The Freedom Building by Martin Kendall
Review , Thriller & Suspense / April 5, 2020

  When small-time architect John Gowan awakes in hospital with amnesia, he learns he is the designer of a world-famous building, replacing one destroyed by terrorists. But his world becomes a nightmare when a spiralling darkness stops him from seeing or remembering anything about the building, threatening his very existence if his secrets are exposed. Expected to fulfil his responsibilities with the media, his client, his own company and personal relationships, he desperately seeks the truth before it’s too late.   A well-crafted psychological thriller Reviewed by Piaras on April 4, 2020 for Emerald Book Reviews THE FREEDOM BUILDING by Martin Kendall is a wonderfully written and richly descriptive novel with brilliantly drawn characters. The author weaves a well-crafted psychological thriller with intriguing twists and turns that will captivate the reader from the first page to the last. The contrast between tone and content is a characteristic talent of only a few authors. Kendall pays as much attention to his sentences as he does to his plots, shifting or consolidating meaning with the use of a single word. His writing is impeccably honed, full of juxtapositions and qualifications that help to create an emotional atmosphere that will have you spellbound. The…

Chasing the Prophet by Orson B. Wolf

  What would you do if in order to save all humanity, only one man had to be sacrificed… and that one person were you? As the fear of nuclear attack becomes more real than ever, the key to saving everyone’s lives lies in the courageous relationship between a shy teenager and his loyal dog. Our planet is on the verge of World War III and a cloud of paralyzing fear is drifting in the air. While the leaders of the free world try to find a solution to the continuing crisis, the voice of The Prophet—a mysterious figure that has gathered momentum in the last few years—becomes increasingly louder. The lives of thousands have already been saved thanks to his appearances in the media during which he issues timely warnings against natural disasters and dangerous events. Within an already unstable security situation growing worse due to a deepening recession, an unemployed detective named Paul McBride is invited for a job interview. Paul suspects someone senior is behind this offer, perhaps even the prophet himself. The task given to Paul seems too easy: to follow a shy, introverted high school student named David who is always escorted by Max, his…

Exposed Fury

  Annie Fitch, a former police detective, struggles to make ends meet as a private investigator in the sleepy town of Leesburg, Virginia. On partial disability because of gunshot injuries, she’s relegated to doing surveillance gigs and background checks. But things are looking up, since her on-again, off-again relationship is back on and might stay that way. When Annie is hired by Laura Carlton to follow her husband to get evidence of cheating, Annie is certain the case won’t take long. Nick Carlton grew up with money and privilege and has a sex addiction dating back to his high school days. But things go sideways when Annie finds her target dead in an alley just a few blocks from her own home. Working with her former partner, Gunnar Jansson, Annie digs deeper into Carlton’s background, slowly excavating his past to reveal the multiple suspects and motives. The list includes his many lunch-hour-tryst partners, a local shop owner, and his business partner, among others. Layer by layer, Annie uncovers a truth that runs much deeper than anyone expected.     A well-crafted murder mystery with perfect pacing. Reviewed by Piaras on February 17, 2020 for Emerald Book Reviews. Author Marie Flanigan…

Not Really Dead: A Gripping Serial Killer Thriller (Tess Winnett Book 5)
Mystery , Review , Thriller & Suspense / January 11, 2020

  One number, one letter: 3D. Two characters, nine cuts, their edges always crossing, carved sharply into Danielle’s bleeding flesh. She’d seen it before. On his other victims’ bodies. “Wow. I think I just fell head over heels in love with a fictional character. Tess Winnett is one of the smartest FBI agents and profilers I have come across yet and with analytical skills to rival Sherlock Holmes. Hats off to Leslie Wolfe for easily the best thriller I have read in this genre for many, many years!” – Manie Kilianon, five stars review on Amazon. The crimes: horrifying After a high-profile victim survives a brutal attack in her own home, FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett accepts to handle the investigation off-book. With every question she asks, the truth unveiled poses more questions but leads to only one possible conclusion: The Word Killer is back. The evidence: disturbing The Word Killer has emerged after years of absence, more blood-thirsty and vicious than ever. Yet his identity remains hidden, a mystery figure among the city’s millions, despite DNA evidence left at each crime scene. An impulsive murderer, disorganized and lightning-fast, fuelled by an all-consuming rage that cannot be quenched. The worst kind of killer there is….

Layers: A.G.R.Goff

  Letting Miranda into his house is a big mistake. But ageing comedian Dave also has some secrets. Maybe she should never have come looking for answers. As this story about murder, betrayal and dark desires unfolds, things take an unsuspected turn. Things from the past find their way back to the surface and the dead might not be so dead after all.     A Well-Crafted Psychological Thriller Reviewed by Piaras for Emerald Book Reviews on January 2, 2020 Layers by A.G.R. Goff is a wonderfully written and richly descriptive novel with brilliantly drawn characters driven by dark desires, betrayal and murder. The author weaves a well-crafted psychological thriller with intriguing twists and turns that will captivate the reader from the first page to the last. Skillfully constructed, it’s a story that will keep you on edge the edge of your seat! The book description only gives a sneak preview: ‘Letting Miranda into his house is a big mistake. But ageing comedian Dave also has some secrets. Maybe she should never have come looking for answers. As this story about murder, betrayal and dark desires unfolds, things take an unsuspected turn. Things from the past find their way back…

Messenger’s Dawn: Mystical Thriller (The Chosen Messenger Book 1)
Mystery , Review , Thriller & Suspense / January 1, 2020

He did not choose. He was chosen. And now he must save the entire world. Mike Messenger is a young man working in NY on relocation, enjoying the life the city has to offer. Until late one night, he discovers he is the messenger chosen to save the earth from the evil forces of the lethal, destructive figures in black that strive to shatter the natural order of things. The figures in black, faceless and endowed with superhuman powers, have been charged with executing a number of attacks to wreak havoc and shock the world, while spreading fear around the globe. When these opposing forces are on an inevitable collision course, the messenger has one mission only: to stop the wicked conspiracy before it is too late.       A gripping supernatural thriller Author Lior Akerman weaves a gripping action-packed supernatural thriller with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a dramatic and suspenseful tale that blurs the lines between reality and imagination. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It’s a well-written novel that will keep you engaged from the first page to the…

Jim’s Revenge

Poor old Jim. He just wanted a part-time job, but finds himself dragged into the local underworld; bullying, drug dealing, and race-fixing. What else could happen?   Review   A first-class comedy mystery thriller with perfect pacing. By Piaras for Emerald Book Reviews I enjoyed the story, character development, and dialogue. There were plenty of plot twists that I didn’t see coming and that added to the book’s mystique. When I stopped reading to work, I found myself wondering what happened in the book, and replaying parts of the novel in my head to see if I could figure more out. It has been a while since I enjoyed a book this much. It’s a first-class comedy mystery thriller with perfect pacing. Not much is as it appears here, which is just the way fans of mystery, thriller and suspense will want it. Jim’s Revenge had every element a good story should have. An intriguing plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s an abundance of well-illustrated scenes that make you feel like you are right there in the story, and that’s something I really look for in a good book. It’s…

Piece Keeper (A Black Love Detective Story Book 1)

  You never know what to expect when the ones that are supposed to protect are actually corrupt. Teresa found herself in an awkward position… I love a good mystery and this one was exceptional. Black is a man one could say wears different hats depending on whom he was dealing with…he knows the streets and could run in them but instead opts out of that life at an early age and uses what he knows to stands out in his role as D.A . Overall, his book feels like its gray, overcast, and drizzly; very much film-noir-esque. Writing is about story and Piece has story galore! Teresa Prince, a small town girl with a big heart, had dreams of working in law enforcement her goals put on pause in the worse way possible. Will she overcome this tragedy and emerge triumphant with her mind and soul intact? Or will the mental anguish be too much for her to bare? James, a twisted soul with ideas of love and grandeur with a woman that doesn’t feel the same for him, at least not yet. That will all change if he has anything to do with it. Also, her old flame…

Fortunes of Blood
Mystery , Thriller & Suspense / February 22, 2019

  When Ex-FBI Agent, turned hired gun, Thomas Briggs takes a job from an infamous crime boss, he thought the job would be straightforward. But, what he didn’t know was this job was going to bring him face to face with his past, and his future. Thomas Briggs’ life was tragically turned upside down with the death of his partner and close friend. Knowing a leak in the bureau was the direct cause of his friend’s death, he has turned his back on the powers that be and leaving the agency far behind. Now, Briggs is freelancing his skills, but his unique skills are not cheap, nor are they taken lightly. But, when the daughter of a known organized crime figure is kidnapped by a rival gang and taken to Florida, Briggs is hired to bring her back in one piece. The job also brings him full circle with his past when he discovers the man he’s working for was responsible for his friend’s death. However, when Briggs takes a job, he sees it through, the requite will soon follow.  Briggs manages to free the girl and attempts to get her back to Atlantic City. But, the road back is…