#BookReview: All Those Lies (DI Tracy Collier Book 1), Emmy Ellis

Title and Author: All Those Lies (DI Tracy Collier Book 1) by Emmy Ellis
Genre: Hard-boiled Mystery
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Source: Amazon

Detective Inspector Tracy Collier has dreadful memories of her younger self, locked away in the recesses of her mind. She has blocked it out, to transform herself into a successful and confident hardcore DI, as a result.

The latest callout, a body hanging from rafters in a barn, gutted and innards on display. The modus operandi, similar to a discovery of the previous week, setting the scene of a serial killer at work.

The detail of a very well written plot in “All Those Lies”, by author Emmy Ellis, pulls the reader into a tale of gruesome murders, intrigue and heartbreak. It is a Hard-boiled Mystery in which DI Tracy Collier is compelled to face, and slay the demons of her childhood. Lies forced in her past will now follow Tracy into her future, but at least she doesn’t have to constantly wonder, live in fear, and look over her shoulder anymore.

Brilliantly written, I really enjoyed reading “All Those Lies” by Emmy Ellis, and highly recommend this book. I have just acquainted myself with DI Bethany Smith, another Series by Emmy Ellis, and is positively hooked on this author.

Do check out Emmy’s profile on Amazon and Goodreads for more of her fabulous work.

“All Those Lies” receives a 5 Star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating from BookCRITICO!

Reviewer: Luculle Stols

What did you read this weekend?

Did you have a great bookish weekend so far? Devoured a book or two? There are still a couple of hours left to get lost in your favourite story! Grab a fantasy, mystery, suspense, crime fiction, romance, paranormal or any of the other exciting genres out there that tickles your fancy! Pour a cup of something smooth, relax and read on ☕️🍷📚! Bookish greetings!

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I recently had the pleasure of reading an ARC of this fabulous novel by H A Dawson! Fantastic!

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#BookReview: Crow’s Landing (Virgil Cain Mystery Book 2) by Brad Smith

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Crow’s Landing (Virgil Cain Mystery Book 2)

by Brad Smith

BUY NOW FROM – Amazon

Genre: Mystery
Page Count: 419
Source: Amazon Purchase
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

 

 

Mystery genre fan, I bought, Crow’s Landing (Virgil Cain Mystery, Book 2), by Brad Smith, on Amazon, and read and reviewed the book voluntarily. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Red Means Run (Virgil Cain Mystery Book 1), has yet to make it onto my bookshelf, with this said, it did not matter when reading Book 2 in the series first, as it read well as a standalone.

Now, a bit about Brad Smith and Crow’s Landing below, then read on to see what I thought about this intriguing read.

Author Bio

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABrad Smith was born and raised in the railroad hamlet of Canfield, in southern Ontario. After high school, he worked for the signal department of the Canadian National Railway for three years, and then on a rail project in South Africa for a year. Upon returning from Africa, Smith worked all over the place – Alberta, British Columbia, Texas – at a variety of jobs. Farmer, signalman, insulator, truck driver, bartender, schoolteacher, maintenance mechanic, roofer, and so on. He became a carpenter and built custom homes in Canada. He still works as a carpenter when not writing. He now lives in a ninety-year-old farmhouse near the north shore of Lake Erie, where he writes, fishes, golfs and restores old cars. (Author Bio provided by Amazon)

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About the Book

JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES VIRGIL CAIN GETS TANGLED UP IN AN OLD CRIME SURFACING FROM THE WATERS OF THE HUDSON RIVER IN THIS SECOND NOVEL IN A SERIES FROM BRAD SMITH.

For Virgil Cain, a day of fishing on the Hudson River yields more than he bargained for when, while pulling up anchor, he hooks on to a mysterious steel cylinder.

As word of Virgil’s strange catch spreads around the local marina, it draws the attention of a crooked city cop, who seizes both the cylinder and Virgil’s boat. Soon, an old drug deal gone sour surfaces, and to get to the bottom of it—and to get his boat back—Virgil teams up with a captivating single mom, Dusty, who knows far too much about the cylinder and the pure cocaine it contains.

The landscape is soon cluttered with the dealer who claims ownership of the cylinder, his murderous sidekick, and a wild card in the form of a crazy Russian cowboy. Virgil and Dusty find themselves trapped in the middle and desperate for a way out… (Book blurb by Amazon)

BookCRITICO Book Review

Mystery and intrigue, Virgil Cain, hooks a mysterious cylinder while out fishing, and shortly after loses his boat and mystery find to a man in a dark blue SUV, claiming to be a cop. Virgil bought the sixty-year-old cedar strip for fifty dollars and lovingly restored the boat. Now it’s gone and he has no idea where the so-called cop took his boat. He heads into the city the next day, in search of his boat. With some interesting plot twists, Dusty enters the scene. Strong, assured and beautiful in a different way. Virgil and Dusty hook up, she appears to be linked to the cylinder in a way.

The reader is entertained by an assortment of characters, from Virgil an innocent, farmer, to a crooked cop, a beautiful ex-con and fearless drug dealers.

I really enjoyed reading Crow’s Landing, the mystery and intrigue kept me entertained throughout. The character of Virgil Cain was appealing. In my mind, I pictured him as the “Clint Eastwood” type. Hats off to Dusty who paid the price for being with the wrong crowd, but worked very hard as a single mom and ex-con to straighten out her life and provide best for her young son. Her strong, confident and daring but feminine character made her someone to admire. I particularly enjoyed the scene where she shot her ex-lover’s boat full of holes with a semi-automatic. I didn’t care much for the crooked cop and drug dealers, including the weird Russian, karma works in mysterious ways.

The only way to find out what happened to Virgil’s boat and the mysterious cylinder is to get yourself a copy of Crow’s Landing, by Brad Smith. If you favour mystery and suspense, I highly recommend Crow’s Landing. You will not be disappointed.

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