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She’d never make it out of here – they were going to kill her

Saturday, December 30th, 2017
Secrets?
Stockholm
Sleuth Series Book 2
by
Christer Tholin
Genre:
Mystery Crime Thriller
 

“Dammit!
She’d made a huge mistake. She’d never make it out of here – they
were going to kill her.”

 

 

In
the crime novella SECRETS?, fledgling private investigator Elin
Bohlander takes on what looks like an easy assignment — at first:
to determine if her client’s boyfriend is having an affair with
another woman. To do this, Elin follows him to a secluded cabin in
the woods, where she soon discovers that what’s actually
transpiring is stranger than anyone thought. Having ventured too far,
she’s stumbled upon a hornet’s nest and put her life at risk. But
it’s too late. Can Elin win the unequal fight against a gang of
brutal child molesters?


 

SECRETS? is the second, standalone
book from Christer Tholin’s 
Stockholm
Sleuth Series
.
In the previous novel VANISHED?, Elin and her colleague Lars solve
their first case together.

 

If you like fast-paced action and
surprising twists and turns, then you will love Christer Tholin’s
sleuth series.

 

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Vanished?
Stockholm
Sleuth Series Book 1
 
“He
could only hope he’d get out of here in one piece.”

 

 


To
come to terms with his recent divorce, Martin, an attorney in Berlin,
plans a peaceful vacation – two weeks in a Swedish summer house
seem to be the solution. It won’t be peaceful, however, and those
two weeks will change his life forever. He takes a liking to Liv, a
Swedish woman whom he meets in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, they
don’t get to have their first date – Liv disappears under
mysterious circumstances. Martin begins his search but soon realizes
he can’t find Liv in a foreign country by himself. He hires two
private investigators, and their discoveries make everything seem
even stranger. 

 

The
complexities in this suspenseful criminal case lead to a hunt across
Sweden. Martin comes close to finding answers, but his search lands
him in very real danger, eventually leading to the first deaths. Soon
he‘s wondering if he can get Liv and himself out of this situation
alive.

 

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The
author grew up in the North of Germany, Schleswig-Holstein. Today, he
lives together with his family in Stockholm, Sweden, where he works
as management consultant.

 


Already
for ages he has been a great fan of crime stories and therefore, had
the desire to write his own crime story with the characters acting in
Sweden. This crime-fiction is now available under the title
“Vanished?”.

 

The
crime novel starts at a slower pace – like Martin’s holidays, but the
tension goes up more and more. It comes to a number of surprising
turns giving new impulses to the story. Apart from that, the lovely
country Sweden is described with the view of a foreigner.

 

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The Dragons of Alsace Farm are loose… Dementia & Alzheimers

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Agnes, an 82-y-o French WWII survivor will teach Noah and Tayte the greatest lessons of their lives:

The strength of tested love.

The promise of new love.

The power of family love.

And the courage each requires.

In need of his own redemption, Noah Carter finally confronts his childhood hero, the once-beloved uncle who betrayed him. Instead of vengeance, he offers forgiveness, also granting Uncle John a most curious request—for Noah to work on the ramshackle farm of Agnes Deveraux Keller, a French WWII survivor with dementia.

Despite all Agnes has lost, she still has much to teach Noah. But the pair’s unique friendship is threatened when Tayte, Agnes’s estranged granddaughter, arrives to claim a woman whose circumstances and abilities are far different from those of the grandmother she once knew.
Items hidden in Agnes’s attic raise painful questions about Tayte’s dead parents, steeling Tayte’s determination to save Agnes, even if it requires her to betray the very woman she came to save, and the secret her proud grandmother has guarded for seventy years.
The issue strains the fragile trust between Tayte and Noah, who now realizes Tayte is fighting her own secrets, her own dragons. Weighed down by past guilt and failures, he feels ill-equipped to help either woman, until he remembers Agnes’s lessons about courage and love. In order to save Agnes, the student must now become the teacher, helping Tayte heal—for Agnes’s sake, and for his.

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Laurie (L.C.) Lewis was born and raised in rural Maryland where she and her husband still reside. She admits to being craft-challenged, particularly lethal with a glue gun, and a lover of sappy movies. The Dragons of Alsace Farm, her eighth published novel, was inspired by a loved one’s struggle with dementia. Her women’s fiction novels include Unspoken (2004) and Awakening Avery (2010), written as Laurie Lewis. Using the pen name L.C. Lewis, she wrote the five volumes of her award-winning FREE MEN and DREAMERS historical fiction series, set against the backdrop of the War of 1812: Dark Sky at Dawn (2007), Twilight’s Last Gleaming (2008), Dawn’s Early Light (2009), Oh, Say Can You See? (2010), and In God is Our Trust, (2011).

She is currently completing a political suspense novel planned for a late spring 2017 release, and in March 2017 she will release a romance novel for Gelato Book’s “Destination Billionaire’s Series.” She loves to hear from readers, and she can be contacted at any of these locations.
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The author provides us with excellent reading, especially if you know or care for a person with dementia. I have one, and many things in this book match what I have seen and done. Still, I was surprised at the insights on how to deal with people with this problem, or how to make them more responsive to your needs. I learned a few things in the pages of this book that I found interesting and it is a great read. The story of forgiveness of oneself is viewed in this story and helps readers find strength beyond their own.
Tate is a lovely woman that doesn’t know what she wants until she re-unites with her grandmother. Her mother had told her, years before, that her grandmother was dead. Agnes is the only person who has made her feel normal and Tate wants to reconnect with her.
Noah, on the other hand, has many ghosts of his own and has finally come to see his uncle, who caused him great sorrow when he was ten years younger. He left home and never looked back. Now he is back and finds his uncle almost on the door of death itself.
Agnes has a farm that needs great care, as much as she and the animal’s do. She forgets things and she loves the new guy who helps her on the farm. Noah see Agnes up close and identifies himself with her. He figures out ways to help her return to the present and be active in her everyday life.
All is well until Noah meets Tate and a collision course is drawn between them and Agnes.
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The Alliance of Isian by Serena Clark a review

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The Alliance of Isian by Serena Clark book 2 ***** stars

I was asked to do a review for The Alliance of Isian and I wondered if I would like it. I was hooked from the first chapter and love it. I enjoyed the plot, the characters and the romance. It has so many good things going that I went Ahhh when I finished it. I enjoyed it better than the first book in the series, which is good. You will find secrets, magic, love, courage, betrayals and death in this volume. All are orchestrated to give you a well-balanced story with great components.

Alec and Gabrielle marry to give their kingdoms the power they need against a ruthless enemy that will stop at nothing to take away the throne from his brother. Alec’s kingdom is quite different from Gabrielle’s land, so they have to put their differences aside to be an example to each other’s realm. They have to work together or all will be lost in the eminent war at their doorstep.

Sometimes their differences form an abysm between them and between their troops. Alec doesn’t understand magic and prohibits Gabrielle from using it. She feels that instead of learning from each other, her culture is being lost under his culture. Will she ever be able to trust the man who sleeps with her, and that once was her enemy, and that now wants her to take her new kingdom’s culture and forget her own?

This is a great book and a great story.

January Exposure by Sunny Benson

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

ReadersFavorite.com review

Sunny presents a pretty good, fun murder/mystery tale that is a real page-turner. I enjoyed this story from the beginning to the end. This book belongs to the Ellie Craven series. This is a fast paced detective aficionado tale. The book contains everything to make it a fun, interesting read. All of the secrets, murder, broken hearts, and snooping are what make this (more…)