Monday, January 20, 2014

Book Review: Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner-- Get Ready to Stay Up All Night

Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner, the seventh in the detective D.D. Warren
series, is a psychological thriller that is a fast-paced and full of twists and turns, with interesting characters and heart-pounding edge of the seat action while keeping her signature formula intact. It is a suspenseful book with a sinister edge to it. This installment from the D.D. Warren series is simply absorbing. If you weren’t a Lisa Gardner fan before you will be now. Each book in this series can stand on its own so feel free to read them out of order, start with this one now :).

In Fear Nothing, Warren suffers from an avulsion fracture when she is taken by surprise by an assailant at a crime scene. She is advised to speak to Dr. Adeline Glen, who is a pain specialist. As she is recovering from her injury, a serial killer is on the loose in the streets of Boston, whose MO bears striking resemblance to Adeline’s own sister. This is a psychological thriller that delves into the concepts of nature vs. nurture.

Gardner does an amazing job of sprinkling the suspicion to multiple parties so you think everyone can be the killer. Gardener also has a propensity for giving the reader chapters from the killer’s point of view, which only further gives clues and throw suspicion to multiple characters.

If you read this I promise you’ll be on the edge of your seat and tired as you stay up all night reading this page turner. You won’t be disappointed. Share your thoughts and reviews on this and other books, movies, and games at

Monday, January 6, 2014

Book Review- Alex: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy

A young woman has been kidnapped and the clock is ticking on her life, but before persistent detective Camille Verhoeven can save her, he has to figure out who she is. We, meanwhile, know exactly where she is: squeezed into a tiny wooden cage, being starved and brutally tortured both physically and psychologically. But why? It's through Verhoeven's investigation that we find our answers. This three-act crime thriller is the second book in what is known overseas as "The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy," but it is the first to be translated from French to English. So obviously that means I read this one with no knowledge of previous books, luckily this seems to be a stand-alone series.
The book takes you on twists and turns and twists again almost to the point of impossibility. Since I don’t want to give any details away I will simply say that I did enjoy the plot and the way the author persistently makes you change your opinion of each character as you learn more about each of them.

There is a random side story with detective Camille probably because this is a trilogy based on the detective and may be linked to the previous novel in the series…or not hard to tell since the first one was in French. But the side story is so separate from the rest of the book its annoying.

I am glad that each book in this trilogy seems to be stand-alone because if these side stories of detective Camillie are supposed to compel me to want to find out more about him the author failed miserably.

This is my first French translation and it has left me hopeful for more. I say read this story you probably will enjoy the ride! Share your thoughts and views on books, movies, and video games at