Saturday, September 26, 2020

Review: Hounded

Hounded Hounded by David Rosenfelt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Terrific courtroom and mystery. In this episode we finally discover how Andy and Lori were married and how Ricky became part of their family. A few tears at the end.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Review: Outfoxed

Outfoxed Outfoxed by David Rosenfelt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter spends as much time as he can working on his true passion, the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs. Lately, Andy has been especially involved in a county prison program where inmates help train dogs the Tara Foundation has rescued to make them more adoptable, benefiting both the dogs and the prisoners. One of the prisoners Andy has been working with is Brian Atkins, who has 18 months left on a 5-year term for fraud. Brian has been helping to train Boomer, an adorable fox terrier the Tara Foundation rescued from a neglectful owner. Brian and Boomer are clearly a terrific match. In fact, Andy hopes that Brian will adopt Boomer himself, once his sentence is up. But one day, Andy arrives at the prison to discover that Brian has used Boomer to make an ingenious escape, and man and dog are both in the wind. 

Another excellent read.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Review: Needled to Death

Needled to Death Needled to Death by Annelise Ryan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Loved this story and will be reading the next installment soon. It was a lighter novel and good for these "heavy" times.

Motivated by her own difficult past, Hildy has an unparalleled commitment to supporting troubled clients through grief and addiction in Sorenson, Wisconsin. But when a distraught group therapy member reveals disturbing details about her late son’s potential murder, Hildy goes from dedicated mental health professional to in-over-her-head amateur sleuth . . .
Alongside her loyal therapy Golden Retriever, Hildy stumbles through incriminating clues—and an unlikely partnership with Detective Bob Richmond, the irresistibly headstrong cop who shares her passion for helping others. With signs of foul play surfacing all over town, can Hildy and Detective Richmond pinpoint the deadly traits of a sharp-witted killer before another seat gets filled at grief therapy?

Review: The Wives

The Wives The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This story was quite a ride. A husband and wife, Thursday and Seth, appear in the beginning to be a happily married couple until Thursday begins to tell us about Seth and how he a polyagmist with three wives and three lives. Her version is a bit quirky but seemingly true. But the story unfolds in ways that were quite a surprise. The question is always "who do you believe?"

A good page turner.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Review: Rescued

Rescued Rescued by David Rosenfelt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this episode a tractor trailer load of rescued dogs is found with a murdered man inside and Lori's ex boyfriend is asking Andy to defend him as he was the one that shot the man.

Andy takes the case and also takes all the dogs to his dog rescue shelter. The case goes to court and what a lot of twists and turns.

Excellent reading.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Review: Seven Days

Seven Days Seven Days by Alex Lake
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just discovered this author and absolutely loved this novel. Will be looking for more from him.

A family with sister Maggie and brother James are as normal as can be. Until one day Maggie doesn't come home and eventually is determined to have been abducted and probably murdered.

A huge search is carried out to no avail. Mom and dad keep a bit of hope in their hearts but after about twelve years, it is hard to keep up hope. And James is even in worse condition than his parents. He missed his sister so much and has become dependent on heroin to keep him going.

A very creepy story, one that I just couldn't put down.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Review: Collared

Collared Collared by David Rosenfelt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another terrific Andy Carpenter episode. Andy is getting so good at helping convicted people prove their innocence and this time is no exception. The twist in this case is a baby that had been abducted from its nanny along with a border collie named Cody. Andy is always threatening to not renew his lawyer license, but in this case it was a good thing that he did.

So lovely to read about Andy and his family now after having adopted Ricky and getting married to Lori.  The writing makes you feel a part of their lives and their happiness.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Review: One Dog Night

One Dog Night One Dog Night by David Rosenfelt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another great dog/courtroom story. I am really enjoying this Andy Carpenter series. Being a dog lover myself and also a fan of courtroom/police/humour, this series just suits me.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Review: Letters to Molly

Letters to Molly Letters to Molly by Devney Perry
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

The one star rating is for the writing as it would be excellent and appeal to a very young, romantic audience. Unfortunately the title implied an epistolary but that was not the case.

A couple have been divorced for six years but are having a very "hot" affair and trying to keep it secret. Every time they see each other it ends up in a steamy sex scene.


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