The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza

First Published: 12 February 2016 Format: ARC E-Book (Netgalley) Genre: Mystery, Crime, Suspense Rating: Goodreads Profile *Disclaimer: I received this ARC in return for an honest review. A huge thank you to Bookouture and Netgalley for this ARC.* Hard-ass detective runs own investigation Her eyes are wide open. Her lips parted as if to speak. … Continue reading The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza

The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh

First published: 1973 2015 Popsugar RC Category: Based on a True Story My Star Rating: BLUF: Good for those who like to know the background of all players and enjoy true crime that reads like a novel. Plot: The Onion Field is a nonfiction account of the kidnappings of Officers Ian Campbell and Karl Hettinger … Continue reading The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh

Dark Murder by Helen Durrant

First published: November 6th, 2015 My Star Rating: BLUF: Good start to a new series. This book emphasizes character development and the development of the team, but worry not – the murder and mystery mixes well. ***I was provided a copy of this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review*** Plot: Dark Murder … Continue reading Dark Murder by Helen Durrant

Witches Protection Program by Michael Phillip Cash

First Published: May 14, 2015 2015 Popsugar RC Category: Book with Magic My Star Rating: BLUF: Cute, quick read – great for those who enjoy a little supernatural mixed into their mystery stories. **I was provided a copy of this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review** Plot: The Witches Protection Program is … Continue reading Witches Protection Program by Michael Phillip Cash

Lost Girls (D.I. Kim Stone, #3) by Angela Marsons

First published: November 6th, 2015 My Star Rating: BLUF: If you can get past rough main character, pick this one up. **I was provided a copy of this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review** After reading the description of this book, I had to read it. Series: This book is third in … Continue reading Lost Girls (D.I. Kim Stone, #3) by Angela Marsons

Back of Beyond (Cody Hoyt, #1) by C.J. Box

First Published: August, 22nd, 2011 My Star Rating: BLUF: I really enjoyed certain aspects of this book, but, as a whole, the book didn’t do much for me. Back of Beyond is the first in the Cody Hoyt series. Cody Hoyt is your typical, angry lone wolf who doesn’t play well with others. I’ve been … Continue reading Back of Beyond (Cody Hoyt, #1) by C.J. Box

Dead List (Calladine & Batliss, #3) by Helen Durrant

First published: September 12th, 2015 2015 Popsugar RC Category: Book You Can Finish in a Day My Star Rating: BLUF: Good for those who enjoy a focus on the relationships in their murder mysteries. (Can be read as a standalone.) **I was provided a copy of this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest … Continue reading Dead List (Calladine & Batliss, #3) by Helen Durrant

The Black Echo (Harry Bosch, #1) by Michael Connelly

First published: January 21st, 1992 2015 Popsugar RC Category: Popular Author's First Book My Star Rating: BLUF: Stereotypical detective story. In hindsight… I’m not sure if it’s funny, or sad, but little more than a month later, I am having problems remembering what I enjoyed about this book. The Black Echo follows detective Harry Bosch, … Continue reading The Black Echo (Harry Bosch, #1) by Michael Connelly

The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert Galbraith

First Published: April 18th, 2013 My Star Rating: BLUF: More writing than action. Good story, good writing, but unsatisfying ending. The Cuckoo’s Calling revolves around recently heartbroken Cormoran Strike. Down on his luck, and his funds, he is less than thrilled when the temp agency sends him a new, wannabe P.I. receptionist, Robin Ellacot. Lucky … Continue reading The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert Galbraith

Shakespeare’s Christmas (Lily Bard, #3) by Charlaine Harris

First Published: October 15th, 1998 2015 Popsugar RC Category: Book Set During Christmas (Or Other Similar Holiday) My Star Rating: BLUF: Don’t start the series with this book. In hindsight… This is the first Shakespeare book I read in the series due to it fitting a reading challenge I was participating in. I wouldn’t advise … Continue reading Shakespeare’s Christmas (Lily Bard, #3) by Charlaine Harris