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Book Reviews: Suspense

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 |

Suspense by Sandra Brown


Romantic Suspense

Seeing Red is a romantic suspense that I didn’t find romantic or all that suspenseful. Maybe my expectations for this were too high, but I didn’t fall in love with either of the characters of broadcast journalist Kerra Bailey and former ATF agent John Trapper—maybe this was why I didn’t feel the heat between them or much care if they got together.

The premise was intriguing enough: Kerra is interviewing Major Trapper (John’s dad), who was catapulted to fame twenty-five years earlier when he helped rescue some folks earlier from a hotel bombing when there is a shooting at Major Trapper’s home. John Trapper acts as a guard for Kerra in case the shooters discover that she survived the incident.

There were a few nice twists and turns, but not enough to keep me furiously turning pages in anticipation of what was going to happen next.

Thanks to NetGalley and Grand Central Books for the opportunity to review this novel.

Two Nights by Kathy Reichs



In this suspense novel, former cop Sunday Night is enlisted by a wealthy woman to see if her granddaughter is still alive. Sunnie is a likeable, tough woman who had an abusive childhood. Being adopted by a cop through her high school years couldn’t erase the damage that had been done, but Beau was the reason she enlisted in the Marines. After an unsuccessful stint in the military and then as a cop, she lives off the grid on a tiny island. Though she’s got a hard shell, she is funny in her way.

Sunnie’s adventures take her around the country as she attempts to find out who bombed the Jewish girl’s school where Opaline Drucker’s daughter and grandson were killed and where her granddaughter Stella disappeared a year ago. The pacing is mostly fast.

Reichs has a distinctive writing style—she uses a lot of sentence fragments and her analogies are unique.

The subject matter was timely—I can’t say more without giving up some of the clues that Sunnie discovers as she tries to hunt down the bad guys and save Stella if she’s still alive.

This is a fun book.

Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to review this novel.



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