Before I Wake

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.


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.


read via library e-book

Full Disclosure

Full Disclosure
Published: 10/2/2012
ISBN: 9781441261175
Read: 2019 05
Dee Henderson Is Back! Ann Silver is a cop's cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help local law enforcement on the worst of cases, looking for answers to murder. Hers is one of the region's most trusted investigative positions. Paul Falcon is the FBI's top murder cop in the Midwest. If the victim carried a federal badge or had a security clearance, odds are good Paul and his team see…

Not the Style of book I like.  I really dislike when authors try to make such a big deal out of something that is unknown.  You are teased with this "big" dangerous secret she is hiding and it will be devastating.   Almost always when writes need to resort to something like that I find the story is weak on it's own and needs something like that to keep you going, it was that way in this book.  Her mighty secret really was a so-what when she finally told it.  There was another big revel at the end of the book, which for a few chapters was a secret they were suppose to find out, and again it was a well duh.  The female lead character was neat but I don't think the author really had a good idea of who she was.  It was almost like she had a split personality, which in a sense she was made out to have but it didn't work for me.  The FBI lead was good, but he was straight forward character, one you could relax watching him work.


Undetected Book
Published: 4/29/2014
Page Count: 480
ISBN: 9781441264534
Read: 05 2019
Researcher Gina Gray is on the verge of a breakthrough in sonar technology, but she fears that her impending discovery will only put the lives of those she loves in greater danger.

I've read over 100 casual books and this one was tailored made for me.  Everything was perfect about it.  I read a book about US Navy on Memorial Day.  The Navy personnel were not morons, but solid people seeing the responsibilities they had.  A Genius of Geniuses most-likely for the lead female character.  What I know of both of these type of people the author portrays correctly.  The first 70% of the book I refused to not put the book down.  The interaction between a Genius and A Naval Submariner that in a sense she was throwing his way of doing things into new waters was awesome.   Totally acceptable interactions.  I thought at the beginning that the child-like mentality was week but as the book went on it was the right decision.  The Last 30% was mostly just about them getting together and it was like a let down only because the new stuff that was going on till that point was so riveting.

I read as a library loan, it was so good I bought the audio version.

Traces of Guilt

Traces of Guilt
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…


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.

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