200-word review of Labyrinth (FBI Thriller #23) by Catherine Coulter

200-word review of Labyrinth (FBI Thriller #23) by Catherine Coulter

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Goodreads rating: 3.82 with 17 ratings (as of 10/10/2019)

On a dark night, Agent Sherlock is driving along circuitous mountain roads in West Virginia when her car is suddenly T-boned at an intersection. As her car spins out of control, a man’s body slams against her windshield and then—blackness. When she finally comes to, Sherlock has no memory of the accident, nor of the moments that led right up to it. But what she does know is that the man she hit is a local CIA analyst…and now he’s missing.

Meanwhile, in the small town of Gaffer’s Ridge, Virginia, Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith has just rescued a kidnapped woman who claims her captor admitted to the murder of three teenage girls. However, the man she accuses is related to the local sheriff and a member of a very powerful family. Special Agent Hammersmith reaches out to Sherlock for help, and they soon realize that the disappearance of the CIA analyst is actually connected to the string of murders. But how?

200-word review of The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

200-word review of The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 4.05 with 16,632 ratings (as of 9/09/2019)

When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

Keep You Close by Karen Cleveland

Keep You Close by Karen Cleveland

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Goodreads rating: 3.49 with 972 ratings (as of 7/20/2019)

Stephanie Maddox makes tough decisions every day. She has her hands full heading the FBI's Internal Investigations division, policing wrongdoers within the Bureau. But, as a single mother, the most important thing in her life is her teenage son Zachary, who's anxiously awaiting college acceptance letters. So when she discovers a gun concealed in Zach's room, her world reels. And then an FBI agent on the domestic terrorism squad shows up at her door and utters three devastating words: "It's about Zachary. . . ."

Recursion by Blake Crouch

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 4.30 with 6,928 ratings (as of 7/2/2019)

That’s what New York City cop Barry Sutton is learning as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome—a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived.....

The Night Window (Jane Hawk #5) by Dean Koontz

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 4.51 with 2,534 ratings (as of 6/24/2019)

Since her sensational debut in The Silent Corner, readers have been riveted by Jane Hawk's resolute quest to take down the influential architects of an accelerating operation to control every level of society via an army of mind-altered citizens. At first, only Jane stood against the "Arcadian" conspirators, but slowly others have emerged to stand with her, even as there are troubling signs that the "adjusted" people are beginning to spin viciously out of control. Now, in the thrilling, climactic showdown that will decide America's future, Jane will require all her resources--and more--as she confronts those at the malevolent, impregnable center of power.

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