Unspoken

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
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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

Undetected Book
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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.

Dead Drift

Dead Drift
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Series Number: 4
Published: 7/3/2018
Page Count: 304
ISBN: 9781493414796
Read: 2019 05
Private Investigator Kate Maxwell never stopped loving Luke Gallagher after he disappeared. Now he's back, and together they must unravel a twisting thread of secrets, lies, and betrayal while on the brink of a biological disaster that will shake America to its core. Will they and their love survive, or will Luke and Kate become the terrorist's next target?

Nice finish to the series.  It was nice how there was again 2 stories going on at the same time.  The ending of the previous books story was done evenly and it wasn't rushed.  I liked how it was able to be followed along.  Even though you knew there would be these twists and turns, and they were pretty easy to guess what was coming, but it was still nice.  Trying not to spoiler it, the 2nd story was finished nicely and there was a problem towards the end, but the way the author finished was totally believable, and actually I found myself smiling as they were finishing up.

 

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.

Still Life

Still Life
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Series Number: 2
Published: 1/31/2017
Page Count: 348
ISBN: 0764212958
Work hits too close to home for crime scene photographer Avery Tate when her best friend disappears. The only lead is a chilling photo of her--apparently dead. As Avery, her boss Parker, and his friends dig into the case, she's forced to confront her feelings for Parker when they come face-to-face with a dangerous criminal.

Nice 2nd book. Nice carry over from book 1 in series, but I don't think reading book 1 is a necessity. Again I liked the interaction between the main characters. Little spoiler - I still am not too sure on my feelings about a novice criminal being able to tail a seasoned investigator without being noticed. If it was a full P.I. or ex-police officer it would be a turn off, but this guy is in a sense a nerd, not a field officer, even though she makes him out to be back up for FBI agent and ex-sniper guy. That's why I don't know how I feel about it. The story around the photographer was nice and real sounding. The reason they broke up was understandable and expected. Nice how the story wasn't only about them, the other people in the agency are evolved, and since we now have this book we have insights into the next books relationship.

read 03 2019

Cold Shot

Cold Shot
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Series Number: 1
Published: 2/2/2016
Page Count: 352
ISBN: 978-0764211973
In college, Griffin McCray and his four best friends had their lives planned out. Griffin and Luke Gallagher would join the Baltimore PD. Declan Gray would head to the FBI and Parker Mitchell would go on to graduate school as a crime scene analyst. But then Luke vanished before graduation and their world—and friendships—crumbled.Now Griffin is a park ranger at Gettysburg, having left life as a SWAT-team sniper when a case went bad. The job…

Nice book. It moved along at a nice pace. The story was well told with no unexpected mess-ups. They just kept going forward where the evidence lead them. Neat that the 2 main characters had worked with each other for a while but really didn't know each other. The mystery itself was well done, believable.

digital loan from library read 3/2019

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