A Cold Trail

Tracy Crosswaite can’t catch a break. Dan and Tracy plan to spend a few months in Cedar Grove while they remodel their home in Redmond. For Tracy, maternity leave was supposed to be filled with hours of lovingly caring for her newborn daughter and husband.

A Cold Trail

Instead, Tracy is pulled into a recent murder case by her old family friend and mentor. As she works to solve the crime, she learns it is connected to two cold cases, one as old as her sister’s murder.  Two of the victims were her sister’s friends from high school. Are the deaths related? Can Tracy solve the puzzle without losing her own life, or putting her family in danger?

This is Robert Dugoni at his best! His mastery of intrigue, weaving the story in and around the families of Cedar Grove, using their secrets, love, hurt, anger, and now murder, to tell the story and leaving you wondering who the real suspect is until the very end. Even though we know everyone’s secrets, we can’t help but hope that love will triumph and the idyllic Cedar Grove of Tracy’s childhood will one day return as little Daniella grows up.



51JlGjlw0OLElizabeth Holt is a tough prosecutor…a champion for victims of the vile creatures who choose evil over good, especially when the victim is a young girl. This story breaks your heart for her on one page, then has you cheering for her success on the next. If I were in the victim’s shoes, Elizabeth Holt is who I’d want on my side every time. She plays to win.

Set in this reader’s backyard, Elizabeth Holt’s quest to find the man who is attacking women and leaving a trail of victims behind had me holding my breath and double-checking the locks on my windows.

JUSTICE FOR ALL, the first in the Holt Foundation Series by USA Today Best-selling Author Chris Patchell, is a consuming read that held me captive until I finished it. Ms. Patchell’s writing is so smooth, it allows the characters to take center stage and captivate the reader on page one.  I look forward to reading the rest of the series, IN THE DARK and DARK HARVEST. I love it when I find a favorite new author!


39740058C Hope Clark’s Newberry Sin is the perfect balance of intrigue and suspense, of heartwarming and heartbreak. This is Book Four in the series. I read each of the first three as they were released and I couldn’t wait to find out what was happening in the life of Carolina Slade.

Carolina Slade can be her own worst enemy and her best defense. Solving crimes might not be her obvious talent, but she gets it right in the end. Carolina Slade is a federal agent for the Department of Agriculture trying to stay out of hot water and still do her job when she is sucked into the world that is Newberry, SC.

Like all small towns, Newberry has its share of characters. Slade finds herself drawn into the thick of it between her boss who seems out to derail her and a murder within the first few pages. Slade’s sense that all is not right pulls her in deeper, and it might just cost her everything before its over.

I was vested in Slade’s survival from page one. Hope Clark makes you forget that these people are fictional characters. I still find myself thinking about Slade as if she were a real person.    Hope Clark has four books in another series, Edisto Beach, featuring a former Boston Detective, Callie Jean Morgan.  Equally good. You will want to read them all!!

SHADOWS OF HOPE ~ Georgiana Daniels

Shadows of Hope by [Daniels, Georgiana]

Shadows of Hope by Georgiana Daniels is a heartfelt tale that pulls you in and holds your attention from beginning to end. She allows you to walk with both Marissa and Kaitlyn through the most challenging of events in each of their lives, and yet they are tied together for the remainder time by love.

I found myself rooting for both women despite what could have been a life-destroying chain of events.

I appreciate Ms. Daniel’s sensitivity regarding the subject matter and the way she tells a heart-rending story with great love and compassion. It’s a heartwarming story filled with love and compassion, and second chances.

Close To Home ~ Robert Dugoni

Close to Home (The Tracy Crosswhite Series Book 5) by [Dugoni, Robert]


I have read all of Robert Dugoni’s work since I discovered him several years ago. I am especially enjoying the Tracy Crosswaite Series, and his latest book didn’t disappoint.

Brilliantly written, Close to Home ushers us into Detective Tracy Crosswaite’s world, our world—my city, as she investigates a murder. Her investigation sheds light on the real problems we all face regarding opiate addiction in our communities and even our own families. In trailing the murderer, Tracy exposes the growing opiate underworld while reminding us of the humanity of those caught up in it–those we are afraid to look at and those within our own homes. Dugoni allows us to see the dark side of opiate addiction, its effect on everyone it touches, and yet he reminds us we can find humanity in the middle of it all as we reach out to help those caught up in its web.

I am looking forward to reading the next in the Series, A Steep Price, due out in June 2018!


The Last Thing She Ever Did~Gregg Olsen

I recently had the pleasure of reading Gregg’s latest release. It is one of the best I’ve read 519H3L8E94L._SY346_(since his last one) and raises the bar for all the books to follow in 2018. I follow several authors regularly, and Gregg tops my list of favorites. In The Last Thing She Ever Did, the opening paragraph sets the stage for a ride you won’t forget. I think I actually held my breath at times. His pace is driving and quick, the tension high from the opening pages to the end.  The questions kept coming but he is masterful at not giving the answers immediately which pulled me in deeper, a skill I would love to learn by reading his work. I enjoyed this immensely and dedicated two days to read it, knowing it would place me in a vortex the minute I opened the book. FYI- It didn’t take two days…it’s that good! I highly recommend this book!