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Caged (Agent Sayer Altair, #1) by Ellison Cooper

Review
The same two cops are called to the same location that they had previously been called to and had found nothing suspicious outside so they dismissed it. Now they are wondering if they had missed something. Could it be that something was wrong the first time? A caged girl is found in the home, which is booby trapped. Cops and FBI agents are killed and injured. Is this the work of a serial killer? Is there a connection to the Mayan myth of the hero twins? Could there possibly be a mole in the FBI or even worse?

This the first book in the Agent Sayer Altair series, which currently consists of two books. 
One of the things that I really struggled with was the use of animals in the books. I am a huge animal lover and even though their is no direct cruelty to the animals there is indirect and it was very hard for me to read about. 

The plot is easy to follow and it is filled with lots of twists and turns. I found it quite hard to figure out who the serial killer was and when it was fina…
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Keep Her Close by M.J. Ford

Review
This is the first book that I have read by MJ Ford. I found it to took a little bit of time for it to draw me into the story, but once I was drawn in, I was hooked. The slow start is why I am not giving it a four out of five stars. I will be looking into more books by MJ. Ford. 

Rating: 3 out of 5
Synopsis
It’s six months since DS Josie Masters saved her nephew from the clutches of the killer clown, but she’s still haunted by that terrible night. The Thames Valley police force, however, regard Jo as a hero – much to the jealousy of some of her colleagues. When a young girl goes missing from Jesus College, Jo is assigned to the case, along with new recruit, the handsome DS Pryce. The city of Oxford goes into turmoil when two more girls disappear from Oriel and Somerville, and Josie soon realises that the killer is spelling out her own initials in a deadly game of cat and mouse. This time, the case is personal – but who is the perpetrator? In a race against time, Jo hunts for the kille…

The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

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This is Megan Goldin's debut book and I have to say Wow. It is very well written. It has a ton of twists built into the plot itself. When you finally hit the climax of the book, all you can think is "I didn't see that coming". The characters are well written and it is easy to follow them throughout the story.
I do have to say that when I was first offered a chance to read this book, I was unsure if I wanted too. I am not a big finance person and was concerned that it would be too heavily in finance and hard to understand. However, I did not find this to be the case. Even though the story follows investors and their day to day in their jobs, it is super easy to follow. Megan does not use a ton of finance jargon where you would feel like you would have to look up the word to even know what they were talking about. Even though she does not use a ton finance jargon, she does use some not familiar words where I had to look up what they meant. I am a smart person and…

Nothing to Hide (Lucy Kincaid, #15) by Allison Brennan

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I have quite enjoyed books by Allison Brennan. This is my first Lucy Kincaid book. I found it easy to follow along especially given that this is the fifteenth book in the series and not the first one. With that being said, I don't think its necessary to read these books in order.
Allison, as always, does a very great job in providing the back story for her characters especially the victims in this book. She also provides examples of previously cases that Lucy has worked on and how those cases are currently similar to the serial killer case she is currently working on.
Allison also does a good job in providing and describing the setting of the story. You can tell that this story is taking place in Texas, although it does tell you the location. I felt that the character, Jerry Walker, who is the BCSO investigator on case, helps to establish that southern feel in the story. This is done by the way that the character speaks and the way he acts. To be honest, Jerry was my least f…

Her Deadly Secrets (Wolfe Security, #2) by Laura Griffin

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This is one of the first Wolfe Security books that I have read from Laura Griffin, although not the first book that I have read of Laura Griffin's.
The story is well written and is filled with some very good twists. There is also a great amount of sexual tension written throughout the book, which helps develop the character's stories. Laura does a great job with intertwining each of the main character's stories. Laura does well with providing background information on the characters. It did take me a while to understand why Jeremy was being introduced into Kira Vance's story, however, I am so glad that he became apart of her story. The sexual tension between Kira Vance and Jeremy is almost painfully drawn out and the longer it goes on the more you want them to just hook up.
The other main characters are Logan (Lawyer), Charlotte Spears (Detective), and Ollie (Kira's boss). Much of Ollie's story is given in the past tense. Logan is part of the Logan and Loc…

Smokescreen (Eve Duncan, #25) by Iris Johansen

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This is a tear jerking story by Iris Johansen. It is probably the Eve Duncan story that goes in the most in-depth about a tragic horror inflicted on children and keeps on going. Every time you think that you can't discover something more horrific, Iris Johansen reveals more to the story that makes it even worse. For example, learning about the deaths of the children in Robaku and then learning more about Zahra's involvement.
The introduction of new characters and intertwining them with old characters were done really well. There is a great amount of evolution of the characters, especially when it comes to Dalia, Zahra's servant. I was disappointed though to learn about Caleb's and Jane Maguire's relationship. I was hoping to learn more about it since it was a relationship that spanned several books before they finally came together.
Varak, the antagonist of the story, is written very well. The longer the story goes on the more of how villainous he is comes ou…

Dark Tribute (Eve Duncan, #24) by Iris Johansen

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I absolutely loved this book. It was filled with so many twists and turns and unforeseen events. I would say that the focus of the book is more on Cara and not so much Eve Duncan though as Eve is not really the main focus of the story, Cara is. The characters are evolving so much in this book and there is a lot being revealed about Michael. The relationship that is evolving between Cara and Jock is absolutely amazing. Iris Johansen does it again at the end where she dangles a carrot in front of you and then makes you want until the next book for the story to continue. It is pure torture as I think I know what is going to happen next with Cara, but Iris Johansen just leaves you in the dark.

This book was received from St. Martin's Press. Thank you for allowing me to read and review this wonderful book.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Synopsis
Despite her tragic childhood, violin prodigy Cara Delaney has finally found peace in her career as a professional musician and stability in her relatio…