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Emma in the Night – a Review

This twisted psychological thriller is a story of giving up all for love. It is a story of deception and a story of one severely twisted family. Two girls, fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma, are the focus of the story. Three years ago, they both disappeared. Their mother reminded me of Snow White’s stepmother. She…

Workman’s Complication – a Review

Workman’s Complication is a gripping, entertaining mystery that is filled with laughs, thrills, and edge-of-your-seat moments. I was hooked from the first hilarious sentence: It was harder to sing with the vampire teeth than I thought it would be. Kate’s dad dies and leaves her his private detective business. Kate McCall doesn’t want to be…

Hop-Frog (Eight Chained Ourang-Outangs) – a Review

Being part of the king’s court should be a dream job, right? Unfortunately, it wasn’t so for Hop-Frog and Tripetta. The king’s jester, Hop-Frog, was a dwarf and a cripple. Hop-Frog wasn’t the name with which he was christened; he was called that because of the way he moved around. Along with a female dwarf,…

The Halloween Children – a Review

Something eerie is going on at Stillbrook Apartments where Harris is the maintenance man. The bizarre and disturbing residents, screaming birds, strange noises and odors, an eerie abandoned unit—these all add up to make a chilling and oppressive atmosphere. I’m so glad that I don’t live there. This spooky tale is told by Harris and…

The Breaking – a Review

Do you believe a zombie virus could destroy the United States? In The Breaking, the outlook for survival of this nation and its people is bleak. How hard would you fight for your own survival? How hard would you fight for the survival of this nation? Since I finished reading End Time, I have been…

Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook – a Review

Have you ever wondered about the story behind Captain Hook? When I finished this book, all I could say was, “Wow!” If you’re used to thinking that Peter Pan was a good boy, this story might give you a bit of a shock. This dark and bloody book is not one you want to share…

Resurrection America – a Review

Political chaos, a mad scientist, a not-so-mad scientist, a determined sheriff and a town that has been taken hostage all mix together in this book about horrifying events that could become reality. Sheriff Rick Johnson of Resurrection, Colorado, discovers this when his deputy calls him in a panic from the old mine. Their connection is…