I am trying to get back to posting my weekly reviews. I have been so busy reviewing for Fresh Fiction that I have not done the stack for my blog that are beside my bed. So I’ll share the one’s from Fresh Fiction for the next few weeks.
I’ll start with four from Fresh Fiction that I reviewed last year and the first one is by an author I love. Deadly Forecast is the review of one of my favorite cozy mystery writers Victoria Laurie. Please read my review from this link and let me know what you might think.
Now this next review is on a collection of stories from some of the greatest mystery writer ever in my opinion. Faceoff has such writers as Joseph Finder and R. L. Stine! You might not want to read this book at night. 🙂
So this last book that I will share the review with you is not a mystery but a heartwarming story about a mother and daughter that each fine love where they are not looking for it. Butternut Summer is such a sweet wholesome story.
The sequel to Vanished written by Joseph Finder, Buried Secrets, again takes us on case with Nick Heller to help an old friend find out who kidnapped his teenage daughter before time runs out. You see she was buried alive with a video feed sent to her father threatening him to pay what they are asking before she dies. But who is behind this? And is Nick’s friend, telling him the whole story? What secrets is he hiding? Nick’s friend, a billionaire named Marshall Marcus, is keeping something from him that he needs to know in order to save his daughter.
During his investigation, he comes across an old flame, Diana Madigan who works for the FBI as a special agent. With her help he uncovers some truth about Marshall that comes close to costing him his daughter. Or maybe it did? Will Nick find out where she is and get there in time? This book kept me full of suspense the closer I would get to finishing it. I couldn’t put it down until it was completed.
This is a series that I just discovered this summer and I hope Finder writes more about the adventures of Nick Heller as he investigates crimes that will leave you in suspense!
I just finished another mystery that totally had me shocked all the way through. Vanished written by Joseph Finder was one of those novels. Published in 2009, the storyline is about an investigator Nick Heller whose brother Roger and wife Lauren were attacked one night while on a date. Lauren wakes up in the hospital to find out that her husband is missing. Her son, Gabe calls his Uncle Nick to help find his stepfather.
As Nick investigates his brother’s disappearance, he learns a lot about Roger that surprises him. Even Lauren has her secrets. Who took his brother and why? Nick tries to find out what trouble Roger might have gotten himself into. Was his brother blackmailing someone? Did he stage the whole thing just to run off?
This story is full of suspense. A little graphic for my taste but I still enjoyed it. There are some places where certain tactics are describe in detail such as the torture of a few characters that I tried not to imagine because of my weak stomach. There are not too many and it will not stop me from reading the next book about Nick Heller that Finder has written. This novel did surprise me all the way to the end.