Category Archives: Thriller

Taken by Robert Crais

Read June 2018 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★    I’ll say it right off the top: I hate kidnapping plots. When I realized this was centered on a kidnapping (that’s not a spoiler; it’s clear from both … Continue reading

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The Sentry by Robert Crais

Read  April 2018 Recommended for thrills ★    ★   ★   ★ “Button’s face was blank as Pike approached, but a deep line cut Futardo’s brow. Pike wondered what she was thinking. Button’s jacket was already off in anticipation of the coming … Continue reading

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The Watchman by Robert Crais

Read February 2018 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★ The Watchman is the first book in the Elvis Cole series that switches focus to Elvis’ best friend and agency co-owner, Joe Pike. It’s a solid thriller, though … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Man by Robert Crais. Forget it.

Read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★     Into every series, a little unevenness must fall. Besides the first two books in the Elvis Cole series, this was my least favorite. But that’s mostly because it … Continue reading

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Indigo Slam by Robert Crais

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★    1/2 Fast, solid ride. A great beginning, where the reader witnesses the moment three children and their father leave their home in company with the U.S. Marshals. Cut to … Continue reading

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The Last Detective by Robert Crais

Read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★    ★  Honestly, who let me start reading a thriller after 8 pm? I knew it was dumb, but I have no self-control about these things.In case you are wondering, … Continue reading

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L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of detective thrillers ★    ★    ★    ★   (on the detective scale) I can’t stop reading Crais. In this one, our hero Elvis Cole is pulled into a case by long-time partner, Joe Pike. … Continue reading

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Free Fall by Robert Crais

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of detective thrillers ★    ★    ★    ★   A solid James Garner on the GRS-MV* 1– Peter Falk 2–Tom Selleck 3– Tony Shalhoub 4– James Garner 5– Benedict Cumberbatch Robert Crais is my new … Continue reading

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Extreme Prey by John Sandford

Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of private detectives ★    ★    1/2 Checked out because 1) it was in large print, 2) I’m looking for non-torture-porn detective series for the mom, and she seems to not mind some of these … Continue reading

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Rules of Prey by John Sandford

Read  October 2017 Recommended for people who meet the checklist ★     1/2 Read only if: 1. You’re John Sandford’s A+ Number One Fan 2. You are a completionist and must read every book in the Lucas Davenport series 3. You’re … Continue reading

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