Adult Summer Reading Club reviews

From janette lohan

Title/Author
L.A.Requiem/Roger Crais

Always thrilling the Detective Elvis Cole is. He’s witty, charming and the “World’s Greatest Detective”. His partner Pike is cool, handsome & a hero to all. He is accused of murder but someone out for revenge is doing the killing. At first they think it is a serial killer but the web is woven deeper & deeper till the truth comes out. Excellent and hard to put down. I can’t stop reading, yet when I get to the end, I want more.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆
Title/Author
Indigo Slam/Roger Crais

When 3 kids enter Elvis Cole’s office to hire him to find their dad never did he realize what a big job it would become. Mobsters out to kill the family and Feds who are also looking for their dad come from all angles. But Elvis Cole does not give up on these kids even though the middle child is somewhat a lot of trouble and his payment is in the – column.  How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club reviews

From Paulette Aspesi

Title/Author
Cross Kill by James Patterson

Gary Soneji has been dead for over 10 years but Cross & Sampson are attacked, Sampson is on the brink of death & Alex saw Soneji do it. It turns out that there is a group of Soneji lovers who wear masks that look like him & are committing the crimes. It ends with ” To be continued!”
Why take a Bookshot (a book intended to be read in one sitting) & then make it “To Be Continued“. This should have been its own book with the needed pages to do what needed to be done- the come-back of Gary Soneji, or in this case his admirers, deserved no less. Very disappointing. Would not have read it if I knew that it did not end with this book.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆
Title/Author
The Mating Season by Laurie Horowitz

Sophie Castle is on a mission to make a bird documentary. Her photographer is Rigg Greensman, a man who should have made it in the world of filming- but though his 3 friends did, make it in the entertainment field, his obnoxious personality prevented him from getting his due. He is paired with Sophie & at first they do not get along but end up together. A nice little romance novella that has great characters.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆
Title/Author
Killer Chef by James Patterosn & Jeffrey J, Keyes

Someone is poisoning upscale diners in NOLA. Caleb Rooney, a food truck cook in his own right, is assigned the job of finding who is doing it. Is it the former wife, Andrea, of one of the people killed.?I
Easy summer read. Loved the characters. Obviously there will be a sequel. Hope so.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆

Title/Author
Black & Blue by Jmaes Patterson & Candice Fox

Harriet Blue is a loner, but then she gets assigned to a case & is paired with Tate Barnes- another loner but ostracized by all the other police because he supposedly committed a brutal crime of killing a mother & her son when he was very little.
One theme centers a woman’s body being washed up on shore with Tate & Harriet being assigned to the case.
The second story involves a killer targeting female college students.
Did not like this story because as previously stated Bookshots should not end up in the air.
Great characters and plot which is shortchanged by the format.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Elaine Pasquali

Title/Author
Staying Home Is a Killer – Sara Rosett

This book is part of the “Mom Zone Mystery” series. Ellie Avery is a military wife, mother of a toddler, and owner of her own business. After the murder of her good friend, Penny, followed by the murder of wing commander General Bedford’s wife, Ellie finds herself a person of interest. Ellie sets about to solve the mystery, find the killers, and clear herself. While this is light reading,it is also interesting reading. Ms Rosett has authored a fast paced, engrossing novel.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club reviews

From Theresa Gustafson

Title/Author
The Heist/ Evanovich,J. & Goldberg, L
This was my free book when I join the reading club. I never read either of these authors before. Turns out it’s a new series for these authors as well. It’s about an FBI agent,Agent Kate O’Hare, who always gets the job done of chasing down the criminals. Of course, they’re always the most dangerous. She meets the most cunning con man,Nick. What happens after she arrests him and send him off to jail so she think. Nicks pulls off his greatest con. Good quick summer read! How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆

Title/Author
Murder on St. Mark’s Place/Victoria Thompson

This is the second book of the Gaslight Mystery Series. They takes place around the turn of the 1900’s. They are historically accurate about the different parts of New York City. The main character is a midwife who is a young widower,Sarah Brandt. She happens to meet a policeman who is investigating the murder of four young ‘charity girls.’ Sarah is asked to help by this cop,Frank Mallory. Ms Thompson makes it so interesting you think you’re right there walking in the streets of New York.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Laura Caran

 Title/Author Hallelujah Anyway/Anne Lamont

This was about forgiveness and mercy and how having mercy for self and others offers a better life. Anne Lamont is a recovering alcoholic, and she shares insight into her own upbringing and pain growing up. She has shared her story and has shown mercy for herself as well as many of her close friends. She says sharing is a blessing. She shares several biblical stories as evidence. It was an interesting read. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club reviews

From Elaine Pasquali

 

Title/Author
The Belles of Solace Glen / Susan S. James
Orphaned at 18, Flip Paxton was “adopted” by several women of Solace Glen. Flip is an independent entrepreneur, operating her own cleaning service. Leona, one of Flip”s “mothers,” dies suddenly, leaving the Bell family Bible to Flip and three letters written by a Civil War general, J.E.B. Stuart, to her niece, Lee. The letters reveal a torrid love affair between Gen. Stuart and an unknown woman from Solace Glen. Mysterious “accidents” begin to happen to Flip, Lee and others named in Leona’s will. Who wants the family Bible and the letters enough to kill? Ms. James is an excellent story teller and I found myself thoroughly enjoying the novel. How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆
Title/Author
Staying Home Is a Killer / Sara Rosett

This book is part of the “Mom Zone Mystery” series. Ellie Avery is a military wife, mother of a toddler, and owner of her own business. After the murder of her good friend, Penny, followed by the murder of wing commander General Bedford’s wife, Ellie finds herself a person of interest. Unknown to others, General Bedford is the leader of a ring that smuggles antiquities. Ellie sets about to solve the mystery, find the killers, and clear herself. While this is light reading, it is also interesting reading. Ms Rosett has authored a fast paced, engrossing novel.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆

Adult Summer Reading Club reviews

From Paulette Aspesi

Title/Author Eat This, Not That by David Zinczenko
Was really an eye-opener. Hard to believe a Quarter Pounder at McDonald’s is healthier than a Premium Grilled Chicken Club. Book helps you to make better food choices when eating out or buying at grocery stores. Also includes calorie contents of the foods included. Has a kids section ad a drinks one. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆☆☆
Title/Author The Sayers Swindle by Victoria Abbott

Part of Book Collector Mystery series. Jordan Bingham works for Vera Van Alst. She is responsible for helping her with he book collection, but when Vera’s Dorothy Sayers first editions are stolen Jordan must find them- or else. Characters include Jordan’s lovable though reprehensible uncles and some good friends. Not a bad ending. Good fast read. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆☆
Title/Author A Clue For the Puzzle Lady by Parnell Hall

Cora Felton is an eccentric old lady who has a syndicated puzzle column. She definitely has personality, but all is not as it seems. Cora drinks and it is her niece who does the puzzles but she has problems that do not allow her to be given credit for them. The plot was good, the characters lovable- and the book even included a puzzle to do. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆☆
Title/Author The Truth About Crystal Healing by Phyllis Galde

Small book with a lot of info on crystals- their so-called healing powers, the different kinds and characteristics of each, and historical and future uses. You might not agree with everything written but it certainly gives food for thought. Would have been nice if it had included pictures of the various stones and not just written descriptions. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆☆