-- Grace Elizabeth --

-- Grace Elizabeth --

Monday, April 10, 2017

Deep Extraction

Deep Extraction is Diann Mills newest FBI Task Force novel. This is one of my favorite of her Houston FBI stories.  The plot, characters and who did it leaves you wondering throughout the book till the end.  I never did figure it out!. I would say that is the mark of a great storyteller.

Nathan Moore's life included being an oil and gas magnate who loves to make money, has a wonderful wife and two sons.  That is...until..his pacemaker is hacked and he is killed.  What a perfect means of snuffing a life out basically leaving no trace. Days earlier one of Nathan;s oil rigs was a bombing target so now his death could possibly mean a bigger conspiracy. Special Agent Tori Templeton must untangle this web of deception, but her best friend is Nathan' s wife Sally.  Can she separate the personal from the professional especially since Sally is the prime suspect. The plot continues to unravel with evidence of Nathan's past and very immoral behavior that the family is surprised to hear. Tori is teamed up with a Deputy US Marshall Cole Jeffers who is a family friend also. As they dig deeper, more people are killed when they get close to finding answers..will they be next.? Will they find the real killer and will they find each other?

What was the highlight of this story was how Tori and Cole both had past problems they were dealing with.
They both get into a theological discussion.  Tori tells him she needs evidence in order to believe, even when it comes to proving her friend's innocence. One of her officers tells  her "Things are rarely only as they seem. Your case, the people in your life, even your thoughts and fears have a purpose."

Thanks to Tyndale Publishers for this free copy just for my honest opinion.

Still Life

Still Life  -     By: Dani Pettrey
Still Life is Dani Pettrey's second book in the Chesapeake Valor series and it is another winner.
When you find your favorite authors and their new book comes out, you just know it will be good. Dani writes some of the absolute best romantic suspense stories that are printed.

He  glances around what had become a dumping ground by the river's edge.  Dark, silent...deserted. Perfect.
Popping the trunk of his car, he hefted the heavy garment bag out and trudged through the mud, the foul odor of rotting garbage and brackish water pungent on the wind lashing his face.  A thunderstorm was brewing, churning the humid air.  Lightening pierced the murky sky.
He found a fitting spot and tossed her away like the trash she was.

What a prologue that entices you to find out who, what, when where and why.  That i where Avery Tate comes in. She had been a photographer that was blacklisted by a controversial shot. When she answers am ad for a crime scene photographer but was hired to her surprise. She also became smitten over Parker Mitchell who hired her so she left the business.  When she attends a photography exhibit that her friend modeled for, she is surprised to see her picture, but the picture looks like she is posing and also dead. Now for Avery to find her friend and enlists Parker for help in finding her. Where do they start and who can they trust in the photography business?

As I stated in the beginning, Dani Pettrey is a superb writer that hooks you in with believable characters and their struggles in life along with plots that keep you guessing as who the culprit is and how will it all end.
The only sad thing is, I have to wait till October for book 3!

Thanks to Bethany House Publishers for a free copy of this book just for my honest opinion.