Showing posts with label Adult Thriller. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Adult Thriller. Show all posts

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Plum Springs by Dan Lawton


Genre: Adult, Thriller
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own

This could have been ripped straight from the headlines. As a matter of fact we have seen stories like this in the news. We have the abuse of young children by their father. Bo and Rusty work long hours in the field. They have little food or water. They do everything they can to protect their youngest sister Ruby. Living next door are the family members who should do everything in their power to protect them but didn’t.  I think as things got worse for the children and the mother and grandfather did nothing to help the children, I got angrier. No child should have to take matters into their own hands to protect themselves. I kept thinking the whole system had let them down. They were slipping through the cracks. This is not an easy book to read. The story of abuse will rip your heart out. What the children do to protect their sister will haunt you.  The writing shows the strength of the characters and the love that bonds them together. Most importantly it shows that there is always hope.  This is a wonderful book that I highly recommend.

Friday, December 15, 2017

High Child by J.T. Bishop

Genre: Adult, Thriller, Science Fiction
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

From Goodreads:
Gifted with unique abilities, Royce Fletcher struggles to find his place in the world. Living a solitary life in the woods, he finds his quiet existence disrupted by unexpected visitors. Visitors he would prefer to avoid.

Despite his attempts to protect himself, Royce finds himself caught up in an unexpected romance, a local murder investigation, and a destiny he has little interest in pursuing.

The more he tries to pull away, the more drawn in he becomes, until he must face the demons that refuse to go away. Demons that risk more than just his life, but all that he holds dear.

High Child is the fifth book in J. T. Bishop’s award winning Red-Line saga. Following the events in Curse Breaker, High Child is a fast-paced, page-turning, suspense story that will keep readers guessing until the end. If you like a fun read with compelling characters and unexpected twists, then pick up High Child today!

My Thoughts
This was a new author for me. This is also the fifth book in the series. I was able to follow along just fine. I loved the setting in this book.  This author does and awesome job keeping the tension going throughout the story. I was drawn in from the very beginning.  Royce is a man who has several abilities. Gus is his friend and knows about those “gifts”. The book starts out with a murder. It then switches to two people trying to blend in to a culture they are not familiar with.  Add to this mix the sheriff’s son who had been dropped into Royce’s lap while his father searches for the person who murdered the young girl.  I love a good mystery. This is a great one. It held my attention all the way through. It left me frustrate at times. Just about the time had the secrets figured out I learned through a twist that I had not really figured anything out. That is the sign of a good author.  Really can’t wait to read the other books in this series.

Author Bio

Born and raised in Dallas, TX, J. T. Bishop began writing in 2012. Inspired by a video that theorized the meaning of the end of the Mayan calendar, J. T. began the Red-Line trilogy. The video surmised that the earth was the central hub of activity for extraterrestrials thousands of years ago. J.T. didn’t know whether that was true or not, but it did spawn an idea. What if those extraterrestrials were still here? Two years and a lot of work later, the first three Red-Line books were complete, but she’s not done. The Red-Line saga develops as she continues to write new books.
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