Today, Carol Wyer unveiled the cover for her follow up to “Secrets of the Dead,” and the next Robyn Carter novel. It looks great!
The book is due out Sept. 14! I can’t wait!
One girl found dead. Another girl gone…
Long shadows danced on the tin walls. Inside the trunk lay Carrie Miller, wrapped in plastic, arms folded across her ribcage, lips sealed tight forever…
When, a girl’s body is found at a Midlands storage unit, it is too decomposed for Detective Robyn Carter to read the signs left by the killer.
No one knows the woman in blue who rented the unit; her hire van can’t be traced. But as the leads run dry another body is uncovered. This time the killer’s distinctive mark is plain to see, and matching scratches on the first victim’s skeleton make Robyn suspect she’s searching for a serial killer.
As Robyn closes in on the killer’s shocking hunting ground, another girl goes missing, and this time it’s someone close to her own heart.
Robyn can’t lose another loved one. Can she find the sickest individual she has ever faced, before it’s too late?
An utterly gripping and darkly compelling detective thriller that will have fans of Robert Dugoni, Angela Marsons and James Patterson hooked from the very start. You will not guess the ending!
In August, the first book in a cool-sounding new YA series – Project Pandora by Aden Polydoros – will be released. And today, we got a first peak at the cover!
Here’s a description by the publisher:
Olympus is rising…
Tyler hasn’t been feeling like himself lately, his dreams are full of violence and death, and there are days where he can’t remember where he’s been.
Miles away, Shannon finds herself haunted by similar nightmares. She is afraid that she has done something terrible.
As the daughter of a state senator, Elizabeth has everything she could ever hope for. But when an uninvited guest interrupts a fundraising gala and stirs up painful memories, everything goes downhill fast.
Murder is what Hades is good at. So when two of his comrades go AWOL, he is rewarded with the most exhilarating hunt of his lifetime. For him, the game has just begun.
Project Pandora comes out August 1!
Check out YA Book Central for more information about the book as well as a chance to win an advance copy!
Her Darkest Nightmare by Brenda Novak
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book is the beginning of the Evelyn Talbot series, though there is a prequel, whose events are referenced, available. But this novel really needs no introduction.
It’s creepy, spooky, and I couldn’t put it down!
The novel centers on a psychiatrist, Evelyn Talbot, who studies the minds of psychopaths. She was the victim of a violent crime at the hands of her high school boyfriend and since then she has dedicated herself to trying to prevent others from falling victim to psychopaths. She’s one of the founders of Hanover House, a mental health facility in Alaska which specializes in psychopathy. It’s the dead of winter and employees at Hanover house start turning up dead. Chaos ensues.
All this as Evelyn begins to reignite her romance with the local cop.
Oh boy. The setting was incredibly spooky, and the focus on the minds of the deranged killers really adds a horror-movie-like feel to the entire novel. And Brenda Novak comes up with some incredibly creepy characters to fill the role of the ever-present psychopaths.
This book was like watching a great scary movie, filled with a pervading sense of unease. The romance is also pretty hot and heavy, so this book will appeal to people who love both genres.
The ending is also pretty good, if a little predictable.
My only critique is that the whole “psychopath” focus was a little much at points. It’s unbelievable that the government would create an institution like Hanover House, or that someone would study such people with no clear goals (Evelyn never states what she’s studying or how it will help people, really beyond “They must be stopped!!!!”). But I like the novel that suspends belief for a little bit so this didn’t bother me a lot.
Overall I am looking forward to future books in the series and would highly recommend to anyone looking for an excellent thriller.
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