Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Title: The Silent Girls
Author:  Eric Rickstad
Publsher: Witness Impulse
Available:  Now
Genre:  Mystery/Crime Thriller
Source:  Library

Rating:  4 stars

With the dead of a bitter Vermont winter closing in, evil is alive and well …

Frank Rath thought he was done with murder when he turned in his detective's badge to become a private investigator and raise a daughter alone. Then the police in his remote rural community of Canaan find an '89 Monte Carlo abandoned by the side of the road, and the beautiful teenage girl who owned the car seems to have disappeared without a trace.

Soon Rath's investigation brings him face-to-face with the darkest abominations of the human soul.

With the consequences of his violent and painful past plaguing him, and young women with secrets vanishing one by one, he discovers once again that even in the smallest towns on the map, evil lurks everywhere-and no one is safe.

Morally complex, seething with wickedness and mystery, and rich in gritty atmosphere and electrifying plot turns, The Silent Girls marks the return of critically acclaimed author Eric Rickstad. Readers of Ian Rankin, Jo Nesbø, and Greg Iles will love this book and find themselves breathless at the incendiary, ambitious, and unforgettable story.

Wow.  Speechless.  I was kept up turning the pages and also not wanting to turn those pages.  Actually a little hard to determine the who dun it part, and I so hope there is more to this story and soon.  Eric is a new author to me, but I'm on the look out for much more!!!  And that cover.....well need I say more?  

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Title:  Discount Armaggedon
Author:  Seanan Mcquire
Publisher:  DAW
Source:  Purchased
Genre:  Urban fantasy
Available:  Now

Rating:  4 stars

Ghoulies. Ghosties. Long-legged beasties. Things that go bump in the night... The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity—and humanity from them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist, she'd rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and is spending a year in Manhattan while she pursues her career in professional ballroom dance. Sounds pretty simple, right? It would be, if it weren't for the talking mice, the telepathic mathematicians, the asbestos supermodels, and the trained monster-hunter sent by the Price family's old enemies, the Covenant of St. George. When a Price girl meets a Covenant boy, high stakes, high heels, and a lot of collateral damage are almost guaranteed. To complicate matters further, local cryptids are disappearing, strange lizard-men are appearing in the sewers, and someone's spreading rumors about a dragon sleeping underneath the city... 


I love the snarky...love the banter, great start to a series.  Seanan never ceases to amaze me at what she can put into a book. The wit, the fantasical parts, the characters, etc.  all come together to make a great story!  She also includes creatures not usually found in books, especially fun who done it kind of books.  Again, a great start to a series, can't wait to read the rest!