Confession: I’m still catching up, so some of these were read slightly more than a month ago.
The Other Woman by Hank Phillips Ryan – thriller/mystery – One of the many blogs I visit is Jungle Red Writers, contributed to by seven or more writers of various genres, mostly soft or cozy, but also historical and thriller. One of those authors is Ryan, and I wanted to try one of her books and choose this one from 2012. At 433 pages I think it was too long and needed editing down. The main character, a reporter kicked off her lead TV job after refusing to reveal a source, is interesting and likable, though her tendency to get flustered is bothersome. Her love interest and the second main character is a cop.
Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz – thriller, James Bond. It’s been a long time since I read any James Bond; many years, I think. But Horowitz is hot right now and a strong review of this got me to try it. Not bad, but I’ll always prefer the originals by Ian Fleming.
Forsaken by Michael McBride – Horror, Unit 51 Book 2. I came across and read the first Unit 51 book, Subhuman in May, and followed it up with this just a couple of weeks ago. Not as good as the first one, which is a very Alien-like story of the monsters deep in the Antarctic ice. In chambers that are thawed. If you like that sort of thing, try the first one (I read them in ebook format).
Ragged Lake by Ron Corbett – mystery. This was shortlisted for the Nero Award. The setting in Canada is very well realized, the characters strong, the mystery well laid out. The author puts in a twist near the end. My only complaint is a character I liked didn’t survive. But I guess everyone can’t stay alive in a mystery novel with dope gangs and a hired killer stalking in the woods. This is Corbett’s first novel, and I’ll read his next one when it comes out this Fall.
The Pride of Chanur by C. J. Cherryh – science fiction. Though the author’s – perhaps – best known work, Downbelow Station, left me cold, I wanted to try one of her Chanur books and this is the first in the series. Very enjoyable.
So how about you?
What have you been reading?