The suicide of a local drunk in Blackhawk, Iowa, holds very little suprise for the residents of the town. Doctor Lucas Hudson, a local physician, is called up by the police to fill in as coroner and witnesses a true horror when the body of a possible murder victim is found in the dirt of the barn, underneath the original body. Does the body belong to the missing daughter of the local man, Angela, who disappeared 8 years ago? If so, was she murdered by her own father? If not, who could she be? The missing girl has ties to his wife and he finds himself being pulled into the mystery when he finds a ring at the crime scene and is compelled to find out for himself to whom it belongs. With his marriage in tatters, Dr. Hudson begins an obsession that is very dangerous and holds the potential to solve or ruin his entire life.
Sleeping in Eden, by Nicole Baart, is very like Miss Me When I’m Gone: a Novel and In Search of the Rose Notes, by Emily Arsenault- Mysterious, unexplained death and an obsession to solve the crime endangering the hero/heroine who wants to see the investigation to it’s surprising end. Dark secrets are revealed. If you like a good murder mystery, or if you enjoy Arsenault, you will want to buy or download this one and try it out.
Dr. Erin Granger is an archaeologist working on a dig in Israel who gets called in by the Israeli government to help out with a high-priority archaelogical find that has the potential to be very dangerous. The the extent of that danger, however is greater than she ever could have expected. An ancient church order is on a mission to recover an ancient artifact that may have the power to ruin the world, and they can’t do it without her help. Doesn’t sound too bad until she realizes that every supernatural creature seems just as intent on recovering the artifact, which is proclaimed to be the Gospel of Christ, written in his own hand, in his own blood. Suddenly she is thrown into a world of vampires (good and evil), grimwolves, and various other supernatural creatures she once thought the stuff of mythology.
The Blood Gospel, by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell, is a combination of genres that will make readers go wild. The suspense and history of The DaVinci Code meet with the paranormal, bringing vampires and other supernatural creatures into the world of the bible and Christian history, and the secret operations of the Nazis to hoard ancient artifacts and priceless collectibles are sprinkled on the top, just to give it a little flavor. If you love paranormal fiction, intelligent historical novels, archaeology, religious history, or any combination of the above, the Order of the Sanguines Series, of thich The Blood Gospel is the first, is a must-read.
Set in the wilderness of Vermont, Sheriff Ray Lackner has been noticing some very strange happenings. People have disappeared, folks have reported mysterious sightings of wild dogs and a Native American man out in the wilderness, his wife has been acting strange lately, and what first appeared to be a snowmobile accident has actually turned out to be a murder in the middle of a blizzard. Ray and his deputy are set on figuring out just what the hell is happening in the quiet town they call home.
When a corporate cover-up with serious environmental and health implications may somehow be involved in the series of events to follow, which include several deaths and attacks, some involving arrows, and the people of the town are happy to blame Native American gang activity for the crimes around the town, it’s time for the slightly corrupt but truth-seeking Sheriff to pull out the “big guns” and put his life on the line. Luckily a “detective” from Montreal shows up and gives him some much-needed information-but what is his angle, and is he who he says he is? Is he playing the good Sheriff to benefit himself somehow?
This is a novel about the secrets we keep, the violence we are capable of, murder, justice (both legal and otherwise), superstition, the things we know and the things we would prefer NOT to know, and the complexity of human relationships. But to those of you who need a genre category, I would call it a Crime Thriller. Unlike many Crime Thrillers that are out there, this one takes place out in the country, where there really is NO ONE to hear you scream…
If you like Kathy Reichs novels, I think that you should give Peter Anthony Blush a try. The characters are rich and flawed, and you won’t be able to put the book down. I would love to see this one become a movie, and I don’t say that often. Boreal Dreams is available on amazon.com. Check it out!
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Jamie is shocked to learn that her best friend, Gretchen Waters, has died in a fall, but she is even more shocked to learn that Gretchen’s family would like her to put together the pieces of the dead girl’s manuscript so that the book that she was working on when she died could be published post-humously.
When Jamie learns that foul play is suspected in her friend’s death, and she finds out that her best friend was not researching old time country singers, but that she was actually trying to find out the truth about what happened to her mother, who was murdered when she was seven years old, and she may have even discovered who her father might have been…And somewhere in that search, she had likely tipped off someone who wanted very badly for those secrets to stay buried forever.
Strange things start happening around Jamie, making her think that someone wants the manuscript from Jamie VERY BADLY. Despite the threat to her life and that of her unborn baby, Jamie decides to push forward and get Gretchen the justice that she deserved…But can she discover the truth before something terrible happens?
Emily Arsenault is one of the very best mystery authors I’ve ever written. I was introduced to her when I reviewed “In Search of the Rose Notes“, and “Miss Me When I’m Gone” is just as riveting, in fact, I stayed up deep into the night because I just couldn’t put the book down. You are addicted to the books from the beginning and after you finish the book, you sit there in awe and relay the entire book in your head one more time to see how the pieces fit together.
You will like Emily Arsenault if you liked Katherine Webb’s “The Unseen” or Brunonia Barry’s “The Lace Reader”. They are suspense/mysteries that you won’t want to put down, even to sleep. So don’t miss “Miss Me When I’m Gone” if you love mysteries. It’s a must-read.