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The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan - Excerpt, Review, Q&A

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The Wrong Victim : A Novel  Allison Brennan On Sale Date: April 26, 2022 9780778312307 Hardcover $26.99 USD 464 pages I am super excited to be part of the Harlequin Book/MIRA Books blog tour for Alison Brennan's newest book The Wrong Victim, which released on April 26, 2022. Book Summary A bomb explodes on a sunset charter cruise out of Friday Harbor at the height of tourist season and kills everyone on board. Now this fishing and boating community is in shock and asking who would commit such a heinous crime—the largest act of mass murder in the history of the San Juan Islands. Was the explosion an act of domestic terrorism, or was one of the dead the primary target? That is the first question Special Agent Matt Costa, Detective Kara Quinn, and the rest of the FBI team need to answer, but they have few clues and no witnesses. Accused of putting profits before people after leaking fuel endangered an environmentally sensitive preserve, the West End Charter company may itself have bee

The Perfect Alibi (Robin Lockwood, #2) by Phillip Margolin

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Title: The Perfect Alibi Author: Philip Margolin Series: Robin Lockwood Genre: Crime Thriller Format: Kindle ARC No. of Pages: 320 Date of Publication: March 5, 2019 Description:  A young woman accuses a prominent local college athlete of rape. Convicted with the help of undisputable DNA evidence, the athlete swears his innocence and threatens both his lawyer and his accuser as he's sent to prison. Not long after, there's another rape and the DNA test shows that the same person committed both rapes―which is seemingly impossible since the man convicted of the first rape was in prison at the time of the second one. Now, the convicted athlete, joined by a new lawyer, is granted a new trial and bail. Shortly thereafter, his original lawyer disappears and his law partner is murdered. Robin Lockwood is a young lawyer with a prestigious small law firm and a former MMA fighter who helped pay for Yale Law School with her bouts. She is representing the victim of the first rape for he

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

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Title: Caged Author: Ellison Cooper Series: Agent Sayer Altair Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Psychological Thriller Format: Paperback No. of Pages: 359 Date of Publication: July 10, 2018 Description:  FBI neuroscientist Sayer Altair hunts for evil in the deepest recesses of the human mind. Still reeling from the death of her fiancĂ©, she wants nothing more than to focus on her research into the brains of serial killers. But when the Washington D.C. police stumble upon a gruesome murder scene involving a girl who was slowly starved to death while held captive in a cage, Sayer is called in to lead the investigation. When the victim is identified as the daughter of a high profile senator, Sayer is thrust into the spotlight. As public pressure mounts, she discovers that another girl has been taken and is teetering on the brink of death. With evidence unraveling around her, Sayer races to save the second victim but soon realizes that they are hunting a killer with a dangerous obsession...a k

Keep Her Close (DS Josie Masters, #2) by M.J. Ford

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Title: Keep Her Close Author: M.J. Ford Series:  DS Josie Masters Genre: Thriller Format: Kindle ARC No. of Pages: 353 Date of Publication: March 7, 2019 Description:  His hand went around her middle, and the other came up over her face, holding some sort of material against her nose and mouth. He dragged her backwards, trailing her scrabbling feet … When a young woman goes missing from Jesus College, Oxford,  DS Josie Masters  is plunged into a world of panic as fear grips the city. Along with Thames Valley Police’s newest recruit, the handsome  DS Pryce , Josie must act fast – and when two more students disappear from Oriel and Somerville colleges, she realises the killer is sending her a deadly message in a cruel game of cat and mouse. This time, the case is personal – but who is the perpetrator? In a desperate race against the clock, Josie hunts for the kidnapper, and soon discovers he could be a lot closer to home than she’d ever thought… My Thoughts:  This is the first book t

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

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Title: Nothing to Hide Author: Allison Brennan Series: Lucy Kincaid Genre: Mystery, Suspense Format: Paperback No. of Pages: 410 Date of Publication: April 30, 2019 Description:  With a background in psychology, FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid is good at getting into the heads of killers and victims both. Still, her latest case is leaving her stumped. A third body has turned up in San Antonio—and it bears the same unique and troubling M.O. as the first two. The killer is clearly trying to send a message. But what is it—and to whom? All roads keep leading Lucy down a dead end. . . The victims are all married men who led honest lives alongside their adoring wives, but have nothing else in common. When Lucy catches each widow in a lie, she realizes that things are not at all as they seem. What begins as a seemingly straightforward investigation turns into something far darker and more sinister than Lucy could have ever imagined. Can she solve this case before more lives are lost. . . including

Smokescreen (Eve Duncan, #25) by Iris Johansen

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Title: Smokescreen Author: Iris Johansen Series: Eve Duncan Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Format: Kindle ARC No. of Pages: 433 Date of Publication: July 30, 2019 Description:  In this pulse-pounding thriller from #1  New York Times  bestselling author Iris Johansen, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan journeys to Africa to help families torn apart by a violent attack deep in the jungle -- but she may be putting herself in more danger than she knows. A journalist shows up on Eve Duncan's doorstep with a plea for help. Jill Cassidy has just come from a small African village with a heart wrenching story: half the villagers -- many of them children -- have been killed in a horrific attack by guerilla soldiers, the bodies burned beyond recognition. Now, the families desperately need Eve's help to get closure and begin to heal. But when Eve arrives in the remote jungle, she begins to suspect that Jill's plea may have been a cover story for a deeper, more sinister plot. Isolated

Blood Echo (Burning Girl, #2) by Christopher Rice

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Title: Blood Echo Author: Christopher Rice Series: Burning Girl Genre: Suspense, Thriller Format: Hardcover No. of Pages: 355 Date of Publication: February 1, 2019 Description:  Kidnapped and raised by serial killers, Charlotte Rowe suffered an ordeal that made her infamous. Everyone in the world knew who she was. But no one in the world has any idea what she’s become… Charlotte is an experiment. And a weapon. Enabled by a superpower drug, she’s partnered with a shadowy pharmaceutical company to hunt down and eliminate society’s most depraved human predators. But her latest mission goes off the rails in a horrifying way. Unsettled by her own capacity for violence, Charlotte wants some time to retreat so she can work on her new relationship with Luke, a sheriff’s deputy in the isolated Central California town she now calls home. If only the threats hadn’t followed Charlotte there. Something sinister is evolving in Altamira, California—a massive network of domestic terrorists with ti

The Gender Fall (The Gender Game, #5) by Bella Forrest

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Title: The Gender Fall Author: Bella Forrest Series: The Gender Game Genre: Action and Adventure, Science Fiction Format: Kindle No. of Pages: 404 Date of Publication: March 31, 2017 Description:  Continue Violet and Viggo's heart-racing journey in the epic fifth book of  The Gender Game  series. My Thoughts:  The story continues to follow Violet and Viggo as they fight for equality within Matrus and Patrus. Violet has been injured by Princess Tabitha and now Viggo is in charge all by himself. He struggles to continue the fight and protect Violet. He must also decide if he can trust the Liberators and if they can help him, Violet, and the rest in the fight. Desmond has been pretty quiet for a while and she reappears in this book along with the boys. The books continues to provide love, tragedy, hope, and action. Bella continues to do a great job in describing the scenes that are unfolding in front of you, however, there are times where the story does seem to drag on. The story

The Gender War (The Gender Game, #4) by Bella Forrest

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Title: The Gender War Author: Bella Forrest Series: The Gender Game Genre: Action and Adventure, Science Fiction Format: Paperback No. of Pages: 416 Date of Publication: February 9, 2017 Description:  "For the sake of Viggo, my brother, my family in Patrus, and every single citizen of our God-forsaken nations, I had to stop the war."  Continue Violet and Viggo's journey in the  electrifying  fourth book of  The Gender Game  series! My Thoughts:  The story continues with Violet and Viggo trying to survive from Desmond (leader of the Liberators), the new queen of Matrus, and the queen's enhanced siblings. Their journey continues with them trying to survive in Patrus where we learn more about Amber and her past, which has been quite a mystery up until now. She takes Violet, Viggo, and the rest of their followers into her home in Patrus. The story still switches between Viggo and Violet, which normally I don't like because it is hard to follow, however this has n

The Gender Lie (The Gender Game, #3) by Bella Forrest

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Title: The Gender Lie Author: Bella Forrest Series: The Gender Game Genre: Action and Adventure, Science Fiction Format: Paperback No. of Pages: 410 Date of Publication: December 31, 2016 Description:  "I'd want you to help me win a war..." After discovering the shocking secret buried deep within The Green, Violet has a grave decision to make. Trust the woman who saved her, or not? So far, everything about the woman has taken Violet by surprise. Her behavior has been honest and upfront - a refreshing change for Violet. Besides, with one of her loved ones hanging on life support, and the other close to falling completely out of reach, Violet doesn't exactly have a lot of choice. Her only way forward is to embark on a dicey excursion. For this, she knows she needs the Liberators' help - and must be prepared to take whatever risks that comes with. But what neither she, nor any of her new Liberator comrades can prepare for, is just how deep the lies of their home

The Gender Secret (The Gender Game, #2) by Bella Forrest

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Title: The Gender Secret Author: Bella Forrest Series: The Gender Game Genre: Action and Adventure, Science Fiction Format: Paperback No. of Pages: 426 Date of Publication: November 21, 2016 Description:  Gliding over the treacherous Green in a shaky aircraft she has no idea how to land, Violet Bates is still in shock. The harrowing events of the previous night play over in her mind as she asks herself question after question. Why did Lee Desmond Bertrand behave the way he did? What is the truth about the mysterious silver egg stowed beneath her seat? What happened to Viggo and where is her brother? Is either of them still alive? When Violet manages to reach the toxic ground alive, she has landed in a world of unimaginable danger. She has barely time to catch her breath before she is sucked into a perilous journey at breakneck speed - to uncover secrets guarded for centuries and find the only two people that matter. My Thoughts:  Violet's time in Patrus gets more interesting a