Keep Her Close by Erik Therme


Keep Her Close is a scary, suspenseful page-turner because in today’s work it can happen. A little abandon girl nene Ally is found and rescued by a loving couple. Ally’s adoptive parents are divorced, so life gets complicated with mom, dad, and stepdad.

Ally would love to find her dad. Learn what happened to him. Miraculously Ally gets a letter from her supposed biological dad. Things get scary crazy after this. Ally disappears.

The characters are well defined. Ally id a trusting, innocent girl sharing her first apartment with her best friend. Ally has no idea what lies ahead. Good intentions aren’t always what they seem. Keep Het Close is full of twists and mouth dropping turns.

LAKE OF THE DEAD Winston Radhauser Series, #5 Susan Clayton-Goldner


Lake of the Dead is a whirlwind of a suspenseful thriller. Detective Winston Radhouser is a tenacious investigator. Radhouser is the detective in a small Oregon town.

High school senior Parker Collins is missing.

Parker’s close friend is anxious and the person who goes to Radhauser demanding he helps her. Radhauser and this friend, Rishima Reynolds, have history from a previous case. The detective knows he should take her seriously.

As the investigation starts Radhauser is either getting an extreme amount of cooperation or very little depending who he is dealing with. The extremes of cooperation make things confusing and complicated. Early on Radhauser realizes all is not what it seems. The further into the case the more complicated it gets. Nothing makes sense.

The twists and turns are unexpected. Lake of the Dead is a page-turner that can’t be put down. This suspenseful thriller will leave the reader stunned over and over again.

Lake of the Dead is the fifth book in this series but is a stand-alone book. The author fills in all the details needed to understand this book thoroughly.

Serenity Betrayed. A Shelby Alexander Thriller by Craig A Hart


In today’s world this is a scary thriller. I was stunned by some of the events. Each turn of a page is beyond predictable which makes Serenity Betrayed an intense page turner.

Serenity is a quiet town Shelby Alexander retired to after his boxing career. Shelby fell into the job of fixer which he can’t get away from. His best friend

Jerry MacIntyre or Mack is a retired Detroit cop. Shelby and Mack make a great team.

Shelby is called by the mayor to supplement his security team. Mayor Richards thinks something is going on and doesn’t trust his normal security. Upon arriving at the mayors, Shelby is surprised to see Mack has also been hired.

Shelby and Mack wind up in quite an awkward as well as bad situation while providing this added security. Shelby knows something is wrong,

Strangely wrong. Who to trust is the question.

Shelby and Mack are so good at what they do they uncover a horrible plot that will cost them their lives. The people behind it all will never allow the truth to get out. They must die.

Shelby and Mack were budding heads with the FBI earlier in the case. According to the FBI “Richards could have been a bit more discerning when he selected his security detail.” Referring to Shelby and Mack of course.

This does not help in cultivating a team effort.

This can be read as a stand alone book. Shelby Alexander has evolved through these 6 books and is one of my favorite characters. The characters are mysterious iwith the exception of Shelby and Mack. This is a fast easy read. Excitement and anxiety flows throughout. Now I’m waiting for #7.

Orbs 4 Exodus by Nicholas Sansbury Smith, Anthony J. Melchiorri. Audible by Bronson Pinchot


Exodus is the 4th and final book in the Orbs series. This is an apocalyptic sci-Fi thriller that ends this addictive ride. 🙁. I miss these books. There is nothing like the first read of a series you love. I had to get the Audible because I couldn’t wait to be able to actually read the book. Life gets in the way.

Dr. Sophie Winston is the main character throughout the series. There are a lot of characters. Most well defined. Some just passing through. The characters are so well written they become true people. Friends you root for. This final installment adds some incredible imagination to some new charters I’ll never forget.

The Exodus lets the reader finally see behind the scenes so to speak. Evading the beings trying to kill mankind is thrilling to the reader, terrifying to the characters.

So much has happened to get here. Way back in the first book there was a very insightful character who is suddenly front stage again. He is the reason for this final book. It gets hard to be sure of who the good guys are.

The Audible is excellent. The narrator plays the character parts well. No problem following who is who. The vocalized sound affects are intense. I’ll never forget some of them. I highly recommend the book and Audible. What an awesome experience.


Orbs 3 Redemption by Nicholas Sansbury Smith plus the Audible


Redemption is the third book in the Orbs series. Dr Sophie Winston continues to be the main character. Many other strong characters have come and and gone. Nothing will deter Sophie from saving the human race.

Action packed page turner like its predecessors, Orbs 1 & Orbs 2. This is an evolving story that keeps pushing forward fast. That’s why it’s so addicting. The aliens taking over earth are beyond anything anyone understands. Until this new plan Redemption is hatched. Redemption is the plan to save earth. You will have to read it to see how that goes.

When I can’t read these I listen to the Audibles. Sometimes life just gets in the way. The narrator does an amazing job giving this book life. I will never forget the way the narrator adds the necessary sound effects which are vividly described in these books.