Friday, November 8, 2013

Flaunting Fiction Friday

Driving Mr. Eva to his various therapy appointments and doctor's appointments has given me some reading time as I sit in various waiting rooms.  I have to tell you about 2 great books I read over the last couple of weeks.  
The first is Patterson's View by Cliff Cardin.  This was a real page turner!  It starts off with a female real estate agent receiving a telephone call warning her to beware of a man with gray hair and rimless glasses wearing a black leather jacket.  The caller says he is a psychic and has seen her and this man in a vision, and that if she sees the man, she should run.  At first she laughs it off, but at the end of the day, as she's leaving her office, the very man described in the phone call meets her at her door, asking her to show him a property in which he is interested!   She would love to make a sale, but the fact that this guy resembles the description the "psychic" gave her is unsettling.
What follows is a chilling, thrilling roller coaster ride for the reader.  Danger, murder, deception--all kinds of delicious suspenseful occurrences--kept me enthralled to the end!  I recommend it to anyone who likes a good murder mystery!

I enjoyed Patterson's View so much that I immediately bought "Diggin' Out a Thorne", also by Cliff Cardin.
This novel begins with U.S. Marshals walking into a Federal judge's office and informing her that the Russian Mafia member whom she just sentenced to prison wants her and her son dead, and she and her son are to be put into the witness protection program immediately; this means leaving everything behind, including their identity, and started new lives elsewhere.  The judge refuses, at first, until she is made to understand that her only son, the 17-year-old quarterback of the local high school football team is in danger also.

Once again, I was unable to put the book down.  The move from Los Angeles to Kentucky is a culture shock to mother and son, and the seriousness of the danger following them becomes clear when one of the U.S. Marshals who helped them escape is found with a bullet in his head--a mob style execution.  The chase is on, and again, murder and mayhem ensue, making for an exciting, suspenseful read!  I recommend this novel also, if you want to be grabbed by an irresistible plot and believable characters.  Click on the highlighted title of either or both books to get more information!

(I was not compensated for the above reviews, and I even purchased the books myself!)



Pat said...

Great reviews! These both sound like interesting reads! I'll have to add them to my list! Thanks!

The Dose of Reality said...

I love a good thriller! I'm putting these on my "to read" list immediately!!

fishducky said...

On your recommendation, I just bought "Patterson's View". If it's as good as you say, I'll be buying the other book soon!!

Stephen Hayes said...

Thanks for pointing out these good reads.

Sue said...

Yikes. These sound like real page-turners. It's not my genre, that's for sure. but the second one's plot appeals to me more than the first, so maybe I'll give it a try.

Hope the hubby is doing well!