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King of Clubs by Sandra Owens

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Don’t Miss This New and Exciting Romantic Suspense Novel!

The King of Clubs is an exciting read, filled with romance, danger, and love.
Special Agent Court Gentry tried for six years to forget Lauren Montgomery. They had spent only one glorious week together before she ended their relationship. The woman shouldn’t mean anything to him, but she did. Lauren was the girl of his dreams, and Court had no idea why he was dumped. So when Lauren Montgomery, accidentally walked back into his life, Court didn’t know what to think. Of course, he was furious with her; he just couldn’t stay that way. Court was still in love with the woman.

Lauren was shocked to find the man she’d fantasized over for years, sitting in her apartment. She had broken off with Court, to protect him, against her insane ex-husband, Stephan. Stephan had almost killed her once before he was arrested, and sent to jail. Lauren was hoping that Stephan had lost interest in her because, the evil man, was due out in two weeks. Lauren, however, would have no such luck. Stephan was as obsessed with her, as he ever was.

Court Gentry was livid when he discovered the reason why Lauren had dumped him. If she’d been honest and trusted his ability to keep her safe, they would have been together for six years already. Instead, she broke his heart, and now, Court was going to enjoy, taking out his hurt, anger, and frustration on the Russian ex-husband. But, first, Court needed to convince Lauren to stay with him. That, unfortunately, would prove to be more easily said than done.

The King of Clubs is a compelling read. The book captured my attention from the very first page and kept it until the end. This book has it all; a clever plot, well-developed characters, realistic dialogue, and romance. I loved it, and I’ll be looking forward to reading book three in this riveting series.

Thank you, Montlake Romance and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy!

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Bully Boy Blue by John Nicholl

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Bully Boy Blue is an Intense Dark Thriller.

Inspector Michael Conner was more than just a bully and wife-beater; he was a smooth-talking manipulator as well. Michael was relentless in his cruel treatment to his wife. Kathy Conner was once a happy woman with ambitions. But, Michael’s verbal, emotional, and physical abuse had broken her down. She felt alone in the world without support. Michael had convinced her family, friends, and the law officers at the station, that Kathy was not right in the head.

Kathy was beaten down, with no hope. Her calls for help had gone unanswered for a year. And, every time she’d tried to escape, Michael would find her, drag her home, and beat her. Kathy found an inner strength, though, after becoming pregnant for the second time. Kathy was determined not to allow her husband to end this life like he did the first.

Michael had done his best to convince people to ignore his crazy wife’s pleas for help. He underestimated Kathy, though. Thinking that she was brainless, was a big mistake.

This is a well-written dark novella. My emotions were in turmoil from the very first page. Bully Boy Blue is not for the fainthearted, however. It’s graphic, violent, and disturbing. It’s unfortunate, though, that monsters like Michael actually do exist.

Thank you, John Nicholl, for my complimentary copy of Bully Boy Blue.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Best Thriller New Releases for April/May/June 2017

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In Case You Have Missed These New 5-Star Thriller Releases

Here Are My Reviews:

Released 5/30/17 Secrets of the Dead by Carol Wyer- 5 stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/04/18/the-secret-room-by-sandra-block/

Released 4/18/17 Gone Without A Trace by Mary Torjussen- 5 stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/04/18/gone-without-a-trace-by-mary-torjussen/

Released 4/18/17 The Secret Room by Sandra Block- 5 stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/04/18/the-secret-room-by-sandra-block/

Released 4/12/17 Serenity Avenged by Craig A. Hart- 5 stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/04/28/serenity-avenged-by-craig-a-hart/

Released 4/11/17 One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline- 5 stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/04/11/one-perfect-lie-by-lisa-scottoline/

Lockdown by Laurie R. King

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New Gripping Intense Thriller
by Laurie R. King

 

Linda McDonald was well aware of the huge project she took on when she accepted the position at the Guadalupe Middle School. Gangs, violence, bullying, and drugs were the norm there. But after only a year as their principal, Linda had fallen in love with the students and could already see improvements in their schoolwork. Sure, Guadalupe Middle School still had problems, some of them weighed more heavily on her than others, such as, the missing eleven-year-old, and the student who was murdered. But, nothing prepared Linda McDonald for what she would face on Career Day.

Sergeant Olivia Mendez, of San Felipe Police Department, was walking the school perimeter when she eyed Gordon, Linda McDonald’s husband. There was something mysterious and shady about Gordon. But until he gave her cause for real concern, she wouldn’t investigate. Olivia didn’t have many friends, and she was afraid that if she dug too deeply into Gordon’s past, she would lose Linda McDonald’s friendship. However, Olivia still planned on watching Gordon, closely, along with Tio, the janitor. There was something off about that man, also. He didn’t act like a janitor. Tio was hiding something, Olivia was certain of it. But, today she would concentrate on Career day. Olivia would make sure that everything went as smoothly and safely as possible. She was wrong though, very, very wrong.

Lockdown is a fast-paced, intense, and gripping thriller. Once I got to know the unique characters in this complex story, I couldn’t put it down.

Thank you, Random House Publishing Group-Ballantine and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy!

~4 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

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Secrets of the Dead by Carol Wyer

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New Unputdownable Crime Thriller by Carol Wyer, Coming 5/30/17!

This is One Book that You’re Not Going to Want to Miss!

 

Secrets of the Dead is a Brilliantly crafted, perfectly paced crime thriller. I loved every page of this riveting novel.

DI Robyn Carter is exhausted, she hasn’t slept in days; neither has her team. There is a serial killer loose in Litchfield England, and the dead bodies are beginning to pile up. Because, of gang war killings in the area, DCI Mulholland can’t authorize more help for Robyn’s team. DI Tom Sherarer should be working with Robyn, but because she has bruised his ego, Tom is blocking Robyn’s progress instead of assisting her. But, DI Robyn Carter is not above breaking a few rules, and if thinking and working outside the box is what it takes to get the job done, then so be it.

Journalist, Amy Walters, named the serial killer, the Lichfield Leopard, and the residents of the town are petrified. Someone is feeding Amy information, but who? The killer always seems to be one step ahead of DI Carter, and the thought of more innocent lives being taken was making Robyn sick. The race to capture the scruffy, wild-eyed, crazed monster was on.

There isn’t a dull page in this book. It’s captivating and unputdownable. The tension, twists and turns, kept me flipping the pages. This is the first book that I have read by this talented author, but it won’t be my last. I love finding new favorite authors, and Carol Wyer is now one of them. I’ll eagerly await for her next book to be published. Don’t miss discovering this author for yourself. Secrets of the Dead gets 5-shining stars from me.

Thank you, Bookouture and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it!

~5 out of 5 shining stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Hush Girl by Gloria Zachgo

 

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Gloria Zachgo’s Newest Captivating Release!

 

Hush Girl is a book about Nicki, a mother of two, whose life became unbearable because of unrelenting panic attacks and nightmares. When she finally sought professional help, the therapist suggested to Nicki, for her to start writing down whatever she could remember from her childhood. Nicki found that through her writing, repressed memories were coming back to her in bits and pieces. She just wasn’t sure if they were real or not. Nicki’s sister, Cindy, thought that Nicki was insane. Nicki began to question that same thing about herself.

The story really picks up in the latter half of the book, when Nicki’s memories start to become a present day reality. And her fears, not only her own, but her whole family’s as well. I found Hush Girl to be an enjoyable and captivating read.

Thank you, Gloria Zachgo, for my complimentary copy of Hush Girl.

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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