A. J. Finn’s debut novel begins with an ominous epigram: “I have a feeling that inside you somewhere, there’s something nobody knows about.” This is a line from the 1943 classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Shadow of a Doubt, and THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, in more ways than one, pays homage to the venerable master of suspense.
Anna Fox is a recently separated woman living alone in her restored Harlem brownstone. She used to have a thriving child psychology practice until a year or so ago, but now is a confirmed agoraphobic, petrified to go outside or let the outside world come in, aside from the rare exceptions of her soon-to-be ex-husband, Ed; her eight-year-old daughter, Olivia; and her tenant, Dave, who occupies the basement apartment. She spends her days counseling other agoraphobics online, watching old black and white movies, and drinking wine. Hers is a small, highly ordered life. Until the Russells move into the brownstone across the way.
This book has high-pitched action throughout. The tough-guy lawyer Benn Bluestone searches for big-time drug dealers to help extradite them from Columbia and elsewhere to the US where they can rollover on their confederates in trade for reduced, if any, sentences. They pay him well for his extralegal services.
Benn, hoping to escape the pressure of that business, tries for three big scores that will set him up with enough money for a lifetime of the exorbitant lifestyle to which he’s accustomed. But these three drug dealers appear to have a connection with a very powerful person, “Sombra”, whom Benn tries to track down, much to his peril. Adding to that, a US federal prosecutor Kandice (Kandi) Kauffman is out to nail him, illegally when required.
This has been an great series. Suspense, kidnapping, murder all in three books. A young high school girl has been kidnapped and it brings her older sister back to a place she never wanted to return to. Thinking the police are not doing enough to find Holly, Bridget takes it upon herself to do so. This is the last book in the series and the end of the line for the man who ruined Bridget’s life and tried to kill her sister. Well worth reading.
Jake Smith is a reporter working out of Little Rock. He is investigating charges of a nursing home collapse when his source is found dead in Lake D’Arbonne but not before he hid some information in the Spearsville Cemetery. Jeff goes on a wild ride from Little Rock to Spearsville. I could not put it down. It was a great book. If you are from Union Parish, Louisiana you need to read this book. Once you pick this book up, you will not be able to put it down.
This story takes a hard look at a group of early teen girls who were in a home for troubled girls. What happened to some of them and what happened to the adults who were supposed to look after them.
Kate Stone is a strong-willed and self-assured Detective Inspector. While struggling to deal with her own demons she is also fighting the demons of the everyday world. She does whatever is necessary to get the job done and bring the offenders to justice.
When she is called to the scene of the murder of Theresa Wyatt, a school principal, the case quickly becomes much more than it looks like. Within a short time, Kate becomes aware of a group of former workers at a home for troubled young girls that are being eliminated. Now Kate has to figure out why and how a recently approved archaeological dig at the site may be tied in.
Rogue Lawyer is about an attorney who practices in the Fifteenth Circuit of the United States in federal and state court. Sebastian Rudd is not your everyday lawyer. He will accept clients no other attorney would take and works out of a heavily armored van. A souped up van with Wi-Fi, a bar, a fridge, and leather chairs. It is also bulletproof and is driven by his bodyguard, Partner, a man who is heavily armed. His clients range from an accused child molester/murderer, a rage prone boxer, a crime don eager to escape death row, and a man with ties to human trafficking. His most important client, however, is himself for the often acrimonious custody hearings he faces against his ex-wife.
Daniel and Laurel are off to tour Europe before coming home to London and hopefully starting a family. They plan the perfect vacation and everything is going great. The next leg of their trip is to travel on a train through Romania. They are exhausted but their are having a wonderful time. One night they sneak into an unlocked sleeper carriage to get some sleep. It is at this point that their lives are changed forever.
During the night they witness feel terror as never before and they are forced to leave the train in the middle of a forest. They head home to London and swear never to speak of it again.
But evil has followed them home.