Tag Archive: mystery

BOOK REVIEW: THE DEAD LIST BY JENNIFER L ARMENTROUT

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BOOK: The  Dead List  AUTHOR: Jennifer L Armentrout GENRE: Mystery/Thriller, YA FORMAT: e-book (epub) RATING :         Romance/Chemistry: 3/5 Thrill: 4/5 Action: 4/5 Pace: 4/5 Uniqueness: 2/5 COVER:     (Psst…..Which cover do you like the most?… Continue reading

Review: Journey Under the Midnight Sun

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When a man is found murdered in an abandoned building in Osaka in 1973, unflappable detective Sasagaki is assigned to the case. He begins to piece together the connection of two young people who are inextricably linked to the crime; the dark, taciturn son of the victim and the unexpectedly captivating daughter of the main suspect. Over the next twenty years we follow their lives as Sasagaki pursues the case – which remains unsolved – to the point of obsession

Book Review : The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer (Ruby Iyer #1)by Laxmi Hariharan

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When her best friend is kidnapped, Ruby will stop at nothing to rescue him. Criminals run the streets of Bombay. Jam-packed with the worst degenerates. The city is a shell of the pride and joy it used to be.
Ruby knows something must be done, but it isn’t until her best friend is kidnapped by the despotic Dr. Braganza that she knows that she and she alone must save city, save her best friend, save the world from total destruction. Armed only with with Vikram, a cop-turned-rogue they are about to embark on a road they may never return from. (official synopsis)

Book Review : Liars Inc.by Paula Stokes

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Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer. Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? (official synopsis)

Book Review: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

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Eve Dennett was enjoying a quiet evening to herself when she gets the phone call that changed her life. Her daughter, Mia Dennett was missing. Months later though the officers were able to find Mia, the girl they found was far from Eve’s daughter. The girl they found was just a framework with no recollection of the days gone by, lacking the persona and life that once defined Mia Dennett. What had happened to her that made her so scared that even the sound of kettle would make her quiver and worst she says her name is chloe.

Book Review: The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die by Marnie Riches

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When a bomb explodes at the University of Amsterdam, aspiring criminologist Georgina McKenzie is asked by the police to help flush out the killer.But the bomb is part of a much bigger, more sinister plot that will have the entire city quaking in fear. And the killer has a very special part for George to play…(official synopsis)

Book Review: Romantic Bouncers by Ram Vignesh

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A place in the Indian cricket team – a dream for millions of teenagers. Rabin was one amongst them. He has passion and talent, but the odds aren’t always in his favour. The loss of loved ones and constant discouragements thwart him.Meanwhile, danger looms in the form of the most notorious drug cartel in Kolkata run by a vicious Hoariest Bung. A tale of desire and despair – the struggle of a cricketer behind the glamour of playing the game for a cricket crazed nation.(official synopsis)

Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? (official synopsis)

Book Review : No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark

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” Little Lizzie Borden” that was the name given to her by the media and the public when she was tried for murdering her mother and step-father and the house she lived in was a place for ghost stories but years later when she has put her past behind and even the name, her husband buys the very same house for her as a birthday gift. Now she is standing in the very room where she shot her mother and step-father not knowing how to escape from there without having to reveal her past . If this dilemma could not have torn her apart, the murders piling up definitely does

Book review: Heavenly Vision by Koos Verkaik

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Ages ago a ship mysteriously disappeared along the shores of cape of hope and the only survivor claims that it was an aftereffect of opening a mysterious power box and now at a science conference years later, the box appears starting a frenzy that the apocalypse is near. The power would annihilate everything in its path. The threat intensifies after the scientist who brought the power box disappears. SO is the world finally coming to an end?

Book Review: .40 Cal Sayulita by Marcus Schantz

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He never thought that a trip to Mexico with his girlfriend would turn out to be one of the most dangerous trips of his life. So much that his life is hanging by a thread and he is forced to pick up weapons to protect himself and his girlfriend’s life

Book Review: Chances Choices Changes Death by Connie Knight

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A quaint little town is startled by the murder of one of their daughters. Myra Cade was a gentle soul, single mother taking care of both her father and her son but lives of many are about to change as she is found dead and her body is discovered discarded.

Book Review: Chemical Attraction by Christina Thompson

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Madeline Pierce stumbles upon an illegal activity in her company and caught up in the middle, she seeks help from FBI but what she got in return was more than she could handle. Joseph Roberts had been popular for two things, his efficiency with woman and solving the trickiest of the cases but when circumstances force him to work with Madeline, his proficiency in both the field seems to be on a threat. At one end is a case that is unlike anything he has dealt before and a woman who is nothing like he had seen before.

Book Review : Haunted Love by Jessica Frances

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Thea was murdered and it would have been another case of a serial killer victim drowned under the cold case files had not she returned back as a ghost, visible only to one person, The detective in charge of her case. For Aiden, the detective it would have been another murder case had not the victim herself returned from the dead and followed him everywhere forcing him to find her murderer. What follows is a tug of war between sanity, romance and realty and a relationship that crosses all boundaries.

Book Review: The Murderer’s Smile by Kevin D’Onofrio

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He had everything. A loving family. A successful career. Money, fame, followers, in fact so much that there were billboards all around the country that proclaimed him to be “The most trusted man”. All that until he was arrested for the murder of his pregnant wife and son. How did the most trusted man and popular News Anchor went on to become “The Death Anchor” ? and most importantly. Did he really kill his wife?

Book Review: Constricted (Flawed #1.1) by Becca J. Campbell

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A short novella of the series flawless and elongating on the first book of the series, Empath, Constricted is the version of Logan where he is in turmoil over his feelings for Jade and trying to cope with his secrets

Book Review: Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1) by Aimee Carter

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This is a new World where you are judged based on your performance in a test. Depending upon the scores of the test, you are judged to be either worthy for the society or not. Worst is that you are to live with the score of this test etched on you for the rest of your lives but what if one person stands to fight against this system that values the scores more than the person it is etched on?

Book Review: Paper Towns by John Green

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Quentin Jacobsen has been obsessed with Margo Roth Spiegelman ever since they were kids. But in the general hierarchy of high school life, Margo is the reigning queen while Quentin is probably so out of her league that his status would be even far from the grass that grows outside the gates of this kingdom. But one night was all that took to change their relationship and in turn their life

Book review: Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1) by Richelle Mead

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Set in the futuristic world, where Gods have been abandoned and nobody worships Gods except for their country, there are mysterious deaths cropping up which shows evidence of supernatural powers but a world which refuses to admit the existence of Gods or supernatural power, how does one explain the mysterious deaths happening. Set to find out the truth are two people who hate each other after an unprecedented rendezvous

Book Review: The Legacy of Fear: Horror at the Lake (A Vampire Tale) (Book 1) by Vanessa A. Ryan

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Her grandfather’s death had always been a haunting mystery for her and she had tried for ages to find the answers with no apparent success and now she has an opportunity in form of her grandfather’s mansion that has been recently entrusted to her. She takes on the job of finding about the mysteries surrounding her grandfather’s death and what led him to steal artifacts that tracks back to Egyptian civilization

Book Review : Skeletal by Katherine Hayton

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On a construction site, couple of workers stumble upon a body. Well not exactly a body but the remains of it after being buried and left for 10 years to find. Meet Daina Harrow. What follows is a coroner’s trial to find out what happened to her and who exactly Daina Harrow was.

Book Review: Outsider (Flawed#2) by Becca J. Campbell

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As long as Josh can remember, everybody around him had some kind of supernatural powers whether its his siblings or friends and being a normal person without any powers had only made him more withdrawn, shy, uncomfortable and less important. While toiling with this emotion, something drastic threatens to change his life forever. Its then Josh learns the true meaning of the phrase “careful what you wish for”.

Book Review: Trust Me, I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer

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Learnt from the best, her father itself, Julep Dupree is a master in the art of conning and her tricks are not something that can be left unnoticed but she is put to the ultimate test when she has to use all the skills she has ever learnt to find her missing father, and piece together the clues he has left behind to find him before its too late.

TV review: How to get away with Murder

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Four ambitious law students are caught up in a troublesome situation involving a murder and now they have to use every skills they have learnt , working and learning under a criminal professor to get away with the murder

Book Review: The Cemetery Paintings (Detective Byone Series #3)by Ricardo Fleshman

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The third book in the Detective Byone Series, The cemetery paintings is a finale where the characters from the previous books visits trying to tie up the loose end in the garb of a new wicked and interesting plots that forces Byone and his friends to face death and a returning enemy,Alexis Beaureparie

Book Review: Minutes Before Sunset (The Timely Death Trilogy, #1) by Shannon A. Thompson

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There is a whole new world out there. One of shades and Light. Both of them at a constant war against each other to obtain power and dominance . Mixed into this age old feud is a prophecy that is threatening the life of two youngsters. One forced to live with the fact that his death is imminent and unavoidable for the sake of the future of his clan and another unaware of the fact that her life is a major turning point in the outcome of this battle

Book Review: The Devil’s Serum (Detective Byone Series #2)by Ricardo Fleshman

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Byone was a successful cop until a fatal attack forced him to leave the job making him lead the life of a small scale detective now. But just when things had started to heal, the person responsible for the attack is back in his life . Will the past overshadow the goodness of the present?

Book Review: Beware the Wild

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The swamps are the protagonist of many horror stories around Sticks, a small place in Louisiana. The residents dread it and advice to stay away from it but Sterling cannot do that anymore. Her brother Phin has been taken by the swamps and she will go to any lengths required to bring him back before its too late..

Book Review: How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kristen Miller

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Flick has survived and excelled living in the streets with his trusted skills in pick pocketing and facing troubles head on but now he has an opportunity in front of him. To go back to school. But Mandel Academy is no ordinary school. It is where you are taught to learn the skills required to excel in the world of crime without breaking a sweat. But in life there are no free lunches.

Book Review : The Dying Dance (Detective Byone Series #1)by Ricardo M Fleshman

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A retired Detective turned private investigator Byone is approached by a wealthy housewife to look into the death of her husband. what follows is a journey into the hidden worlds unleashing secrets that he never have confronted before.

Book: Business Doctors by Sameer Kamat

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A business that is going down and a team of efficient professionals that is brought in to salvage the dooming business but only the business is not your usual deal, its an empire run by gangsters and there is no option for a failed business proposal and the solution are not the ones that can be rectified by couple of presentation slides or pie charts. Its a bullet for every failed attempt.Business doctors by Sameer Kamat is a funny tale of management consultant helping a gangster to improve his business

Book Review: The Bergamese Sect by Alastair Gunn

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A mail that threatens to uncover the greatest mystery of all time put lives of many into a spiral. The mystery seems to have the potential to wreck havoc and to prevent that from happening, all the national agencies are fighting it out with nails and teeth to hunt the mysterious man who has sent the mail but in this race lives of many gets revelations that they have been looking for the whole life

Book Review: The Blood Gospel by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell

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After an earthquake in Masda, the earth has opened up secrets of the pasts in bits and parts which starts a journey involving an archaeologist, a priest and a soldier on a dangerous path that ends up revealing secrets far more superior from the comprehension of this world and bringing bible alive like never before.

Book Review: BlackBird by Anna Carrey

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  Book: BlackBird Author : Anna Carey Plot: Los Angles. A girl wakes up on a rail track with no memory. Not even aware of who she is and her background or the… Continue reading

Book review : Night Film by Marisha Pessl

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  Book : Night Film Author: Marisha Pessl Plot : Stanislas cordova is one of the most popular at the same time enigmatic figure in hollywood. while a part of society dreads his… Continue reading

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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  Book : Gone Girl Author: Gillian Flynn   Plot : Nick finds out on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary that his wife has gone missing and what follows is revelations of… Continue reading

Book Review: The Chosen One by Sam Bourne

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  Book : The Chosen One Author : Sam Bourne Plot : A President who has just sworn into his office and even before he gets comfortable in his new seat, a threat… Continue reading

Book review: Kill Shot (Mitch Rapp #3) by Vince Flynn

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  Book : Kill Shot (Mitch rapp #3) Author : Vince Flynn Rating : 3/5 Plot : An assassin without fear or consciousness now finds himself at the end of betrayal and he… Continue reading

Book review: The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

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 Book: The Phantom of the Opera Author: Gaston Leroux Plot: The Paris Opera House has a haunting patron to it, A ghost, A phantom,who seems to be in the nightmares of every single… Continue reading

Book Review : The Treasure of Kafur

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  Book: The Treasure of Kafur Author : Aroon Raman Plot: In the core of India’s History lies the greatest mystery in form of Malik Kafur’s treasure but now somebody knows the secret… Continue reading

Book Review : The Dark side of truth by Gary Caruso

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Book: The Dark Side of Truth Author: Gary Caruso Plot: On his 10th birthday, Will Reed’s father is sent to jail for attempted robbery and now after five years of ever changing homes… Continue reading

Movie Review : Now You See Me

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Movie: Now You See Me Plot : Four Street smart magicians come together to form a group called Four Horsemen who pulls off the greatest stunt in history by robbing a bank continent… Continue reading