Fallen (Will Trent #5) by Karin Slaughter


There’s no police training stronger than a cop’s instinct. Faith Mitchell’s mother isn’t answering her phone. Her front door is open. There’s a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother’s house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn’t see is her mother. . . .

“You know what we’re here for. Hand it over, and we’ll let her go.”

When the hostage situation turns deadly, Faith is left with too many questions, not enough answers. To find her mother, she’ll need the help of her partner, Will Trent, and they’ll both need the help of trauma doctor Sara Linton. But Faith isn’t just a cop anymore–she’s a witness. She’s also a suspect.

The thin blue line hides police corruption, bribery, even murder. Faith will have to go up against the people she respects the most in order to find her mother and bring the truth to light–or bury it forever.

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Well Karin Slaughter has done it again. There is a reason why she is my favourite author! In the 5th novel in the Will Trent series (3rd novel involving characters from the Grant County series), the readers get more of an in depth look into all of the characters as well as a thrilling mystery.

I love all of the characters and their interactions were the highlight of the novel. Faith’s mother has been kidnapped, so with Faith dealing with her family, Will and Amanda were leading the case. Their banter back and forth was so funny and it was interesting the way that they processed the case together. Sara is also back and I love her involvement with the case. Side note: the handshake scene had me laughing!

I don’t want to get too much into the mystery, but of course it was a thriller! I wasn’t sure how it was going to end, but the ending had me shocked! I was surprised by all of the connections and how Will got some closure since the case was related to one of his earlier drug cases.

5 calculators out of a potential 5. Check out this series, check out Karin Slaughter! You will not regret it!


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A Twist of the Knife by Peter James


With each twist of the knife, a chilling new journey begins . . .

From a woman intent on bizarre revenge, to a restaurant critic with a morbid fear of the number thirteen; and from a man arranging a life-changing assignation, to a couple heading for a disaster-filled vacation . . .

In multi-million-copy bestselling author Peter James’ collection of short stories we first come to meet Brighton’s finest detective, Roy Grace, and read the tale that went on to inspire James’ hugely successful novel, Dead Simple. James exposes the Achilles heel of each of his characters, and makes us question how well we can trust ourselves, and one another. Each tale carries a twist that will haunt readers for days after they turn the final page . . .

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Typically I’m not a fan of novels filled with short stories. I find that one or two of the stories are really good and the rest tend to be below average. Thankfully A Twist of the Knife was filled with exciting short stories that each ended with a surprising (sometimes deadly) twist.

If you are a fan of the Roy Grace series, you will be in for a treat because there are 2 Grace stories. The first is one of Roy Grace’s early cases as a detective and I really enjoyed that story and the twist that Grace figured out. The second was a Christmas story that I didn’t enjoy as much, but it was still interesting to read about.

My favourite novel by James is Dead Simple, which had an alternative ending in A Twist of the Knife. The ending of Dead Simple can’t be beat (a reason why it is one of my favourites), but it was interesting seeing a different, much shorter ending!

4 calculators out of a potential 5. This would be a perfect read if you aren’t looking for a full novel and want to read a quick story before bed.


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TBR Thursday – September 26, 2019

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TBR Thursday is a meme hosted by by Kimberly at KimberlyFayeReads. This is a weekly meme where you highlight a book from your TBR pile that has been on your TBR for a while, or just need some feedback on that book.

This week I am featuring a series as opposed to a novel. I really need help deciding if I should continue reading the Prey/Lucas Davenport series by John Sandford. I’ve read 5 of the novels and they started off amazing, but have since fallen short. The problem is that I currently have 6 novels in the series sitting on my book shelf. Here the blurb for Secret Prey (the 9th novel in the series):

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The company chairman lay dead in the woods, his orange hunting jacket punctured by a bullet at close range. Around him stood the four executives with whom he had been hunting, each with a reason not to be sorry about the man’s death. A classic murder mystery, it would seem: the kind where the detective gathers everyone together at the end and solves the case.

But Lucas Davenport knows it’s not going to be that easy. There are currents running through this group, hints and whispers of something much greater than the murder of a single man. Some time soon, unless he could stop it, there would be other deaths – and Davenport can’t help but wonder if maybe the final death might be his own …

So what do you think? Should I continue the series? Let me know in the comments below!

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I can’t wait for … The Other Mrs. Miller by Allison Dickson (Can’t-Wait Wednesday)


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we are excited about that we have yet to read. The book I can’t wait to read is this week is:

The Other Mrs Miller

Two women are watching each other.

Phoebe Miller isn’t sure when the rusty car started showing up in the cul-de-sac she calls home, or why its driver would be spying on her. What could be interesting about an unhappy housewife who drowns her sorrows in ice cream and wine and barely leaves her house?

Only one knows why.

When a new family moves in across the street–the exuberant Vicki, who just might become the gossipy best friend Phoebe’s always wanted, and her handsome college-bound son, Jake, who offers companionship of a different variety–Phoebe finds her dull routine infused with the excitement she’s been missing. But with her head turned she’s no longer focused on the woman in the car. And she really should be…

What novel are you excited to read? Let me know in the comments below!

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