The Wolf of Tebron (The Gates of Heaven, #1)

Did not like at all. Tried to be colorful / poetic writing, but it just was a jumbled mess, could not follow along and it didn't really paint a picture. Also used a tacit that I hate - talking about something like it was a big deal, but not saying what it was, keeping it for later. I couldn't finish the book.

Accused (Pacific Coast Justice #1)

Accused
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Series Number: 1
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Published: 4/20/2012
Page Count: 455
ISBN: 9781410445681
Detective Carly Edwards hates working in juvenile--where the brass put her after an officer-involved shooting--and longs to be back on patrol. So when a troubled youth, Londy Atkins, is arrested for the murder of the mayor and Carly is summoned to the crime scene, she's eager for some action. Carly presses Londy for a confession but he swears his innocence, and despite her better judgment, Carly is inclined to believe him. Yet homicide is convinced…

What a dumb cop. From the beginning she messes up. She is off her game because of her own compatibility with her one night partner, if she really was a good cop he would not be throwing her off. She shoots an unarmed man. Not seeing her husband is cheating on her has nothing do with whether or not she's a good cop or if she's able to. She is blinded by her circumstances instead of being really good at where she is. Six months later she is still complaining instead of accepting. Someone dies and she thinks about herself and how it will help her. Even with the cop that was with her and she didn't like when she shot the unarmed man, she still refuses to believe the cops are bad. Her blindness is really revolting. At the same time she won't believe a cop is bad, at the first sign of a man's infidelity she will accept it. She has informed that she should not trust anyone but what does she do she will write off tells people, is it a surprise that someone dies that night after she's breaks the silence.
That was my impression halfway through the book. Just finished the book and she is still one stupid cop. There is a conspiracy all around her, she doesn't know who she can trust, but she keeps telling people stuff she can't keep anything to herself. This whole book would've fell apart if at any time she acted like a good cop.
All that being said the story itself was very good just the main character is horrible. Who was involved who wasn't how things were done how things were found out were all well laid out thought out there were no real surprises.

Emissary (Legends of the Realm, #1)

Emissary
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Series Number: 1
Published: 1/6/2015
Page Count: 384
ISBN: 9780800723859
Read: 2019 07
Hyam is a likeable lad who will make a fine farmer someday. But he carries a burden few can fathom. As his mother slips toward death, she implores him to return to Long Hall, where he spent five years as an apprentice. It was there that Hyam's extraordinary capacity for mastering languages came to light--and soon cast him into the shadows of suspicion. How could any human learn the forbidden tongues with such ease? When…

Just my kind of book. The thing I liked most is that we obviously see things through the eyes of the main character, but we also know more. Even with this I was as unsure of things as he was, even with the added information, example would be to trust or not to trust Trace. The story is completed in this book, if you don't read any more you will not be feeling like you missed something. Saying that, I really liked how he set up the link to the second book, didn't see it coming. It is a magic, spiritual realm, fantasy world mixture. Really looking forward to next book.

Holiday Hideout: A Riveting Western Suspense

Holiday Hideout
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Series Number: 2
Published: 10/19/2015
Page Count: 224
ISBN: 9781460394526
Read: 2019 06
A HEARTPOUNDING, CLASSIC STORY FROM AUTHOR LYNETTE EASON All Dr. Abby Sullivan wants for Christmas is to escape her guilt. Yet no matter how far and fast she runs, she can't leave behind her past or the grim secret she carries. Then a stalker's threats send her on a chilling journey to Rose Mountain, North Carolina, where she's forced to rely on a stranger's protection. But her reliance on handsome cop Cal MacIvers puts him…

Just full of common sense contradictions.

A few examples, a Doctor - doesn't leave a patient that is in serious life threatening situation (giving birth in the frontier and only the doc is there) to go search for someone that might be in some trouble.  At the same time the doc is wigging out about how the last patient she had died in child birth.   A cop, literally has a women in his arms mostly out of it because she was very sick and running from someone trying to get her, puts her by herself in a house (passed out) to go look at a fence that was cut to let horses out knowing that someone had to of cut the fence, and this was 2nd time in 2 days.  And the cop had a close friend killed by a spouse that he knew and vowed not to let this women have the same fate, then he leaves.

 

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Alaskan Courage Series

submerged
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Read: 2019 06

I was going to write a review for each individually but they all suffered from the same thing so here is a concise thought.

It just wasn't believable.  There were 2 stories normally in each book, the main and the set up for the next book.  The main was just too out there.  You have a group of people that are really good at what they do, but they aren't Navy Seals or Swat personnel.   They go along and what they should be really good at, and natural at, they mess up, but that which they have no training in and should be poor at, they seem to be great at.
I would say that the primary story of each book is what failed, the secondary story was interesting, but in the next book when they became primary it went off rails.  I think this is why I was able to do all the books, else I would have stopped at book 2.

 

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Code of Valor

code of valor
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Series Number: 3
Published: 1/1/2019
ISBN: 9781493416639
Read: 2019 06
Detective Brady St. John isn't looking for love—just a few days of rest at his family's cabin. But an attempted murder—and a secretive woman—change all his plans.

It was a nice conclusion to the series.  It brought all the characters together and it was well put together.  It had a good amount of action, was not a slow read that is for sure.  The water angle was nice and not normal.

Before I Wake

Before I Wake
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Published: 7/22/2011
Page Count: 266
ISBN: 9781414354699
Read: 2019 06
Welcome to Justice--and good luck leaving alive. The sheriff of Justice, Illinois is not pleased when the new detective in town looks like she might be the next victim of a killer. Abridged. 6 CDs.

Spoilerish -

 

I am not a fan of open ended books.  It is okay if it is a series but not finishing things is not really my style.  You don't know at the end of the book who is the person behind everything and you don't know who the brain is.  The story is nice, and the interaction between the 3 main characters is well done.  There really is no character that I just hate having on the page.  There are sub--characters and they feel real in their dealings.

Unspoken

Unspoken
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Published: 10/1/2013
Page Count: 448
ISBN: 9781441263407
Read: 2019 06
Charlotte Graham is at the center of the most famous kidnapping in Chicago history. The FBI and local cops found her two abductors, killed them, and rescued her, but it took four long years. The fact that she was found just three miles from her home, had been there the entire time, haunts them. She's since changed her identity, found a profession she loves, and rebuilt her life. She's never said a word to the…

Like her book Full Disclosure the author goes with the "big" secret you won't be able to handle, like people don't know there is really evil people out there.  This book also has two stories going along at the same time, and in this book technically they are both cold cases.  Take away the pity party and the story is good, but just so much is riding on the secret, it is a tedious read.  The characters she comes up with are great, it is too bad.

 

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