Rizzoli and Isles #5
Crime, Psychological Suspense
(26 Jan. 2010)
Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles unzips a body bag and gets the fright of her life. The corpse opens its eyes. The woman is rushed to hospital, where she murders a guard and siezes hostages, including a heavily pregnant Detective Jane Rizzoli.
No one knows who this woman is, or what she wants. Only Jane, trapped with the madwoman, can solve the mystery.
As always we get excellent story-telling by this author, in a concise style, with enough red herrings and hints of the truth from real-life cases to keep you wondering – just who was Mr Simian (from the film being made in the story).
The characters behave believably, and the device of having part of the story being told by Holly and part in the 3rd person for the remainder of the action and characters worked very well.
Holly is a believable sociopath – she lacks empathy and emotional attachments and (possibly) also any morals or morality. She uses people clearly, but how far would she go to protect herself is unknown.
proves to be someone unexpected – in true good Agatha Christie style.
Unlucky in Love
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
January 30th 2019
Lucky in Love.
That’s the name of the dating app I picked, hoping to find Mr. Better Than Average so I can hold off planning my future as a cat lady.
I’ve been distracted eyeballing a tall, dark, and handsome Latin hottie who works in the library with me. He is way out of my league, and a woman has needs if you know what I mean.
Finding a man shouldn’t be hard when all I have to do is swipe left or right. It’ll weed out the slimy men who have Bad Date written all over them.
Yeah, I’m learning quickly that I’m rather unlucky in love after all. The men I pick need warning labels, kissing lessons, and a good talking-to about manners.
Should I throw in the towel, or will this series of bad dates be exactly what I need to win Mr. Right?
A millenial love story? Or why dating apps cause havoc.. or provide you with bad dates or with males that are on the app for really good reasons! Beware.
So this a romantic story of finding love in your workplace – which is where most people used to find their partners before apps came along. And how getting to know someone slowly works better than the instant date from an app.
An adult theme about romance and dates with explicit scenes but very much in the milieu/trope.
I thought it quite sweet with some fun aspects, and the bad dates remind me of some that I had when young – the paintballing for me was pot-holing… even when I told him I was claustrophobic he didn’t believe it until I had hysterics deep in the ground! And as he was the pot-holing club leader it proved very embarrassing for him to have to bring up to the surface.. And then there was the Indian guy who insisted on showing me his wool vest and also insisted that all English girls had sex on the first date. I proved him very wrong.. Oh the bad dates we women have all had…
AJ Renee is the author
behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Surviving
Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to
three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida
with her Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in
Psychology while working at the library.
She loves to write
steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing
or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family
or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all
things New Orleans.