Genre: Thriller

Obscura by Joe Hart

Obscura by Joe Hart

When I started reading Obscura, I had mixed feelings about the book.  For starters, I wasn’t crazy about all the time-jumping.  I don’t mind past and present… one or two aren’t bad… but suddenly we’re in different years back and forth, and there’s a couple chapters in different perspectives.  In a thriller, we’ve got enough to handle with just one or two ways of delivering information. At it’s core, though, Obscura is a pretty good book.  It has a sort of Michael Crichton sequel flare with elements of the science discussed in The Andromeda Strain and Timeline, but the characters have better depth than some of […]

Posted May 2, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Heat Wave by Richard Castle

Heat Wave by Richard Castle

I’m not really surprised that this was a perfectly horrible book. I mean, it’s a series spun off the show Castle, and honestly… it just reads like bad fanfiction. Nikki Heat is an attractive but stubborn and alone detective.  When she gets saddled with a journalist by the mayor who shadows her on the job (sound familiar?), she brushes him off.  Then tragedy hits and Rook suddenly becomes useful… and interesting.  He connects her with great contacts and his boyish charm delights her, though she’d never admit it. Maybe, just maybe, she’s falling for him.  But first she’s got a murder […]

Posted January 22, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Waste Lands by Stephen King

The Waste Lands by Stephen King

Guys, I love this book. The Waste Lands is where The Dark Tower series is REALLY starting to get good.  First and foremost (small spoiler, but honestly, this book is 26 years old) we get Jake back!  Jake and Eddie are my favorite characters in this series, so I love his journey back to Roland’s world.  Second, we get to see the city of Lud, which I think it the first real example of how Roland’s world has “moved on”.  Third?  BLAINE THE MONO. Blaine is my favorite villain in this series.  Probably on my top ten ever.  He is such […]

Posted January 21, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Story: Amy Elliot Dunne has disappeared.  Every shred of evidence points to her husband Nick.  The problem?  He didn’t do it.  Or did he? This book has two unreliable narrators leading you all over the place and I have so many feelings about this novel.  I feel like I’ve been pushed off a building, drawn and quartered, then run over by a steamroller for good measure.  Good God, y’all. The World: The difference between New York City and Missouri in this book is like the difference between happiness and fear.  Gillian Flynn uses the world to show the break in […]

Posted December 15, 2017 in Reviews // 7 Comments //
The Romanov Conspiracy by Glenn Meade

The Romanov Conspiracy by Glenn Meade

Sorry guys, this is a DNF @ 10%. This wasn’t the book I was looking for. I’m going to be honest – I was hoping this book would have a lot more to do with the history and the archaeology aspects.  The beginning was promising.  By 10% into the book, which is where I quit it, it became excruciatingly clear this is a thriller. Rasputin was mentioned, and I paused, for a moment.  I thought perhaps, for a second, things were going to be interesting.  Unfortunately, this book appeals to a different audience.  I imagine it to be the sort […]

Posted November 6, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //