car back to him ASAP. But soon Zach and Kylie realize another crime has been committed Hunter's son Tripp and his friend Lonnie are missing.

When a school maintenance man finds the boys locked in the basement of an abandoned school the kidnapping takes a bizarre turn when Tripp locks the maintenance man and Lonnie up and runs after notifying the police of their whereabouts.

When Tripp finds out about Peter's murder he realizes he "trusted" the wrong person with Hunter's misdeeds and that his Father may be willing to pay to have him killed once he realizes Tripp knows his secret.


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