Threads of Suspicion

Very Good Book. Not as good as the 1st book, but still very nice. I was hoping that the 2 books would tie more into each other, but they didn't. This one had a good story, and good mysteries. The criminals seemed to be the right amount of smartness for their level. It has been 2 years since this book was written and to me it seemed like there was going to be more, it is so open-ended and so much more could be done, but it appears the writer gave up on this subject. I think this character had... Continue Reading →

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
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Series Number: 3
Published: 10/3/2017
ISBN: 9781493411894
Read: 04 2019
When a terrorist investigation leads FBI agent Declan Grey to a closed immigrant community, he turns to crisis counselor Tanner Shaw for help. Despite the tension between them, he needs the best of the best on this case. Under imminent threat, they'll have to race against the clock to stop a plot that could cost thousands of lives--including theirs.

So far this is my favorite book of the series. It is really coming together now. We have the 2 main characters doing the investigation and getting romantically involved, but so much more. We have 2+ different mysteries or story lines going on, 1 is setting up the last book and one is really bringing everyone from these first 3 books together nicely. Because of all that is going on, there isn't so much of the inner thoughts going on, so the story moves along. Super excited for book 4.

Traces of Guilt

Traces of Guilt
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Series Number: 1
Published: 5/3/2016
Page Count: 400
ISBN: 9780764218866
Read: 04 2019
Evie Blackwell loves her life as an Illinois State Police Detective . . . mostly. She's very skilled at investigations and has steadily moved up through the ranks. She would like to find Mr. Right, but she has a hard time imagining how marriage could work, considering the demands of her job. Gabriel Thane is a lifetime resident of Carin County and now its sheriff, a job he loves. Gabe is committed to upholding the…

Awsome

Really liked this book. It had multiple cases and they didn't really have to do with one another. Multiple people and their lives. It is a Evie Cold case series so Evie is the thread through the whole book and it was good. Really looking forward to the next book.

Gone without a trace

Gone without a trace
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Series Number: 3
Published: 6/30/2015
Page Count: 336
ISBN: 9781441223333
Read: 04 2019
When a high-profile case strikes homicide detective Livy Reynolds as eerily similar to her own cousin's disappearance, she must work with the distractingly handsome Alex Jennings to solve the mystery.

Nice book, but not the way I personally like mysteries. I like seeing everything through the eyes of the one trying to figure it out. I am not a fan of listening to the ramblings of the psychopath. Everyone in this book is seriously damaged. What a horrible world this author created here. Actually there were a few not screwed up. The partner at the beginning of the story, and the sheriff. Between the time she spent going over and over the damaged mindset of her characters and the ramblings of the psychopath she used up probably 60% of the book. So there wasn't really too much time spent on the actual mystery. She would have a character say a line then spend a paragraph on hashing out the damaged in the mind. And again, the characters really are stupid.

Spoilerish -

As the story is winding down, as the stakes are getting higher, what do the main 2 characters do, leave the women they are using as bait alone. The one that is being hunted, the one they brought back into the world of danger, left alone. Now he not a seasoned P.I. but not totally a rookie, and she is a seasoned cop, with years as a detective, and they leave the primary witness / victim unprotected. Then when things go wrong we listened to the I should have done this or not that for pages over and over again. Those that are really good at a job, when things get hard or tense, that is when they shine, not screw up. Make up your mind, are your characters good at their good or are they great at their job? Once you decided then have them act that way. Don't make it like they are great at a job and then make mistake after mistake after mistake. This book didn't have the mistake after mistake as much as the 2nd book but it is in the series as a whole.

A Promise to Protect

A Promise to Protect
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Series Number: 2
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Published: 10/7/2014
Page Count: 331
ISBN: 0800722817
Read: 03 2019
Acting Sheriff Ben Logan hasn't heard from Leigh Somerall in a very long time, but it doesn't mean he can get her—or their whirlwind romance of ten years ago—out of his head. When she calls out of the blue, it is with a strange request to protect her brother, Tony. When Tony dies just days later, Ben is charged with a different task—protecting Leigh and her nine-year-old son, TJ, from the killers. But how can…

2nd book in the series, not as good as 1st. Nice story and the characters were okay, but the main female character in reality was pretty selfish. She is suppose to care greatly for her son, but all she does is care about herself. Time and time again people have to remind her that she needs to care about the safety of her son, that shouldn't have to be reminded to a normal person. The main male character I thought was written well. He is suppose to be a really good cop, but around his 1st love, he can't think straight, that is understandable / believable. The story line with the villain was not nearly as good as the first book. Even when done with the book and she tells you who did it, I still didn't really see that person as being able to do this, or the other stuff that they were supposedly doing for months if not years. The supporting characters though were well done. Friends were actually friends.

The Disciplines of a Godly Man

Disciplines of a Godly Man
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Published: NaN/NaN/NaN
ISBN: 1581347588
Read: 1990's thru today
Our churches and homes need men willing to follow the path of godliness no matter what the cost. This inspiring, popular book has been speaking to the hearts of men for the past 10 years, and its words are still relevant. Using engaging illustrations, scriptural wisdom, practical suggestions and study questions, Kent Hughes offers a frank biblical discussion on major areas of Christian manhood: family, godliness, leadership, ministry and more. This newly revised edition is…

Awesome book!

I first read this book in early to mid 1990's. Fell in love with it right from the start. He doesn't pull any punches. It is something that just talks about things that I didn't think about, or may notice, or thought were a big enough of a deal to address. I read the book every few years just to keep reminding myself of what he spoke of. Later when audio books came out I bought that version on tape also and started to make it a bi-annual event to listen to it on the way to and from work. When the digital version came out I bought that also. I highly recommend this for any man regardless of age and wether saved or not.

Read multiple times since early 1990's

Lectures in Systematic Theology

Lectures in Systematic Theology
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Published: 1/30/1989
Page Count: 450
ISBN: 0802835295
In this comprehensive introduction to systematic theology, Thiessen addresses a wide range of substantive issues in sections on theism, bibliology, theology, angelology, anthropology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology.

Very good introduction to Systematic Theology. Well written and easy to understand. I used some of it for my Doctrinal Outline settings.

Was the text book for one of my wife's college courses.
read mid 1990's

The Applause of Heaven

The Applause Of Heaven
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Published: 3/19/1996
Page Count: 224
ISBN: 9780849913242
It comes from God and it is within your reach ... The applause of heaven.A joy that can't be quenched? A peace that can't be broken? A happiness that can't be threatened?There is such a joy. It is a sacred delight, a holy gladness. You can't open your Bible without reading about it. You can't live a truly satisfying life without it. And it's nearer than you think.Jesus describes that sacred delight in the astonishing…

Nice book for a causal reading to get you to think about Heaven. Mr. Lucado's early work I liked, but was guarded about. His thinking is in no way aligned with mine. Knowing that I don't suggest this author for new born Christians due to the ability to be drawn away from the truth. For mature Christians I think his early works is a nice way of getting you to visualize different aspects of things the Bible teaches about.

read early 1990's

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