Blur by Steven James

Review: Blur by Steven James (Blur Trilogy #1)

High school freshman Emily Jackson was found dead in Lake Algonquin. According to an autopsy it was an accidental drowning. At her funeral when looking inside her coffin, Daniel Byers has a vision, which he and his friend eventually call blurs. In his blur Emily grabs his arm and says to him “Trevor shouldn’t have been in the car”, followed by “Find my glasses” before slumping back into her casket. Daniel announces to the funeral attendees that she’s alive…then passes out. Was her death really an accident, or did someone kill her? And what are these blur sensations Daniel is having? It’s up for him to figure out what’s real, what’s not, and what the heck is going on.

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Fifteen Minutes to Live by Phoef Sutton

Review: Fifteen Minutes to Live by Phoef Sutton

After the death of his parents, Carl moves into his childhood home. He has a lot of memories associated with the place, such as his girlfriend Jesse throwing pebbles at his window during the to get his attention and lure him outside for sex during his teenage years. One night, even though he’s far past his teenage years, he hears the sound of pebbles against the window…and sees Jesse outside. There’s just one problem: she’s been dead for three weeks and he hasn’t seen heard from her in twelve years. Is it really Jesse, and if so, what’s going on? Previously published with a different storyline as “Always Six O’Clock”, this book is sure to get you have you quickly turning the pages until the very end, piecing the story together.

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The Fall by John Lescroart

Review: The Fall by John Lescroart (Dismas Hardy Series #16)

In the dark of night, Anlya Paulson, a seventeen year old foster child, falls to her death from the overpass above the Stockton tunnel in San Francisco. Was it an accidental fall, or did someone push her? Greg Treadway, a middle school teacher and volunteer as an advocate for foster children, is the suspect. But Rebecca Hardy, who is representing him, believe that he is innocent. Can she prove he didn’t do it, or will he be indicted for her murder?

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The Grey Lady by Nadine Doolittle

Review: The Grey Lady by Nadine Doolittle (Gatineau Hills Mystery Book 2)

“There are graces that come to us that we don’t deserve, that we may not even fully recognize when they appear, miracles of the human spirit that somehow set our spirits free.”

In The Grey Lady Hester Warnock, a former lover of Malcolm Driver, agrees to take part in his documentary after he unexpectedly showed up to ask her to make an appearance. She hadn’t seen him in years after they split on bad terms. Malcolm was previously the leader of a commune when they were both much younger, then after that he became a spirital leader and best selling author. Hester, on the other hand, is the publisher of Deeper Vibe. Alongside appearing in the documentary she also made sure she could run a story on Malcolm. There’s one problem though: after the film crew and everyone set to appear in the documentary arrives at the shooting location, Malcolm is found by Hester hanging from a tree – an apparent suicide. Did Malcolm really kill himself, or did someone from the group do it, and if so, why?

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Fathers House -by C. Edward Baldwin

Review: Fathers House by C. Edward Baldwin

Fathers House is the debut crime thriller from C. Edward Baldwin. The story follows Ben Lovison, an assistant district attorney in Duraleigh, North Carolina, who loves both his job and his soon to be born twins. Duraleigh is touted as one of the safest cities to live due to no gangs or street violence. But is that really the case? As Ben digs further and further into his investigation, he’s led to believe that “Uncle” Mayo Fathers, the man in charge of Fathers House, is actually running a secret drug operation from the building’s basement as well as his funeral home.

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Review: Legacy by Ellery A. Kane

Legacy by Ellery Kane was a great read, I couldn’t put it down even though I had a big pile of school work to get to. I kept reading further and further, wondering if Lex was going to make it and if Quin was going to be alright.

The story takes place in 2041, where emotion-altering drugs like Emovere have taken over society. San Francisco, once populated by many, is now deserted. There are two sides: Guardians, a government-appointed military police force set to maintain order, and the Resistance, those who fight back. Lex’s mother drops her off at the outskirts of San Francisco with a flash drive she has to deliver. Once she finds the Resistance she takes a liking to Quin McAllister, a former Guardian Force member turned good. His past holds a lot of secrets that haunt him and make him push Lex away. Can the two of them, along with the rest of the Resistance, expose both the dangers of Emovere and corruption of the Guardians without losing one of their own?

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