Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Deep Extraction by DiAnn Mills

The story starts with the death of Nathan Moore from an apparent heart attack.  Come to find out he was murdered when someone messes with his pace maker.  Enter FBI Special Agent Tori Templeton.  Not only is she an FBI agent she is a close friend with Sally Moore, the wife of the deceased Nathan Moore.  The "yardman", Cole Jeffers, is called to come to the house by Nathan's son.  Come to find out Cole is on leave from the US Marshalls.  He asks to be reinstated and attached to the task force that is investigating the death of Nathan Moore. As the story progresses, information comes to light that Nathan wasn't near as nice of person as everyone thought.  Therefore, there are lots of suspects.

Tori is struggling to find the faith of her deceased brother.  She promised him on his death bed that she would go to church.  Cole is a believer and is fighting his attraction to Tori. 

This is the second FBI Task Force Novel.  It is not necessary to read the first book to enjoy and understand this one.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good whodunit.

I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  I was not compensated in anyway.
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Weaver's Needle

Two recovery specialists.
One murder.
A hunt for the Dutchman's Lost Gold Mine becomes a race of survival.

Former Army MP Landry Parker fell into the recovery specialist role quite by accident—to help her ailing father. Now that she’s on her own, she is determined to prove herself and honor her family legacy.

After being shot in the line of duty, former police officer Nickolai Baptiste became a recovery specialist, and he’s good at his job—maybe even the best.
A potential client pits Landry and Nickolai against one another to find the Dutchman’s Lost Gold Mine map that was stolen from her murdered husband, and the potential payday is too enticing to pass up. The trail takes them from New Orleans to Weaver’s Needle in Arizona where legend claims the mine is hidden. Landry and Nickolai are no strangers to adventure, but the unlikely partners quickly discover there’s someone after the treasure and there are those who want to ensure the lost mine in Arizona’s Superstition Mountain stays lost forever.

Can Landry and Nickolai work together despite their distrust of each other to save the legend before more innocent lives are lost? Will they find the real treasure isn’t the gold, but something more valuable. . .true love and understanding?

Robin Caroll has written another award winning book.  It started out a little slow but picked up as it went along.  The Dutchman's lost gold mine has been written about for years and many people have gone looking for the gold.  This book tells the tale of greed leading to murder.  Then murder attempts on the heroine and hero.  You'll have to read the book to see if they find the gold mine.   I highly recommend you read the book.

I was given Weaver's Needle by Netgalley for a honest review.  I was not compensated in anyway.

Sweetbriar Cottage

When Noah and Josephine Mitchell discover their divorce was never actually finalized, their lives are turned upside down.

Following his divorce, Noah gave up his dream job, settling at a remote horse ranch in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia, putting much-needed distance between himself and the former love of his life. But then Noah gets a letter from the IRS claiming he and Josephine are still married. When he confronts Josephine for the first time in months, they discover that she missed the final step in filing the paperwork and they are, in fact, still married.

Josephine is no happier about the news than Noah. Maybe the failed marriage—and okay, the botched divorce—was her fault, but her heart was shattered right alongside his, more than he would ever believe. The sooner they put this marriage behind them, the better for both of their sakes.

But when Josephine delivers the final paperwork to his ranch, the two become stranded in his cottage during the worst spring snowstorm in a decade. Being trapped with Josephine is a test of Noah’s endurance. He wrestles with resentment and an unmistakable pull to his wife—still beautiful, still brave, and still more intriguing than any woman he’s ever known.

As they find themselves confronted with each other and their shared past, old wounds surface and tempers flare. But when they are forced out into the storm, they must rely on each other in a way they never have before. Josephine finally opens up about her tragic past, and Noah realizes she’s never been loved unconditionally by anyone—including him. Will Noah accept the challenge to pursue Josephine’s heart? And can she finally find the courage to trust Noah?

I'm not sure what to think of this book.  It was nothing like I was expecting.  It was an eye opener about sexual abuse and it's consequences to the victims.  I would suggest that everyone read this book to get a greater understanding and empathy for sex abuse victims.  Only with God's help were the characters able to overcome the trauma.  This is so in real life as well.

I was given this book by Netgalley for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way.