Top Ten Tuesday/ Winter 2022-2023 TBR Blogmas Day 13

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December 13: Books on My Winter 2022-2023 To-Read List Today is a public holiday here and my mum’s birthday, but now that’s talk about some books. I have read so many Chrismas books already that when I finish the Reindeer Readathon TBR, I will be doing a 360 and starting a list of Thrillers I have on my kindle, and I would lie; I’m excited about it.

Goodreads Blurb:

She’s a daughter he didn’t know he had. They meet when she’s 28 and waiting on Death Row. She has but 30 days left until her execution for aggravated murder.

Her case has been appealed to all higher courts. Each one has denied her. There are no appeals left when Michael Gresham comes to her side.

So he does the next best thing: he goes back to the first, the beginning of the case. And he begins looking for the one thing that could possibly save her life. When it begins to look hopeless, Michael Gresham promises he will be there at her execution. He will not allow her to die alone.

30 Days of Justis is the story of a frantic father who happens to be a lawyer. But he is a lawyer without a case when she first contacts him. With gathering speed, the days tick past.

What about Michael Gresham? Is he the lawyer who can save her? Or is he in her life only as the last face she sees before it goes dark?

Goodreads Blurb:

Dr. Julia Fairchild was planning to enjoy a romantic Caribbean holiday with her new flame, Tony. She envisioned days lying on the beach, reading murder mysteries, and doing some scuba diving. Plans changed when he couldn’t join her right away, and she stumbled onto a dead scuba diver. No one else seemed to think that it might not be an accidental death. Julia’s sixth sense told her otherwise. And doctors are really detectives at heart.

Goodreads Blurb:

Olivia is tired of being invisible. But could her resentment lead her to murder?

She lives in the perfect suburban town of Huntwood Valley, where wealthy neighbors build their own dream homes and chauffer their kids to private school and elite activities. However, Olivia’s homelife is much bleaker. She is forced to care for her mentally ill mother and abusive father until he drops dead.

Olivia’s life improves when she becomes a mother and meets three diverse women in the same stage of life. Claire is an intense, full-time lawyer with a nanny. Charlotte is a charmed transplant from Richmond married to a distracted husband. And Beth? Well, she’s perfect. Despite her anxious, erratic personality, Olivia develops meaningful friendships. But Beth is special. She has everything. Olivia sets her sites on her new obsession, determined to make herself invaluable. When her persistence turns to meddling, the friendship sours.

Olivia snaps. She unravels quickly, succumbing to familiar volatile tendencies. When the women become fearful of Olivia and her devious behavior, Olivia doesn’t quit. She persists.

How far will Olivia go to achieve the life she desperately wants?

Goodreads Blurb:

Rafferty’s Rule 26: When in doubt, raise hell and see who complains about the noise.

Rafferty’s taking a vacation in a small Texas town when he gets arrested for a murder he didn’t commit. But someone butchered Cynthia Lawson, and Rafferty was one of the last people to see her alive, so he’s involved, whether he likes it or not.

Faster than you can say, “Five hundred on Texas A&M in the Bowl Game,” Rafferty is up to his ass in shady bookies, crooked doctors, protective ex-lovers and religious fundamentalists.

And although he doesn’t normally pull protection detail, when the scorned wife of the accused killer asks for his help, Rafferty decides to stay a while longer in the boondocks. He’s not convinced the cops have the right guy behind bars and, if they don’t, that means the real killer is still out there.

Besides, the sooner Rafferty gets this whole mess cleared up, the sooner he can get back to his vacation.

Goodreads Blurb:

A kidnapping. A ransom demand. But who is the shadowy figure behind it?

Natalia and her friends are off to Budapest for a wild weekend in celebration of her roommate’s wedding engagement. Wherever Natalia Nicolaeva goes, though, trouble never seems far behind. Things go off the rails very quickly, but does Natalia have it in her to somehow set things right?

Goodreads Blurb:

NO WAY OUT (A Carly See FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 1) is the debut novel in a new series by mystery and suspense author Rylie Dark.

FBI Special Agent Carly See, a star in the elite BAU unit, hides a terrible secret: she can speak with the dead. The murder of her sister, still unsolved, plunged her life into grief and awakened a new power within her. Sometimes messages come from direct contact, other times in dreams. All of it feels like a curse—until Carly realizes she can harness her new skills to solve cases. But her abilities are unreliable, and Carly must use her brilliant mind to complete the puzzle—all while struggling to keep her secret from her colleagues.

In a macabre and bizarre pattern, women who were in grief, recently mourning a loved-one, are turning up murdered themselves. One thing is clear: a serial killer is targeting them, and with local authorities stumped, FBI Special Agent Carly See will have to descend into a world of death to enter the killer’s mind—and save the next victim before it’s too late.

But this killer is diabolical and always one step ahead, and Carly herself, leading the investigation, may not be as safe as she seems. In a game of cat and mouse, it will be a race to the finish as Carly struggles to figure out what these victims have in common—and who is next on his list.

A page-turning thriller packed with twists and turns, secrets, and harrowing surprises you won’t see the CARLY SEE series is a mystery series that will have you on the edge of your seat, endearing you to a brilliant and unique new character and having you turning pages, bleary-eyed, late into the night.

Goodreads Blurb:

In this new series by #1 bestselling—and critically-acclaimed—mystery and suspense author Kate Bold, Camille Grace, a rising star in the FBI’s BAU unit, is dispatched to the one place she vowed to never return: the deep South. A string of murders by a suspected serial killer outside New Orleans forces Camille to face her Creole roots, her tortured past, estranged family—and her buried secrets.

Camille’s frustrations mount as she struggles to connect with her newly-assigned partner and as clues don’t add up. To make matters worse, Camille is haunted by memories of her sister’s disappearance years ago—and this new killer’s victims seem to fit the same description.

Could it be the same killer?

Camille knows she must enter this killer’s twisted mind if she has any hope of stopping him in time.

But will he take her down with him?

Goodreads Blurb:

Two hikers go missing along the Appalachian Trail, leaving only a bloodstained forest behind them, and when another hiker collapses on someone’s porch in New Hampshire, murdered by crossbow, the local police realize they have a serial killer on their hands––and need to call in the FBI.

FBI Agent Tara Mills is young, brilliant and new to the force. With a promising career in front of her, she faces the ultimate test when she is assigned the case. It soon proves to be more challenging than she ever could have imagined––an impossible riddle that leaves even her seasoned partner stumped.

Meanwhile, something about the case stirs a darkness within her––a tortured past that even her long-term boyfriend doesn’t fully understand. As nightmares consume her, she only hopes that her past will not come back to ruin her once again.

As more hikers go missing, and with her job on the line, Tara finds herself on a race against time as she combs through the forest’s trails. Peeling back each layer, she soon realizes that she is up against a true diabolical mastermind. And just when she thinks she has it all figured out, her instincts lead her to the most shocking truth of all.

Goodreads Blurb:

A country under siege.

Nobody can stop it.

Have the terrorists won?

With landmarks being attacked daily, the President makes a controversial decision. As vastly more power is given to FEMA, the American public feel relieved. The media praises the decision. Politicians think they’ve figured it out. Everyone feels safe again.

Then things get worse.

As FEMA enacts more draconian measures, will totalitarianism descend upon the once great nation?

Can Jack Emery stop the madness? Can he survive being on the wrong side of the law?

This time, he’s fighting the Government he’s trying to save.

Goodreads Blurb:

Two years after his fiancé went missing on a business trip to Hollywood, FBI Agent Ethan Charles is ready to move on with his life. But when an unexpected tip on a similar cold case comes his way, his curiosity gets the best of him.
While in Los Angeles searching for clues, evidence of another murder that’s connected to the missing girl comes to light and takes Ethan in a new direction with an unexpected ally.
Since dropping her dream to become a LA cop like her father, Sarah Green hopes to land that one big story that will solve all of her financial problems and get her editors off her back. But when her sister shows her a viral video of a young girl being murdered, she’s not convinced it’s the one. But when it catches the interest of Agent Charles, who is willing to let her shadow him, she realizes helping him just might be the advantage she needs.

Alex

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